Raging Waves Waterpark

Can I tell you how much I love having a waterpark in my backyard? (Ok, not quite in my backyard -- it's an hour away. I'll take an hour drive to Yorkville, IL vs. Wisconsin Dells which takes us close to 5 hours). Raging Waves is 45 acres of pure fun! You literally can spend the entire day at Raging Waves. We found the prices very reasonable. Parking … [Read more...]

Sam’s Club Dare to Compare

This post brought to you by Sam’s Club . The content and opinions expressed below are that of My Thoughts, Ideas, and Ramblings. We are now heading into summer.  Car care is of the utmost importance, since most of us will be driving to many of our summer destinations.  Sam’s Club membership helps you get unbeatable summer deals on everything, … [Read more...]

10 Ways To Get Ready For Summer

Can you believe that Summer is right around the corner? We have had some totally crazy weather this spring here in Chicago. However, my kids have less than 30 days of school left and they will be on summer break! It is hard to believe! This is the time of year that we start getting ready for summer. There are a few things that you can do to help usher the … [Read more...]

Smith Brothers

Spring may be around the corner – it's hard to tell here in Chicago since in the last week we went from 30 to 70 to back to 30 - but cough and cold season often extends into April and beyond.  Building upon the legacy of its brand -  Smith Brothers has introduced a comprehensive wellness regimen—a product line that addresses three … [Read more...]

Help With Asurion

This post was sponsored by Asurion as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. It is hard to believe that I’ll be shopping for Christmas at the end of this week.  (yes, I am one of those crazy black Friday shoppers!).  This is the time of year we buy our loved ones gadgets and […]

Samsung Galaxy Note5 #SprintMom

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Sprint. I received product to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Want the perfect gift for under the tree this holiday season?  The Samsung Galaxy Note5 should definiately be on your list of gifts this […]

Put Your Heart Into It with Meg LaFauve and Kelsey Mann #GoodDinoEvent

If you want to talk to 2 people who love their jobs, you have to talk to Screenwriter Meg LaFauve and Story Supervisor Kelsey Mann. It is pretty amazing what goes into making a movie and talking to Meg LaFauve and Kelsey Mann brings us back to the beginning. They are there from the start […]

Sierra Trading Post

Who doesn’t like saving money?  I know that I love saving a buck or two whenever I can, so I love that  Sierra Trading Post makes it easier to explore by offering incredible savings on the best brands from around the world!  They have developed long-term partnerships with the best brand names in the business and […]