Worst Week Ever

I've been busy, so I've not gotten a chance to post this. However, here we go . . . Our worst week ever start on June 25th. We were heading to Wisconsin for our first camping trip as a family. Everybody was excited. Except for the car. We go to turn on the car and all we heard was "click click click". Now, remember that our other car is a Prius. A … [Read more...]

Backyard Safari Outfitters

I've often written about how Madison is my not-so-girly girl. One of her favorite things is bugs. Yes, bugs. This is a kid who can catch fireflies in her sleep and has even caught a mosquito by its wings! She's petting inchworms and had butterflies land on her. She is the bug whisperer. That being said -- you have to know that she loves to play outside … [Read more...]

5 Natural Mosquito Remedies

My friend Phish wrote up this list of natural mosquito remedies. It's a great list, and if it helps even one person not get bitten this summer, it was worth posting! 1. The blades of a spinning fan is the best way to kill mosquitos. Mosquitos can only fly in still air, and they do this mostly over stagnant water. The wind current of a running fan … [Read more...]

OFF!® Clip-On™ Mosquito Repellent

This post was written for Family Review Network as part of a program by SC Johnson, who also supplied the product for review. If you've ever been to my house, you'd know I have three huge pine trees in front. While they do shade my house, they also attract every bug imaginable. From inside the house, you can often see swarms of mosquitoes outside my living … [Read more...]

Make the holidays feel warmer with SOL ALPACA

Oh, the weather outside is frightful here in Chicago. It feels like we went from barely fall to the deep depths of winter. Depending on where you live here in Illinois determines the amount of snow you got this last weekend. I got several inches, but further north got up to a foot! If you […]

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 definitely 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 […]