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...]

Wordless Wednesday: Minus One Tree

We cut one of the trees down in the front a couple of weeks ago. You couldn't see our house, it was overgrown, and nothing was growing in the front because nothing could get light. Here is the before: Here is the after: 016, originally uploaded by Lisa Family. … [Read more...]

Lands’ End: Way to Grow Campaign and Twitter Party

As you all may know, I love Lands' End products.  They are products I never have to wonder if my kids will somehow wreck.   The only coat my daughter has NOT managed to rip the zipper out of is her Lands End winter coast.  That is why when I heard about the “Way to Grow: Plant a Seed, Make a Difference.” campaign I knew I had to post about it.  As we approach … [Read more...]

Green, Green Grass

Up until recently, we lived next door to an abandoned house.  The prior owners didn't abandon it.  Actually, it was the builder and the bank.  It was terrible.  In the summer, the grass was taller than I am (now granted, I am short -- but still, taller than me).  When we would take the kids for a walk around the block, we would actually have to carry them … [Read more...]

EZ Tofu Press Giveaway!

Calling all my tofu fans!  Firm and extra firm tofu is packed in water to keep it fresh. However, if you don’t remove the water, your tofu can be pretty plain.  By removing this water, the tofu can absorb the flavors of spices, marinade, or other foods. Tofu is often called a wonder food because […]

10 Reasons You Must Watch Jessica Jones #streamteam

I was going to write about what you should be watching today on Thanksgiving.  Instead, I’m going to tell you to binge watch Jessica Jones, because it is my new favorite guilty pleasure.  Jessica Jones is Netflix’s newest series, and it is absolutely amazing. They have done an awesome job with this unlikely superhero.  Here […]

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 […]