K’NEX Mighty Makers Home Designer Building Set

Want to build a house? Your budding architect will love this K'nex kit which allows them to build a variety of different house styles, like a colonial, brownstone, and a ranch! The Mighty Maker Home Designers building kit allows kids to flex their engineering skills and build something they see in real life! How cool, right? The Mighty Maker Home Designers … [Read more...]

Vivitar DVR786 Giveaway!

Need a gift for the tween or teen in your life? I know I am searching high and low what to get Madison (my 11 soon to be 12 year old). Vivitar has introduced the DVR786 - a versatile, rugged, and affordable action camera! Perfect for tween or teen on your list! The DVR 786 is available at Wal-Mart just in time for holiday shopping (or for me, birthday … [Read more...]

Behind The Scenes Of The Good Dinosaur #gooddinoevent

As always, I am amazed at how much goes into making a movie. That is why talking to Sharon Calahan, Director of Photography/Lighting, Effects Supervisor Jon Reisch and Sets Supervisor David Munier was so interesting. The Good Dinosaur looks as good as it does, because of these people. Sharon has worked for Pixar for 20 years! For A Good Dinosaur, she … [Read more...]

Learning to Design and Act Like Dinos #GoodDinoEvent

Besides Pixar being amazing, I got to talk to several of the people who worked on The Good Dinosaur. One of the amazing people I got to meet was Harley Jessup. He is a production designer in Pixar’s art department. What always amazes me is the amount of research that goes into these movies. That is why they take 3-5 years to complete. The make sure everything … [Read more...]

Hoorray! A new cooking app in time for the holidays and a $50 Giveaway Too!

Looking for an app that will help you to find and share recipes and connect with other food enthusiasts?  Hoorray is everything you need and more and is available through a free app download on Apple iTunes and the Google App Store. Hoorray was developed to get Americans excited about cooking in their own kitchens, […]

What are your #GameDayTraditions?

Are you ready for some football? I know I am! There are so many ways to get ready for football games. Now, in my house, we are a house divided. For those of you who don’t know, I am from Green Bay, Wisconsin. I currently live in the suburbs of Chicago here in Illinois. Now, […]

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 […]