Why I Hate Car Dealerships

Last week, Bill got a phone call on his work cell phone.  It was from a local Dodge dealer or so we thought (it ended up being from, I guess, Chrysler).  They were supposibly looking for my year of a van (2006) with low miles (which I do - only 48,000).  So Bill signed us up to get the van appraised. We went on Saturday night (and because they screwed us … [Read more...]

Is Nutrisystem A Fad Diet? #NSNation Update – Week 12

A comment I got on my posts is actually inspiring this week's Nutrisystem topic (Thanks Lisa!!!). One of the more frustrating things when you are on a weight loss journey is when you hit a plateau or when you see all your Facebook friends losing 10 lbs in a week.  That's where Lisa comes in with her comment of: I have lost 25 also but still have much … [Read more...]

I’m Sick, Your Sick, Everybody is Sick

That's my life in a nutshell.  It started Friday night when Madison left Daddy/Daughter date night after an hour, because she didn't feel good.  (Now, Will had the flu when everybody had snow days).  I was at a 31 show (kinda like a purse party), and by the time I got home, she had thrown up.  No sleep Friday night because well, she threw up all Friday night. … [Read more...]

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...]

Letter From Santa

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Stores. The opinions and text are all mine. It is hard to believe, but it is that time of year again! With Christmas right around the corner, Jewel-Osco wants to help you this time of year even more magical. They are assisting in […]

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, […]