Building Your Credit by Using Your Credit Cards

  There are a lot of myths out there about credit, how it works and how to use it responsibly. For example, there are people who truly believe that it is better to never use credit at all. Maybe this is true for some people; particularly those who can afford to simply buy everything they want (including large purchases like homes, cars, and college … [Read more...]

Blankity Blank

Blankity-Blank! Word Game is a totally fun challenging word game.  To begin, you draw a card from the box. On the front of the card is an incomplete word with some letters left blank.  (Like T-I--E-)  You write this pattern on an answer sheet.  Now start the timer and in 3 minutes, how many words can you write down replacing the … [Read more...]

Ross Dress for Less $25 Giftcard Giveaway!

As you all know, I have lost a lot of weight (64 lbs!), so I have to clothes. Since I am still losing weight, I am having to buy new clothes on a semi-regular basis. That can get super expensive. That is why I was excited to be invited to the Grand Opening of Ross in Niles, IL. For me, it was a bit of a drive, but I found out that I had 2 Ross stores a lot … [Read more...]


Take-Out is an exciting numbered dice game that reminds you of the old "shut the box" game but without the big, bulky box. Can you remove all the numbered dice for a score of zero? The game is super easy to play. First, the starting player rolls all 12 dice. The total number of dots on the white dice need to be removed from the red ones. (for example, if … [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 […]