Art and music help make civilization a little more civilized. They also have the power to heal and to restore hope. The arts raise the spirits and fill the heart and soul with joy. There are many ways that caring artists and performers are bringing their own special brand of magic to those who need it the most. All over major cities you can find street pianos … [Read more...]

Thinking happy happy thoughts

NOT! I swear when it rains it pours. I awoke to a huge puddle of water in front of my house this morning.  Now, the temp is -8 with a windchill of -20, so  I definitely should not have had standing water.  I called Bill freaked out and he had me call the village.  I think it is a water main break.  However, nobody bothered to come to my door.  Instead, they … [Read more...]

Countdown To Christmas: Hal and Holly Moose From Build A Bear

Build A Bear has outdone itself this year.  I though they had some of the cutest stuffed animals before this year.  However, with their introduction of Hal and Holly Moose, they have truly outdone themselves.  These have to be the cutest stuffed animals they have.  You can dress them in holiday gear or even street clothes.  You get the book about them for … [Read more...]

Countdown to Christmas: Parking Pal

I recently came across another item that falls along the lines of "why didn't I think of that?". The mom who came up with the Parking Pal, in my opinion, is a genius.  The Parking Pal is a circular magnet with a child size hand print in the center.  When you put it on your car/van/vehicle, you child puts they hand on their, and it keeps them safe while you … [Read more...]

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 […]

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 […]