Additions and basements

While on vacation, we made some big decisions about the house. Bill is pretty sure we can't afford to go up (that and we don't want to go into a ton of debt trying to just get the shell and then there isn't enough cash left over to actually finish the thing). We do need the extra space (Will's bedroom is only 9x11 without a closet). However, we have an … [Read more...]

Four Foods On Friday

Woo hoo! Two weeks in a row I remembered to do the Four Foods On Friday. Though, after answering these questions you may think I need some diet pills. Here we go: #1. What’s your favorite potato chip? Do Nacho Cheese Doritos count as a potato chip. Probably not, so I'd have to say I don't really care for potato chips. #2. Do you use butter, … [Read more...]


My sister in law just added a niece to my family yesterday.  She was scheduled for a C-section first thing in the morning (she had to be at the hospital at 5 am).  However, they ended up having to push it back into the afternoon.  Anyway, she had Georgia at 2:48 pm yesterday.  She was 8 lbs. 2 oz. and 20 inches long.  Bill and I are going to go see the baby … [Read more...]

Four Foods On Friday

Okay, I have been slacking.  I keep forgetting to do this meme.  Here are the questions for this week: #1. Bacon. Chewy, crispy or burnt?  Chewy.  Doesn't that sound so yummy? #2. Mayonnaise or miracle whip?  I am a miracle whip girl, but the hubby is a mayonnaise man.  Yes, we have a jar of each  in the house. #3. What green vegetable is used in … [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 […]