Dear Scott Walker, Learn To Balance Your Budget From Cook County, Illinois

Yes, you heard me. Instead of busting the unions, there is a way to balance your budget without alienating the very people who work for you. When Toni Preckwinkle took office, she had a $487 million dollar deficit. Yep, I think that's more than Wisconsin's as a state. We also have the highest sales tax in the country. Not county -- in the entire United … [Read more...]

Scott Walker, Unions, and Why We Should All Be Worried

UPDATE:  This has passed thorough the committee.  It will now go to both houses. DISCLAIMER: I use to live in Wisconsin. I have family there. I'd love to go back there one day to live. My husband is not union though many of my inlaws are.   And I want to warn you this will be long.  I'd also like to thank Trista Serrano who is the secretary of her … [Read more...]

Blogger, Politicians, and Disclosure

I read a really interesting article in the Chicago Tribune yesterday.  It was about who pays for campaign ads. Now, as a blogger, if I receive a free item or payment for something I write, I must disclose it per the FCC.  That way, people know who sent the item even though I write impartial reviews anyway.  Whatever.  I do it, because I have to.  I happen … [Read more...]

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 […]

Put Your Heart Into It with Meg LaFauve and Kelsey Mann #GoodDinoEvent

If you want to talk to 2 people who love their jobs, you have to talk to Screenwriter Meg LaFauve and Story Supervisor Kelsey Mann. It is pretty amazing what goes into making a movie and talking to Meg LaFauve and Kelsey Mann brings us back to the beginning. They are there from the start […]