Bill and I went to Pinstripes Friday night for a date night. Pinstripes is distinctive dining and entertainment venue that features a bistro with exceptional Italian/American cuisine and wine; bowling and bocce; a year-round outdoor patio and fire pit; and event space/party rooms accommodating 20-600 people. You can easily enjoy lunch or dinner, private … [Read more...]

Dining Out Tips – #NSNation Update – Week 13

A question that I've gotten a lot is how am I eating out and still losing weight.  Now, real life often gets in the way.  I'll be the first to admit that.  You'll find that it's Saturday, you've been running around all day, and its 7 pm and nobody ate.  (That is the exact thing that happened last Saturday to us!).  This is why I love Nutrisystem so much, … [Read more...]

#PlayDohPlayDates Review

I do not know about your kids, but mine always want to have play dates with their friends.  However, how do you keep the kids busy once the play date has begun?  That is where Play-Doh Play-Date comes in. Play-Doh Play-Date is an awesome site that outlines great idea to how to keep your kids (and their friends too) busy.  There are several listed ways to … [Read more...]

Flipflop Wines

As many of you know, Bill and I don't drink a lot of wine.  I would consider us "novice" wine drinkers while I have a sister and 2 sister-in-laws I would consider experts.  We just held Will's birthday party on Saturday, and we had the flipflop wine out for everyone to try. Before I even get to the taste, I have to tell you what I love about the wine right … [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 […]