Giveaway, Humor, Sponsored Post

Where Are They Now? 80’s Movie Edition

To be clear, my rep over at G.H. Cretors had no clue how this post was gonna spin. But I knew exactly how I was going to turn an average giveaway into something more special. Much more special indeed. I was watching Dirty Dancing with Ella the other evening and it got me to thinking:… Continue reading Where Are They Now? 80’s Movie Edition

Childhood, Motherhood, Sponsored Post

Why Radio Flyer Makes Me Misty

  Whenever I hear the name Radio Flyer, I relate it to little red wagons. Oh sure, they make much more than just little red wagons but for me, Radio Flyer will always be synonymous with a wagon. My first little red wagon was given to me by my grandma for my first birthday. I would… Continue reading Why Radio Flyer Makes Me Misty

Chicago, John Hughes, Sponsored Post

Making John Hughes Proud at the Skydeck Chicago Sears Tower

So much to love about this post: Chicago being just so beautifully Chicago, my little family, John Hughes, Ferris Bueller, and Ellie doing us all proud. It's my favorite sponsored post I've ever written because it doesn't feel like a sponsored post.  First published June 14, 2016 Yes, I said Sears Tower. Yes, I realize… Continue reading Making John Hughes Proud at the Skydeck Chicago Sears Tower

Chicago, Christmas, Sponsored Post

Mall Skating Makes Me Actually Loathe Shopping Less. Chicago Premium Outlets Skating Pond

Maybe it's the 14 plus years in retail I have wasted but I, for the most part, cannot stand shopping. Oh, there is some shopping I do like but mall shopping is not usually included in that category. But when you have children, I am afraid you cannot escape it. Because of bright colors, food… Continue reading Mall Skating Makes Me Actually Loathe Shopping Less. Chicago Premium Outlets Skating Pond

Chicago, Giveaway, Sponsored Post

It’s Not THAT Kind of Cruise, Get Your Mind Out of the Gutter- Shoreline Sightseeing Giveaway

Last summer, I was approached by Shoreline Sightseeing if I would be interested in going on one of their river cruises. To which I replied, are you kidding me?? OF COURSE!! Because I love me a cruise. Sail the open seas, limbo until your thighs are Jello and all you can eat shrimp?? WAHOOOO!!! Wait. This isn't that kind of CRUISE??? Oh. OK… Continue reading It’s Not THAT Kind of Cruise, Get Your Mind Out of the Gutter- Shoreline Sightseeing Giveaway

Humor, Menopause, Product Reviews, Sponsored Post

How I Bogarted The Big Cozy Green Chair

*I recently migrated my blog and some of the pictures didn't make the move. So please excuse the words where pictures should be but I don't have the time or energy to find the pictures.  When I find a cool new thing or something that I like, I immediately jump all over it. I felt… Continue reading How I Bogarted The Big Cozy Green Chair