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

Giveaway, Humor, Sponsored Post

Go Roma and Don’t Stay Homa!

Last spring, I was approached by Go Roma to come on down to their cool restaurant and I shared it with you here. You all know me and food, we go way back. So when anyone approaches me with free food? I am alllll in. If this screenplay goes anywhere, they honestly don't even need to… Continue reading Go Roma and Don’t Stay Homa!

Humor, Netflix, Sponsored Post

This Isn’t My First Big Adventure With Pee Wee, Netflix #StreamTeam

I have a secret. Come closer. Closer. A little bit closer. Did anyone see you come in? No? Are you sure? Look both ways? Is no one behind you? Okay good. Ready? Big sigh. My sophomore year in high school at band camp, I was given a nickname by the upperclassmen. ARE YOU SURE NO… Continue reading This Isn’t My First Big Adventure With Pee Wee, Netflix #StreamTeam

Family, Life, Netflix, Sponsored Post

How Netflix is Bringing Back “Thursday Night” #StreamTeam

Years ago, on a network that shall remain nameless, Thursday nights used to be prime television watching at its best. The bomb. The Shizzle. Where it was AT. Then it went down the crapper. I blame this on the invention of Facebook because why not? I remember canceling plans to stay in on Thursday nights… Continue reading How Netflix is Bringing Back “Thursday Night” #StreamTeam

Friends, Life, Sponsored Post

Why I Gave My Sick Friend Flowers in a Snowstorm #ILookToHer

  I am surrounded by some amazing women in my life, near and far. Women whom I look up to, respect and love deeply on many different levels. So when FTD approached me a few weeks ago about their #ILookToHer campaign, I was intrigued. Here was the deal: they wanted me to hand deliver a bouquet of… Continue reading Why I Gave My Sick Friend Flowers in a Snowstorm #ILookToHer

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