Favorite Things, Food, Humor

Here’s To Salad Bars and Armageddon Pudding

When I was growing up, salad bars were the shit. One would think a salad bar wouldn't be a hit with the kiddos but it wasn't the healthy stuff in the salad bar that attracted us. It was the bacon, hard-boiled eggs, cheese, and pudding. Record scratch. Pudding?? Yes, pudding.   Salad bar pudding is… Continue reading Here’s To Salad Bars and Armageddon Pudding

hollywood, california, travel, budget
Humor, Motherhood, Travel

California….On a Kari and Anna Budget

  A few years ago, Anna and I talked about going on a girls trip after she graduated high school. Kind of a Gilmore Girls-ish style getaway before Anna went away to college. I don't¬†remember exactly when we started talking about it but over the past two years, it became less talk and more action.… Continue reading California….On a Kari and Anna Budget

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Dollar Tree, Link Party, Summer

My Top Five Favorite Items at Dollar Tree Right Now

  I have written about Dollar Tree more in my blogging career than I would like to admit. Not that I am ashamed of my 'Tree love, it's just that I am shocked I haven't been put on the payroll yet. It is because of Dollar Tree that I am not in the poorhouse right… Continue reading My Top Five Favorite Items at Dollar Tree Right Now

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Blogging, Giveaway, Sponsored Post

Don’t Trust Your BFF With Just Anyone- Rover.com Giveaway

  Since becoming a doggie owner again, I can tell you that Buddy's care when we aren't with him is so important to us. Ahem, I have become one of "those" dog parents. When we are gone, I want to ask his caretaker to send daily pictures, reports about how he is eating, and his… Continue reading Don’t Trust Your BFF With Just Anyone- Rover.com Giveaway

Chicago, Humor, John Hughes

John Hughes Playlist Because I Have Too Much Time on My Hands

  I don't. Have too much time on my hands, to be clear. But my John Hughes addiction never sleeps. Never. Sleeps.¬†   And yours shouldn't either which is why I am sharing with you something that I have kept secret for a very long time. I have an Apple Music playlist dedicated to songs… Continue reading John Hughes Playlist Because I Have Too Much Time on My Hands

Family, Summer, Travel

What Happens in Vegas Stays In Salt Lake City

Full disclosure: I wrote this title a week before we left to go on vacation. It was a witty title and as you know, those are hard to come by. So I wrote the title, pressed the Save Draft button and off I went to my normal non-blog writing summer life. In fact, I have… Continue reading What Happens in Vegas Stays In Salt Lake City

Amazon, Humor, Parenting

Back to School Necessities for Parents

Back to school is in full swing here as I am sure it is for you, so I am officially "back" to writing here again. Yes, I was writing posts for sponsored content only because the deadlines couldn't be helped. But I am officially back back today! For all of you who are also going… Continue reading Back to School Necessities for Parents