Healthier Fried Chicken Recipe For The Picky Eater

Healthier Fried Chicken Recipe For The Picky Eater Most kids love drum sticks! It’s the first piece they dive for when you bring home a bucket of fried chicken. In my house the drum sticks were always saved for the youngest person in the house, which has not changed. Even though Jake is 17, he […]

Jackie And The No Good Very Bad Dentist Day

Jackie and the No Good Very Bad Dentist Day! I have to admit even at my age the dentist can be a little scary. You are wide awake while they use those medieval tools of torture as you pray the shot administered 20 minutes ago does not wear off. I’ve been going to my small […]

Smirnoff Kissed Caramel Vodka makes the perfect Irish Goodbye

Smirnoff Kissed Caramel Vodka makes the perfect Irish Goodbye It doesn’t really matter where you come from; everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! Did you know that it is a tradition, whether you are of Irish decent or not, to duck out of a party, social gathering or date without saying goodbye. Terrible, right? […]

Why Switching My Phone Service Put Me In The Third Ring Of Hell

Why Switching My Phone Service Put Me in the Third Ring Of Hell   I’ve had an analog phone line with the same phone number for 22 years. I know, I know, who has a hard line in their house anymore? Old folks like me, I guess. I simply hate to talk on my cell. […]

The Lakeside Collection Gift Baskets Flash Giveaway!

  Teenage girls are typically pretty easy to shop for at Christmas. The only problem is that everything on their list is from some store at the mall where a plain white t-shirt costs $50.00. So how do you shop for your 16 year old niece on a budget this Christmas? You go to The […]

Jamberry Nail Shields Review And Giveaway!

Every time one of my friends says the words “I’m having a home demonstration party” I cringe. Typically this means I’m going to spend an evening, which could be better served doing laundry and catching up on Scandal, listening to how I can’t live without this $40.00 potato peeler. Needless to say when my friend […]

Holland House Cooking Wine Asian Pork Recipe And Giveaway!

Fall is here, but that doesn’t mean you need to put the grill away. You can enjoy all your favorite summer time grilling recipes year round. With the help of Holland House Cooking Wine you can turn the dullest of meats into a flavor explosion. Holland House has an assortment of flavorful, low sodium cooking […]

Smirnoff Sorbet Light Summer Strawberry and White Peach Cocktail Recipe!

Smirnoff Sorbet Light Summer Strawberry and White Peach are the perfect way to celebrate this Labor Day without worrying about your waist line. Blended with your favorite frozen fruit, you can have a refreshing treat with few calories and no added sugar. Here is a tasty cocktail I whipped up in minutes using Smirnoff Sorbet Light […]

5 Worst Parenting Mistakes You Can Make With Your Teenager!

  Now that most of my friends and I have adult children one would assume that we have fabulous kid free lives. That’s a laugh! Truth is this parenting thing is an ongoing experiment in terror that has no end. My son is about to turn 21, so I have an invisible badge of honor […]

Lithium Cordless Handheld Vacs from BLACK+DECKER Review!

Lithium cordless handheld vacs from Black + Decker All the best parents will tell you that you simply must give your children chores around the house to teach them responsibility. What they don’t tell you is that sometimes the kids make the household chores more difficult than had you just done them yourself. Although Jake […]

Fathers Against Drunk Driving & Breathometer Device Review And Giveaway!

As parents, we never stop worrying about our kids and their safety. When they are little, we are there to pick them up when they fall. We put training wheels on their bikes and make them wear helmets when roller-skating. When they turn the corner and become adults, relinquishing some of that control can be […]

American Blanket Company Loft Luster Blanket Review And Giveaway!

*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. This winter has been brutal! I don’t think I can remember the last time we had a winter this cold here in Chicago, and that is truly saying something. Seem like the entire country is looking forward to “thawing out” this spring. In the mean […]

Skinnygirl Cocktails New Line of Fine Wines

*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. It’s award season, which has always been my favorite time of year. Something about watching the glitz and glamour of the movie and television stars walking the red carpet in the most fashionable frocks makes me smile. Some people have Super Bowl and World Series […]

Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise Holiday Deviled Eggs Recipe!

Parties, Parties, Parties…It seems like the Holidays are all about the parties. Every year I am invited to multiple gatherings for Christmas and every year I have to come up with a special dish to share with everyone. Most parties today consist of everyone bringing a finger food; something to put out that is pretty […]

Aldi Has Everything You Need To Make This Christmas Spectacular!

*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are our own. Christmas cookies, spiral honey hams, turkeys with stuffing…Oh My! A holiday isn’t the same without all the delicious foods that we have grown to equate with the holidays and Aldi has everything you need to make this Christmas spectacular. Every year since I was a […]