Let Freedom Ring!

Apple pie, baseball and the Fourth of July: It’s hard for one to think of three more stereotypically American things. Have a Bruce Springsteen album playing in the background and you’d have an Americana overload. The truth is America is […] Read more…

A Night at the Ambassador Hotel in Milwaukee

Disclaimer: I received no compensation for this review and paid for everything myself. I have no connection to the Ambassador Hotel and all opinions are my own. My husband turned 50 last fall and we celebrated by taking a birthday trip to Chicago, […] Read more…

DIY Old Fashioned Cornbread Mix Recipe

Corn Bread Mix

Although in Atlanta now, I moved here from New Orleans. Most of my family still lives there. While known for its fabulous food, some of the absolute best is the simplest.  One of my favorites is red beans and rice. […] Read more…

SUMMER OF HEROES: Guardians of the Galaxy –Mission: BREAKOUT! Opens May 27

Are you planning a trip to Disneyland Resort this summer? The Guardians of the Galaxy have some amazing goodies planned you and your family! Summer 2017 will be adventurous, exciting and … yes! … heroic at Disney California Adventure Park when […] Read more…

Color Run : The Happiest 5k on Earth

Color Run

  In the Spring, when my daughter asked (in her sweetest voice with pleading eyes) if I’d do the Color Run 5k with her, I think I nearly fell over. My first thought was YES! Yes, I will go out and […] Read more…

Hill’s® Science Diet® Youthful Vitality – Your Senior Pet Will Be #AwesomeAsEver

This post is sponsored by Hill’s® Science Diet® and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the new Hill’s® Science Diet® Youthful Vitality pet food for cats and dogs over the age […] Read more…

ENDED: Going In Style and $50 to Get You Started!

Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated and prize is provided by Warner Bros. Pictures but all opinions are my own. Get ready for the grandfather of all heist films.  GOING IN STYLE – In Theaters April 7 Oscar winners Morgan Freeman (“Million […] Read more…

Google Chromecast Audio from Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. I love my music and and I’m thrilled that I can stream my playlists and get amazing […] Read more…

2017 National Park Free Admission Days

Looking for a a great hiking trip or a just a national parks trip for your family?  How about some help keeping a low budget for your trip?  How does free admission to a national park sound?  Hint…the first one […] Read more…

The Latest in 34 Years of Bon Jovi

34 years. I’ve had this thing with Bon Jovi for 34 years. Outside of family, that’s the longest relationship I’ve ever had with any man. I have to credit my brother for the initial discovery, but thank goodness he shared […] Read more…

Banana Pudding Squares

Growing up, my grandma and my mom made the best banana pudding ever! Yes, ever. Their secret was Jell-o Custard like this:  or this: This stuff made the most remarkable banana pudding, but Jell-o doesn’t make it anymore. Boo!  Kraft, […] Read more…

Roasted Bell Peppers Stuffed With Quinoa

Easy Healthy Quinoa Recipe

There will be looks of envy from the meat-eating crowd when you serve this colorful and delicious entree of roasted bell peppers stuffed with quinoa, mushrooms, carrots, spinach, and cashews. For a beautiful presentation, choose a combination of green, red, […] Read more…

Gluten-Free Sugar Cookie Chex Party Mix

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chex®. The opinions and text are all mine. We have a variety of get-togethers at my office that begin in November!  There’s a breakfast, a department lunch, a girls […] Read more…

Chai Snickerdoodle Cookies

Chai Snickerdoodles

I still remember the first time I tried Chai tea. My daughter, a tea fanatic, had a chai tea latte from our local coffee shop and insisted that I taste it. She promised that is was nothing like regular hot […] Read more…

Easy Creamy Creme Brulee

Ask me to tell you what my favorite desserts are and I will most definitely say homemade vanilla ice cream, old fashioned banana pudding,  coconut pound cake, gooey chocolatey brownies and creme brulee. I get creme brulee anytime I can […] Read more…

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