A Little Bit of Laughter is Just What You Need

Life is better when you're laughingSometimes I take a look at my life and it floors me. How am I putting up with all the stress? How do I keep up? Looking back on my past week often looks like what’s left over when a tornado goes through. Paperwork everywhere, chaos at every turn, and housework I swear I did but you’d never guess it looking around. Ok, maybe a tornado is a bit much, but it’s definitely a whirlwind of some kind each week.

I stopped to think about it. How do I make it through the week and make it to the finish line of the weekend, even though I often don’t get “weekends”, with a smile on my face?  Continue reading

A Break From the Daily Routine with Double Down Casino

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of DoubleDown Casino for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Do you ever wish you could magically transport to another place to escape the chaos of your everyday life? 

I know I sometimes wish I could be at the beach, soaking up the sun. Maybe out on a fishing boat on a lazy summer day. How about speeding things up and zoom around on a rollercoaster for the afternoon! Continue reading

Food: A Love Story Review

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post.
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It was no sooner than I was telling my husband that I can never find the time to sit down with a good book, then Omaha Steaks contacted me and asked if I would review Jim Gaffigan’s book Food: A Love Story. Well, let’s see, I love to read, I love food, and I may have a bit of a crush on Jim Gaffigan. What can I say, I like funny guys who have similar interests to me.

Now that I’ve had my way with this book it’s time for me to spill it. All the details about this love story, and I think you’re going to like it. Alright, pull up a chair and grab your favorite beverage. This is one relationship you need to hear about. Continue reading

Introducing eCreamery Summer’s Fab 5

eCreamery Fab 5Last month I was invited with several other Omaha bloggers to visit eCreamery during their Tuesday meeting. All I was told was to be there at 10am to eat ice cream, learn about eCreamery and bring home some of the most glorious ice cream I would ever eat in my life, all in exchange for a blog post.

When I agreed to this I had absolutely no idea what was in store for me and the hour long adventure that ensued, so we’ll start at the beginning.  Continue reading

Making Sense of the Mental Clutter

Making Sense of the Mental Clutter

So, it’s been a bit of a crazy past couple of weeks, so, I took about a week off from the blog. Sometimes a vacation is necessary and lucky for me, my boss gave me the okay. (That’s me, I’m the boss.) Now I’m sitting here trying to get in the groove to write some posts and I just can’t find the motivation. It’s crazy. It’s like my body was so excited for this blog vacation that it decided it didn’t want to work any more.

No one ever feels that way right? You never have a hard time getting back to work after a vacation, do you?

Well, fortunately I love what I do and I have a few tricks up my sleeve for getting my blogging mojo back.  Continue reading

How to Make a Delightful Block Letter Decoration

This shop for SunnyD has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone, but please try this great afternoon craft to show off an inspired word from your memories in a delightful way.
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Summer is creeping up fast and one of my favorite memories is drinking SunnyD. When I was out shopping at Sam’s Club I found the 24 packs on rollback for $5.38 so I had to pick some up. Can you believe my kids have never tasted the tangy, citrus amazement that is SunnyD? This is a fun drink I knew they needed to sample. Continue reading

How to Get Kids Excited to Brush Their Teeth

I participated in this sponsored campaign to improve our kids dental care routine on behalf of Firefly® and One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own.How to Get Kids Excited to Brush Their Teeth #ad #brushbattle

I know I’m not the only one who has trouble getting the kids to brush their teeth. If it were their choice, toothpaste wouldn’t touch their tongues. Unfortunately for them (well, maybe fortunately) good oral care is important to us, so they get their two visits to the dentist every year and daily morning and night time teeth brushing. Continue reading