Avengers Bingo + Super Heroes Assemble App

Avengers Bingo game

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AvengersUnite #CollectiveBias On May 1, MARVEL’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron will be released in theaters, and we are counting down the days. We have been way into super heroes for a long time, and it isn’t uncommon to […]

Sweet And Sour Sauce Recipe

Homemade sweet and sour sauce being served

The other day I made homemade sweet and sour sauce. Why? Oh, I have a good reason…. If you haven’t figured out that I love food, I have news for you. And while I tend to cook from scratch at home most of the time, there are days when we eat out or have takeout. […]

Kool-Aid Cupcakes With Swirl Frosting

Inside the Kool-Aid cupcakes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PourMoreFun #CollectiveBias It’s cold and grey and dreary in Chicago, and I’m getting a little impatient for summer to arrive. I miss the sunshine, and I feel teased by Mother Nature that I already bought my community pool […]

SNICKERS Popcorn Recipe

Bowl of snickers popcorn

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WhenImHungry #CollectiveBias SNICKERS® are my weakness. They’re my favorite Halloween candy ever. So it’s not a big stretch maybe, but I know you want to know the inspiration for this beyond amazing SNICKERS popcorn recipe, right? Of course […]

Homemade Chocolate Lip Balm

Homemade chocolate lip balm in containers

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NaturalGoodness #CollectiveBias Last Tuesday, I was at the wee ones’ school for a parent meeting. Mister Man is in fifth grade, and somehow, it’s already time for “that part” of the health curriculum where they talk about kids […]

Stonyfield Organic Protein Smoothies & Greek And Chia

Stonyfield Organic Protein Smoothie flavors

I received coupons to try the products and am being compensated for writing this post as a Stonyfield Ambassador. All opinions remain my own. Growing up, I ate the same breakfast day after day. And I was happy to do it. In fact, I still do today. The wee ones aren’t quite the same, unfortunately. […]

Mudderella Chicago Training

Current training

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Mudderella. I received complimentary admission to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Though I’m a workout kind of girl, I’ve only done two organized races in my entire fitness “career” if you will. But […]

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa and Quick Mole

Delimex taquitos and tamales with homemade mole and roasted tomatillo salsa

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DelimexFiesta #CollectiveBias We just got back in town after a week of spring break on a cruise. Shockingly, we didn’t have much food in our house, but that didn’t stop my family from wanting to chill out watching […]

Aveda Rare Bloom Spring ’15 Collection

Made up with Aveda Rare Blooms Collection

I was invited to a preview of the Saturday Aveda event. I was not asked to write a post or compensated in any way. Growing up, my best friend’s mom worked for Aveda as a chemist. Needless to say, it was always a treat to spend the night at her house and play with the […]

S’mores Bark Chocolate Recipe

S'mores bark recipe is perfect for leftover chocoate

S’mores and I are pretty good friends. As much as I love traditional s’mores, I’ve gotten creative over the years and enjoying them in various forms. I’m a big fan of the s’mores cookie. S’mores cake and s’mores stuffed strawberries pretty much rock my socks. And yes, I’ve even made s’mores pizza. (Oh, just go look […]