Marshmallow Popcorn – Big Hero 6 Style

Baymax marshmallow popcorn cups

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BigHero6Release #CollectiveBias We do Movie Night with Mommy (yes, it’s capitalized) on a regular basis. Generally we do it on weekend, where the wee ones choose a movie and I make popcorn for us to munch on while […]

Disney Spa Party Planner

Disney spa party nail polish setup

When I first received my #DisneySide party kit from Disney to host a party, I wasn’t sure what I would do. They sent me plenty of party materials, and as I went through the box, I realized I had the making for a great Disney Spa Party. I shared already all the wonderful Disney party […]

Chocolate Mickey Ears: How To

Adding mickey ears to cupcakes

If you know anything about me, you know that I’m a huge Disneyphile. Not only do I love visiting the parks, but I love the movies, the characters, and the foods I can make at home. I’ve shown my Mickey Ear pretzels before (so fun and so easy to make), and this time around I […]

Granite City Food and Brewery


Tomorrow, another restaurant is officially open for business in Schaumburg, a hub of shopping and dining in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. This will be the 32nd location of Granite City Food and Brewery, the fifth in Illinois, and it’s easy to see why they’re continuing to grow as a chain. I was invited last […]

Pineapple Curd Recipe

Dipping strawberries in pineapple curd

When Challenge Butter sent me some product to try out and use for the Chicago Food Swap last month, I couldn’t wait to try it out. I already told you about the Salted Caramel Sauce recipe I created and shared at the Chicago Food Swap, but I made a second recipe, as well. I created […]

Lenten Recipes: 10 Great Dinner Ideas

10 Great Lenten Recipes

It’s officially – once again – Lent. And though I didn’t realize it was Friday earlier today (thanks to our unexpected day off school yesterday) and ate meat without thinking about it, I do my best to avoid eating meat on Fridays in Lent. While typically that means that fish is on the menu, there […]

40 Days Of Projects

Box of accumulated stuff

Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Traditionally, people have given up things for Lent in sacrifice. Over the past few years, our priest has gently suggested that rather than giving up something, we should do something to better ourselves or the world. That we should prepare our lives to be better, happier, […]

Bathroom Fixes Without A Contractor

Easy bathroom fixes

I am receiving product in exchange for writing this post. That said, all opinions remain my own. We’ve been in our new house for less than a year. Well, it’s new to us, anyway. It was built in 1925, so you can imagine that there are plenty of updates and changes that have happened over […]

Pulled Pork Nachos + Homemade Mayo


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GameTimeGrub #CollectiveBias I love sports. One of the first dates my husband and I went to was a hockey game between our two favorite teams, both of us wearing our respective jerseys (and my team won). I have […]

Homemade Nacho Cheese Sauce – From Scratch

Dipping homemade nacho cheese

When I was in junior high, my best friend Kerri and I would ride the bus home from school every day and do homework at my house. And being 8th and 9th graders (that’s junior high in Minnesota), we were always hungry. And almost every single day, we would make “nachos.” Now, our nachos really […]