Wordless Wednesday – Day in the Park {LINKY} #ww #wordlesswednesday

Annabella Swinging-1

It was a beautiful day the other day so we headed to the park. I finally got to take pictures of the girls swinging although it was a little bittersweet. Read more about it on Babble: Reflections on Letting Go I loved the way they turned out. I was excited to capture their enthusiasm. I cannot wait for Spring.   For more inspiring photos, check out: The Bonafide Life, Better in Bulk, Shanamama, From Dates to Diapers,  Not Your Momblog, {Read More}

Join the Quaker Heart Health Challenge #NourishWhatCounts

I want to live a healthier life. I need to live a healthier life. I really want to do this for my children and for my own sanity as well. My life is very busy. I work more than full time running my own business. I am raising three children. I volunteer regularly. There is so much going on that a healthy lifestyle seems like a low priority. But it really shouldn’t be. I promised myself that I would do {Read More}

@HeysUSA eSleeve 15.5″ Hardside Notebook Sleeve Review

Heys eSleeve 15.5 Hardside Notebook Sleeve

I have long loved Heys luggage. They symbolize quality, durability and really…the luggage just looks amazing. ABOUT HEYS Creator of the “World’s Lightest Carry-On Luggage,” Heys USA Group is a world leader in travel goods and accessories. Keeping fashion and innovation at the forefront of design, Heys USA Group has developed a global brand portfolio of luxurious collections at affordable prices: Heys, Intus, Britto by Heys USA, Fazzino by Heys, Disney, Travel Concepts, Crown Edition, and Raku. Heys USA Group {Read More}

2 Samsung Focus Flash Windows Phones Give Away with SkinIts & 1 Month of Service

Samsung Focus Flash Windows Phone

Does this sound familiar to you? “Oh my gosh, it’s Valentine’s Day and I don’t have a gift!” Big no-no. Showing up empty handed on Valentine’s Day can have serious consequences. According to a recent survey, *53% of women say they would end a relationship if they didn’t get something for Valentine’s Day. Fortunately for you, Windows Phone is here to help with that last-minute gift! Make sure you survive the day with your relationship intact. The Samsung Focus Flash {Read More}

Hotel Sofitel Chicago Water Tower

Hotel Sofitel Chicago Water Tower

Enjoy a French inspired vacation at the Hotel Sofitel Chicago Water Tower. The building itself is impressive with its 32 floors of prism glass windows contained in a unique-shaped building with a sharp, blade-like edge. The building was designed by French architect Jean-Paul Viguier and has won several awards. The 4-star luxury hotel is located on Chestnut Street, downtown, in the Gold Coast Historic District within walking distance of the Magnificent Mile, Lincoln Park Zoo, The Field Museum and Hancock {Read More}

Microsoft Touch Mouse Review


I like gadgets, so when Microsoft sent me the Microsoft Touch Mouse for Windows 7 to try I was ecstatic. Woohoo…A new toy! The Microsoft Touch Mouse has the look and feel of a well made wireless mouse. It’s finished in sleek black with a smooth curved shape that fits the hand well. The construction feels solid; it doesn’t feel like it’s going to break with a little use. What makes the Touch Mouse different from other mice is that {Read More}

Twitter Party Alert! Superbowl Coke vs. Pepsi #PepsivsCoke #TeamCoke #CBias

Coca-Cola Can

Most of you know that I live in Atlanta, the home of Coca-Cola. I am also a Coca-Cola Mama Bear Ambassador and Diet Coke addict. I am lover of Coca-Cola and all things Coke. So it is only fitting that I represent Coca-Cola on Twitter this Sunday night during the second half of the Superbowl. There will be a Coke versus Pepsi smackdown. You can join in and win some prizes! WHO Hosted by @StacieinAtlanta and @Craftymamaof4 WHAT Superbowl Coke {Read More}

Downy Unstopables™ Super Bowl Commercial & Giveaways #TouchDowny #spon

Downy Unstopables

HAVE YOU HEARD OF UNSTOPABLES? Downy Unstopables™ is an in-wash scent booster that adds a boost of freshness that stays “feisty” until the next wash. This in wash scent booster goes beyond everyday freshness to keep active wear, towels, and other fabrics smelling “wow” right up until the next wash. Now I am a scent lover. I cannot get enough scent in my life. I especially love it on my clothes. My towels, sheets and blankets. UNSTOPABLES go in at {Read More}

Quotes About Love and Life


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Cocoa Krispies Football Treats Recipe – Fun For the Big Game!

Cocoa Krispie Football Rice Treats

This is one of our favorite recipes and it is just perfect for the big game or team parties. COCOA KRISPIES FOOTBALL TREATS INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons butter 1 10-ounce package marshmallows (not flavored) 1/2 cup peanut butter 6 cups Cocoa Rice Krispies® (no knockoff brands) Tube of white frosting (I prefer the Wilton White Cookie Icing)   DIRECTIONS: 1. In a large pan, melt the butter using the lowest heat. 2. Add marshmallows and stir them until they completely melted. {Read More}

Welcome SITS Friends!


In March 2009, I started blogging for myself. I had been a writer most of my life. I had been blogging for years for others. Attending the Blissdom conference gave me that last little push I needed to get my blog going. One of the first places I found when looking for community, was SITS. They used to call themselves The Secret is in the Sauce and I just found that so funny. And true! I jumped right in. I {Read More}

Wordless Wednesday – Pony Rides {LINKY}#ww #wordlesswednesday


I have had this Groupon for pony rides for the kids for almost a year. They have been dying to take lessons so I thought a pony ride would be a good place to start. I really had no idea how much they would love it. Before they ride, they have to brush their pony. She was not at all too sure at first. In fact, she was downright terrified. We thought that she would get right off. But the {Read More}