revelations rx face mask

Create a Home Spa Experience

Thank you to RevelationsRx for sponsoring today's post and for allowing me to try their skincare products. In my quest for a better 2015, I’m doing more things for me. I’ve signed up to run the Bentonville Half Marathon and ride the Dirty Kanza Half Pint this spring. I’m going to bed earlier (before midnight) which has led to actually waking up early enough to workout in the morning. I’m really trying to decrease my stress level by letting things go. One thing I let go a bit too much was … Read More>

alaska vacation

Crossing Another Item off my Bucket List – Alaska

For someone who likes lists, I have never actually written a bucket list. I mean, like most people I have a general idea of things I would like to do in my head, but actually writing it down on paper? That hasn't happened yet. But when I do write the list, visiting Alaska will be on there and then quickly crossed off this summer! In my head (a scary, scary place sometimes...haha), I've always wanted to go to Alaska. I had visions of taking an Alaskan cruise, seeing the Northern Lights and … Read More>

avengers age of ultron

Marvel’s Avengers: The Age of Ultron Trailer

I came to two conclusions tonight. One, I am getting another television. A bigger television. One where I can see the score of the Buckeye game without being 3 feet from the TV. Two, I am seeing The Age of Ultron the day it comes out in the theaters (in case you're wondering, that would be May 1st). My television is so small, that I almost didn't see the new trailer for The Age of Ultra shown during the National Championship game (Go BUCKS)! In fact, my daughter is the one who brought it … Read More>

happiness jar

My Happiness Jar

Happy fucking New Year. Bet you weren't expecting that from me. For one, we're waaay past the New Year. In fact, I haven't seen one New Year's resolution post show up in my Facebook or Bloglovin' feed and my friends who made those silly resolution posts? Most of them are secretly saying how they've fallen off the wagon already.  Second, I don't think I've ever typed the "f" word on my blog, even though I've said it several times during the course of writing blog posts. It's not that I'm above … Read More>

Red Kettle Reason difference

The Meaning of the Red Kettle

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Influence Central for The Salvation Army. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. "You don't have the Christmas spirit." That's what my 5-year old daughter told a friend. I don't recall the exact situation or why she said it, but you know what? She was right, he was definitely lacking something this year.  I couldn't quite figure it out but she did. Five year olds have this weird sixth sense. Santa knows if you've been naughty … Read More>

ditch the flip phone

5 Reasons to Ditch the Flip Phone

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Sprint. I received a sample device to facilitate this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. #SprintMom #Sponsored and #MC  This is an open letter to my dad....and why I think he needs to ditch his flip phone! Dear Dad, I know you refer to your flip phone as an overpriced pocket watch. I've seen you look at it confused, annoyed and even disgusted with it's limited … Read More>

International Delight

Country Music, Coffee and Oatmeal Cream Pies

When I was younger, as in not even old enough to purchase alcohol legally younger, I proclaimed the day I listened to country music and drank coffee would be the day I became old. Well my friends, that day has come. I have SIX country music stations programmed in my Subaru (most are satellite radio stations) and just a few weekends ago, I drank two cups of coffee in one day. Now that I'm old and drinking coffee, I need something equally fitting to eat with it. When I was a kid, and should NOT … Read More>


pumpkin cookies with caramel frosting

Pumpkin Cookies with Caramel Frosting

Fall is my favorite time of the year. While I don't like my days getting shorter, I love seeing the leaves turn different colors, getting to wear my warm sweaters and having most importantly, having … Read More>

easy weeknight meal with manwhich

Easy Weeknight Meals with Manwich

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Manwich for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. In a few short weeks, I'll have about 5 minutes of daylight before I pick my daughter … Read More>

Captain American cookie cake

Captain America Cookie Cake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #HeroesEatMMs My nephew is turning 11 next month. His dad and I have talked … Read More>



his and her backpacks

8 Things I Thought Would Never Happen on Vacation

If you would have told me 5 years ago that my ideal vacation would involve driving 4,000 miles, hiking 60 miles and sleeping in a tent with my boyfriend, I would have questioned your sanity. In fact, … Read More>

cowtown half marathon medal 2014

Cowtown Half Marathon

Sometimes I get really fabulous ideas and usually, they involve entry fees and training, as my +1 has quickly learned. :) I decided that since I turn 40 this year, I wanted to "run" the Pikes Peak … Read More>

snowshoeing gear for beginners

Beginners Guide to Snowshoeing Gear

Last month I spent a weekend snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park. I had so many people ask me questions about preparing for my trip, that I thought I would dedicate a post to it. It may seem … Read More>