Natural Beauty Begins with Good Skin Care Products #shop

Natural Beauty Begins with Good Skin Care Products

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This #WalgreensBeauty shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. I am a skin care junkie. Sitting in my bathroom I have thousands of dollars with of skin care products that are meant to prevent, protect or correct my skin. Luckily for me, I work in dermatology so I get my products comp'd (such a beautiful word) or deeply discounted.I know not everyone has the … Read More>

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Personalized Cards from Cardstore.com

I participated in a Blogger Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Cardstore.com. I received complimentary cards and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. For once in my life I am ahead of the game when it comes to Valentine's Day. Teacher gifts have been chosen, cards for my daughter's classmates will be made this weekend and I even created some personalized cards from Cardstore.com. In the past, I've always purchased my cards from Target or some other big … Read More>

snowshoeing in rocky mountain national park

Snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park

I completely blame this trip on my landlord. Yes, it's 100% his fault. 100% his fault that I had great time snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park. I'm going to digress a bit here, so bear with me. Or skip the next couple paragraphs, whichever you prefer. :) After I moved back to Wichita, I met a boy or a guy, or whatever you want to call him. We both share a love for the outdoors, though his love for it is a bit more extreme than mine. For me, outdoor activities are more fun when the … Read More>

Game Day Snack Ideas cheesy salsa Mrs. T Pierogies

Game Day Snack Ideas with Mrs. T Pierogies

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Millennial Central Consulting for Mrs. T’s Pierogies. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. #MC With more sports games than I can count on TV, including both football and basketball right now, it makes perfect sense to use a sporting event as an excuse to get friends together to enjoy good food and each other's company. And these game day snack ideas come in handy when these … Read More>

Captain Americas Shield

Guess Who Touched Captain America’s Shield

Disclosure: I received an all-expenses paid trip to LA last year to attend the Iron Man 3 premier and had the added bonus of being on set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier where I got to play with Captain America's Shield! No compensation was received for this post and all opinions are my own. It used to be that as soon as a movie was over, I was rushing out of the theater to get to my car. I never stuck around to watch the movie credits. I would watch award shows like the Academy Awards … Read More>

greek yogurt tasteoff

Take the Greek Yogurt Taste Test

Disclosure: I want to thank Yoplait for sponsoring this #Tasteoff, giving me the opportunity to express my honest opinion. Here is a known truth about me that I even wrote on my About Me page....I do not like Greek yogurt. Seriously, I don't. Because it was the "cool" thing to eat, I tried a couple of different brands only to take a few bites and have to choke it down. I can't recall if it was a texture or a tartness thing but all that matters is I was not a fan. With my Greek yogurt … Read More>

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Game Time with DiGiorno Pizza

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. In Wichita there is division when it comes to mens' basketball. There are three major schools in the state and many times, lines are drawn in the sand. But right now, school alliances aside, all eyes are focused on one team in particular (as I type this they are 20-0) and that means everyone gets excited for game … Read More>

Food

slow cooker korean bbq #CampbellsSkilledSaucers

Easy Slow Cooker Meal: Korean BBQ

Disclosure: I created my Korean BBQ Tacos using Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauce as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #CampbellsSkilledSaucers Want to hear something some people find odd? Here … Read More>

gifts from the kitchen at Mariano's #shop

Gifts From The Kitchen: Chili Gift Basket

Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. The … Read More>

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Holiday Entertaining with Mrs. T Pierogies

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Millennial Central Consulting for Mrs. T’s Pierogies. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for … Read More>

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Travel

places to eat in Chicago

Best Places To Eat In Chicago

There are several reasons I moved to Chicago: Michigan Avenue (a girl has to shop), The Cubs (because everyone loves an underdog) and the food scene.  From the my first visit to Chicago many years … Read More>

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How To Beat Summer Brain Drain

Summer time is here and that means parents all over are trying to figure out ways to keep their kids active physically and mentally. I've been guilty of letting my daughter camp out in front of the … Read More>

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Mariano’s Elmhurst Grand Opening

A couple of months ago I told you how ecstatic I was that Mariano's had opened a new store in Hardwood Heights.  Well, can you imagine how much I jumped up and down (and squealed a little) when I … Read More>

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