Happy Future

Happy Future Organic Bath Products

Happy Future is a French based company that is making entrance into the US baby bath market.  Known for their "real organic" products, every aspect of the Happy Future product line is natural and purified, tested for organic compliance and hypoallergenic with no nuts or heavy scents.   Happy Future makes the following commitment to their customers: Contains no sweet almond oil or other nut derivatives No parabens No phenoxyethanol No silicone No petrochemical derivatives No … Read More>


ET’s Hanging With The Stars Sweepstakes

How would you like the chance to walk the red carpet with all of the stars at the Emmy's is gorgeous LA?  Seriously, Entertainment Tonight is giving away a trip for one winner and a guest of their choice which includes airfare, hotel accommodations and so much more!  Not only are they giving away this awesome grand prize but there are also weekly and daily prizes.  How would you like to receive a phone call from Mark Steines or Nancy O'Dell?  Or have your 15 seconds of fame and see your name … Read More>

Mighty Fine

Mighty Fine Opens In Select Theaters May 25

Recently I had the opportunity to attend an online screening of the independent film, Mighty Fine followed by a live chat with two of the actors in the movie, Chazz Palminteri and Jodelle Ferland.  Written and directed by Debbie Goldstein, Mighty Fine is a fictional story yet draws on Debbie's experiences as a child living with an abusive father. The movie is set in the 70's and is centered around the Fine family.  Joe Fine can be charming, charismatic and downright mean.  When things are … Read More>

First Aid Kit

When Mommy’s Kisses Don’t Work Anymore

We're at that stage of toddlerhood when Mommy's kisses don't work anymore.  Just a few months ago whenever my daughter would get an owie all I would have to do was give it a couple of kisses and the tears would go away.  I can't say that I'm 100% upset this stage is ending, after all, there were many times that I had to kiss a stinky foot or dirty hand but it has made me realize my little girl is growing up.  Now that she's quickly approaching three, it seems there are more scrapes and cuts vs. … Read More>


Week 4: Insanity & Shakeology Fitness Challenge – Tips On Eating Out

Last week I went back to my hometown to spend some time with my family.  Typically I only make it back to Iowa 2-3 times per year so that means that one of the things I look forward to is eating at all the restaurants I loved growing up.  There was no way I was going back home and not eating at Taco John's.  Even though the quality of the food has deteriorated a bit since my high school days (or maybe my expectations have increased), I still enjoy supporting my hometown economy. I knew … Read More>

Taco Pizza from Giovanni's

Menu Plan Monday

Last week I intentionally did not create a menu plan.  I left my family (yes, everyone survived, even the dogs) and went to Iowa to spend some time with my parents and brothers.  My husband's cooking abilities are limited to throwing some meat on the grill and baking some asparagus in the oven so I bought simple things that he could make for himself and our daughter.  Have I mentioned her fascination with Suddenly Salad?  That kid LOVES the stuff.  I think she would eat it over chicken tenders … Read More>

Rizzoli and Isles Season 2

Rizzoli and Isles Season 3 Begins June 5th

Last year in my protest of reality television, I set off to find a real television program to watch.  You know, the kind where there are characters, with story lines and actual writers who develop scripts.  Some how I stumbled across Rizzoli and Isles and was instantly drawn to the show.  For one, it's a drama.  I've always been a fan of the bad guys getting caught and that happens frequently in Rizzoli and Isles.  Two, there are two strong female leads - Jane Rizzoli, played by Angie Harmon, is … Read More>