5 Tips for Cleaning Hidden Dirt and Grime

This post brought to you by BISSELL Homecare, Inc.. All opinions are 100% mine. Most people are pretty good at keeping their house clean.  They may have clutter, but their houses aren’t dirty.  Or are they?  Did you know that there are tons of places in your house where dirt and grime are hiding?  Where […]

6 Ways to Get Better Gas Mileage

This post brought to you by Pep Boys and Techron. All opinions are 100% mine. I like to drive.  I drive a lot, headed wherever the open road takes me.  I’m pretty sure I inherited this from my mother, who regularly packed a lunch, and us, into the car and we would head off for […]

Elliptical machine

My Fantastic Fitness Voyage

Elliptical machine

I am making another go with getting fit.  I have said this for a while now, but this time, I’m going to do it.  For reals.  I really don’t know why it’s taking me sooo ling to get back into it.  I can use the excuse that it’s been cold outside, which it has.  Or […]

Oh My It’s Chilly!

We had a few days of really nice Spring weather, and today we are back to the cold and dreary rain.  I am looking forward to Spring – the calendar says it will be here next week, but I have my doubts. I can keep my apartment pretty cozy, but if my feet get cold, […]

Avocado Sugar Skull Tee

An Ode to Avocados

Avocado Sugar Skull Tee

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Avocados from Mexico. All opinions are 100% mine. Oh, avocados, how do I love thee?  I love you in salads like a Cobb.  I adore you in sandwiches like turkey and avocado on a croissant.  You are the main ingredient in my favorite dip […]

Vegetarian Chili Recipe

Vegetarian Chili Recipe

Vegetarian Chili Recipe

I love chili.  I like it in the winter when it's cold and dreary outside.  It's a kind of stick to your ribs meal that leaves you full and satisfied.  Of course, I also like it in summer because I'm weird.  I make this Vegetarian Chili at least once a month.  I load it up […]

New Years Eve Tolerate Fools quote

Celebrate with New Years Quotes

New Years Eve Tolerate Fools quote

New Years Eve is nearly upon us!  Can you believe it?  Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013!  Here's a collection of fun and frisky New Year's quotes.  Some are serious, some are tongue in cheek.  Some are New Year's Specific, while others are more about renewal. Enjoy! 

Made With Love Celebrity Cookbook Giveaway – US/Canada

Have you heard of the Made with Love celebrity cookbook?  It's a fantastic, gorgeous cookbook filled with recipes from your favorite celebrities, including Mario Batali, Martha Stewart, First Lady Barbara Bush, and more.  The best part is that the proceeds go to benefit Meals on Wheels.  How awesome is that? Read my full review here […]

How to print on fabric to make a Christmas sachet

How to Print on Fabric to Make a Christmas Sachet

How to print on fabric to make a Christmas sachet

Have you been looking for a quick gift  for some friends that is totally different?  Everyone needs sachets for their drawers, closets, and chests.  These are especially great, as they’re filled with Moth B Gone, which keeps moths away from your wool items.  These sachets are also special, because we’re going to print our own […]

Ghiradelli gift basket

Ghirardelli Chocolate Gift Basket Giveaway #payitforward

Ghiradelli gift basket

  Mmmm….chocolate!  Who doesn't love chocolate?  And Ghirardelli Chocolate is pretty dang awesome chocolate at that!  I love going to Ghirardelli square in San Francisco, when I get the chance.  It's like a chocolate lovers paradise! About Our Sponsor Incorporated in 1852 and in continuous operation since then, Ghirardelli has the richest heritage of any […]

LightAir Ionflow 50 Signature Air Purifier Revisited

Recently, I had friends over.  When they saw my LightAir Ionflow 50 Signature Air Purifier system, we had a very intriguing and intellectual conversation that went something akin to this: Them:  “What is that?”  Me: “What?” Them, a little louder “What is that?” Me, rolling my eyes: “What is what?”  When I went into the […]

Win a Kindle Fire in this Giveaway

Kindle Fire Giveaway #MDMediaEvents

Win a Kindle Fire in this Giveaway

Once again, a Kindle Fire is one of the hot, must have gifts for Christmas.  Here's a chance to win one!  This Kindle Fire Giveaway is sponsored by SavingStar and brought to you by Madame Deals Media. **Powered by Mommy Needs Her Coffee and Madame Deals**

Are You Thinking About Moving

  I’ve always moved a lot.  It seems that as long as I can remember, the longest we stayed in one area was about 2 years.  I suppose it was the restless spirit that kept us on the move.  The most traumatic of these moves was when we moved to Hawaii.  I was 5 or […]

Tail Towns Friends Facebook Game Review + Giveaway

Do you like to play games?  I do, and I always have.  I loved board games as a child and progressed into computer games.  Computer games have since progressed into online games.  One of the things I really enjoy about   online games is the fact that if I’m in the mood to play a new […]

$100 Lowes or Ikea Gift Card Giveaway US/Can

Hey bloggers!  Are you looking for a new company to work with?  How about you brands?  Wanna connect with some super awesome cream of the crop bloggers?  Well, I've got a solution for you!  Introducing Simply Sassy Media!  Simply Sassy Media was founded by two of the awesomest bloggers around – Stacie from Simply Stacie […]

Open road

Inspiration, where art thou?

Open road

People often ask “Where do you find inspiration?”  Well, I have a confession to make.  My inspiration comes when I’m driving.  It doesn’t matter what I’m trying to work out, if it’s not coming, I hop in the car and go somewhere.  My mom is the same way.  Maybe she made me like this, I’m […]

Freschetta Pizza

Freschetta Pizza – Rally For Real Pizza

Freschetta Pizza

Do you like pizza?  We used to eat a ton of delivery pizza, but then got totally overloaded on it.  Recently, though, I've come back around to pizza.  One of the things I've discovered is that Freschetta frozen pizza is as good – and many times better – than delivery pizza.  Freschetta Pizza is made […]