New Skin Share The Outdoors Sweepstakes


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of New-Skin for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Boo-boos! With a toddler running around and a carpenter for a husband, we get our fair share of cuts and scrapes in this house. Thankfully New Skin has us covered. Their Liquid Bandage is ideal for […]

Photobooks from Kwik Media by Nero


As a rabid photographer and digital scrapbooker, I appreciate the opportunity to create and preserve family memories. Not only do I scrapbook digitally, but I’m fanatical about storing/backing up photos, printing digital scrapbooks, and providing close family members with photographic gifts. Kwik Media by Nero has created a service that allows users to preserve their […]

Penne with Artichokes


Penne with Artichokes: Ingredients 1 box Barilla whole grain penne 6 oz jar artichoke hearts 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 Tablespoon green onion, chopped 2 Tablespoons Grated Parmesan/Romano cheese blend 5 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided 14 oz canned cherry tomatoes salt and pepper to taste Heatt a medium sized sauté pan over medium-high […]

November Winners

I’ll update this as the month goes on: $200 Visa Gift Card – Christina B. Hershey’s S’mores Tailgating – Susan S. Way Basics Eco Storage – Carolyn K. Sephora Janice C. Tabathia B. Angie L. Karen S. Donna V. Glow Gifts – Karen G. Spell It Out Photos – Corey O. Just Jen Tshirt […]

Lone Orchid Giveaway – Ends 12/5

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Founders Ashlea and Lindy created Lone Orchid out of their passion for both fashion and travel. They are committed to providing clients with style at an affordable price. With Lone Orchid handbags priced between $30 and $125 and jewelry pieces in the Twisted Orchid collection starting at $15, Lone Orchid items make thoughtful, unique gifts […]

YesVideo VHS to DVD Transfer Service Giveaway – Ends 12/2


Hubs and I have been saying for years that we need to get our wedding VHS tape (yep, we’ve been married that long!) transferred to DVD. We have a tradition of watching our wedding video on our anniversary each year, but have failed to do so for the past couple of years since our VHS […]

I’m Happy Today! Inspirational Quotes

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Are you happy today?

Branson Missouri Getaway

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hiltons of Branson for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Fall is here and there’s no better time to experience Branson, Missouri!  Known for their family-friendly fun, Branson is an ideal getaway for you and your family during this time of year.  Hilton Promenade at […]

Otria Greek Yogurt Veggie Dips by T. Marzetti


A spoonful of yogurt dip really does help the veggies go down! I’m not a big fan of raw vegetables unless they are on a salad. I may be nearly 30 years old, but the only thing that has changed from my childhood eating habits is that I’m tricking myself into eating raw vegetables instead […]

If you are going to act like a turd…


Can’t decide if I should put this sign in my home,  emblazon it across a t-shirt, or print it up business card-style to pass out when I see random acts of “turdiness.” I’m leaning toward the latter. Of course I’d probably go broke quickly. How much would 2 million business cards cost?