Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring Break!

Next week, blogging will be temporarily interuppted as we head....


to paradise.



When we get back, I'll look forward to sharing the best of the best (and the family friendliest of the best) on the islands of St. Thomas and St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands!


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Review: 2014 Topps Baseball Series 1 Cards #Spon

Disclosure: Special thanks to Topps for sponsoring this post. The Topps product, information, and gift pack have been provided by Topps

As baseball season comes into full swing, here's a great way to kick-off the America's favorite sport: 2014 Topps Baseball Series 1 cards!  They are a fun way to learn about the exciting new rookies while also looking back at the greatest players of today and yesterday.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Review: New Dove® Advanced Hair Series at Walgreens #Spon

Disclosure: Special thanks to Global Influence for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. 


Lately I have been riding my bicycle to work, which used to mean that I arrived at work with flat, lifeless hair. 

Here's my solution: 

Review: Secret® Clinical Strength #spon

Disclosure: Special thanks to Secret for sponsoring this post.



Whether it’s caused by a work deadline, chaotic day with the kids, or visit from the in-laws, stress stinks… literally! Out of the three causes of sweat—heat, activity, and stress—stress sweat has been proven to smell the worst.  Stress sweat produced from the apocrine gland increases bacterial, and Water + Nutrients + Bacteria = Odor. Ewwww

Review and Giveaway! Milk-Bone® Brushing Chews #Spon #Giveaway

Disclosure: Special thanks to Milk-Bone for sponsoring this post. 

Our dog, Gizmo, truly is a part of our family: we  would do just about anything to keep him happy and healthy, and we're always looking for better ways to show we care. 
Our dog Gizmo has an awesome smile.

Traveling Kids: Before and After #DisneyWorld


My kids are slowly becoming seasoned travelers. I secretly captured them in action on our most recent flight.


On our flight to Orlando...my son is playing solitaire on his iPad, while my daughter is reading up on in-flight safety instructions. 



On our way back to Chicago...My daughter made a pillow from her blanket and quietly went to sleep for the duration of the flight. My son is still wearing his "Happy Birthday!" button five days post 13th birthday and is playing a game on his phone. 






I love traveling with my kids! Even more so now that they are able to keep themselves occupied in-flight!

Losing Weight with Muay Thai Training in Thailand #spon

For many years, Muay Thai has been a great solution for anyone looking to not only improve health but also to increase strength. Muay Thai helps build strong stamina, helps you lose weight, increases self esteem, and  gives confidence while teaching useful self defense skills.