Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Value of Being Protective

The Value of Being Protective

While attending a collector’s show in Chicago a few weekends ago, I was roped into talking to an energy company about ways to save energy during the holidays. Pretty much everything she had to say I already did  so it wasn’t rea ...

Vudu Done Well – Part 2

Right before Halloween I signed up for Vudu after purchasing a pre-order copy of Men In Black 3.  While I do wish the signup process had been a little smoother, I did get it set up – and thus the wait began for the early release of MI ...
Quality Time with Mom

Quality Time with Mom

This is me with my girls. They’re growing up so fast and I just cannot believe it. Through opportunities presented as a result of blogging and social media, I have to say that I’ve been able to really connect with my girls. Some ...
Starbucks and Cinnamon Rolls

Starbucks and Cinnamon Rolls

Black Friday… Oh, how I love and loath you. Great deals are to be had but the crowds are absolutely unbearable. Although I’m a people person, I’m absolutely NOT a crowd person. So while others were braving the crowds and s ...
Dance, Smile and Rickroll!

Dance, Smile and Rickroll!

I started dance lessons when I was pretty young. Two and a half to be exact. I haven’t a lick of talent when it comes to music but I could dance. That was my thing. Recitals back then were pre-personal video cameras so everything I re ...
Managing and Sharing the Christmas Lists

Managing and Sharing the Christmas Lists

It was a right of childhood – Taking the department store catalog and circling all the things you wanted. Checking out all the cool toys and figuring out which ones you really wanted. When I was growing up, there wasn’t this hug ...
Gearing Up with Holiday Planning

Gearing Up with Holiday Planning

The holidays are wonderful but there’s no debating the fact that holidays and stress tend to go hand in hand. Everyone is busy. Things are hectic. Before you know it, time has ticked away and you haven’t a clue what holiday gift ...
When Santa Spoke… I Cried

When Santa Spoke… I Cried

Like most kids, I didn’t know too much about my parents’ financial situation when I was young. In hindsight, I know we weren’t well off. Sometimes things were pretty rough for my folks. Yet they always managed to make sure ...
Smart Snacks for the Whole Family

Smart Snacks for the Whole Family

If there’s one thing I hope everyone remembers me for, it’s the monumental change our family has made to our health. Not only do DH and I watch what we eat but we’re also instilling these ideals into the girls. Arming them ...