Free Coffee from Starbucks…..Mmmmmm

I love coffee. And not just any coffee. I love Starbucks coffee (big mistake closing the store in Dallas – just throwing that out there). I really love the Espresso Truffle. Drool. Now that the store in Dallas has closed (hint) I have to drive out to Wilkes-Barre whenever I […]

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not…

I remember when I used to pull the petals off flowers and hope that I ended with “he loves me.” If I didn’t, I knew the problem – he was an idiot who would come to rue the day he ever let me go. The problem was never me. Yes, […]

Million Hearts Challenge

I’m not sure exactly when it happened, but sometime after my 32nd birthday I became lactose intolerant. For a heavy milk drinker, this was devastating (afterall, milk does do a body good). After many unsuccessful attempts at eating dairy I finally gave up and accepted that my days of eating […]

Book Review: Kabul 24 by Henry O. Arnold and Ben Pearson

Kabul 24 tells the story of eight Westerners and their sixteen Muslim co-workers and their three-month long imprisonment by the Taliban in Afghanistan. For three months in 2001, the twenty-four members of Shelter Now International (SNI) are held hostage in the days leading up to the September 11th attacks. This […]

Lunch Note Promise

I’m a sappy mom. I admit it. I mean, I talk a good game but when it comes down to it I’m a softie when it comes to my babies. I cry when I look at their baby pictures. I have a small, disgusting, collection of cracked baby teeth in […]

Store Review: I Went Clubbin’ at Sam’s

Last week, I blogged that my husband and I finally purchased memberships to Sam’s Club and that I was looking forward to seeing if membership really does have its privileges…. Entering Sam’s is like entering a whole new dimension where time and space cease to exist. It is literally a […]

Happiness is Having a Beautiful Functioning Kitchen

For the past two weeks, I’ve been tweeting about, blogging about and posting pictures of my kitchen make over in progress. This kitchen redo started off as a simple wish to repaint the kitchen cabinets which were the color of chocolate milk and made my kitchen look dated, country and […]

Moms Rock the Economy

I recently took the Moms Rock the Economy Pledge and I’m hoping that you will do the same. With this pledge, I vow to support mompreneurs by supporting and promoting Mom-owned businesses both in person and on the internet. Moms Rock the Economy is a collaborative project between Leah Segedie […]

5 Fall Fashion Must Haves

As much as I love the summer and the hot weather that comes with it, deep down inside I am a “sweater weather girl.” Honestly, is there anything better than throwing on a chunky sweater, jeans and boots? Grab a funky leather bag and you have a hawt fall fashion […]

Losing My Childhood

This has been a tough year for those of us who grew up in the eighties. We lost John Hughes, Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, Naomi Sims, Ricardo Montalban, Walter Conkrite and, now, Patrick Swayze. These people were more than celebrities – they defined our childhood, gave teenage boys someone to […]