Curiosity Saved the Cat – Be Part of #Cat2VetDay!

Those of us who have both cats and dogs know that it's a lot easier to bring a dog to the vet than it is to bring a cat! Our dog LOVES to go on a car ride no matter where the ride might take him. Cats are a whole other story! When any of my cats get into the car, they let me know that they would … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Chocolate and Banana Quesadillas Recipe

Have your kids gone back to school yet? We are officially ending week two here in Knoxville. I am happy to report things are going very well. With Caitlin in high school, I was uneasy about how difficult her senior year would be, but she is doing great! With my homeschooling Henry, we have our daily … [Read more...]

Why Did Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron and Art Parkinson Want to Be a Part of Kubo and the Two Strings?

This week Kubo and the Two Strings hits theaters everywhere on August 19th! We have been waiting for this day a long time and it's almost here! While at the Kubo Press Junket in Los Angeles last month, I had the opportunity to interview the stars of the film: Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson and … [Read more...]

Apple Cider Chicken Salad Recipe

Apple Cider Chicken Salad Recipe I love a hearty salad that has lots of protein in it to fuel me up, make me feel full and give me energy for the rest of my day. And the more flavorful the better! That's what I like about this Apple Cider Chicken Salad Recipe. The chicken has such a delicious … [Read more...]

Mockmill: Grinding My Own Flour At Home

I have been making my own bread for several years now. I do it the "easy" way by using a bread machine, but it's still my own bread where I know exactly what ingredients go into it. Have you ever looked at the list of ingredients on a package of store-bought bread? There are always at least a few … [Read more...]

How to Avoid Headaches + How to Treat Them

Have you ever had to miss out on a fun social event because of a headache? Have you snapped at your kids to be quiet (even when they were only normal "kid volume") because of a throbbing pain in your head? Headaches are no fun and they can rob us of some of the small and big moments of joy in our … [Read more...]

Easy Fruit Cocktail Cake Recipe – Just 4 Ingredients!

This Easy Fruit Cocktail Cake Recipe is made with only FOUR ingredients! It's a perfect cake to make for last minute company. No one will ever guess just how easy it is to make or that it only took you 5 minutes to get it all mixed up and baking in the oven. Since everything you need to make this … [Read more...]

Celebrating Valleyfair’s First 40 Fun Years!

Valleyfair has gone through a LOT of changes over the 40 years since it first opened in 1976, but one thing that has remained the same is that it is a lot of FUN!!  Earlier this summer I shared the story about the very first time I went to Valleyfair, which was during its opening year (yes, that … [Read more...]

Pokémon GO Safety Tips – Stay Safe While Catching ‘Em All!

The craze continues. Pokémon GO has surpassed every other app in popularity has netted billions of dollars. In recent weeks, this game has taken the world by storm. It has broken records, it's helping those with mental illnesses and learning disabilities and it's just plain fun! With everything … [Read more...]

What Should You Buy in August? My Local CBS Morning News Segment

It's hard to believe that summer is almost over! What Should You Buy in August? This morning I appeared on our local CBS station to discuss some COOL deals for this last HOT month. You can read my recap here and see the video itself below! Summer Clothing: As summer begins to come to a close, … [Read more...]

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