Oreo O’s are Back!! Find them at Hy-Vee, Chocolate Lovers!

I am a HUGE chocolate fan. When there is a treat that comes in a choice of flavors – chocolate is my choice every time. When I’m done with a meal I never quite feel finished until I have a little bit of something chocolatey – even if it is just a tiny bit. And when I really want to reward myself … [Read more...]

Downtown Concord, NC: Take a Stroll on Union Street

Right in the middle of the city of Concord, North Carolina, you will find the the charming Downtown Concord, a pedestrian-friendly historic shopping and business district. It's filled with independently-owned places to eat, shop, and explore, but if you only have an afternoon to spend (like I did … [Read more...]

The LEGO NINJAGO Movie Trailer, Games and Reader Giveaway! Watch it Today!

Anyone else as excited as I am for The LEGO NINJAGO Movie? Truth be told, it's probably my two older kids (ages 8 and 6) that are even more excited than I am! This action-packed movie is arriving in theaters on September 22. In this big-screen NINJAGO adventure, the battle for NINJAGO City calls … [Read more...]

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Protect Your Home Network from Hacking

Doesn't it seem like every week we hear about a situation where someone we know or a whole group of people were hacked, had personal information compromised or in some other way had a "security breach"? While I would never want to go back to the days before we had all the connectivity that makes our … [Read more...]

Creative Ways to Get Some “Me” Time

Life can be busy. From the moment we wake up until we go to bed, it seems like nearly every hour is crazy and hectic. We get pulled in a million directions a million times a day. Many of us spread ourselves too thin, leaving little time for ourselves. When our tanks get empty, we need to fill them. … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Buckwheat Muffin Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser The National Milk Life Campaign. All opinions are mine alone. #MilkTheRealStory #CollectiveBias When I was growing up milk was a constant in our house. At mealtimes there was no question about what we would be drinking. The … [Read more...]

Get Ready for Disney’s LIVE ACTION Aladdin!

So, this is exciting!! Casting for ALADDIN, Disney's live-action adaptation of the animated classic, is complete and production is currently underway at Longcross Studios outside London! Don't believe it? We have proof with this selfie of ALADDIN cast members Will Smith (“Genie”), Mena Massoud … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Celebrate Your Cat’s Adoption Anniversary

This is a sponsored conversation written by me of behalf of the J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine. Each of the 6 cats I have had in my adult life have been rescues. Surprisingly, none of them have come from a shelter but from more round-about means - both strays and kittens … [Read more...]

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

As we move into fall, it's time to take a look ahead to the changing seasons AND to the deals autumn will bring. There are certain items that are great to buy in September, saving you money and helping you to plan ahead. If you’re wondering “What Should You Buy in September?” that was our topic … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker BBQ Baked Beans from Scratch

What are your plans for Labor Day weekend? We are excited to have my husband off work on Monday, which is a treat. And in more ways than one. Not only do we have him home, we get some yummy food cooked on the grill. Don't get me wrong. I can man a grill, but not like my husband. He ROCKS the grill! … [Read more...]

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