Remembering 9/11

NOTE: I originally wrote this post five years ago, at the time of the 10th aniversary of 9/11, but never published it. Every year I re-read it and think I should edit it and publish, but the thought overwhelms me. So this year, the 15th anniversary of 9/11/01, I decided I will go ahead and hit … [Read more...]

Share Your Sight with

I've worn glasses since my freshman year of college, which was about 9-10 years ago.  I always love when it is time to pick out a new pair of glasses and change up my look, but sometimes the eye doctor's office doesn't have the styles or brands that I want.  Plus, it is super hard to see what I look … [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...]

BlogHer ’16 – I Will Be There!

A week from today I'll be headed to BlogHer '16. Believe it or not, this will be my 8th year as a BlogHer attendee! It's hard for me to even comprehend that I have been blogging for that long, much less attending the same conference every year! This year BlogHer is being hosted in Los Angeles, a … [Read more...]

Cricut Christmas in July Sale!

Sure, it may be hot out, but it's time to celebrate Christmas in July!! Getting a head start on Christmas crafts and projects now will save you time when the season approaches and an even better incentive to get started  right now is a BIG Cricut Christmas in July Sale! With Cricut's Christmas … [Read more...]

Meta Appetite Control for a Summer Slimdown

Summer is here and that means swimsuit and strappy sundress season. It also means that you may be hoping to lose a few pounds (or more) to feel more comfortable in those styles. We all know that lots of factors go into our weight including whether or not we live a sedentary lifestyle, the kinds of … [Read more...]

Alice Through the Looking Glass Red Carpet Premiere Experience

  Magical!! That is the perfect one-word description for Alice Through the Looking Glass Red Carpet Premiere experience. It was a night filled with music, celebrities and fun with friends, all to celebrate the premiere of Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass, which will be in theaters this … [Read more...]

Money Monster: 5 Easy Tips to Save $20 Per Week

Looking to add a little extra money to your bank account? On behalf of Tristar’s MONEY MONSTER we’re offering up some money saving tips to save an extra $20 per week. We’re also giving away a $200 Visa gift card to give your savings a kickstart! (If you're local to Minnesota, you can also enter our … [Read more...]

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A New Car on a Budget: 6 Things You Might Not Know about Test Driving a Vehicle

Is anyone in the market for a new car? My husband's truck is paid off, and my car will be paid off by the end of the year. We're hoping to start a family within the near future, and neither of our current vehicles are carseat-friendly, so we're starting to browse around and trying to figure out what … [Read more...]

Help Empower Women in China to #ChangeDestiny

Women have a lot of freedom in America when it comes to starting a family.  Society doesn't put any pressure on women to marry at a certain age, but instead encourages career and personal growth.  When the time comes for a woman to find a partner, there are so many options that she can be in control … [Read more...]