For fun: Where in the world?

California

I’m sure you’ve noticed the blog’s been a little quieter this week. I’ve been working on some fun things behind the scenes that I plan to share with you soon. Part of what I’ve been working on has taken me away from home. If you follow my Instagram today, I’ll share some fun photos from […]

In praise of old favorites: Crystal Lake Pizza Hut

Crystal Lake Pizza Hut

Ask me about my favorite restaurants in the far northwest ‘burbs where we live, and after raving about a great local sushi bar, a fantastic authentic Mexican place, and a wonderful place to grab brunch, I’d also throw the Crystal Lake Pizza Hut into my list. Really. The Pizza Hut location in Crystal Lake, Illinois […]

Disney Fun: Disney announces Frozen 2 & releases new Frozen single

Frozen Fever

Disclosure: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures provided promotional materials from “Frozen 2” and the “Frozen Fever” single “Making Today a Perfect Day.” I have not been compensated for this post. Read full Disclosure Policy.Disney fans, the Walt Disney Animation Studios have announced that “Frozen 2” is officially in development! A release date and production details […]

Movie Fun: Enter for a chance to win the “Best Night of Your Life” With Robert Downey Jr!

Iron Man

Disclosure: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures provided promotional materials from “Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron” and the “Best Night of Your Life” contest for this post. I have not been compensated for this post. Read full Disclosure Policy.(How’s that for an attention-grabbing headline? Wow!) Robert Downey Jr. is offering the chance to live out the […]

Gymboree punctuation police

Gymboree Whats Canoe

During a recent Gymboree pajama sale, I bought these cute applique camping-themed pajamas for my youngest son. When they arrived, I noticed something that I hadn’t seen clearly in the online preview..!  

Shopping Fun: Wild deodorant discounts at CVS!

CVS coupon

I got this coupon from CVS’ “magic coupon machine” (the Coupon Center) in store this week. Check it out! Just in case you’d like to go crazy buying non-sale deodorant, you can get 30% off up to a $99.00 discount. Now that’s a lot of deodorant!

Disney Fun: Behind the scenes of McFarland, USA

McFarland, USA

Disclosure: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures provided promotional materials from “McFarland, USA.” I have not been compensated for this post. Read full Disclosure Policy.Disney’s upcoming movie, “McFarland, USA,” is based on a 1987 true story. It follows novice runners from McFarland, California’s farm-rich Central Valley as they build a cross-country team under the direction of […]