Write from the Heart

So, you want to be a writer, huh? I know what you’re saying: “No, I want to be a blogger.” Well, guess what? In a world in which WordPress is the new Random House, it’s pretty much the same thing. In fact, some would argue that it’s harder to create a successful blog than it […]

How to Score Free Stuff on Layaway

This is a sponsored post, I am a Kmart Layaway blogger, though all opinions are my own. Remember layaway? Our mothers sure loved it, didn’t they? They’d put things on “layaway” when we were kids, and we were never quite sure what it meant, until now. Actually, some of us still might not be sure […]

How Pep Boys Helped Me Restore My Car’s 20/20 Vision

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pep Boys. All opinions are 100% mine. I’m a nut when it comes to making sure our car is as safe as possible. That’s why, when I read about the hazards of yellowed, hazed or dull headlight covers, I immediately paused “General Hospital” and […]

Papa Don’t Preach: 30 Days with a Backseat Driver

Despite what my wife might say, I’m not a bad driver. I’m a good driver with bad habits. I brake too hard. I sometimes don’t use my turn signal. I occasionally test the recommended speed limit when taking sharp turns. In my defense, I drove a submarine in the Navy, and those things don’t even […]

Potty Training Woes

For the past few days, we have hitting potty training pretty hard. We got the diva the First Years Disney Princess Potty and she really likes it because it makes sounds and has a cushy seat – and of course it’s pink and has the Disney Princesses on it. The things is, she will sit for […]


The first time I went camping with my husband, it was just the two of us in the mountains of a rural backwoods town. We had so much fun just talking around the campfire, eating lots of yummy food and making s’mores (I won’t share the scary story he told that prompted me to sleep […]


Awww…I’m blushing! I just received my first blogging award – the Liebster Award from the Mom of the Year. I’d like to thank the academy… Just kidding. Although I would like to thank Meredith for nominating me. I’m truly honored! When I staked my claim to this little corner of the world wide web 6 […]


It’s time for another summer flashback.Created by Tammy’s Two Cents, Summer Flashback is a time to shake the cobwebs off your childhood memories and reminisce about things you used to love. This week we’re talking about our favorite movie stars from our childhood. This wasn’t an easy choice for me, but I have to go […]


It’s time for another Summer Flashback (a fun blog hop created by Tammy’s Two Cents). Today we’re sharing our favorite childhood books, which I absolutely love, because reading has always been a favorite pastime of mine, even now. I especially enjoyed series books during my preteen years — Sweet Valley High, the Saddle Club and […]


I’ve brought you giveaways for 2 Kindle Fire, $1,000 cash, a camera and a Dyson vacuum. Today brings a giveaway that I think you’ll all be very excited about – the new iPad 3! I have one of the original iPads and I love it! You know you want one, so enter below! Be sure […]

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