Michigan Girls Head North: The Ultimate Mother/Daughter Road Trip #MiGirlsNorth #KiaOptima

A couple of weeks ago I took my girls (13 & 25) on a three day mother/daughter road trip up north. We had a great time! To make the trip even more exciting, I had the pleasure of driving us in this beauty, the 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid Premium! This car may look like a sports car, with it's low ride height, unique front and rear fascias, under body pan and grill shutters, it's all around … [Read more...]

Where Everybody Belongs

I'm so proud of my daughter. She ended seventh grade with a near perfect report card, and was rewarded for giving up her free time over the school year to help others. This week she started her school year by being chosen as a WEB leader, an upper class student assigned to welcome and assist the sixth graders as the enter middle school. She was recommended by more than one teacher, and worked … [Read more...]

Five Apps on My Motorola Xyboard That Help Me Do It All #VZWSS

Balancing a workload, a family and a household is never easy. Trying to do it all and stay with-in a budget is even harder. The internet is definitely my biggest and best tool to help with all of the above. I don't know how working families managed before it, and thanks to my Motorola Xyboard, with Verizon's fast 4G LTE service I never have to leave the house or office without it. I'm able to … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done in the past seven days. 1. Made breakfast for dinner. 2. Went to the movies with my husband and my dad. (Expendables 2) 3. Spent eight hours in the ER with my daughter. She sprained her ankle. 4. Sold an item on eBay. 5. Baked homemade dog cookies to donate to an adoption fair. 6. Went to the movies with mom. (Hope Springs) 7. Had to turned down an exciting offer to … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1. Had a great time with my girls as we headed home from our Ultimate Road Trip. 2. Changed by cable & internet system back to AT&T Uverse and love it! They also beat the price I was currently paying another company. More HD channels, better picture, faster internet, for less money, how could I not!? 3. Had my granddaughter over for a movie … [Read more...]

Michigan Bloggers, Sign Up for The 2nd Annual Giveaway Hop

Michigan Bloggers! It's that time again! Signs ups are now open for the Second Annual Made in Michigan Blog Hop, sponsored by Detroit Mom & Her Views. A Regional Specific Blog Hop. Designed to Showcase the Best Made in Michigan Companies with the rest of the Blogosphere. Hop dates are 10/24 - 11/4. This is a FREE Event to join. All prizes (you may have multiple prizes) but all must be … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

While the rest of my family are away having fun this weekend, I'm spending a couple of days laid up, icing and elevating a twisted ankle. Thank havens for Netflix, and for great friends that bring food. My list this week is of seven movies I've watched since Friday evening. 1. Cop Land (1997) 2. The Entitled (2011) 3. The Romantics (2010) 4. Shattered (2007) 5. The Lincoln Lawyer … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1. Helped my daughter move from an apartment to a house. 2. Played Barbies with my granddaughter. 3. Started training someone new to help out in my office. 4. Had a friend visit and sleep over from out of town. 5. Enjoyed frozen fruity drinks. 6. Spent a day on a dairy farm. 7. Made the decision to live a much less digital life. It's … [Read more...]

7 Things On Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1. Sold an item on eBay. 2. Tried a new recipe and liked it. 3. Enjoyed dinner and a movie with my sister. 4. Bought three items on eBay. 5. Enjoyed an evening of dinner and cards with my family. 6. Sat outside a hotel in hopes of getting a glimpse of my favorite actor. (sadly, I haven't seen him yet) 7. Helped a friend pack to move. … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 01. Enjoyed an evening of BBQ and playing cards. 02. Sold two items on eBay. 03. Proud that my daughter scored 100 out of 100 on her speech "How to Create A Website" 04. Added the new A&E series Longmire to our DVR list. 05. Drank beer tent beer at a local festival. (first time in years) 06. Changed cable & internet providers. (we're not … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the last seven days. 01. Enjoyed having family over for a barbeque. 02. Lit our fire pit for the first time this season. 03. Have been sick with a nasty flu like bug. 04. Took my almost 13 yr old daughter to the mall for shoes. 05. Took my older daughter to see Snow White and The Huntsman, and loved it. 06. Was told a gas leak was found on the outside of our … [Read more...]

Nino Salvaggio’s Pantry Essential Event & Giveaway #NinosPantry

This giveaway is now closed. I, along with a fabulous group of local bloggers attended a Nino Salvaggio's Pantry Essential Event. If you're not familiar with Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace, they offer three convenient locations here in Michigan - Troy, Clinton Township and St. Clair Shores. Visiting one of their stores is like a gourmet feast for your senses. A beautiful store filled … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things that made my weekend rock! 01. Friday night with my girls. The three of us went out for dinner and a movie. 02. The Lucky One. Love it! 03. 21 Jump Street Loved it! Hoping for a part two. 04. My husband I'm so lucky to have him. 05. My nephew Always happy to have him over. 06. A close parking spot at the grocery store. I hate going on the weekend, so this was a nice … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 01. Traveled to San Jose, California for an eBay Parent Panel Summit. 02. Enjoyed a bus tour of San Fransisco. 03. Met some pretty awesome people. 04. Went to see Disney on Ice with my granddaughter, sister and nieces. 05. Enjoyed margaritas and watching The Hangover with my sister. 06. Had a can of Diet Coke explode in my freezer. 07. … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the last seven days. 1. Went to a funeral 2. Met a dozen of my husband's relatives 3. Bought two items on eBay 4. Starting planning a weekend getaway with my sister and our families 5. Starting watching Mad Men from the beginning on Netflix 6. Celebrated my neice's third birthday 7. Enjoyed a nice family filled Sunday … [Read more...]

Home Office Inspiration on Pinterest

Sometime before this year is over I'll be giving my home office a new look. Below are some Pinterest finds that inspire me. Source: bhg.com via Jennifer on Pinterest Source: urbanscarlet.com via Jennifer on Pinterest   I love the idea of a simple desk and a clean modern look with some personality on the walls. I don't see myself ever painting a wall black, but I promised … [Read more...]

It Take’s A Village

"It takes a village", words I hear often from my beautiful sister. I agree, it does take a village to not only raise a child, but to instill the importance of friends and family. Whether it's helping out with each others kids, being there to listen to one another, or simply sharing an afternoon. I just know when I look around I feel extremely blessed to be a part of such an amazing village. I wish … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the last seven days. 1. Booked a flight to California 2. Shopped with friends 3. Cried while watching a t.v. Show 4. Went to the movies with my daughter 5. Celebrated my nephew's birthday 6. Made the hard decision to lighten my work load 7. Pulled off a surprise birthday party for my husband … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the last seven days. 1. Battled a sore throat and touch of pneumonia 2. Wore pajamas seven days in a row 3. Worried I should have been in the hospital 4. Coughed so hard I saw stars 5. Spent seven days and seven nights on the couch 6. Watched the movie RED five times over six days 7. Was reminded by their phone calls and emails how blessed I am with caring … [Read more...]

An evening with Lenny Kravitz

I've been a Lenny Kravitz fan for over 20 years. He is one of the few artist I simply can't get enough of! His voice, his music and of course his looks sure don't hurt. Note - the man is even more beautiful in-person. The perfect mix of peace, love & rock and roll. This was my third time seeing Lenny Kravitz perform live over the years and each time has been an amazing experience. In my opinion no … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1. Listed and sold two more items on eBay 2. Spent an evening sick in bed with a cold 3. Received a signed movie poster from Channing Tatum 4. Played Barbies with my granddaughter 5. Went to the movies with my husband 6. Drank Margaritas 7. Made homemade turkey pot pies … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the last seven days. 01. Watched a Charmed marathon with my 12 yr old daughter. 02. Started organizing a local blanket drive for the homeless. 03. Missed my husband while he was out of town. 04. Started reading The Lucky One. 05. Missed a doctors appointment. 06. Listed four items on eBay. 07. Baked an Apple Caramel Cake. … [Read more...]

Happiest of Holidays

To all of you, from Five Dollar Shake and The Muppets! … [Read more...]

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