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Saving Green on Black Friday: GameStop and $50 Gift Card Giveaway

Some people dread Black Friday and avoid the hustle and bustle.  While I am not your camp out all night, trample people in the stores kind of shopper[Read more]

Monte Cristo Roll-Ups

Monte Cristo Roll-Ups When I was a teen (just a few short years ago ;)), I couldn’t wait to get a job and make my own money. I got so sick and t[Read more]

2014 NWI Free Summer Fun Calendar (For Working Moms)

fun in the park It took a while for me to finish my summer fun calendar this year. It’s like the season just crept up on me. I mean really, it w[Read more]

Thursday Things: Ideas For Organizing The Garage

If I could have blogged one article for every project I’ve taken on, recipe I’ve cooked and all other things going on with the family this[Read more]

Thursday Things: What To Do With Above-the-Cabinet Space

As much as I love to decorate, paint, create, fix-up, style, whatever-you-call-it, my kitchen is about the plainest Jane kitchen I’ve ever had. [Read more]

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Saving Green on Black Friday: GameStop and $50 Gift Card Giveaway

Saving Green on Black Friday: GameStop and $50 Gift Card Giveaway

Some people dread Black Friday and avoid the hustle and bustle.  While I am not your camp out all night, trample people in the stores kind of shopper, I do like to take advantage of the awesome deals my favorite stores offer on Black Friday. Three of my children are in the teen/pre-teen/tween age and,Continue Reading

Monte Cristo Roll-Ups

Monte Cristo Roll-Ups

When I was a teen (just a few short years ago ;)), I couldn’t wait to get a job and make my own money. I got so sick and tired of asking my dad for money to hang out with my friends…heck, I even had to ask for school lunch money everyday! When I landedContinue Reading

2014 NWI Free Summer Fun Calendar (For Working Moms)

2014 NWI Free Summer Fun Calendar (For Working Moms)

It took a while for me to finish my summer fun calendar this year. It’s like the season just crept up on me. I mean really, it was winter and snowing and Jack Frost and what not and then all of a sudden it was 80 degrees! Just like that! While there are lots ofContinue Reading

Thursday Things: Ideas For Organizing The Garage

Thursday Things: Ideas For Organizing The Garage

If I could have blogged one article for every project I’ve taken on, recipe I’ve cooked and all other things going on with the family this month, there’d be enough material to read until the end of the year – WHEW! Let me first apologize for not checking in as often as I should, butContinue Reading

Thursday Things: What To Do With Above-the-Cabinet Space

Thursday Things: What To Do With Above-the-Cabinet Space

As much as I love to decorate, paint, create, fix-up, style, whatever-you-call-it, my kitchen is about the plainest Jane kitchen I’ve ever had. In our apartment, I had a huge kitchen with an island (well, really a peninsula). I had barstools for catching a quick bite at the island as well as a kitchen table.Continue Reading

Fun In The City: Les Miserables (Perfect For Mother’s Day)

Fun In The City: Les Miserables (Perfect For Mother’s Day)

Recently, the hubby and I went to see Les Miserables at Drury Lane Theater in Oak Brook. While I realize Oak Brook can be quite a drive for some (as it was for us), the theater experience was soooo worth it. Drury Lane is a small intimate theater, with plush, roomy seats that are closeContinue Reading

Fried PB&J

Fried PB&J

Only those who have patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily. ~ James J. Corbett    My friends, I could not have possibly said it better than that. What in the name of pepperoni pizza could get more simpler than a PB&J? Just the thought of itContinue Reading

Parmesan Cauliflower Bites

Parmesan Cauliflower Bites

Let’s face it, vegetables can get quite boring. Especially when you’re in a rush to put food on the table and a well-balanced meal is a must. I am on the constant quest to make veggies more interesting. Why? Because I have 6 kids…5 of them that still live with me albeit all 6 ofContinue Reading

PThirty1 Two-Week Meal Plan March 16 to March 29

PThirty1 Two-Week Meal Plan March 16 to March 29

March is the busiest month ever in my house. Aside from spring break, there are 3 March birthdays to celebrate in my household and it drives me crazy EVERY year! I suppose if all of the birthdays were for family within the same age group, it would be easier…sorta cookie cutter even. But there isContinue Reading

PThirty1 Two-Week Meal Plan March 2 to March 15

PThirty1 Two-Week Meal Plan March 2 to March 15

So I have a secret to tell you. Last week month, I bit off waaaay more than I can chew. I mean waaaay more! I had something going on just about every weekend PLUS projects at work kept me working late PLUS kids activities during the week kept me busy, biz-zay!!!  I fell behind inContinue Reading