Mitsubishi Outlander Review #DriveShop


Recently I was lucky enough to be asked if I wanted to test drive a Mitsubishi Outlander, This beauty features a 3rd row, which comes in handy when you have an almost 18 year old. The perks of this car upon arrival was that it was sleek looking and comfortably fit 2 adults and 3 kids. with the basic needs covered, I took a deeper look and decided to talk about the things I love! 1. Handling – This is {Read More}

May The Fourth Be With You – Star Wars Toothbrushes From Firefly

Firefly Darth Vader Toothbrush

I normally don’t do reviews for small things like toothbrushes and personal care items but I am a HUGE Star Wars fan and I knew my 6 year old would get a kick out of them. What I didn’t expect was that my teenage son’s friend would BEG the six year old for one of the toothbrushes. In his defense they are pretty cool. Aiden chose the Darth Vader brush. It comes with a cover that reflects the red light {Read More}

Cinco de Mayo Drink Recipes with Sandra Lee Margaritas


There’s no better excuse for a warm-weather party than Cinco de Mayo, so why not wrangle your friends together to enjoy America’s favorite cocktail – the Margarita! This year, Emmy-winning host Sandra Lee is making it even easier on you to host “cocktail time” with her NEW ready-to-serve margaritas that are not only delicious, but gluten-free and fewer than 150 calories per 4 oz. serving. Sandra Lee’s Cocktail Time™ Margaritas in Key Lime and Strawberry are infused with REAL key {Read More}

iRobot, Do You? Roomba 650 Vacuum Review

Roomba 650

There was a time in my life that I would never have thought I could sit or sleep or even run errands while the house is vacuumed. It sounds crazy just typing it! Roomba, made from the pioneering intelligent electronics company iRobot, began making self guided vacuum units that can literally vacuum your floor all on its own, I was sent a iRobot Roomba 650 Vacuum to test and was more surprised at my own reaction to the unit than the {Read More}

Coloring Animal Mandalas: My Zen Moment


For my entire adult life, I have had a secret stash of crayons and coloring books that I pull out when I need an escape. There is just something so theraputic about concentrating on staying in the lines..or not. Then along comes a coloring book that is perfect for adults, Coloring Animal Mandalas by Wendy Piersall. She is a wonderful blogger that I have had the privilege of calling my friend but also heard her speak at a conference in {Read More}

Surviving The Holidays With My Asus Memo Pad 7!


I am so not the type to just slap a giant smile on my face and go shopping during the Holidays. Rude people, not to mention big crowds trigger my anxiety. I don’t go within 50 miles of any mall during December. This year I happened to win a couple of prizes that pretty much let me buy my kids’ entire Christmas, and funny enough, the prizes came electronically and I could use them online, so I did! ALL of {Read More}

Vintage Cookie Cuteness With Gramma’s Cutters {Giveaway!}


Every once in a while a product request comes into my inbox that just grabs me. As an avid baker most all products related to baking get a once over from my eyes. However one in particular grabbed me to the point that I am happy to be a sort of ambassador for. Gramma’s Cutters, makers of old fashioned cookie cutters, you know, the kind you remember as a kid, asked me to partner with them and I said yes!! {Read More}

Wusthof Chai Dao 7 Inch Hollow Edge Knife


There are few things I get excited more about as a chef than a brand new knife, ESPECIALLY when that knife comes from Wusthof! If you have read a few of my culinary reviews and past culinary school stories you will know that 99% of my knife kit is now Wusthof. I am brand loyal because they just fit my hands so damn good! I have a go-to knife for most everything but when it comes to chopping veggies I {Read More}