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3 Benefits of Adopting an Adult Dog

3 Benefits of Adopting an Adult Dog

When we set out to find a dog and wound up bringing home Roofus (aka Wisconsin Doggy), we did not have any set ideas about whether we were looking for a puppy or an older dog.  In fact, we came about *thisclose* to bringing home what we were told was a lab puppy (but turned out to be a Newfie!). Our experience would have been very different if he had come home with us! Not worse, just different. Are you thinking about getting a new dog for your household? Maybe the kids are begging for a … [Read More...]

How to Throw the Perfect Tailgate Party

How to Throw the Perfect Tailgate Party

How to Throw the Perfect Tailgate Party Tailgate parties are a wonderful way to have a good time but only if you do them up right. Gathering your friends together to get ready for the big game seems easy enough, but it is actually rather easy to make some major tailgate party mistakes. Here are some tips to make sure your tailgate party is on point and the talk of the parking lot on game day:  Know your location A good tailgate party will need a good spot in the parking lot. Sometimes the … [Read More...]

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Chromebook Sweepstakes!! #giveaway #backtoschool

I know - it's waaaay too early to be talking back to school. I'm sorry!  BUT, when you see what is is being given away here, you just might forgive me.  You've probably seem me all over Facebook talking about what a blessing my Chromebook has been this summer as I take LJ to all of his different activities or you've seen me post Instagram pictures of me working at the lake.  Maybe you've even thought to yourself - hey, I'd like to have a Chromebook too. Well, here you go!! Welcome to the … [Read More...]

Traveling with a Dog

4 Things to Consider when Traveling with a Dog

4 Things to Consider when Traveling with a Dog Are you planning a mid-summer trip? Have you thought about what you are going to do with your dog? Will you let him stay in a dog hotel or kennel or will your family pet be joining you on vacation? If you have plans to do some summer traveling with a dog, then you need to plan ahead. Here are 4 things to consider when traveling with a dog. Check hotels. Don't assume that all hotels will accept a dog. There are some hotels who will gladly allow … [Read More...]

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Community® Coffee – Supporting Our Military

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting and Community® Coffee. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. Many of you know that Jay served in the Marine Corps for 6 years and was deployed during the Gulf War. If you hear him talk about those years, one thing he remembers vividly is missing the comforts of home.  He'll talk about how the chicken-a-la-king MRE (meals ready to eat) was his … [Read More...]

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Free Music Downloads from The Voice and Clear

Being someone who loves music, I love all of the singing competition shows that have sprung up in the past few years.  It's so much fun to follow someone along from their first audition to the final competition and watch their growth.  It's these type of shows that our whole family likes to watch together.  I began to get a little uncomfortable with the way one show in particular was focus a lot on negative, borderline rude feedback and mocking people auditioning who weren't the best singers.  I … [Read More...]

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Shark Tank Products Giveaway #SharkTankSwag #CNBCPrimeTV

Are you a Shark Tank fan?  All of us at Casa de Wisconsin Mommy sure are!  It's one of our favorite shows to watch as a family.  I love hearing about how the inventors identified a problem, and then went on and created a solution for it. Most of the products really resonate with me and I find myself holding my breath to see if one of the Sharks will invest.  I also love hearing the advice that they give those contestants who they choose not to invest in. Who better to learn from than the Sharks, … [Read More...]

Best Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

Best Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

One of the best parts of summer is ice cream!  Another great summer treat is strawberries.  Put them together into the best strawberry ice cream you ever had, and you can't lose!  I'll admit, I was never a huge strawberry ice cream fan when I tried the kind you buy at the store, but once I made my own....love at first taste!  This recipe has a secret ingredient that sets it apart from the rest and gives it that little extra zip. 5.0 from 4 reviews Best Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe   … [Read More...]

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Sea Cuisine’s Fish Taco Food Truck Lands in Milwaukee #UpgradeYourTacoWI

Since I am East Coast born and raised, a love of seafood is in pretty much in my DNA.  And when I talk about seafood, I'm talking about things that come from the actual sea - lake creatures need not apply!  The problem with living in the Midwest is that fresh, affordable seafood can be pretty hard to come by.  I discovered Sea Cuisine a few years ago and fell in love with their frozen fish recipes very quickly. Sea Cuisine has 17 different frozen seafood varieties for you to try.  They … [Read More...]

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Make a Difference with the #SummerofGiving

I'll be the first to admit that I love all the blogger perks that come with this job: getting to try new products, see movies and TV shows before they are released, and travel to places I wouldn't be able to get to on my own.  I really can't complain (so I won't!).  But one of my very favorite parts of being a blogger is when I have the chance to use my influence to help others in some way. I've loved being able to provide school supplies to children who might not be able to afford any … [Read More...]

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Kalahari “Save Family Time” Prize Pack Giveaway – Wisconsin Dells

I know that the stereotypical picture of summer is of relaxing days and nights with tons of free time spent with family and friends.  It turns out, that is a fast fading reality for most families who are busy with work, their kids' activities and sports practices, home improvement projects and life in general.  Families are actually averaging around 8 hours or less a week together! I know my family has a calendar so full of different upcoming events, we hardly have even a few free days together … [Read More...]

Chocolate Cream Stuffed Crepes Recipe

Chocolate Cream Stuffed Crepes Recipe

I try to serve desserts that are a little lighter when I'm doing any summer entertaining. Crepes are one of my favorite ways to have a more formal or fancy dessert without it being too heavy in the hot weather.  Add to that my love of chocolate, and you can see why these Chocolate Cream Stuffed Crepes are the perfect summer dessert for me! 5.0 from 2 reviews Chocolate Cream Stuffed Crepes   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 45 mins   These … [Read More...]

David Gray Mutineers Album Review

David Gray’s Mutineers – The Soundtrack to your Summer

I've loved music ever since I was a little kid.  For me, music plays as big a part in many of my memories as the sights and smells I experienced.  My husband loves listening to 80's music and I can just about name the year for each song that comes on and tell you what I was doing when that song was popular.  Because of this, I'm always on the hunt for music that will create the mood and memories that I will actually WANT to remember over and over. When I first played David Gray's … [Read More...]

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Can you tell the “Cheesiest Joke in America”?

There is a huge love for cheese in our house!  We all love pretty much any kind of cheese you can find and the love even extends to the painfully cheesy jokes that both LJ and Jay are known for telling.  (I of course only tell sophisticated and mature jokes. Well, this is my blog and that's the story I'm sticking to!)  I know I'm not along because many of my friends who also have 9 year old boys tell me that cheese is also the main ingredient in most of the humor at their homes as well. Well, … [Read More...]

Protect Your Eyes From UV Damage

Protect Your Eyes from Long Term Damage #MC

I wrote this review while participating in an Influencer campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. and received a promotional item from Mom Central to thank me for participating. I've been in corrective lenses of one type or another since I was 5 years old.  With all of the time I had spent in the eye doctor's office, I thought I knew quite a bit about eyes and eye health.  Then, I spent a summer working with my sister-in-law at a local … [Read More...]

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