When my husband and I bought our first house, it came with a garden smack dab in the middle of the backyard. It was basically a mound of dirt with some railroad ties around it, but I was intrigued by the challenge it presented. Could I actually grow some of my own food? And what should I add to my must-have garden tools list? That first summer, I did my best at being a successful gardener. I bought the seeds and starter plants and added fertilizer to the soil before planting. Then I sat back
My dad gave up eating meat a few months ago. Since our usual Easter dinner meal was the traditional ham, I needed to find an alternative for this year's dinner. I always order salmon when I eat out mostly because I love it and always figured it must be hard to prepare. Something about cooking fish always made me nervous since there is nothing I hate more than dried out, overcooked fish. Turns out I was completely wrong! Not only is salmon easy to prepare, but if you add the right sauce for
Now that it has finally started to warm up (knock on wood!!), I'm excited to be bringing you some spring content thanks to my sponsored partnership with Unilever! What signifies to you that spring is around the corner? Is it the grass finally peeking through the melting snow, Easter decorations popping up at the store, or those Girl Scout cookies being sold in front of every supermarket? For us, it's basketball. When the snow has finally melted off of the driveways, we hear the neighborhood
It's been a month since my father-in-law had his stroke and we've certainly spent a lot of time in hospitals over the last few weeks. On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to visit a hospital for a happy reason thanks to my partnership with Toyota. In celebration of Random Acts of Kindness Day on February 17th, Toyota sent over $2,500 for me to purchase some items American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, WI was needing and provided me the stylish Sienna minivan to use for shopping and
You've seen my family make lots of trips down to the Windy City (that would be Chicago for you out-of-towners!). While Chicago does get a lot of attention for all of its offerings, there is a smallish western suburb of Chicago that also offers a LOT of things to do - Rosemont, Illinois. We were recently invited down for a sponsored trip to get to know everything Rosemont has to offer and all I can ...