Celebration of Service with Team Depot

The Home Depot Celebration of Service

Earlier this week, I had the honor to be included in The Home Depot Celebration of Service. In just two months, from September 11 through Veterans Day, volunteers from The Home Depot will put their talents to work to transform 1,000 homes for our veterans.  You might also like… Celebration of Service with Team Depot […]

Kids in the Kitchen

Thanksgiving morning boys

Growing up in a large family, we always enjoyed the holidays. My Mom would spend hours and hours preparing Thanksgiving or Christmas Dinners. We were all expected to help, and even though I didn’t know it at the time, she was building memories that we all hang on to. In my own family, I have […]

Truvia is Sharing a Sweet Future for Bolivian Children


Childhood Hunger is a huge problem in our world today.  It just breaks my heart to know that there are little ones who will go to sleep tonight feeling hunger pangs or worse due to the lack of nutrition.  That’s why I’m so grateful to Truvia for doing their part to help with this huge […]

GoPhone Exclusive to Walmart

GoPhone at Walmart

I have a question for you. How many cellular phones does your family have? We have 5, and I have the $350 phone bill to prove it! Every month I pay the bill and say to Doug, we have to find a way to reduce this amount, seriously this is a car payment for the […]

Raising Confident Children

Best Face Forward

Raising a confident child is one of the hardest things we, as parents, will do. The struggles of growing up and being a teen are much more difficult, than when I grew up. Between peer pressure, bullying and just wanting to fit in and look good, children often have a hard time feeling confident. When […]

Coffee Break Time

Millstone Coffee Break

Life is busy! Let’s face it, who has time for a coffee break? Let’s make time! When I was growing up, there was time to sit and enjoy coffee with friends, there was time to have friends over for a cook-out, there was time to take your family and enjoy a lazy afternoon at the […]

Lays “Do Us A Flavor” Party

Do Us A Flavor Lays Chips

It’s that time of year, Summer vacations are coming to an end, the kids are making final preparations to go back to school and LAY’S has introduced four NEW potato chip flavors. What now seems to be quickly becoming a Summer ritual is back, the LAY’S “Do Us A Flavor” contest! Back in February I […]