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What to Do in Hershey Pennsylvania at Christmas

The weekend before Thanksgiving, one of my blogging goals came true. I have written about Hersheypark several times, and I had always wanted to get noticed by their team. Finally, I was invited by Hershey Entertainment & Resorts to a fun-filled weekend tasting all the delights that the town of Hershey has to offer.  Over the next couple of weeks, I will share the details with you, but for now, I wanted to give you a quick overview of the amazing weekend that I had. Friday The weekend began with a cocktail party at the Hershey Lodge. I had an amazing … Read more

A Letter to Heather Solos, Author of Home Ec 101: Skills for Everyday Living

Dear Heather Solos, I know I agreed to review your new book, Home-Ec 101: Skills for Everyday Living – Cook it, Clean it, Fix it, Wash it, but I can’t. It’s not that I don’t like it. I do like it, actually. I like it a lot. I like your writing style, your sarcasm, and your wit. Some parts of the book have really pierced my heart, like If no one who visits your home is ever hungry or thirsty, it may be time to take a hard, unbiased look at your cleaning habits. Um, ouch. But that’s not why … Read more

My New Gussy Clutch – Giveaway

Grace and I have a problem. We both have claimed this bag. I received it from the lovely Gussy as part of a review and giveaway. This review and giveaway. I have big plans for my clutch. We are going to the Savvy Blogging Summit, BlogHer, and Relevant conference. We will enjoy a date with my husband to celebrate our 4-year wedding anniversary this summer. Grace has big plans for my clutch, too. She intends to carry around books and Polly Pockets and monies. At the moment, I’ve hidden it. I’m not telling you where it is, lest someone with … Read more

Quick and Easy Salsa Chicken Pasta

Quick and easy salsa chicken pasta

I feel like a broken record when I saw that I prefer to make food from fresh, whole ingredients that I’ve prepared myself, but that sometimes, that just doesn’t work out. For the times that we get home late or spent too much time playing outside, we need quick and easy options that come together quickly. We had the opportunity to try out Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Strips this week, and they fit the bill perfectly. Tyson Grilled Chicken Breast & Strips are fully cooked, 98% fat-free whole breast fillets without preservatives or breading. They’re a quick and … Read more

Alphabet Crafts by No Time for Flash Cards – Giveaway

It’s no secret that I adore No Time for Flash Cards.

Allie, the gifted author and owner of No Time for Flash Cards, has recently published an e-book called Alphabet Crafts.

The e-book is everything I have come to expect from Allie. Some of the projects are things I’ve seen on her site; some are exclusive to the e-book.

After we downloaded the book, Grace and I looked through it together to pick a craft we could do together.

Lisa Leonard Designs Giveaway

You know how they say diamonds are a girl’s best friend? That’s not true for me. Personalized jewelry is my best friend. Initials, names, birthstones, little teeny faces. As long as it’s personalized, I’ll love it. As you might imagine, I am over the moon about this necklace from Lisa Leonard Designs – I don’t feel the need to say anything else about it because it speaks for itself. I have had my eye on a couple of Lisa’s necklaces for months. I just adore them. This is my other favorite. You know, the one I’ll be ordering next week. … Read more