Feb 072015
 

Make-a-Wish has long been a group of which I’ve thought very highly.  Putting a smile on a child’s face is always something wonderful, but when it’s a child with a lift-threatening medical condition that could use the extra pick-me-up, it’s even more amazing.

Vote for Make-a-Wish to win a grant from the LIDS Foundation!

When Bubbles gets just a little older and can better understand the concept, I’d like to go through the process to be a wish-granter and be able to help out financially.  Until then, though, and until I have some fundraising plans in place, there’s an easy way that we can all help Make-a-Wish.  All you need to do is vote! Continue reading »

Feb 042015
 

A few weeks ago I received one of the emails that, as a blogger, a movie lover and a Disney fan, makes you stand up and squeal loudly enough that your husband asks what on Earth is wrong.  I was being invited back to L.A. by Disney to cover the #McFarlandUSAEvent.

Kevin Costner stars in McFarland, USA #McFarlandUSAEvent

Unfortunately, due to a previous commitment, I had to turn down the trip.  I was pretty heart-broken to have to do so, as the trip was going to cover some exciting entertainment news that I have been looking forward to. Continue reading »

Feb 022015
 

Bubbles has been very excited about Valentine’s Day this year.  I think part of it is how closely it both follows Christmas and precedes her birthday.  It’s just an exciting time of year.

She has been asking what we’re going to do to celebrate Valentine’s Day, and as this is the first year she’s showed much interest, I’m leaving it up to her.  (Within reason, of course.)  So while that’s unlikely to mean a fancy dinner out for hubby and I, it will mean a lot of family fun for all of us, and I prefer that any day of the week, anyway.

7 Family-Friendly Valentines Movies and Shows for Valentine's Day Continue reading »

Jan 282015
 

Lately I have been in the mood for my Mom’s Taco Salad.  It’s a great recipe (I’ll share it with you all one of these days), a little different than a traditional taco salad.  It’s not hard to make, but it does take a little advanced planning.

This Quick & Easy Taco Salad recipe has all the yummy flavors of a taco on one plate. No big shell needed, just add a few crushed tortilla chips to give you that nice crunch.Thank you to Lunchbox for sponsoring this post. Words & opinions are my own.

I was trying to decide what to make for lunch recently and after going through all the cabinets, fridge and freezer, I realized that I had everything on hand to make tacos.  Which meant that I had everything I needed to make the Quick & Easy Taco Salad recipe from the Kraft Recipe Hub.  Hubby likes taco salad, also, so I decided to whip this recipe up for lunch. Continue reading »

Jan 272015
 

This shop and smoky ketchup recipe have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions, photos and recipes are mine alone. #GameTimeGrub #CollectiveBias

When it comes to dips, I don’t limit myself to just chips.  That’s not to say that I don’t love a good chip and dip, because I do.  But I also like to dip chicken strips, fries, onion rings, pizza, and if the sauce or dip is particular good, a spoon.

Smoky Ketchup recipe and Copycat Outback Bloom Sauce recipe with Alexia Fries, Sweet Potato Fries and Onion Rings #GameTimeGrub

Hubby has been craving onion rings lately.  They’re not something I’ve ever made before, though my Mom made homemade ones frequently when I was a kid.  Instead, I just picked up a bag of Alexia Crispy Onion Rings when I was shopping at Walmart the other day.  Far easier and much less messy than homemade, for sure, something that has extra merit on game day when you’re trying to feed a crowd. Continue reading »