Apr 252017

The Kentucky Derby is an exciting time for people around the world.  Even growing up in Maine people would gather on race day to watch the horses run and possibly even throw a themed Kentucky Derby party.

Tips for Hosting a Winner's Circle-Worthy Kentucky Derby PartyTop image courtesy of kentuckytourism.com

When I moved to Kentucky the excitement surrounding the Derby only grew, with lots of events leading up to race day and Kentucky Derby parties to attend.  If you’re planning your own Kentucky Derby party I have some great tips for you on how to make it winner circle-worthy. Thank you to Thorntons for partnering with me so I can share these party tips with you. Continue reading »

Oct 052016

I am partnering with Dean’s Dairy during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to share their goal of generating resources for the fight against breast cancer here in Kentucky and Indiana.

Bubbles asked me the other day why she was seeing so much more pink around town.  Pink is one of her two favorite colors, so she definitely noticed the uptick in it’s usage.

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, purchase Dean's Dairy's DairyPure Milk and they will make a donation for each gallon purchased

Since she’s only five I had a more vague conversation about Breast Cancer Awareness Month than I will when she’s a little older.  I told her that people are wearing and using pink to remind others about a disease that many people have. Continue reading »

Sep 252016

Growing up in Maine we didn’t have any local zoos.  We really didn’t even have any non-local zoos.  I had visited one in Canada and one in Florida while on vacation, but that was it.  So when I moved to Kentucky I was excited to find that it was just a quick trip to the Louisville Zoo.

Riding the carousel horses at the Louisville Zoo

Since then we have been to the Louisville Zoo on a number of occasions.  We have a list of “must do” items, like a ride on the carousel which only costs $2 to ride (it’s $3 for unlimited rides all day).  We then fill in the rest of the time with whatever animals are out that day, any shows that might be taking place, or new displays that are being rotated through like the LEGO creations we recently saw. Continue reading »

May 132013

Thanks to US Family Guide for providing Thomas the Train Tour tickets for our family.

Bubbles enjoys watching Thomas the Train and so I was excited to find out that the Go Go Thomas Tour 2013 would be making a stop at the Kentucky Railroad Museum.  It’s not too far from us and it would be our first time riding a train, too.  So we’re planning a day out with Thomas!

The Thomas the Train Tour 2013 - Louisville Stops #ThomastheTrain

The event offers little engineer-hopefuls a chance to have a 25 minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine and participate in activities such as: Continue reading »

Aug 172012

Are you a home cook living in Kentucky?

I have loved to cook for my entire life.  I “opened” my first restaurant out of my mother’s kitchen when I was 7 or 8 years old, offering scrambled eggs, toast, bacon, and juice for 25 cents a plate.  My mom laughed – until the neighbors would swing by and ask me for my breakfast special (prices quickly rose at my mother’s request; we did have to cover our expenses, of course!).

Limited Edition Hunt's Delicious Dinners Cravebox - Kentucky Home Cooks

I still love to cook now, but I don’t have nearly as much time to get creative in the kitchen as I did back then. Work, family, errands, household tasks, reading “My Little Word Book” to my daughter for the 19th time that day – there just ins’t as much free time on my calendar as there were in my younger days.  That’s why I can’t wait to receive my limited edition Hunt’s® Delicious Dinners Cravebox!

This Cravebox will feature a new Dinner Sauce from Hunt’s that has the garden-fresh taste of Hunt’s California-grown tomatoes, combined with ethnic-inspired seasonings and ingredients.  They cost just $10 (to cover the cost of shipping and handling) and contain a collection of products that will help you create a tasty, easy meal for your family.  The icing on the cake?  Ten random boxes will contain a $100 VISA gift card and one random box will contain a grand prize worth $250!

These boxes are limited to residents of Kentucky and are sure to go quickly.  If you’re interested in getting in on this offer, head over to the Cravebox Hunt’s Delicious Dinners page and register!  Boxes are expected to ship on or around September 1st.

This is a sponsored post by me on behalf of SheSpeaks and Cravebox.  All opinions are, as always, 100% that of myself and my family.