BJ’s Wholesale Club Gift Card Giveaway

BJ’s Wholesale Club Gift Card Giveaway

As the boys get older, I find myself more and more interested in getting everything I can in bulk, and at as low of a price as possible. Where just a few years ago, the kids were eating only a cup of spaghetti, now each of them can put away more food than I can. […]

$500 Whole Foods Market Gift Card Giveaway

$500 Whole Foods Market Gift Card Giveaway

I’ve been working very hard this year to eat better.  Not some crazy diet or demanding kale in every meal or anything, but just a little cleaner here and a little simpler there.  I’ve learned to make a lot more things myself (hello delicious ravioli!) that were out of reach before.  It’s cheaper to make […]

Golf For The Whole Family

Golf For The Whole Family

When we moved from the inner city to the country during my teenage years, I frequently drove past the local golf club.  Our high school even had a golf team.  Being from where I was, I felt like the young men on that team were extra classy.  And that’s what golf has always been, a […]

Why It’s Important To Teach Your Kids To Swim {Guest Author}

Why It’s Important To Teach Your Kids To Swim {Guest Author}

My sister Linda has a son Randy who is on the swim team in high school. I went to watch him at a meet recently, and it was thrilling to see him fearlessly plunge into the water as the race started. I thought to myself that I was so glad she had started him on […]

I Put A Glass In My Keurig

I Put A Glass In My Keurig

Normally that would be added to the list of “Dumb Things Brooke Does Before Her Coffee’s Done”.  But this time, it was on purpose.  I received a set of hand-blown glass insulated cups from Ozeri.  The best part?  They’re good for hot or cold drinks.  The sides are two walls of glass with a space […]

Making My Inner Housewife Happy With HoneyBaked

Making My Inner Housewife Happy With HoneyBaked

About a month ago I started watching Mad Men.  I know, I’m behind.  I’ve been catching up with Netflix binges.  There was part of an episode in the first season that stuck with me.  Betty Draper, the iconic housewife, was offered a part time job outside of the home.  While they were discussing her working, […]

Curse The Moon {Book Review & Giveaway}

Lee Jackson Brings Heat To The Cold War. His code-name is Atcho. He leads guerrilla fighters through the US-supported insurgency that rages at the Bay of Pigs in the early days of Fidel Castro’s Cuba. Captured and cast into the island’s worst dungeons, Atcho learns that a phantom-like officer of the Soviet KGB shadows him. […]

Tips For Adding Color To Your Home On A Budget

Tips For Adding Color To Your Home On A Budget

It’s the time of year where we’re at the end of the dreary cold weather and getting ready to rock our sandals.  Yay for Spring!  Except Spring has started out with a lot of snow here.  Apparently Mother Nature didn’t get the memo.  You can bring Spring’s cheerfulness indoors though with splashes of color throughout […]

90s Songs Playlist For Kicking Monday’s Derierre

90s Songs Playlist For Kicking Monday’s Derierre

  Even though it was actually the early 2000s when I graduated from high school and joined the “grown up world”, I still adore the music from the 90s.  There were many nights spent with a radio on as I did my homework and lots of calls to our local station request favorites.  I figured, […]

Showing My Doggie Love On My Hoodie

Showing My Doggie Love On My Hoodie

We’ve all seen the bumper stickers:  ”I love my Poodle” “I love my Golden Retriever”.  Well, I love my Bichon Frise. What’s not to love about a dog that sits on your feet when it’s cold, gives kisses whenever possible, and is ALWAYS happy?  When Idakoos.com reached out to me and asked if I’d like […]