The Bonds of Blood Book Tour {Book Review}

The Bonds of Blood Book Tour {Book Review}

The Bonds of Blood (The Revenant Wyrd Saga #1) In the world of Saracin, the Goddess damns the earth that killed her two beloved angels and tears it into six realms. As a reminder of their transgression, each person is branded with a stigmata on their palms as testament of their home realm and their […]

I Refuse To Give Up Paper Planners

I Refuse To Give Up Paper Planners

And my fiance taunts me mercilessly for it.  We’re digital people.  Every single morning when I drag myself only half-caffeinated into my home office, I open up a color coded set of Google calendars.  One for each blog, for freelance work, and for other writing that I can turn all on at once to see […]

A Comprehensive Guide to Pool Safety {Guest Post}

A Comprehensive Guide to Pool Safety {Guest Post}

With summer fast approaching, the thought of spending scorching hot days in the pool can be enough to keep you daydreaming through those long hours at the office.  And while owning a pool is certainly a whole lot of guaranteed fun, you should also ensure you’ve covered the safety basics. The following list is a comprehensive collection […]

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. […]