NKOTB Cruise 2017 Recap Part 1: Pre-Party Was Amazeballs

I've been home for a solid 3 days since the cruise and the extra day in New Orleans for sleeping. I've been tired, per the usual which happens when you walk 40 miles over 4 days, burning 3 or 4k calories a day. I am not an active person so let's just say that is the first thing that will change before the next cruise because the week long hangover feeling after the cruise is getting old. Okay so … [Read more...]

Adding Some Fall Spice Into Your Life – Pumpkin Pie Latte Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MeijerCoffeeCreamerBundle #CollectiveBias   Despite the insanely, unseasonably warm weather Michigan has had for most of October, the leaves here have changed and more and more fall every time the wind picks up. It's time to break out the jeans, sweaters and my most favorite … [Read more...]

Feeling Beautiful At 40

As I type this post, I am less than 3 months away from turning 40 years old. The number doesn't scare me, I certainly don't look or act my age. But still, there is a small part of me, or parts rather, that are becoming dirty little reminders. My knees make a lot more noise than they used to. My face isn't showing wear and tear, I am constantly mistaken for being younger but if I don't stop being … [Read more...]

Get Your Laugh On And Help Kids In Need With 3 New Joke Books! #UHCCFBooks

I am a firm believer that most of the things in life that irritate people can be fixed with humor. I identify as a funny, albeit sarcastic person. One of my life motto's is if you don't laugh at least once a day, what is the point of getting out of bed? I like to make people laugh, especially my kids. I also like hearing and telling jokes, and I found some great books filled with jokes, and the … [Read more...]

My Love and Hate Relationship With Netflix

  It all starts out innocently enough. We get lured into streaming an endless amount of shows for a sliver of the cost of cable or┬ásatellite TV. I was on board with Netflix since the good old days of actual DVD rentals. I even took a break from the service thinking I had seen all there is to see and that was it. For a while... I came back to Netflix after trying the streaming … [Read more...]

So You Booked Your First Concert Cruise…

As I prepare for my 3rd concert cruise in a few weeks, I thought I would offer a few tips from my experiences with the Carnival line, as in brutally honest, real person advice. You are going to embark on an experience of a lifetime. When you booked your cruise you knew that somewhere deep down, you wanted to take this vacation to "get away" but also connect with that inner teenager. Choosing The … [Read more...]