Sunday, October 19, 2014

Saturday Morning Etsy Blackholes

Its been a while, too long really, since I was sucked into Etsy for the better part of a morning. Lazy Saturdays are perfect for that though, right?
How Zorro spends his Saturdays :)
I used to have a busy Etsy shopped, that I closed, and then opened up a new one that I was too busy to fill and keep going. But, now that I am on another giant purge and feeling super crafty-- it's a fall thing-- I've been super tempted to start stocking it with cool finds again. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Sharing My Purple Purse Story to End Financial Abuse

*This is a compensated blog post in collaboration with Allstate Foundation® and Latina Bloggers Connect. Everything stated is my own opinion, and my story*
If you had to walk out on your life right now, right this very second, do you think you could do it? This is not an exercise asking what 3 things you would grab from your house if it was burning or what you want to be stranded on a deserted island with. Rather, I'm asking you to think about the things that keep you where you are, doing what you do and staying with the people you are with. Could you really walk out on all of that?

As much as we like to think money and finances shouldn't and don't control our lives, they do. It's the reason why so many women stay in abusive relationships,

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Astronauts, Launches, a Kickstarter from @SpaceFlightGrp and #ISSRDC

I've never met anyone that had the opportunity to see a shuttle or rocket launch and wasn't changed by it. Most of us become addicted, lining the streets, bridges and nearby waterways to feel that rumble. 

Three years ago today, I was sitting on the banks of the Indian River, with my three sisters, hoping to see my first and last shuttle launch.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Disney On Ice is Back in Chicago!

Disney on Ice is back! Before I had a couple little tastes of Disney, you couldn't convince me it was at all entertaining. But then I went to Disney World, actually watched a couple of the films and last year I went to Disney on Ice. So much fun!

Disney on Ice is coming back to Chicago in just a couple weeks, and I have a ticket promo for all my blog readers that want to go. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Canyon Rafting With The Adventure Company! #Travel #Adventure

Finding good, safe outfitters when you are traveling is always important. I like to do a little research before every trip, but there are some times when you are traveling without concrete plans that you need to make a choice on the go. 

Got some information in my email today about The Adventure Company and thought I would share it with my readers. I know a lot of you are always looking for travel ideas for the family. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Mango Shortcake You'll Want to Crave #Recipe #DairyFree

With mangoes being in season, they have been super cheap so I always grab a couple at a time. The extra leaves me with one to try making something new, even if I don't always know what that something new is going to be. A couple weeks ago I was thinking about strawberry shortcake, only I didn't have strawberries on hand. 

So instead I made this!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Milo's Kitchen Treats for Zorro and a #MKTreatTruck #Giveaway

*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post the Milo’s Kitchen® dog treats, gift cards, and information have been provided by Milo’s Kitchen® to complete this review. All opinions are my own, with input from Zorro. *

When it comes to Zorro's health and diet, everyone tells me I spoil him, but I don't see it that way. Everyone should provide their family pet with the best diet possible in order to maintain their health.  When the Milo's Kitchen Treats folks contacted me, I looked over all the ingredients and info on their website and was impressed. So Zorro and I decided to give them a try!