Crock Pot Creamy Tortellini and Chicken Sausage Soup

Crock Pot  Creamy Tortellini and Chicken Sausage Soup

There is nothing quite like hot soup on a cold day. And since cold is synonymous with Michigan, we eat a heck of a lot of soup during the winter. I am totally digging this recipe, which I’ve tweaked to our liking over time. Since we’re amid the holidays, I love that it’s red, white and […]

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Family Getaways In Michigan During Winter

Family Getaways In Michigan During Winter

RE-PIN HERE! It’s getting to be that time of year…We’re all starting to get antsy for some sunshine. While a vacation to California or Florida sounds wonderful, it isn’t always logistically feasible to travel that far with children, nor is it affordable. My solution is to plan a mini weekend giveaway that’s a bit less […]

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Michigan Product for Families: The Green Glove Dryer {+ Giveaway ENDS 12/22}

The Green Glove Dryer Giveaway

The post below is sponsored by the Green Glove Dryer. All opinion expressed are my own. Every once in awhile a product catches my eye as something I never knew I needed until I saw it. One such product is The Green Glove Dryer, made by a Michigan mom who was searching for a greener way […]

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Getting Back on a Healthy Track in 2015 {+ New Unilever Dry Sprays Available at Meijer!}

Dry Spray

My husband and I at The Color Run a few years back. Love having a partner in crime to keep me motivated! The post below is sponsored by Meijer. All opinion expressed are my own. Almost two years ago, I was privileged to be a part of the Shaklee 180 team of blogging women from […]

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10 Children’s Books by Michigan Authors Every Kid Needs {+ Giveaway with Bucket Fillers Inc. ENDS 12/18}

10 Children's Books by Michigan Authors

Amazon affiliate links used below. When you purchase items from these links, you support my blog {and the author too!}. One super simple way to support our state is by purchasing books written by local authors. As a mama who is passionate about early literacy, I am constantly looking for fun books to read to […]

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Michigan Goodies Flash Giveaway! {Ends 12/12}

Michigan Goodies Giveaway

I am very thankful for all of you, so when I was out shopping local the other day, I thought it would be fun to shop for one of you. Thank you for reading. It means the world to my family and I! To celebrate the season, I am awarding one lucky reader a prize […]

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5 Reasons To Visit Milford, Michigan This Holiday Season

5 Reasons To Visit Milford, Michigan This Holiday Season

I posted on my Facebook last week how I had the opportunity to visit Milford for the village’s Big Reveal of holiday-inspired storefronts. Many people responded and even mentioned my photos alone made them want to visit. {P.S. You need to go check out these photos of the event. So fun!} I had baby boy […]

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Family Fun in Southeast Michigan in December 2014 {Ann Arbor, Detroit, Flint and Lansing}

Family Fun in Southeast Michigan in December 2014

Do you hear what I hear? It’s December! A few weeks ago I shared a post about 25+ Christmas events happening around SE Michigan, so today’s post is focused on everything else that’s happening in the month of December, which of course, includes a TON more holiday-related events. So many fun things going on…Plan some fun […]

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Shop Small and Local With Erin’s Headbandz for Cute Winter Gear {+ Giveaway ENDS 12/12}

Hat Giveaway

The first place I look when shopping for presents is through my friend’s list. I am incredibly lucky and have many friends that make the coolest stuff ever! I am thankful for well-marketed days like today’s Small Business Saturday to have the opportunity to highlight a fellow momprenuer. One of my best girlfriends, Erin, is a […]

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#ShopSmall With FREE Money from American Express {$30 in Credit!}

#ShopSmall

I don’t know about you all, but I LOVE the Small Business Saturday movement, which is coming to a local street near you this Saturday, Nov. 29. American Express cardholders can register their cards TODAY for a FREE $10 credit, which can be used a total of three times {at different spots} for $30 in savings, at participating #ShopSmall retailers. There […]

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Michigan Gift Ideas for Busy Moms {+ Giveaway for Meijer Gift Cards!}

Healthy Blues Extras

The post below is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. All opinions expressed are my own. One of my favorite local corporate blogs is aHealthierMichigan.org from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. The writers and social team publish GREAT content, and I often find myself clicking on their links to learn more about the latest and greatest […]

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30 Gift Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers {That Moms Will Love Too!}

Gift Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Post contains affiliate links. When you click on these links and purchase items, you help support this blog. With three little ones, I often am asked for gift recommendations. Since my oldest is 4, my expertise pretty much ends at the preschool set. But I think I finally have it down as far as which […]

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