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Canon EOS Rebel T51 from BEst Buy #CanonAtBestBuy #HintingSeason

Make it a Canon holiday from Best Buy! #HintingSeason #CanonAtBestBuy

As a blogger who makes a living from creating great content for brands, excellent photography is a big part of what makes posts attractive and successful to companies that I work with.  While smart phone cameras are good in a pinch, nothing can be the quality of a photographs and videos taken from a … [Read More...]

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Today is my birthday.  I don't know if I feel older or wiser than I did yesterday - isn't that what you are supposed to feel on your birthday??? I know I feel tired, heavier and slower.  My body is certainly aging and I'm not doing a bang-up job of taking care of it.  Most days, my version of … [Read More...]

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Spend the holidays and beyond with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Chicago is a city that is rich in activities and cultural opportunities, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is always something that I've wanted to attend. I'd always though that the CSO was something that required my children to be older to truly appreciate - so I needed to either wait until they … [Read More...]

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Disney PLANES Rollback at Walmart! #PlanesToTheRescue #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PlanesToTheRescue #CollectiveBias Looking for last minute holiday gift ideas? Delight the little ones in your life with Disney Planes items now on Rollback at Walmart! All items listed below … [Read More...]

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FLASH GIVEAWAY: Hot Toys from our friends at Spin Master!

The great folks over at Spin Master Toys have decided to treat my readers this holiday season by letting me to a super-fast giveaway with not one but TWO of their hottest toys from the Chicago Toy & Game Fair. Included in the giveaway are: 1.  Sew Cool Sewing Studio.  The Sew Cool Sewing … [Read More...]

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JOIN ME: #CleanCouponing Holiday Gifts Twitter Party 12/11 at 9pm EDT / 8pm CDT

It's December and I'm thrilled to be a co-host again for the #CleanCouponing Holiday Gifts Twitter party coming up Thursday, December 11th!  We’ll be chatting from 9pm -  10 pm Eastern time (8pm - 9pm Central Time) with @FlourSackMama. RSVP HERE for #CleanCouponing party and enter to win great … [Read More...]

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park in Elmhurst is great fun for kids and adults (

Jump Around with a Giveaway from Sky Zone Elmhurst!

With Christmas Break coming up and the kids being off from school for two weeks, I'm looking for fun things to keep them occupied so that no one goes crazy.  Including me. Places like Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Elmhurst make sure that you AND you kids can go and jump out all of your extra … [Read More...]

Join the @Kenmore #HolidayMagic Twitter party on 12:11 at 7pm CDT (

JOIN ME: Kenmore #HolidayMagic Twitter Party – 12/11 7pm CDT

The holidays are upon us and Momma Cuisine and Kenmore are inviting you for a Twitter party talking about the magic of the holidays in the #HolidayMagic Twitter party on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. CDT with our fabulous cohosts, including ME! I'm excited to talk about the magic of … [Read More...]

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Deals of the Day – December 3rd

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Room 363 is a great example of a local merchant to shop at for holiday gifts (

3 ways to keep it local this holiday season

This post recently appeared on where I am a regular contributor.   This past weekend was Small Business Saturday – a time to focus on local-owned, small businesses in your community that you can support during the holiday shopping season. While I love shopping at the … [Read More...]

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#TransformationTuesday – Week Thirteen #JenGetsFit

Week thirteen of #TransformationTuesday posts and I've got nothing.  Zip.  Zilch. I'd like to blame it on #NaBloPoMo and having to post something every day for the last 30 days.  But that's not it.  I think I am suffering from a case of BWO. Binge. Watching. Overload. I've been watching the … [Read More...]

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Disney Reveals live action #Cinderella

A live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, “Cinderella” brings to life the timeless images from Disney’s 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually-dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation. The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella … [Read More...]

Join and get 10% cash back on your purchases ( is my go-to for holiday savings! #LoveFreeShipping #CleverGirls

Holiday shopping is in full swing, and there's nothing better than finding ways to save additional money this holiday.  I've discovered this great new website that gives you cash back and additional savings and rebates for online shopping - something that definitely coming in handy on Cyber … [Read More...]

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Stream of Consciousness – Week 7 #SOC #freewriting #SOCSunday #NaBloPoMo

This is my seventh week of participating in the Stream of Consciousness link-up from one of my favorite bloggers, Jaime over at Love Jaime. You’re asked to set the timer for 5-7 minutes and JUST WRITE. Other than that, there are no rules. You can participate on Saturday or Sunday, and then link your … [Read More...]

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Walt Disney Animation Studios Sets Sail With MOANA!!!

Walt Disney Animation Studios revealed plans for “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated comedy-adventure about a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to fulfill her ancestors' quest. In theaters in late 2016, the film is directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker ("The … [Read More...]