Nov 30, 2010


Ho Ho AND WHOA, it is the holiday season!!! In conjunction with Blogher I was able to purchase goodies from The HomeGoods Store! The location here in Chicagoland is within the Elston Center 2731 N. Elston Avenue Chicago, IL 60647 773-276-3138. Who knew?

The parking was convenient, heck the entire shopping experience was convenient! I can't show you what I bought, well ~ because they're presents! BUT I can say that the staff was incredibly nice. There are huge savings to be had, and great buys to be made. The categories include several optimal shopping must-haves that ensure plenty of hours of fun. However, if you are in a hurry, that is cool too, because everything is well categorized and fully stocked.

I truly was able to purchase with the $25 card I was given by Blogher and Home Goods to buy well made, exquisite gifts. 

This was a delightful time. I certainly will return to do more damage! Look out!

All photos taken by


Nov 29, 2010

Dreams Of The Acadia

                                  Photo courtesy of

What is white, cold as ice, awesome and is NOT SNOW? The GMC Acadia of course! This vehicle is the stuff dreams are made of. It is roomy, handles and and is sleek with all the amenities. It can include a moon-roof - in the front and in the back - also room for the entertainment screen - WOW, imagine that! This one hits the road packing in all the pomp and circumstance and more!

It is as spacious as a truck, luxurious as any sedan, rides like the wind and handles like a race car. I could not help but whip around Chicago street's curves with extra speed to feel how the Acadia dug into the road.

In my opinion, it simply doesn't get any better than this!

Any questions??

Nov 23, 2010

Sauza Tequila & Chef Marcela Valladolid

If you partied at all in college, you have a tequila story. In fact, all night, that was the recurring theme for just about everyone. Yet shamed or not, within minutes we were ALL happily sipping away Chef Marcela Valladolid drink recipes!

We sampled several tasty drinks and "SAUZA TEQUILA" infused meal options during the course of the night - what a treat! A beautiful home as background, with the company of many Chicago area social media mavens taking "soiree" to a new level!

My favorite treats of the night were the deep fried olives, the brussel sprouts, and the warmed tequila sangria. For the "meat eaters" the tequila smothered turkey was a huge hit. So fun and fortunate! Kicking off the fall and winter season with ideas, glamour and good times - who can beat that!

I was invited to attend this dinner party and was  not compensated outside of a swag bag that included two bottles of tequila and Chef Marcela's new book. I did not write this  post inebriated and as always, the opinions are my own.

Nov 10, 2010

Be Fit with the Wii Fit!

Woman playing with dog on the beach

So I  FINALLY broke down and purchased a Wii. I've had a Wii fit collecting dust in my closet because I refused to put out $200.00 on yet another technical thingamabobby! But after failing to win one after entering every single imaginable give-away, after bribing over-indulged children I knew who had two or three, and after driving to the local Sports Authority on 15 separate occasions over the past year, I decided it was time.

No more excuses. I live a fit life, but just not fit enough. I feel that if I add this extra option, I can burn those extra calories that have somehow alluded my aging metabolism! Yes, I need the help of the Wii.

Why? Well, for a number of reasons. The first being I am overweight. Sure, I do yoga every single day, I walk my dog half a mile and I am still 15 pounds from where I wish to be! Second, my friend from High School is getting married over the holidays and the dress I want to wear looks good, but I want it to look GREAT, and lastly my son threatened to sell my Wii Fit Plus that I received at a Wii Party, if I did not use it! So I put my money where my mouth is, literally.

I slapped down that $179.00 and am actually very happy that I did! I spend 25 minutes doing yoga, boxing, running and balancing! It was truly fun and engaging. So keeping in tune with my fitness goals throughout the remainder of the year I will be sharing my journey and hope that you will be sharing your thoughts!