Why You Need Life Insurance

Why You Need Life Insurance


This post was sponsored by MetLife as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I haven’t shared the hard turn my life has taken over the past 18 months. Today’s post gets a little personal. Usually, our posts stick to ways to make your life easier, but today I…

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watermelon lemonade

Enjoy This Refreshing Watermelon Mint Lemonade Recipe


When it’s hot and humid I just want to lay in the hammock and sip on a cool and refreshing drink. I may or may not have a fan blowing on me while I’m in the hammock….just sayin’. Usually, my drink is very cold, fruit infused water but some days I really love this watermelon mint lemonade. The recipe will…

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PolaroidSnapTouchReview

All The Reasons You’ll Love The Polaroid Snaptouch Camera


Note: this post contains affiliate links. Buying product through my site doesn’t cost you extra but tosses a few extra pennies my way to help keep this site going. If you are of a certain age you remember the old Polaroid cameras. You know the one, they ejected about a 4×4 image with the classic white strip at the bottom. We’d…

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How To Make A Sparkly Unicorn Shirt

How To Make A Fun Unicorn Shirt For Kids


My niece has been visiting us for a week of “Camp Thompson” so, of course, we had to make a shirt. After digging through the pile of clothes she brought with her we found a plain black tank top that we could jazz up. It’s moments like these that I love having a Cricut Air 2 machine. We completed this…

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Fruit Salad with Honey Yogurt Dip

Summer Fresh Fruit Salad with Honey Yogurt Dip Recipe


Summer is in full swing which means easy and refreshing snacks is the name of the game. It doesn’t get much easier than this summer fresh fruit salad with honey yogurt dip. A handful of ingredients plus your favorite summer fruit and you are on your way to a delicious lunch or afternoon snack.  The great thing about this recipe is…

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Insider Tips For Visiting Mackinac Island


Mackinac Island is a very popular destination during the summer months for a very good reason. It is a lot of fun to visit, is one of the few remaining car-free zones in the United States and offers much to do both indoors and outside. Oh, and there is fudge….lots and lots of tasty fudge. You can read about what…

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London's Hidden Rivers

London’s Hidden Rivers Book Review


So, I haven’t said much here, but I just finished writing Secret Cleveland: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful & Obscure (due out Aug 15) so when the opportunity to review another type of “secret” book was offered to me I quickly agreed. There is something about finding things that are “secret” or “hidden” that really speaks to me and…

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Beach Cocktails

Beach Cocktails Book Review


When I was asked if I wanted to review a book titled Beach Cocktails from Coastal Living I didn’t even hesitate. I mean, seriously, what wouldn’t there be to love? Beaches + cocktails = two of my favorite things. This beautifully photographed, hardcover book instantly won me over. As soon as I opened the book I knew I had a…

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Chevrolet Rockin’ on the Riverfront Summer Concert Series

Classic Rock Is Rockin’ The Detroit Riverfront This Summer!


The GMRENCEN partnered with me for this experience. All opinions expressed in this piece are my own. This is the summer of Classic Rock n Roll along the Detroit Riverfront. You summer just got a whole lot better with the annual Chevrolet Rockin’ on the Riverfront Concert Series, back for its 12th year,  and the icing on the cake is that…

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All The Things To Do On Mackinac Island, MI


Thinking of planning a trip to northern Michigan to visit one of the few car-free islands in the U.S.? Wondering what there could possibly be to do during a visit? Well, look no further. I’m sharing all my favorite activities with you here. Start packing because there are many things to do on Mackinac Island and you won’t want to…

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