We are partnering with Cookies BBQ on a very special giveaway.  Now, for those of you in Iowa and around the Midwest, well, there is little I am able to do that will extend awareness of their popular products.  But – for those of you who are Not located in the Midwest – well, Cookies […]

Kiss Me GIVEAWAY Winners

We need to announce the winners of our Kiss Me giveaway. Once again, we had an incredible response. Congratulations to Cheryl from Oklahoma, David from Wisconsin, Carol from California. I sincerely hope all of you have a great Valentine’s Day or enjoy your wine for another special occasion. And, a big thank you to Summerset […]

10% OFF COUPON for Super Superbowl Snack

I stumbled on this Football Shaped Summer Sausage years ago and order one each year for my family to snack on during the Superbowl. This is from Silver Creek Specialty Meats out of Oshkosh, WI. We posted about their company a couple years ago on our site and even partnered with them last year for […]


I stumbled on Kiss Me wine years ago and just thought the name of the wine was so clever.  It’s a perfect way to inject a little humor along with a little romance into a relationship by giving a hint to someone that you would like to be kissed.  Just pull out that bottle of […]

GIVEAWAY – Irma Harding Calendar 2015

We had such a great response to the Canning Pickling, and Freezing with Irma Harding Cookbook Giveaway (click the link for more information or to purchase the book directly from Octane Press) that we decided to giveaway TWO instead of just one – so congratulations to Lyndsey from Missouri and Karen from Kansas. No need […]

GIVEAWAY – Canning, Pickling, and Freezing with Irma Harding

This publisher contacted us a while ago and we talked through a few ideas with them.  One idea was to offer a giveaway of this cookbook that revives the 1950s icon Irma Harding. For anyone who loves preserving garden fresh vegetables at home, Canning, Pickling and Freezing with Irma Harding offers tried and tested modern […]

Trades of Hope – Your Accessories Give Her Necessities

This is from Wendy……. Globally 40% of all Women make less than 2.00 a day. Women are paid 25 cents to a man’s dollar. 70% of those living in poverty around the world are women. It has been proven if you help 1 woman out of poverty, she will bring 4 others out with her. […]

Taste Test: Fusion Sugar

A recent trip to a cabin at the lake provided a chance to stop in Stillwater, Minnesota.  Always hoping to find something unique, there was pleasure in stumbling on the My Spice and Tea Co. Open for over a year they proudly carry the finest spices and herbs along with, specialty coffees and teas as […]

How to get your kids to stop the Mom Chant (or Dad Chant) with the Princess Jennifer technique…

For those of you who might be unfamiliar with the Mom Chant I suggest you watch the video clip we have uploaded from Family Guy so you know exactly what we mean by the Mom Chant. Ok, so during a recent family gathering my cousin Jenny told the story of the day she snapped on […]

How to Order and Eat Sushi for the First Time

So sushi has come up at the last couple family gatherings with most of the people at the table turning up their noses that they would not want to eat sushi.  This reminded me of the first time I ate sushi.  I had a client ask if we could meet at a sushi restaurant.  I […]