In the Chicago Area? Win 2 Tickets to See New Edition!

In the Chicago Area? Win 2 Tickets to See New Edition!

Yesss!!! My boys are coming back. I am a HUGE New Edition fan. I have been since I was a kid. And yes.. I still scream like a teen at their concerts. LOL! I have been to a few. I am very happy to be attending another to see them later this month. And ifContinue Reading

What You Need to Know to Start an Online Store

What You Need to Know to Start an Online Store

There are many kinds of entrepreneurs. Some of us write for a living, others are photographers, and some sell online products such as t-shirts, logo design, handcrafted items, or more. No matter what you do chances are that you have an online presence to help you get your products in front the eyes of others.Continue Reading

Why You Should Care About Your Blog Stats

Why You Should Care About Your Blog Stats

When you first starting blogging you may have been doing it just for fun. You were not worried about whether or not others were actually reading your posts. But then things changed. You realized that you loved the interaction, the networking, the community, and of course the attention from brands. You started being offered sponsoredContinue Reading

5 Tips to Being a Successful, Financially Independent Entrepreneur

5 Tips to Being a Successful, Financially Independent Entrepreneur

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Capital One 360. What Does It Mean to You to Be Financially Independent? I often sit around and daydream about winning the lottery. Of course for this to happen I have to remember to play. :) Winning the lottery is a means to instant financial freedomContinue Reading

Using OneNote to Organize Summer Fun

Using OneNote to Organize Summer Fun

School is out. Summer is officially here. And this means… that my kids are driving me crazy!! LOL! They are not in summer camp this year. They are in Mommy camp. This means that we need to have plenty of things on our calendar to fill up our summer schedule. I’m lucky in that myContinue Reading

Happy Picnic Month! Great Summer Picnic Recipes

Happy Picnic Month! Great Summer Picnic Recipes

July is my favorite month of the year! The weather is downright hot. And I love the heat!! The kids are out of school. And our schedule is usually packed with fun. Around here July is the only full summer month of the year that does not include any school days! My kids are inContinue Reading

Learning to See Your ROI on Video Conferencing

Learning to See Your ROI on Video Conferencing

  As a entrepreneur and home business owner I do a lot of video conferences. It seems that more and more users these days believe in the face to face approach, even when in two (or more) different places. For me, the setup is simple. All I need is my computer, an internet connection, and GoogleContinue Reading

Keep Kids Busy and Calm During a Natural Disaster Watch with Duracell

Keep Kids Busy and Calm During a Natural Disaster Watch with Duracell

  Duracell wants to know… do you have a summer disaster preparedness kit? Is it full of only safety items? Or does it also include items to keep your kids entertained? A great disaster preparedness kit needs to have both. Even in the midst of storms kids will be more comfortable and happy if providedContinue Reading

Happy National Sunglasses Day! VSP Understands My Obsession

Happy National Sunglasses Day! VSP Understands My Obsession

The weather here in Chicago is well… Chicago-like! It is hot as it can be, but we keep having thunderstorms. Between those storms the weather is humid and the sun is shining. I love summer! I love the warmth. I love the beauty. I love being able to go out without wearing 5 layers. AndContinue Reading

Our Earth to Echo Chicago Geocaching Adventure

Our Earth to Echo Chicago Geocaching Adventure

Chicago is a beautiful city! I was born here and I have lived here all my life. The thought of relocating to a warmer climate is tempting. However I quickly think about how much I do love this city and the thought of relocating fades away. Chicago is my home and if I left IContinue Reading

Kids Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S5: Maintain Your Sanity

Kids Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S5: Maintain Your Sanity

I am lucky in that my kids don’t play with my devices much. They have their own gadgets. My girls carry the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. My boys each have a Samsung Galaxy Kids Tab which they love. Yes, we are a Samsung family! I realize that we are lucky. Because of my job weContinue Reading

OneDrive Quota Increased to 1 TB for Office 365 Subscribers

OneDrive Quota Increased to 1 TB for Office 365 Subscribers

As you know by know, I am a huge fan of Cloud storage. Having all of my documents synced to the Cloud gives me peace of mind. And having all of my data sync instantly across all of my devices and computers makes working a peace of cake. No matter where I am and noContinue Reading

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