Here in the Chicago area (and probably most of the country) we’ve been having an extended summer, more like an Indian summer. This is thanks to the crazy weather patterns, hurricanes, and who knows what else we have been facing. In early September we thought for sure that fall was on the way with high temps hovering in the upper 60s and low 70s. And then something happened. Temperatures started rising and before you knew it we had several days of 90 + temp. As a matter of fact two days in a row the heat index was 102...Read More
I have a confession. Until a couple of months ago I had not worked out in over 2.5 years! That is a long stretch of doing nothing. I was recently contacted by Curves to help celebrate their 25th birthday. The timing was perfect! My husband and I have been dragging our feet with getting started again. I needed a push. I bought a new elliptical machine back in June, but I can count on one hand the number of times I have used it. It is so hard to start a workout habit. But, when you are presented with...Read More
Although I am not a fan of the cold, I do love the fall. I love dressing in cute layers, wearing cute boots, and I love fall colors. And I also love shopping! Lately my favorite things to shop for are new items for my home. There is nothing more fun than decorating your new home after you finally move in. Although we’ve been in our home for 6 months now, things have been moving fairly slowly. I still have much decorating left to do. So, when I was asked to check out the At Home store and report...Read More
I’m VERY late posting this. It has been a very busy summer! But now it’s time…. school has started! My girls are officially in high school. I CANNOT BELIEVE IT!!! It was enough getting used to being the mother of teenagers, and now I’m the mother of highschoolers! And the boys are entering 6th grade. Time flies! It seems like just yesterday that they were in preschool! If you have babies cherish every little thing, because before you know it they will be taller than you with huge feet. 🙂 As a mother, nothing makes you feel better than...Read More
We have already established that I am a smartphone snob. And I love my Samsung Phones. I also need to have a very reliable phone signal when out and about. I was happy to check out the Galaxy S7 Edge on Republic Wireless. One of the first things that I did was install the Speedtest app so that I could see just how fast the Republic Wireless 4G LTE network is. The result was pretty impressive. I got 24.03 Mbps download speeds and 10.06 Mbps upload speeds. Not bad, not bad at all. This is plenty of speed...Read More
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