Celebrate Summer at the Naperville Illinois #Ribfest! #GrillingIsHappiness

The Naperville, Illinois Ribfest is the perfect place to celebrate summer!  I was there yesterday and had an absolute blast!  It was important for me to go to Ribfest this year because even though I live in the Chicago area, I've never had the opportunity to go to this legendary festival.  A friend of mine from college was able to go with me and we loved every minute of the day.  Ribfest has fun, food, games, rides, music and more.  Pictures tell … [Read more...]

What Is It Like To Meet Ty Pennington? You Can Find Out For Yourself At #Ribfest on 6/30!

"What a nice guy!", that was the universal sentiment as everyone left the Sears Grilling is Happiness Reception.  Ty Pennington charmed everyone with his easy going manner and sparkling smile. Charming Funny Kind Caring Warm Those were my impressions of this television star/former model/designer/actor/author/ spokesperson.  In fact my first question had to do with the variety of jobs he's accomplished so successfully. Kelly:  Of all the … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Perfect Father’s Day Gift for Every Dad Who Loves to Grill and Every Budget! (US, Ends 6/27)

First, a quick quiz about grilling! Test your knowledge! Are you a weekend warrior? A rookie on the barbie? A true grillmaster? 1.  What is the most popular holiday for grilling? a.  Father's Day b.  4th of July c. Memorial Day d.  Labor Day 2.  What is the most popular thing to cook on a grill? a.  Steak b.  Hot Dogs c.  Burgers d.  Chicken 3.  Who was the first US President to barbecue at the White … [Read more...]

Sweet Corn = Summer Sunshine! Easy, Delicious, and Fresh – How to Cook Fresh Sweet Corn and Recipe for Corn Chowder!

Fresh Bright Sunshine Sweet Delicious Summer What do you think of when you think of sweet corn?  Corn on the cob is a huge part of our summer menus.  It's so easy to cook and makes any meal a summer feast!  If you are serving hamburgers or hot dogs... "yawn" add corn on the cob?  You've got a summer celebration! How do you cook your sweet corn?  If it's just the three of us, we wrap our cleaned (husk and silk off) corn in a damp paper … [Read more...]

Join Rosie And Me at LeapFrog’s Free Summer Camp – Starts June 4th – Avoid the “Summer Slide”! #CleverLFCamp and #spon

Thank you to LeapFrog for sponsoring my post about Leapfrog Summer Camp. To sign up for LeapFrog Summer Camp, please click here. #CleverLFCamp #spon The amazing people at LeapFrog are offering a special program for parents and kids (age 4-7) to help make summer learning fun! Children experience a loss of academic skills and knowledge over the summer.  Studies show that "Summer Slide" is estimated to be equal to about 1 month, but this … [Read more...]

My Before and Afters! Tips for Your Own Patio Makeover on a Budget!

I am so excited about my latest project!! I'm did a makeover of my patio/pool area with goodies from Sears "Simply Outdoors" to get ready for our Memorial Day Party.  Are you working on your patio?  Do you have something special coming up like a graduation or party?   Sears has a fantabulous online catalog that even includes Style Tips!  Perfect for browsing, daydreaming, drooling... oops, did I just type that out loud? Tip #1: … [Read more...]