Wednesday, December 18, 2019

This Snowman Cheeseball is Adorable!

Here's a favorite recipe that will delight your guests young and old.  It's so easy to make!

Cherry Cordial Snowman from Wisconsin Cheese


Ingredients List


  1. Beat the cream cheese, mascarpone, confectioners’ sugar and bourbon in a large bowl until blended. Fold in chocolate and cherries. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Spoon a third of the mascarpone mixture into a plastic wrap-lined, small bowl, about 5 ½-inches diameter x 2-inches deep. Wrap with plastic wrap. Spoon the remaining mixture into a plastic wrap-lined, large bowl, about 7-inches diameter x 2-inches deep. Wrap with plastic wrap. Freeze for 20 minutes.
  3. Unwrap each cheese ball. Transfer to a serving platter. Press coconut on balls to coat. Place chocolate-covered cherries for eyes, a gumdrop for nose and M&M’s for mouth. Arrange peppermint candies for buttons and licorice for scarf. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until serving.
  4. Serve with cookies.

Recipe Tip

  • No bowls? No problem! Shape a third of the mascarpone mixture into a small ball. Wrap in plastic wrap. Shape the remaining mixture into a large ball, and wrap in plastic wrap. Freeze for 20 minutes. Prepare the remaining recipe as directed.

Holiday Beauty & Gift Ideas 2019

Vizio 65" HD TV is the holiday gift to buy this year!

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Fall Home Renovations and Upgrades

If you are looking for inspiration for Fall renovations, look no further.  This segment was a fun shoot, just released Maytag black cast iron kitchen appliances, an amazing performance based mattress from Bedgear and a very smart TV from Vizio, with a sound bar and speakers.  My husband is a happy man, since his "entertainment area"  or "man-cave" has been upgraded to everything a guy could want for football season.

The new Maytag appliances are inspired by the iconic kitchen staple that’s lasted decade after decade, Cast Iron Black is the latest hardworking finish from Maytag® brand. This finely textured, matte finish is as tough as it is timeless. It’s engineered to stand up to daily wear and tear - helping to resist scratches while helping to hide fingerprints and minor dents - and trusted to stand the test of time.

BEDGEAR, the Performance brand of bedding recently debuted their latest innovation, the M3 Launchpad. The M3 features dual-sided support based on each individual’s preferences so couples no longer have to compromise on their comfort. In addition to personalizing your mattress, BEDGEAR’s pillows are fit to each person based on their sleep position and body type. One size does not fit all. BEDGEAR is the only brand that can provide you with 100% of your personalized sleep comfort so you can wake ready to take on the day!

Here’s the easiest way to get ready for football season or the MLB playoffs. The best performance you can find is in a 4K TV and immersive surround sound system – all from VIZIO. The 65” Quantum Color UHD TV and Home Theater Sound Bar System with Dolby Atmos, bring the whole family closer to the action at a price everyone will love. The VIZIO TV offers voice control support for Siri, Google or Alexa, and access to your favorite Smart TV apps. It also supports ChromeCast built-in, for access to thousands of apps on your phone.

The Baby Shusher Calms Babies Back To Sleep

National Working Parent's Day was Sept 16th.  Do you know how many parents suffer from sleep deprivation?  Especially with newborn or little ones, that just don't want to head to dreamland .  That's why I really like the Baby Shusher.  It's hard to tell you the number of times, I have "Shushed" my children back to sleep.  Check out the video and if you would like more information go to

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Summer Guests -Cleaning & Entertaining Tips

Studies show 45% of families prefer to do traveling during the Summer months. If you are expecting to entertain, and you missed Spring Cleaning (this year or every year) read on.  I've partnered* with a few brands to help you with entertaining overnight guests, both family and friends.  Here are four tips, to make their life easier and yours.  

#1 Keep it clean and allergen free.  

Some guests or family members may react or suffer from allergies.  Keep in mind, with summer in full swing, you will want to do everything you can to reduce the airborne allergens that cling to hair and clothing, every time a person goes outdoors.  You'll want to use all® Free Clear Liquid and Mighty Pacs to help remove allergens from fabrics.  all® Free Clear is the #1 detergent brand recommended by Pediatricians, Dermatologists and Allergists for sensitive skin.  Their hypoallergenic products are tough on stains, but also formulated to be gentle on skin while removing 99% of these top seasonal allergens; Dog and cat dander, dust mites matter, ragweed, pollen and more.  However, all® is not intended to treat or prevent allergies.  Freshly clean your guest's bedding as well as all of your laundry this summer with all® Free Clear.  For info

#2 Summer "Scentsa-tize" your home.

Studies have shown, the nose is desensitized and adapts to your home's everyday smells. You may not notice pet odors, baby smells and cooking aromas, but your guests will.  Make your guests feel warm and welcome with Renuzit™

Snuggle® air fresheners.  From cones, oils, fabric sprays, and automatic air fresheners, these scents are filled with snuggly freshness that leave your home smelling fresh and ready to welcome guests in.  I like to use air fresheners that fill the home with colorful scents, like Renuzit® Snuggle®'s Linen Escape® and Relaxing Lavender™ .  You can make your home smell like fresh cleaned laundry-to try it, shop at retail stores nationwide. Go to

#3 Clean small appliances.   

Summer is the perfect time to clean the high traffic appliances that get neglected over the year.  Cleaning your Keurig® brewer regularly is an important step to keep it working at peak performance and keeping beverages tasting their best.  Keurig® cleaning accessories are designed to keep your brewer in peak condition to preserve the long term health of your brewer, and ensure a high-quality tasting cup of coffee with every brew.  Keurig® Rinse Pods provide a simple, fast, and convenient way to reduce flavor carry-over between brews.Insert a Keurig® Rinse Pod and brew as you normally would with any K-Cup® Pod. Use weekly to rinse away residue between brews and keep your pod holder clean. 

Keurig® Water Filter Cartridge Refills are used with your Keurig® Water Filter Handle to help remove chlorine, calcium, and other impurities from water to improve the taste and quality of your beverages. Replace your Keurig® Water Filter Cartridge every 2 months to keep your water tasting pure and chlorine-free. 

Keurig® Descaling Solution is an important step to cleaning and caring for your Keurig® brewer.  When used every 3 months, Keurig® Descaling Solution safely and effectively cleanses and removes mineral buildup from inside your brewer which can affect brewer performance, taste, and quality of your beverages.

#4 Go robotic and be stress- free.

Time is a precious commodity these days.  Taking time to vacuum and clean the floors with a non-robotic vacuum can seem, like a time a laborious and time consuming task.  Whenever you can, go robotic and let the robot do the work for you.! I like the  RoboVac 35C  from Eufy Life.  The Eufy RoboVac is one of the thinnest and most powerful robot vacuums on the market today. It's Wi-Fi enabled so you can hook it up to your smartphone, Alexa, and Google Assistant.

It cleans quietly and efficiently, creating a hassle-free clean for you. So you can do more important things - or nothing at all.  Find at, Home Depot, Dillard's, Best Buy and $299.99 #eufyrobovac @EufyOfficial

Sunday, June 9, 2019

It's National Dairy Month - Here's Two Cheese Recipes You'll Love!

National Dairy Month is the perfect excuse to make this sweet and savory cheeseboard!  Check out this recipe and more at 

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Big Game Football Party Recipes!

Check out 2 of my favorite football recipes!  

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

2019 Bedroom Decorating Ideas. Refresh, Retreat, Relax in your Bedroom.

They say you spend one-third of your life in bed.  I definitely spend way more time than that. In fact, it's my one sanctuary that I escape to at the end of the day.  Sleep is important, and in order to tackle life's busy stresses, family, work, and social obligations, you need to get proper rest.  Doctors suggest 8 hours of rest each night will help keep you productive and healthier.  

We do spend a lot of time in bed, if you are sleeping, reading or just doing occasional napping.  It all adds up to that one special place in your life you can refresh and rejuvenate from the day's stresses.  Here's 4 quick tips to help you turn your bedroom into a "do not disturb" sleep zone.  I hope you will take the time to turn your bedroom into your private retreat, your very own personal oasis.  

Tuck into crisp, clean and fresh.
Invest in crisp hotel quality sheets and bedding.  January White sales are going on the whole month of January, and now is the time to buy.  Wash your sheets weekly to keep them fresh and crisp.  Use a duvet cover, to give a clean "hotel" look and feel.

Bedhead refresh. 
For a quick refresh before you jump in, try a linen spray and take the experience to the next level.  On occasion cooking odors, outdoor smells on our hair can make the pillows seems less than fresh.  I love the lavender or eucalyptus scents. You can find them online at www.bedbathandbeyond or

 Satisfy your color crush.  
For a pet parent or kid parent, choosing the crisp linen "white look" may seem destined for failure.  Not so, you can still use whites, just be sure to have a warm color that hides dirt.  Choose duvet covers in tranquility blues, vibrant greens and soft mauve pinks to hide the pet hair and kid messes.

 Make it your everyday getaway, full of energy.
What kind of energy do you have in your bedroom?  Is it dark and dreary or light and bright?  The energy in your bedroom comes from the scent, the sound and the sights the moment you walk in.  I like to open the windows and let the light shine each day.   Add a few green succulents that are adding new life and growth on a dresser or nightstand.  Clear the clutter, so your brain can rest.  Add music, soft sleep machines, blue tooth speakers to listen to your favorite Pandora or iTunes mix.  Good vibes only.