Friday Finds: TV Food Finder, “Ride” the Travel Pony and More!

April 18, 2014 at 7:30 am
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In the totally random but totally awesome category, check out TVFoodMaps. TVFoodMaps started in late 2010 with “one very simple goal – help people find and eat at the restaurants they see on great food and travel television shows.” It was founded by two brothers who do a lot of travel for business and pleasure. They watched shows like Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives, Man v. Food, etc. However, they noticed that finding/remembering the restaurants was usually a pain.…

#100HappyDays Challenge Update + More Happiness Tips!

April 17, 2014 at 5:39 am
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I am loving my #100HappyDays Challenge. Today is Day 18. Here are some scenes from the last 18 days: Lots of sunrises, fitness and friends and a bit of travel thrown in for good measure. Seems right. I took one of the husband, too, but so many things delight me, I am saving him for a slow day. I am fortunate that he will be around. If you want to keep up with my #100happydays…

Tried It Tuesday 5! Space Saver, “Empty Calorie Free” Snacks + Flow397 (Giveaway)

April 15, 2014 at 7:51 am
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As a blogger who loves trying new things and sharing the best, I get LOTS of awesome things to try. Truth be told, I have become a bit behind in sharing some of my great finds. I am going to do mini-reviews, and previews, here and tell you about opportunities for you to try these awesome things, too! Loom - The husband is the vacation photographer, but I tend to take a ton of photos with my…

This Blog is TWO! Lessons Learned + “Blogiversary” Giveaway

April 13, 2014 at 8:40 am
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Yesterday was this blog’s two year anniversary – wow, time flies! When I started this blog in April of 2012, I had some ideas but no real idea how the blog would evolve. I posted some deals. To this day, my most successful day was the day I wrote my initial Chicago Area Road Runners Discounts post – in WEEK 1. So, I thought “going viral” would be easy. Turns out, it isn’t. But that…