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January 30, 2015

Shopping in a Tech Wonderland #VZWBuzz | Verizon Wireless Destination Store

Shopping in a Tech Wonderland #VZWBuzz | Verizon Wireless Destination Store


As a member of a team of totally cool influencers, during the holiday season, I had the lovely experience of having the opportunity to visit the newest Verizon Wireless Destination Store on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue.  Visions of custom sugarplum cell phone cases and tech toys galore dazzled my senses with every step through the store. 

Honestly, I felt like bursting into songs of joy from the experience... so why not?  It's with this spirit, that I share my experience in visuals and song (to the tune of the apropos world-famous "Winter Wonderland.") I hope you enjoy the tour! 

January 29, 2015

RSVP for the #PrepareToParty Twitter Party 1/30

RSVP for the #PrepareToParty Twitter Party 1/30
RSVP for the #PrepareToParty Twitter Party 1/30
Photo Credit: Terrell Family Fun

Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do, and we’re excited to host a party about tailgating at home for the Big Game! On Friday, January 30th from 1-2 pm ET, please join us for the #PrepareToParty #TwitterParty where we’ll be sharing fun “homegating” ideas, and giving you a chance to win prizes!

Hugs and Kisses for the new Ball Heritage Collection Purple Mason Jars! #Giveaway

Hugs and Kisses for the new Ball Heritage Collection Purple Mason Jars! #Giveaway


I really didn't think I could love mason jars more than I already do, but Ball's Heritage Collection has given me so much more to adore!  For the past two years, the brand has released a limited edition Heritage Collection series to commemorate the anniversary of the “Perfect Mason” and “Perfection” jars. These were available in period-inspired blue and spring green colors.

This year, the third and final year for the Heritage Collection series, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the “Improved” jar, and Ball is releasing a dreamy new color.  Limited edition purple jars available in both pint and quart size!

January 27, 2015

Keeping Families Safe in Every Season of Life #MasterLockProtects #spon


My thanks to Global Influence Network and Master Lock for sponsoring today’s conversation about safety in every season of life. All opinions are 100% my own. 

Providing a feeling of security is vitally important to most families. From the homes we buy to the cars we drive, we want to protect our loved ones from harm. But sometimes, bad things happen, no matter how well you have prepared. Such was the case for my family when I was in high school and our California neighborhood flooded. 

It was devastating to my family and our neighbors. But the one beacon of hope I still remember seeing was the American Red Cross truck setting up station on higher ground. Seeing the ARC gave us piece of mind.



 Keeping Families Safe in Every Season of Life #MasterLockProtects #spon


January 26, 2015

Game Day Fun Irish Style! SNICKERS Bread Pudding Recipe

The anticipation is growing and you can hear the buzz of excitement in the air for the big game day! As we put together our food spread for the celebration, we are participating in a shop that has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All thought, opinions and trips down memory lane are that of Rural Mom. #BigGameTreats #CollectiveBias


Game Day Fun Irish Style! SNICKERS Bread Pudding Recipe


For my family, our love of American Football is fueled by roots of fandom that run deep in Gaelic Football and Irish Rugby Football.  You could say our appreciation for game goes well back into the late 1800's! When I traced our family tree last year, it was so fun to connect the dots and find that plenty of our clan participated in these sports.