Baby Shopping with Bridget’s New Found Money

Have I told you the good news yet? My daughter Bridget is expecting her first child in November, and we know it's a boy! I remember when I found out the first time I was pregnant. Although I was happy, I was scared to death that I wouldn't be able to afford a baby. I think back to that time now and laugh, but back then the responsibility of raising a child was very real to me. I know Bridget has a little of that financial concern herself, so … [Read more...]

Cupcakes and My Home Town

Whenever I need a little pick-me-up, I make the short drive to my hometown of Geneva, Illinois. Quaint and idyllic, the town was settled on the Fox River in 1835 and carries a heavy Swedish influence. In fact, the town's biggest festival (held in June) is appropriately dubbed Swedish Days and attracts thousands of tourists. Residents and business owners take great pride in their homes and shop fronts, and for this reason, I love walking the … [Read more...]