September 12, 2014

Ease and Comfort in Your Home with ChicagonistaLive & Floor and Decor

I have been compensated for this post, but the thoughts and opinions are my own.

When you think of the word HOME, what are some words that come to mind? Some people might prefer a cozy and warm space, where others prefer one that is light and airy. Home might convey a place of serenity or for others might be a place of productivity. For all of us, home is different, but I would be willing to bet that we can all agree that that two words we all want to associate with our home are ease and comfort.

From top to bottom, every part of our home should be easy to take care of and make us comfortable. That is why I am so excited to be working with Chicagonista Live and Floor and Decor in Skokie to talk one of the most essential parts but often overlooked parts of our home: our floors.




On Tuesday, September 16 from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm CST you will be able to watch the wonderful and savvy women of Chicagonista Live discuss all things flooring at the new Floor and Decor opening in Skokie, IL! If you want to chat with them or me who will be touring the new Skokie store (and gazing longingly at the rectangular Teak Stone Gray porcelain tile or array of hardwoods), you can join us on Twitter using the hashtag #ChicagonistaLIVE.

Let's face it, floors are where it's at when it comes to establish both ease and comfort in any home, and Floor and Decor has every kind of flooring option to help. With 4 Chicagoland locations and the lowest prices in flooring (we are talking no middle man), it is easy to consider Floor and Decor if you're in the market for new flooring. You can look at stones like travertine and marble, hardwoods, laminates, vinyls, porcelains, ceramics, and even decorative tiles (travertine, people!).

Like many homes, ours is a busy place with so many high traffic areas. I have found over the years that maintaining a clean home is as much about maintaining my sanity as it is about about anything else, and it starts with the flooring. However, I also want our floors to be comfortable for our little ones. Kids want a place they can run in bare feet and play.



I am so excited about heading to Floor and Decor to talk flooring with Chicagonista Live and get some advice about different types of flooring options for different areas of our home. As you know, we did a great deal of work to our home when we moved in, and we are always looking to upgrade when we can. A few projects on our "to do list" are to finish our basement and to replace the flooring in our kitchen to make it a little easier to clean and a little more inviting. I cannot wait to see what Floor and Decor suggests!

Do you have any flooring dilemmas? What about any flooring suggestions? Visit http://chicagonistalive.com on Tuesday, September 16, from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. CST to learn about ways to add ease and comfort to your home, and you might even see me!




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September 11, 2014

Thirsty Thursday: Frozen Floats

So, my youngest. The baby. She is about to be 4! I know I say this all the time, but the days drag and the years are flying by. She might as well be 14, because how can this:


Turn into this in the blink of an eye?


In addition to being almost 4, this little lady knows exactly what she wants for her birthday. She wants lasagna, salad, and a soccer cake with Elsa and Ana from Disney's Frozen on Top. So, I am doing my best to abide. I thought it also might be fun for the little princess I would make a special drink for all her guests who join us for dinner too.

Our friends introduced us to the Frozen Punch at their daughter's birthday party, and rather than make an entire bowl of punch, I decided to downsize and whip up some Frozen Floats that I can make to order for the smaller crowd we will be hosting this weekend.



They are Coco tasted and approved and perfect for all the princesses (and princes) in your life.

Frozen Float (makes 1)
2 scoops vanilla ice cream
4 oz chilled Polar Blast Hawaiian Punch (or blue fruit punch like beverage)
4 oz Lemon Lime soda (I used Sierra Mist)



Scoop ice cream into chilled glass. Pour Hawaiian punch over ice cream. Top with soda. Serve immediately.


Now, to clarify this Soccer Elsa and Ana cake business.



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