Fall 2014 Television Guide

The 2014 Fall TV Season – What to Watch!

It has been a LONG summer of reruns! I’ve been busy binge re-watching episodes of The West WIng and The Newsroom – are you surprised? I’ve even starting watching Breaking Bad.  It’s a good show, but I’m not totally into it.  We’ll see. It’s that time – to prepare your DVR for all that is…


Great Women of TV

This picture was posted by Connie Britton on Monday via Instagram.  I’ve been obsessed ever since: Leona Lansing, Liz Lemon and Tami Taylor – all together?!?!?!  Oh to be cool enough to hang out at the Toronto International Film Festival with these powerful women.


Miss you, Scott Harris

It’s the one day of year that I allow myself to cry. I can’t believe it’s been 3 years since you’ve left us.  In some ways, it seems like longer.  Yet, I have some vivid memories burned on my brain that it seems like just yesterday you were here joking around with me. I would…


Road Rules: Cook Style

Rules of the Cook Family Road Trip: No restaurant chains – only chain hotels. Exceptions include: McDonald’s once every other day if needed.  And Waffle House once on the trip. Everyone plays the license plate game The navigator, sitting in the passenger seat, controls the map and aids the driver in any needs including grabbing…


Par King – The Ultimate Mini-Golf Destination!

Growing up, Par King was THE place to play mini-golf.  I have been forever disappointed by miniature golf courses.  Nothing compares.  Nothing. Each hole is themed and amazing.  And I’m happy to report that as an adult, it’s still the most amazing course I have ever played (including Disney!).  However, the owners, managers and employees…

The bride & groom!

Fourth of July in Chicago

We were all most excited about the Chicago portion our adventure! This is where we would hit the main event of our trip, the big family wedding!  But also because it was finally time to see my youngest sister’s new house! And that also meant a giant family sleepover! After buying all the beer and…


Back to School Shopping with Goodwill

It’s back to school time! There’s a part of me that’s excited about school.  My kids have had enough summer fun! At the same time, I’m dreading the homework, school supply shopping and all the after-school activities that are just around the corner. I was recently asked to participate in a blogger event to do…

The Chicken N' Waffles cupcake from The Sweet Shop at 4 Rivers Smokehouse.

4Rivers to debut Chicken N’ Waffle Cupcake

Have you ever gotten an email that just stops you in your tracks…and then distracts you for the rest of the day? Happened to me today…all thanks to the words, “Chicken N’ Waffle Cupcake.” I know- crazy sounding, right?  The new creation will debut July 31st at The Sweet Shop, attached to the 4 Rivers…