Celebrity For A Day

Have you ever felt like you were a celebrity?  Ever been treated to over the top service?  Ever felt like you mattered and were important?  Saturday I felt like I was an honored guest and I have the wonderful city of Webster City, Iowa to thank for making me feel that way.  The Chamber of Commerce hosted our North Iowa Blogger group on December 13th for a day in their thriving town.  I had never visited this lovely town that boasts a population of just around 8000 and is situated on the Boone … [Read more...]

Christmas Shopping? No Bah-Humbug in Mason City!

It is not a surprise that I love to shop.  I don't have to always make a purchase but I do love to see what local stores are offering and this past Friday the North Iowa Bloggers spent a bit of time together enjoying a few of my favorite shops in our town. First stop was Soyphisticated Candles.  I love all of the products that Camille Lee offers and have never been disappointed with anything that I have gotten from her.  I have blogged about her before several times (check out my first … [Read more...]

Beauty in Aerosol?

I have a confession to make.  I like to find new fun products and see what trips my trigger.  I like to stay cutting edge……well….maybe not but it sounds good! I have been subscribing to Ipsy for a few months now (and I am not a paid blogger for them, btw) and have never really offered much up here on my blog about them. Ipsy is a fun monthly cosmetic / beauty subscription service that allows the consumer to try new products without having to leave the comfort of home.  Each month a Glam Bag … [Read more...]

Shopping in the Sky

You know that I love to share, right?  I am that kind of person.  The kind that likes to share great things with her friends so today I am going to share yet some more wonderful gift ideas from the SkyMall magazine.  A recent trip to North Carolina allowed me the pleasure to travel via Delta Airlines and peruse the always available SkyMall magazine for delightful finds.  I was not disappointed.  Actually this time I did find some things that were great ideas.  You might recall my previous post … [Read more...]

Teapot Tuesday—Birthday Teapot!

Last week I celebrated my 28th birthday and I already knew what one of my presents was because my wonderful husband had let me pick it out on a recent trip to Galena, Illinois.  If you have never been to Galena you MUST put it on your places to see list.  When we lived in Freeport, Illinois it was just a hop, skip and a jump there and we both fell in love with it.   It has changed a lot in the years since we last visited but still has the same charm and appeal. I found a great shop that is … [Read more...]

My New Friend is a Bit of a Devil

I might have alluded to it before here on It's Just Life---I am a number one class A klutz.  If there is something that I can hurt myself on I will do it.  Even if it is something that I can not hurt myself on I will find a way to injure, impale or sever some body part . Oh you doubt me?  Let me tell you--this is one lady who can cut herself opening gum.  You know those little foil covered packs that slide out of the package.  One time as I was punching the little rectangle of gum out of the … [Read more...]

My Mug O’ Comfort Arrived!!!

A few weeks ago I joined up with the ladies over at Chaotic Goddess Swaps to join in on their Mug O'Comfort Swap.  It was pretty simple---just agree to follow a few guidelines, make a couple of blog posts and send a basket of love to someone else.  Of course since it was a Mug O'Comfort swap one of the items had to be a mug and some fabulous things to put in the mug. I got matched up with the lovely and witty Jenni from Sincerely Jenni.   We both live in Iowa and have "met" virtually as she … [Read more...]

A Bit of Dough Love

Sometimes I find a product that I love and I have to share it with the world. Today is one of those days.   I don't do sponsored posts but every once in awhile I find something that makes me so happy that I just have to share the love.   I did not receive any compensation for writing this post---it is just my own personal experience and love of the product. And what is this product, you ask?  Why it is the EZ Doh manual bread maker!    Ginny (AKA The Loaf Lady) and Dave are the creators of … [Read more...]

Fridge Top 5

What do you ALWAYS have in your fridge?  Today I thought I would share the top 5 things that you can always find in my refrigerator. 1. Almond Milk.   I am not a milk drinker at all and when the hubby said we should try Almond Milk I was not impressed.  I figured it would be icky and not tasty. Boy, was I ever wrong!  Not only is it wonderful the shelf life is so much longer than regular milk that I don't waste it nearly as much as when we were buying the regular milk.  It is easier on the … [Read more...]


I have been getting comments lately about my key chain. I don't know why all of the sudden people are noticing it but they are. What do you think? Would you notice and comment on it? I suspect it is really not the adorable red B fob or the almost worn off I <3 NC with a smiley face bead that folks are noticing but instead all of my "loyalty" key tags. I was thrilled when places started letting go of the credit card sized cards that linked you to their store and were vehicles for … [Read more...]