What to Binge-Watch During “Safer at Home”

So, we are all stuck at home for an undetermined amount of time. Governor Evers says until April 24th, but we all know that the “Safer at Home” order in Wisconsin might last longer that that, along with the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. I’m sure, like me, you’ve seen a million recommendations on what to do […]

SHOP LOCAL: Meet the Mom(s) Behind Booth 121

It’s hard not to smile when you peruse the many unique, locally-sourced and handmade gifts at Booth 121, a specialty retail store on Monona Drive on Madison’s east side. From clothing and accessories to candles and other home decor, Booth 121 truly has something for everyone. Including the kids! What makes this store so much […]

SHOP LOCAL: Meet the Mom Behind The Purple Goose

As an avid shopper, I particularly love shopping local boutiques in Dane County for unique and on-trend clothing and accessories. In addition to great pieces and prices, one of the benefits of “shopping small” is developing personal connections with store owners and managers. One such store owner is Halley Jones of The Purple Goose in […]

SHOP LOCAL: Meet the Mom Behind Crescendo Espresso Bar + Music Cafe

SHOP LOCAL: Meet the Mom Behind…is a new series designed to introduce you to local businesses in the Madison area that you may or may not be familiar with, along with the moms who run them! When you shop local, you not only stimulate the local economy, but you are also directly supporting people who […]

The Best Birthday Freebies in Madison

I celebrated a birthday earlier this month, and as someone who LOVES free stuff, you best believe I took advantage of the many birthday offers available in our area. I’m all for a good deal and many of my favorite businesses in Madison offer birthday coupons and freebies. You usually have to register for their […]

Bingo! Three Places to Play this Old School Classic

I never thought I would say this, because I’m not 80…but I LOVE Bingo! The classic game is having a moment here in Madison. And I’ve been partaking in those moments on a regular basis. There are several places to play Bingo in the area. Along with many different ways to play. And prizes to […]

5 Reasons Why Aldi Is My New Jam

As someone who loves a good deal and is not partial to any one grocery store, I gave Aldi a try a few years ago, per my husband’s suggestion.  To say I was underwhelmed would be an understatement. I just didn’t get it. In addition to there being zero aesthetic appeal, I also didn’t understand the […]

The Best Coffee in Madison (According to Me)

I don’t really remember when I first started drinking coffee. But I do know it was a long time ago. For the past 12+ years, I’ve been relying on it daily. To help give me the get up and go I need to get started and through my day. I started like most coffee newbies. […]