Enhance Your Backyard With A Pergola

Using pergolas from Softwoods enhances every backyard. Backyards are blank slates that homeowners get to use pergolas and other installations to make their backyard more than a patch of grass. The many uses for a pergola change the design focus … Read more

Handcrafted iced and hot Teavana Oprah Chai Tea Lattes

Have a Cup of Tea with Oprah

Imagine this: It’s a cool June morning and you stop at your local Starbucks for a chai tea latte, but this time it’s different. You notice there’s a bit more of a kick, and a smooth pepper finish. You’re drinking … Read more

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Creating New Generations of Olympians

In Sochi this year the U.S. walked away with 25 medals earned by some of our most inspiring athletes. Even though the Olympics are over, the legacy of these athletes continues to live on. With the help of Citi nine … Read more

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One Family, One State, One Michigan Road Trip

This post brought to you by Enterprise Rent-A-Car. All opinions are 100% mine. As adventure of spending  the next 20 years inside educational institutions looms before my daughter, I’ve been spending more time thinking about ways to instill a passion … Read more

NBC Studios Tour + Top of The Rock Observation Deck

Being a Trip Advisor’s Traveler’s Choice Winner is not easy task, but with over 9,816 ‘excellent’ ratings it’s no wonder that Top of The Rock Observation Deck garnered the 2013 title. On a recent trip to New York as a ZINK hAppy Ambassador, … Read more

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The Happiest Place on Earth #JustGotMerrier

Spending Christmas time at Disneyland is an iconic tradition. The Christmas Day Parade that airs Christmas morning on ABC is only a hint at the magic at the happiest place on Earth. The way the snow settles on Sleeping Beauty’s … Read more

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What do you do to stay awake and focus?

This post brought to you by Wrigley’s Focus 5 Gum. All opinions are 100% mine. My parents weren't keen on giving their kids sweets growing up. Since my mom is a nurse her reasoning was that we didn't need the … Read more

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Who Can Resist Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits?

I’ve been going to Red Lobster ever since I can remember. Their famous Cheddar Bay Biscuits were my first “favorite restaurant dish” and I still get excited at the thought of eating the tops off every one in the basket. … Read more

Fall 2013 Disney DVD Lineup

Just What Is The Mysterious Disney Vault?

Just what is this mysterious Disney Vault?  Is it gigantic room housing millions of copies of our favorite Disney Classic? Is it real? The answer my friends, is both yes and no. While the Disney Vault doesn’t have a permanent … Read more