Finally, Some Muffin Tops to Be Proud of!

#VitaTops Wild Blueberry Muffin Tops

When you’ve made it as a reference on “Seinfeld,” you know you’ve made it big. Anyone else remember the episode where Elaine convinces her old boss to open up a Muffin Tops shop? She, like myself, realized the absolute best part of a delectable muffin is indeed the top. Now the phrase “Muffin Top” may […]

To Counter All the Hate, Here’s 101 Things I Truly Love

Date Night

There’s a lot of hate going on in the world these days. I’m not going to start talking politics here at all, nor am I blindly ignoring the reasons behind all this hate. Instead, however, I’m preaching love. Love. Compassion. Caring. You can do all of that while still disagreeing with one another on things. […]

You’ll Be Surprised How I Bond with My Kids These Days

#berrieseverywhere bond cereal

I want to talk about bonds. No not James, not Barry and not savings. I’m talking about the bond I have with my two boys. It’s a crazy cliche but it’s so insanely true. Time flies when you’re having fun. And while there’ve been plenty of ups, downs and scares, having kids is easily the most rewarding […]

The #KingofSoup Transforms Our Dining Room into a Steakhouse!

#KingofSoup steakhouse soup

I have partnered with Life of Dad and Idahoan® Foods for  this campaign, but my opinions are my own. Like most men, I’m a big steak and potatoes kind of guy. Granted if you ask me what my favorite food is, my first response is probably, “yes.” I love it all. Pizza. Sushi. Burgers. Just about anything except olives. […]

I Ate Me Some Ice Cream Bread

Ice Cream Bread

I remember when I was a teenager and I’d do some really crazy, out-of-control things. No, not drinking. Not smoking. Not drugs. Nope, none of any of that. I was way too goody goody for that. But when I got together regularly with my friend Andrew (yeah, the only Andrew I ever knew growing up, […]

The Super Secret Code My Wife’s Kept From Me for Years

Code

Relationships always have their mysteries. That’s what keeps things exciting, right? Well, I’ve been married 18 years now and I still haven’t fully cracked the secret numerical code my wife speaks in. She uses it with her sisters, some of her friends and especially her father. For years I’ve heard her drop a hint here or there. […]

How Jimmy Dean’s Good Breakfast Saved My Life

Jimmy Dean

Even though I’m a big fan of a good breakfast, I’m just not a morning person. Not by a long shot. Never have been, never will. Unfortunately for me, work starts at 9 am. And despite some great negotiating skills, I still can’t convince my boss that work should start at 11 am. So I […]

Kale Potato Soup Pairs Perfectly with Monterey Chicken

#BalancedNewYear

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BalancedNewYear #CollectiveBias January’s over and with it probably go the resolutions of many people looking to make changes in 2016. Not me, though! So far, I’ve still been keeping to my goal of a healthier, more balanced lifestyle. Sure, […]

Captain America Eats Iron Mans for Breakfast

#TeamCap

Make no mistake. This is war. Tony Stark started it after being a big fat jerk in Avengers: Age of Ultron and you better believe Captain America is going to finish it. Yep, the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe is at war this summer when Captain America faces off against Iron Man in Captain America: Civil War, […]

That’s No Moon… It’s a Waffle

Death Star Waffle Maker

It’s no secret I’m a Star Wars fan. It’s also no secret that tops on my toy wish list is a Lego Death Star. One day I will own this Holy Grail of Legos. In the meantime, I bought myself a present. I figured what better way to start your day than by biting into […]

The Organic Giveaway – Win $15 Worth of Horizon Products

Horizon Giveaway

It’s the last day of 2015. Like most Americans, you’re probably thinking that 2016 is the year you finally get your act together. Start exercising. Eat healthier. Finally buy that Lego Death Star you’ve been wanting for decades. Okay, maybe I’m the only one for that last point. But January is most definitely known as […]

Ball Park Just Made it Easier to Live a Tough and Tender Life

#toughandtender

I’ve known all about Ball Park franks since I’ve been a kid. As a huge fan of hot dogs, these suckers never failed to satisfy. Well now it seems the Grilling Gurus behind America’s favorite beef hot dogs have hit another home run! This time, around, they’ve concocted Ball Park Flame Grilled Jerky! Dried for toughness […]

Create Your Own Luau with Hawaiian Chicken

#CampbellSauces

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Allie and I spent our honeymoon in Hawaii. It may’ve been years ago, but I don’t think we’ll ever forget the most peaceful place on the planet. You also just can’t beat the […]