Giveaway!: Disney On Ice Princesses & Heroes Tickets in Chicago – Ends 8/21 at 11:59 pm CT

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I’m so excited that Disney on Ice is coming back to Chicago in just a month with their show Princesses & Heroes! Enter a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail.  Join Ariel as she yearns to explore the world above the waves and Prince Eric breaks Ursula’s slithering spell to reclaim his one […]

My First Cake!: How easy were these recipes?

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My daughter’s 4th birthday is coming up, and I made the mistake of looking for ideas on Pinterest with her looking over my shoulder. After looking through a ton of pins, she is pretty adamant that she wants this cake:  Eek! I have no idea where to get a cake like that, so after doing […]

Review!: Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Chicago – Schaumburg, IL #MedievalTimesChi

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I can’t believe I’ve lived in the Chicago area practically my whole life, and my first time to Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament was just last week. They provided tickets for my family and me to attend, and we had a blast! To recap, the experience starts the moment you walk into the castle where […]

Help Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda Relief: Community Events & Other Fundraisers for the Philippines

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Major natural disasters happening far away usually seem so unreal to me because it’s just too hard to imagine. But the most recent one, Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, became a reality to my family and I as soon as we heard how severe it was going to be and saw videos and graphics of where the storm […]

Things to Do!: Aquatic Experience Chicago 11/15-11/17

Philip Peters interacts with a shark during Haai, Inc’s "Live Shark Encounter," which is among the exhibits at the World Pet Association's inaugural Aquatic Experience - Chicago, November 15-17, 2013. Image courtesy of Haai, Inc.

Looking for something to do this weekend? The World Pet Association’s Aquatic Experience will be at the Schaumburg Convention Center this Friday, November 15th, through Sunday, November 17th! The show will feature fresh and salt water fish from around the world, including the only live touring shark show in the country, educational seminars, and a […]

Review/Giveaway!: Betty Crocker Ultimates Gift Pack – Ends 11/1 at 11:59 pm CT

Ultimates Review

Have you tried Betty Crocker’s new Ultimate Helper mixes or Ultimate Potatoes yet? These new Ultimates come in a variety of choices and offer your family a nice and easy meal to enjoy together. Betty Crocker’s Ultimate Helper mixes include: Creamy Stroganoff Creamy Parmesan Cheddar Broccoli Three Cheese Marinara Ultimate Potatoes come in: Cheddar Mashed […]

Review of Del Monte FruitBurst Squeezers & $50 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway – Ends 10/25 @ 11:59 pm CT

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Made in the U.S.A., Del Monte Fruit Burst™ Squeezers come in a variety of flavors and contain 1 ½ servings of fruit or fruit and veggies. They are an excellent source of vitamins A and C and contain no artificial flavors or high fructose corn syrup. Fruit + Veggie Varieties: Peach-Mango: Pear puree concentrate, water, […]

Review/Giveaway!: Thumbs Up WineFinder Premium App & Bottle of Wine – Ends 10/9 @ 12:00 am CT

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Today has been quite eventful for our country! What better way to “celebrate” than to talk about wine? The Thumbs Up WineFinder mobile app is designed to help you find a great bottle of wine at your local store at the best value. It gives you multiple options to find the best bottle of wine […]

August Caption This Winner!

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I’m so sorry for the delay in posting the winner of last month’s Caption This! giveaway! We received some great submissions, but the winner of the $10 Restaurant.com gift card is Tim, who made us laugh with this hilarious caption: CONGRATULATIONS TIM! Stay tuned for more great giveaways on My Joy My World, including another […]

Working Mom: Working at Home vs. In the Office & Things to Come

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The busyness of September has caught up to me! A couple of weeks ago, I talked about us remodeling our basement after some major flood damage, my daughter turning 3 years old and going back to school, and me starting a new job that took me from working at home to working back in the […]