• Lifestyle

    Is Maybelline New York Color Sensational “Made for All” Lip Color Really for All of Us?

    I was asked to participate in a campaign to sample the new Maybelline New York Color Sensational Made for All Lip Color in collaboration with Walgreens.  I received a complimentary lipstick in the color Ruby for Me #385. Due to my celiac disease diagnosis, I immediately went to the Maybelline website where I did a search for “gluten.”  Zero results were found. My next step was to call Maybelline directly via their customer service line at 1-800-944-0730.  I spoke with a kind representative who indicated that she “could not confirm if the lipstick was completely gluten free as highly refined…

  • Food,  Travel

    Burger Study Indianapolis

    Prior to the Taylor Swift concert in Indianapolis this weekend, I grabbed dinner at Burger Study in downtown Indy – just a few steps from the concert venue.  Burger Study is a companion restaurant to another local favorite, St. Elmo Steak…

  • Food,  Travel

    Scotty’s Brewhouse – Slammin’ Salmon

     My family loves Scotty’s Brewhouse and has dined here often over the years.  We love that it was owned by a local, young businessman, Scott Wise, who cared about giving back to the community, hiring employees with disabilities, and intensely…

  • Food,  Lifestyle

    Dunkin Donuts Gluten Free Brownie

    As many of you know, my husband and kids do not have celiac disease. They honor and support my GF needs, but they also have the occasional donut! I happily tag along when we run through our local Dunkin’ Donuts,…

  • Travel

    Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit – Wellness Suite

    To celebrate my 15th wedding anniversary with my husband, we scheduled a trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  This was my first international trip following my celiac disease diagnosis, so I was understandably nervous about finding a resort that could accommodate…

  • Food,  Travel

    The Polite Pig at Disney Springs

    During a girls trip to Walt Disney World in August, my sister-in-law and I dined at the Polite Pig while we shopped at Disney Springs.  This was my first time sampling their well-known barbecue options. There was an employee outside…

  • Travel

    Kentucky Kingdom

     Just 2 months after my celiac disease diagnosis, my husband and I decided to surprise our kiddos with an impromptu trip to Kentucky Kingdom. This would be my first time being away from home (and the safety of my kitchen…