Luxurious Valentines Day at Hotel Sorella Country Club Plaza


    Thank you Hotel Sorella for sponsoring this post! We had a wonderful stay. 

    Hotel Sorella located on the Country Club Plaza is a true source of luxury, excitement, and fun. It seriously seems like walking into a new world far from Kansas City. From the moment I walked through the doors I was blown away. First of all the staff was super friendly and went out of the way to make sure every customer was taken care of quickly and efficiently.

    Hotel Sorella has a blend of modern and classic charm. The decor is to die for; beautiful art, plants, sculptures, and furniture are displayed throughout the hotel. The lobby has a huge chandelier, marble floors, and mosaic tile with a pattern that is mocked throughout the hotel. Read more


    Time is Not Guaranteed


    Time is not guaranteed, it’s not something that we have a lot of. We always take time for granted, then we look back and think about what we could have had, should have had, what we missed out on, who we hurt, who hurt us, and realize…we wasted time.

    But the time that we think we wasted was full of living in this confusing world trying to figure out this complicated thing called life.

    Trying to succeed, but who can define what real success is? Read more


    New Year Savings with SCOTT & Dollar General


    Thank you to SCOTT® and Dollar General for sponsoring today’s post and helping me find savings on all of my paper product needs!

    This is about the time that I get back on my couponing game and replenish my stockpile. Dollar General is one store that I shop at when looking for killer deals. I clip coupons on the regular, but I’m really excited that Dollar General now has Digital Coupons and how easy they are to use.

    Seriously, signing up for Dollar General’s Digital Coupon site is easy and can be done in a few quick steps below: Read more


    The Secret My Friend Told Me About BL


    Thank you Depend for sponsoring today’s post about the #underwareness movement.

    I’m getting to an age now where everyone is popping out babies. I get it, we’re starting to settle down, and now it’s time for babies. Every time I hop on one of my social media accounts, I read that one of my friends is expecting, or about to deliver. I personally have a fear of childbirth (more about that in another post), and I have “baby phobia” (not sure if that’s even a real thing), but I’m not trying to have any anytime soon.

    Anyway, I tell you all of this to say, one day I’m talking to one of my homegirls about everyone have children, and she tells me that a lot of times after the birth of a child women experience “Bladder Leakage” and sometimes it never goes away. Read more


    Silk Smoothie Bowl Recipe

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SilkSipToSpoon #CollectiveBias
    silk-almond-milk-recipe-postLately I’ve become a “Smoothie Bowl” junkie. I’ve been sharing beautiful photos of my creations on Instagram, but never showed how I make them. I’d also been getting tons of requests from my friends to share my smoothie bowl recipe. I kept telling them that I’d send them the information but decided “what the heck” I’ll just share it on the blog.

    The secret to my smoothie bowls smoothness is mixing a little yogurt and little almond milk to get the perfect texture. In my recipe I use Silk Dairy-Free yogurt because it has a creamy texture (that I need for my smoothies), it provides 6 grams of plant-powered protein per serving, it’s free of dairy, free of cholesterol, free of artificial colors, lactose-free, and it’s just delicious. Read more


    Happy New Year


    Staying true to my usual self I’m finally getting around to saying Happy New Year!!! You know I don’t like bombarding you with all of the “New Year, New Me” stuff.

    So far this year has been alright. I have some new changes…one is the name of the blog. I decided to retire the name “Ericka Saves” and start fresh with the name “Life of Random, ” which is more me because ya’ll know I’m hella random  ;-). To be honest I had to sit back and really think about what I wanted from my blog, and what I wanted to do with my life. While doing that I wrote out what I wanted, things I wanted to experience, places I want to go, things I want to do in life in general. From that I gathered that I wasn’t living my life according to how I really want to live it.

    I read once that, “Life is not a rehearsal.” It’s so true, so this year is a fresh start, and new beginnings. Read more


    Sea Life and Legoland Kids Go FREE Holiday Special


    If you haven’t gotten a chance to visit Legoland Discovery Center, or Sea Life Kansas City, now is the chance to go. Right now both attractions are offering a “Kids Go Free” Holiday Special. With your (one) full priced adult ticket you get a free child ticket for children 3-12. Read more