Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

These are always a hit. I have friends who are actually offended if I go over to their house and don’t bring these. Easy to make and perfect for any situation. 1 pound fresh strawberries 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract Optional: Graham crackers and melting chocolate  …

Weird Laws in Each State

Let’s be honest, the majority of us don’t understand how laws are made or abolished in our country. So in the name of “education” here are a few laws you might not know about. Alabama – You can’t wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church. Alaska – If you see a sleeping bear,…

Make boxed cake taste like a bakery!

Using a boxed cake mix makes the baking process easier and quicker, but it doesn’t taste as good as its homemade counterpart. Luckily there are some tricks to make the boxed mix taste like it’s from a bakery. Add one more egg There aren’t a lot of things out there that beat a nice, rich…

Adopt Don’t Shop

Man’s best friend. There’s a reason dogs have been a part of our lives for over 10,000 years. It’s estimated that 78 million dogs are owned in the United States with nearly 50% of all households having a dog. So for all the love, loyalty and dedication they have given us, it’s staggering to know…

Chocolate Truffle Cookies with Sea Salt

These cookies are absolutely delicious. The sea salt amps up the flavor of the chocolate, so be warned these are addicting. 1/4 cups flour 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips for melting, 1/3 cups to mix into dough 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 eggs 1/2 cups sugar 1…

Why are they making a live action Lion King?

I understand why Disney is making live action versions of their classic animated films like Beauty and the Beast, The Jungle Book and Cinderella. But when they released the news that an upcoming remake will be The Lion King, I felt a little like Simba watching Mufasa fall into the stampede. That may seem dramatic, but they…

Overnight Oats Recipes

Overnight oats are amazing. You can make them the night before and the next morning you have breakfast. And with all the flavor combinations, it’s impossible to get tired of eating the same thing. For all of the following recipes, just throw the ingredients in a mason jar at night, and voila, you have breakfast…

Summer Reading List

What’s better than laying on the beach and reading a book. In my opinion, not much. With summer quickly approaching, here is my summer reading list for 2017.   Book I’m most excited to read – Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas by Laura Sook Duncombe In the first-ever Seven Seas…

101 things on my bucketlist

This list is ever changing, but as I sit at my computer and think of all the things I want to do and see, these are what come to mind. Is this the whole list? Absolutely not, but it is a good start. Adopt a pet Attend a beach party Attend a masquerade Attend a…

A to Z Travel Tips

Attraction Cards – If you are going to visit a lot of museums and other attractions in a short period of time, a city pass is going to save you money on admission. Plus most provide free public transportation too. Be Flexible – Inevitably you’re plane will get delayed, you’ll miss a bus or get lost on your…

The history of…Mother’s Day

A day full of flowers, brunch, candy, gifts and merriment. You celebrate it, but what do you really know about Mother’s Day. 1.  The earliest documented history of Mother’s Day dates back to the ancient annual spring festival the Greeks dedicated to maternal goddesses. The Romans also celebrated a spring festival, called Hilaria dedicated to Cybele, a…

Some things should be bigger than football.

  It’s been months since the NFL off-season started and Colin Kaepernick is still a free agent. A player who has proven that he can lead a team to a Superbowl, isn’t even being brought in for workouts or interviews. With the quarterback market right now, it would be hard to argue that Kaepernick wouldn’t…