Monday, November 20, 2017

Quick Trip to Ricketts Glen, PA

Sometimes us city folk need a trip to the back country roads!! I had a work trip venturing to the Pocono Mountains and decided to leave early. My spouse and I have not traveled to many parts of Pennsylvania yet. Since it is our neighbor state I feel bad about that and want to explore it more.
We made reservations at the Lodge at Raven Creek in Benton, PA. According to their website it  was described as: a quaint Bed & Breakfast near Rickett's Glenn State Park and Bloomsburg, PA. 
Aside from that we had no idea what we would be walking into to. We arrived late at night due to our GPS (need to replace that glitch-y thing) and turned it early. Before doing so, can we appreciate this fabulous decor in our suite (pictured above)??? Our room had a nice design, layout, modern amenities and we both slept comfortably. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Why is STEM Learning Vital for our Youth?

 As a mother you hear a lot about all the things you need to teach your child. Society, the education system, other parents and media flood you with advice on how to raise your child. One of the major educational focus teachers have in the last few years are STEM learning programs. What is the STEM approach people are talking about, you might ask? It centers around Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education. I often see companies advertising for more parents of daughters encourage their child to enter into engineering because they want more in that field. Luckily for us, our son enjoys these four subjects with absolute GUSTO! He not only excels in these categories, tests high for his age but thoroughly enjoys them. We encourage him to not only learn via text books but handling technology and using these in every day life practices!

 I partnered with Verizon. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.
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Monday, November 13, 2017

20 Delicious Culinary Shows to embrace the Holidays

November is the start of delicious desserts in my family. My mother is one of the best bakers I have come to know. I am not just saying that because I am bias. She has talents I wish rubbed off on me. While I love to cook, baking has never set well with me. She can taste a sweet treat and replicate it without a recipe. It is almost like a work of art! I believe it was her food passion that started my journey down the culinary road. Last year, I officially became certified as a Food Judge and started to work in the food industry. Grading competitors as they tried to win different food competitions while making friends along the way. To celebrate the start of Holiday Desserts, treats and cookies here are some great shows on Netflix centered all around Food! Cooking everything from scratch has really encouraged my passion for creating dishes and these shows help fuel it!
 I am a member of Netflix’s blogger StreamTeam. I did not receive compensation for this post, but Netflix has provided me with a membership and other bonuses for being part of the Stream Team. All opinions expressed are my own.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Recipe: Pesto & Cheese Tortellini

First off this is NOT my recipe. I got this from a Hello Fresh box we enjoyed. If you are interested in this meal box enjoy my review here
What you will need:
2-4 cups 2% Reduced Fat Milk
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese 
Pesto- to taste
12 Asparagus 
4 Garlic 
 1/4 cup Panko 
2 Vegetable Stock Concentrate 
18 Tortelloni 
Salt, pepper & oil to taste

Friday, November 3, 2017

NOW that's what I call Music

Have you ever turned up your music to sing loudly when you were excited, happy or just needed a little pick me up? For some, including myself, music has a way of taking us out of our funky moods and putting us in a positive space. 
This is a sponsored post in partnership with Now That’s What I Call Music.
In my childhood I battled with depression, sleep disorders and cancer. I turned to music (still do actually) when I needed to refocus and clear my head. 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Capon Spring & Farms Review

 We took a scenic drive along the Cacapon River to a 19th Century Resort called the Capon Springs and Farms. Many describe it as one step up from camping and I would agree with that to an extent. While you may not have all the modern luxuries this place offers so much more to families. 
 I was hosted as part of a FAM tour to help facilitate my review. I was not required to write a positive experience. All thoughts, opinions and photos are my own.
While here you can enjoy a home away from home uninterrupted. Put down your electronics and reconnect with your family members again over a game of ping pong, pool, cards or day at the Hygeia Bath House & Spa. 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Top 10 Ways to Show your Dog Love

Dogs are a magnificent creatures. They can become domesticated animals that are around when you need them. They can lift someone up from a disability and become service animals. They fight along side many of our military in combat. What are ways you can show them love in return for such faithfulness?
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