Jan 16, 2017

5 Tips for Surviving a Hurricane

Learn how to survive a hurricane with these tips.


Last week Colorado Springs, Colorado was hit with winds going as much as 110 miles per hour. Now I've lived in Colorado for the past 5 years and while we've had our share of crazy weather, nothing quite prepared me for this. We've had snow storms, rain storms, hail storms, but never a wind storm. Semi-trucks were left turned over on their sides on the highway, trees were uprooted, power lines were down and thousands were left without electricity. I took it upon myself to go outdoors and document it on a Facebook live video and almost got blown away. Note to self, DO NOT GO OUT IN 80 MPH WINDS.

When you reside in an area that has frequent hurricanes, it’s important to learn tips for surviving a hurricane. While not every country or state is susceptible to hurricanes, the majority of the Atlantic and Gulf Coast areas in the United States are prone to this weather pattern. Hurricanes are a tropical storm that unleashes torrential rain fall, storms and flooding for nearly 2 weeks at a time.  If you have found yourself residing in a location that may experience a hurricane read on for some tips to survive.

Jan 13, 2017

Crock Pot Candy with Mixed Nuts & Pretzels

Are you ready for something sweet but still good for you? Our Crock Pot Candy with Mixed Nuts and Pretzels will be sure to hit the spot.


It's my first recipe for the year and I wanted to start it off with something sweet but not too sweet. My family are huge nut lovers and Madison is obsessed with pretzels. I buy the mini packets so that she can take them with her as snacks and I snack on them myself. While I can't eat peanuts, that doesn't mean that I don't have them in the house, after all the kids just seem to love them. I have a nut allergy but it only stems from ingestion so I can touch them, just not eat them. That's not the case with all allergy suffers, but that's the case with me. My body is weird, for example, I can't eat raw apples or most red fruits, but I can drink apple juice, not sure why, but that's just the way it is. However, with the holidays wrapped up, you may have some candy stash that you may not have eaten. I'm truly not big on purchasing candy for my kids, I'm all about them eating as healthy as they can but every once in a while they get a sweet treat, however, making my own candy is a treat in its own and our Crock Pot Candy with Mixed Nuts and Pretzels is a winner.

Jan 12, 2017

24th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

Celebrating 24 years when it kicks off March 1, 2017, the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will jump-start spring with gardens of earthly delights plus new character topiaries, entertainers and food and drink offerings.


The festival, which expanded to 90 days in 2016, will open with an irresistible array of fresh surprises and new treats:

Lunar New Year Celebration at Disneyland Resort

Are you ready to celebrate the Year of the Rooster? See what's in store this year's Lunar New Year Celebration at Disney California Adventure Park.


Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Mulan and Mushu will join guests for a bigger-than-ever Lunar New Year Celebration at Disney California Adventure Park, from Friday, Jan. 20, through Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.  This joyous celebration for the Year of the Rooster expands to 17 days, with colorful live performances, fun-filled activities, beautiful decor, Disney characters in their Lunar New Year costumes, and special food and merchandise offerings.

Epcot International Festival of the Arts Launches Jan. 13 – Feb 20

Are you looking forward to the very first Epcot International Festival of the Arts at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida?


Combining visual, culinary and performing arts from around the world, the first-ever Epcot International Festival of the Arts will create a global masterpiece for six inspired weekends. Held Fridays through Mondays starting Jan. 13 – Feb. 20, 2017, the Festival will feature new art each week, making each weekend original.

Here’s a sample of what’s in store: