Delicious Bacon Cheddar Dip

This easy Bacon Cheddar Dip is a delicious snack! I never used to be a big dip person. I would eat it maybe once or twice a year and that was it. But these last few years I have had it a few times a month.  My daughter Kayla makes a Spinach and Artichoke dip that the entire family likes to snack on. Savannah and I like to add some crispy bacon pieces into ours. There are so many times when dip makes the perfect the snack. While watching the big game, parties and family game night.  My family enjoys eating a tasty dip while watching movies or our favorite shows. My recipe for Bacon Cheddar Dip is easy to make and delicious. You know I love almost anything that has bacon Continue Reading »

My Favorite Ways To Recharge

Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Five. It is no secret that I suffer from social anxiety and severe depression. I talk about it openly. One of the things I have learned in dealing with these issues is to pay close attention to how I am feeling. When I am overwhelmed and stressed I tend to get migraines. This is a sign I need to step back and relax. I wanted to share some of my favorite ways to recharge. Take A Nap: When a lot of things are going on I tend to stay up late and get up early.  I also have insomnia so that means not a lot of sleep for me. I hate to admit sometimes I am running on fumes. I know, not a Continue Reading »

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DailyVegolutions #CollectiveBias Are you tired of your same old meal plans from last year? Are you ready to introduce new healthier options in 2017? Do you and your family want to incorporate more vegetables into your meals but are not quite sure where to begin? Now is the time to make some New Year’s “Vegolutions” for your busy lifestyle! MorningStar Farms® products are a great way to incorporate vegetables into your weekly meal planning. These items are not just for vegetarians, but are great for everybody!! With MorningStar Farms® products, it is easy to substitute meat for veggies and use them for breakfast, lunch & dinner! Don’t miss this great Ibotta offer! When Continue Reading »

5 Ways To Tackle A Tasty Game Day Menu Plus a Wings Recipe

No matter who you are rooting for on game day, delicious food is a part of the festivities. Just like your favorite sports team, hosting a winning big-game party or tailgate takes planning, preparation and teamwork. To make your festivities fun-filled, remember these entertaining tips that are sure to score big with your fans. Scatter the refreshments. Help direct movement and traffic flow by setting up food stations. Using different rooms or areas helps prevent congestion and encourages guests to mingle. Try placing finger foods and other appetizers in a couple of locations, beverages in another area and desserts in yet another space. Embrace variety. Take into account taste preferences and dietary needs, and have an assortment of food and drinks available. Offer spicy options along with less seasoned dishes, Continue Reading »

Tips To Start Your Day Off Right

There’s nothing worse than waking up on the wrong side of the bed. If you are constantly waking up feeling as if you are drowning in this world and want nothing more than to crawl back in bed, hide under the covers and not come out for another five hours, then you need to learn how to start your day off right. Today I am sharing 7 tips to start your day off right so that you can be certain each day is a new day full of inspiration and energy galore. Don’t Hit Snooze – Whatever you do, do not hit that snooze button. This little button is to be thought of as the enemy from now on and not an option. When you choose to wake up upon Continue Reading »

5 Movies I Want To See In The Next 30 Days

I was on my Sister In Law’s blog, Milwaukee Brown Girl, and saw a great post idea. It is called Friday Five. Every Friday you share a post about five things. I like the idea behind this because the topics will vary each week. This is perfect for me so here is my first post for Friday Five. I have mentioned before how much my husband and I love going to the movies. So much that I weekly date night includes a visit to our favorite theater. 5 Movies I Want To See In The Next Month Hidden Figures I have heard good things about this movie. I want to take my entire family to see it. I think it is important to see strong and smart Africian American women in Continue Reading »

Happy 17th Birthday TJ!

Another year has gone by and today my only son turns 17. My baby boy. It is bittersweet thinking about how quickly time is going by. Happy Birthday TJ! You are growing into quite the young man. You have a good heart, creative, smart and kind. I could not ask for a better son. You probably thought I would choose an embarrassing picture of you include in this post. I almost did because you were just too cute as a baby. Instead I decided to go with a more recent picture that I love of you. You are pretty much always laughing and smiling. That is one of my favorite things about you. Continue to be the person you are. Always thinking of others and my dinosaur encyclopedia. I can’t wait to Continue Reading »