Monday, April 21, 2014

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

MONSTER JAM 2014




 MONSTER JAM 2014



So I got to spend Valentine's Day with my lovlies this year and we had an absolute blast at Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam show. I have never seen my nephews so excited! We withheld the surprise until we got to Quicken Loans Arena, we just told them we had a surprise for them. As soon as we got to our seats the boys figured out what was going on and I have never seen them look happier!

We were sitting in a section that had a great crowd, lots of kids yelling and screaming for their favorite trucks! I loved watching the trucks and four wheelers. The drivers looked like they were having a great time, even smiling and waving to kids as the walked to sign autographs after the show. The speakers got a lot of crowd interaction and gave away some great prizes to the audience!

****PLEASE NOTE: When you watch the videos in this post, it was EXTREMELY LOUD and as such the sound quality isn't very good and it is loud... You may want to turn your speakers down!***

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For me, it was my first time ever going to one of these shows and I don't know why I waited so long! It was a great family event, full of lots of action and tricks! I couldn't have imagined spending my night any other way.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Become a Dining Daredevil in 2014!

Become a Dining Daredevil in 2014!

 

Restaurant.com releases their Hot Food Trends for the New Year

Break free from the same old dining routine in 2014 and try something new with the help of
Restaurant.com. To help you start your own dining adventures, Restaurant.com has compiled the 3 hottest trends to conquer at local restaurants near you. Resident trend guru, Restaurant.com President and Chief Marketing Officer
Christopher Krohn provided his predictions that will grace our plate in 2014. With these trends, you’re sure to have a spicy year, but only if you dare!
 

1.Eggcellent Adventures

While it’s hard to determine when this trend ignited, it’s definitely picked up pace and could reach its peak of popularity
in 2014. The “breakfast for dinner” craze and increasing popularity of regional specialties, like Korean Bibimbap and Mexican Hue vos Rancheros, will only grow the trend of eggy fusions.
Plus, there’s an emerging sense from the scientific crowd that eggs are healthier than perhaps you previously thought, which
will feed consumer interest in this farm fresh
favorite. All in all, 2014 will be the year of the egg, so you might as well get cracking!
We dare you: Next time you order a burger or stir fry, ask them to top it off with a fried egg or two. The added protein
will help boost your metabolism and satisfy your hunger!
 

2. Farm to Fork

Diners’ growing eco-awareness and their desire for the wholesome simplicity of homestyle cooking and minimally
processed foods is on the rise. Riding this wave, restaurants are returning to their predecessors’ roots, sourcing fresh
produce and natural ingredients and cooking them up in a style that more closely resembles the authentic recipes that
graced Grandma’s kitchen table rather than modern, industrial food products.
We dare you: When people hear “farm to fork,” they immediately think of steamed vegetables, but this trend
encompasses more than just radishes and such. Tender meat alternatives and locally produced cheeses are two items to
look for on the menu. Don’t be afraid to order something with a beet or two for an added super food bonus!
 

3. Tea Time, All the Time

Once confined primarily to Asian restaurants, tea is an increasingly popular beverage.
In 2014, you’ll find tea used for novel and surprising purposes. For example, ground teas like matcha and chai can be used as dry rubs and marinades for beef, chicken or veggies.Tea smoked salmon and pork will both make headway in the new 
year, and English style tea time gatherings at local cafes will also be big.
We dare you: To find these tea fusion meals, take a trip to an Asian fusion restaurant near you and keep an eye out for
tea smoked pork, ribs, or stir fry. For an added bonus, try one of our other favorite food trends of 2014,
a hot sauce like sriracha. 
 
Feeling brave? Why not tackle the rest of our top food trend list on the Restaurant.com blog:
http://thedish.restaurant.com/take-a-bite-out-of-2014-hot-food-trends-for-the-new-year/
 
 
Your tummy will thank you!
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Google+: +restaurantcom
 
 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Cleveland's Monster Jam!

Quicken Loans Arena Feb. 14-16


Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam, starring the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam monster trucks! The twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over or smash through! Monster Jam provides a massive night's entertainment tailored perfectly for your family's budget, and these colorful, larger-than-life beasts are sure to capture the hearts of both young and old.

Save 25% off of tickets using code: MOM25. Get Tickets Today- http://www.theqarena.com/events/detail/monster-jam-140214-16#.Uh4UhX_ZuSo

Not valid on Front Row or Gold Circle seats. Not valid on Friday night. No double discounts. Service charges, handling and facility fees may apply.


Slowly Revamping!

You will notice that I will be revamping Cherry Lemonade in the upcoming days. New backgrounds, graphics and weeding out some features.

Bear with me for awhile longer!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

A Year In Iceland


Everyone has that one experience they wish they could do all over again, I personally would love to relive my junior year of high school. Now I know you are probably reading this going “High school, really?”. But hear me out on this one!

My junior year of high school I was an exchange student. For 10 glorious months I got to spend everyday in a different country and learn a new culture and language. Was it scary for a 16 year old? You bet. But looking back, it was the most freeing experience of my whole life. I haven’t been that carefree in years.

Since all the common places people think of going were taken years in advance, I had a short list to choose from. While sitting down and going through this list I picked a country I had never thought of visiting. Iceland. When I thought of Iceland I thought of snow and ice (even as a teenager I wasn’t a fan of snow), but reality is always different then your expectations.

Instead I was introduced to a beautiful country with hot springs, volcano’s, glaciers, lava fields, and the most beautiful scenery I could ever imagine. A charming town that was so unlike anything I had ever experienced. I was fortunate enough to be placed on an island of the coast of Iceland called The Westmann Islands. For a city girl, it was heaven.

Not only was the city fantastic, surrounded by nothing but ocean, the family I was placed with was terrific. I enjoy talking to them to this day, I also miss them a little bit more everyday. My host family showed love, kindness, strength, and morals to a teenager who was broken at the time, someone running away. My host mother once described me as a broken bird when I came to them. I think her description fit me perfectly at the time. I needed that family, like I needed air to breathe. Thanks to them I am strong now, I know how a family should respond to each other, I know how to be a better person because of them.

So yes, every chance I get I go to my ‘happy’ place in my head and think of Iceland. I think of the volcano that I could see out of my bedroom window, I think of the view off of my host parents front porch, and I remember love, kindness, and strength. I remember family dinners, I remember my host siblings and when I really miss them I think to myself “God, I wish I could go home”.

Author Interview with Brandi Salazar

A fun sit down with the author of Spring Cleaning, check out the previous post with her new book That First Kiss under the pen name of J.C. Valentine. If you haven't had a chance enter to win a copy of Spring Cleaning here during her blog tour!



Where did the concept of Spring Cleaning come from?
I was in the middle of writing another story when I hit a mental block. Whenever that happens, I usually just open another doc and write whatever comes to mind. What I ended up with was the opening chapter of Spring Cleaning and it just sort of evolved from there.
How hard was it, as a woman, to write about the type of domestic violence in the book?
Strangely no. I think the ease of it had more to do with my own life experiences that helped shape my vision of this story. I have never been shy of what other may view as difficult or controversial topics, and with a intimate knowledge of domestic violence, I felt comfortable in what I was writing. Also, I feel that it is important for people, women especially, to address topics like this one and know that it isn’t something dirty or shameful and most importantly, something that can be overcome.
Did you become attached to the characters in this book? Is there any chance they may appear in another one of your books?
While I love all of my characters in different ways, I can’t say that these characters will be seen again in the future. In the end, I felt like I had seen them to through some fairly large struggles and they came out on the other side with as few scars as possible, so my work is done.
Terri truly was a fantastic character, the depth of fear and emotion she shows is amazing. Did you base her off a real person or is she solely a figment of your imagination?
Terri is solely a figment of my imagination. While I drew on my knowledge of others’ experiences (and a love of Lifetime Channel movies), her reactions and emotions were what I envisioned myself feeling and doing if put in her situation.
Have you always wanted to be an author?
Not really. I kind of fell into this job. When I was a kid, all I ever really dreamed of being was a veterinarian. Once I figured out that I would have to overcome my deep fear of needles, I decided something else was in order. Race car driver was my next big thing, and then accountant, and before I knew it I was an author and returning to school to become an editor, which is what I really want to do when I grow up.
What’s in store for you next? Any upcoming books?
I am gearing up to finish the second novel in my Addicted to Magic series, Crossfire, which is about a teenage witch struggling with the life-changing effects of magic abuse, a dysfunctional family, and a recent break-up. It’s due out sometime this August.