Showing posts from February, 2016

The Ice Castles of Eden Prairie, MN

Have you ever wanted to visit a castle? How about a castle made of ICE!? Who would have thought such beauty could be made with some water and LED lights! I must say we were more than impressed this year at the beauty that surrounded us as we entered the beautiful, manmade sculpture.

I really liked how there was signs around the castles themselves letting patrons know how they were built. I did really wonder how they accomplished this, so was pleased to find out! Handcrafted ice castle? Why not!

I found the prices very fair and cheaper than last year. We ended up going on Super Bowl Sunday and needless to say, the crowd was quite thin. I loved it that way! Made for good pictures and the kids could really enjoy the tunnels and slide without the crowds or long lines. I think that was one of my favorite parts was that we could thoroughly enjoy our time there. 

This is really a unique experience we are now looking forward to every year! We went last year and were extremely happy to enjoy …

Eleanor by Jason Gurley

Eleanor by Jason Gurley (more at is a dark and intriguing novel. I love books that keep me on my toes and this is definitely one of them. It is a speculative take on the choices we make and the effects they have on our immediate families, if not for generations to come. 
I loved the way Mr. Gurley brought the story to life with the Prologue. I really could feel what Eleanor felt; being trapped in what had now become her life and then the decision she makes to change that. What makes this book even more intense is the addition of science fiction and time warps. Don't we all wish we had the ability to change the past? I think if we could, most of us would. 
I love how powerful it shows that the mind can be in taking us down in life or bringing us up. Life is so fragile and can be taken so quickly. 
"It's all just water" page 347, line 19
If you are looking for a new read that moves your emotions like only a good story can, give this a go. I…

Monthly Pepper Box Subscription

Do you like hot sauces? Or do you know someone who does? What about adventure in the culinary world: do you like to try new flavors and sauces? If you answered yes to any of those, I think I have a product you may thoroughly enjoy! 
It's called Monthly Pepper Box and for as low as $22 a box (depending on the service you choose) you can get  your own box of 3 hot sauces each month! Sound delicious? Well it IS! First let me tell you what my first box held inside!

First in line (and my favorite in the box) is Flamingo Fire from Frankie Flamingo & Company Flamingo Fire Hot Sauce

The sauce itself has a lighter consistency and an almost sweet fore flavor. The sauce is vinegar based, with choice hot red peppers, spices and cane sugar. It sits nicely on the palette with just a hint of spice and is delicious on taco's, burgers and chicken wings. It is a milder sauce but absolutely delicious. Like I said, my favorite in the box!

The second one is Minorcan Ghost from Captain Assja…

Falls River Giftbasket & $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

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Established in 2004, Falls River Soap Company is a family-owned business that has been creating one-of-a-kind handmade soaps using the finest, all-natural ingredients available for over a decade.  Fresh goat milk, olive oil, shea and cocoa butter, coconut, and avocado oil are just a few of the natural ingredients you will find in their earth-friendly soaps and vibrant colors and exotic scents give you a ref…

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