Category Archives: fun

If I Stay is a Movie Worth Checking Out!

blog-if i stayLast night, my man and I enjoyed a date night. We went to dinner and a movie and had a great time! It was so nice to get out of the house and we both really enjoyed ourselves. We have this rule that one of us chooses a movie and the other chooses the place to eat! He chose Olive Garden, which meant that I got to pick the movie! We went to “If I Stay”, which just came out in theaters yesterday.

This was a fantastic movie and we both really liked it. If you have time in the next few weeks to go see a movie, I recommend this one! There is a trailer and a full movie synapsis at my go-to movie website, Fandango. Check it out!

Keeping Up With the Kardashians is My Favorite Reality Show

blog-kardEvery Sunday night, I turn on the TV to E! Channel and watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians. I love this show because the girls are pretty entertaining to watch.

If you are unfamiliar with the show, it’s about a family who is in the fashion and modeling industry. There are three sisters (Kourtney, Khloe and Kim) and their family members (mom, step-dad, two half-sisters, and step-brothers), kids, husbands/boyfriends, and friends.

It’s interesting to see what they do in a typical day and the funny adventures and situations they end up in. This season is getting pretty good and I’m loving the new episodes every Sunday night. Check it out!

This Red Velvet Cheese Ball is Going to be a Huge Hit!

blog-red velvet cheese ballRed Velvet cake is quite possibly the best I’ve ever had. It’s easily my favorite and I can never get enough! When I saw this picture on Pinterest, I was instantly interested. I was brought to this blog where I was able to see the original picture and recipe (sorry, I totally can’t take credit for this awesome recipe). Check it out!

You will need:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups red velvet cake mix, dry
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • assorted cookies and crackers (my favorite was Vanilla Wafers)

How to:

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add in the red velvet cake mix, the brown sugar and the powdered sugar. Beat until smooth and combined.
  2. Turn the mixture out onto a piece of plastic wrap. Wrap up into a ball and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  3. Put the chocolate chips on a plate or in a shallow dish. Remove the cheese ball from the refrigerator and unwrap. Roll in the chocolate chips. (This might get messy!) Place on a serving plate and serve with cookies or graham crackers.

 

“And So It Goes” Looks Like a Great Movie!

blog-so it goesDoesn’t it seem like all of the best movies come out during the summer? Some of the best hot, humid evenings can be spent in a nice, cool movie theater with a box of popcorn.

One of the movies that I really want to see is “And So It Goes“. Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton co-star in this and they’re both actors that I love! According to IMDB, the description is: “A self-absorbed realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he’s suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home.”

The previews I’ve seen on TV look pretty funny! I can’t wait to check it out.

This Confetti Cucumber Salsa is Fresh, Light, and Perfect for Summer!

blog-confetti salsAlthough there isn’t a ton of time left in the short season of summer, there is still some time for plenty of grill-outs, picnics and time outside to enjoy the summer weather.

I found this recipe for Confetti Cucumber Salsa on Simply Recipes  and think it’s something that I will love! You can check out the link and find it, or see it below.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large cucumber or 2 small cucumbers (about 1/2 pound to 3/4 pound total), seeded and finely diced (peel first if the cucumber is thick-skinned, leave peel on if thin-skinned)
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red, orange, or yellow bell pepper
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced jalapeño (more to taste)

Directions:

To make the salsa, place all of the salsa ingredients into a medium bowl, and gently stir to combine. Taste and add more jalapeño if you desire more heat.

Keeps for several days, covered and chilled in the refrigerator.