Aldi Pantry Essentials

With prices going up and quantity going down, name brand loyalty will only get a food budget so far. Obviously, there are certain things a person or family cannot budge on. Like people with food allergies. Regardless of the price, a store brand item's ingredient list and overall flavor won't always beat out name brand.... Continue Reading →

Motivational Mondays with Trisha: Tea

Tea is soothing to the mind, body, and soul. Its multifaceted as well. In some culture's the act of preparing tea is art. From medicinal to leisure, it's purpose shifts. Let's center ourselves figuratively with tea. Need more quotes? Click your favorite of the week and see where it takes you. See you tomorrow for... Continue Reading →

Will Yonder Impact Ad Revenue For Sites That Translate Web Novels

Late last year, Webtoon announced it's new web novel app called Yonder. They weren't very subtle about it. I recall seeing Yonder sponsored post for The Remarried Empress on my news feed (a similar method convinced me to checkout Lore Olympus). In my opinion, selecting The Remarried Empress webcomic was a wise choice. Season Two... Continue Reading →

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War

After rewatching Your Lie in April, I was in the mood for a lighthearted RomCom. But what to watch? If your familiar with Your Lie in April, you may understand why I needed something adorably funny to stop the tears.  Don't get me started with My Hero Academia Season Six. The best use of a... Continue Reading →

Motivational Mondays with Trisha: Flowers

For something that is beautiful and temporary, flowers have a way of putting things into perspective. The life cycle of a flower is like many other plants. Specifically, flowers found in nature. They must grow through adverse weather and are at the mercy of curious wildlife. Yet, they continue to grow. The journey from seed... Continue Reading →

Nostalgia Snacks : Dunkaroos

TGIF everybody! We've made it to the weekend and I'm feeling a little nostalgic today. This week's Motivational Monday theme made me think about the joy associated with sugary confections. Dunkaroos aren't candy, but they are sugary. That's close enough. Growing up, we didn't get Dunkaroos that often. It's kinda hard justifying keeping boxes of... Continue Reading →

My Top 8 McCormick Grill Mates

Is it possible to create the flavor profile you need with various herbs and spices? Yes! Do I have time for that every day? No. Well kind of. We make time for the things we care about. I love cooking. Sometimes, I need a little help. When I'm in the mood to switch it up,... Continue Reading →

Motivational Mondays with Trisha: Candy

We're a few weeks away from Valentine's Day and it feels like assorted candies and chocolates are everywhere. Senses are engaged by colorful packaging and the sweet aroma of sugar confections. Even if these items aren't purchased before Valentine's Day, the happiness of marked down candy after the celebration of love brings a smile to... Continue Reading →

Reading Manga with Libby For Free

During my crusade to promote reading in my home, our local librarian was telling my family about Libby. It's a reading and audio app that allows you to borrow digital copies of items you're library carries. She told us that she uses it to listen to audiobooks during her commute. To be honest, e-books aren't... Continue Reading →

The Dating Plan by Sara Desai

Last month, I decided to spend some time with RomCom Novels. Based on the cover, I could tell it was an interracial romance. Plus, their posture hints at an engagement. Is marriage end game? The bridge connects the cascade of flowers. So all should be good. Right? Well, not exactly. In fact, Katie Anderson's illustration... Continue Reading →

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