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In Honor of the Taste of Syracuse This Weekend, Here Are the Most Amazing Grilled Cheese Recipes

June 04, 2015

My absolute favorite weekend of the year is almost upon us! That’s right, the AmeriCU Credit Union Taste of Syracuse, presented by Tops Friendly Markets, is this weekend. If you’re looking for a huge collection of delicious food all in one place, take a trip to Syracuse and sample and sip to your heart’s content. In honor of the big foodie festival, this post from Elite Daily seemed highly appropriate. It features 30 of the most insane and drool-worthy grilled cheese recipes you could ever hope to encounter. Some of my favorites include Loaded Nacho Grilled Cheese, Balsamic Vegetable Grilled Cheese, and Brie Apple and Bacon Grilled Cheese.

Looking to add a twist to your traditional white bread and American cheese concoction? Check out the post here.

This is Something All Moms of Daughters Should Read

May 26, 2015

Being a mom is no easy feat, but raising daughters is a unique task. From having honest conversations about relationships to talking about body image and coping with flaws in a healthy way, these discussions start young and last forever. Sometimes you might feel as if you’re at a loss, since even well-adjusted adult women struggle with self-esteem concerns, relationship questions, and other issues that make growing up tough for girls. If you’re a mom of a daughter, you’ll definitely appreciate this article from The Huffington Post on how to raise brave girls.

Check out the post here.

If You Know Someone Who’s Graduating, Show Them This…

May 11, 2015

It’s graduation season, and if you’ve got kids or nieces or nephews who are finishing school, be prepared to sit through a lot of speeches in overheated auditoriums. You’ll hear some that are packed with cliches. There will be lots of talk about potential and promise and the future. But if you’re looking for a refreshing twist on the traditional graduation speech, check out this one from Kid President. It encourages you to “Be your own Beyonce” along with other sage advice. Now this is a graduation speech that won’t leave you struggling to keep your eyes open.

If You Love Taylor Swift and Want to Happy Cry, Watch This

May 05, 2015

I love Taylor Swift and also love people who accomplish their dreams, so this video’s got me happy crying like you wouldn’t believe. Watch as a dancer calls his mom to tell her he booked a world tour. But not just any world tour. He’s going to be hitting the road with Taylor Swift as part of her 1989 tour. His mom’s reaction is priceless. Dare you to watch it and not tear up. It’s okay, just tell your co-workers you swear someone’s chopping onions in the kitchen.

Looking for a More Inspired Morning Routine?

May 04, 2015


If you’re like me, mornings can best be described as organized chaos. You’re trying to eat breakfast, chug a cup of coffee, answer e-mails, and more. If you’ve got kids, this process becomes at least ten times more hectic. Needless to say, a routine like this isn’t exactly zen, nor is it particularly inspiring. That’s why I’m always trying to improve my mornings, and love reading about how successful people begin their day. I recently read an article that gives some great insight about how people like fashion designer Tory Burch or president of Starbucks Michelle Gass start their mornings.

For one thing, it seems like exercise is a common thread. From tennis to a brisk walk around the neighborhood, the women featured in the article all seem to agree that a workout before delving into the day is beneficial. The other thing I noticed was that these successful people aren’t hitting snooze 12 times and then racing out the door. They get up early and set aside time for meditation, reading, or catching up on e-mails. As much as I love to sleep in, it’s definitely something to consider. Life really does feel better when you’re not in fast forward mode as soon as your day starts.

If you’re looking to make your mornings more peaceful, check out the article on how entrepreneurs and other famous people do it here.