Cranberry Apple Cider (in the Slow Cooker!)

Cranberry Apple Cider (in the Slow Cooker!)

While California doesn’t get as cold as other places in the country, and we’re currently experiencing a heat wave, I’m still feeling Christmas-y this year, and wanting something warm to drink at night. I begged a friend to send me

The Aftermath of Cyber Monday and Preparing For Christmas

The Aftermath of Cyber Monday and Preparing For Christmas

I am almost afraid to check my bank account this week because I cleaned up with Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals over the weekend. I got a new Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet (I’m in love), an extra-large travel

Top 10 Cities to Visit in 2018

Top 10 Cities to Visit in 2018

While I was checking flights last weekend for Cyber Monday sales, I got a bit of a travel bug and the desire to pack up my suitcase and go exploring! There are a million places I want to see in

Cyber Monday: How to Search for the Best Flight and Hotel Deals

Cyber Monday: How to Search for the Best Flight and Hotel Deals

I admit I’m getting anxious just waiting for Cyber Monday -the Monday following Thanksgiving that online retailers will offer the best deals. One of the things that I love about Cyber Monday?  It’s Skyscanner. If you don’t know Skyscanner, I

Black Friday Deal

Black Friday Deal

It seems like everyone this year is skipping right over Thanksgiving, and gearing up for Christmas. This weekend, my neighbors were busy putting up Christmas decorations—which means I’ve got an extra week of a snowman in their yard looking straight

Why I still shop in-store shopping this Black Friday !?!

Why I still shop in-store shopping this Black Friday !?!

I am very excited to wait for the biggest sale day of the year in America: Black Friday. I am planning to walk-in-line for my favorite stores for my third time with my friends. Some friends ask me why I

Quick and Easy Snickerdoodle Recipe

Quick and Easy Snickerdoodle Recipe

Whew! We’ve just about made it through 2017. It was a pretty stressful year all around, it seems, so it’ll be nice to sit down with friends and family this week and talk about all the things we’re grateful for.

How to start a new life in America – How to adapt to a new environment

How to start a new life in America – How to adapt to a new environment

Next month I will celebrate my second year in America. Time moves so fast that I cannot imagine. Thank God for helping me to start a new life easily. Fortunately, I get a lot of support from my good friends

Hot Toddy: The Perfect Recipe for Holiday Treats

Hot Toddy: The Perfect Recipe for Holiday Treats

I know that whiskey isn’t food, but I have friends who disagree with this. Which is how I ended up trying my first Hot Toddy this week, and I think I’m in love. As you know, the hot toddy, also

Pen Pals & National Novel Writing Month

Pen Pals & National Novel Writing Month

New Pen Pal I am SO excited today. I got myself a new pen pal – a person you get to know by exchanging letters. He’s ten, he’s funny, and he loves to read. Since I’m trying to get better