Why I Hate Everything About Fall

Fall, everyone's favorite season, but it's not. The season of changing leaves, sweaters, pumpkins, apples, everything autumn? I hate it for so many reasons and here are my top five!

Fall, everyone's favorite season, but it's not mine, at all. The season of changing leaves, sweaters, pumpkins, apples, everything autumn? I hate everything about fall for so many reasons! Fall...it's my nemesis. I know, I know...you LOVE it. The "beautiful" colors of the changing leaves. The pumpkin spiced everything. The apples. The crisp, clean air. The sweaters. What's not to love, right? Everyone's favorite season, but it's not. *GASP* I know I'm not alone. Fall is not a beautiful, nor a happy, season in any way and I'm so clueless as to how so many people are brainwashed by it's non-beauty. I hate everything about fall, and if you really think about it, so do a lot of you. Let me explain. 1. Fall is the Season of Death Those changing leaves you love? That's LIVE foliage DYING. Death. Fall is the season of death. Do you really, really love watching things die? I think we all fear death, try to avoid it at any cost imaginable. Why would we really celebrate it? I don't know … [Continue]

Nutty by Nature Caramel Snickers Cake

Caramel Snickers Cake: White cake with white frosting and caramel sauce topped with Snickers Minis and a surprise Snickers crunch layer in the middle.

Just like the movie, The Nut Job 2, this Caramel Snickers Cake is nutty by nature! Fluffy white cake covered in white frosting, slathered in caramel sauce, then topped with Snickers Minis. The surprise Snickers crunch in the middle makes this cake a must try! Oh yea, and I should tell you, I did receive a full party pack from Team Click to facilitate this post. Did you love the movie, The Nut Job? My kids did and that's why we were so excited to host an at-home viewing party with the release of The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature! Taking down the Halloween decorations was a little depressing so throwing a little viewing party was in order to lift our spirits, which of course, it did. AND...what's a party without some themed food, right? In order to keep with the theme of this fan favorite, I decided to use up some of that leftover Halloween candy (OMG there is SO much of it!) and make this Nutty By Nature Caramel Snickers Cake. This is a simple, light and fluffy white cake with white … [Continue]

Today, The Brightest Soul I Know Turns 9

What do you do when your youngest child suddenly turns nine? You celebrate, you buy XBox games, and you cry a little inside. Today, the brightest soul I know turns nine!

What do you do when your youngest child suddenly turns nine? You celebrate, you buy XBox games, and you cry a little inside. Today, the brightest soul I know turns nine! My Bubby, my baby, the last of a lineage, turns nine today and as proud as I am of this brilliant and funny boy of mine, I can't help being a little melancholy. Watching him grow and become the wonderful person he is has been a life-altering experience for me. He, quite literally, amazes me every single day with his wealth of knowledge, his beautiful sense of humor, and his obvious lack of common sense. He can pass a STAAR test with ease at grade levels well above his own, he can spout random facts (that his teachers and I often have to Google to verify) about ancient Egyptians or sea creatures, yet when you point to something "over there" that you need, he can't figure out where that is. And don't even get me started on his "punny" sense of humor. He's such a little old man wrapped in such a beautiful package and … [Continue]