Devil Food Cake for the Books

I love trying new recipes. Especially, chocolate cake recipes. Yum! So to celebrate my birthday this year, I made a Devil Food Cake from King Arthur Flour cookbook, and … well you will just have to see for yourself. I loved this chocolate cake recipe because it was easy to put together. No strange ingredients….

Howl’s Moving Castle: Fantasy and Whimsy

I am a major fan of Hayao Miyazaki (Japanese filmmaker). He builds these wonderful worlds of magic, fantasy, and whimsy. He reflects a representation of life onto the animated characters that becomes close to a representation of reality. He has created many notable movies and gain awards around the world. His fanbase stretches over the globe and are made up of people from different walks of life. I love his work, but my most favorite creation he has done is Howl’s Moving Castle. 

5 Reasons to Read The Power of Habit This Year

The Power of Habit has been circling around my to-read-next list. It has been on some of the top reading list and book clubs have been raving about it. I finally sat down and spent some time completing The Power of Habit. In my opinion, THIS BOOK IS FANTASTIC! If you haven’t picked up this book, you are missing out. I believe that everyone should read this book at some point in the new year. Why? I will give 5 simple reasons.

My Obsession: Miraculous Ladybug

I am in love with the show, Miraculous Ladybug. I reviewed the show overall last year, but have recently sat down to review the newest season to see what the creators have done. So here are my 5 thoughts on the newest season released on Netflix: 

Guide to Finding Internships

It is that time of year to hunt down internships to complete over the summer. But how is one suppose to tackle finding an internship? Well, here is my guide from my experience hunting down internships. 

Fantastic Ideas in the Kitchen: O, The Oprah Magazine Cookbook

I love exploring new recipes and cookbooks. The good ideas can come from any where. A popular magazine to an innovative blogger. I recently came across a cookbook that had a variety of recipes from different influences and chefs. The recipes range from easy to make to hard. This cookbook is called O, The Oprah Magazine Cookbook. All the recipes featured are from various chefs that submitted these recipes to Oprah’s magazine. If the sign off from Oprah isn’t enough to convince you to give this cookbook a look, just spend a moment to flip through.

Next in Fashion: Designing Your Dreams

The world of fashion is full of color, sparkles, and gems. Making it big in fashion is a different story. It is not sparkly. It is hard to be on the cutting edge of creativity while running a business. Plus fashion does more than look pretty. It tells a story changes the outlook of the wearer. It makes a statement. 

Fashion can be the everyday street wear of our normal lives to the red carpet looks at award shows that we see every season. It is versatile and comes in many forms. I don’t understand all of it, but can appreciate the time and effort it takes to produce. So when the show Next in Fashion dropped on Netflix, I was fascinated.

Wicked: Good Intentions Never Go Unpunished

One of the first Broadway plays that I watched in New York was the ever popular and famous Wicked about 5 years ago. If you are not familiar with the story, then you are missing out. Wicked is a unique take on the story from Wizard of Oz. The story of what happened before Dorthy dropped in. 

Fruits Basket: Intro to Manga

The best way to describe manga is the Japanese version of comic books. They come from all different genres. It can be dark or playful. I was first introduced to this style of story telling in middle school with the series, Fruits Basket.  (I think everyone remembers their first fondly.) I reminisced on this series when I saw a news article talking about an animation company trying to reboot the series into a modern version. It brought back memories of the story that I followed for so long. 

Bisous Bisous Pâtisserie: Piece of Paris in Dallas, Texas

I recently found a little piece of France in Downtown Dallas. The cute little wicker tables on the sidewalk are an iconic reference to the little tables in Paris. But the flash back to Paris is not the only reason I traveled to Downtown, I actually was here for the sweet delicious treats.

Bisous Bisous Pâtesserie has an arrangement of French baked goods. That means delicious macaroons, tarts, cakes, and croissants. They also serve delicious cafe drinks to go with your sweet treat. An unique feature of the shop is that they also offer cooking classes so you can learn how to  make their delicious treats. The photos on Instagram looked so amazing. So me and a friend got a round of coffee and a tray of delicious treats to dine on.