4th of July in a Jar

Happy belated 4th of July!!! I admit, this post is a day late; however, this breakfast/dessert is SO delicious and basic it can be eaten any day and customized for any occasion. 4th of July is my favorite holiday so I made sure to start my day off right with a fun, fast, and festive meal. I was inspired by my traditional red, white, and blue breakfast— belgian waffles, whipped cream, strawberries, and blueberries— to create a healthier and more creative alternative. There are no precise measurements for this recipe; everything is based on personal preferences. So, if you like one ingredient more than another, then by all means include more of it. This is the time to get creativity, so layer in whichever order and decorate your jar as you’d like! If you’re entertaining friends or children, this can also also be a great activity; just supply the ingredients and let your guests make their own creations. Find your favorite sweet treats (may i suggest nutella, peanut butter, m&ms, pretzels, frosting, etc) and layer ’em on!

My personal creationIngredients 

Angel food cake

 1 Carton of Strawberries

 1 Carton of Blueberries

 Raspberry (or  Strawberry) Jam

 Cool Whip

 Red & blue sprinkles



 Layer your ingredients in a red, white, and blue pattern. Top off with cool whip and a strawberry crown. Bon appétit!


My Top 7 Most Played Songs

These are my seven favorite songs at the moment.

1. Everlasting Light – The Black Keys

2. Strawberry Swing – Coldplay

3. The Way – Fastball

4. Warrant – Foster the People

5. Tell Me Baby – Red Hot Chili Peppers

6. Betterman – Pearl Jam

7. New Slang – The Shins

If you like what you hear, listen to my carefully manicured Pandora Radio stations MGMT Radio and Red Hot Chili Peppers Radio for some similar tunes.


Lazy Country Weekend Brunch

Thursday was my high school graduation and to celebrate I had a sleepover with my very best friends. A typical sleepover with my friends would not be complete without some sort of home-made feast; this week’s feast was a lazy-country-weekend themed brunch. We stuffed ourselves with kale mozzarella eggs, breakfast sausage, waffles with chocolate ice cream, and bacon hash and then rinsed it all down with cold-brewed french vanilla iced coffee.

Our lazy-country-weekend feast.

Everything was delicious; however, I play favorites and the most mouth-watering dish was, hands down, the bacon hash. So, here’s the recipe:


10-12 Yukon gold potatoes

2 strips of apple-hickory (or your favorite flavor) bacon

1 Yellow onion




There is only one word to describe this video: remarkable. It’s amazing that only twenty years ago, the words “cell phone” didn’t exist and now there are bands brilliantly covering chart-topping songs using cellphones instead of instruments. I don’t think it is as engaging to watch a band, looking down and playing with their iPhones, as compared to a band, rocking out with live instruments; however, the result is definitely impressive.

Could “iPhone bands” turn into the newest trend in music? The idea seems far-fetched, but then again, so was the notion of paper books being replaced by e-readers.

Be sure to check back soon for more YouTube talent and also for the song of the week!