Double Chocolate Cookie Cupcakes: Betty Crocker Hack

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Oh man y’all. I  think maybe in the Summer I should just automatically Henna my forehead to say “Out of commission. Too tired to function.” Summer for most people is usually a time for relaxation and recuperation – uh that is not the reality in the world of aviation. Summer is peak travel season for the rest of the world, which means it’s peak travel season for us too, only enhanced by like a thousand. By the end, I usually feel as worn out as my raggedy old suitcase looks, with its wheels half falling off and a broken zipper. I am starting to get to that point now, just a state of perpetual exhaustion… waiting slightly impatiently for fall to usher in not only our beloved pumpkin spice but a much-needed break from my 24 – 7 “catch me if you can” (you can’t by the way) lifestyle. I just recently got a break for 24 hours and I felt like an actual queen. I was like what is this!? Some time to actually breathe and smell the roses. I didn’t have much time to smell the roses though, because I was getting some company at my house. My Aunt and my Uncle were coming through to pit stop on their way to Florida, and my Aunt had just turned the big 60. She would probably kill me if she knew that I said that aloud! I had this plan that I was going to surprise her with some treats and a little gift, but by the time I had gotten the house quick cleaned and sparkling, my time for treats was dwindling to a mere 2 hours. So I pulled out a little hack that I have been sitting on like an unhatched egg since high school. You are so welcome for that visual. My famous Double Chocolate Cookie Cupcakes, the easiest, most impressive Betty Crocker Hack you will find on the world wide web. (more…)

5 Ways You as a Millennial Can Become More Green before The Day has Even Ended

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Ahem. Millennials are known to be very passionate individuals. I know this because I have gotten on the plane multiple times meeting a group of my coworkers for the first time – many of them are in their late forties, early fifties, and they give me that all too familiar, wary side glance. Like they are silently thinking to themselves… “Who is this little whippersnapper who looks like she was just birthed, and why in Jehosaphat’s name is she on this plane.”  I always win them over fairly quickly, but the common thought process is this, Millenials are always on their phones, taking selfies, posting the latest status, thoroughly and totally self-involved.  (more…)

UnHinged: Is Swiping Right Really the Answer to Modern Dating?

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“It’s the only way to really find someone…” “ I met my husband on Tinder, he owns a Tesla, brought to life a startup tech company at the age of fifteen, and he is CPR certified.” “We swiped right to finding love.” “It really ISN’T just for hookups.”
We have all heard them. All of the glorious reviews of dating apps that lead unsuspecting young minds to the land of online dating in hopes of meeting their own elusive unicorn of a partner. But does it really work? That is the million dollar question that we all need answered.

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7 Things you Should be doing Right Now if you are Single and Twenty Something.

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Y’all, first let me say what a blessing it is to have time in your life while you are completely unattached. There are benefits to marriage and finding your person for sure… cough cough can anyone say split income ☝🏻? But that sweet spot beforehand??? A lot of people take that for granted, and I personally think it’s one of the most important times in your life because you are cultivating THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON in your LIFE. That would be you sweet cheeks. And I am here to tell you all of the things you should be doing to make the most of your blissful freedom. Because yes. It is blissful freedom. Once you start seeing it that way, your life will change as you know it. (more…)

Snowfall in Summer.

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This photo was captured and provided by Jake Basset, owner of Media View Creative. Click on the photo for the official website.

I thought for a while that forever had found me. He was the first person that I ever loved. He could stop a heartbeat with his smile. He wore soccer sweatshirts and loved music. And he loved me. For awhile. I have been told that I am a hopeless romantic and I suppose in some ways that is true, but I wasn’t until him. Until I collapsed in a pile of freshly fallen snow, laughing so hard that my ribs hurt, trying to understand what the new foreign feeling was that was fluttering in my chest. Love happened to me slowly, and then all at once. Like the light sprinkle of snow that suddenly seemed to turn the whole world white. (more…)

The Only Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe you will Ever Need

Inflightandfabulous.comSo it’s no secret that I love Banana Bread, and you know anything with a significant calorie count really… We waste so much food in our house because we travel so much it tends to put me in a bad mood, but we never waste bananas. They can be black as my soul – sitting there on the counter, and I will still use them. I think the reason for that is that I found the very best banana bread recipe EVER, and never will I ever leave a blackened banana behind again. So I was scrolling through my Pinterest one day and I came across a banana bread recipe from http://www.mrbreakfast.com, and I knew I had found it – the best of the best. This recipe only uses staple ingredients, so you will probably have most of them already in your pantry, and it results in some of the tastiest banana bread you could ask for! Not to mention it smells the whole house up with warm banana goodness. What more could you really ask for? (more…)

Old Houses. New Houses. Blue Houses. Two Houses: Renovating a Florida Beach Bungalow

It’s a very lazy Saturday morning here at the babe cave. I am here where I always find myself in the early morning, butt planted on the mini, gray loveseat in front of the window that always seems to find the morning light. This is my happy place in the morning. Especially when the rain is falling like it is now and I have a steaming mug of some kind of modern-day witches brew aka coffee, warming my hands. It’s been a busy week for me, definitely not in terms of work, because in the flight attendant world, winter is hibernation time. In the Summertime, I get called to work almost every day but in the winter, I sit, and I sit, and I sit some more. I don’t necessarily sit around, but I don’t get called to work if I don’t want to. Hence why I am here on a Saturday morning, watching the rain drizzle down my window pane and sipping on my coffee. I usually sit here and dream up about a hundred projects I can do around the house. If you are reading this and you really know me you know that home improvement is my thing. I loveeeee love love to do projects. (more…)

The White Horse: Finding Your Own Fairy Tale Ending

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“I believe in Fairytales and dreamer’s dreams like bedsheet sails, and I believe in Peter Pan, and miracles anything I can to get by, and fireflies.” I used to listen to this song Fireflies by Faith Hill on repeat. It was the mantra of my life, this idea that miracles could happen (they can by the way), and life was just one big fairytale. All I had to do was wait for Prince Charming to ride up on a White Horse to sweep me off my feet and whisk me off to some castle to make all my worries fade away. And that was what I believed, wholeheartedly, for many years… but now it’s time to call some BS. (more…)

Little House in the Carolinas: Half Bath Remodel

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Clear as day I can still remember the first time I came into my little house when it was actually mine. I had just signed the papers and I had the key in my hand, and I unlocked the door – for the very first time. It is an odd feeling: owning a place that seemed so unfamiliar yet my soul already recognized it as home. That was two years ago and though I can’t say that I turned this house into a home, because it felt like home from the beginning: I have slowly made this house into something that I believe to be beautiful – and that’s the whole point isn’t it? (more…)

6 Reasons to Skip the Hotel and go Straight to your Local BNB

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In college I went to school in horse country in Kentucky, and I would always drive past this little bed and breakfast to get to school. They were everywhere in Georgetown, but I never stayed in one. Granted, I was a broke college student who could barely afford a chick fil a sandwich, much less spend a night in any kind of hotel or bed and breakfast. I would always drive past that little place and wonder about the people who were staying there. I imagined they were probably very old, very rich and had a whole lot of extra time on their hands. One thing I never imagined was that one day I would trip and fall totally in love with everything Bnb. (more…)