Adobe Photoshop Elements Editing Software

10 Reasons to Choose Adobe Photoshop Elements Software

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This post is sponsored by Best Buy. All opinions are exclusively my own. 

Photos have the opportunity to capture the moments in time you want to remember. Whether you are snapping shots of your travels, family celebrations or your delicious recipes, you will want them to be the best they can. But editing the photos to truly reflect what your eye saw is another story altogether. That’s where Adobe Photoshop Elements software comes in.

As a freelance writer and instagrammer, my photographs are very important to me. This past month, I have been to three countries exploring the culinary world: Finland, Mexico and the U.S… Read more

Air Fryer and Convection all in the Breville Combi Wave 3-in-1 Microwave

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This post is sponsored by Best Buy. All opinions are completely my own. 

Here’s an honest admission. I use my microwave EVERY day! The convenience is just so helpful to me. Having worked in the housewares industry for many years, I understand a brand’s intention when they create, design and build their products to help us in our kitchens. So, when I learned that Breville created a smart home appliance called the Combi Wave 3-in-1 Microwave, I had to learn more.

The 3 main features in this multi functional small appliance are air frying, roasting and microwaving along with convection.… Read more

LG refrigerator ice balls

Wow Your Guests with Craft Ice Made in LG InstaView Refrigerator

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This post is sponsored by Best Buy. All opinions are completely my own. 

 

What do you look for in a refrigerator for your home? As my kitchen remodel nears the end, I need just two more appliances to complete the update. Right now, I am shopping for the hub of my kitchen and want to share my discovery. The LG InstaView™ Door-in-Door® refrigerator is filled with features that fit both my busy household’s everyday life and entertaining needs.

LG refrigerator

I spend a great deal of time in my kitchen creating recipes, cooking and entertaining friends and family. We all know everyone ends up in the kitchen, no matter how beautifully designed the rest of the house is, right?!… Read more

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A Visit to the Florida Riviera: Sunny Isles Beach

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The City of the Sun and Sea welcomes you to Sunny Isles Beach. An aptly named city that showcases South Florida’s glorious weather, pristine white sand beaches and mesmerizing turquoise blue waters. Located just 30 minutes north of Miami International Airport and a quick 10 minutes from Fort Lauderdale, this barrier island sits between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway.

beach view sunny isles beach

Sunny Isles Beach stretches 2.5 miles along the oceanfront, offering a destination for couples, families and singles alike. What was once home to two story budget motels is now filled with sleek, contemporary high rises and luxury resorts that line the Atlantic Ocean beachfront.… Read more

Sunny Isles Beach Most Luxurious Resort: Acqualina

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First impressions leave lasting memories. Drive through the gates of the stunning Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, and you will see what I mean.

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(Photo courtesy of the Acqualina Resort and Spa)

Impeccably cared for resident-owned, Rolls-Royce sedans frame the hotel’s European-style piazza entrance.

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(Photo courtesy of the Acqualina Resort and Spa)

Art and Design

Walk into the Mediterranean inspired lobby with incredible details from the marble floors to Venetian stucco to the red, gold and aubergine color palette of the brocade fabrics to the chandeliers that draw your gaze up to the dramatic ceiling.… Read more

How I Chose My Bosch 800 Series Dishwasher

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What’s your favorite part of entertaining besides bringing your friends and family together? Is it the cooking and recipe creation? Designing the table setting? Coming up with a theme for the event? Ok now, what’s your least favorite part of entertaining? I bet I can guess….the clean up! Bosch 800 Series dishwashers are going to solve this for you instantly.

table of plates and food

After all the years I have worked in the housewares industry, I have learned first hand about the importance of choosing quality brands. They’ve done the research on how we, as home cooks, use our kitchen tools and appliances to make sure that their product(s) meet or exceed our expectations. … Read more

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Adults Only Vacation to Pueblo Bonita Pacifica in Los Cabos

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When you are searching for the perfect place to go on your luxury vacation and your expectations include white sand beaches, stunning views, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, innovative dining and your very own butler, then Pueblo Bonito Pacifica in Los Cabos is your destination.

At the tip of the Baja Peninsula where the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez meet is an exclusive residential community known as Quivira Los Cabos. Within the gates of this secluded area is a luxury property known as Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf and Spa Resort and The Towers at Pacifica. 

Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Los Cabos

The natural beauty of the area makes an impression on you instantly.Read more

Eli's Cheesecake

Eli’s Cheesecake: A Sweet Story of Dessert and Generosity

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When people talk about what food Chicago is famous for, the first thing mentioned is “deep dish pizza”. Well, another Chicago food tradition (and a personal favorite) actually started back in 1966 with the opening of Eli’s the Place for Steak. Chicago style cheesecake was introduced to diners at the restaurant in the late 1970’s as the signature dessert.

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Eli’s Cheesecake: A little history

Long time restaurateur, Eli Schulman, had successfully created two previous dining venues before opening Eli’s the Place for Steak just off the Magnificent Mile. He had a celebrity following from legends Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr.… Read more

Saint Kate Arts Hotel Brings Art and Music to Milwaukee’s Hospitality Scene

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When you travel a lot, hotels can start to look the same. Not the case with the Marcus Hotels and Resorts re-concepting of the former Intercontinental Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Saint Kate Arts Hotel opened in June and will become your new favorite place to stay every time you visit the city.

Saint Kate Arts Hotel Brings Art and Music to Milwaukee's Hospitality Scene

Saint Kate Arts Hotel

Located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, across the street from the Performing Arts Center – a big hint of all you will experience at the Saint Kate Arts Hotel – is Milwaukee’s first foray into a hotel that highlights art, music, performance and theater.… Read more

blueberry crumb coffee cake

Blueberry Crumb Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Streusel

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What’s your go-to dessert when guests come over or you want to bring something sweet to someone’s house? In the summertime, I am all about ways to incorporate fresh fruit. This Blueberry Crumb Coffee Cake recipe is such a welcome dessert to bring as it appeals to both adults and kids alike.

Blueberry Crumb Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Streusel

Blueberry Crumb Coffee Cake Ingredients

Besides blueberries, this recipe calls for vanilla. If you are still baking with artificial vanilla, then you must read on. When it comes to baking and recipes that use just a small amount of ingredients, choose only the best quality as you can taste the difference!… Read more