SENIOR YEAR FUN? Senior year in high school means elective filled schedules and enjoying extracurricular activities. It is also a time for exploring the options of adulthood. Well, at least that is how I remember my senior year in 1989. I am thinking, either my memories are fuzzy or things …


COOKING EDUCATION Cooking has always been my job. Neither of my girls ever expressed much interest in helping me with meal prep. However, that is changing. Maddie, my youngest daughter, has enrolled in culinary arts and food science as electives at her new high school. It seems that learning about …


What thoughts come to mind when you hear the word hamburger? Well, for me first my mouth starts to water and then my mind goes back to sitting on the shore of the lake with my cousins eating fresh grilled burgers singing Jimmy Buffet’s amazing ode to the cheeseburger.  Cheeseburger …


I have some great news about Disney’s newest movie news release. In March of 2017, Disney will be releasing a new version of Beauty and the Beast! Starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, this movie promises to deliver!


Looking back to my childhood, Disney has always had a big part. Young girls from the 90’s were surrounded with some of the best Disney princesses there have ever been, and Belle was no exception. I will never forget her in a library, and I swore that I would one day have a library with ladders that rolled. I was always so fascinated with how beautiful AND smart she was; she was very respected by everyone in town. Her beauty was shown to exist far deeper than her appearance, and this is exactly what the young girls wanted to imitate about her. If Belle did not represent what it meant to be a strong, independent, and kind woman, I don’t know who did.


The new release of the Disney classic is long awaited, and it is promising big things. First, Belle will be starred by the beautiful Emma Watson. With such quiet strength, Belle’s true nature sure to be evident on the big screen. Second, the details evident in the newest teaser trailer assure only the highest quality with which Disney is associated. The darkness of the castle mixed with the elegance of the floors, walls, furniture, and decor seem to capture the essence of the beloved movie. See the magic for yourself:

Movie Teaser Trailer

I cannot begin to explain how excited I am for this movie. I cannot wait to recreate my favorite childhood experience: falling in love with Belle all over again. She has always been my favorite princess, and I know only Disney could do her justice in the new addition. I cannot wait to see the new movie, and I know you feel the same!