SERIES: The Dark Series, Christine Feehan

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The series is about men who are born with a light in them but over the centuries this light begins to die out. With that, they start to loose all emotion, as well as the ability to see in color (they refer to this as a world in gray). That is (when the awesome corny romance kicks in) until they find there other half, their true soul mates. If they don’t find them they have 3 options.

1. Meet the sun (kill themselves)

2. Keep living and fighting the darkness. (Much harder than it sounds)

3. Become vampires (in this series, that’s a bad thing)


I have been reading this series for the past six years.

Before you freak out!,  this series currently has 27 books with two more about to come out. As you have probably figured out the series is incredible. I mean she does keep writing books, which I do keep reading!

Now I do have to say these books are rated R, they have a few sex scenes in each book, BUT the books are so much more than that. Each story plot is great and I must admit I am half in love with each male in this series (don’t tell my boyfriend).



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I am currently in book 23 and I have already purchased the next 4 that follow – I can’t wait!


If any of you are also reading this series are want to start reading it get in touch with me so we can gossip about it.

I hope you guys enjoy this series as much as me!


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Parmesan Crusted Baked Tilapia

As you may know Rachel and I have been trying to eat healthier, yet for our boyfriends we have been cooking “normal”. I found two recipes I loved and at the end combined them to make my own. Now, I don’t want to toot my own horn, BUT, toot toot. Here’s what I did:

Parmesan Crusted Cheese Baked Tilapia Serves 4




4 tilapia fillets
½ a cup if flour
1 cup of breadcrumbs
½ cup of grated Parmesan cheese
½ a stick of butter
3 tablespoons of mayo
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 eggs
¼ teaspoon of salt
Black pepper
Hot pepper sauce (to your liking)

1. Set oven to broil.
2. Pat dry tilapia fillet. Cook for 10 min.
2. While fish cooks, combine Parmesan cheese, butter, mayo, salt, black pepper,breadcrumbs and hot sauce in a bowl & mix well.


3. Remove fillets from oven. Dip them in flour, then in egg, and lastly in the in the breadcrumbs.
4. Place a skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil and then the fillets cook for 5 min (2 min or so each side)
5. Place fish back in baking dish. Pour sauce previously made over the filets  And broil for another 10 to 15 min.
6. ENJOY!!







I served this dish with Idahoan applewood smoked bacon mashed potatoes. The boys really loved it. Rachel and I did take bites out of their plates and wow that sauce is supper. (:





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Miami: Coral Castle

Two weeks ago we headed to Homestead, FL to visit Coral castle. I knew nothing about said place other than people took pretty pictures there. Needless to say I didn’t know what to expect.

With the word castle I was expecting a huge place – it isn’t.

We discovered this place because of Groupon; admission for four adults was $33.00 – not bad at all.

This place was so much more than expected. Our Groupon covered a tour guide and what he guided us through was a nice surprise; he guided us though the story behind the castle, when it was built, who built it, how he built it, and why he built it. It’s lovely and extremely romantic story, all which he swears is true and its not hard to believe. But I wont spoil it for you (it ends in tragedy).

We really enjoyed the storyline and the castles hidden magical wonders were truly a treat. It was a little hot when we went but they provide umbrellas for the tour. The one thing I did expect was to take lovely pictures and I wasn’t disappointed.


This is a map of the area. Its small, but full of things to see.


Below is the entrance. Keep in mind the entrance to the whole attraction was previous, including a little snack shop and gift store.


The whole point of this place is the amazing architecture one man designed, which has lasted and survived many many years. The picture below show the planets he created.. you’d have to go to the tour to find out the meaning of them 🙂 🙂


Bellow is what has now become somewhat of a wishing well. However, it had a different purpose when it was initially designed.


The table crafted below is in the shape of a heart! So cute!


Below you see us at the top of a flight of stairs that lead to the home of the mastermind behind this castle.



Let us know if you decide to visit and what your thoughts are!

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Mexican Zucchini Boats

With our low calorie diet we have been experimenting with a lot of dishes. We wanted to share this particular one because is easy, and extremely yummy.

Mexican Zucchini Boats Serves 2


2 medium zucchini
1 (small) can of black beans
1 cup of rice (your choice of rice, we used white)
1 cup of shredded cheese
1 cup of salsa (you can buy the one made already or make it at home like we did)
1 red bell pepper, diced
½ a red onion, diced
½ a small can of corn
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
½ cup fresh cilantro


1. Prepare rice while heating the can of beans in a sauce pan (we added some seasoning to the beans, you can use whatever you prefer or nothing at all)
2. Slice each zucchini in half lengthwise. Remove the inside. (TIP – Get a spoon and carve it out.)


3. On a skillet add the onion and pepper – cook until brown. Then add cooked rice, corn, beans, salsa, chili powder and cumin. Stir everything and cook for about 5.
4. Pre heat oven to 400 degrees, and fill each zucchini with the rice, beans, and all that good stuff. Sprinkle the top with cheese.
5. Place zucchini boats on a baking dish and cover with foil.
6. Bake for 25 minutes & allow to cool after for 5.
7. ENJOY!!!


From prep to fork in hand about an hour.

We loved it and we definitely plan to make it again! It’s filling, healthy AND yummy what more do you want?? (:

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Miami: Gator Park

We spent our sunny Sunday at Gator Park with our other halfs and our little mini’s. We purchased a Groupon which consisted of a boat ride through the everglades. We saw a few gators, turtles, birds, and other fishes. The boat was extreeeemely loud they even give you earplugs, but it was nice being outdoors despite the beating sun.












After the boat ride there was a short show of alligators which was pretty interesting. They also had a little cute park with other animals there as well.





It was a nice time out, we stopped my Texas Roadhouse on Flagler to eat.
Definitely recommend if you’re looking for something different to do!

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The Hammocks: Amici’s Trattoria Italiana

Since we headed way south to Homestead to visit the Coral Castle, we stopped on our way back up north to have dinner at The Hammocks, a little town by Kendall. We ate at Amici’s Trattoria, let me say – great choice!



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Its located in a shopping plaza, huge parking lot so for sure you’ll find parking. We chose to sit outside because there were no booths I wanted inside, but the inside is actually super cute.

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My boyfriend and I shared this calamari appetizer. The sauces were both great, and there was actually a lot of calamari! I’ve experienced more breading than calamari before, but this restaurant definitely respects the breading boundary!


May and her man shared the bruschetta appetizer (it actually came with 4 pieces but halfway through the first one she remembered to take a picture lol).


So this was my entree, I had the Farfala with Sausage. This is made with Italian sausage, which is actually a very particular taste that not many people like. Its kind of “tangy”, but being hispanic and being used to a bunch of different types of sausage, I found it easy to appreciate its taste. The cream sauce was delish, and it was so much food I made two meals out of it.

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May’s Fettuccine Alfredo was also a two meal dish, and clearly the photo alone looks super tasty! They weren’t shy with the chicken which is a win, since a lot of restaurants tend to be cheap when it comes to protein in pastas.


The boys shared a Prosciutto Pizza – yum! My boyfriend really loved it, but then again he loves all pizza LOL


This was my daughters kids Pasta with Pink Sauce. OMG IT WAS SO GOOD lol next time I’m adding some chicken for her…. it was a two meal dish but could’ve used the meat.


May’s meal was actually like a, appetizer entre dessert package. She chose dulce de leche crepes… Honestly I didn’t like the burnt taste this one had, not sure if thats the normal taste or they really actually burnt it, but it wasn’t all that great.


This lovely drink was Vito Corleone – Johnny Walker Black Label & Amaretto.


The final verdict:

I would definitely go back! 15-20$ plates and they’re huge and so good that its worth it!
Service was great, so I definitely recommend this spot if you’re ever in its area.


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Miami Beach: Nuvo Seafood & Pasta

My best friend invited my boyfriend and I to join her for dinner last night at Nuvo Seafood & Pasta on Washington Street in Miami. We arrived around 9 PM, and got very lucky parking (for free!). This is extremely rare when it comes to parking by Washington Street on a Friday night. With that being said, my friend paid $20 for a spot in a parking garage a few blocks down.

As you’ll be able to see below, the street is very nicely decorated and the atmosphere is very welcoming. There were kids there as well, which made me feel better since I thought twice about bringing my daughter along. Finding the restaurant was a bit tricky. The location doesn’t have a sign with the name, instead it says “Mercato Pescheria” which now that I think of it, they have seafood market inside.

Our waiter gets 3 out of 5 stars. He was dry, serious, and short. And honestly to me the personality of the waiter is crucial in your experience with the restaurant. However, towards the end of the meal someone (I’m assuming the owner since he was dressed differently) came by to ask us how we were doing and if we needed anything. So I hope I was just unlucky with my waiter.

We were seated outside and to be honest I thought everything was very pretty and nice. I saw the 2-person tables had these huge chairs that were gorgeous. Very nice, tasteful outdoor furniture. Dress code is literally whatever you want, its a  very open restaurant among so many others that theres really no room for a specific dress type. My friend was very well dressed in a white pencil skirt and cropped white blouse with heels, opposite of myself who dressed in simple dress and flats (my boyfriend in a tshirt and jeans).

I will say although the food was great, I don’t feel it was worth the money I spent. On Google this restaurant is listed as “$$” but I would say its more like “$$$” for sure.


Lets start off with a picture of my piece of heaven.


Here’s a shot I took when we were leaving (you can see my friend trying to drink her last drops of wine). As you can see, the restaurant is very small. From that blue shirted waiter to the next restaurants sign “Mojitos”. The majority of the tables are outside.


This was our appetizer (one of my mans favorite appetizers anywhere its offered): Calamari. Sorry, I remembered to take the picture after we started eating it. The basket was filled to the top and it was certainly delicious. There were two sauces, marinara and cilantro garlic.


This was my main course: Spicy Shrimp Pasta. It was very tastey, and it actually was spicy. There weren’t skimpy on the shrimp, however, for the price I paid ($27) I would’ve like something more, at least some peppers if not some scallops or something. Idk. It was literally pasta, sauce, tomatos and shrimp. I didn’t have left over either, however I was definitely full.


My other half ordered a well done Skirt Steak. It came with a few fries (no we didn’t eat anything before the picture was taken) and a jar with “pico” for the steak. He ate it all, and wasn’t left hungry.

(My daughter had eaten before at her grandma’s house, so we just ordered some fries for her. Didn’t bother for a picture with that.)


Please don’t mind my daughters poor cup to mouth coordination.



I would recommend this restaurant in terms of taste and comfortability. However, if you’re not comfortable spending $30 a plate, I wouldn’t steer you here.

Stay tuned for more restaurant reviews in the future! (:

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Miami: Pincho Factory

The weekend, healthy eating worst enemy. When these evil days come around all your friends want to go to great, greasy, heart attack waiting to happen places to eat and as usual we fall for it and sin. Last weekend, this was my dilemma. I wanted to meet a friend for dinner but I didn’t want to kill my hard work therefore I told her we needed to go somewhere healthy. What does she suggest? The pincho factory. What does it have that’s healthy? NOTHING. Yet I still went but I must say I was impressed.

Check it out:




Location: 9860 SW 40 ST, Miami FL 33165


This is in a place where there is many little shops in the same location, yet parking wasn’t hard to find. It is a small place, maybe 10 table.


  • Pita wraps
  • Sandwich
  • Rice bowl
  • Salads
  • Single Pinchos (chicken, steak and shrimp)
  • Burgers
  • Chicken sandwiches
  • Hot dogs
  • Fries and Tots
  • Drinks (627 Ale Beer, Bottle Beers, Draft Beers, Sodas and Water)


I came in here thinking about murdering my weeks hard work ,yet going over the menu a 2nd time I hit the jack pot and found a veggie burger. Now let me tell you, I am not vegan I love me some meat, BUT I need to eat better I have gain some weight *cough* 30 pounds *cough* and I need it gone. I not only got the veggie burger (with cheese) but I also had the sweet potato tots.

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The burger was great but the tots where LIFE. I shared with my boyfriend and two friends and they also loved it so I highly recommend it if you decide to stop here.

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My boyfriend had the Toston burger and he says it was really good he would have it again, my friend had a classic chicken and she says it had a little to much pink sauce but over all pretty good she accompanied her sandwich with Cajun fries which she loved & highly recommended me to try some (I didn’t,  yay me). Her boyfriend had the egg’in burger but switched his buns for toston and, yes I’ll let you guess… yes FRIED CHEESE let me tell you that bad boy looked great and he said as much as its a little messy to eat it still yummy yummy goodness.




Well between me and my better half we spent around 30 dollars which I believe is fairly cheap. The food was both filling and tasteful and the money was extremely worth it even if you just go for the tots.

To see if there is a Pincho Factory near you please visit


Again, my dudes and dudettes, if you have any place that I should try in the Miami area please comment below.


Until Next Time.


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Miami Beach: Pura Vida

A mutual friend of ours has been on a strict diet for the past three weeks trying to win a monthly challenge. But with Saturday around the corner and a lunch date with my friend, I went on good old Google to find a place where we could eat and neither of us would kill our hard work. So with that in mind I had to find a place that was yummy, healthy and low on calories. Of course, Google gave me a bunch of places, but I went with Pura Vida.

Pura Vida
110 Washington Ave #2, Miami Beach, FL 33139


The place is a cute little corner café with outside seating only. But let me tell you, when it came to parking it was a mission! Parking all around was all residential. We finally found a community parking across the street but it was full. In total we spent almost an hour looking for spot.


Food offered:

  • Raw organic bowls
  • Breakfast
  • Small bites (appetizers)
  • Big bites
  • Bowls
  • Salads
  • Sandwiches
  • Wraps & Pitas
  • Sweet Treats



On the right, Spinach Wrap with everything: grilled chicken breast, brown rice, cherry tomatoes, low fat mozzarella cheese and home made guacamole.
I ordered this along with my friends boyfriend; I loved it! The cheese mixed well with the rice and made it creamy, and the chicken tasted divine. It did take long to cook but I’ll say the wait was worth it!
On the left, the same except the spinach wrap was swapped for a whole wheat wrap and the guac was excluded.


Signature Acai Bowl: brings raw organic Brazilian acai and banana blended into a smooth puree, topped with granola and fresh seasonal fruit. My friend ordered this, she says she didn’t like it and added a bunch of granola so it would taste better, but I tried a spoon full and it wasn’t that bad; all the flavors combined made a good mix. I’ll go as far to say that acai is an acquired taste, so if you know you already like it then it would be a hit for you.


My boyfriend and I spend 37 dollars with some cents. We each had a wrap, a cute carton water they have called “just water”, and vegan chocolate chip cookies.


Over all I really enjoyed the place.  They only have outside seating and because of this dogs are welcome. They even have a water bowl outside and everything. I would think twice about going only because of the parking.  But the food is great!!


If anyone has any recommendations for yummy healthy places in the South Florida area please let us know.

Until next time!

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Series: The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1: Shiver

Oh my oh my, when I say this book caught me by surprise, it REALLY caught me by surprise.

I started off feeling like the book was going to be mediocre, I really didn’t think the story line was anything extraordinary, until one day I realized how often I yearned to sit down and read another chapter. This book made me connect with all of the characters, to the point where I just wanted to know how they were doing and how they were going to handle the present situation. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.



If I  had to describe this book in a few words: captivating, mysterious, & romantic.
In terms of the author, this is the first book I read of hers and I LOVE her writing. She has a poetic feel at times, & the way she describes each characters thoughts is so unique to each other which brings each character to truly be their own person in the story. You can really understand who they are and how they feel. The book is written in first person between Sam and Grace.


The book is based in a town where a certain pack of wolves appear in the winter, but not just any wolves.. werewolves. These are not the ordinary werewolves we are used to reading about. These humans turn into wolves after the temperature drops below a certain point, and in their werewolf form they tend to loose all sense of humanity, including forgetting the faces of those they care about. Except Sam.

Sam and the other main character, a human named Grace, have known each other for longer than they first realize. Gracelets herself be drawn and sucked in by Sams lifestyle, and before you know it their happiness depends on the others well being. However, the future seems very unsteady with the town police wanting to exterminate the wolves, and with Sams obsessed lover wanting to exterminate Grace.


This book is free with kindle unlimited (including audio!), which is why I downloaded it in the first place. And what a gem it is! The rest of the books you do have to pay for, about $8 for kindle, but I will definitely spend the money on this captivating series!

Following books:



Four stars, because it is a tad bit slow.
Totally recommend if you’re into supernatural romance novels! Enjoy!


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