The Empowerment of Girl Scouts

The Empowerment of Girl Scouts

  It was recently announced that the Boy Scouts will begin accepting girls into their ranks. As soon as it was announced on social media and in the news, the arguments for and against began. Many parents said their daughters were excited because, they claimed, the Girl Scouts were behind the times and didn’t do extensive hiking trips or use power tools. The national Girl Scout association made their voice known that they were the premier group to empower little…

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Songs I Can Sing To

Songs I Can Sing To

Anyone who knows me well knows that I LOVE music. Insanely love music. My mom says that when I was a baby she’d come into my room and I’d be standing in the crib singing. That’s not to say I’m a good singer, because I’m really not. But I could care less (even though I dream of being a backup singer like one of the singers featured in 20 Feet from Stardom) – music makes me happy and that’s all…

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Lessons After The Storm

Lessons After The Storm

Florida was hit hard by Hurricane Irma. While we were extremely lucky (some islands in the Caribbean were hit with a category 5 storm while, by the time it hit where I live in central Florida it had diminished to a category 2 storm), there were still wide spread power outages, destroyed billboards and sadly some deaths.  I was out of power for 3 days while I know some people who lived in the Orlando area were without power for…

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Escape to St. Petersburg

Escape to St. Petersburg

I needed a break. With work, family, some health issues and life in general working my nerves I decided a one day staycation was due. I decided to escape to St. Petersburg. Once a sleepy town, St. Pete (as it’s known) has in the past 10 years grown in entertainment, culture and food & drink, especially in the downtown area. With a population of almost 260,000 St. Petersburg is a great place to find plenty to do without it being…

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So You Want To Work With a Brand

So You Want To Work With a Brand

I’ve met a lot of people who have sites and/or blogs who’ve wanted to work or partner with a brand and I have been fortunate to work for some large brands which means a lot of requests. To help me weed through all the requests, I’ve had to come up with some parameters to help me out. After attending a blogging conference this year I’ve learned a lot of bloggers aren’t sure what companies are looking for. There are lots…

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5 Reasons I Love Traveling To Havana

5 Reasons I Love Traveling To Havana

People are surprised when they hear I went to Havana, Cuba for the first time and then returned 4 months later. Their first question is usually ‘How did you like it?’ and their second question in ‘Why did you go back so quickly?’ There are a lot of reasons I went back so soon, but here are the top 5 reasons why I love Havana: It’s Easy To Get To – My flight takes the same amount of time it takes…

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Cuba Travel On My Mind

Cuba Travel On My Mind

Traveling to Cuba had been on my bucket list for years. My dad was from Jamaica and had talked about his visits to the largest country in the Caribbean so that’s probably where I got my desire from. Since visits had been closed to Americans for over 50 years I never got the opportunity. Living in Florida off and on for the majority of my life made it even worse because it was so close. Once Barack Obama said that…

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Welcome to Cornacopia!

Welcome to Cornacopia!

I’m starting a blog – finally! I can’t believe that after all these years of thinking about it (and having my friend V tell me I needed to start one) that I’m getting around to it. Procrastination isn’t a great trait to have, believe me. First a little about the title of my blog, Cornacopia. Many moons ago a co-worker, probably thinking he was insulting me, told me I was a cornucopia of useless information. Well I hadn’t heard such…

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