Have you ever had an ice cream soda?

As I stated in an earlier post, ice cream is one of the best desserts to have in the summer. But, what about beverages? While water or an energy drink like Gatorade are the best options, soda is one of the most well-known drinks for summer gatherings or road trips around town.

A scoop of ice cream or a can of soda can make for an occasional sweet treat underneath the rays of the sun . . . so could you imagine what they would taste like together? Ice cream sodas, also dubbed ice cream floats, are just the right mix of sweet and savory—perfect for summer time. And National Ice Cream Soda Day is the perfect opportunity to try one if you never have before.

Here is a “Fanta Ice Cream Float” made of orange Fanta soda and vanilla ice cream. You can check out the recipe and make it yourself by clicking on the image.

I remember drinking a root beer float (Root Beer soda with vanilla ice cream) once back in early elementary school while I went to school in person, and I remember really liking the different yet delectable combination. While vanilla is the standard flavor of ice cream to infuse with soda, there are so many ways to be creative with this dessert–no soda is off limits!

Fun, fresh and bursting with variety, an ice cream float is the perfect way to indulge in a little something sweet during scorching summer days.

LET’S CHAT~I’m curious, have you ever tasted (or heard of) an ice cream soda? If you have, what’s your favorite flavor of soda to incorporate in your floats? And if not, what flavor would you like to try, in the future (if any)?

Have a beautiful and blessed day everybody! See you next time! ♡

My Summer Bucket List [2022]

What’s up, peeps? Summer break is coming much sooner than later, and that means it’s time to start brainstorming what we can do to pass the next couple months.That’s when the idea came to me…a summer bucket list!

Today, I will be sharing some of the things that I would be happy to accomplish this summer. While this list is purely for entertainment purposes, feel free to use some of the points here as some inspiration for your personal list, as well. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s get started!

1. Pay more frequent visits to the library.

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve stepped foot into a library. But to be honest, I’m ready to kill that streak–I want some new books! Whether I go to my local library, or add a few books to my personal collection from a bookstore, reading is definitely on the radar for what I want to do this summer.

2. Go to the beach at least once.

Even before COVID hit, me and my family have never been too much of beach-goers. That being said, if there’s any time to hit the beach it’s summertime. Having some fun in the sun will definitely make for a refreshing summer day.

3. Read the Bible more often.

In the mornings, I want to commit my time to God by spending a few minutes reading His Word. Summer time is about growth and gaining wisdom, and there is no better way to do that than reading the Bible and spending time with my Heavenly Father.

4. Do weekly art activities.

As I stated in a recent post of mine, weekends and breaks from school are my favorite times to indulge in my hobbies. To be fair, I’ve been painting, drawing, and crafting pretty frequently already. But I still want to put in the effort to continue to perfect my art skills over summer break.

5. Enjoy the great outdoors–and take lots of photos while doing so.

One of my favorite parts of the season of summer is the photogenic views. Nature is flourishing everywhere you look. And you know what that means; I’m going to have a lot of mini photoshoots whenever I get the chance.

6. Have family game nights with Goodmommy.

Family game nights with Goodmommy are always a blast, but it’s dawned on me that it’s been a while since we’ve actually had one. This summer, I’d like to spend more of my free time with my family as we do fun things together.

7. Go to the aquarium.

Do I miss going on family trips like this. I’ve had this on my mind for a little while, but I think that the weather and amount of leisure time of my break will be the perfect time to pay a visit to our local aquarium for the first time in years.

8. Reach a minimum of 125 followers.

It truly is a huge blessing from God that I already have almost 100 followers! YAYY!!! Since the summer will give me a substantial amount of time to improve my blog, I am hoping that we can reach at least 125 followers before school resumes.

9. Start journaling or scrapbooking

I would really love it if I got an instant camera, that way I could store some of my memories from my summer into a scrapbook or journal–it would be a great opportunity for me to get a little crafty.

10. Take a tour of my desired college

Since I’ll be entering freshman year (9th grade) this August, it’s about time that I start looking at colleges. Me and Goodmommy have already scheduled a private tour of the college that I have in mind, and I’m super excited about it!

This post was such a fun idea that I’m so glad that I was able to bring to life! I can already tell that this summer is going to be an amazing time filled with family, laughter, love, and lots of fun memories.

Furthermore, I’m excited to see how much of my bucket list I was able to fulfill when my 2022 summer break comes to an end.

LET’S CHAT~What are some of the things you want to do this summer?

Have a blessed day, y’all! Peace in! ✨

Happy Resurrection Day ♡

Thank God for a beautiful Resurrection Day! Me and Goodmommy, as well as some of our family, had a great time during praise and worship at today’s church service, this morning. All though we were tired from waking up so early, it is always a blessing to be in the House of the Lord with other followers of Christ.

Despite the fact that we are sinners, and we have all fell short of God’s Glory, He sent His one and only son to come on Earth and pay for our sins with the ultimate sacrificial love.

Although I didn’t write the poem the I will be sharing today (which is instead from an online article) it summed up what was in my heart perfectly. I hope you all enjoy it! 💛

He was bruised and brought healing!

He was pierced and eased pain!

He was persecuted and brought freedom!

He was dead and brought life!

He reigns and brings Peace!

The world can’t understand him,

The armies can’t defeat Him,

The schools can’t explain Him, and

The leaders can’t ignore Him.

Herod couldn’t kill Him,

The Pharisees couldn’t confuse Him, and

The grave couldn’t hold Him!

Nero couldn’t crush Him,

Hitler couldn’t silence Him,

Other religions can’t replace Him, and

The world can’t explain Him away!

He is light, love, longevity, and Lord.

He is Goodness, Kindness, Gentleness, and God.

He is Holy, Righteous, mighty, powerful

He is Jesus, the Sweetest most powerful Name that I know, and I L💛VE Him!

Have a beautiful and blessed Easter Sunday, everybody!

Remember that God is love, and regardless of what we do, His love for us will never falter; this is what He showed us when the Son of God, Jesus Christ, died, rose, and lived again. Then, now, and forever. 💐

The Classic, Crunchy, Any-time Snack: Cereal

It’s no surprise that cereal is one of the best–and most popular–breakfast picks in America, and for good reason. Cereal is quick to fix, delicious, crunchy, and fills you just enough to hold you until lunch. Besides, all the time is cereal time; you can eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even as a snack.

And since it’s National Cereal Day, why not talk about this popular, simple, and forever classic treat.

The Rice Krispie Treat Recipe

Rice Krispies are probably some of the most delicious cereals out there. And Rice Krispie Treats are delicious. Here’s the classic recipe for this crisp treat that the whole family is bound to love.

  1. Melt butter.
  2. Add your marshmellows (can be generic or name-brand, depending on what you like.)
  3. Mix it up lightly.
  4. Add the Rice Krispie Treats into the mixture.
  5. Mix it up until everything is evenly combined.
  6. Pour the mixture in a 9 x 12 ceramic dish.
  7. You may either let it cool on your kitchen counter or in the fridge.
  8. Enjoy your delicious Rice Krispie Treats.

And finally, I’m curious: What is your favorite cereal? I decided to make a poll with some of the most popular brands. Enjoy!

Writing this short and sweet quick read was a lot of fun, and I really hope you all found it as pleasant as I did. Although I haven’t eaten much cereal lately (I honesty got tired of it after binging it for months, and I’m thankful that now, I eat a nice, hot breakfast every morning LOL) I must say that cereal will always have a place on my favorite breakfast foods list.

It is definitely a food that most of us have grown up with. And the things that we do (and eat) as children tend to be the highlights that stick with us for a lifetime.

Thanks for reading; have a beautiful and blessed day, y’all! 🥣

3 Creative Ways to Make Brownies that Taste Like Christmas | Blogmas Day 6

3 Creative Ways to Make Brownies that Taste like Christmas

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Happy Wednesday, y’all! I don’t know if you guys have heard yet, but today is National Brownie Day! Brownies are a dessert fit for any time of the year. They’re fudgy, slightly crunchy, and moist, if they’re made right. But, we don’t want just any brownie. We want a brownie that screams “Christmas!”

I wanted to share the brownie mix that I like to use to make delicious brownies. It’s from a brand called Ghiradelli, specifically the Double Chocolate Premium Brownie Mix. It includes chocolate chips, which make the brownie melt in your mouth. Perfect for National Brownie Day!

Keep on reading for some creative things that you can do to make your brownies reflect the Christmas spirit! ✨

1. Incorporate Classic Holiday Flavors

You know those flavors that effortlessly say “Christmas?” Peppermint, pumpkin, raspberry, ginger, and caramel are just a few examples. Incorporate one of these flavors into a brownie, and see what you think. Adding a flavor that compliments this time of year along with chocolate can make a really sweet treat!

2. Use Innovative Shapes

While the taste of a brownie is super important, cutting them into creative shapes can make them even more of a joy to eat. Use your creativity when shaping your brownies into different forms like a Christmas tree, heart, star, or candy cane. And don’t be afraid to decorate! If you do, they will surely add some Christmas color to your dinner table.

3. Make Cheesecake Brownies

One of my favorite holiday desserts, or desserts in general, is cheesecake. It’s creamy, simple, and a classic that never gets old. But what about a brownie cheesecake? Sounds delicious! While both are great on their own, I’m sure that they would be even better together!

Oh great! Now I want some chocolate, lol. Hopefully, you now have some creative ideas to help you elevate your brownies and make them scream “Christmas!”

Have an amazing day, y’all! ✨

7 Exciting Fall Activities (Outdoors and Indoors) to Make the Most of the Season 🍂

Are you fawning over fall, this year? I don’t know about you, but I most definitely am. Fall, especially at night, is so nice and relaxing. Not only does fall have excellent weather, but it’s also an amazing opportunity to do some awesome activities both inside our homes and outside in nature. 🍂

So, let’s learn some things that we can do to make the most of the season!

1. Go to a pumpkin patch. 🍁

I’m sure most people have done this in the fall at least once in their lives. However, perhaps you haven’t. Whether or not this is the case, go to a pumpkin patch with your family and friends to pick out the perfect pumpkins. Later, you all can have a pumpkin carving contest. You can even display your wonderful creations on your porch or in you home, afterwards!

2. Take a hike. 🍂

As I stated before, the weather in fall is absolutely beautiful. So, let’s enjoy it. Take a nature walk or a hike so that you can see all that the fall has to offer. I went on a hike once, and it was super fun. It’s a great way to explore nature, bond with loved ones, and get some exercise! It doesn’t get much better than that!

3. Make apple themed desserts. 🍁

Wow…I need to ask my Goodmommy if we can get some apple pie, lol. 🍎

When most people think of the fall, they think of pumpkins. But, another amazing fruit to make fall-themed foods, is apples. You can make some apple pie, apple fritters, apple doughnuts…OMG!!! Why do I make myself hungry?😩

Anyway, cooking and baking with apples will surely fill you up inside…literally.

4. Watch a football game. 🍂

Guess what, y’all! It’s football season! 🏈 If you are a fan of football, watch a game, whether on TV or in person, and watch your favorite team do their thing. Whatever way you watch, just remember to stay safe!

5. Do the Bean Boozed Challenge! 🍁

Let’s face it, candy is pretty much a tradition in the fall, especially October. To be honest, I celebrate just about all holidays with it. Me and my Goodmommy (grandmother) did this challenge a few years ago, and it was so much fun!

In this challenge, you spin a wheel that explains what jellybean you will have to eat. Each jellybean has two versions (meaning that they look the same, but they have two different flavors, one good and one bad.) you must take a jellybean that looks the same as the one on the wheel, and when you eat it, you will tell if the jellybean is good or bad.

Just make sure you don’t eat too much.

6. Write a list of things that you are thankful for. 🍂

I’m sure that we’ve all had that elementary school activity where we had to do exactly this. However, just because we grew up doesn’t mean that we can’t do this now. Besides Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Write down a list of all of the things that you are grateful for. On Thanksgiving, you could even read your list to your family!

7. Go to a fall festival. 🍁

I admit that I absolutely love going to fairs and festivals. Go to a fall festival near you, and try some fun fall activities like apple bobbing, potato sack races, and taking pictures with a cool backdrop.

I hope you all enjoyed this list of awesome activities that you can do in the fall. Remember, if you do decide to celebrate the season outside of your home, staying safe is always best!

Have a wonderful fall, y’all! 🍂

Who Loves Pizza??? 🍕


When most Americans think of holidays, we probably think of Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, etc. However, most days of the year actually represent a holiday(s). Some may be weird, funny, exciting, and maybe even shocking. An example of a holiday is tomorrow…National Peperoni Pizza Day!!!🍕

To be honest, I’ve always loved my pizza with cheese and peperoni and it’s definitely one of my absolute favorite foods.

If you enjoy pizza, as well, then here are links to sites that share some places with sweet deals on peperoni pizza tomorrow! So, whether you like pizza from Dominoes, 7-Eleven, Pizza Hut, or Little Caesars, then make sure to stop by tomorrow!

The lists of deals can be found from the websites below:

Thrillist.com – Everywhere You Can Get Cheap Pizza for National Peperoni Pizza Day

Brandeating.com – National Peperoni Pizza Day Deals and Specials for September 20, 2021

NBC25News.com – Deals announced for National Pepperoni Pizza Day

I hope this article will help you all to celebrate National Peperoni Pizza Day! If you eat pizza, remember that, like any other junk food, it is important to eat it in moderation. Try to not only watch out for how often you eat something, but how much of it you eat, each time. Nothing’s wrong with having a treat, such as pizza, but like most aspects in our lives, our diet needs some variety.

Have a wonderful day everyone! ✨

Celebrating my Birthday #BirthdayVlog #Teenager

Hey everyone! Today, me and my Grandmother had an amazing time celebrating my birthday! I must admit, it was one of the best and most fun birthdays that I’ve ever had! In fact, I wanted to share all of the fun things that we did to celebrate with you all. ✨

And you know what makes it even better? I’m going to provide pictures in between!

So, let’s get this birthday party blog started!

First, I want to say that yesterday, my grandmother gave me these absolutely beautiful balloons. To be honest, the largest one was one of the biggest and most beautiful balloons that I had ever seen! Seriously, just look at the size of that thing!

I mean…the picture speaks for itself.

Okay, so that was amazing, but that wasn’t all that was in store for me! Afterwards, we went to the mall, and my grandmother got a beautiful bracelet for me. She also got me a charm. The front had a family tree on it, and the back said the words “Family is a circle of love.

Besides life, this is probably my favorite gift of this year’s birthday. My Goodmommy (a.k.a. grandmother) knows how much I love my family!

Me right after we picked up my bracelet. You can see my smile even with that mask on, lol. ✨

Afterwards, we went to a restaurant and had some delicious food. I got some chicken breast, a loaded potato, and some a French onion soup. Everything looked and tasted delicious. However, the most delicious part was…the bread!

Have you ever been to one of those restaurants where they can give you free bread before you get your food? Well, this was one of those restaurants! With a little bit of butter, the bread tasted even better! I had firsts, seconds, and the waiter was kind enough to give me and extra bag to go, lol.

Even though we took a lot of our food home, me and my Goodmommy both had a great time laughing and chatting during dinner.

Oof, I’m making myself hungry!

You would think that this was everything we did for my birthday, but it wasn’t! After eating, we both went to a store to get some cool items! I got a new sketchbook, AirPod holders, some scented pens and (non-scented) mechanical pencils for school and art class, two board games, etc.

After that, it was time to go home, and me and Goodmommy played a really exciting game of Jenga! It was one of my favorite parts of today!

It got pretty intense! Also, after a long game, Goodmommy won. But, I still had a great time! ✨

So, overall, I had a really fun birthday, and I’m glad that I got the opportunity to share it with you all! Comment down below what you love the most about birthdays!

Have a happy, healthy, and exciting day, everyone! ✨

5 Nutritious (and Delicious) Foods, Drinks and Snacks

Hey, peeps! How are y’all doing today? Do you ever wish that you could find a delicious snack that is still nutritious to your body? I mean, a lot of teenagers love a good snack (or more than one, lol) Well, if so, then your wish has come true! ✨

Most people don’t know this, but there are a lot of healthy snacks and foods that can still satisfy your cravings, whether they are sweet or savory. Besides, why not eat something that’s delicious, and beneficial to your body? ✨

So, let’s get the food party started!

  1. Yogurt

I don’t know about you, but a nice and cold sweet treat is yogurt. It’s smooth, creamy, and high in protein and vitamins. Not even I do this, but experts recommend that you replace ice cream with yogurt. Even if you don’t want to do this all the time, it is definitely a healthy alternative or option when you have a taste for a creamy snack. You can even eat yogurt with your fruit!

2. Tomato soup

Although I don’t eat it every day, every once and a while, I have to admit, I never fail with a bowl of tomato soup. It’s a great alternative if you want a quick and savory-tasting dish. Tomatoes are known for having a large amount of vitamins, such as vitamin C, as well as potassium. Plus, let’s be real, especially when added to an already delicious dish, tomatoes are pretty delectable.

3. Dark chocolate

I mean, come on! There are not a lot of teens or people, in this world who don’t like chocolate. The list of positives are endless: it is smooth, sweet, and great to drizzle over an ice cream sundae. And that’s not even including the fact that, dark chocolate, in particular, is filled with a lot of antioxidants, which can cause anti-aging, and even protect you from diseases like cancer and heart disease!

4. Vegetable-based hamburgers, or hamburgers with vegetables.

I have a sneaking suspicion that a lot of people are afraid to try these, because they think that they are going to taste like plants. In fact, I haven’t heard of any teenagers that actually like these type of burgers, but I do. The best burger, in my opinion, is the Impossible Burger. It’s made completely out of plants, which is low fat, and packed with vitamins and potassium. In fact, the Impossible Burger is the best burger I’ve ever tasted!

However, if you would like, you could always add vegetables on a regular hamburger, as well.

5. Fruit smoothies

Similar to yogurt, fruit smoothies are an amazing, delicious, and healthy alternative for ice cream. They are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth (because of the sweetness of the fruit), and fill your body with nutrients and protein. It’s a win-win!

Okay, everyone! I really hope you all consider trying one or some of these 5 Nutritious and Delicious Foods, Snacks, and Drinks! They are all delicious and healthy foods that can satisfy your cravings without using up half of your daily calories!

Have an happy, nutritious, and healthy day! See you later!✨

The Benefits of Healthy Eating

Hey there, beautiful people! It’s Princess Q’Zion! I know that this is probably more common these days, with COVID-19 and everything: Me and my Goodmommy both decided that we would start a healthier lifestyle about 2-4 months ago. ✨

WAIT! I know what you’re probably thinking: eating healthy means that I’ll feel like I’m on some kind of crazy diet. However, today, I wanted to write this to tell you that, if you look in the right places, this can actually be avoided.

1. Omelette/Cereal

First off, I love to start my morning with either cereal (Fruit Loops or Lucky Charms) or an omelette. Most people don’t know this, but a bowl of cereal is actually a great source of grains. This is especially important since we need about 48g of per day.

Also, a serving of Lucky Charms is 190 calories, and a two-egg omelette with cheese and other ingredients can be as much as 315 calories. Therefore, each of these breakfast choices are actually acceptable if you want a well-balanced menu.

2. Salad

Yup. I know. Boring with a capital “B.”

But, I’m sure that you haven’t tried the Panera Bread Barbecue Chicken Salad. Filled with lettuce (obviously), beans, corn, and the best part, tender slices of chicken with a matching BBQ sauce.

To be honest, I thought literally never thought I would actually like salad in my life before I ate this!

You have to try it! Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!

3. The Impossible Burger

You might have heard of different types of plant-based burgers, made to taste like real ones. It so happens that one of the most popular names in this category is the Impossible Burger!

Let. Me. Tell. You. All of the great stories about the suprisingly delicious taste of these burgers are true! When I first took a bite of this burger, I have to admit, I really believed, and still do believe, that this is the best burger that I’ve ever tasted!

It has a crispy edge that makes it crunch in your mouth, and some toppings of cheese and a really good sauce makes it takes even more heavenly!

Trust me, after you have an Impossible Burger, you’ll never need to get a hamburger from a fast-food resturaunt again!

Ever since me and my Goodmommy have started our healthy journey, I have felt happier, healthier, lighter, and I’ve even lost a few pounds in the process!

But, don’t forget, my friends, a slice of pizza every now and then won’t hurt!

Until next time, lovely people! ✨