July 1, 2020

4th of july cocktail hack

For many of us, we are heading into a long weekend with cook outs and hopefully, time spent with family–from a safely masked distance. As we prepare for food, fireworks, and (possibly) friends–here’s a quick cocktail hack to help save time and keep you focused on the quality time amongst your loved ones. (Or, a quick cocktail to sip as you indulge in some weekend reads.) Ingredients – Individual bottle of your favorite white wine –I tried Riesling and Moscato and found that I enjoyed the Moscato a bit more – Simple syrup –1/2 c sugar –1/2 c water – Club soda – Ice – Sugar for the rim of the glass – Strawberries – Blueberries – Mint for garnish Directions Combine…

Blog Tour & Book Review: Never Goodbye

tlfinney.com is proud to be a stop on the Kerri Williams book blog tour for Never Goodbye, an Albany Boys book. I love independent authors, I make no secret of that. So when the opportunity to be a stop on the Never Goodbye blog tour came up, I jumped at the chance to support an indie author. Upon starting the book, I was surprised to find that it falls into the young adult genre–why I...

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Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

I love bananas! I was gonna say something like, ‘I’m banana for bananas,’ but decided it was too corny for even me–alas, I spared you, sort of. But I do love bananas, so please do not let my blatant neglect lead you to believe otherwise. Last week, I bought a bunch of bananas with the intention of eating one each day. Out of 6, I had 4 left. Instead of letting them go bad,...

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Hawaii: An Oahu Travel Guide

For those that either know me or have read the ‘About Me’ tab, you’ll know that I go to Hawaii every year with my family. I’ve been incredibly blessed and fortunate to have started traveling there when I was in middle school and as such, will be going again this summer. We have visited several islands over the years: Oahu, Kauai, Maui, and the big island of Hawaii. So, quite often, family, friends, friends...

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It’s All About the Family Reunion

So, my mother–who I miss every day of my life–was born and raised in Ansted, West Virginia. (We call it ‘Dead-sted’ because there is literally nothing to do there. I’ve seen chickens wander in the middle of the street looking for entertainment–I kid you not.) My mother, however, was proud to call herself a hillbilly, loved the Grand Ol Opry and Willie Nelson, and told me she had spent her entire life camping–which is why when I was...

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The Sarge Chronicles: Pet Safety

I’ve been meaning to post something about this topic for a while now. As you know, Sarge is my love. He’s spoiled rotten as evidenced by the photo in this post, but I have no one but myself to blame and I wouldn’t change a thing. Here’s the thing about Sarge, he’s part German Shepherd–which you can see from him markings. Shepherds are known for being loyal, among other things. Case in point, one...

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A Gift for Following!

Hello, tlfinney.com followers! You may not realize this, but as of this month, I’ve been blogging for a year! I know, I can’t believe it’s been that long myself. As a thank you to all those showing support by following my blog, I wanted to send you a little gift; so check your email in-boxes for something from TaraLFinney@Gmail. While I tracked down most email addresses, some I simply couldn’t find, so if you...

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