Author Archives: Amanda Spark

Cheesecake Bites That are Easy to Share or Keep For Yourself!

Cheesecake Bites That are Easy to Share or Keep For Yourself!

When it comes to cooking, I love it when it’s easy to make and still tastes super yummy. For example, I hardly ever have the time to make a full cheesecake, however, bit-size cheesecake bites are a whole different story. Not only are these bite-size cheesecakes quick to make, but they’re also covered in chocolate…Read more »

Selena Gomez Takes the Heat in New Cooking Show

Selena Gomez Takes the Heat in New Cooking Show

Selena Gomez is taking the heat in the kitchen. The singer-actress slices and dices in “Selena + Chef,” debuting Aug. 13 on the new HBO Max streaming service. The 10-episode series was shot in the kitchen of Gomez’s new Los Angeles-area house. Her grandparents and two friends, who have been quarantining with her, serve as…Read more »

COVID-19 Reshapes and Reduces Back-to-School Spending

COVID-19 Reshapes and Reduces Back-to-School Spending

As the pandemic drags into the new school year, it is upending the back-to-school shopping season. That’s the second most important period for retailers behind the holidays. Parents are buying less dressy clothing and more basics for their kids, while stepping up purchases of masks and other protective equipment as well as electronics. They’re also…Read more »

Graffiti on Wisconsin Veterans Museum to be Removed

Graffiti on Wisconsin Veterans Museum to be Removed

Graffiti spray painted on the outside of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum located directly across the street from the state Capitol will be removed starting this week. The state Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday that the building’s owner had notified the state that the repair work was set to begin Wednesday. The work is starting…Read more »

The Ultimate Disney Movie Challenge!

The Ultimate Disney Movie Challenge!

The weather today has me feeling like I need to be snuggled up in a blanket watching some movies, but today doesn’t feel like any movie will do. No, today feels like a Disney Movie day. So, I got to thinking about how many Disney movies there actually are and how many I’ve actually seen…Read more »

Carolinas Brace for Storm Surge and Floods as Hurricane Isaias Nears

Carolinas Brace for Storm Surge and Floods as Hurricane Isaias Nears

Coastal Carolina residents are being warned to stay out of the ocean, secure loose outside furniture and prepare for possible serious flooding as Isaias marches northward. The U.S. National Hurricane Center expected the storm to hit land later Monday as a minimal hurricane. Officials in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, handed out sandbags and offered car…Read more »

Wisconsin Marine Among Missing and Presumed Dead in Accident

Wisconsin Marine Among Missing and Presumed Dead in Accident

A Wisconsin Marine is among those presumed dead after their landing craft sank off the Southern California coast during a training exercise last week. Pfc. Evan Bath, of Oak Creek, a 19-year-old rifleman, is among the eight troops missing and presumed dead. The Marines said Sunday they had called off the search that started Thursday…Read more »

August Journal Prompts!

August Journal Prompts!

It’s a new month, so it’s time for a new months worth of journal prompts! I’ll be honest with you, I really slacked with journaling in July and it showed in my mental state and outlook on life. Needless to say I am very ready for this month’s journal prompts! You can find the full…Read more »