American Heritage Chocolate Recipes #ChocolateHistory

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Last week, I had a REALLY fun day down in NYC in Times Square with my friend Julie.  It was a quick trip, but lots of fun and I love to see my blogging pals! All in all a great day.  Plus, it was full of chocolate.  Specifically, American Heritage Chocolate (a newer favorite) and M&Ms chocolates ...

#ChocolateHistory #TwitterParty 11/11

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Ready to party? I am.  What's the occasion?  Well, some of my favorite chocolates are going to be available for purchase where some of my other favorite chocolates are available for purchase.  What's better than CHOCOLATE? Seriously, though.  Remember when I went to G Dub's House? (Mount Vernon) or when Racquel went to Old Salem and ...

David Burke Prime at Foxwoods

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I've never really had strong feelings about beef before, particularly steak.  I just was kind of blase about it.  That all changed when I had lunch at David Burke Prime at Foxwoods after enjoying some spa time at Norwich Spa at Foxwoods. Renowned Chef David Burke brings his creative, whimsical style to Foxwoods Resort Casino with ...

Old Salem Museums & Gardens and Chocolate

Old Salem Museums & Gardens

Last week I had the incredible opportunity to travel to North Carolina and visit the Old Salem Museums & Gardens, learning about the heritage of Salem and the history of chocolate.  This was the last of our stops on our chocolate history tour with American Heritage Chocolate.  It could not have been a more beautiful ...

Norwich Spa at Foxwoods

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Sometimes it's nice to do a little something special for yourself. A little spa time, for example. Now, I have gotten pedicures every now and then for several years.  My friend Lisa and I were invited to the Norwich Spa at Foxwoods to enjoy their Pedi-Colada experience.  I think we're both absolutely ruined for other pedicures ...

Visiting Mount Vernon- Changes and Chocolate

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So here's a fun fact you didn't know about me- George Washington is my favorite President.  Always has been.  When I was younger, my family took a trip to Washington DC for a vacation.  My souvenir of choice was a framed George Washington print. It hung on my wall through high school.  (Sadly, I'm not ...

A Historic Chocolate Tour of Monticello

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

Fall is by far my favorite time of year and fall in America means harvest time.  This past weekend, as part of a paid SocialMoms and American Heritage Chocolate blogging program, I had the opportunity to visit Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson, and attend the annual Heritage Harvest Festival.  We celebrated the harvest and the legacy ...

Family Tent – Sleeps 6 – 10 People

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The weather finally warmed up and all the snow melted.  We were able to set up the Sportz SUV Tent with Screen Room that was sent to us for this review by Napier Outdoors.  This tent was very easy to set up with the help of a 4 year old and a 9 year old.  ...

5 Packing Tips

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I'm camping with all of the Girl Scouts in our town this weekend.  We leave Friday, come home Sunday.  The following Friday, I leave to go visit Mount Vernon for a media trip.  Fun? Yes. Exciting? Yes.  At least.... once I'm done packing. You see, I have historically had a reputation as an over-packer. I'm ...

Bear Creek Campground at Lake Compounce

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Lake Compounce, America's oldest continuously operating amusement park in North America, recently opened their new Bear Creek Campground to visitors.  Having a campground with close proximity to the park seems like a natural progression and a great way for this staycation destination to become a vacation destination.Thanks to Lake Compounce, we were able to stay ...