It’s Like Living at the Beach – a Summer’s Stay at The Caravelle Resort

As a lot of you may have seen via my social media post, the kids and I spent a few days in Myrtle Beach at the Caravelle Resort. We had gorgeous weather , and quite the view.

There’s a dozen great properties along the beach to stay at, but I absolutely LOVE that the Caravelle. One, it’s been newly remodeled and its absolutely amazing on the inside. They also have an on site restaurant with reasonable prices, AND a Tiki Bar by the pool near the beach access – which really means, you literally don’t have to leave your hotel to enjoy your beach vacation.

My most favorite part of the Caravelle is that they are made like apartments – they have a full kitchen with a refrigerator/freezer, stove, microwave, coffee pot, cabinets with dishes and utensils. Making a stop at the grocery on the way in for snacks, drinks and maybe some breakfast/lunch items will really help your budget.

These rooms aren’t the rooms you crammed into with your parents over summer vacation – sharing a bed with your sibling, or being the one who has to sleep on ‘cot’ bed they brought to your room and you struggle to step over each other to go to the bathroom. They literally have ROOMS – as in multiple – and in some rooms you even have – wait for it – MULTIPLE BATHROOMS! So if you are traveling with a semi-large family , or a large family, there is no longer a need to get 2 rooms! The great thing is they are still super affordable; in fact, when reviewing prices between The Caravelle and other basic rooms, it’s CHEAPER than getting 2 basic rooms at a nearby hotel.

The kids absolutely enjoyed the pool , hot tub, and their favorite , the lazy river. There are plenty of sun chairs and seating, and what I love is it’s just a short walk to the Tiki Bar AND to the beach.

Of course the main attraction – the beach -was great. We had brought chairs and enjoyed relaxing, listening to the waves – and watching the kids build sand castles and have some much needed fun.

Their on-site restaurant the Santa Maria, has a wide variety of food to choose from, and is one of the best meals we had the entire trip. You can sit in the restaurant and eat, they have tables outside, or you can take it to go and eat in your room (or the beach, but I would recommend highly against that because the seagulls get pretty aggressive when they smell food!)

I would of been completely content with NEVER leaving the property, except for our fun night safari at TIGERS Safari (more on that soon, keep an eye out) and of course the warm, and ever so fresh Krispy Kreme donuts (it’s a tradition).

For more information on The Caravelle Resort, or things to do while in Myrtle Beach, check out Vacation Myrtle Beach and while you’re there don’t forget to enter for their most EPIC Myrtle Beach Giveaway EVER – enter to win your very own oceanfront Myrtle Beach Condo valued at over $100,000!!!

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Jalapeno Ranch Dip

If you’ve ever been to Chuy’s , you have had to try their Jalapeño Ranch Dip. It is absolutely amazing, and my new favorite. It gives you just enough kick (without making your eyes water) and keeps you coming back for more!

This is a great dip for parties, holidays – or just because. It keeps well in the refrigerator for several weeks (but most likely, it won’t last that long!


1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 Tablespoons salsa verde, to taste
2 jalapenos, diced – deseeded if desired
Small bunch cilantro, washed and chopped (about 1/3 to 1/2 cup)
1 Tablespoon ranch seasoning, to taste
1 teaspoon cumin, to taste
2 teaspoons lime juice, to taste
Salsa/Dip Bowls 
In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream and buttermilk.
Each ingredient in this recipe after those three should be added to personal taste. Continue to taste and adjust as you make this recipe.
Whisk in the salsa verde, diced jalapenos and cilantro.
Season with ranch, cumin and lime juice.
This dip is ready to enjoy right away but you can also place in the fridge overnight for even more amazing flavor.

Jalapeno Ranch Dip

Course Appetizer


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp salsa verde, to taste
  • 2 jalapenos, diced - deseeded if desired
  • 1  cilantro, washed and chopped (about 1/3 to 1/2 cup)
  • 1 tbsp  ranch seasoning, to taste
  • 1 tsp cumin, to taste
  • 2 tso  lime juice, to taste


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream and buttermilk.
  • Each ingredient in this recipe after those three should be added to personal taste. Continue to taste and adjust as you make this recipe
  • Whisk in the salsa verde, diced jalapenos and cilantro.
  • Season with ranch, cumin and lime juice.
  • This dip is ready to enjoy right away but you can also place in the fridge overnight for even more amazing flavor
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Moving and Unpacking: How to Set Up Your TV in Your New Home

Relocating often poses unique challenges, particularly when it comes to packing, moving, and setting up your belongings in a new home. One such challenge is securely shipping your television and setting it up in your new abode. This article provides an in-depth guide to efficiently moving your TV and setting it up in your new home.

Securing Your TV for the Move

Your TV is likely one of your most significant investments. It makes sense to give it the attention it deserves when moving. TV shipping must be handled carefully, as the screen is prone to damage. Acquire a high-quality, sturdy box of the correct size. Ideally, if you still have the original box, use that as it provides the best protection. If you’re looking for help moving your television, consider hiring professional movers who can secure your TV correctly. All cables and accessories are to detach and pack them separately.

Shipping Your TV

Regarding TV shipping, you might be tempted to lay the TV flat, but this can lead to damage. It’s better to keep the TV upright, the way it’s designed to stand. Use sturdy packing materials to prevent any movement inside the box. Shock-absorbing bubble wrap can be an excellent choice here. Remember to mark the box as fragile to ensure it is handled carefully during the move.

Setting Up Your TV in Your New Home

Once your TV has arrived at your new home, you’re now faced with setting it up. Here are some steps you can follow:

Identify the ideal spot for your TV. Think about where you want your TV. Ideally, it should be at eye level when seated and avoid areas with direct sunlight or glare.
Connect all the cables and accessories. Remember those labels you created while packing? They will come in handy now. Connect each cable and accessory to its designated spot on the TV.
Power it on. Check to ensure the TV is working correctly and a signal is coming from your cable or streaming service.
Set up the Wi-Fi connection. If you have a Smart TV, the next step is to connect to your Wi-Fi. Enter your network ID and password when prompted.
Update and customize your settings. Most TVs require a quick software update upon the first setup. After updating, customize your picture and sound settings to your liking.

In Conclusion

Moving can be tense, but with the right planning and a little patience, you can ensure a smooth transition for your TV. TV shipping and setting up doesn’t have to be complicated. Following the above tips will help you easily secure, ship, and set up your TV in your new home.

Remember, the beasiestest way to protect your investment is by preparing for your move and setting up your TV correctly. Doing so lets you sit back, relax, and enjoy your favorite shows in your new home sooner rather than later. Happy viewing!

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Celebrating National Men’s Health Month

It is National Men’s Health Month, and we are here to celebrate! With Father’s Day fast approaching, we tend to think about the amazing men in our lives, and how grateful we are for them – and how we would love to keep them around as long as possible!  So it’s a good time to focus on what the men in our lives are doing about their health – or not doing. So many men get too busy with the hustle and bustle of daily life, that they tend not to focus on eating right, exercising, or working to prevent disease.

One way to help with that is vitamins and minerals. I know I have a drawer and shelf full of the vitamins and supplements my body needs to help improve my health, and prevent future diseases. But what about the man in your life? Superior Source Vitamins are unique – as they are clean, pure & simple!

Superior Source Vitamins are MicroLingual® and dissolve on or under the tongue in seconds for quick absorption into the body – NO pills to swallow or water needed! They use only clean ingredients – the way nature intended!

  • Clean, pure and simple – the way nature intended!
  • NO chemicals, GMOs, preservatives, excessive binders, dyes, fillers or artificial colors.
  • Fast dissolving for quick absorption.
  • NO pills to swallow or water needed!
  • Tiny Microlingual® tablets – easy to take.
  • Trusted brand – Made in the USA
  • Making vitamin supplements for over 50 years.

The owner of Superior Source Vitamins , Ron Beckenfeld, as a young man was into fitness, always working out and wanting to stay healthy. Finding the right vitamins seemed like the perfect fit to him when deciding to go into business.

Ron started selling vitamins out of the trunk of his car in 1964 and in 1969 he started Continental Vitamin Company; it became a life-long passion to establish a supplement company that cares about health.

In 1998 he started Superior Source MicroLingual® due to his concern about his father’s Parkinson’s condition.  “When my father developed Parkinson’s, he already had a heart condition.  I realized he had problems swallowing traditional large tablets, which inspired me to find a way to help my dad and others who had similar problems swallowing the vitamins they needed.”

“My dad had nitroglycerine tablets, which are very small and dissolve instantly, and he asked me why I couldn’t make vitamins like these.  This was the “ah-ha!” moment that started the evolution of instant dissolving tablets, and Superior Source was born.”

“I was also concerned about all the additives and excessive amount of other ingredients found in conventional vitamin tablets, so decided to create a vitamin that was small and pure where potency isn’t lost in the high acid environment of the stomach.”

Ron started with a B-12 quick-dissolving soft-molded tablet and continued to develop an entire line of clean and pure MicroLingual® instant dissolve tablets where users didn’t have to worry about swallowing.

“So here I am 50+ years later, still passionate and profoundly providing people with vitamin tablets that are easy to take anywhere with no water necessary and absorbed quickly into their systems.”

Manufacturing Superior Source Vitamins in our family-owned facility, I felt extremely fortunate to have many associates who have been here since the beginning. We are a company built from a love for health, wellness, fitness, nutrition, and the need for a healthy and better life and continue to create new products to help all reach those goals.


You can find Superior Source vitamins at Amazon or Walmart!


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Death by Chocolate Trifle

The Best Death by Chocolate Trifle Dessert

I made this Death by Chocolate Trifle recipe for Thanksgiving, and it was such a big hit, I think I’m going to make it again for Christmas! It’s a bit lighter of dessert, not so dense of a feeling after you eat which makes it even more enjoyable after a day filled with eating! My Summer Strawberry Trifle is also a big hit, if you aren’t a chocolate fan.

How to Make Death by Chocolate Trifle
This is super easy to make, and seriously delicious. I actually think I might get another trifle bowl so I can make a double batch next time. Feel free to change up the chocolate cake for brownies (for a richer dessert) or angel food cake.

Some people also like to use chocolate pudding instead of mousse, or  different types of candy bars. I prefer it the way I have it listed below and so do my kids and most of my family. Enjoy!



  • 4 boxes chocolate mousse mix
  • 1(8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix (or your own cake recipe)
  • 6 Heath candy bars, chopped (or Heath toffee bits )


  1. Prepare cake mix as directed, or make your own chocolate cake recipe.
  2. Let cool.
  3. Prepare the mousse.
  4. Crumble the cooled cake into pieces.
  5. In a glass trifle bowl (or if you are taking it for a potluck, or somewhere that you’re unsure if you’ll get it back, try a clear plastic trifle bowl) layer in this order: 1/3 of cake, 1/3 of mousse, 1/3 of whipped topping and 1/3 of candy bars.
  6. Repeat layers ending with chopped candy bars on top.
  7. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

Edit: A lot of people have been asking how well this holds up as far as leftovers go – yes, the death by chocolate trifle dessert is actually really good the next day – or the next day – or the next. Store in a Rubbermaid container (it won’t look as pretty, but I promise it will taste just as good!)

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