Escaping Rooms and Whatnot

Who loves Groupon like I love Groupon??? It is legit the best way to try a bunch of new things that you probably wanted to do or would never do without spending all your money.  It has also introduced me to fun things that I didn’t even know I loved until I tried it.  Case and point….Escape the Room.

Before I proceed, I feel like I have a God given talent for investigating and my woman’s intuition is way strong (when I actually listen it’s almost always 100% correct),  in my 20’s I used it to be detective and investigate my ex’s shenanigans, ya’ll know what I’m talking about.  Then I realized I may or may not have missed my calling to be an FBI Behavioral Analysis Agent.  Which leads me to my obsession with Investigation Discovery TV, 20/20, Dateline, Criminal Minds, Sword & Scale & Serial podcast type things.  While most people like to listen to the soothings sounds of the ocean to put them to sleep I usually fall asleep to the soothing sound of crime tv.  Are you seriously judging?!  Everybody has their something.

Anyways, what does Groupon and Crime TV have to do with each other?  Well, there’s this new (I actually don’t know how new it is, but before 2016 I’d never heard of it) thing called escaping the room, you basically get locked in a room and have to look for clues, solve puzzles and hone in on your detective skills to get the f*ck out of the room.  There are many different room themes to choose from.  Although Escaping the Room sounded intriguing to my sisters and I, as avid ID TV watchers we were leary and so we tried the least threatening sounding of the room options.  Detective Story…how fitting!  So we embarked on the detective story, leary as heck not knowing what to expect but willing to give it a try. Can I just say we had so much fricking fun!!  Also, too I have to mention that you generally get an hour to escape the room, we showed up about 20 minutes late, leaving us 40 minutes and we still made it!  We showed up and showed out!! I literally haven’t had that much adult fun in I can’t even tell you when.

So much fun that we decided we wanted to try the room that we were all giving the side eye to when were contemplating the first one.  This was a serial killer one.  I’m glad we tried this room the second go round because if it were the first, someone who have gotten hurt (and I don’t mean my sisters and I).  There was a little screaming, scream hugging (you know when you don’t know what else to do while screaming so you hug someone) and some top flight secret stuff.  This room was way harder than the first and we had a couple minutes of self doubt and I began questioning my detective skills.  Had all those many hours of Investigation Discoverying been in vain! But then after some proverbial bitching slapping and snap out of its and calling in for a couple clues AHEM, WE ESCAPED THE DAMN ROOM!!!!!!  We came in, f*cked some shit up, escaped the room and left.  Yeah we’re bad ass like that!


I can’t speak for them (but I kinda can) when I say we are now hooked and want to try ALL the damn rooms.  Thanks Groupon!  Have you Grouponed yet?  If so, what fun/not so fun things have you tried?



Summer Time Treats

It’s hot and humid and looking like it’s going to rain any minute, so Cakes and I are spending the day under the a/c at home cooling out.  What I love most about being a mom to a 4 year old is that a chill day at home always turns out to be anything but chill.  (insert sarcasm).  Since she loves to help me cook I thought instead of giving her a regular messy bowl of ice cream that’ll be dripping down her face, hands and arms let’s have a treat that’s fun to make, adds some fruit and won’t need a clean up team.  Vanilla ice cream and strawberry hearts.
All you need is ice cream of your choice, fruit of your choice, a silicone ice tray, a bowl and a spoon:


1. Set 2 or 3 scoops of ice cream aside until it’s soft enough to mix.

2.Dice fruit (I used 4 small-medium strawberries).


3. Mix the fruit into the ice cream (if your mix gets a little soupy it’s totally fine).


look at those wittle hands go 🙂

4. Once the fruit and ice cream are mixed well, place in your silicone ice tray.



so nice and neat (baby ocd much?)


5.Place in the freezer for 30 minutes.


6. Pop some in a bowl and enjoy!


Bon Apetit friends!