Happy Wax

I love candles, but they’re not really the safest. I am always afraid of accidentally leaving one burning when I leave the house. This is where wax melts come in. No flame means they’re safer – however you still want to use them with caution. I recently tried out Happy Wax, which not only offers stylish warmers but also the cutest wax melts (they look like gummy bears). I am obsessed with mixing them to create my own scent combinations.
• No scrape silicone dish – probably one of my favorite features once the wax hardens it will pop right out of the dish…soooo love that aspect.
• Easy-off timer – set the melters to 3, 6 or 9 hours and you don’t have to worry about shutting it off.
• Natural scent formulations – made using 100 percent natural soy and essential oils.
• Melts are the cutest things ever – they’re made to look like gummy bears.
• Special holiday additions are in other shapes such as a Christmas tree.
• Melts come in a variety of amazing smelling scents  - my favorites are cucumber melon and grapefruit mangosteen.

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken noodle soup with a soda on the side – anyone else remember that song by Webster and Young B? One of my friends in college used to rock that song out anytime they had chicken noodle soup in the dining hall. With everyone getting sick lately, I thought I would share with you my favorite chicken noodle soup recipe – which is a whole lot like the soup they served us in college.

Chicken Noodle Soup
For the Chicken
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast tenders
2 tablespoons olive oil
garlic powder
chili powder
dried basil
dried oregano

For the Soup
4-5 large carrots, peeled and diced
4-5 stalks celery, diced
1 red onion, finely chopped
32 ounces chicken stock
4 cups water
2 bay leaves
Juice of 1 lemon
fresh dill chopped (I use ¼ cup)

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Place chicken tenders in a dish.
3. Drizzle the chicken with 1 tablespoon of the oil.
4. Sprinkle with spices.
5. Turn over each piece of chicken.
6. Drizzle with remaining oil.
7. Sprinkle with spices.
8. Bake for 25 minutes covered.
9. Once cooked cut into chunks or shred.
***While chicken is cooking***
1. Add carrots, celery, onion and bay leaves to a large pot.
2. Add the water and stock.
3. Cook until vegetables are tender.
4. Add the lemon juice.
5. Add the dill.
6. Bring to a boil.
7. Turn off and add chicken.
8. Add prepared noodles of your choice  to your bowl and top with soup.

Coming to Detroit: Cinderella

this post is sponsored 
I am so excited Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella is coming back to Detroit for a limited time engagement at the Fisher Theatre from March 13-18, 2018.

With its fresh new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, this hilarious and romantic Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA combines the story's classic elements – glass slippers, pumpkin, and a beautiful ball along with some surprising twists. More than just a pretty face with the right shoe size, this Cinderella is a contemporary figure living in a fairytale setting. She is a spirited young woman with savvy and soul who doesn't let her rags or her gowns trip her up in her quest for kindness, compassion and forgiveness. She longs to escape the drudgery of her work at home and instead work to make the world a better place. She not only fights for her own dreams, but forces the prince to open his eyes to the world around him and realize his dreams too. 
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA has music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, a new book by Douglas Carter Beane and original book by Oscar Hammerstein II. Originally directed by Mark Brokaw and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, the tour is directed by Gina Rattan and choreographed by Lee Wilkins. Music adaptation and arrangements are by David Chase and music supervision is by Greg Anthony Rassen. Orchestrations are by Bill Elliott and are adapted from the original Broadway orchestrations by Danny Troob.
One of Rodgers + Hammerstein's most popular titles, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA was written for television -- debuting in 1957 starring Julie Andrews. In 2013, the show made its long-overdue Broadway debut. Along with CINDERELLA, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's legendary musicals include OKLAHOMA!, Carousel, The King and I, South Pacific and The Sound of Music.
Mr. Beane's book for Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA blends masterfully with the musical's cherished score with songs including "In My Own Little Corner," "Impossible/It's Possible," "Ten Minutes Ago" and "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?"
The creative team includes scenic design by Tony® Award nominee Anna Louizos, costume design by six-time Tony® Award-winner William Ivey Long, lighting design by Tony® Award-winner Kenneth Posner and sound design by Tony® Award nominee Nevin Steinberg.
The Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA tour is produced by Work Light Productions. CINDERELLA was produced on Broadway by Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman, Stephen Kocis, Edward Walson, Venetian Glass Productions, The Araca Group, Luigi Caiola & Rose Caiola, Roy Furman, Walt Grossman, Peter May/Sanford Robertson, Glass Slipper Productions LLC/Eric Schmidt, Ted Liebowitz/James Spry, Blanket Fort Productions and in association with Center Theatre Group.
For more information please visit www.CinderellaOnBroadway.com
Twitter: @CinderellaBway
Performance times for Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA appearing March 13-18, 2018 at the Fisher Theatre, located at 3011 West Grand Blvd., in Detroit are:
•           Tuesday through Saturday evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
•           Sunday evening performance at 6:30 p.m.
•           Saturday matinee at 2:00 p.m.
•           Thursday & Sunday matinees at 1:00 p.m.
•           Special Open Captioned performance on Friday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA start at $35 (includes facility and parking fees) and are now on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 800-982-2787, and online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available for purchase at the Fisher Theatre box office.  A limited number of premium seats will be available through Ticketmaster and at the Fisher Theatre box office. For group sales (12 or more) please call 313-871-1132 or email groups@broadwayindetroit.com. Tickets for the Open Captioned performance may be purchased in person at The Fisher Theatre box office or by phone at 313-872-1000, ext. 0. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.
Broadway In Detroit uses Ticketmaster as its sole, authorized ticketing agent. Individual tickets purchased from a ticket broker or “third party” ticket reseller involves risk and may not be authentic, sold at box office prices, or with correct performance and venue information. Broadway In Detroit box offices cannot reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets sold through a third party or ticket reseller. Broadway In Detroit is also unable to contact third party purchasers with pertinent updates or changes regarding performances.
The Broadway In Detroit Series at The Fisher Theatre is sponsored by the Chrysler Pacifica. As part of this sponsorship, the Chrysler Pacifica will be on display this season at The Fisher Theatre.