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1 Year!

On this day one year ago, I sat in my downtown Cleveland apartment and launched byky! When I started, I wasn't sure what I was doing. All I knew was that I was finally listening to that voice in the back of mind that kept telling me to start a blog. I put it off [...]

Raleigh Recap

After a short hiatus, I'm back with an update on where I have been for the last few months. Short answer, I've been exploring a new state! At the start of 2016 Brandon and I packed up a truck and headed south to our new home in Raleigh, North Carolina. North Carolina has always been a dream [...]

How to Quickly Ripen an Avocado

Have you ever sent your husband to the grocery store to buy avocado and he comes back with ones that are hard as a rock? This happened to me over the weekend when I was trying to make Bacon Guacamole. Rather than sending him back to the store or to another grocery store to find more ripe avocado [...]

Bacon Guacamole Super Bowl Recipe

Last night, millions gathered around the TV to watch the Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. Peyton Manning led the Broncos to victory taking home the Super Bowl trophy and his 200th win. Von Miller, of the Broncos, may have received the MVP award for playing the game but in the Mathie [...]

Cinnamon Roll Cookie Recipe

Cinnamon rolls have always been a family favorite in the Kolesar household and usually paired with the holidays. This year I came across this recipe and thought it would be a perfect fit for our family holiday parties especially since we were doing more traveling this year. Try it out for yourself and see if [...]

Neutrogena Body Oil Review

Let’s face it – winter in Cleveland is frigid and miserable. Though we have been pretty lucky with nice weather lately, the inevitable awaits us. With the cold temperatures comes big blankets, lots of layers, and of course the worst, pale and dry skin. I hate how dry my skin gets in the winter! I moisturize my [...]

Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe

The holiday season kicks off tomorrow with one of my favorite holidays – one filled with good food, good people, and turkey naps. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because it’s a day that we get to spend quality time with family.  Sometimes the holidays become hectic with all the gifts, parties, and food that [...]