My Trip ( Easy Patriotic Treats Ideas included)

Hitting the road for a couple of hours, making a splash in the swimming pool after jumping in the jacuzzi, enjoying meals with good friends…

It sounds like an ideal Memorial Day outing!

I had this adventure last Saturday in PA with my fitness Hope Group! When you join a group at HopeNYC, you can except to learn and maybe take some notes depending on the class.

You would never expect to take a roadtrip to Pennsylvania just to see scenic views, visit the outlets, go to the resort with a pool and more! The rain didn’t even scare us! There was a 100% chance of rain in Pennsylvania but we didn’t cancel. It was the most farthest fun day I’ve ever had! When you are part of the Hope family or involved in a Hope group class, you never know what could happen and that’s what I love!

Here are some very simple patriotic treats ideas (Not recipes…don’t want to make you read much much longer! I also didn’t photograph these treats except for two of them! Just thought to share the most last minute and patriotic treats possible to help make your memorial, labor or Independence Day a-little bit more delicious!

Chocolate dipped Oreos!

This is one that I have done before! What you will need is:

  1. White & blue colored melting chocolate.
  2. Cake-pop sticks
  3. Oreos (Costco/Bjs box if you’re serving many)
  4. Patriotic sprinkles ( Try Michael’s or a Bakeshop)
  5. A fridge with space!

Patriotic apples! Dazzle your guests and feed them the healthiest dessert on your menu!

Just buy & roll them in sprinkles!

This aren’t patriotic but many of you will be starting a fire or firing up the oven today! These are photos of some indoor oven s’mores!

Prepping

Finished!

Patriotic pizza!

Chocolate dipped and sprinkled cones!

American flag waffles!

Red, white and blueberry!

American flag fruit kabobs

Patriotic toast!

Mini patriotic shortcake cups!

Rice Krispies treats dipped in chocolate and sprinkled!

PA Trip photos

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What Do You Want To Learn?

Ever wanted to learn something? Hope Groups has made it happen for hundreds of people! From building a computer, learning Spanish, operating a DSLR camera, playing an instrument, acing a job interview, living a healthy life, growing in your spiritual life, learning to double dutch, photoshop, and so much more than you can imagine! I posted my article Growth Groups three years ago explaining the different classes offered by facilitators from HopeNYC! After three years, things has immensely improved! The name is changed to Hope Groups! Registration is also super simple and swift because it’s online! There are also new facilitators and classes every semester!

I have taken a healthier approach this semester and decided to join two health and wellness hope groups! From the short time I’ve been there, its been totally eye-opening, exciting, interesting and informative! One is taught by an actual physician and the other is taught by a phenomenal woman who has conquered the most challenging weight-loss obstacles many women face today! All the facilitators are highly skilled and passionate about what they teach! At the end of every semester, The Hope Groups ministry has always asked this question: What classes do you want to see next semester? My readers, What do you want to learn?

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Best Part About Spring!

Truly, you deserve to be rewarded with a shiny gold plaque to hang on your living room wall stating that you have survived winter 2018. It was indeed a tough one but you made it through! You can now warm up a bit and toss off the weight of your heavy coats because spring is finally and officially here.

For hundreds of Hopers, the absolute best thing about spring is A HopeNYC Easter Experience! There is nothing like it! If you are residing or spending spring break in New York, you will enjoy Easter at HopeNYC!

It all starts with Good Friday Service! Come hear a great Word then experience just what Jesus did when He washed the feet of His disciples. We get to do the same for someone else (it’s optional) Buckets, water and towels are literally provided after the service.  

CALLING ALL KIDS! On Saturday, HopeNYC’s is having its 10th annual Easter Egg Hunt at Baisely Pond Park! There will be 20,000 candy filled eggs! Bring a basket and have your kids collect all the eggs they can! This is for children ages of 1-9 years old. There is a hunt for each of those age groups. If your child finds the golden egg he/she can win a brand new bike 🚲 The prize for a silver egg is a scooter 🛴. Be there early for registration! 

The best for last! There is service on Easter Sunday but it won’t be ordinary! This day will far exceed a spectacular broadway production and IT’S FREE! There’s even more to the occasion! THIS YEAR HopeNYC celebrates being 10 years old! There are great surprises in store for all guests on Easter Sunday! Come grab your seat early and experience this!

 

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It’s a Date!

On February 22nd, set aside some special time to spend a romantic evening with a man.  I understand Thursday night might seem like a bit of an inconvenience but please understand! This man would die just to be with you. He has your best interest at heart and wants to see you happy. He is showing up so you can have life and have it more abundantly. You can’t hide your feelings from Him because He is all-knowing and He understands that you too also want to spend some time with Him. In fact you feel desperate in your soul for Him with a true honest desire for just a moment with Him. You truly know that He loves you for you are. Even your worst didn’t change His mind. You know the romance on this date far outweighs the love of a family member, spouse, and partner in courtship. This my friends, can only seem to be a date with Jesus. 

We all need to steal away and spend some time with Him in prayer. 20 somethings! You get to spend ONE SPECIAL EVENING to focus on His love. The night is called: It’s a date! Come to this love themed night and enjoy some great food, desserts and mocktails! You get to mingle and form friendships with other 20 somethings in the room PLUS hang out at one of the coolest cafe’s in NY after closing! Don’t forget to WEAR SOMETHING RED! The color of love. We’ll all be wearing it! We’ve got an incredible Thursday night planned for exclusively for the 20 somethings! If that’s you gotta be there at CompassCoffee! You are free to invite anyone who is 20 something (both single and married welcomed)  

 

Recap:

It’s a Date!

When: February 22nd at 7pm

Where: Compass Cafe’ (located inside HopeNYC Church) What:

Dinner desserts mocktails, fun & fellowship

Attire: Dressy casual something red

Who: This event is ONLY FOR AGES 20-29 years old both single & married.

A peek into HopeNYC’s 2017 Christmas Parade!

You would hear the mechanical melody of drilling, pounding and jigsawing to the sounds of Christmas music if you took a walk inside HopeNYC. Hopers are prepping and constructing daily in the warehouse to build the most spectacular unthinkable parade floats! These floats will beautifully stroll down the streets of Rockaway blvd in lights and tell the true meaning of Christmas! You may also see familiar favorite characters and Christmas traditions.

Come be part of the celebration at HopeNYC’s 2017 Christmas Parade on Sunday December 3rd at 5pm! The route starts on 130th street Rockaway blvd and ends at HopeNYC with extra festivities! You have early notice so come get a good view and some great pictures!

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