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Daylight Savings Time Begins this Weekend!

It’s nearly time to ‘spring forward.’ Just a friendly reminder that this weekend is daylight savings time so do not forget to turn your clocks ahead!

At 2 a.m. on the morning of Sunday, March 11, we’ll be springing forward—and losing an hour of the day, for daylight saving time. The good news: sunset will be an hour later. The bad news is we will be loosing an hour of sleep, for me however, I would rather have the sunlight for a little longer everyday because I will have more time for activities outside before dark.

You may have noticed the annual tradition of daylight saving time has crept forward a bit. We used to spring forward on the first Sunday in April and fall back on last Sunday in October. But a couple years ago, Congress changed the date—adding more daylight saving time to the calendar. This year, it will run from March 11 until Nov. 4.

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Sweets by Samantha: A Custom Cupcake Every Time!

Rarely do you find many cupcake shops around the Chester County area. I think this is because people don’t really think about going out to a specific shop to buy a cupcake or cupcakes; I thought the same thing. Until I took a recent trip to the West Coast; Arizona in particular. I found myself seeing numerous local cupcake shops all around the area, I was very curious what these cupcake shops had to offer, so I decided to stop into one. What I found was a shop that offered a wide array of gourmet elegant cupcakes in all different shapes and flavors; Who knew there could be this many different flavors and looks of a cupcake. I was simply amazed and had to get my hands on one of these handcrafted works of art. It was nearly impossible to choose which cupcake I wanted as the employee explained each cupcake, After a tough decision I went with what the employee said was a favorite of many customers “the red velvet cupcake.” As I took my first bite my eyes immediately bulged out of my head… I was astonished with how amazing a cupcake could taste. (Before this experience I only had cupcakes that were pre-made/packaged and purchased at a grocery store).

At this point you may be asking yourself what’s the point of this story? Well here it is…. After my cupcake experience in Arizona, I was determined when I got home to West Chester to find a local cupcake shop! As I began my research I came across a custom cupcake shop right outside West Chester! It is known as Sweets by Samantha and they are located in the Olde Ridge Village shopping center in Chadds Ford, P.A. I knew I had to stop into Sweets by Samantha because I was in dire need of another cupcake since my last experience. Therefore, I stopped into the shop last week. As soon as I walked in I noticed they had a red velvet cupcake (pictured at the top) immediately I knew I had to get one in order to compare it to the one I had purchased in Arizona… to say the least it was extraordinary! It was even better than the one I experienced on my visit to Arizona. Therefore, I thought I would share my local cupcake find with everyone so you can go experience a wonderful gourmet cupcake for yourself. You can visit Sweets by Samantha website at www.sweetsbysamantha.com

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Arizona to California

Sorry for the lack of updates… Last week I took a 10 day trip to visit my friend Andrew Cannon who is a professional skateboarder originally from West Chester, P.A. For those of you that know Andrew know that he is an awesome positive guy. Therefore, it made for a very exciting trip. From Arizona we headed to Long Beach, California to visit World Industries offices (Andrew’s skateboard sponsor) because Andrew and a few of the other World team riders had to great a contest winner. The contest was called “Sketch a Deck” and the winner happen to be from Delaware. Below are some photo’s that I shot along the way.  If you ever want to pick up any of Andrew’s gear check out Fairman’s skate shop right in downtown West Chester.


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