St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most fun and laidback holidays in the US, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with tons of green desserts! Whether you’re making them for your kids or you want a snack to go with your mug of green beer, you’ll definitely want to try some of these St. Patrick’s Day food recipes.
There are a few green flavors that go perfectly with St. Patrick’s Day, so make sure to incorporate them! Genius Kitchen suggests chocolate-mint dream cookies with chocolate drizzle and green frosting, as well as crème de menthe brownies, a big brownie version of Andes chocolates. Yes, please!
Chocolate-dipped matcha shortbread cookies are also bound to be a hit, especially paired with green tea, or make a delicious matcha cheesecake! And don’t forget lime—gooey key lime bars and lime cheesecake squares are a fantastic addition to your St. Patrick’s Day dessert menu.
You don’t have to have a green flavor to make it green, though! Add green food coloring to your marshmallow fluff for green rice crispy treats, or make cupcakes with shamrock sprinkles on top. Any dessert can be St. Patrick’s Day-themed if you’re creative!
If you’re in the Tucson area around St. Patrick’s Day, pay us a visit at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi! We can’t wait to see you!
Tucson is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the southwest, and the many events and festivals we have throughout the year are proof of this. From street fairs to concerts to museum events and everything in between, there are tons of things to do in Tucson in March.
At the very beginning of the month, catch Monster Jam®, which will take place over the weekend of March 2 to March 4 and puts on an incredible monster truck show in the iconic Tucson Arena and Convention Center. If you’re not interested in big trucks, try the 4th Avenue Spring Street Fair the same weekend, where you can visit over 400 arts and crafts booths and much more.
Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival
The week of March 4, see the 25th Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival. A series of concerts, master classes, a gala dinner, and even a youth concert organized by artistic director Peter Rejto will leave you amazed by the world-class talents of these musicians.
Oro Valley Spring Festival of the Arts
Toward the end of the month, you won’t want to miss the Oro Valley Spring Festival of the Arts, a two-day festival with over a hundred artists and exhibitors in every art medium, plus performances, activities, and food vendors.
If you’re in Tucson in March, pay us a visit! We can’t wait to see you at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi!
Are you on the prowl for the perfect present for your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Try homemade Valentine’s Day gifts instead. After all, what’s more romantic than something you made yourself?
If your significant other has a green thumb, maybe they will appreciate a plant! You can put your own fingerprint on this present, however, but painting the pot and presenting it with a funny plant-themed pun.
Follow this cute tutorial for a way to create a unique kind of bouquet using tissue paper and lollipops for your sweetie.
Bath & Body Treats
Does the object of your affections like things like bath bombs and body scrubs? Make some DIY products like this strawberry scrub or follow a bath bomb tutorial.
Even if you can’t come up with a unique gift on your own, you can make the packaging yourself! Make this gift box at home and put treats in it like candy hearts and chocolates.
Have a way with words? Add some extra flair to a heartfelt card with pop-ups.
These ideas for ways to add a DIY touch to your Valentine’s Day gifts are sure to impress your loved one. Try one out for yourself. You just might surprise yourself with your creativity.
2018 is already here, and you may have already spent the first few weeks keeping your New Year resolutions. However, as everyone knows, those resolutions start to slip as February and March come along, so here’s some advice for keeping on top of your goals.
Make Sure You Picked the Right One
Did you dive right into a total diet and exercise regime just because that’s what everyone does? You might want to reevaluate your resolutions and make sure you really want to do it. If not, pick a different goal that’s more your style.
Measure Your Progress
Your resolution should be something quantifiable. Keep track of milestones, like how much money you’re putting in savings once a week or how many pounds you want to lose per month.
Have a Realistic Timeline
Having ambitious goals can be inspiring, but it can also be overwhelming. Having good time management skills can help you set more realistic resolutions that can be achieved in a year.
Keep Resolutions Specific
“Lose 15 pounds” is a more specific goal than “lose weight.” Having a specific resolution makes it easy to keep your eyes on the prize.
Using these tips, keeping your New Year’s resolutions will be easier than ever. Try assessing your goals for 2018 and ensuring they fit you and your lifestyle.
Choosing your New Year’s resolution now is a great way to get ahead. Plus, by planning carefully, you may be more likely to achieve your goals. That’s why we at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi have created a list of ideas for your next resolution. Whether you’d like to exercise more or you’d simply like to learn something new, there is something for everyone.
Most people are more likely to stick to their resolutions if they pick specific goals. Daring to Live Fully suggests eating fewer calories as one of the top resolutions. You should always consult your doctor before making major dietary changes, but one of the best changes for those who want to lose weight is eating fewer calories. Set a goal for each week. Maybe one week you’ll cut back 50 calories a day, while the next you can cut back 100 calories.
Next, try to read more. Reading is not only a great way to learn, but it’s also a relaxing experience for most people. If you like fiction, try reading the top 10 American novels of all time. Like poetry? Try to read all of the British Romantics or everything from the Beat Generation. If you like nonfiction, there are a score of memoirs published every year that are worth consideration. Again, setting specific goals will help you stick to your resolution.
Other great resolution ideas include getting more exercise, meditating once a week, or hiking more often. You can also organize all your documents, create a business plan, or try to learn a new hobby like knitting, fishing, or the guitar. You can’t go wrong with these resolutions.
New Year’s Eve is one of the most memorable days of the year, making it the perfect time for a party. Here at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi, we’re created a list of tips for planning a New Year’s Eve party. From games and food to music, we’re including several things that every party should have. Above all else, you can creative a festive celebration while also keeping all your attendees safe.
According to Real Simple, games are a must. You’ll want to keep your partygoers entertained, and simple games are a great way to break the ice. For example, you can play a guessing game by having attendees write their resolutions on a card and having everyone else guess who it is. Alternatively, you could play a fill-in-the-blank game with resolution ideas.
Next, get the right snacks. While some people make a traditional pork and sauerkraut dish for New Year’s Day, you’ll be safe with snack food at your party the night before. Almonds and carrots are a great healthy choice, though some may prefer shrimp cocktails, chips and dip, or even cheese fondue. Champagne is a classic drink, though you may also want to experiment with Prosecco. Naturally, be sure to get designated drivers if partygoers plan to drink.
Finally, get the right music. Classic songs include “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve” by Ella Fitzgerald and “Let’s Start the New Year Right” by Bing Crosby. ABBA has a “Happy New Year” song, and “Funky New Year” by the Eagles is bound to set the right tone. As the ball drops, you may also want to consider “Auld Lang Syne” by Mariah Carey. These are just some of the songs to include on your New Year’s mix. With the right games, snacks, and songs, you’re bound to have a blast.
Autumn is already in full-swing, while winter is set to arrive fairly soon. Fortunately, for those of us who live in Arizona, these two seasons are a little milder then they would be elsewhere in the country. As such, there is still plenty of time to explore the natural beauty that the Grand Canyon State has to offer. Here are just a few relaxing getaways in Arizona to plan a trip to this year.
The Grand Canyon
Speaking of the Grand Canyon State, no list of Arizona attractions would be complete without a mention of one of the world’s natural wonders: the Grand Canyon itself. While crowds can pile up for this national attraction during the summer months, things tend to die down a bit in the fall and winter. Plus, you don’t have to deal with the sweltering heat, either.
Chiricahua National Monument
While the Grand Canyon might be Arizona’s most famous national monument, it certainly isn’t the only monument located here. Arizona residents will also enjoy the Chiricahua National Monument. Dubbed the “wonderland of rocks,” Chiricahua National Monument is home to some of the most fascinating rock formations found anywhere in the world.
Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge
If you’re a big bird enthusiast, then the Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge is undoubtedly the place for you. Each year, a variety of different avian species migrate to Arizona to escape the harsher winters up north. One of the best places to spot these birds is along the riverbank at this wildlife refuge.
If you happen to be relaxing near the Tucson area anytime soon, then be sure to stop into Quebedeaux Mitsubishi! We’ll provide you with the ideal vehicle for your tranquil travels.
While the Southwest does not get the same autumn experience as Americans further north, we have a lot to be thankful for as the harvest comes in. Consider these harvest festivals to explore in Arizona to get in the season’s spirit.
- Pumpkin Days & Corn Maze – This fall festival in Glendale runs from November 1st through November 5th. According to OnlyInYourState.com, the event at Tolmachoff Farms is an annual tradition. If you really want to experience everything fall, consider heading here for corn mazes, a petting zoo, and a pumpkin patch.
- Celebraciones de la Gente – Visit this event in Flagstaff to get a closer look at the Mexican celebration of Día de los Muertos. On October 21st and 22nd you can experience the fun and traditions of this holiday with food, music, dancing, and Mexican hot chocolate.
- Arizona Harvest Fest – On November 12th, Chandler will be holding a fall festival to celebrate the end of the season. This festival is perhaps best known for its open-air market that lets you get a head start on your holiday shopping. It also has a beer garden and live entertainment.
Here at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi, we really enjoy celebrating the fall season. Come see us if your vehicle needs a tune-up before a tour of area fall festivals.