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Local Happenings- December 13-20

Wilmington, Hampstead and New Bern Its the weekend, which means it’s time to kick back and have some fun! Check back every Friday for upcoming events

Cape Fear Festival of Trees

Marina Village Holiday Market 12/13

Merry Little Christmas Festival @ Poplar Grove Plantation 12/13-12/15

A Living Nativity 12/13 6pm-9pm

Women’s Climb night @ Wilmington Rock Gym

ELF the musical @ Thalian Hall

William H. Craig Race for Life

Christmas Belles: A Candlelight Christmas Celebration

Kindness Matters: Teen/Tween Yoga Class

Toys for Tots Comedy Show Charity Event

Seaglass Christmas Tree Class

Let me know if you would like to add your own event each Friday!

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Local Happenings for Wilmington and Hampstead- December 6-8

Its the weekend, which means it’s time to kick back and have some fun! Check back every Friday for upcoming weekend events

Cape Fear Festival of Trees

Friday December 6, Rusted Root at The Reel Cafe

Merry Little Christmas Festival @ Poplar Grove Plantation

Ugly Sweater Party @ Salty Turtle Beer Co.

Live music at Riverfront’s Downtown Farmers Market

Holiday Flea market @ Brooklyn Arts Museum

Holiday Market @ Tidal Creek

Let me know if you would like to add your own event each Friday!

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Kick Off Your Day with My Version of Butter Coffee

A few years ago I heard about bullet proof coffee or butter coffee from an old co-worker. His description of the ingredients included the brand of bullet proof coffee beans, MCT oil and ghee. If you are like me and a coffee enthusiast, a big cup of coffee in the morning is what you need to get your day started. At first I thought, “butter in my coffee, that’s gross and fattening.”

However, after a little bit of research, I decided to give it a try.  I ended up trying out a version of butter coffee, it was okay. I used coconut oil and regular butter. Eventually, I went back to my cup of joe with a ton of flavored creamer because it was easier. Also, I cut corners in the recipe so I don’t think that I actually got the health benefits or flavor that are intended.

So, the other day I was in Whole Foods and stumbled upon this, Bullet Proof, Brain octane Oil. It was was looking at me straight in the face and said, “hey remember that butter coffee from a few years ago?” Since, I am on a new health kick and thought it would be a good alternative to my chemical ridden coffee creamer, I put it in my cart.

I thought it would be cool to share the recipe because honestly, I’m hooked. It’s tastes so much better than that creamer I’m used to. The process is a little daunting at first but the taste is so worth it! Once you get the routine down it only takes a few more minutes before you get your caffeine fix.


  • Brain Octane oil,  You can substitute coconut oil
  • Ghee (clarified butter)
  • freshly brewed coffee
  • Ground CinnamonButter Coffee ingredients

The ingredients to magic coffee

Step 1:                                                                                                                                                   Brew Coffee to your liking and add to blender, you can also use a submersion blender if you  like but it could get messy.

Step 2:                                                                                                                                                        Add 1-2 tablespoons of ghee to hot coffee.

Step 3:                                                                                                                                                        Add 1 tablespoon of MCT Oil to freshly brewed coffee (I used the bullet proof brand although, their are other brands available) coconut oil is another option. You may want to start off with a smaller amount to acclimate your body.

Step 4:                                                                                                                                                      Sprinkle cinnamon to taste.

Step 5:                                                                                                                                                        Blend for at least 30 seconds until frothy.

Pour into your favorite coffee mug and sprinkle with cinnamon if you like.                           Sip, and enjoy.

Combined ingredients Butter coffee

Butter coffee

Butter coffee with cinnamon

Let me know what you think of this recipe with your comments. Enjoy your day!

Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist or a doctor.Just an advocate for healthy living and and mind body wellness. As always check with your doctor when adding supplements to your diet. This blog is personal opinion and developed from my own personal research.