Labor Day weekend means summer is coming to an end, but it’s also a great time to enjoy the last amount of great barbecuing weather. Whether you’re cooking at home, the cabin, a friend’s home, or at a park – we’ve got you covered with options ranging from pork, chicken, and beef. We also included recipes for the best bbq sides, because a bbq isn’t complete without sides to pair your meats with!
Let us know how your Labor Day BBQ turns out using these recipes, or feel free to share your own recipes with us – we’d love to try something new too! Remember, we offer a great recipe paper if you’re looking for a new cook book. A personalized cook book is also always a great gift to give! We hope you enjoyed this post and thank you for reading!
It’s that time of the year again. Are you or your children starting school this year? We all know how stressful school supplies shopping can be. Whether you are starting middle, high school, or even college, here is a basic list of materials to pick up:
Once you have your supplies, you can then personalize it to help inspire and motivate yourself to push through the year with color, patterns and so much more. Here are some personalization ideas:
We hope this list helps you as you begin your path of knowledge. Good luck this academic school year!
July is National Parks Month, which is perfect to celebrate during the summer. The national park system is one of the United States most incredible treasures, which is why everyone should take the time to visit at least one during the summer. Beautiful sights and the fresh air make for a great way to spend a day or a week! We compiled a list of the best national parks across the United States, so pick a favorite (or the one in your state) and plan a visit!
Make sure to tag Gotcha Covered Notebooks on social media to share your favorite photos from any National Park!
It is officially summer and time to hit the beach! Make sure you are prepared for the beach and warm weather by bringing a beach bag along with you. We’ve made a list of the absolute essentials for you to pack. Grab the sunscreen and get out there!
Happy first day of summer! School is out, the sun is shining, and the possibilities are endless. We are thrilled to share some awesome and fun activities to do during the dog days of summer.
Happy National Donut Day! Created in 1938, The Salvation Army wanted to honor those who brought donuts to soldiers throughout World War I. In light of this, many donuts shops today celebrate by giving away free donuts. On the first Friday of June, you can stop into any of the places below to get your free donut! This year National Donut Day is on Friday, June 7, 2019.
Krispy Kreme – Stop into your local Krispy Kreme and grab a donut for free, no purchase necessary.
LaMar's Donuts - Visit LaMar's Donuts to get any donut that has a hole in it for free. There's no purchase necessary.
Dunkin' Donuts – Dunkin’ will give you a free classic donut with the purchase of any beverage on National Donut Day.
Walmart – Surprise! Who would have thought Walmart would give out free donuts? Head over to any Walmart on June 7th to receive a free donut.
Tim Hortons – A classic. Just walk into any Tim Horton’s and you’ll be walking out with a free donut.
Cumberland Farms -- All of these East Coast convenience stores to get an *almost* free donut. Just purchase a dispensed drink like coffee or soda to snag yours!
Local Bakeries – Check your local bakeries for a National Donut Day deal! You’ll probably be able to find some great free donuts, and support local businesses while you are at it.
Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner. We hope you all have some fun days planned ahead filled with family, friends and food! However, if you still need some festive food inspiration, we’ve got you covered.
An American Flag Cake is a unique and tasty desert to bring to your Memorial Day festivities. This beautiful and easy cake is perfect for celebrating the red, white, and blue!
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 mins Cook Time: 30 mins Ready in: 3 hours
Ingredients you will need:
You can find the original recipe here. Happy baking and good eating!
The Ozersky Burger @ Knife – Dallas, Texas
The Jucy Lucy @ Matt’s Bar – Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Block Burger @ Block16 – Omaha, Nebraska
The Atomic Burger @ Atomic Burger – New Orleans, Louisiana
R.L.E. Hello Burger @ Tommy’s Burger Stop – Anchorage, Alaska
The Burger @ Father’s Office – Santa Monica, California
Bigger Beefstro Burger @ Rehab Burger Therapy – Scottsdale, Arizona
Cheeseburger with everything @ Nic’s Grill – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
The Flagship Burger @ Burgers and Things – Honolulu, Hawaii
The Zombie Burger @ Zombie Burger – Des Moines, Iowa
Baltimore Burger @ The Abbey Burger Bistro Bar – Baltimore, Maryland
The Burger @ Raoul’s – New York, New York
Double Cheeseburger @ Holeman & Finch – Atlanta, Georgia
Original Burger @ Mott Street – Chicago, Illinois
Cheeseburger @ Louis’ Lunch – New Haven, Connecticut
The Haus Burger @ Burgerhaus – Indianapolis, Indiana
Obviously this list is just the beginning of a journey filled with mouth-watering burgers to enjoy, but we hope you enjoyed reading and that you can (or already have!) try a burger from the top picked places with the best burgers. Enjoy national burger month all month long by enjoying one of America’s favorite foods, whether it’s home-grilled, fast-food, or gourmet.
Happy April! You know what they say… April showers bring May flowers! While April showers may seem gloomy, there are so many activities that can brighten up the month, including spending some time in the warmer weather. So shed that winter coat; we’ve got so many fun ideas to share with you and they sure beat shoveling:
- Have a picnic with family and friends.
- Go to a drive-in movie theater. Catch up on some new flicks in an old time fashion!
- Visit the lake and a nice boat ride.
- Watch the sunset (or sunrise).
- Go on a hike.
- Take your dog for a long walk.
- Sit outside, listen to your favorite music, and use your very own GotchaCovered notebook.
- Spend the day at an amusement park near you!
- Read your favorite book (or one you’ve been meaning to dig into) and relax.
- Host a cook-out with some friends!
- Go for a family bike ride; exercise AND family fun, what could be better?
- Invite some friends to have a bonfire, s’mores and music included!
- Plant some fresh garden foods or beautiful flowers for decoration.
- Go for a jog outside.
- Play a round of golf with your friends
- Feed some ducks at a pond (not bread, though! Bread is a choking hazard to ducks)
- For a touch of nostalgia, grab some chalk and draw on your driveway or a sidewalk.
- Visit your local farmers market for some fresh fruits, veggies, and bread!
- Spring cleaning: get refreshed (and clean) for summer!
Say goodbye to winter - it’s time for you to get outdoors and enjoy the warm spring weather!
April is Stress Awareness Month because stress and the effects it can have on your body influence your day to day life in many ways! Stress is defined as a state of mental or emotional tension due to demanding circumstances. Not only can this be physically demanding, but long-term stress can lead to a wide range of illnesses. Diving deeper into your understanding of stress and how it can be managed can improve your health and your well-being!
Stress happens regardless of the places you choose to work, the activities you choose to participate in, and sometimes with the people you surround yourself with. Sometimes, it can be unavoidable. That’s why it is so important to take time for yourself to relax and unwind - it’s even healthy to let yourself rejuvenate!
Some of the best ways to combat stress in your life is to simply be flexible! Taking different approaches to conflicts and problems can sometimes alleviate the stress from a situation all together. Developing a vision for healthy living and personal growth can help you to reach some of your realistic goals to avoid stressing out.
The best way to beat stress is to always relax and recharge. Making time for yourself each day is proven to help you get a handle on life’s stressors. Since everyone relaxes in their own way, here are some ideas to jump start your recharge:
While you can’t completely avoid stress, you can definitely make it manageable by changing how you choose to respond to it! We hope these ideas get you started towards a healthy and balanced life.