Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Christmas Tag

I found this Christmas Tag on the Root Report website and figured I would answer the questions since a lot of y'all like when I do tag questions. 
Answer the questions in the comment section. 

Use one noise to describe how excited you are for christmas.
-Eeeeeeeeeeek!

Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve?
-Only one. 

What holiday traditions are you looking forward to most this year?
-Our annual Christmas party. 

Is your Christmas tree real or fake?
-Fake

What is your favorite Christmas film?
-All of the old classics are equally my favorite. (Rudolph, Frosty, etc.)

Where do you usually spend your holiday?
-At home. 

What is your favorite Christmas song?
-This is Christmas by Luther Vandross 

What is your all-time favorite holiday food/sweet treat?
-The sugar cookies with santa on the front. 

Be honest: do you like giving gifts or receiving gifts better?
-Giving because I know I give the best gifts. 

What is your favorite thing about christmas?
-Being around extended family, the music, and all the lights. 

When do you start getting excited for Christmas?
-I'll randomly get excited in the Spring then it'll fade and then I'll get excited again in July when Christmas in July sales start happening. 

What is the best Christmas gift you’ve ever received?
-My first video camera when I was about 12 or 13. I have some of the best footage on that thing. 

What is the worst present you’ve ever received?
-I don't think I have one. 

As a kid, did a sibling ever receive a present that you wished was for you?
-My sibling is 11 years older than me... so no.  

What would be your dream place to visit for the holiday season?
-Somewhere with a lot of snow, beautiful fancy cabins, with hot tubs and huge fireplaces and an amazing view. I don't know where that would be though. 

Do you make New Years resolutions? Do you stick to them?
-Yes, I make New Years resolutions every year. I usually accomplish half, which is pretty good to me. 

What makes the holidays special for you?
-Being around a lot of family. 


You have been granted one Christmas wish…what will it be?
-Good health for everyone forever. 

Monday, December 11, 2017

THE ULTIMATE Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide For ELEVEN Types of Women ($50 and Under)

Ladies and gentleman, this is your ultimate gift guide for any special lady in your life. This gift guide was created as a tool to help you with last minute shopping. Hopefully, you'll gain some inspiration by looking at this and I hope you enjoy.

*Links and Products will be listed below. Every site is legit and safe to use.
*Sorry, the wording in some sections are smaller than others. I cannot fix it.

A nice gift idea would be to give someone a workout outfit or if you're fancy, a duffle bag with workout clothes and a water bottle already inside. I had these items listed but they deleted somehow. They can be found at Marshalls, Victorias Secret, Dicks Sporting Goods, and Amazon all under $50.



Anything beauty related would be a fabulous gift for a girly girl! You don't have to purchase these particular items. 




These gifts are perfect for the 'lazy' girl who enjoys comfort and chillin. Adding in a $5 dvd from Walmart would be a perfect addition to this set. 

  • I'm not linking house slippers or blankets because you can find the cutest and softest ones from Marshalls ranging from $10-20.
  • This Victoria Secret onesie is out of stock but heres a cute VS sleep dress for $28.95
  • $5.99 Caffeine Queen Mug$38.99 (On Sale) Pink Pizza Pillow
  • $26.00 (On Sale) Do Not Disturb Eye Mask (can definitely find cheaper at Marshalls)


This gift guide is perfect for the girl who loves to cook! I think gifting cooking mittens or a colander with the utensils inside would be very nice. 



For the book worm in your life, gifting them a gift card to Books-A-Million or Barnes and Noble would be great! You could also gift someone a small basket full of books. Books-A-Million has a lot of books on clearance so this shouldn't break your wallet. 






This gift guide is for the organizer, ya know, the girl who is usually neat and tidy. The one who thrives from having their life in order. I think a planner is an amazing gift, especially the Happy Planners. Right now they are on sale for dirt cheap. A Happy Planner with a cute pen and washi tape would be awesome.



This gift guide is for the D.I.Yer  or the artist. You could even gift a few of these items to those who like planning or journaling. You could create a basket filled with things such as stickers, stock paper, markers, spray paint, glitter, etc. A true crafter's dream!

  • All things can be found at Michaels. Right now they are having a sale on washi tape for $12. 


Relax
This gift guide is for all the mamas out there or the hard working women who just want some peace and quiet. You could even gift a few of these together. Picture it, a crate with wine, a candle, and PJs. You can't beat that!





This guide is for the tech babe. The girls who are super into technology whether it's video games, tablets, cameras, etc. I would recommend the Google Home or memory cards the most. The Google Home can literally do anything and memory cards are always useful... I need a new one as we speak. lol




This gift guide is for the "fan girl" kind of woman. Ya know, the ones who are really into things like anime, Harry Potter, Star Wars, or comics. I think it would be really cute to give a Harry Potter fan the scarf and a pair of circle glasses. How cool is this Darth Vader mug?! That mug paired with hot chocolate, tea, or coffee would be really nice. Also, I find that a lot of fan girls like cute little trinkets especially for their book shelves, cars, or desks which is why I added this pop anime girl and Guardians of the Galaxy ornament. 


vibes


This guide is for the "feel good" chick. The woman who is into self-care and wellbeing. The "health and good vibes" girl seeks positivity and longevity. I think some amazing gifts for this kind of girl would be a rock lamp to purify the air, incense, or self-help books. A nice plant or essential oils would be cool gifts as well. 

  • All things can be found on Amazon



Congratulations! You have made it to the end of my ULTIMATE gift guide. Which ones were your favorite? And what kind of girl are you? Fellas, what type of lady would you classify your wife/girlfriend? Leave me some comments! 

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Thanksgiving 2017/ Bean Boozled Challenge

Hey everyone!


I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and caught some amazing deals on Black Friday. 



I had a blast this Thanksgiving. We decorated the tree, played the Bean Boozled Challenge, and ate good. 

Check out the video below, it's quite hilarious!! 

Watch in full scene and HD for better quality. 


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Coquito!!! (is it really as good as people say it is?!)

From what I hear, Coquito is like a Puerto Rican version of eggnog and it's super popular. I am not Puerto Rican so correct me if I'm wrong but apparently this is THE drink to drink around the holidays (esp. in Puerto Rico). I have been seeing this drink so many times on the internet and have been so curious to try it. Well, I tried it today. Before, I state my opinion, I would just like to say that I do not like eggnog. Every year, I take a sip in hopes that I will start to like it... but NOPE! (issa no for me dawg) However, I actually like Coquito. It reminds me a lot of RumChata. It is very sweet, so a little goes a long way (for me anyway) but I could definitely drink this again. I do have a question though, there seems to be a debate on whether the original recipe of Coquito contains eggs or not. So my question is, does real Coquito have eggs in it?

Here is the recipe that I found: 

1 can of coconut milk
1 can of creme of coconut
1 can of evaporated milk
1 can of condensed milk
1 tsp of vanilla extract 
Cinnamon (to taste)
Bacardi Rum (as much as you want)
Nutmeg (to taste)

Mix EVERYTHING in a blender. 

Have you ever tried Coquito? What is your favorite holiday drink?

Saturday, November 11, 2017

15 Ways To Get Into The Holiday Spirit

THE HOLIDAYS ARE UPON US PEOPLE!!! 

SANTA HAS MADE HIS LIST AND IS CHECKING IT TWICE!!!!!! 

Once November hits, it's a wrap! I am instantly, 100% in the holiday mood.  It always makes me sad when I see people who genuinely cannot get into the spirit for whatever reason. This holiday season, I will have a lot of Christmas content on the blog that will hopefully put a smile on your face. 


With that being said.... 


I have comprised a list of 15 things you can do to get into the holiday spirit. 



Throw on a Christmas hat


Put on your favorite Christmas attire (pajamas, sweater, etc.)


Decorate a tree or two AND hang garland (because that makes a difference, I'm telling you!)


Drink festive hot chocolate out of a Christmas mug 


Watch Hallmark movies or any Christmas movie


Light Christmas candles


Play Christmas music... and lots of it. 


Bake Cookies or any holiday dessert


Buy someone a gift and/or donate 


Go ice skating


Watch a Christmas parade (Live, in person. Not on T.V.)


Plan a holiday activity with friends (Christmas movie night, gift exchange, cookie swap party)


Drive around the town or your neighborhood to look at Christmas lights


See a holiday play or musical performance


Make gingerbread houses



What do you do to get into the holiday spirit? Share below. 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

The BEST "Caramel" Apples You'll Ever Taste

Is it really Fall without caramel apples? I think NOT! 


I made candy apple slices last night (turtle style) and let me tell you... my life has changed forever. These are so tasty that they'll leave you wanting more once you've devoured the first batch. 


What You'll Need: 
-Baker's Dipping Chocolate  (Milk Chocolate)
-Marzetti Old Fashioned Caramel Dip
-White Chocolate Chips 
- Chopped Pecans
-Lollipop Sticks (or strong popsicle sticks) 
-Parchment Paper 


The instructions are super easy.
Simply cut the apples in slices or leave them whole and insert a popsicle stick in each one. 
Melt your dipping chocolate, caramel, and white chocolate. 
Next, dip your apple slices in chocolate and set them to the side. (on parchment paper) 
Then, drizzle caramel and white chocolate on top of the chocolate-coated apples. (You can do this using a ziplock bag like I did or a fork)
Finally, add your crushed pecans and that's it!! 




They are so delicious and worth a try. What are your favorite autumn treats? 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

2 Easy Last Minute Halloween Costumes

Ah Snap! I'm back!!! 
I'm sorry for the long hiatus you guys but I am back in action. It's time to get this blog lit again!! I'll be coming out with more content this week so be on the lookout. 

Here are two last minute halloween ideas for you procrastinators out there. These costumes are super basic, however, they are very easy to recreate. Not to mention, you'll be saving a lot of money because a lot of the materials you'll probably already have at home. 
*Side note: I'm sorry some of the pictures are blurry. I took all of these myself with a DSLR. The struggle was a little bit real lol

     Rocker/Biker Chick and Scarecrow




Scarecrow


 What you'll need
Straw hat (any kind)
Black lipstick
Black liquid eyeliner
Plaid shirt 
Blush (optional)




To create this look, start off by using your eyeliner to draw a triangle on your nose (any size will do). Then color the inside using your blush (or eyeshadow). Next, draw small lines all around the triangle. This gives the illusion that the nose is stitched onto the face. After your nose is complete, draw extended smile lines on your face then slash through them with smaller vertical lines. Apply your black lipstick. Draw a couple of short vertical lines on your eyebrows as well. Next, apply some heavy black eyeliner around your eyes, making the lower lashes look longer than usual. Throw on a heavy amount of blush to top off the makeup look. Finally, throw on a straw hat and a plaid shirt and you're done. Can you believe I don't own a plaid shirt?  I had to put on my (9 yo) nephew's shirt.




Jacob wanted to be a scarecrow too so here's his look.



Rocker/Biker Chick

(Y'all can be the judge of this one. Do I look like a rocker chick or a biker chick?) 


What you'll need:
Black Bandana or a thin pair of black leggings
Black clothes
Black lipstick
Black liquid eyeliner
Black leather jacket
Trendy 90s choker (optional)
Basically, all black everything! 



There are only two steps for this biker makeup look. 1. Throw on a heavy amount of eyeliner. 2. Apply black lipstick. That's it! Once the makeup is complete, throw on some black clothes, a leather jacket, and the choker. Wrap a black bandana around your head or do what I did and wrap a thin pair of leggings around your head.
That's the completed look! This could literally take you five minutes if you need something last minute. A few other things that would make this look cool would be some rings (i.e. skull rings) or something with spikes.


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