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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Friday, July 14, 2017

FLASHBACK FRIDAY

I came across some old memory cards that I forgot I had and found a ton of cute pictures. I figured it would be fun to take it back for #FlashbackFriday. 

This was one of my last days in high school. Lunch time was the best time. 

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