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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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. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

GOODBYE PRETTY LITTLE LIARS Finale Review (SPOILERS!!!)

This post is for all of my fellow PLL viewers. I just finished watching the finale and...


First off, I would like to say that I'm sad it's over but also very happy. This show has been on for 7 years and I've been keeping up with it... the whole time!! I started watching this show when I was 19, which is crazy because I'm 26 now!!! Let me fill you in on my thoughts and if you watched it tonight, I want you to leave yours as well. 

The finale was good at certain points but overall was very underwhelming. I feel like it really didn't answer any questions for me. Like, how did those moms really get out of the basement? If Spencer's twin (Alex) is A.D, why was she torturing everyone who wasn't even related to her? I could see her only torturing her family, but what did everyone else have to do with her problems? Who killed Maya? Was it Alex? If so, why? Where was Aria's brother? Why did she kidnap Ezra at the end? What was the point of making Alison carry Emily and Wren's babies? After years of crimes, everyone just got away with everything? Mona had Mary Drake locked up with Alex at the end? Why? Was Mary Drake really evil, good, or just twisted. I'm just overall confused. For an episode we have been waiting for, it could have been way better. I feel like they kind of wasted the first hour with unnecessary scenes and then tried to cram everything in the last hour, especially the last 30 minutes. Was I surprised Spencer had a twin? Yes and no. People were already calling it, that Spencer would have a twin but I didn't know if she would actually have one or not. So when the twin came on the scene, the shock factor was at a low but still sort of there. So on a scale from 1-10, I was probably on a 5 shock factor. Melissa being home in the beginning was weird and her character was always sketchy to me, but I knew her being A.D would be too obvious. I wish they would have gone into detail about how she was able to do all of those things. And maybe they did, but her "accent" was throwing me all off. If any of you can explain some of these things to me, then please do so in the comments. 

How funny was that scene at Aria's wedding when the phone was going off and it was the creator's. 

Oh, and how many of y'all rolled your eyes at the very last scene with the little girls. 

I have always been a HUGE fan of this show and it has been one of the greatest shows I have ever seen. However, I must say, I am happy that it's over. 

What questions do you have? Do you have some of these answers? Chat with me in the comments below! 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Late Night Thoughts With Miracle #2: TV, Music, Pet Peeve.

Hey y'all! 

I'm back with a 'late night thoughts' post. I got a lot of positive feedback on the last one so I figured I would keep it going. It's Monday, 11:05 pm, not exactly late (for me) but late enough. It's raining right now and I am loving it!! It's giving me total relaxation vibes. It could rain everyday and I wouldn't be upset. 


I just finished watching the Bachelorette. I am digging this show. Do any of y'all watch it? I could never get into it before but I really like Rachel and her (hot mess) selection of guys. If you watch it, comment below who you think will win or at least make it to the end. I think Peter, Brian, and Dean are making it to the end. My niece keeps telling me I should be on that show. I don't know who she think I am. I do not have the time for all of that foolery. Would you ever be on the Bachelor or the Bachelorette? 


Can we just take a second to acknowledge the queen Lorde has blessed us with a new album. Finally! I've been waiting FOREVER for this thing. I haven't had a chance to properly listen to it the way I would have liked but I have listened to it briefly. So far, my favs from the album are Greenlight, Sober, Homemade Dynamite, The Louvre, Hard Feelings, and Perfect Places. That's basically the album lol. I already know once I fully sit down and listen to the whole thing I'm going to have it on repeat. I always say her first album is a classic because I have listened to the album on repeat since it came out and I'm still not tired of it. It's so good, you don't have to skip any songs on it either. I'm pretty sure this new album will be the same way. I think a lot of people overlook her because they think she's weird but she's really talented. I don't know what made me listen to her first album in 2013 but I'm glad I did. I'm a fan! Her song Hard Feelings is perfection on this new album. From her voice to the sounds  especially towards the end. yass! I can't wait to listen to the whole thing without being interrupted. Question: do you think Lorde is pop or alternative? I keep thinking she is alternative. She's even listed as alternative on iTunes but most people say she's pop so I don't know. 

I was watching QVC and this dude was trying to sell his makeup. Why sell foundation if you only have like 5 shades? I just don't understand that. It's like that other places as well. A company will sell foundation shades in fair, light, medium, tan, and deep. Like what? That's crazy to me. Does that bug anyone else but me? 


What I like about these posts is that it allows for me to say what's on my mind, whether it's serious or lighthearted. Let me know what's on your mind tonight? Don't be shy, leave me a comment. 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Fathers Day

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO ALL OF THE DADS OUT THERE!!!!!

An extra post will be uploaded on Monday! 


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Bringing Back A Childhood Toy

If you could bring back one toy from your childhood, what would it be? 




I would bring back the Bratz dolls. I'm pretty sure they stopped making those a couple of years ago. I haven't been seeing them in stores but back in the day, they were POPPIN!! And can I just say, they used to slay my life with their commercials. I loved those dolls! I loved the hair styles, the fashion, the makeup... I literally wanted to be a bratz doll!! Now that I'm older some people actually tell me that I look like a bratz doll. I hope that's not their subtle way of telling me I have a big head. 
The only thing I didn't like about Bratz dolls were that they had no feet. As a child, I always thought that was the weirdest thing. 

Leave me a comment letting me know what childhood toy(s) you would bring back. 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

HELLO NEW FOLLOWERS!!!!!!!!!!!!

POSTS WILL RESUME BACK TO REGULAR SCHEDULING STARTING THURSDAY, JUNE 15th. 

I've gained a lot of new followers recently, I would just like to say hello!!! This blog will be super lit and super fun starting Thursday. I have a lot of things to share with you all, so be on the lookout!!!! 

Friday, June 9, 2017

I'M IN A COMMERCIAL!!!!!

I'm in a commercial!! That's me in the yellow shirt. Shop Shaysshoehaven.com for clothes, shoes, and accessories. 
(Watch in HD)



Thursday, May 18, 2017

GIVEAWAY WINNERS!!!!!

...And the winners of my first giveaway are.... 

Michelle C. (Dunkin Donuts)


Malita J.  (itunes) 


Will J.  (Starbucks)


Congratulations! 

I will be mailing off your gift cards soon!!! 

Rompers For Men

So male rompers are taking over y'all!! They are currently trending and everyone is talking about them. I can't scroll down Facebook without seeing at least 5 posts about male rompers. So what are your thoughts on them? Should guys wear them or leave them to us ladies? 



Leave your thoughts in the comment section. Let's chat!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Stuffed Zucchini Boats

One of my favorite vegetables is Zucchini. It's so versatile and you can manipulate it to become whatever dish you want it to become. From noodles and pizza bites to "fries", it really is amazing what you can do with zucchini; not to mention it's freakin' delicious!! 

I love making zucchini boats. They are so good and the family loves them too. Click on the video and if you like what you see then click 'READ MORE' for the recipe. (Watch in HD)





Tuesday, May 9, 2017

My 1st GIVEAWAY!!!!!!! (CLOSED)

Hey Everyone! I am excited to announce my very first giveaway. This is just a thank you to all of my loyal readers, commenters, and new followers. 
I will be giving away a $15 iTunes gift card, a $15 Dunkin' Donuts gift card, and a $15 Starbucks gift card. I picked these three things because I love music and I love coffee. There's no better way to start off the summer than with some new music or frappuccinos and iced coffee. 






There's only 2 steps to complete in order to be eligible to win! 

Giveaway Rules!!!!
Must be 18 years and older 
OR
17 & Under must have permission from a parent or guardian

(Step 1) Must be following my blog via email subscription. 
(Emails are kept private*)

(Step 2) Must leave a comment stating where you are from AND which gift card you would like to receive.

Only one comment per person. 

U.S.A Only!!

The giveaway ends May 18th at 10 am (EST) and the winner will be announced that same day at 5pm (EST)

Good Luck


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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Unusual Asks

Hey everyone!!

I had seen this tag online called unusual asks and it looked pretty interesting so I decided to do it, especially since my 'would you rather' post was pretty popular (views wise).

1. What did you want to be when you were a kid?
-At one point I wanted to be a teacher but that quickly changed.

2. Which "Friends" character do you relate to the most?
-I've only seen Friends a couple of times so I wouldn't know. I don't even know the characters' names honestly.

3. Do you like your name? Why?
-Yes, because it's pretty unique.

4. Are you a messy or clean person?
-The older I get the cleaner I become. I hate a dirty room.

5. How tall are you?
-5'3

6. How tall were you when you were ten?
-I don't know.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

My ANTI-Bucket List | 10 Things I Would NEVER Do

A bucket list is a list that consists of things a person wants to do at some point in their life. Well an anti-bucket list (I made up this name) is something that I NEVER want to do, ever. With that being said, here are 10 things that I would never do. I know there's the phrase "never say never" but I'm pretty sure, I would never do these things. 

1. Sky Dive. 
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2. Watch Star Wars. I can never bring myself to actually watch it. Everything about it seems boring. NEXT!

3. Tattoos. I like tattoos for other people but not for myself. I know that if I were to get a tattoo, I would instantly regret it. 

4. A tongue piercing. I just don't see the point. 

5. Drink a raw egg. Talk about nasty. 

6. Get breast or butt implants. I'm happy the way I am!

7. Eat my placenta. Some women eat their own placenta after they have given birth to lower chances of postpartum depression and to increase their energy levels and milk quantities. HOWEVERRRRR.... will I be eating my own? Yeah I think NOT. 

8. Go camping. I am not an outdoorsy person. I'll camp inside the house though! 

9. Bungee Jump. 

10. Eat frog legs. Oh HECK no! 

What are some things you would never do? Leave them in the comments below!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

...But Mom! Looking Dirty Is Cool Now!

Nordstrom has these barracuda straight leg jeans on their website and they're covered in fake mud. Yep! Fake mud. Like what? 

Here's the description for these jeans:
"Heavily distressed medium-blue denim jeans in a comfortable straight-leg fit embody rugged, Americana workwear that's seen some hard-working action with a crackled, caked-on muddy coating that shows you're not afraid to get down and dirty."


The jeans run for 425 dollars and the matching jacket runs for 425 dollars as well.

Is this trendy? Would you wear this? 
Leave me a comment below!



These photos obviously belong to Nordstrom 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Would You Rather

Dun Dun DUNNNNNN! This could be dangerous! 

So I asked everyone (on different social media platforms) to send me would you rather questions. I've somehow managed to get 10 so here are my answers!!! 

1. Would you rather lay in a bed full of frogs or swim with snakes?
Answer: I am deathly afraid of frogs so I would have to choose swimming with snakes... even though I'm afraid of them too. smh. 

2. Would you rather eat chocolate that taste like brains or brains that tastes like chocolate? 
Answer: Easy! I would definitely eat brains that taste like chocolate. 

3. Would you rather lick someones feet that work at a water treatment plant and don't wear shoes or drink a bottle of baby pee and poop?
Answer: *gags* I would lick the feet. 

4. Would you rather poop from your mouth or pee through your eyes? 
Answer: There is no way I'm pooping from my mouth, so I choose peeing through my eyes. 

5. Would you rather eat your hair or your toenails? 
Answer: I would eat my toenails. 

6. Would you rather drink for the rest of your life or eat for the rest of your life?
Answer: I would rather drink for the rest of my life. If I eat all my life I'll end up thirsty. If I had to drink I would make thicker smoothies that would give me the same satisfaction as eating. That's my logic lol

7. Would you rather melt or burn candles?
Answer: Burn candles. I love the aesthetic. 

8. Would you rather use Yankee or Bath and Body Works? 
Answer: Definitely Bath and Body Works. Yankee is too unscented for me. 

9. Would you rather only buy candles you kind of like with a coupon or only buy candles you love for full price?
Answer: As much as I love buying on a budget I would choose buying candles that I love at full price. I feel as though it's a waste of money to buy something I sorta like. 

10. In the middle of a super crowded Bath and Body Works, would you rather drop a candle or knock over a display of body care?
Answer: Yikes!! I'm someone who gets easily embarrassed so I don't like either lol. I would choose knocking over a display of body care. At least it would be easy clean up. 

Thank you Ariel, Will, Shay, Carcelius, Kayla, Side_Wick, and Threewickupdates for the questions!!! 

You can answer these questions too in the comment section below! 

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