Monday, November 19, 2018

But Is It Good? Series Part 1: Delish's Cranberry Brie Bites

Everyone has seen those Delish recipes floating all over the internet but has anyone ACTUALLY tried them? For a while I have always been curious as to whether their food actually taste as good as they look. So once in a while on the blog I will share a Delish recipe that has caught my eye, test it out, and rate it. I'm gonna give yall the REAL TEA! The first recipe that caught my eye were these cranberry brie bites. 
Check out the video below and then keep reading... 

So after viewing their video, I had my mind set on making these and I surely did! Here are some photos of mine. 

Mind you, I have NEVER tried brie cheese up to this point; but, I was so excited because apparently, brie cheese is all the rage!! 

Let me TELL YOU! Brie cheese is absolutely disgusting. When I tell you I almost gagged...! Omg! I seriously do not see why this cheese is so popular. It's so nasty... but then again, blue cheese is pretty popular and that cheese is nasty to me too. I thought it was just me so I let the family taste the bites as well... and nope! No one liked the cheese. If you have never tried brie it tastes like old, stale nuts and mushrooms. It's so bizarre. Literally, I have NEVER tasted a cheese that tasted like mushrooms. And the crazy thing is, is that I actually like mushrooms!! Brie is also very strong in flavor. It is not mild at all. It is pretty intense. I guess it's an acquired taste. 

I knew this dish had potential so I made another batch (which I did not get pictures of) using the only other cheese we had around the house... cream cheese. And guess what? It was AMAZING! The combination of the cream cheese with the cranberry sauce was magnificent! The saltiness of the pecans mixed with the subtle hint of rosemary made the dish even better. 

My final results.

Would I recommend? YES 
This dish gets 5 stars from me... as long as the brie is swapped out for another cheese. If you like brie then you will absolutely love this dish the way it is. I plan on trying this again with gouda cheese. I love gouda and believe it would be a hit! 

By the way, what I love most about this dish is that it bakes quickly. Within minutes these bites are finished, which makes them the perfect Thanksgiving or Christmas appetizer. 

With that... I have a couple of questions for you all. 

Have you ever tried brie cheese and what are your thoughts on it?

What dish would you like for me to try out next? You can link it in the comments or my Facebook page:

Thank you for visiting the blog. If you made it to the end of this post then drop me some comments. Don't be afraid. I love hearing from you all. 

Christmas posts will be up soon... 

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Easy Apple Pie Cocktail (Only 2 Ingredients!)

With Thanksgiving just days away, I'm sure there's a few of you who may need a quick and easy cocktail for all of your guests to enjoy. Try this apple pie cocktail that only requires TWO ingredients! Personally, I prefer this cocktail with more apple juice than fireball but feel free to change up the measurements to your liking. It's really the combination of the two drinks that's fireee (tasty). 

6oz Apple Juice

2 oz of Fireball 
Optional Apple Slice 

What's your go-to holiday drink? 

Friday, October 19, 2018

Big & Sexy Effortless Curls: The Curling Iron I Use

So lately I have been able to achieve these BOMB, AMAZING, Victoria Secret-esque curls by using the Rowenta Curl Active 1.25" Black Curling Iron. My dad purchased this curling iron back when it was "deal of the day" at best buy, probably about a year ago, but it's still available for purchase.  The crazy thing about this curling iron is that it actually has a barrel that spins automatically when you press the button. I've tried it before and it really works; however, I like being in control when it comes to curling my hair so I don't utilize that option. I curl towards my face instead of away and it just looks so amazing and effortless every time!

What's your favorite hair tool or beauty product at the moment?

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Halloween Treats: Band-Aids and Q-Tips

There's nothing like eating good ol bloody bandaids and waxy Q-tips... as long as they're made out of graham crackers, marshmallows, and frosting. These treats are prefect to make ahead of time for a halloween party or just to make with your children. Jacob (my nephew) thought the bandaids were hilarious! After he laughed at them, he ate them... all. I literally didn't get to try one but if they are kid approved then they must be good! 

For the bloody bandaids you will need:
Graham crackers
Marshmallow Creme 
Red Icing

Break up the graham crackers and set aside. 

Using a butter knife, apply marshmallow creme onto each graham cracker piece in the shape of a square.  

Now to make your bandaids bloody simply place a dot of red frosting over the marshmallow creme. Then use a tooth pick to swirl the frosting around. 
 That's it! So fast and easy! And awesome for halloween! 

For a bonus treat, I dipped left over tooth picks in marshmallow creme, added a mini marshmallow at each end, and dipped the marshmallows in peanut butter for...waxy used Q-tips!!!! hahaha! It's so gross yet delicious all at the same time. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2018


 Wow! I can't believe it's already October and I REALLY can't believe I haven't done a POTW (Pictures of the Week) post in about 3 years. I've been so busy prepping for our family Christmas party... yes, CHRISTMAS party. If you aren't familiar with our Christmas parties, check the tab CummingsChristmasParty on the left side of the blog. Anyway, just because I'm prepping for Christmas doesn't mean I still can't enjoy the fall season. Over the past couple of weeks I have managed to put together my fall tray and come up with the most AMAZING pumpkin spiced latte (recipe) EVER. Like... not to toot my own horn or anything BUT my pumpkin latte is way better than Starbucks. Yup, you heard that right. And guess what? I drink my own pumpkin latte almost everyday. Everyone loves to ask for my recipes but the thing is, I usually don't measure anything. I just experiment until it tastes good. However, I will try to come up with measurements to post because it is too darn good to not share. It tastes like a legit pumpkin pie. Yum yum yum! 
In this POTW you will see a ton of candles... because it's not fall if you aren't burning multiple candles, my fall tray, and coooookies! 

Do you decorate for fall? 

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Fair Days Are The Best Days

One of my favorite fall activities is going to the fair. Not for the rides, I couldn't care less about the rides... and quite frankly I don't trust them! I like the fair for the food, the fresh air, the smells, the music... not to mention the cute baby pigs! Last Sunday we went to the fair and I meant to post these pictures that night but I fell asleep pretty early. I've been so tired ever since I landed my 2nd (& big girl) job! Yep, I'm a counselor! 
Anyway, I decided I would just post the few pictures I did take today. Enjoy!

There's probably only two rides I really trust for Jacob to get on and this year... he was NOT having it. He was spooked and shook! It was weird because the last time he was at the fair he couldn't get enough of the rides. He even rode a rollercoaster!
Look at the picture below. 
He only got on this one ride and was freaking out. He kept looking around waiting for someone to save him. 
This right here...  is the face of regret. lol

Below is Kayla and Jacob watching a guy rock climb. I love rock climbing, what about you?

Because I didn't get a lot of footage from the fair this year, I figured I would share clips from last year's fair as well. I captured some really cute moments of Jacob enjoying the rides as well as the goats and pigs. 

What is your favorite fair treat? I think fried oreos might be my new favorite. I'm going to try to recreate them at home. 

Drop some comments. I love interacting with you all. 

Tuesday, September 4, 2018


Today I made Puppy Chow and let me tell you...! It's dangerously delicious! It is not humanly possible to eat just a few. You will eat one and then two and then next thing you know the whole bowl is gone! Puppy chow is great all year long but I wanted to make it today to kick off the fall season. 

If you want to know how to make this tasty treat then keep on reading! 

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Fall Tag!

(Photo is mine) 

1. Favorite Fall scent.
Apple Cinnamon scents, Caramel scents, or Pumpkin Spice Scents

2. Best way to spend a rainy day.
Reading a book by the window with a hot cup of coffee

3. Favorite Fall Drink.
(Hot) Pumpkin Spice Latteeeeeeee!!!!!!! Or Dunkin' Donuts Maple Pecan Iced Coffee... it's a new favorite and it's soooo good. 

4. Football, yay or nay?

5. Favorite article of clothing this Fall.
My Hoodies. I live in hoodies. 

6. Haunted house, haunted hay ride, or haunted corn maze?
I've never done any of these activities... I guess a haunted hay ride. I'm pretty sure a haunted corn maze would give me nightmares! 

7. The scariest movie you’ve ever seen…
Final destination movies... they freak me out. 

8. Favorite candy to eat on Halloween?
Candy Corn M&Ms or Tootsie Rolls

9. What will you or your kids be this year?
I'm not sure what my costume will be this year. 

10. Favorite fall recipe.

11. What is your Favorite thing about Fall?
The weather is comfortable (for the most part), the leaves are gorgeous, the FOOD, the smells (everything smells better in the fall and winter), carnivals and fairs, the fashion, kids are in school... everything! 

12. Who else would you like to see complete the I Heart Fall Tag?
All of my blog readers... 
(share your answers in the comment section below!)  

A lot of Fall posts are headed your way! 

tag from Mama's Losin It 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th of July

Happy Fourth of July to those who celebrate it. How are you spending your day? I'm literally doing nothing but homework this afternoon. Whomp Whomp Whomp. 

Question of the day: What's your favorite thing about the 4th of July (the food, fireworks, cookouts, parties...?) 

By the way, here's Jacob drinking this milkshake I made. I was planning on sharing the recipe but it didn't turn out the way I had planned. However, I do have a Dunkin' Donuts iced coffee recipe that I am planning to share. It's so good. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

MiracleWhip Discussions #2

Is it possible for men and women to JUST BE FRIENDS? 

Is it possible for a married man to have a female best friend who isn't his wife? 

Discuss in the comments. 

Monday, June 25, 2018

MiracleWhip Discussions #1

Readers, what are your thoughts? Should he get a divorce? Don't be shy, leave your comments below. 

(Story was found online) 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Slime Fail

If you need a fun activity for children this summer, try making slime... the right way. Jacob and I tried to make slime sometime last year and it was a total fail. It came out super runny and not fluffy at all. Turns out, I used the wrong kind of shaving cream but he still loved it.

Check out Michaels website for a ton of cool slime recipes: 

Have you ever tried making slime? Also, what have you tried making that ended up being a total fail! Comment below! 

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Happy Father's Day!!!

Happy Father's day to all father's, uncles, cousins, mentors... who are making a difference in someone else's life. You are all appreciated. 

Comment below your favorite memory with your father (or father figure) 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Finish the Story #2

The first finish the story was a big hit so here's a second one... 

You're driving on a country road. It is late at night and you're far from home. You realize, as you check your mirrors, there is a man you do not know, hiding on the floor of your back seat... 

Instructions: Read what is posted and continue the story in the comment section below. If there are other comments, you must read those in order to continue the story. You have to continue the story from the previous commenter's prospective. (You may make it as long or short as you want.)  



(& don't be afraid to participate!!!!)


Monday, June 11, 2018

The END of! (UPDATE)

Hey y'all! I know a lot of you have probably been wondering where I've been or why I haven't been posting as much as I used to. I started off the year pretty well, stats were up and collaboration emails were pouring in... and then I disappeared. 

So around the end of February I became extremely busy. I was finishing up my Masters, interning at a local pregnancy center, and working. Whenever I would actually try to blog something, I never liked it enough to actually post it. After a while I just felt completely uninspired and neglected the blog all together. Recently, I thought about how my blog used to be... during its earlier years and how much fun it was. I posted random things that I enjoyed and it didn't feel like a chore. I took the time to reflect on why I started this blog in the first place, back in 2012. I started this blog because I wanted my own little section on the internet. I wanted a platform where I could be creative and post whatever I wanted. If you know me, then you would know that I have always loved taking pictures and making videos. I may not be a professional but they are my hobbies. This blog was created as an outlet for me to share not only my home life but my hobbies, inspirations, music tastes, fashion, and so much more. Looking back, I haven't been doing much of that. What I am saying is that I am reverting the blog back to its original form. All original content will be coming back including more! I'm bringing back POTW (pictures of the week) posts which were a fan favorite, as well as funny clips, music, favorite youtubers, and more. It's time to make the blog fun again. I am also well aware that Miracle's Hottie of the Week posts are missed... I may bring that back as well but I'm still debating on it. Anyway, is here to stay and I will be uploading more frequently. Yall know by now I can't keep a schedule so check back daily for new music, videos, and pictures. Don't worry, I will still have a ton of food and drink posts as well.

I know there are a few kids who like being posted on the blog so if anyone wants to be featured send me an email at Also fan pictures, personal requests, and business inquiries should send emails at

Thank you for sticking around with me and being loyal readers. Cheers to a lit and exciting blog.

Friday, June 8, 2018

My Go-To Makeup Products

Hey everyone! I'm kicking off my summer content by sharing my favorite go-to makeup products. I have only been wearing makeup for a little while so I'm pretty new to it. I must say I am getting pretty good at applying it and finding what works for me. 
*Share your favorite makeup items in the comments below* 

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I'm loving Rihanna's Mimosa Sunrise/Sangria Sunset Freestyle Highlighter. She has done an amazing job creating products that look amazing on ALL skin tones. Usually women of color are an after thought for a lot of makeup brands so it's nice to see a line dedicated to everyone. I also really love her Universal Lip Luminizer. It's a basic lip gloss that looks great on anyone. All of her products are good, I recommend checking them out.

My secret to fleeky eyebrows is Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz with Wet n Wild's Mega Clear on top. OMG. Ever since I've been doing this, my brows haven't been the same. They look amazing everytime!!!

The key to amazing lashes would be Tarte's Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara. This mascara will bring your lashes to life with just one coat and I LOVE it!

Kat Von D's 10th Anniversary Metal Crush Highlighter is amazing... HOWEVER...!!!!! It absolutely sucks as an actual highlighter (in my opinion). It is very messy and gets everywhere. One swipe on your cheek and it'll end up all over your face. It's so pretty that I didn't want to take it back so instead I decided to use it as body glitter, which is perfect for this time of year. It looks amazing on my shoulders and décolleté.

Makeup Forever makes some amazing blushes. In my Sephora, I haven't be able to locate the names of these blushes so I'm not sure what this one is called. It's a burnt orange looking color that looks amazing on my skin tone.

I am a BIG fan of Fresh Beauty. I'm currently using a few of their skincare products and I love them. This lip treatment by them is amazing. It's a simple lip balm with a light tint of pink. This product will keep your lips moisturized for hours.

Mary Kay CC Cream is fantastic. This formula is amazing for my skin type which is DRYYYYY and it matches my skin perfectly. I would recommend checking it out if you're not a foundation wearer or just looking for something with light coverage.

These are my favorite go-to makeup products. I don't wear makeup everyday but when I do, it is guaranteed that I'm wearing these products.

Don't forget to share your favorite makeup products in the comments below!

Sunday, May 20, 2018


Yesterday I graduated with my Masters in Pastoral Counseling/Marriage and Family Counseling. It was a very cold and rainy day but I couldn't miss it! 

This was Liberty's 45th commencement. The class of 2018 was Liberty's largest in history with over 20,000  graduates. Not only did we have the largest class but we had the largest crowd they've ever had with 40,000 people. 

Former President Jimmy Carter was the guest speaker.

I'm so excited to finally be apart of the mastersclub. Hooray!!! 

Friday, May 18, 2018


Hey blog readers!!!! So sorry I neglected my blog for so long. I have been extremely busy these last few months. I'm be posting a lot more SOON! 

I'm GRADUATING!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHH!!!!! YESSSSSSS!!!!! I am getting my Masters degree TODAY!!! (Saturday May 19)

My university will be LIVE STREAMING the entire ceremony. You can watch me graduate BY CLICKING THIS LINK 

Whoop Whoop!!!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

If Teresa's Daughter...

Try and Solve this one. I bet you can't lol muahaha! *Comment you answers below. You can comment as many times. 

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Did You Know: Animal Edition

I'm back with another 'Did you know' post. These are some of my most popular posts so of course I'm going to upload more for you guys! 

Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards. 

A duck can not walk without bobbing its head. 

Cows don't have upper teeth. 

Ants stretch their six legs when they wake up in the morning. 

Dogs sweat through the pads on their feet. 

Grasshoppers have white blood. 

Dragonflies have six legs but can't walk. 

What fun fact did you learn this week? Let me know in the comments below!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Milkshakes

Valentine's day is a time to indulge in chocolate and all things junk food. 
Today I am going to share a quick recipe for a delicious milkshake. 
For one serving you'll need: 

1 Cup of Milk
3 Cups of Strawberry Ice Cream (or more depending on how thick you like your milkshakes)
1 Tablespoon of Chocolate Syrup
Whipped Cream
Additional Chocolate Syrup
Pink Sprinkles

Blend milk, ice cream, and chocolate syrup. 
Pour in a glass
Add whipped cream, sprinkles, and additional chocolate syrup on top. 

It's so good! 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

*BONUS POST* Beautiful and Affordable Gowns From

With spring weddings and prom approaching, looking for a dress may become overwhelming and stressful. Thanks to Dresshopau, you can find the dress of your dreams from the comfort of your own home. Dresshopau is an international supplier that offers a variety of dresses from wedding dresses (Junior Bridesmaid DressesMother of the Bride DressesFlower Girl Dressesto prom and cocktail dresses. They also provide a variety of sizes ranging from a size 2 to plus sizes. 

I'm going to show you all a few of my favorite dresses from the sight: 

This pink sequined dress is perfect for prom or any extra special occasion. I love the classic style that it provides at the top as well as the attention grabber at the bottom. You will turn heads in this dress. 

This dress is super sexy and perfect for an extremely fancy date night out. This color would look perfect on anybody and you would for sure grab the attention of others. This dress would actually be great for Valentine's day, which is coming up soon!