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
Optional: 
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 Dresshopau.com

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!

Monday, February 5, 2018

Valentine's Day Tag


1. Sweethearts or chocolate covered strawberries?
-Chocolate covered strawberries

2. Favorite Valentine's Day memory? 
-My valentine in college gave me flowers and made chicken tenders. It was cute AT THE TIME. 

3. Favorite movie for Valentine's Day?
-The only movie I can think of is the Notebook but it's kind of played out (In my opinion) 

4. What celeb would you not mind having as your Valentine? 
-Lloyd or Sammie. (Sammie would have to cut that beard tho) 

5. What would you do on your perfect Valentine's date?
-Have a nice romantic picnic with good food. 

6. Red or pink lips on  Valentine's Day?
-Red

7. What is your ideal Valentine's Day date outfit?
-Either a red silk dress or a red velvet dress

8. Homemade or store-bought gifts?
-Both!

9. Would you wear your hair up or down for a date night? 
-Down and curly. 

Share your answers in the comments below! 




Saturday, February 3, 2018

Cutesy & Sweet Valentine Look Idea


Valentine's day will be here before we know it; and ladies, we all know the struggle is real when you don't know what look you're going for. Over the next few days I will be showing you three look ideas: Cutesy, Edgy, and Super Hot. Today, I will be giving you some ideas on how to create a "cutesy" valentine look. This look is perfect for Galentine's day (a day with girlfriends) or a date with friends. The "cutesy" look is muted and soft, and it incorporates a lot of pinks and whites. 
  • To create this look I picked this dress from Shays Shoe Haven.  Shays Shoe Haven is the perfect place to find well made pieces at affordable prices. Shays Shoe Haven is currently having a 50% off sale on all clothing items! This is the perfect opportunity for you ladies to snatch up your Valentine's day outfit. Request to be a friend on FB so you can receive information on flash sales and other secret deals. Shays Shoe Haven ships as well! Just send a message if you're interested in an item! https://www.facebook.com/shays.shoehaven

  • I also paired this look with faux pearl earrings. I purchased mine from Claire's but you can find them anywhere. I know a lot of people don't like the look of pearls but they are so darn cute to me. 
  • I also kept my hair straight and simple with minimum makeup. Mascara, blush, and lip gloss is all you need ladies (for this look anyway).
  • For an extra fun touch, I added a pink puff handband that I purchased from Forever 21 for less than $5. 


And there you have it. Simple but cute and perfect for Valentine's day. 



Monday, January 29, 2018

NEW YOUTUBER ALERT!!

Hey Everyone!!! 

Today I'm going to introduce to you all a new youtuber; her name is Alexis. Everyone go subscribe to her channel ASAP and leave her some love in the comment section of her videos. 

She makes school related videos where she shares her advice and tips on how to succeed particularly in nursing school. Her videos are relatable and helpful especially for those in high school, college, or interested nursing.  

If you are curious to know what goes on in nursing school or how you can do better as a student, she is the one to talk to! 






Support her channel and subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/user/lovelylexis12







If you have a youtube, leave your name or link in the comment section below. I will check it out! 





Question: What are your favorite types of videos to watch on Youtube? 


Valentine Posts Start On Saturday! 




Saturday, January 13, 2018

The Benefits of Puzzles

Puzzles are beneficial to everyone, no matter what age they are. For children, puzzles are a learning tool that increases their hand-eye coordination and cognitive skills.  For adults, puzzles keep the brain active thus decreasing the chances of Alzheimers and Dementia. Puzzles are also helpful when it comes to increasing a person's IQ as well as their overall mood. 



(Any kind of puzzle is good for you whether jigsaw, crossword, or word-search)

For your own health, try incorporating puzzles into your daily routine. Did I mention, puzzles are also great for decreasing anxiety and stress? 


I just completed the puzzle below in 2 minutes and 56 seconds. Solve it and leave your time in the comments below.  I want to see who can beat me! Also let me know if you enjoy solving puzzles. 

This is what the completed puzzle looks like. 


Thursday, January 11, 2018

How To AVOID Getting the Flu

Right now the flu is spreading faster than a hot knife through butter. And I don't know about you guys but I am NOT trying to get sick. 


Below are a few tips that can help you and your family avoid getting the flu this year. 




  • WASH YOUR HANDS WITH SOAP AND WARM WATER! (As often as possible, for at least 15 seconds)

  • Avoid touching your face or biting your nails (if you do that)

  • Carry hand sanitizer with you when out in public.  

  • Strengthen your immune system. You can do this by: 
                         -Getting enough hours of sleep (7-9 hours)
                         -Working out
                         -Eating healthy 
                   
                        

  • Avoid close contact with sick people. 

  • Sanitize your belongings such as cell phone, laptop, etc. (Your cell phone is dirtier/has more bacteria than the bottom of your shoes and a toilet seat!)

  • Get the infamous flu shot. It may not completely prevent someone from getting the flu but there is an increased chance that you won't get it. (over 30%)


Monday, January 8, 2018

My Most EMBARRASSING Moment EVER!


Today, I am going to share my most embarrassing moment. I tend to get embarrassed pretty easily, so this is just one of many embarrassing moments for me. 

I get embarrassed over the smallest things... and don't even get me started on second-hand embarrassment! If something embarrassing (or awkward) happens to someone else, I am embarrassed for them (whether they are embarrassed or not)!!! For me, second-hand embarrassment is TOO REAL!

So let me tell you about my most embarrassing moment. It all started when I was a newbie on campus. It was only my first week at Virginia State University. Literally, I think this situation happened either my first or second day there. I was looking SO FAB, because... come on! The first week at any school is your time to shine. You gotta pull out your best shoes, that new outfit you picked out, and have your hair laid and slayed....

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Finish The Story

For today's post, I thought it would be funny for all of us to participate in a 'finish the story' prompt. 

Instructions: Read what I post 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.)  

*YOU MAY ADD TO THE STORY MORE THAN ONCE!*

(*KEEP REFRESHING!!! THE STORY IS FOREVER CHANGING!!!*)


"I love you," she whispered into her pink cell phone. Nothing but music and the rustle of paper returned what she thought was an open and honest expression. "Did you hear me?" she paused. "I said I love you."





(credit: https://hobbylark.com/writing/100-short-story-novel-prompts)

Thursday, January 4, 2018

January 2017 Workout Playlist

It's the start of a brand new year and I know everyone is on their health kick again, which means... more workouts!! There is nothing worse than working out to either "elevator" music or no music all. I remember in school, P.E teachers would make us workout with no music and it would be TORTURE. I didn't want to do anything! Having music during a workout is uplifting and motivating, especially when the beat is nice. 

When I workout, I listen to a little bit of everything; rap, hiphop, pop, EDM and trap (fast or slow). Today I'm sharing just a few songs that I listen to when I'm working out. These songs are PERFECT for exercises such as running or cycling.

(I like a lot of older songs if you couldn't tell.) 

What's your favorite workout song?  


Monday, January 1, 2018

What's Next For ITSMIRACLEWHIP.COM

Happy New Year!!!!! 
I am more determined now than ever to make this the best blog on earth.

We know how I am with blog schedules... smh... but I'm going to try it one more time. I will be posting new content EVERY MONDAY. THURSDAY. AND SATURDAY. 

I will also be posting content that has been requested or suggested. I've had a lot of people tell me last year that they loved my recipes, so look out for more of those! Also, I've been getting a lot of requests for fashion posts as well as hauls.   I'm going to try my best to put out some great fashion content. If there is anything else you guys want to see, drop me a comment below. 

What did y'all do for new years? Did you turn up or stay in the house like I did? 

And who's excited for new content?! I know I am! Share the blog with your friends and family and come back on Thursday for a new post.