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Ideas!

Hey Bloggy Babies! What are you up to today? I am cleaning and getting ready to go to my boyfriends house this evening! :) Now if you are like me you still have no idea what to wear or what kind of makeup you want to do or anything! ahhhhh! :-/ So here are a few ideas from some of my favorite Youtube-ers Wach, Like, Subscribe, Enjoy!
Makeup Ideas: Sparkly Makeup - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJLGZSmz_r4 Bold Lips - http://www.youtube.com/sweetbeautyx
Outfit Ideas: http://www.youtube.com/meghanrosette http://www.youtube.com/Rubenesquex3 http://www.youtube.com/Makeupbypaigexo Party Outfits - http://www.youtube.com/BeautyLiciousInsider
Makeup AND Outfit: http://www.youtube.com/MakeupByTiffanyD Flirty Outfits and Glittery Eyes - http://www.youtube.com/StilaBabe09 http://www.youtube.com/InLOVEwithGlamour
Nails: Black and White - http://www.youtube.com/sugarplumjerri White and Gold - http://www.youtube.com/MissMeghanMakeup
Makeup AND Nails: http://www.youtube.com/xxmakeupiscoolxx

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Summer Essentials: Makeup Bags

This is the first of a new series called the "Summer Essentials"! 
Enjoy! :)
So... when you are going somewhere on vacation you can't just carry all of your makeup around in your hands, I mean who does that! We've got to pack in style!
I found quite a few different makeup bag, case, and organizer options, and most are at relatively cheap prices!
Check them out and find the one that is perfect for you!! :)

1. This is a small sequined cloth bag with a zipper top. Cloth is less structured and is more apt to absorb spills, but you can also just toss it into the washing machine when it gets dirty.  This would be a bag I would stick into my purse for the day or for an overnight trip. It's dimensions are7" High x 10" Wide x 2" Deep It comes in Blue and White, Black and White, and Pink and Black. $5.80 at www.forever21.com/beauty_acc


2. This is a larger striped cosmetic bag with a handle, the top zips around to flip back. It is coated so if you spill something on it, …

Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake

Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake So I made this recipe for my dad's Birthday and everyone absolutely loved it! Thought you might want to try it, Good Luck! :) Ingredients Oreo Cookie Crust Ingredients: 1 cup finely-crumbled Oreo cookies2 Tbsp. melted butterPeanut Butter Cheesecake Ingredients: 16 oz. (2 bricks) cream cheese, softened1/2 cup smooth peanut butter3/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed2 eggs, room temperature1/4 cup heavy cream1/2 tsp. vanilla extractChocolate Ganache Ingredients: 1 cup dark chocolate chips3 Tbsp. heavy cream1 Tbsp. powdered sugar (or more)Topping: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, crumbledMethod
To Make The Oreo Cookie Crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together the finely-crumbled Oreo cookies and melted butter until blended. Press the mixture into your mini cheesecake pan (or other baking pan) in your desired thickness, press until flat, then bake for 5 minutes and remove. (**I placed 1/2 tablespoon of the crust into…

Mini Cinnamon Buns

I made these the other night for my family, they were a huge hit! :)

Mini (no yeast) Cinnamon Buns
1-8oz tube crescent roll dough2 Tbsp butter, meltedcinnamonbrown sugarPreheat oven to 350F degrees (or whatever your tube of crescent roll instructs). Spray 16 tins of a mini muffin pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.Flour your counter surface to prevent sticking, roll out half of the dough (4 triangles) and close the seams together by pinching. Flip over and pinch those seams together as well.Smooth out the seams with a rolling pin OR cover the dough with parchment paper and roll over with a glass cup. You want the dough to be totally smooth and 1/4″ thick.Brush with 1 tbsp melted butter and sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Use as much or as little as you prefer. Roll into a log and cut into 8 equal buns.Repeat steps 2-4 with the other half of the crescent roll dough.  Place 16 buns into the prepared muffin tins. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the buns are lightly browned.  Allow …

Holiday and Winter Travel Tips

So you are heading off to your families house for Christmas, but there is one problem... they live in Timbuktu. Here are a few packing tips and space savers to make that long journey to Timbuktu, a little easier :)
Christmas Gifts: Depending on what the gift is, you may save quit a bit of money by shipping your presents by UPS versus taking them along for the plane ride. You could also order gifts online and have them shipped directly to your destination. Just remember to let your family or friends know that a package is coming and NO peeking is allowed.Wrapped Packages: Since airport security officials need to inspect all items, your hard work of wrapping each gift in the prettiest bows and paper might be destroyed if you attempt to take them with you. An alternative is to opt to wrap the gifts after you arrive at your destination, or wrap them beforehand and ship them instead.Bulky Clothes: If you're traveling to colder climates, you're going to need to pack warmer and heavie…

A Cute Lunch :)

Ok, I just felt the need to brag a little bit. Do you see this? This right here?I made this lunch for my little brother to take to school on Halloween! Isn't it cute! He looooved it... and so did his friends :) Now I know, I know, I'm a little (lot) late getting it up, but I just found it and it was to cute not to post :)

I made him: A peanut butter sandwich (folded in half like he likes them) An apple slice apple monster (Teeth: cut up pieces of straw) (Eyes:  mini marshmallows on toothpicks with peanut butter dots) A Jack-O-Lantern Cookie (Rainbow sugar cookie, face made with Nutella) Chocolate covered pretzels and a Chocolate spider and... Carrots . .. ... Pretty Awesome right? I thought so :)

Christmas Presents...

I just felt the need to show you what I bought for everyone in my life for Christmas... It is as follows:

Mom:

From www.etsy.com
From www.amazon.com
(She is a nurse, I thought it would be fun to scare people with while she is working ;)




Dad:

From www.ebay.com

From www.etsy.com
(I got it in Light Carolina Blue and White. Hardcore Carolina Tar Heels Fans right here! :)


Mom & Dad (together):
I bought them a black picture frame from T.J.Maxx, I am putting a poem I wrote for them in it. It is called a "Did You Ever Imagine" Poem and it talks about me growing up. Their Christmas card is a letter of gratitude I wrote to them. We had a project for school about our family and those two things started out assignments, but they made me think, so I decided to give them to them as gifts :)

Little Brother (8 years old):

From www.amazon.com
(For those of you who don't know what skylanders are... I don't really know either, it's some kind of video game that he likes...)


Papaw & Papa (…

10 Little Secrets TAG

1. What Product that makes you feel like a million bucks? My Foundation Routine
2. What is your Skincare Secret?
Wash your face every night!!

3. What is your Haircare Secret?
Part your hair before you go to bed so you will have less trouble fixing it in the morning

4. What is your Biggest Diet Rule?
Don't Diet... Just eat healthy and exercise :)

5. Do you have any Workout Tips?
Try to get on a schedule, and do something that you enjoy doing

6. Which Perfume is your secret weapon? Butterfly flower from Bath and Body Works! So sad it's discontinued... :'( 

7. What is your Clothing Item that turns heads?
A strapless high-low dress with a tribal print

8. What is your Most Treasured piece of Jewelry? My Best Friend (now boyfriend ;) gave them to me for Christmas a few years ago :) I wear them almost everyday <3

9. Who is your Style Crush?
Everyone on Tumblr...

10. Something you don't know about me?
I am addicted to anything that looks pirate-y ;) haha

Apple Spice Cupcakes

Ok... This is my new favorite go to fall/winter recipe! They are a huge hit wherever you take them! :)

Apple Spice Cupcakes
makes 18 cupcakes 2 eggs1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted2/3 cup light brown sugar1/3 cup sugar1/3 cup milk (I used almond milk)1 Tbsp vanilla extract1 and 1/2 cups flour1/4 tsp baking powder1 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp salt1 tsp cinnamon1/2 tsp nutmeg2 small apples, chopped into fine pieces (about 1.5 cups)Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line muffin pan with baking cups. Set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, melted butter, sugars, milk, and vanilla until completely smooth.  Set aside.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Slowly add the wet ingredients and stir until JUST combined.  Do not overmix. Slowly mix in the apples. Fill each baking cup about 2/3 full and bake for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Mine took 22 minutes.  Allow to cool an…