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Homemade Beauty: Thanksgiving Edition!

Moisturizing Pumpkin Hair Mask

What you need: 2 cups pureed pumpkin 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon yogurt

Blend the yogurt with the pumpkin puree. Add the coconut oil and honey. Make sure the mixture is smooth! Apply the mixture to damp hair and cover with a plastic shower cap. Let sit for 15 minutes. Wash out with your regular shampoo and conditioner and style as

Thanksgiving TAG

1. What is your favorite Thanksgiving side dish?
Probably cornbread, my Memaw's cornbread is the best thing ever :)

2. What is your favorite Thanksgiving dessert?
I love Pumpkin things, just not pumpkin pie... oh! And apple pie!

3. Do you like just the turkey, just the sides, or both?
Both, you definitely need both!

4. What does your ideal Thanksgiving outfit look like?
Maybe this?

5. What is your best Thanksgiving memory?
My papa always asking "What is everyone thankful for?" every year :)

6. How many words can you make out of "GOBBLE"?
I'm not good at this...

7. Least favorite Thanksgiving dish?
Green Beans ... :P

8. Do you have any quirky Thanksgiving family traditions?
Sometimes we sing :) My Papa leads singing at our church, so we sing at everything :)

9. Where do you and your family usually celebrate Thanksgiving?
It used to be at my grandparents house, now it is at mine

10. What are you most thankful for?
My amazing family :)

Thanksgiving Outfits!

Usually on Thanks giving I end up wearing a t-shirt and jeans because I have been cooking all day, and because it is just my family! I mean who am I trying to impress! ;) But this year I want it to be different! I want the world to change for the better and to... wait, no no that is a different speech ;) I want to look cute this year, is that to much to ask??
I found all of these pictures on Pinterest. If you would like to see more like them (or just really want to be nice!) you can click here to go follow me!
Dressy So if you have to go out somewhere with your family, or are required to dress up (more that normal at least) then I thought this would be a good outfit for you!
A basic white scoop or v-neck T-shirt, a dark blue pleated skirt with a brown belt around your waist, and matching brown cutout flats. The huge tote bag and sunglasses are most definitely optional! You are dressed up more than you normally would be, but still keeping it kind of casual with flats instead of heels.


Triple Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Ingredients:Caramel Cupcakes 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour3/4 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1 cup brown sugar1/2 cup granulated sugar1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature2 large eggs, room temperature1 teaspoon vanilla extract1/2 cup  whole milk (or heavy cream or half-and-half,  just don't use skim or 1% milk)Caramel Frosting 1/2 cup (1 stick ) butter1 cup dark brown sugar1/3 cup heavy cream1/2 teaspoon salt2-3 cups powdered sugar, siftedA pinch of salt, as neededDirections:Caramel Cupcakes Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line a muffin pan with paper liners and set aside.In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. In a separate medium bowl, beat the butter and sugars together at medium-high speed until light and fluffy,  about 2-3 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla. Beat until combined. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients until no flour remains, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Slowly stir in the milk. Do not overmix the batter!Fill each…

Bridal Emergency Kit

I know I don't normally do posts like this, but I was in a wedding this weekend and it has gotten me in a wedding planning kind of mood ;) When I get married someday I would love to have somebody do this for me, and if I am ever a maid of honor I would definitely want to do this for someone! I will put in a printable version at the end!
Some of this stuff might seem kind of pointless, but it is better to have it that not to! Also, if it is possible to get mini, travel, or sample sizes of any of this then go for it! I leaves more room for everything else!
Spills and Mishaps Extra earring backsMini Sewing Kit, what if someone steps on your dress?? Whip out the sewing kit!Safety PinsScotch TapeSpot remover (Tide pen)Tissues, teary eyes and runny noses ;)Tampons/Pads, nooooo surprises...Super glueFabric TapeChalk, in case you happen to spill something on the dress... cover it up with chalk!Lint RollerQ-TipsScissorsWet-OnesLighter, candles are beautiful at weddings but having to run down a…

Homemade Beauty... Rose Water Toner

Ingredients: Roses petals 1/2 cup of Water Witch Hazel a Drop Vitamin E A Pinch of sea salt A drop of glycerin Rose essential oil (optional)
Directions: In a microwave or over the stove in a small sauce pan, combine the witch hazel, water, and your rose petals. Bring to a simmer and then turn the heat off. Cover and let steep for at least 4 to 5 hours. Once cooled add the Vitamin E, Sea Salt, Glycerin, and Rose Essential Oil.Mix and pour into a pretty bottle!

What I Did This Month... October

October was more of a fun month than anything :) Halloween, days off from school, dates with my boy, and football games... It was such a fall kind of month!
First of all, I wanted to show you all this! I took this picture sometime this month... I just don't remember when ;) I was at my internship site one day and the kids were like "Look! It's a double rainbow!" And within like 15 minutes three rainbows showed up and then disappeared :) The first thing of any consequence that happened this month was our church picnic! We hung out, and had fun, and ate of course! (Like my Apple Pie cupcakes!)
But that wasn't even the most amazing part ;) This was the day My (now) boyfriend asked me out! He came and met my parents and grandparents and everyone, and as we were leaving my grandfather stopped us. He looks at Maze (my boyfriend) and goes "You have a good girlfriend." and Maze said "I know I do sir." So when we walk outside I was like "So am I final…

Homemade Beauty... Natural Deodorant

We are going to switch it up a little bit this week guys! I know I have kind of gotten into the routine of posting these Homemade Beauty posts on Wednesdays and my more 
talk-y and recipe posts on Mondays. Well I have spent all weekend working on my "What I did this month" post and I can not get it to work!! So I am going to keep working over the next few days and if all goes well I will have it up on Wednesday :)
Thanks for understanding! Love you guys! :)

Ingredients: 1/4 cup coconut oil
2 Tablespoons corn starch 1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon baking soda 20 – 25 drops lavender essential oil
Melt your coconut oil (if necessary) and mix with the corn starch and baking soda.Add the essential oil and Mix.Transfer to a glass container and begin to use up! It should last 2 -3 months depending on your usage.

I Challenge You...

It is the beginning of a new month, and the beginning of the Holiday Season! From this point on out you are going to be eating constant junk food for the next two months (as if you didn't do that already all through Halloween). And besides all of the junk food, you are going to be running around constantly with no time to stop and do your daily workout! You do work out every day right? Oh of course! Everyone does! ;) Well I wanted to give you something of a simpler option that will build on it's self everyday! But let me just tell you before hand, I didn't create these workouts. I got them from It is an awesome site with a ton of great workouts! Go check them out!!
Let's start with some basic challenges...
The Push-up Challenge!
The Sit-up Challenge!
The Wall Sit Challenge!
Wanna Kick it up a notch??
 The Arms Challenge!
The Ab Challenge!

The Butt Challenge!
Want a real challenge???
The Beach Body Challenge!
The Little Black Dress Challenge!

 And if you j…