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Governor's School!

Well, you would never believe what I have been up to all Summer! I just got back from Governor's school! Which was an adventure in itself...  if you don't know what Governor's School is, it is a special academic program for 5 and 1/2 weeks, for "the best and the brightest" in the state of NC, and I was very honored that I received the invitation to attend! I went for English, so I had one class that discussed Fact vs. Fiction, and another that focused on Creative Writing. I also had an Area II class that focused on Philosophy and Politics, and an Area III class that focused on your beliefs and feelings. Basically, it was a very modern and informal type of school, 6 days a week, and whenever I wasn't in class they kept us extremely busy with performances and seminars! 
So as usual, I apologize... I should have posted at some point, but I did not, and there isn't much we can do about it now, so I am very sorry!
How about a little peek into what happened whil…

Venus Embrace #ItsNotMe Influenster VoxBox

Guys, I finally got another one!  If you weren't around for the first one I got  (here is the link to the first post) then I will explain what this is again. It is a site you sign up for where you take surveys and write reviews on products to earn points, and once you have enough points they will sometimes send you one of these Boxes! So just a little disclaimer, all of these products were sent to me for testing purposes by Influenster, but the opinions are all my own!

So here is the box I received this time, It contained the Venus Embrace Sensitive Razor, an extra blade, a holder that suctions to the wall, and this little card explaining it!
This is the little suction cup holder that came with the razor. It sticks to the shower wall, and is made to fit any Venus Embrace Razor Handle.
This is the packaging of the extra razor blades. The smart person I am it took me forever to get it out! You just click the handle into it and it pops right out, but did I do it the easy way? Of course no…

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes!

Chocolate Cupcakes Ingredients: 2 cups of All-Purpose Flour 2/3 cup Unsweetened Cocoa 1 1/4 teaspoons Baking Soda 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder 3/4 cup Shortening 1 1/2 cups Sugar 2 eggs 1/2 cup Sour Cream 1 teaspoon Vanilla 1 cup Water
Directions: Preheat oven to 350°, and line 24 muffin cups with cupcake liners.Mix together flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt, and baking powder.In a separate bowl, beat shortening with an electric mixer for 30 seconds.Beat in the sugar slowly in increments, beat for 2 minutes longer.Beat in eggs, sour cream and vanilla until well blended.Alternate adding in the flour mixture from step 2, and water until just blended. Don't overmix!Divide evenly among muffin cups and bake for 20-25 minutes.Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes in the pan. Remove from the pan and cool completely on racks
Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting Ingredients: 1 cup Marshmallow Cream 2/3 cup Butter, softened 1 tablespoon Vanilla 6 cups Powdered Sugar
Directions: Beat butter with an elec…

After Christmas Haul!

So... I slacked off and didn't do a "What I Got for Christmas" Haul, but I thought this might make up for it! We went shopping this past Saturday, and I got some freaking awesome deals!! If I know the prices, I will put them :) 
Let's get into it! :)

Bath and Body Works Owl Candle Holder from the Fall Collection - Originally $14.50, I got it for $2.31Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Lotion from the Fall Collection - Originally $5.50, I got it for $0.88 -- Did you catch that? $0.88!!!True Blue Spa Mango Body Butter - Originally $15.00, I got it for $4.77 -- I swear, I could eat this it smells so good!Sent Portable Crab - Originally $4.50, I got it for $1.27Victoria Secret There was a 5 for $20 promo going on during the semi-annual sale at Victoria Secret, so these were $4.00 each! I got three things and my mom got two Beach Dreams Fragrance Mist from the Victoria Secret in Paradise Collection - Originally $14.00 -- It is described to smell like juniper berry and watery freesia, I do…

What I Did This Month... December (Christmas Edition!)

The month of December was so beyond hectic... I don't even know what to say. There were weeks that I didn't stop from 6:30 in the morning until late at night. That is not fun. But know what is fun? Christmas! Christmas is lots of fun!! So let's talk about all the things I did leading up to Christmas :)
 On the very first day of December my family brought in our tree that we had gotten the day before! We brought it in all tied up, and if you have ever seen Christmas Vacation you can really appreciate this ;) This was also my dad showing off his extremely sharp knife, which he proceeded to gash open his finger with!  Boys...
We also decorated the tree that day.
These are just a few of my favorite ornaments...
This was handmade >>>

 <<< As well as this one

And this was my baby ornament :) It lights up and sings! I can't remember exactly when this happened, but it was a very exciting day!! My very first $100 bill from one of my first paychecks!
On the 10th my boyfr…