Archives for October 2013
Now that Matt and I live together I’ve been on a decorating frenzy! It’s been interesting combining our style but it has been great! I’m extremely thankful that we generally like the same things. I love that every photo here is clean and modern but has a little bit of character to it.
This time of year I think every girl can vouch for me, anything pumpkin spice is our favorite. I found this recipe here and I knew I had to try it out! It was absolutely delicious and super creative!
1 1/2 cups of flour
2 tbsp. of sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 cup of milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1. In a large bowl, combine all your dry ingredients.
2. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and add your milk. If you find your batter too runny, you can add more flour, but do this a tbsp. at a time in case you add too much. If your batter is too thick, add a splash of milk until it’s a consistency you like.
3. Now add in the egg and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
4. In a medium skillet, on medium-high heat, add a tsp. or two of vegetable oil and spoon in your batter to as big or as little as you want your pancake to be.
5. Once bubbles start forming on the top, it’s time to flip the pancake.
6. Repeat until all your batter is used
7. Serve with whatever syrup or fruit you like and top with butter (optional).
1 // When I was 7 I got my front tooth knocked out
2 // I love giraffes & elephants
3 // I believe the body has the full potential to heal itself
4 // God is my best friend
5 // I believe you need to dream big
6 // I’m extremely close with my family, they’re perfect
7 // I care… but not that much. [This is sort of a new attitude for me lately, I care about things… but not that much! Now that sounds a little mean but It’s more so that I don’t care what people think about me anymore. I do what I love annnnd don’t care! 😀 ]
8 // Before I act on or say something I try extremely hard to make sure my intention is right and genuine, our egos are a little annoying sometimes..
9 // Our puppy is seriously our entire world
10 // I believe you are who you surround yourself with.
11 // I hate tomatos but I could drink ketchup
12 // I have an extremely handsome boyfriend
13 // I could cry about almost anything
14 // I use Twizzlers as a straw to drink coke
15 // When I get embarrassed or in get put in awkward situations I just laugh because I have no idea what else to do..
16 // In public places / performances I feel like I always get pulled out of the crowd.. I think It’s because I’m executing “don’t pick me, don’t pick me” energy…
17 // I try really really hard to be a good cook
18 // Dancing used to be my entire life
19 // Ghosts terrify the absolute shizzz nizz out of me
20 // This sounds cliché but, I truly believe you have the ability to be do have absolutely anything and everything you want in life.
So it is now pretty much winter. Yesterday we had our first snowfall (for about 5 minutes) BUT STILL! I am so not ready for winter we hardly had a fall, truly! I feel like last week it was still in the 70’s but oh well.. I put a little list together to inspire me to still dress cute and dress for the season.. My idea of dressing for the season is lounging in sweat pants because it is so incredibly cold here in the Mitten. My perfect fall / winter attire is a slouchy sweater with leggings and a cute pair of statement boots. Trust me I am all about comfort! What is your go-to staples for fall & winter?
So in Michigan the temperature has completely dropped. I’ve even broken out our winter coats and used them! Anyways, because of the weather my lips have gotten extremely dry and even started to crack.. I didn’t feel like running to the store and looking for some lip exfoliating scrub so I decided to make my own! The recipe was extremely easy and works great!
Heres what you’ll need.
1 // 2 tbs of Cane Sugar
2 // 1 tbs of Raw Organic Coconut Oil
3 // 1 tbs of Organic Olive Oil
4 // 1 tsp of Honey
5 // 1 Little Drop of Peppermint Extract
You combine all ingredients into a small bowl and mix them together until you get a paste (I just used my fingers to mix) and then you apply and scrub for two minutes! Super simple right?
Hey guys lets go to Aruba!
I’ve never been to Aruba but I’d defiantly love to take a little trip there some day!
Here are some great ammendities that they have!
Even though it doesn’t seem close, Black Friday is right around the corner! A lot of times people decide to completely avoid Black Friday Sales but there are ways around it to make the morning much more enjoyable!
1 // Go shopping with someone who is like YOU. If you’re a morning person go with someone else who is also a morning person, ((vise versa)) That way they will be a help and wont bother you! Sounds like a silly piece of advice but it is so true!
2 // Making a list and sticking to it. I’ve made the mistake of making a list and getting sidetracked. I saw another item that I didn’t necessarily “need” (or want) and after debating on getting it and reading the reviews online of that item I was either too late for the other items / deals (that I did need) and I left the the store with nothing..
3 // Figure out where you’re going first! Don’t fluster yourself and pick where you’re going on a whim. Make sure you have your morning planned out from where your first stop is to where you’re going for your celebration breakfast!
4 // Search for your Ads ahead of time, If you see an ad somewhere don’t trick yourself and think you’re going to remember what it said and what time deal starts/stops. Same with commercials you will not remember, maybe get a little booklet or journal so you can write down all of the deals you want to go after!
5 // Lastly, be kind. Don’t be a grouch! Be nice to the people around you and especially the store employees. If you’re nice they will do anything and go out of their way to help you out more and maybe give you an extra deal!
Also, we have a GIVEAWAY!
Yes, one lucky reader will win a $100.00 Sephora Gift Card!
Good Luck Everyone!
This giveaway will end Monday, October 21st at 12:00 am
This giveaway will end Monday, October 21st at 12:00 am
The other day I saw this recipe on Pinterest. After reading it, it was all that I thought of the rest of the day, so I had to try it out! I added some alternatives and bought a few different ingredients but the original recipe is below. Enjoy!