Wednesday, January 10, 2018

My 2018 Reading List

Every new year I always set one goal that I want to accomplish.  My goal is that I want to read 12 books within the year.  Seems simple right?  It's only a book a month!  By the end of the year I'm nowhere near my goal.  Last year I only read ONE BOOK!!!!!  This year I've decided to try a new strategy.  The hardest part for me is committing to the book I want to read.  So I wrote down all 12 months and picked a book for each one.  It could still change depending on what books are coming out this year.  I decided that I wanted to share my list with you all so you could follow along if you wanted.  Should we start a book club?  Let me know!  What books are you reading this year?

January: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
February: Once And For All by Sarah Dessen
March: Caraval by Stephanie Garber
April: Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
May: Woman In Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
June: In The Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
July: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
August: Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins
September: After You by Jojo Moyes
October: Good As Gone by Amy Gentry
November: How To Stop Time by Matt Haig
December: Journey Back To Christmas by Leigh Duncan

Friday, December 29, 2017

Trying My First Natural Hair Products

I love trying new hair products.  I've suffered from dandruff my whole life so I'm always looking for ways to help it.  When Maple Holistics reached out to me asking me if I wanted to try their tea tree shampoo and conditioner.  I immediately said yes.  I've been testing them out for about two months now.  I have a lot of thoughts so lets get into it.

First of all I love the packaging.  Most natural products seem boring but I like how they really focus on how it looks.  The first thing I did was smell it.  I HATE how tea tree oil smells but this smells amazing!  The lavender overpowers the tea tree scent which I really appreciate.  I also love the price.  Most natural products are insanely expensive but the shampoo is $8 and the conditioner is $12.  That is a HUGE bonus!

Let's talk about how it worked for me.  I loved it!  My dandruff cleared up after about 3 washes which is great.  The only problem I had was that it didn't lather up.  It made me feel like it wasn't cleaning my hair even though it was.  Overall I definitely recommend it!  The coolest thing about Maple Holistics is the free sample program.  Just click here and fill out the form.  It's that easy!  They have bath products, oils, and a bunch of other natural products.  Go check them out!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Weekly Obsession

I promise that I'm back with these posts!  They are my favorite because I love sharing things that I've been loving.  I am constantly discovering new stuff that I'm obsessed with.  My weekly obsession is.....Oreo candy bars!!!!!  You guys I can't even tell you how obsessed I am with these!!!!!  One of my friends let me try one a few months ago and I've been hooked ever since.  I always have at least 5 in my fridge at all times.  Honestly, I don't even share them with anybody.  It's basically a deconstructed Oreo turned into candy bar form.  It's really hard to explain but trust me just try it.  It will change your life!!!  What have you been obsessed with?

Friday, July 14, 2017

Cooking Corner: Ice Cream Pie

I turn 28 tomorrow!!!  I can't even believe I'm going to be that old!  I still feel young at heart though.  For the last few years one of my friends have made me something and now it's just a tradition.  She makes me an Ice Cream Pie and I'm going to share the recipe with you!  It is honestly SO EASY!!!!!!  You don't even have to cook anything.  You can also customize it to whatever flavors you like.  I'm just sharing what I get every year.  If you make this tweet me a picture or tag me on instagram.  Enjoy!!

What You'll Need:
Oreo Pie Crust
Mint Ice Cream
Chocolate Syrup

1. Take the pie crust and pack the ice cream into it.  Put in the freezer for about 2-3 hours.
2. Before eating top with chocolate syrup and start slicing.  Enjoy!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Life Update: Did I Quit Blogging?

Have you guys missed me???  I've missed my blog SO much!!!!  I have just been extremely busy so I thought do a little update to let you all know where I've been and what I have been up to.  The biggest thing is my little sister got engaged on Christmas Eve!  I actually knew and it was very hard to keep it a secret.  As the Maid Of Honor, I've been going dress shopping, organizing all the showers, and of the bachelorette party.  On top of all that, I got an invitation to my 10 year high school reunion.  How has it been 10 years????  This year is full of other weddings as well.  I'm also in the process of getting a new wheelchair as well.  It's much more time consuming than I thought!  I'm pretty much gone every weekend which is why I haven't posted much.  I've been pretty active on Instagram so be sure to follow me to see all the craziness!  On Saturday, I turn 28 and I am feeling very overwhelmed!  I'm sure be doing a post all about that.  The point is I wanted to let you guys know that I'm officially back!  Let me know what you would like to see!  It can be fashion, books, beauty, or pretty much anything.  You can leave me a comment or shoot me an email with your requests!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

My April Playlist!

How is tomorrow already May???  I say this every month but time is just flying by!  I just wish it would stop raining because I'm ready for sunshine!  This month I was pretty busy with school and being sick.  I promise I'll be back to blogging once I'm out for summer.  I discovered SO much new music this month that I'm excited to share.  If you missed my March playlist go and check that out.  I still love it!  What are you listening to?

1. No More Sad Songs by Little Mix feat. Machine Gun Kelly
Favorite lyric: For tonight I'm gonna get my mind off it Don't care that someone's got his hands all over my body Stay out all night, go where the music's loud So I don't have to think about it, I'm beggin', please, don't play No more sad songs No more sad songs No more sad songs I'm beggin', please, don't play No more sad songs No more sad songs No more sad songs I'm beggin', please, don't play no more sad songs

2. Sign Of The Times by Harry Styles
Favorite lyric: Just stop your crying It's a sign of the times We gotta get away from here We gotta get away from here Just stop your crying It'll be alright They told me that the end is near We gotta get away from here

3. It Ain't Me by Kygo feat. Selena Gomez
Favorite lyric: Who's gonna walk you through the dark side of the morning? Who's gonna rock you when the sun won't let you sleep? Who's waking up to drive you home when you're drunk and all alone? Who's gonna walk you through the dark side of the morning? It ain't me

4. Something Just Like This by The Chainsmokers feat. Coldplay
Favorite lyric: But she said, where d'you wanna go? How much you wanna risk? I'm not looking for somebody With some superhuman gifts Some superhero Some fairytale bliss Just something I can turn to Somebody I can kiss I want something just like this

5. Lucky by Britney Spears
Favorite lyric: She's so lucky, she's a star But she cry, cry, cries in her lonely heart, thinking If there's nothing missing in my life Then why do these tears come at night

6. Beauty And The Beast by Ariana Grande and John Legend
Favorite lyric: Tale as old as time True as it can be Barely even friends Then somebody bends Unexpectedly Just a little change Small to say the least Both a little scared Neither one prepared Beauty and the Beast

7. The Cure by Lady Gaga
Favorite lyric: So baby tell me yes And I will give you everything So baby tell me yes And I will be all yours tonight So baby tell me yes And I will give you everything I will be right by your side If I can't find the cure, I'll I'll fix you with my love No matter what you know, I'll I'll fix you with my love And if you say you're okay I'm gonna heal you anyway Promise I'll always be there Promise I'll be the cure

8. At My Best by Machine Gun Kelly feat. Hailee Steinfeld
Favorite lyric: I shout, I swear, I get angry, I get scared I fall, I break, I mess up, I make mistakes But if you can't take me at my worst You don't deserve me at my best

9. There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back by Shawn Mendes
Favorite lyric: Oh, I've been shaking I love it when you go crazy You take all my inhibitions Baby, there's nothing holdin' me back You take me places that tear up my reputation Manipulate my decisions Baby, there's nothing holdin' me back

10. Swalla by Jason Derulo
Favorite lyric: All you girls in here, if you're feeling thirsty Come on take a sip 'cause you know what I'm servin', ooh Shimmy shimmy yay, shimmy yay, shimmy ya (drank) Swalla-la-la (drank) Swalla-la-la (swalla-la-la) Swalla-la-la Shimmy shimmy yay, shimmy yay, shimmy ya (drank) Swalla-la-la (drank) Swalla-la-la (swalla-la-la) Swalla-la-la Freaky, freaky gyal My freaky, freaky gyal

Friday, March 31, 2017

My March Playlist!

How is it already April tomorrow???  March was a bit of a rough patch for me.  I just had too much going on.  I feel much more relaxed now though.  Now I just wish it would stop raining and be sunny!!!  I discovered a lot of new music this month and a few throwbacks as well.  I'm still in love with February's playlist too!  What songs are you loving?

1. Cold by Maroon 5
Favorite lyric: Distant when we're kissing Feel so different Baby, tell me how did you get so Cold enough to chill my bones? It feels like I don't know you anymore I don't understand why you're so cold to me With every breath you breathe I see there's something going on I don't understand why you're so cold, yeah

2. Stay by Zedd feat. Alessia Cara
Favorite lyric: Make it on your own, but we don't have to grow up We can stay forever young Living on my sofa, drinking rum and cola Underneath the rising sun I could give a thousand reasons why But you're going, and you know that All you have to do is stay a minute Just take your time The clock is ticking, so stay All you have to do is wait a second Your hands on mine The clock is ticking, so stay

3. Issues by Julia Michaels
Favorite lyric: 'Cause I got issues But you got 'em too So give 'em all to me And I'll give mine to you
Bask in the glory Of all our problems 'Cause we got the kind of love It takes to solve 'em Yeah, I got issues And one of them is how bad I need you

4. Say You Won't Let Go by James Arthur
Favorite lyric: When you looked over your shoulder For a minute, I forget that I'm older I wanna dance with you right now, oh And you look as beautiful as ever And I swear that every day you'll get better You make me feel this way somehow

5. Everyday by Ariana Grande feat. Future
Favorite lyric: Anytime, anywhere, baby boy, I can misbehave Breathe me in, breathe me out, feel me I'm running through your veins

6. Perfect by Ed Sheeran
Favorite lyric: Baby, I'm dancing in the dark with you between my arms Barefoot on the grass listening to our favorite song When you said you looked a mess, I whispered underneath my breath But you heard it, darling, you look perfect tonight

7. Heavy by Linkin Park feat. Kiiara
Favorite lyric: I'm holding on Why is everything so heavy Holding on To so much more than I can carry I keep dragging around what's bringing me down If I just let go, I'd be set free Holding on Why is everything so heavy

8. Play That Song by Train
Favorite lyric: Play that song The one that makes me go all night long The one that makes me think of you That's all you gotta do Hey Play that song The one that makes me stay out til dawn The one that makes me go ooh That's all you gotta do

9. Call On Me by Starley
Favorite lyric: You know you can call on me When you need somebody You know you can call on me When you can't stop the tears from falling down (Down) You know you can call on me Call on me darling You know you can call on me You can't stop the tears from falling down

10. Everything About You by One Direction
Favorite lyric: It's everything about you, you, you Everything that you do, do, do From the way that we touch, baby To the way that you kiss on me It's everything about you, you, you The way you make it feel, new, new, new Like every party is just us two And there's nothing I could point to It's everything about you, you, you Everything about you, you, youIt's everything that you do, do, do It's everything about you