Thursday, December 31, 2015

My December Playlist!

It's New Years Eve!!!!  Can you even believe that tomorrow will be 2016?  I hope you all celebrate safely and have fun.  I'll just be here eating pizza and watching TV.  This year went by SUPER fast!  It's been a good one though and I'm ready for 2016.  Be on the look out for a post about my New Year's Goals.  I did this playlist differently because I've been playing A LOT of Christmas music.  So there are 5 regular songs and 5 of my favorite holiday songs.  I'm still obsessed with my playlist from last month which you can check out here.  What songs are you loving?

1. I Know What You Did Last Summer by Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
I have been loving this song!  I discovered it on Instagram and I'm so glad I did.  Camila is my favorite member of Fifth Harmony and I'm a big fan of his as well.  It seems like a completely different sound for them both and it works.  I like that it slightly darker but still catchy.  Favorite lyric: He knows Dirty secrets that I keep Does he know it's killing me? He knows, he knows D-d-does he know Another's hand have touched my skin I won't tell him where I've been He knows, he knows, he knows

2. Love Yourself by Justin Bieber
I finally did it you guys.  I bought the Bieber album!!!  I heard this song and I just couldn't resist!  I can not stop listening it.  It reminds me of old Bieber but still more mature.  It's also the perfect break up song in my opinion.  I'm officially back to being a fan and I REALLY want to go to his concert.  Favorite lyric: My mama don't like you and she likes everyone And I never like to admit that I was wrong And I've been so caught up in my job, didn't see what's going on But now I know, I'm better sleeping on my own Cause if you like the way you look that much Oh, baby, you should go and love yourself And if you think that I'm still holdin' on to somethin' You should go and love yourself

3. History by One Direction
Of course I had to include a One Direction.  This is honestly my favorite album and I play it every single day.  I've been obsessed with this song this month.  It's just so bittersweet and made for the fans.  I've been a fan since the beginning so it just makes me have a lot of emotions.  It's also just a great song.  I hope the hiatus goes quickly!  Favorite lyric: All of the rumors, all of the fights But we always find a way to make it out alive Thought we were going strong Thought we were holding on
Aren't we? You and me got a whole lot of history (oh) We could be the greatest team that the world has ever seen You and me got a whole lot of history (oh) So don't let it go, we can make some more, we can live forever

4. Hello by Adele
I have a love/hate relationship with this song.  I'm not a fan of hers but this song just gives you chills.  It gets overplayed though which is annoying.  I'm still trying to figure out what it's about.  On Christmas I may have had too many drinks and sang my own version.  Thankfully nobody recorded that!  Favorite lyric: Hello from the other side I must have called a thousand times To tell you I'm sorry for everything that I've done But when I call you never seem to be home Hello from the outside
At least I can say that I've tried To tell you I'm sorry for breaking your heart But it don't matter it clearly doesn't tear you apart anymore

5. Hide Away by Daya
I've liked this song for awhile but I never knew who sang it.  I've never heard of her but I'm obsessed with this song.  Every morning while I get ready I listen to it.  I can't get enough!  I like the message of finding a good guy to date.  Young girls need to hear that for sure.  Favorite lyric: All the money and the time that it takes To be fly as a mother Got my both eyes out for Mr. Right Guessing I just don't know where to find 'em But I hope they all come out tonight Hey! Where do the good boys go to hide away, hide away? I'm a good, good girl who needs a little company Looking high and low, someone let me know Where do the good boys go to hide away, hide away?

6. Santa Tell Me by Ariana Grande
I never knew this existed until this year.  I was missing out!  You guys know that I love her so I'm very happy.  It's so cute and catchy!  It's a new favorite added to my Christmas collection.  Favorite lyric: Or if it's true love that he thinks of So next Christmas I'm not all alone, boy Santa, tell me if you're really there Don't make me fall in love again if he won't be here Next year Santa, tell me if he really cares 'Cause I can't give it all away if he won't be here Next year

7. Christmas Love by Justin Bieber
I play this all year long and I have no shame!  It's such a cute song.  It just makes me feel so happy.  Favorite lyric: Hey angel in the snow I'm under the mistletoe You are the one You're my very own christmas love Tell Santa I'm cool this year My present is standing right here Thank God above for my very own christmas love

8. All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey
This is a classic!  I don't know a single person who doesn't love this song.  It's just SO good!  Favorite lyric: I won't make a list and send it To the North Pole for Saint Nick I won't even stay awake to Hear those magic reindeer click 'Cause I just want you here tonight Holding on to me so tight What more can I do? Baby, all I want for Christmas is you

9. Baby, It's Cold Outside by Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey
This is my favorite version.  I'm a HUGE fan of Jessica Simpson so obviously I own this album.  I can't get enough!  Favorite lyric: I ought to say no, no, no, sir - Mind if I move a little closer At least I'm gonna say that I tried - What's the sense in hurting my pride I really can't stay - Baby don't hold out Baby it's cold outside

10. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays by NSYNC
This just takes me  back to my childhood.  I'm SO sad NSYNC isn't together anymore.  I still have hope!  I play this song all year as well.  Favorite lyric: It's a wonderful feeling Feel the love in the room From the floor to the ceiling It's that time of year Christmastime is here And with the blessings from above God sends you his love And everthing's okay Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays


Monday, December 28, 2015

What I Got For Christmas 2015

I hope you all had an amazing Christmas!  I sure did!  Today I thought I'd share what presents I got this year.  I love these posts and videos because I find it interesting.  I hope you enjoy it!  What was your favorite gift?

My older sister bought me this picture frame.  I love pictures so this is perfect.  This frame is cool because each frame is a different texture.  I really like this!  Now I just need to figure out where to hang it and what to put in it.

My little sister got me these light up letters of my initials.  I've loved these for awhile but it's not something you buy for yourself.  I was very happy when I opened them.  Also they run on batteries so I love that.

She also bought me wax melts that are cupcake scented.  You guys know that cupcakes are my obsession so that was a good choice.

My mom got me this shirt.  If you have read my past posts then you'll know I'm obsessed with these workout tops.  All mine are short sleeve so I'm glad it's long sleeve.  They are by Danskin and so comfortable.  It makes people think you have worked out but you really didn't.

She also got me these leggings.  I'm OBSESSED!  I love colorful and crazy things so these are perfect!  She knows me well.

She also bought me these solar dancing festive toys.  If you read my posts you'll know I have an entire shelf of these things.  They just make me so happy!  Plus they are super cute!

Lastly she got me a lava lamp!!!!!!  I've been asking for one for probably 4 years and it finally happened!  I had one when I was 13 but then I got rid of it because I thought they were uncool.  Now I have one again and I'm very happy!  I know I'm a hippie but I don't care.


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Cooking Corner: Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

It's Christmas Eve!  Today is the last recipe in my holiday series.  If you missed my last recipe I shared was Chocolate Fudge.  Today's recipe is my new favorite.  My cousin actually gave it to me.  I'm eating one right now!  It's Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies.  They are super easy to make too.  If you make them tweet me pictures!  Happy Holidays!!!!!

4 tablespoons butter softened
2 ounces cream cheese softened
2 eggs
1 package Red Velvet Cake mix
Powdered sugar, for rolling

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a stand mixer, cream together butter and cream cheese. Add eggs and beat until well incorporated. Slowly add in the red velvet cake mix.

Remove cookie dough to a small bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour so the dough stiffens up a bit.

Once chilled, roll the cookie dough balls into small 1-inch balls. Roll each ball into powdered sugar and place onto a parchment-lined sheet tray.

Bake in the oven for 6-8 minutes or until cookies puff up and begin to crack on the tops


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Quiz Tuesday: Which Christmas Movie Do You Belong In?

Happy Tuesday!!!!!!  I'm getting very excited about Christmas.  One of my favorite things about this time of year is watching Christmas movies.  Today's quiz is perfect!  It's called Which Christmas Movie Do You Belong In?  I'm excited to see what I get.  I don't have a favorite movie so I'm up for anything.  You can take this quiz with me here.  Let me know your results!

I got National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation!  The description says: You love Christmas, but the holidays tend to be chaotic and action-packed for you, no matter how hard you try.

I've actually never seen this.  The description fits me perfectly.  The holidays are always crazy at my house.  It's always exciting though!


Monday, December 21, 2015

♥Christmas Tag♥

Christmas day is only 4 days away!!!!!!  I'm SO excited!  You guys know I love doing these types of posts.  I've been waiting awhile for it.  I want you guys to do it as well!  Leave your answers in the comments!
1. What have you been buying from Starbucks this Holiday season?
I actually haven't been to Starbucks this year.  I usually order Hot Chocolate though.

2. What's your favorite Winter candle scent?
I'm OBSESSED with anything Winter Candy Apple.  It just smells SO good!  I wait all year for it.  It's pretty sweet so be prepared.

3. Giving or Receiving? Why?
I love giving.  I put a lot of thought into my gifts and it's a rewarding feeling when they love it.  Besides Christmas is all about giving anyway.

4. Do you stay in your pajamas or dress up for Christmas?
Pajamas all day!  I have no reason to get dressed.  We usually just eat and then I play with my nieces all day.

5. Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
Christmas morning.  My mom never lets us open them before no matter how much we beg her.

6. What are you doing for the Holidays this year?
I'm spending it at my moms.  We are eating fried chicken and playing games.  It's very chilled out.

7. Candy Cane or Gingerbread Men?
This is tough!  I'd probably go with Candy Cane.  There are so many different flavors but I really love the cherry ones.

8. What is at the top of your Christmas list this year?
I didn't really ask for anything.  I do really want a lava lamp though.

9. Do you still have Advent calendars
No I never have.

10. What do you eat for Christmas dinner?
It changes every year.  This year it's fried chicken.

11. Do you prefer a real or fake Christmas tree?
I've never had a real tree before.  I love fake trees though.

12. What's your favorite Holiday nail polish?
I love anything glitter this time of year!  This is by Essie called Frilling Me Softly.  It's the perfect silver polish.


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Cooking Corner: Chocolate Fudge

I'm very excited for today's recipe.  In case you missed it, I'm sharing a holiday recipe every Thursday through Christmas Eve.  Last week I shared a cookie recipe for Oatmeal Scotchies.  This week I'm sharing Chocolate Fudge.  My grandma makes this every single Christmas.  I look forward to this every year!  This isn't her recipe but it's similar.  If you make this tweet me pictures!  Enjoy!

2 cup white sugar
1⁄2 cup cocoa
1 cup milk
4 tbsp butter, or margarine
1 tsp vanilla extract


Grease an 8 x 8 inch square baking pan. Set aside.

Combine sugar, cocoa, and milk in a medium saucepan. Stir to blend, then bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer. Do not stir again.

Place a candy thermometer in the pan and cook until the temperature reaches 238 degrees F (114 degrees C). If you are not using a thermometer, then cook until a drop of this mixture in a cup of cold water forms a soft ball. Feel the ball with your fingers to make sure it is the right consistency. It should flatten when pressed between your fingers.

Remove from heat. Add butter or margarine and vanilla extract. Beat with a wooden spoon until the fudge loses its sheen. Do not under beat.

Pour into prepared pan and let cool. Cut into about 60 squares.


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

My Christmas Decorations!

Today I thought I would show you my Christmas decorations.  I love making my room festive.  It just makes me feel SO happy!  I don't have a lot but I love them!  How do you guys make your room festive?  Let me know!

First up I put Christmas lights on my window.  These are cool because they are old fashioned.  I didn't know they still made them.

Lastly I put my little Christmas tree!  I'm obsessed with it!  I buy new ornaments every year and this year I bought owls.  Everybody is loving them including me!  I also just bought my tree topper which is so cute.


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Quiz Tuesday: Can We Guess What ’90s Toy You Deserve For Christmas?

Happy Tuesday!!!  It's that time again and were getting festive!  Christmas is next week already and I can't wait!  I found the perfect quiz for today.  It's called Can We Guess What ’90s Toy You Deserve For Christmas?  This combines two of my favorite things.  I LOVE the 90's!!!!  I'm interested to see if I get a toy I actually had as a kid.  You can take this quiz here.  Share your results!

I got the Furby!  I actually did have one!  I loved it for about a week and then got annoyed because it would never be quiet.  It ended up being hidden in my closet but I still felt cool!


Thursday, December 10, 2015

Cooking Corner: Oatmeal Scotchies

I'm back with another holiday recipe!  In case you missed it, I'm going to share my favorite holiday recipes every Thursday until Christmas Eve.  Last week I shared Crock Pot Cinnamon Roll Casserole so go check it out!  This week I'm sharing Oatmeal Scotchies.  These are my all time favorite cookies.  It is basically a chocolate chip cookie but instead of chocolate chips you use butterscotch chips.  My sister bakes them every Christmas and they last about 5 minutes.  They are so good!  If you bake these send me on Twitter so I can see them!  I hope you enjoy!!!

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.) Butterscotch Chips

Preheat oven to 375° F.

Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats and chips. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake for 7 to 8 minutes for chewy cookies or 9 to 10 minutes for crisp cookies. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Weekly Obsession!

I have been loving chocolate lately especially Hershey's chocolate.  The obsession still continues because I found a new product.  My weekly obsession is.....Hershey's Kisses Cherry Cordial!!!!!!!!!  I HATE chocolate covered cherries.  I know they are a holiday classic but I just can't do it.  This is the perfect solution!  My friend offered me one and I was hesitant at first.  I ate it and was instantly obsessed!  They are milk chocolate but the middle is filled with cherry creme.  It's the exact filling as the chocolate covered cherries but not as overwhelming.  I love them!!!!!  They are limited edition so go get them now!  What is your favorite holiday candy?


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Quiz Tuesday: Which Taylor Swift Track Should Be Your Personal Theme Song?

Happy Tuesday!!!!!  I know I should be doing Christmas quizzes but this one was calling me.  It's called Which Taylor Swift Track Should Be Your Personal Theme Song?  I need to know the answer!  You guys know that Taylor Swift is my life so I want to know which song is my theme song.  You can take this quiz too by clicking here.  Share your answers too!

I got 22!  This has always been my favorite song!  I'm so happy with my results!


Thursday, December 3, 2015

Cooking Corner: Crock Pot Cinnamon Roll Casserole

It's December finally!  That means eating lots of yummy treats.  I've decided to share some of my favorite recipes that I eat around this time of year.  First up is Crock Pot Cinnamon Roll Casserole!  If you love cinnamon rolls then you must make this!  This would be perfect for breakfast on Christmas morning.  It's very easy to prepare.  My cousin and I made this and it was SO good!  We ate pretty much the entire thing.  If you make this then tweet me pictures!  Enjoy!

2 12 oz tubes of cinnamon rolls cut into quarters- divided
4 eggs
½ cup whipping cream
3 Tbsp maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg

Spray your crock with cooking spray.

Place a layer of cinnamon roll pieces to cover the bottom of your slow cooker completely. (Reserve icing packets)
Beat eggs, cream, maple syrup, vanilla and spices until blended well.
Pour evenly over the rolls in the slow cooker.
Place remaining roll pieces on top and spoon one packet of icing evenly over rolls.
After about an hour of cooking stir well so everything cooks evenly.

Cover and cook on low for 2½ to 3 hours or until sides are golden and rolls are set.
Drizzle remaining icing over top and serve warm.


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Weekly Obsession!

I love this time of year for multiple reasons.  One thing I love is all the holiday treats.  I'm a sucker and always buy them.  That's what happened this week.  My weekly obsession is........Hot Cocoa Chips Ahoy Cookies!  I LOVE hot chocolate!  It is my obsession during winter.  So when I saw these in the store I immediately grabbed them.  I can't get over how much it tastes like hot chocolate!  It has little marshmallow and chocolate chips in it plus a chocolate gooey filling.  The cool part is that you can warm them up so it tastes even more real!  I'll be honest I haven't tried them warm because I'm afraid I'll burn them.  The are good without being warm though.  I limit myself and only eat two every night.  They are limited edition so go try them!  What is your weekly obsession?


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Quiz Tuesday: We Know Your Favorite One Direction Song

Happy Tuesday!!!!  I'm back with another quiz!  I actually missed doing one last week.  I'm pretty excited about this quiz.  It's called We Know Your Favorite One Direction Song.  I thought this was fitting because I've been listening to the new album 24/7.  It's just SO GOOD!  I can't even pick a favorite song so I'm ready to see what one I get.  If you want to take this quiz click here.  Tell me what song you got!

I got What A Feeling which is from the new album.  That is a good one.  I love every song so it's hard!  Maybe I'll do a post on my favorites sometime.