Monday, February 29, 2016

My February Playlist!

Happy Leap Year!!!!  I needed this extra day for sure.  This month went WAY to fast.  I'm kinda glad it's over because I was sick pretty much all month.  I also different discover a lot of new music.  I'm obsessed with January's playlist still.  It's really good!  This playlist has a mixture of new and old songs.  It's a great mixture I think.  What have you been listening to?

1. 19 in 99 by Nick Carter
I'm obsessed with this song!!!  Actually the entire album is amazing.  I'm a HUGE Backstreet Boy fan so I knew I'd love this.  It's very catchy and makes me wish it was summer.  The video really makes me miss the 90's.  It's my favorite decade for sure.  Favorite lyric: It makes me wanna go back in time I know you remember when You and I, didn't give a damn And we would go all night, 19 in 99 Baby you and me, everybody wanted to be free, too free Spending all our money, just to live like kings Underneath the Hollywood sign Reunited in 1999 19 in 99

2. Hollow by Tori Kelly
I just love her!  I discovered this song when I couldn't sleep and loved it right away.  Her voice is just beautiful and amazing.  I love how every song she does is powerful and has meaning.  That makes her a great artist I think.  Favorite lyric: So hold me Wrap me in love, fill up my cup Empty and only your love can fill up my cup 'Cause I'm hollow Yeah, I'm hollow, oh, oh, oh

3. Over And Over by Nelly feat. Tim McGraw
I totally forgot about this song!  It brings back SO many memories though.  I heard it when my radio station did a throwback.  It's been stuck in my head ever since.  Fan fact Nelly was my first concert ever.  I was only 13.  I feel old now!  Favorite lyric: Cause its all in my head I think about it over and over again And I can’t keep picturing you with him And it hurts so bad, yeah Cause its all in my head
I think about it over and over again I replay it over and over again yeah And I can’t take it yeah I can’t shake it No

4. Dibs by Kelsea Ballerini
I've rediscovered this album this month.  I've been in a country music mood lately.  It just makes me happy.  This song is just super cute and I'm always singing it.  She reminds me of Taylor Swift a lot.  I hope I see her in concert someday.  Favorite lyric: If you got a kiss on your lips that you're looking for somebody to take If you got a heart that ain't afraid of love ain't afraid to break If you've got a Friday night free and a shotgun seat Well I'm just saying, I ain't got nowhere to be So baby I'll take whatever it is you've got to give Yeah I'm calling dibs On your lips On your kiss On your time Boy, I'm calling dibs On your hand On your heart All mine

5. Me, Myself & I by G-Eazy
I have been loving this song lately.  I kept hearing it but had no clue who it was.  I actually really love this guy.  He has really great songs.  He just seems to keep it real which I love.  Favorite lyric: Oh, it's just me, myself and I Solo ride until I die 'Cause I got me for life (yeah) Oh I don't need a hand to hold Even when the night is cold I got that fire in my soul

6. I Took A Pill In Ibiza by Mike Posner
I discovered this while I was getting ready in the morning.  It's SO good!  The lyrics are just so powerful.  I love when artists do that.  It's important to put real messages out there especially for kids today.  Favorite lyric: I'm just a singer who already blew his shot I get along with old timers Cause my name's a reminder of a pop song people forgot And I can't keep a girl, no Cause as soon as the sun comes up I cut em all loose and work's my excuse But the truth is I can't open up

7. Check On It by Beyonce
It's another throwback!  My cousin and I were obsessed with this song.  My radio station also played this and it just brought back memories.  We thought we were so cool.  Favorite lyric: Oh boy you looking like you like what you see Won't you come over and check up on it, I'm gon' let you work up on it Ladies let em check up on it, watch it while he check up on it Dip it, pop it, twerk it, stop it, check on me tonight

8. Heartbeat by Carrie Underwood
I told you I've been loving country music right now.  I heard on the Grammy's and downloaded it right away.  It's so romantic and cute.  I just love songs like this.  Plus she is just amazing.  Favorite lyric: And tonight I wanna drive so far we'll only find static on the radio And we can't see those city lights and I love the way you look in a firefly glow Saying everything without making a sound, a cricket choir in the background, underneath a harvest moon Standing on your shoes in my bare feet, dancing to the rhythm of your heartbeat Oh woah, and we're dancing to the rhythm of your heartbeat

9. Pillowtalk by Zayn
You guys I tried to not love this song.  I just couldn't resist!  I'm not a fan of the music video though.  It's just too weird.  I probably won't buy the album but it's a good song.  I still love One Direction more!  Favorite lyric: I'm seeing the pain, seeing the pleasure Nobody but you, 'body but me, 'body but us Bodies together I'd love to hold you close, tonight and always I'd love to wake up next to you
I'd love to hold you close, tonight and always I'd love to wake up next to you

10. Work From Home by Fifth Harmony
This song just came out and I already love it!  It's very catchy and always in my head.  I like the direction their music is going.  I just hope they don't go to sexy because it just isn't necessary.  They have amazing voices.  Favorite lyric: I ain't worried 'bout nothin' I ain't worried about nada I'm sittin' pretty, impatient, but I know you gotta Put in them hours, I'mma make it hotter I'm sending pic after picture, I'mma get you fired


Thursday, February 25, 2016

Life Update: New Series Is Coming!!!

Guess what?  I'm sick AGAIN!!!!  This time I have strep which really sucks.  Did I mention it's also finals week?  Welcome to my life!  I figured I would write an update since all week I've been sleeping and drinking juice.  I wanted to let you know about a new series coming to this blog.

I haven't come up with an actual name so leave suggestions.  It's basically going to be life/beauty/girl hacks.  Any topic you want hacks for I'll do for you all.  I want to do topics you want though so this is where you come in.  Send me an email with topics you want hacks for.  Also let me know how often you want them posted.

That's all for now!  I'll be back next week.  I'm going back to bed with my soup and juice.  Talk to you guys later and I can't wait for your suggestions.


Thursday, February 18, 2016

HUGE Clothing Haul!

I told myself I wasn't going to buy anymore clothes for awhile.  I totally failed!  I got a bunch of emails with a ton of sales.  I just couldn't resist!  I'm a girl and shopping is just my guilty pleasure.  I know you girls understand me.  I bought from Boohoo and Kohls.  These are my go to stores.  Everything I bought was on sale plus extra percentages off.  What stores do you love?  Enjoy!

We'll start with Boohoo first.  I've been wanting a leather jacket for a super long time but I refuse to pay $300.  This was only $37 and it's AMAZING quality.  If you saw my My Galentine's Day post then you can see how I paired it.

Sunglasses are my life!  Last year I wanted a round pair but also a mirrored pair.  Good thing I waited because this is both in one.  I'm obsessed!

The last thing from Boohoo are also sunglasses.  I love the gold frame a lot!  Plus the lens change different colors when you move.

Next up is Kohls.  I really wanted dressier tops because I have a few formal events.  I love the print and it really isn't a color I wear a lot.  I'm expanding!

I'm a sucker for graphic tees!  Ninja Turtles just reminds me of childhood.

I'm obsessed with crochet clothing right now.  I also have no striped clothing so I picked this up.

Notice a trend yet?  I loved this color and it looks super cozy!

This my favorite thing I bought!  It's faux leather and the sleeves are sweater material.  I've seen these everywhere but they were not in my budget.  This was only $22!

Who doesn't need sweats?  I love the sequin detail though.  It just makes them more classy.

I love peplum anything but I just never buy it.  I liked that this was casual but you could dress it up.

Basically my motto in life!

I wanted a nice dress for Easter and I thought this print was perfect.  It's great for spring as well.

Lastly I bought three of the same racerback tanks.  Bright colors are my thing!  These are perfect for summer.  Plus they were only $8 each!


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Weekly Obsession!

Can a gift be an obsession?  Well it is this week!  My weekly obsession is....Godiva Strawberry Cheesecake Truffles!!  I'm obsessed with Godiva chocolate already to be honest.  One of my friends brought me these on Valentine's Day as a surprise.  I was instantly guilty because I'm not a strawberry fan.  I tried one anyway and I'm SO glad I did!!  It tastes nothing like strawberry.  It's very creamy and rich and SO delicious!  I want like 12 more bags.  PS if you put them in the freezer it's on a whole different level!!!  I must get more!  What have you been loving?


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Quiz Tuesday: Which Nicholas Sparks Movie Best Describes Your Love Life?

Happy Tuesday!!!  Sadly Valentine's Day is over.  Today's quiz will put us back in that mood though.  It's called Which Nicholas Sparks Movie Best Describes Your Love Life?  I am a HUGE fan of Nicholas Sparks and I've seen pretty much every movie.  I don't even know which one fits my life but we'll find out!  You can take this quiz by clicking here.  Share your results!!!

I got The Lucky One!  The description says: If it meant the prize was a love like yours, anyone would travel hundreds of miles with nothing to guide them but a single picture. “You should be kissed every day, every hour, every minute.” ― Nicholas Sparks, The Lucky One

I REALLY love this movie!!!  Zac Efron is super hot and who wouldn't love him?  I approve!!


Monday, February 15, 2016

My Galentine's Day Outfit

In case you didn't know Galentine's Day is celebrated on February 13.  Basically it's just hanging out with all your girlfriends with no boys around.  I went to a party where we ate dinner, played games, and watched movies.  I thought I would share my outfit because I loved it!

I'll start with my hair.  I did two braids and then used my perfect bun to put my hair in a bun.  I wanted to do an updo because it looks like you took a lot of time when you really didn't.  It took maybe 10 minutes.

Next we'll talk about my nails.  I knew I wanted to do pink because of Valentine's Day.  When I saw this grey color I knew it would be perfect.  I just did hearts and dots.  It turned out pretty well.

Now it's time for my outfit.  My leather jacket is from boohoo.  It's super light and soft.  My sweater is a coral color with a chevron heart.  It's from kohls and I like it because it's dressy but casual.  I wore my faux leather leggings from kohls.  Lastly I wore my tan booties which I'm obsessed with.  They are from kohls also.


Friday, February 12, 2016

Cooking Corner: White Chocolate Strawberry Blondies

This is part two of my Valentine's Day baking ideas.  Yesterday I shared Strawberry No Bake Cookies.  Since I have a party tomorrow I needed to bring treats.  I LOVE brownies so I searched Pinterest for some festive ones.  I found the perfect recipe!  Today's recipe is White Chocolate Strawberry Blondies.  Blondies are just a vanilla brownie.  In our case they will be pink!  If you make these tweet me pictures.  Enjoy!

1 box Strawberry Cake Mix
1/2 cup Canola Oil
1 Egg
1/3 cup Milk
3/4 cup White Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup White Chocolate Chips (For Drizzling)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 11x7 inch baking pan with nonstick spray. Set aside

Combine first four ingredients in a large bowl. Add the milk slowly. You want the cake batter to be as dense & thick possible. Mix in the white chocolate chips.

Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 25-30 minutes until edges are just turning brown.

Allow to cool for at least 30 minutes so the center sets, then melt your white chocolate chips and drizzle them on top of the bars, if you choose. Once the bars and the melted chocolate have cooled, cut your blondies using a serrated knife.


Thursday, February 11, 2016

Cooking Corner: Strawberry Milk No Bake Cookies

Valentine's Day is only a few days away!!!  I'm actually going to a party so I needed treats to make.  So I headed to my favorite site Pinterest to find something yummy.  I found two so come back tomorrow for that one!  Today's recipe requires no baking so it's going to be super easy.  Today's recipe is Strawberry Milk No Bake Cookies.  I did Healthy No Bake Chocolate Cookie awhile ago but these are pink and more festive.  If you make these tweet me a picture so I can see.  Enjoy!

2 cups Sugar
3/4 (1 1/2 Sticks) Butter
2/3 cup Milk
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 – 3.9 oz pkg Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
4 cups Minute Oats
3/4 cup Strawberry Milk Powder Mix

Melt butter, milk, and sugar in a large pot on medium-high heat.

Let boil for two minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients until evenly blended.

Drop large spoonfuls on wax paper to cool and harden.


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Weekly Obsession!!!!!!

I haven't shared an obsession is a while.  Today is a bonus because it's actually two combined into one.  My weekly obsession is........ The Kitchen!!!!!!  To be honest I'm just obsessed with the Food Network.  That's the bonus but I picked The Kitchen because I watch it pretty much daily.  If you've never heard about it, basically it's a talk show and cooking show all in one.  They give you tips and share simple recipes.  Also, the hosts are great!  It's great chemistry and they are SO funny together.  New episodes air Saturday mornings but you can usually catch it on in the afternoon during weekdays.  Go check it out because you'll love it!!!  What have you been loving?


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Quiz Tuesday: What’s Your “Friends” IQ?

Happy Tuesday!!!!!!  I've been gone but I promise I'm back now!  Today's quiz is going to be very exciting.  It's all about my favorite TV show Friends.  It's called What’s Your “Friends” IQ?  I rewatch episodes so I should do a pretty good job.  Although I have the board game and I'm not great.  It could go either way.  You can take the quiz with me here.  Share your answers below and remember no cheating! ;)

I got 6 out of 15!  The description says: Friends Amateur - You know at least some Friends trivia, but it’s time to brush up!

In my defense those questions were hard!  I kept changing my answers too.  I promise I know more trivia!  I'll do better next time.


Monday, February 8, 2016

Life Update: Broken Back???

You guys are probably wondering why I haven't posted very much.  It's been a while since I've done a life update so here it is!

Back in November I hurt back.  I'm not entirely sure how but I've been dying from pain.  I kept thinking it would get better but I was wrong.  Finally on Thursday my mom made me go see a back and spine doctor.  Basically, I pulled a muscle and it won't relax.  I'll be doing some therapy so hopefully my back will be better soon!

I've also been SUPER busy with school.  Even though I only have 3 classes they require a lot of work.  The semester ends in about 3 weeks and I can't wait!  I'm SO over my classes and honestly just school in general.

I will hopefully be posting more regularly.  I can't guarantee anything because I need to focus on healing my back.  I will definitely do more updates for you guys though!