Wednesday, November 30, 2016

My November Playlist!

There is only 25 days until Christmas!!!!!!!!  This always my favorite time of year!  This month seemed pretty boring.  Not much really happened but it's about to get exciting.  I'll be posting a lot of holiday posts so get excited!  If you missed my October playlist then check it out.  I'm still obsessed with it.  This month I didn't really discover any new music.  I was in a 90's/2000's mood so be prepared for a throwback.  There is some new music though.  What are you guys listening to?

1. All Time Low by Jon Bellion
Favorite lyric: I, yeah, I've been trying to fix my pride But that shit's broken, that shit's broken Lie (lie, lie), lie, l-lie, I try to hide But now you know it That I'm at an all time Low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low Low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low

2. If You're Not The One by Daniel Bedingfield
Favorite lyric: I'll never know what the future brings But I know you're here with me now We’ll make it through  And I hope you are the one I share my life with I don’t want to run away but I can’t take it, I don’t understand If I’m not made for you then why does my heart tell me that I am? Is there any way that I can stay in your arms?

3. Oops!...I Did It Again by Britney Spears
Favorite lyric: I think I did it again I made you believe we're more than just friends Oh, baby It might seem like a crush But it doesn't mean that I'm serious 'Cause to lose all my senses That is just so typically me Oh, baby, baby Oops!... I did it again I played with your heart, got lost in the game Oh, baby, baby Oops!... You think I'm in love That I'm sent from above I'm not that innocent

4. Blank Space by Taylor Swift
Favorite lyric: 'Cause we're young and we're reckless We'll take this way too far It'll leave you breathless Or with a nasty scar Got a long list of ex-lovers They'll tell you I'm insane But I've got a blank space, baby And I'll write your name

5. Water Under The Bridge by Adele
Favorite lyric: If you're gonna let me down, let me down gently Don't pretend that you don't want me
Our love ain't water under the bridge If you're gonna let me down, let me down gently Don't pretend that you don't want me Our love ain't water under the bridge Say that our love ain't water under the bridge

6. Royals by Lorde
Favorite lyric: And we'll never be royals It don't run in our blood, That kind of luxe just ain't for us.
We crave a different kind of buzz. Let me be your ruler (ruler), You can call me queen Bee And baby I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule. Let me live that fantasy.

7. Fresh Eyes by Andy Grammer
Favorite lyric: So suddenly I'm in love with a stranger I can't believe she's mine Now all I see is you with fresh eyes, fresh eyes So suddenly I'm in love with a stranger I can't believe she's mine, yeah And now all I see is you with fresh eyes, fresh eyes

8. Summer Girls by LFO
Favorite lyric: New Kids On The block had a bunch of hits Chinese food makes me sick And I think it's fly when girls stop by for the summer,for the summer I like girls that wear Abercrombie and Fitch I'd take her if I had one wish But she's been gone since that summer Since that summer

9. He Loves U Not by DREAM
Favorite lyric: You can pout your cherry lips Try to tempt him with a sweet kiss You can flirt your pretty eyes He ain't got his hands tied No chains to unlock So free to do what he wants He's into what he's got He loves me, he loves you not No matter what you do he's never gonna be with you He's into what he's got He loves me, he loves you not

10. Always Be My Baby by Mariah Carey
Favorite lyric: You'll always be a part of me I'm part of you indefinitely Boy don't you know you can't escape me Ooh darling 'cause you'll always be my baby And we'll linger on Time can't erase a feeling this strong No way you're never gonna shake me Ooh darling 'cause you'll always be my baby

Friday, November 18, 2016

Cooking Corner: Easy Apple Crisp

Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week already??  It isn't really a huge deal in my family but we do enjoy spending time together.  We usually spend the day playing games and eating A LOT.  Today I'm going to share the perfect dessert to bring to dinner.  A couple weeks ago I had Apple Crisp and became obsessed!  My grandma found this recipe on Pinterest and it's SOOO good!  You can make adjustments if you prefer.  We used different apples and oats.  If you make this tweet me pictures.  Enjoy!!!

For the crumb topping:
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
dash of salt
1/3 cup unsalted butter, diced into small chunks

For the Apple filling:
3-4 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced thin
3 Tbsp butter, melted
2 Tbsp flour
1 Tbsp lemon juice
3 Tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
dash of salt
Caramel Sauce (homemade or store bought)

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. In a medium size bowl combine the crumb topping ingredients with a fork or pastry blender until it resembles small crumbs. Refrigerate while you prepare the apple filling.

3. For the Apple Filling: In a small bowl, combine melted butter and flour until well blended. Add lemon juice, milk and vanilla and stir well. Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Pour butter mixture over apples and toss to coat. Pour apple mixture into an 8x8-inch baking dish and spread into an even layer. Sprinkle crumb topping evenly over the apples.

4. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and top is set. Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.  Add caramel sauce and enjoy!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

♥My November Ipsy Bag♥

I never thought I would sign up for any monthly subscription bags or boxes.  I just never saw the point.  Finally two of my friends convinced me to try Ipsy.  I am now obsessed!!!  I've been getting bags since August but I finally decided to share what I get.  If you don't know what Ipsy is then let me explain.  For $10 a month you get a bag with 5 beauty products.  The bag equals around $50-$60 worth of products so that's an amazing deal.  When you sign up you take a beauty test so your bag is customized for you.  It comes every month and you can cancel anytime.  Let's see what is in my bag!

Let's start with the bag.  Every month is a new design and I'm in love this one!  You will either get silver or gold constellations.  I think the gold looks better though.  It is slightly metallic which I love.  The zipper is also a gold star.

This is the Adesse New York Brightening Base Coat.  You put this on before painting your nails or just use it on it's own.  It prevents your nails from being yellow it also makes your polish last longer.  It is also cruelty free.  I'm very excited to try this product.

This is the Luxie Rose Gold Small Duo Fiber Brush 524T.  This brush is SUPER  soft!  It can be used with powders, creams, or liquids.  It's easy to blend with and it is great for sensitive skin.  Plus who wouldn't want this adorable brush in their collection?

This is the Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream.  This is for anti-aging.  You put this on your face after you've washed your face in the mornings.  I'm not sure if I will use this or not.  I might give it to my mom but you never know.  It's never too early to work on anti-aging and wrinkles.

This is the STARLOOKS Cream Eye Shadow in Rose Gold.  I've never used a cream shadow before but I really like it.  You can also use it as a liner.  It is metallic which I love.  It is very long lasting and very blendable.

Last up is the theBalm Cosmetics Mad Lash Mascara.  I love this!!  Mascaras are my favorite product anyway.  The wand is curved to really give your lashes volume.  It grabs every single lash.  This is also a cruelty free product.

Overall, I loved this month's bag.  It had a nice range of products which I like.  Also the bag design won me over.  My favorite product is probably the base coat because I constantly have my nails painted.  Do you get an Ipsy bag?  If so, what was your favorite product?

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Weekly Obsession!

I'm SO glad that I have been keeping up with these posts.  Be prepared though because once the holidays happen most of my obsessions will probably be food related.  I'm very excited for my obsession this week.  My weekly obsession is......Beauty And The Beast!!!!!!!  This is honestly one of my favorite Disney films.  I watched it all the time as a kid.  When I heard they were going to make it into a live action version I just couldn't picture it.  Then when Emma Watson was cast as Belle I was SO upset!  She looks nothing like Belle!!!!  At that point I decided I wasn't going to see the film.  Then the trailer was released and I lost my mind!  It looks AMAZING!!!!  They really stayed true to the original film which made me very happy.  Emma Watson was really transformed and beast looked fantastic!  I'll leave the trailer below.  It comes out in March and I can't wait!!!!  Fun fact: My mom and I are actually going to see the play in May or June so will definitely let you guys know how it is.  What are you currently loving?  Let me know!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Quiz Tuesday: 11 Makeup Questions That Are Basically Impossible To Answer

Happy Tuesday!  I have gotten really into make up lately.  I mean I practically stalk the Ulta website daily.  That is why this quiz is so fitting.  It's called 11 Makeup Questions That Are Basically Impossible To Answer.  I thought this would be fun especially for people who love make up as much as I do.  After all the drama occurring this past week we could all use a little fun.  You can take this quiz with me here.  Tell me what make up product you couldn't live without.  I love mascara currently.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Lazy Saturday Outfit

I am loving outfit posts at the moment!  On Saturday I went to my nieces' birthday party.  I wanted to look nice but still be comfortable.  This is the perfect outfit for that.  I wore a slightly oversized blue striped shirt.  It is longer in the back with two pockets in front.  I love how the stripes go in different directions.  It makes it more interesting.  I chose a pair of lightwash jeggings.  They are super comfortable and the rip details make it more casual.  Last up are my ankle booties.  These are my favorite shoes!  The chain details are just perfect!  All my clothes are from Kohls.  For my hair I did a messy braid with my sea salt spray for slight waves.  Let me know if you want more posts like this.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Weekly Obsession!

It's been a crazy busy day today which is why this post is late.  I didn't forget though!  My weekly obsession is.....Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray!!!!!!!  First of all I LOVE this brand.  I own a couple of their other products and they are fantastic.  I bought this spray in summer and never got a chance to use it.  Now that I cut my hair I use it pretty much daily.  You can put on wet or dry hair which is perfect.  It really does make your hair look like you spent the day in the ocean.  It also smells SO good!  It's a really affordable product.  I paid $6 which is what other products in this brand are as well.  You won't regret checking this out!!!  What are you loving?

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Quiz Tuesday: The Ultimate Game Of “Would You Rather” For ’90s Girls

Happy Tuesday!!!!  Today is also election day which I'm sure we are all ready for it do be over.  If you haven't voted then GO VOTE!  Even if the results aren't what you wanted at least you did your part.  Now let's get into something fun!!!  I LOVE the 90's so today's quiz is perfect.  Today's quiz is called The Ultimate Game Of “Would You Rather” For ’90s Girls.  It's not really a quiz but it's still a lot of fun.  You can take this quiz with me here.  Enjoy!!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Movie Review: Trolls

I'm not going to lie, I totally took my niece so I wouldn't look like a weird 27 year old.  I love Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake so I was super excited to see this film.  To be honest I didn't really know what it was about.  I'll give you a brief description.  The trolls are celebrating being free from the Bergens for 20 years.  When a Bergen finds them and kidnaps some of the Trolls.  Poppy decides to go rescue them with the help of an unwilling Branch.  I LOVED this movie!  I thought the storyline was adorable.  The soundtrack is also incredible.  It had some adult humor so everybody can enjoy it.  I highly recommend it!  If you saw it then let me know what you thought.

Friday, November 4, 2016

New Hair!!!

Do you ever make impulse decisions?  I do quite often.  Today I chopped off about 8 inches of my hair!  I've been thinking about it for awhile and finally did it.  I thought I'd share my new hair with you guys!  If any of you have short hair share some products that you use so I can try them.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Cooking Corner: Monster Cookies

I've been craving cookies lately!  A couple weeks ago my mom made me some Monster cookies.  I had never had them before but I LOVED them.  So I thought I would share the recipe with all of you!  This is the perfect way to use up any extra Halloween candy because you can put pretty much anything in them.  If you make these be sure to tweet me pictures!  Enjoy!

3 eggs
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
4 1/2 cups rolled oats
11.4 ounce bag M&M'S
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

In a very large bowl, beat the eggs.

Add the remaining ingredients in order, mixing well.

Scoop the cookie dough on to an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Weekly Obsession!

Happy Wednesday!!!  This week has been going so fast!  I promised you I would be back with more obsessions.  It's a little different then usual.  My weekly obsession is... PeruseProject!!!!!!!!  You probably have no idea what that is.  It's a Youtube channel by a girl named Regan who talks all about books.  I discovered her maybe 2 weeks ago and I can't stop watching!  I LOVE to read and she makes you want to read books that you didn't even know you wanted to.  I love all her recommendations. She is a little bit quirky which I really enjoy.  She honestly reminds me of myself.  Go check her out!  What are you guys loving?

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

My October Playlist!

I hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween.  I went trick or treating with my nieces which is always fun.  That is why this post is a little late.  I just got home and went to sleep.  I didn't get to post last month's playlist because I was busy.  As you can tell I've had a blog redesign and I feel SO much more inspired.  Make sure you follow me if want to see all my posts.  I've been listening to a ton of music this past month.  I was in an old school mood and that is definitely reflected in this playlist.  I'm still loving my August playlist so be sure to check that out.  What are you listening to?

1. Don't Wanna Know by Maroon 5 feat. Kendrick Lamar
Favorite lyric: I don't wanna know, know, know, know Who's taking you home, home, home, home
And loving you so, so, so, so The way I used to love you, no I don't wanna know, know, know, know
Who's taking you home, home, home, home And loving you so, so, so, so The way I used to love you, oh I don't wanna know

2. This Town by Niall Horan
Favorite lyric: 'Cause if the whole world was watching I'd still dance with you Drive highways and byways to be there with you Over and over the only truth Everything comes back to you You still make me nervous when you walk in the room Them butterflies they come alive when I'm next to you
Over and over the only truth Everything comes back to you

3. Shout Out To My Ex by Little Mix
Favorite lyric: Guess I should say thank you For the "hate you's" and the tattoos Oh baby, I'm cool by the way Ain't sure I loved you anyway Go 'head, babe, I'mma live my life, my life, yeah Shout out to my ex, you're really quite the man You made my heart break and that made me who I am Here's to my ex, hey, look at me now, well, I I'm all the way up, I swear you'll never bring me down Shout out to my ex, you're really quite the man You made my heart break and that made me who I am Here's to my ex, hey, look at me now, well, I I'm all the way up, I swear you'll never, you'll never bring me down

4. Side To Side by Ariana Grande feat. Nicki Minaj
Favorite lyric: These friends keep talkin' way too much Say I should give you up Can't hear them, no, 'cause I I've been there all night I've been there all day And boy, got me walkin' side to side I've been there all night I've been there all day And boy, got me walkin' side to side (side to side)

5. Cold Water by Justin Bieber
Favorite lyric: Come on, come on Save me from my rocking boat I just want to stay afloat I'm all alone And I hope, I hope Someone's gonna take me home Somewhere I can rest my soul I need to know You won't let go (I won't let go, no, no, no, no, no, no) I'll be your lifeline tonight You won't let go I'll be your lifeline tonight

6. Sex And Candy by Marcy Playground
Favorite lyric: I smell sex and Candy here Who's that lounging In my chair Who's that casting Devious stares In my direction Mama this surely Is a dream

7. Our Song by Taylor Swift
Favorite lyric: 'Cause our song is the slamming screen door, Sneakin' out late, tapping on his window
When we're on the phone and he talks real slow 'Cause it's late and his mama don't know Our song is the way he laughs The first date: "Man, I didn't kiss him, when I should have." And when I got home  'fore I said, "Amen." Asking God if he could play it again

8. Long Way Down by One Direction
Favorite lyric: We had a mountain But took it for granted We had a spaceship, But we couldn't land it
We found an island, But we got stranded We had it all, yeah Who could've planned it? Point of no return And now it's just too late to turn around I try to forgive you, But I'm struggling 'cause I don't know how We built it up so high and now I'm fallin' It's a long way down from here Such a long way down from here

9. Bad Things by Machine Gun Kelly feat. Camila Cabello
Favorite lyric: Am I out of my head? Am I out of my mind? If you only knew the bad things I like
Don't think that I can explain it What can I say, it's complicated Don't matter what you say Don't matter what you do I only wanna do bad things to you So good, that you can't explain it What can I say, it's complicated

10. Perfect Illusion by Lady Gaga
Favorite lyric: Caught up in your show Yeah, at least now I know It wasn't love, it wasn't love It was a perfect illusion (Perfect illusion) Mistaken for love, it wasn't love It was a perfect illusion (Perfect illusion) You were a perfect illusion