Aug 27, 2015

Thoughtful Thursday

Happy Thursday, all. I hope everyone has had a great week so far. Here are some funny quotes from Pinterest to brighten your day:

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When you really want to slap someone...There are just some people you really want to do that to.....

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When you really want to slap someone...There are just some people you really want to do that to.....

you little rebel - I am not quite sure why, but this made me laugh like crazy hmmmm

And this is how I have been feeling lately:
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I clearly like photos of cute animals with funny quotes on them. Just think about it, we are all one day closer to the weekend or in my case getting my other two wisdom teeth taken out. Anywho, have a make your Thursday a great one!!!

Aug 26, 2015

EasyTrail Mix

Sometime during the day I get extremely busy and forget to take a snack with me. I have always like trail mix but some of them couldn't eat because of the pecans, coconut, or other ingredients in them. Lately, I have taken to making my own because first, I can put everything I like in it and not worry about accidently eating a walnut. Second and most important making your own can save you money (depending on the kind of mix that you were buying most large bags range from $6 to $10).

I tend to put a good amount of peanuts and cashews in it since beside almonds those are the only nuts that I can eat. Just a warning: this is not the healthiest snack I have made. Here is my recipe for my trail mix
1 cup unsalted or lightly salted peanuts
1 cup unsalted or lightly salted cashew halves
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1 cup raisins
1. Place cup of peanuts in bowl.

2. Place cup of cashews in bowl.

3. Pour in cup of raisins.

4. Add mini milk chocolate chips.

5.  Add white chocolate chips.

With a spoon mix all the ingredients together.

Personally, I like trail mix because it has a good amount of salt (from the nuts) and some sweetness (from chocolate). I do add peanut butter chips sometimes ( I forget to get them this time) but I did melt some peanut butter and stir it in at the end (the picture at the top shows the end result).
Does anyone else have a easy snack they make for when they are on the go?

Aug 25, 2015

Product Review: Vaseline Intensive Care Spray Moisturizer

A while ago I received a vox box from Influenster with a couple of products in it. I have finally gotten around to using the Vaseline lotion. Here's a side note: I have very dry skin. The only lotion I use is either St Ives Oatmeal and Shea Butter or the Vaseline Cocoa Butter.
 What I like about the product is that you can control how much you are using of it. I know sometimes with regular lotion I may pump too much. Usually, I end up with WAY too much lotion on the area that I am putting it on.
Now to what I didn't like about the lotion. I had to reapply it a few times in certain areas. Usually with lotion I use I put it on once and it keep it moisturized for the whole day. I only had to spray once on my arms but had to go back and spray three times on my legs. Also, when you rub it in, the lotion has a weird texture to it. It maybe because of my skin issues that it felt that way but it was definitely not greasy feeling.
Overall, I like the concept of the product: easy to transport with you places in a tote bag, great for trips and travel, and no worrying about a potential spilling incident.
This product was provided to me for testing purposes. The opinion shared here are my own.

Aug 21, 2015

Tailgating Food ideas: part 1

With football season starting in a little less than two weeks, I have been starting to think about tailgating food ideas. Everyone brings the same thing over and over (hello Rotel Dip) again. This year I decided I wanted to try to find food that is different but people would still eat it.

Being in the south, some people take tailgating to another level. Many of these are traditional but have a twist to them. Here are some of the ones that I liked that I found on Pinterest (the recipes are linked under each picture).

Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls | Cooking With Curls
Loaded with flavor! Bacon Cheeseburger Bombs
 Easy Pizza Tarts are a great Tailgating Snack | Life Currents
Crimson Cooler
(without regular rum instead of coconut)

I am actually going to try to do a test run with some of these before I take them to a tailgate. Most likely, I am going to start with the drink (shocker!!!) then work my way up. There will be more tailgating ideas in the next few weeks.

Anyone else excited about football starting back?


Aug 20, 2015

Thoughtful Thursday

Its' time for another Thoughtful Thursday. This week has been a little better (figured out exactly how I want to go about putting in place what I want to do after college). Anywho, here are some quotes for the day:
"Don't let people pull you into their storm.  Pull them into your peace." ~ Kimberly Jones
true colors
good girl gone bad quotes - Google Search
Have a great Thursday!!!!!

Aug 19, 2015

Blueberry Lemonade Rum

Hello all,
School started back for me last Thursday ( I know, most random day to start school back on EVER). Since then I already have quite a bit of schoolwork to do but I am going to try to keep up with blogging a couple of times a week. On last Friday, I thought about trying some liquor that I haven't had before.  Earlier this summer, I made a couple of different drinks.  When I was walking around one of my local ABC stores, I decided to buy and try some Cruzan Blueberry Lemonade rum.
It was just something quick and simple that I put together. I know sometimes mixing drinks can involve quit a bit of muddling and stuff. There is no method to how I make drinks so I am definitely not a master bartender. Anywho, here is the recipe for the drink:
1/2 cup ice
1 cup lemon lime soda (I used sprite)
1 shot simple syrup
1 shot Blueberry Lemonade Rum (I used 2 of course)
I added some triple berries to the one I drank this weekend but I did it with for this picture.
I am going to try to make some drinks with this rum because it is actually really good.

Also the other day I tried making a red wine sangria finally. It turned out pretty good. My sangria kick should be ending since summer is coming to an end (sad face). The good thing about that though is that now I can try to make a bunch of drinks with different fall liquor.

It's hump day, so I hope everyone enjoys theirs!!!

Aug 13, 2015

Thoughtful Thursday

Given the tone of one of my earlier post this week about courage and betting on yourself I thought some of these pins were fitting:
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Let no one discourage your ambitious attitude. You don't need a fan club to achieve your goals. Be your own motivation. | Inspirational Quote
Carpe Diem... Seize the day. STOP waiting for FRIDAY. Make the most of every moment. Quotes To Make Your Life Better
Royally Pink: Tuesday Inspiration

Everyone have a great Thursday!!!

Aug 11, 2015

Nordstrom Rack: Home favorites

Last week I received an email about Nordstrom Rack now selling home items. If anyone hasn't noticed yet: I like ,ok LOVE home items. At the present moment, I have been storing them in the garage (along with all the rest of the home items I have bought). Hopefully, sometime very soon though, I mean very soon I'll have somewhere to put all of it.
Anywho, here are some of my favorite items from the home section:
Omniware White 7.75" Serving BowlOmniware Simple Blue 7.75 Serving Bowl
Omniware serving bowl in white and blue
Fringe Studio Crazy Cat Georgia MugFringe Studio Home Dog MugFringe Studio Andy Cat Montana Mug
Fringe studio mugs in different sayings such as Crazy Cat, Home Dog, and Andy Cat Montana
 I am all about organizing my life at the moment i.e. my bedroom and think some of this might come in handy:
 Azzure Home Black Large Accessory Hanger - Set of 2Azzure Home White Large Accessory Hanger - Set of 2
Azzure Home Accessory Hangers in Black and White
  Two Tier Jewelry Bar & Tray
These are just some of the things that I want. I have been living in "chaos" of sorts for the last three years since I moved back to North Alabama and I am OVER IT. Even though I start school in three days I am going to try to organize and sort what I can.

Does anyone else have any home items that they are wanting to buy lately?

Aug 10, 2015

Bet on Yourself

Decided to start the week off with a little something different.
Last week ended up being one of the worst that I have had in a while. Long story short: A LOT of things that I needed to happen didn't go my way. After the last thing happened on Friday afternoon, I started thinking about how I always bet and believe in other people to succeeded but I never really have put that same thought and focus into betting on myself.
I need to keep reminding myself this as I continuously argue with my mom about what I want from my life rather than what she wants for me

One of my friend's said something to me the other day about goals and how to reach them that has stuck with me since she said it. Her friend (who has a life coach) said to her that there is a difference between some people who are successful and those who aren't.

The difference is that those who succeed make long-term goal while along the way achieving short-term ones. Meaning that they make one big goal to achieve and try to work towards that. For example, it maybe where you want to be in 10 years professionally or a financial goal of having a certain amount of money saved.

I know for me, I tend to make short-term goals. After I achieve that, I tend to never make the long- term ones. I always make year goals but never plan past that. Since then, (which has only been 2 and a half days) I have made a long-term goal where I want to be and accomplish in 5 years and the short- term goals that I want to achieve along the way to make it happen.
 Some are blogging related and some are more personal/professional.

I will share some of those goals eventually. One of those on my short-term list I have done though. The first goal was to figure out what I wanted to truly do with my life. I sat yesterday pondering,  thinking about all the things that I am interested in and it came to me what I should do.

I know this is super long but sometimes I write like I talk: A LOT!!!
This quote below I think describes where I am now in my life and I am excited to see where finally betting on myself leads in the future.
 Follow your dreams
Have a great Monday!!!

Aug 6, 2015

Thoughtful Thursday

Happy Thursday all!!!
I hope everyone has had a great week so far.
Here are some thoughts to get you through the next day.
Don't try to understand everything. Sometimes it is not meant to be understood, just accepted.


Photo: Stand up for yourself. Don't allow someone, just because they have had a few drinks, or because they are going through hard times, to take out their frustrations and anger on you. Require others to honor your space, and respect your dignity as a person of worth. Let the people in your life own their choices, and don't give them permission to dump their problems or crises on you. This includes your grown children, parents, relatives, people you work with or go to church with, and/or ...

Be careful how you treat people...What you do to others has a funny way of coming back on you.

And always remember

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I hope everyone has a great Thursday.


Aug 5, 2015

Review: Dickinson's Original Witch Hazel Refreshingly Clean Cleansing Cloths

In the Sunshine Voxbox I received they sent me these Dickinson's Original Witch Hazel Refreshingly Clean Cleansing Cloths. I have tried a number of cleansing cloths before and haven't really been a fan of any of them.

That is until I tried these. Many of the ones that I tried before left my face dry after I was done using them. These do not do that. Not only that but, these were the first ones that I have ever used that removed all of the eye make-up: yes, I said ALL OF IT!!!
 My face felt clean after using them. I would recommend these to anyone who is looking to try a new cleansing cloth.

These are my opinions of the refreshingly clean cloths. I was given this product for testing purposes. 

Aug 4, 2015

Vanilla Chocolate Chip Pudding Pie

For some reason I love making a dessert, in particular pies. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to make a pie since I haven't made one in forever. I ended up making this one partly because I kind of have a large amount of Jell-o (pudding and gelatin) sitting in the pantry at home as I speak.
This is a quick and easy pie to make. If you are needing a dessert to take somewhere, I would suggest this or a variation of it (depending on the kind of pudding you are using).
Vanilla Chocolate Chip Pudding Pie
1 package Jell-O instant Vanilla pie filling
2 1/2 cups milk
1  cup of mini chocolate chips
1 ready to eat graham cracker crust
1/2 container of whipped topping
*I used Kroger brand for the crust and whipped topping, Nestle for the mini chips
1. Make the Jell-O pie filling as instructed on the side of the box for the classic pudding pie (mixing the pudding and milk together).
2. After making pudding mix, add in the one cup of mini chocolate chips. Blend well.
3. Once the chips are blended in, pour the pudding in the graham cracker pie crust.
4. Take half of a the whipped topping and spread on top of the pudding. Then sprinkle the last half cup of mini chips on top.
5. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until the pie is set.
I accidentally used the graham cracker crust for this. I bought this crust for make a key-lime pie I was going to make (which I will be posting about soon). The crust was suppose to be a chocolate one but I will use that one for another recipe.
Does anyone else have any easy pie recipes that they have made?? 

Aug 3, 2015

Review: Blue Diamond Sirarchia Almonds

For anyone who has been reading the blog for a while, you would know that I have a nut allergy (mainly pecans, walnuts, macadamia, and nuts).

I received some Blue Diamond Almonds in my sunshine vox box from Influenster. They are Sriracha flavored. At first, I was a little afraid to try them. I like spicy foods but sometimes too much is a bad thing for me.

These however, were not that at all. They had the right amount of punch to them. I would recommend buying these to anyone who likes to snacks throughout the day. The whole pack lasted me for almost 3 days as a snack (I would just eat a few whenever I was feeling hungry).

I liked these so much that I went out and bought a container of them. If you get a chance I would say to go get a pack and try them for yourself and let me know what you think.

These are my opinions of Blue Diamond Sriracha Almonds. I was given this product for testing purposes.