Blogmas Day 10: A Note from the Heart

Christmas sometimes becomes so rushed and busy that we forget to even enjoy it. This past week I’ve had so much on my mind wondering what I should get family members and friends for Christmas. I think it’s so easy to get caught up in the business of the season we forget what it’s all about. For me it’s about celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. It’s about being with my family. This week I was so caught up in my own little world until the other day I witness my Mom do something that was so selfless for a family in need and she didn’t even think twice about it. I realized that’s what Christmas is about. Spreading love and happiness to those who don’t have that. So this season remember the reason. Spread love and be selfless. 

 

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Blogmas Day 9: Stocking Stuffers for Her

Stockings are probably one of my favorite things about Christmas! I love opening up my stocking so I put together an awesome list of things that I would love to get in mine!  1. Kate Spade Pencil Pouch $30

2. Giving Key $40
3. Fur Pom Pom Key Chain $9.43  
4. Dolls Skin Phone Case 
5. Kate Spade Polka Dot Pencil Pouch $39 6. Yu Bright Pink $26

  Hope you enjoyed! I haven’t been able to post the last two days I’ve been under the weather but I’m back! 

  

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Blogmas Day 6: Festive Canvas Painting with My Sister

Painting has become such a relaxation tool for me. I’m not the greatest at all but it’s so much fun. The Holidays get so busy that sometimes you just need to do something that you enjoy. Today my sister, who is much better than I am, painted some festive canvases. So I figured I would share what we painted!  

 

What do you do to relax during the holiday season? 

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Blogmas Day 5: The Easiest Made From Scratch Holiday Cookies Ever

I absolutely love to bake but if I’m honest, I don’t have a whole lot of time to do so. I have an awesome recipe thats quick, easy, and sure to be a hit amongst your friends! Plus you probably have most of these item in your home already.  So let’s get started!  

Ingredients: 

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened

1 egg

1 1/2 cups white sugar

1 teaspoon pure vanilla or vanilla extract 

1 /2 bag of Nestle Holiday Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
 First preheat the oven to 375 degrees. To start you mix your flower, baking soda, and baking powder together in a mixing bowl. 

 In a separate mixing bowl you are going to mix the butter and sugar together until it is a smooth consistency. Then you add in your eggs,vanilla, and chocolate morsels and mix it all together. 

 Then you will add the flower, baking powder, baking soda mix little by little in with all of the other stuff. 

 When everything’s is mixed together you roll the dough into little balls and place them on an ungreassed cookie sheet.

Cook for 8-10 minutes then let them cool for 10 minutes! There you have it the easiest holiday cookies ever!

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Blogmas Day 4: A Golden Gift Guide for Her

Stuck on what to get that special lady in your life well I got you covered! Gold is so popular this year and what better to get her than some of these amazing items!  

 

1. Tom Dixon Orientilistic $80 

2. Burberry Eye Color Cream $30 

3. 18ct Rose Gold Plated on Vermeil on Sterling Silver $120                        

4. Elie Saab Le Perfume $60  

5. Kate Spade 2016 Calender $36             

6. Lulus Gold Leaf Earings $14

7. BY TERRY gold Baume $31 

8. Elise James Home Gold Pillow $20 

9. Micheal Kors Selma $390

I hope you enjoyed my gift guide! Have a golden day!

 
 

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Blogmas Day 3: NYC Christmas Memories 

I love the city exspecially at Christmas time. Last year a few of my friends and I spent a week in NYC. It wasn’t my first time in NYC but it was my first time during Christmas. If you haven’t been to the city during Christmas before its so magical. Honestly nothing like it! 

    
 What are your favorite Christmas memories? 

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Blogmas Day 2:My Top 10 Christmas Songs

One of my favorite things about the Holiday season is the day after Thanksgiving and all of the radio stations start playing Christmas music. It just makes driving in the car way more fun. So I’ve compiled my top ten favorite Christmas songs! 

 1. “I’ll be Home for Christmas” by Elvis Presley

2. “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Andy Williams

3. “Last Christmas” by Ariana Grande 

4. “Family Tree” by Dave Barnes

5. “All I Want for Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey

6. “Why couldn’t it be Christmas Everyday” by Bianca Ryan

7. “It’s beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas” by Michael Buble 

8. “My Favorite Things” by Kelly Clarkson

9. “Rockin Around the Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee

10. “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby 

There you have it my top ten favorite Christmas songs. Listen to these and you will soon be in the Christmas spirit!

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Blogmas Day 1: Sweet Christmas Treat

  I’m not much for making any sorts of food whatsoever but I have come across a popcorn treat that is perfect for Holiday parties or just a snack for yourself. The best part of it is that it’s super easy! Here is my recipe! 

 Ingredients:

1/2 bag of Skinny Pop Popcorn

 1 cup of Shultz Mini Pretzels

1 bag of Candiquir Vanilla

1 cup of Nestle Holiday Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels

  You start by breaking up the pretzels into small pieces and mixing them into a bowl with the popcorn and Chocolate Morsels. 

  The next step is to melt the Candiquir Vanilla and all you have to do is pull it out of the bag and pop it into the microwave for 60 second and stir. I like to add green dye to it to make it a bit more Christmassy! 

  Then you drizzle the vanilla over the popcorn, add some more chocolate morsels and sprinkles, and you’re done! A easy Holiday treat for anyone to enjoy!

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Non Beauty Favorites

I love watching when beauty gurus do non beauty favorites. I feel like it gives you a little more of a glimpse into who they are. I’m so excited to to share mine with you!

1.  Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera
  I’m obsessed with my instant camera. It’s so fun to have and it’s always a hit anywhere I go! 

2. My 3 Adopted Shihpoos  

Millly  

 
WinstonMax   

3. The Key to Missions

  I love this organization and what it stands for! When you buy a key proceeds go towards supporting missionaries around the world! Check them out! https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheKEYtoMissions 

3.  Justin Biebers New Album Excuse the crack phone I recently dropped it but anyways this album is awesome!

4. The Selection Series 

Seriously this book series is addicting. I love the story line and how it’s built. I just read the spin off of this called The Heir and it was amazing as well!

6.  Trades of Hope Notebook

  I bought this notebook from Trades of Hope and I think it’s gorgeous. This organization employs people and teaches people around the world a trade to help them earn wages. 

7. My Engagement Ring I mean come one this one needs no explanation!

I hope you enjoyed seeing a few of my non beauty favorites! What are some of yours!! Have a happy Thanksgiving!
   

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O Christmas Tree

I love Christmas and I love Decorating for Christmas. Honestly I’ve been wanting to decorate since Halloween and today I finally got around to putting up my small tree. I love this tree. Is it perfect absolutely not but it describes me. When I look at it I see little pieces of myself. It’s early to decorate but honestly I don’t care. Why not start to have a little Christmas cheer. So today I warmed myself up some Apple Cider, put on Elvis Presley’s Christmas album, and started putting up my little tree. Happy decorating people! 

 
  

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