Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Years Resolutions

I look at New Year Resolutions a little different,
I look at them as if a reminder of who I want to be 
and what I have already been focusing on over the past years.

*Spiritual Goals*
--I would like to strengthen my walk with God 
&& Go to church more times then not.--

*Physical Goals*
-- To be more aware && Mindful of the 
things I am eating, and also to not rely 
on a Number I want to reach but to be pleased with 
the effort I put in. --

*Family Goals*
--I plan on making every weekend 
dedicated to family time, && doing my "chores"
during the week, to be able to make this happen--

*Home Goals*
--Organize every knook and cranny in my home
&& finish our back Yard--

*Blogging Goal*
--To dedicate myself more to blogging,
because its something that genuinely makes me happy-- 

&& my goal for all of you 
is that you have a Blessed and Positive Year to
come with many Joys and Blessings.


Monday, December 30, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

Apple Pie Muddy Buddies

 Happy Friday Everyone!!!
For my Five on Friday I bring you a piece of Deliciousness
with only 5 Ingredents and is very very easy!!
I hope everyone is Enjoying the Christmas Season 
&& Have a fabulous Weekend!

  1. 7-8 cups Cinnamon Apple Chex cereal
  2. 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips or CandyQuick 
  3. 1 cup Butter
  4. 1 - 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  5. 2 tsp apple pie spice

  1. Melt white chocolate chips and butter in a double boiler or microwave, stir until well combined. 
  2. Pour half of the melted white chocolate and 1 tsp of apple pie spice onto the cereal, mix then pour the remaining chocolate and apple pie spice. Continue stirring until Chex cereal is evenly coated.
  3. Coat cereal with powdered sugar. I start with 1 cup of powdered sugar and slowly add another 1/2 cup if desired.
  4. Spread onto a wax paper lined baking sheet, allow cereal to set. 
  5. Enjoy! 

Friday, December 6, 2013

Friday, Friday, Friday

one: The Xperince days Giveaway is still going on! Check it out here!


two: We are having a yardsale!!! It is getting to be the end of the year 
       and I am just so sick at looking at shit that I dont need or care for! 
       and plus I have to make room for after Christmas right, and maybe make 
       a little cash on the side.

three: Christmas Shopping! my goal is to be done with Christmas gifts this
          weekend! Rilynn, Ryan, and family all of it...... lets see how I do 

four: I am going to try out a new Caramel White Hot Cocoa receipe! 

five: I really want to go to the movies and see the second Hunger Games movie!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


This Month was all about Family! && Christmas... We decided to put up our Christmas decorations
in the middle of the month , since Thanksgiving was so late this year. && we did our 
Christmas photos! You'll see more of that later!!! Overall this was a busy yet calm month! 
&& I even got most of my Christmas shopping done! How was your November? 

Remember I am doing my very first Giveaway for the next 2 weeks with xperincedays.com
Check that out HERE.

Friday, November 29, 2013

5 on Friday

well well well... weekend here you are brinigng me feeling 
completely stuffed from yesterdays Thanksgiving! which was so yummy.

 one: I am getting ready to do my first GIVEAWAY coming on Monday!
&& I am so excited its going to be huge !!!! a $50.00 giveaway.... but I
don't want to give to much away! so stay tuned for Monday!


two: We will not be cooking this weekend but Eating Leftovers 
lots and lots of Leftovers. 

three: Today the only black Friday store I am going to is Bath and Body!
I go every year. I just can help it! I love those damn 3 wick candles!

four: Christmas Shopping!!! We need to get going! 
seriously we have been slacking and Ryans family Christmas is 
on the 14th this year.

 Five: I honestly feel like I need these red pumps!!! not a want but a need!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


I just want to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving
&& tell you how thankful I am for you! and for reading my little 
blog and supporting me and following me! It means the world to me!!!
Have fun Stuffing you face full of goodies :)

We will be spending ours Putting up the rest of our Christmas Lights 
and Going to my Aunts house as well as Ryans Sisters house!

From the 19th Ave I wish you a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria

I don't know about you, but I like to drink on Thanksgiving. 
I know that sounds like I am a crazed alcoholic ..... (I am
But who can resist a delicious and yummy Holiday Sangria 

+ 2 apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
+ 1/2 cup cognac
+ 2 cups apple cider
+ 750ml bottle cava (or other dry sparkling wine), chilled
+ 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds

--Add the apples to a large pitcher reserving about 1/2 cup for garnishing.
  Add the cognac, apple cider, and chilled cava. Stir.

--Fill the pitcher with ice. Pour the sangria into glasses filled with ice and
  top with sliced apple and pomegranate seeds.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Five on Friday Christmas Prep Edition

This weekend is one of my all time favorite weekends! 
We are getting ready for Christmas!!!! Tonight is date night 
and tomorrow is full on Christmas prep!!! so here 
are the five things getting us ready for the Holidays.

One: Lights 

Two: Christmas Tree

Three:Wrapping gifts 

Four: Stockings are hung. 

Five: Hot Cocoa

Basically Our Lives are going to be consumed by Christmas! 
What are you doing this weekend?

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A Bridal Shower to the 9's

Over the weekend I went to my amazing friend Alyssa's Bridal shower. 
&& oh my goodness can I just say her bridesmaids went above and Beyond!
her shower was one top knotch! and it had printerest written all over it!!!
It was the one and only Breakfast at Tiffany's inspired!  GORGEOUS !!

&& The Details...... They could take your breath away!
&& all her beautiful guests came dressed up and ready to party, OH && Can't forget the He Said Game --> Every question she guessed wrong....she had to 
chew another piece of gum!

What an Amazing Shower! Thank you for Having me Alyssa!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Berry Lip Tint.

One of my all time favorite things about winter
is Berry Lips! it is such a classic look 
and gives a little more diversity then the Red Lip. 
I came across this amazing in expensive way to 
create our own homemade Berry Tint.  Enjoy.
5 raspberries
5 blackberries
1 teaspoon olive oil


one: Combine blackberries and raspberries in a small bowl.
Two: Mash well with a spoon or fork. Add in olive oil and mash again.
Three: Drain the liquid into another container with a fork, leaving seeds and chunks behind.

Friday, November 15, 2013

5 on Friday!


one: I got a head start on Christmas shopping this year!!
        this is a sneak peak of one of my many gifts!

 Two: One of my very good friends is having her bridal shower
          this week && I am so excited for her, the theme is
          Breakfast at Tiffany's!

Three: I am taking our Christmas Portraits! Filled with ornaments, fake snow
           And lights!!!! Oh and dont forget GLITTER!

Four: Me and my amazing Boss are going to get Facials after work this evening.
         && don't judge me i know this is sad, Ive never had a facial.

Five:  I dont know if everyone knows this but  I do photography on the side!
        I like to think of it as a passion, however this time of year gets
        photo busy for me! [Note] -> this is not one of my photos
        just an inspiration .... to view mine click Here.
What are you up to this weekend?

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Candied Almonds


  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 12 ounces shelled almonds
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1½ teaspoon salt

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or baking liner.
  2. In a skillet warm honey, cinnamon and ginger over low heat, stirring until combined.
  3. Add almonds and stir to coat almonds. Remove from heat.
  4. Sprinkle in brown sugar and salt and combine.
  5. Spread coated almonds on lined baking sheet and bake at 325°F for 12-15 minutes. Slightly adjust cook time to toasted/roasted preference.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Butterfinger Donut Holes

+1/4 cup candy corn
+1/4 cup peanut butter
+1/4 cup granulated sugar
+1/3 cup + 1 tbsp milk
+1 tbsp canola oil
+1/2 tsp vanilla extract
+1 egg
+1 cup all-purpose flour
+1 tsp baking powder
+1/4 tsp salt


1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease a cake pops pan.

2. Microwave candy corn in 30-second intervals until completely melted. Stir in peanut butter until smooth. Microwave again if needed.

3. Transfer candy corn/peanut butter mixture into a medium-sized bowl. Stir in sugar until completely combined. Add milk, canola oil, vanilla extract, and egg. Fold in flour, baking powder, and salt, stirring until just combined. (Don’t worry if you still have bits and pieces of candy corn in the dough.)

4. Fill donut cavities 2/3 of the way full. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool before glazing.

Chocolate Glaze:
+2-1/2 cups powdered sugar
+2 tbsp cocoa powder
+1/2 tsp vanilla extract
+4-5 tbsp milk

--Combine all ingredients together. Add more or less milk to reach your desired consistency.

Yummy I know my family LOVED them, 
Thank you The Baking Robot for sharing!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Festive Decorating

Thanksgiving is just around the corner!!
&& if you are like me than being festive 
is one of the funnest parts of the holidays. 
Here are some simple Thanksgiving DIY 
so glam up your table && home this Turkey season!

&& of course you have got to have the banner
what holiday isn't complete without a banner!
Find this fun FREE printable here

So Go On Decorate that fabulous home of yours
to be festive and comfy and all around breath taking.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Ideal Monday

For my Ideal Monday this is what I expect:
+ Slippers
 +Messy buns
+No Makeup
+Flannel Sheets
+Gossip Girl
+Chocolate or Pecan Pie

Friday, November 8, 2013

Five on Friday

This week has probably been one of the most stressful weeks 
I have had in a long time, between car issues... and planning issues,
as well as drama fights with people who still think they are 
in high school .... so my weekend I am hoping to focus on 
my family, my home and myself. However something awesome 
still happened this week Ryan got a new job that we are both 
extremely excited for and ready to start this new journey.
&& with that being said here is whats on my agenda this weekend.

one: There are a couple of home projects I want to start if not this 
        year, then the start of next year. The first one is planking our 
        large wall the connects the living room and the dining room!

two: The secound one is to Re-do Rilynns room make it a little less "baby" and
       more vintage she is getting older and we are about to be done with the crib.
       Random but this is my inspiration.

three: Going to bake these bad boys, Ryan has been begging me for them.
          Recipe here

four: I am going to Relax, Relax, && Relax!

Five: This week I have decided to let go of an old friend of mine, we have been friends 
          since 4th grade, && even though I would love to hold on to a friendship with such
          age. Unfortunately she is poison to me, and she is also destructive to my relationship
          with Ryan. I need a supportive, positive influence in my life not a constant struggle
          of someone bringing me down. Although its hard for me, I also feel a huge relief off 
          of my shoulders.

 what are you up to this weekend?
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