Friday, December 26, 2014

Easy Kosher Rice Krispie Treat Shapes!


I was so excited about making Rice Krispes, because I haven't made any since junior high school. So I thought this Holiday Season would be the perfect time to make them for my family.

Recipe Ingredients:

Two 10oz Bags of Marshmallows | 1/2 Stick Of Butter | 4-6 Cups Of Rice Krispies


I found these Marshmallow's at the Kosher Market. I don't eat pork, so finding an alternative Marshmallow that doesn't have gelatin in it, is Great!( If your looking for a kosher market just Google local kosher markets in your city)


| Cooking |




Put your stove on LOW and SLOWLY melt the butter and marshmallows together. You will know when its done because the consistency will be smooth and creamy. 
** Be careful not to burn your marshmallows (take your time )

| Mixing |


After you pore in the marshmallows, start mixing everything together with a spatula. 
** Make sure you butter your spatula and mixing bowl to avoid sticking

| Shape |
| I first transferred my mixture into a pyrex dish to cool, then I started shaping them. |


I decided to make balls, but you can also use cookie cutters and make different shapes.




| Enjoy!:) |

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Winter Plaid OOTD!


Heyyy Guys! Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday week! Here's my Outfit Of The Day from earlier today. I mixed plaid with checkered print, only because I felt a bit daring today. I even wore my favorite red lip stick by Rimmel London Kate. I was doing a little shopping so I wanted something comfy and not to complicated. Hope You enjoy!



 These Pants are definitely one of my favorites to wear. I love the look of them and they are so comfy.




I bought these boots over 2 years ago from "Ross Dress For Less" and I still where them, especially on rainy days.


 I am In love with the checkered black and white print on this scarf. It's very classic and can be worn with my different outfits or styles.


Outfit Details :

**unfortunately all of these pieces were purchased a while ago, so I do not have the links for them. But I did link the stores!:)



Friday, December 19, 2014

This or That Tag! (Free Spirit Friday)

I saw this really cute tag on Beauty Book Blog and thought it was just a fun tag to do for Free spirit Friday. 
So here it is :) Happy Friday!


Makeup
Blush Or Bronzer?
I would have to say Blush! I like the look a nice soft peach or rose can change a persons look.

Lip Gloss or Lip Stick?
 Depends on the occasion, but on most days I would say lip gloss. When its time to go out lip stick! 

Eye Liner Or Mascara?
 Mascara!!

Foundation or Concealer?
Concealer, sometimes foundation can be a bit much for my taste.

Neutral Or Color Eye Shadow?
Neutral

Pressed Or Loosed Eye Shadow?
 Pressed! It's a lot easier to handle

Nails
 OPI Or China Glaze?
OPI

Long Or Short?
Short, I like working with my hands and doing crafts so having long nails really gets in the way of that.

Acrylic Or Natural?
Natural,

Bright Or Dark?
Bright 

Flower Or No Flower?
No Flower, I like simple nails with just color. 

Body 
Perfume Or Body Spray?
 Perfume! Juicy Couture (My Favorite)

Lotion Or Body Butter?
 Body Butter is definitely my favorite to use.

Body Wash Or Soap?
 Body Wash (with added moisture)
LUSH Or Other Bath Companies?   
I like Lush for certain things, but I also like other bath companies as well. So I'm going to go with LUSH overall :)


Fashion
 Jeans or Sweat Pants?
I love Jeans! 

Long or short sleeves?
I prefer long sleeves.

Dresses or skirts?
Dresses, they have so many styles and you can dress them so many ways.

Stripes or Plaid?
Plaid

Flip Flops or Sandals?
Sandals!! So many styles and they are so cute and versatile.

Scarves or hats?
Scarves, I have an obsession with scarves especially the scarves from World Market

Studs or dangle earrings?
I go through cycles with earrings, but for the past year I have been loving STUDS!

Necklaces or Bracelets?
Bracelets, I do love my necklaces though

Jackets or Hoodies?
Jackets!

Hair
Curly or Straight?
This is a hard one but I'm going to say Curly

Bun or ponytail?
#Bunlife

Bobby Pins or Butterfly Clips?
Bobby Pins of course!

Hair Spray or Hair Gel?
Hair Gel Works better for me

Long or Short hair?
Long.

Light or dark?
Dark.

Side sweep or Full on bangs (fringe)?
Side sweep.

Up or Down?
Down.

Random
Rain or Shine?
I love the rain!

Summer or Winter?
Summer. Even though it gets extremely hot in Arizona

Autumn or Spring?
Autumn for sure!!:)

Chocolate or Vanilla?
Vanilla 


I hope you guys enjoyed today's free spirit Friday! I like doing tags :) Let me know in the comments some of your this or that's!


Until Next Time XOXO<3
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Last Minute Gift Ideas! (for her)

Hello! I hope everyone is having an amazing productive week! With the holiday season just around the corner shopping for gifts can be a hassle. Sometimes we don't always know what to get our family and friends. Then its the last minute and we are scrambling for gifts. No Worries! I have a few Gift Ideas for her that will make your holiday season run a lot smoother.

 DIY Beauty in a Jar
 This ideas is perfect for someone who loves beauty items. All you need is a mason jar and a few of your favorite beauty products! I like doing DIY gifts like this because you can personalize what the person likes.


 What's in my jar??
Nail Buffer
Nail File
Hair Ties
3 Candy Canes


The Spa Pamper Box
 This next gift idea is for the person who loves being pampered or taking baths and relaxing. I like to give gifts that I would want to receive my self.
 What's in my box??
Shower Loofah
Razors
Small Comb
Body/Foot brush
Large Bear Claw Back Scratcher
Ballet Slippers
Toe Nail Clippers 
 I put everything in this really cute shoe box!

Cozy Gloves
Everyone needs a nice pair of cozy gloves. It doesn't get freezing cold in Arizona, but it gets cold enough for me. Gloves are also a really great gift if your on a budget!


Stylish Wallet

 
Clutch & Flats

 A simple clutch and a pair of matching shoes, can be a really great essential gift for a sister, cousin or friend!


                       

Jewelry

Hope this last minute gift guide helps!
until next time xoxo<3

 
Sunday, December 7, 2014

Ways to Relieve Stress & Pamper Yourself


Stress can be a horrible thing that can be caused by many different aspects of life. Such as, work, school, relationships or just life in general. It's a natural part of life sometimes, but its our job to make sure we take care of it in a healthy way. Now its not good to hold in stress and never release it. It can eat at your body and cause many health problems. That is why it's always good to take a minute for yourself, Relax! and enjoy some "me" time. I would say once a week or once every 2 weeks treat yourself to things you REALLY! love and take care of your body. I have a few things I like to do on a weekly basis to keep my stress levels down and my energy up! Now before We start there are a few things that have to be done!



1. Relaxing Spa Bubble Bath

I'm all for bubble baths they just bring so much ease and comfort. Baths are so cleansing and relaxing for the body! They help calm your mind and give you some peace, If you really want to boost your mood add some sage essential oil to your warm bath to give you that extra relaxation and comfort. Warm water relaxes your muscles and can really give you a calm Ora. If you have aching muscles try adding some Epson salt to your warm bath to ease those pains! My Favorite Bubble Bath at the moment is this wonderful amazing relaxing smelling bubble bath from bath & body works called warm vanilla sugar. It is very calming and soothing. You can also go the more natural route and use essential oils. Essential Oils can give you great strength or help you relax.
Bubble Bath:

  Essential Oils:

 Tea Tree Oil helps with Cleansing the Body of Toxins and Stress.
Lavender Oil keeps the body calm and at a relaxed state.
Peppermint Oil Cools the body off and gives you a nice refreshing feeling. (Great for in the morning to wake you up)

** Essential oils were purchased at sprouts

Fragrance:

 Don't forget to smell delicious when you get out the tub! I'm loving this new holiday collection from bath and body works! FROSTED WONDERLAND is Heaven! Since this is winter time go for more moisturizing lotions or body creams that have Shea butter for added moisture in these dry months.

Candles: 
 

I like to start off my day of pampering  by lighting candles and setting the right mood! I like to add some scents when I'm relaxing. My two favorite candles at the moment are Walnut Brownie by Living Colors (this candle smells just like a brownie!!) & Bourbon Blondie by Target (this candle also smells like a brownie) The two candles combined reminds me of being in a bakery with home made cookies, cakes and brownies!! Its wonderful. 

 2. Entertainment 

On those nights when its just you, and you get to choose whatever you want to watch. I like picking up some of my favorite feel-good movies and just watching all of them. While eating my favorite Vanilla Bean gelato!

If I'm not in the mood to watch movies, I usually just hop on my nook and start surfing you tube for my favorite you tubers and enjoy watching there videos. Beauty, Fashion, and Lifestyle Videos are my favorite to Watch! Here are the links to their You tube channels. Kayla Lashae ,Thats Heart & Fun For Louis

3.Music
For my music selection I try and stay with more of the calming yoga style. It really helps me relax and focus. I don't have to listen to words just rhythm, beats and harmony! Try looking up the yoga station on Pandora Internet Radio it's one of my favorites.

4.DIY Beauty Treatments
What is a Pamper Night without a Face Mask! The Mountain Forest Raw Honey gives your face that added moisture it needs in the winter and it also works great at exfoliating the skin. Raw Honey has a lot of great benefits for the skin. It is very healing and can help with people who have Acne, enlarged pores, Eczema, Hyper pigmentation, and Sensitive life less skin.

Directions:
  • Wash your face with a gentle cleanser, then Dry
  • Spread an even layer of raw honey on your face (avoiding the eye area)
  • Let it sit for about 5-10 minutes
  • Then Rinse it off completely
 ** Raw Honey was purchased at Whole Foods
  5.Hobby
I love writing! When I'm by myself I love to just write about anything, Random Topics, Short Stories, Poems. Just writing period! One of the best things to do when your relieving stress is start doing something you love or enjoy doing. Find out what your hobby is and DO IT! It takes your mind off of everything else and you can really just focus on you. Bring out that creative side we all have!





Hopefully these tips help you and you can go home and have a Nice Pamper Night to relieve some stress!

Until Next Time XOXO<3
Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Quick Lunch Idea!! (Black Pepper Turkey Melt)


I know a lot of times we want a quick and easy lunch so this is literally my go to lunch when I'm in a hurry. Whenever I go to the store I make sure I pick up these simple essentials for a great lunch through out the week. 

List of these Simple Products:

  • Hoagie Style Bread 
  • Black Pepper Turkey
  • Colby Jack Cheese

Since this is a really quick and easy recipe or (sandwich) there's not much to it.
just layer however much meet and cheese you like (on separate pieces of bread)
** but make sure you put cheese on top of the turkey also, if you would like (forgot to mention that)**



Pop the bread in the oven on broil until the sandwich is lightly toasted then put it all together and ENJOY!
See told you, very simple and quick. I just paired my sandwich with some cheesy ruffles!




Until Next Time XOXO<3

Bath & Body Works Holiday Haul


Hey Guys!! So I recently went to Bath & Body works to check out there Holiday Collection and Boy! did I find some goodies. I only went there because they were having a buy 3 get 3 free sale and I had a coupon for 10 dollars off, so I wasn't going to past up that deal. I am so in love with this store, but I have to be careful because I can get ahead of myself and go a little over board. Usually I only go when they are having a sale, that way I feel a little better. Smells are definitely my weakness. I only picked up body creams and fragrance mist because when it comes to body wash, I need something very moisturizing not just a smell. So I buy that separately.

So with that being said the first thing I bought was FROSTED WONDERLAND! First lets just say the packaging on this holiday collection is Perfect! It really stands out and with the frosted flakes its so pretty. I love anything cute, and packaging is very important for me. So A+ for Bath & Body works!!


This smell reminds me of the winter time. It's very soft and relaxing! I chose all body creams instead of lotion because it's winter time and I want my skin to be as moisturized as possible.


The next thing I got was TWISTED PEPPERMINT! This is my Favorite smell so far. I love peppermint so much, anything with peppermint in it, I want. This smell is like a sweet peppermint. I makes me feel so alive and happy. Ive been using it at night and I think It helps me sleep better. It mint add a little cold tingle tot the skin, very refreshing. I picked up the body cream and spray.



Then I got the SUGAR PLUM DREAM! body cream. I only wanted the body cream because sometimes, since it's winter, my hands get really dry and I like to have something that smells good but also adds moisture. Now Bath & Body works add Shea butter in there lotion and body cream for 24 hour moisture. With me living in such a dry climate like Arizona, this helps a lot.



Last but not least I picked up a simple body cream, which is the COUNTRY CHIC! I've had the set before but I just wanted to get the body cream because I love the smell. If your looking for something soft and calming, this is the perfect smell. I will forever love this smell.





I hope you enjoyed this holiday haul from bath & body works. Hopefully you will try some of these also. I know what my staples will be this winter season. Direct links to all of these products are in the post.

Until Next Time XOXO<3