Since Winter has officially begun for us I thought sharing my Winter Essentials for you all was the perfect timing! Its a little cooler all the Christmas decorations filling our homes getting all cozy and such these are my go-to things I love during this time of year. We all love a good Christmas film some fuzzy socks, a beanie,a cute warm scarf, warm tea or hot chocolate if you prefer. A nice cozy blanket to keep you even more warm. I also threw in a polaroid camera because they capture some keep sake memories! I love a big chunky sweater or cardigan around this time of year. Its a statement piece in my wardrobe. Some Christmas music is like a must. I may or may not have started listening to it at the end of November lol my friends didn’t like it very much but it gets you in the spirit!! I do have a spotify and I have a Christmas playlist that has been on repeat. And then how can we forget an all time must have,  A Bath and Body works candle! Especially a Christmas one Duh!! I want to know whoever is reading this what your Winter Essentials are in the comments below! Hope you enjoy this short little post and I wish everyone a Merry Christmas!!

 XO

 

 

Back at it again with the Pinterest inspired creations! Lol omg you guys these Christmas treats are honestly the best thing ever. I have been wanting to do a baking post for awhile and I thought what better time to make one than during C H R I S T M A S time! They are so easy to make. Im all about easy recipes, I mean it is also fun to make things from scratch but if you’re a last minute person like me then these are perfect for you! I scrolled through my Pinterest and picked out these 3 treats to share with you all! Whether you’re going to a Christmas party or having a Christmas dinner I hope these will give you some inspiration. I want to thank my wonderful mother to for helping me with these! Couldn’t have done it without her! I will have the original recipes on my Pinterest! Enjoy loves!!

XO 

Chocolate Dipped Candy Cane Marshmallows

Here is what you’ll need

– Crushed Candy canes

– Mini Candy Canes

– Jumbo Marshmallows

– Melting Chocolate

 

These were super easy and took maybe about 10-15 minutes to make.

• I started off by melting the chocolate in the microwave for 60 seconds (The chocolate that I bought was from Walmart, CandiQuik)

• Dip the marshmallows into melted chocolate.

• Sprinkle with crushed candy canes.

• Top it off with the mini candy canes and you have the finished result!

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Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

Here is what you’ll need

– Peanut butter cookie dough

– Pretzels

– Mini chocolate chips

– M&M’s

Start off by pre heating your oven to 350.

•Roll the cookie dough in a little ball. About a tablespoon full and place on a cookie tray 1 inch apart.

• Sprinkle the top of the rolled cookie dough with sugar and then make an off center indent on the cookie with your finger.

• Place cookies in oven for 9 minutes.

• After they are done let them sit for a few minutes then start placing the chocolate chips as eyes, M&M’s for the nose and pretzels as the antlers.

• You then have your Rudolph reindeer cookies!

• Cookie’s For Santa box is from Michaels.

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 Santa Hat Brownies

Here is what you’ll need

– Brownie Mix

– Strawberries

– White Frosting

Pre heat oven to 325

• I am pretty sure everybody has used or heard of the good old Betty Crocker mix. They are always ready with those how to instructions for the baking process so I will just leave it at that lol.

• Cut the top of the strawberries to form the red hat look.

• Take frosting and scoop into a baggy to use as a piping bag. [little tid bit for you(; ]

• Form a small circle onto a brownie square then place the strawberry on top then add a little drop on tip of strawberry to complete the santa hat and you’re done!

Body Confidence, 2 words that have always been something hard for me to deal with and I know I am not the only one. I was talking to one of my friends and I asked her what should be my next blog post? Her reply to me was ” A post all about Body confidence”. Quickly my response to her was ” How am I suppose to write about that when I struggle with it myself?”. She told me exactly write about your struggles with it and tell people how you overcome it yourself, so that is what todays post is going to be about. Like I said before body confidence has been something I’ve dealt with ever since I was little. When I was younger I would always want to be “pretty” and wear those cute clothes that everyone else was wearing back in Elementary/Middle school and even as I grew up in High school. But I couldn’t either because it just didn’t look the same on me or it just wouldn’t fit. I hated going to the beach or going to the pool with my friends because I didn’t want people to see me in a bikini. To this day as a 21 year old I still don’t like doing those things because I still struggle with my appearance. I have my days where I can’t bother getting dressed up because I don’t like what I see in the mirror and I don’t like the way things look on me but I do have my days where I take a look in that same mirror and love what I see. I appreciate my curves, I will wear what I want because I love it and I don’t care what people think, I have stretch marks I have pimples but thats what makes me a normal human being. We all have flaws nobody in this world is perfect. You will meet a lot of girls who struggle with the same thing. Fat, Skinny, Short, Tall. We shouldn’t bring each other down we should always be kind whether it is to a stranger, a sister, a best friend. I’ve had my times where I was talked about on social media about my appearance back when I was in high school and I have had those friends who would be the nicest person to me but go behind my back and talk about my weight and looks to other people. But all you can do in those situations is brush it off. It always gets better. Everyday is a new day. Every morning when I wake up I always try to have a positive mind. Body Confidence will always be a constant thing I will deal with but as I got older the more it didn’t bother me as much as it use to. I always have my friends and family who are there for me when I have days and if it wasn’t for them I don’t know where I would be today. Now and days you see girls who aren’t the “skinniest” people in the world have so much confidence in themselves and they are recognized for their curves and they are beautiful just the way they are. It makes me feel so much better about myself and I know I am beautiful. So heres to all you beautiful people out in the world! Wear what you want and don’t let ANYBODY tell you, you aren’t beautiful in that dress because if you feel great then you look great!

XO

Alright… I’d like to give credit to my mom for these wine bottle DIY’s. If you ever wonder where I get my spark of craftiness from well there you have it! Lol. Around the holidays we like to scroll through Pinterest to get some inspiration for home decor. This year we found these adorable wine bottle decorations and decided to put our skills to the test. I mean we aren’t Picasso but we like to try! We picked one for Halloween and the other for Autumn but can be used for all year long.

HALLOWEEN

Here’s what you’ll need:

Empty wine bottles (remove the labels)

Paint

Paint Brushes

Twine 

Glue Gun

This Halloween one is my favorite! My mom did such a good job painting these guys. They definitely add a nice and fun touch to the house. And if you’re wondering where the picture is from we got it at target for really cheap!

AUTUMN

Here’s what you’ll need:

Empty wine bottle (remove label)

Glue Gun

Twine

White Paint

Paint Brush

Fall Flowers

For this one you can change out the flowers when a different season comes along! I hope you enjoyed seeing these decorations and maybe it gave you a little inspiration for this holiday season. Let me know which one was your favorite! Also follow me on Pinterest so you can see where some of my ideas come from!

XO 

 

How cute are these DIY flower pots? This is a little way you can spice up any plain flower pot into something a little more fun and that can be the perfect decoration for any room! 

Here’s what you’ll need

Plain clay pots

Paint or twine

Paint brush

Flowers of your choice

All I did was paint the pots and got some designs off of Pinterest! I went with fake succulents because I thought it was a little easier to take care of lol. After I finished painting I got some rocks from Michaels craft store and filled the pots almost all the way to the top. It is seriously so easy!

When I feel like my room needs a little more decoration I love to scroll through Pinterest and find DIYS that are super cute and trendy to add that little touch. Ive always wanted to add succulents to my design in my room and I thought these would be so perfect! So whenever you are bored of something just do what I did and have some fun! Maybe these little guys can give you some inspiration!