Saturday, October 17, 2015

Pumpkin Spice Muffin Recipe!

I love baking and something I've been baking multiple times this season are these muffins. I love how quick and easy these are yet still super delicious.

1 and 1/4 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup oats
1 and 1/4 cups pumpkin puree
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk

*pumpkin pie spice can be made by combining four parts cinnamon to one part each of ginger, nutmeg, and cloves
**coconut oil can be replaced by vegetable or canola oil, I just prefer using coconut oil

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
2. Mix dry ingrdients
3. Combine the remaining ingredients 
4. Bake in preheated oven for 18 minutes

I love eating these muffins with maple butter, I think it turns the muffin into a sweet treat to satisfy my sweet tooth.

I hope you enjoy this recipe! Let me know if you have any favorite fall recipes I should try out in the comments!

Thank You,

Monday, September 28, 2015

OOTD: September 2015

My favorite season to dress for is definitely fall. I love all the deep colors and the cozy sweaters and scarves I get to cover myself in all season. These are some of my all time favorite clothing pieces for fall combined into an outfit and I felt like I had to share it with you! The scarf I'm wearing is on sale at Forever 21 for only $8 and my skirt is only $15, both great fall essentials for a complete steal!

Shirt: Ralph Lauren (my all time favorite denim shirt)
Scarf: Forever 21
Skirt : H&M
Socks: H&M (similar here)
Boots: Sam Edelman

Leave a comment down below telling me any other fall themed posts you'd like to see!

Thank You,


Saturday, September 5, 2015

August Favorites 2015

It's been a whopping total of four months since I've done a favorites post, but I've really accumulated some products over these last few months that I just needed to share with you. I haven't strayed from any of these products since I've purchased them and it's because I've finally found makeup products that give me the exact look I want.

1. Body Shop Body Butter in 'Mango'

I've talked about these body butters before in my favorites because they simply are the best. Basically this whole summer I've been exclusively using this moisturizer, I even had to buy the travel size because I couldn't go a day without it while traveling.

 2. Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in 'Stromboli'

I always have a heck of a time finding foundation that matches my skin tone perfectly, but this one really did the trick for me. I've been using this for a few months and can tell you it really is worth the money. It stays on my face all day and covers everything while still looking super natural. If you want a full review on this foundation let me know down below!

3. Maybelline Master Conceal in 'Medium'

I recently r=discovered this concealer and if you're looking for a great drugstore steal this is it. I bought it for $7 at Target and it conceals any and every imperfection I have on my face without a doubt.

4. Anastasia Brow Wiz in 'Chocolate'

I know everyone and their mother raves about this product, and that I'm very late on the band wagon, but it simply is a great brow product. I hate over done brows and I'm always scared that I will end up with them after I do my makeup. This product makes it so easy to control how much you put on and makes it very easy to fix any mistakes.

5. Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in 'Dark Brown'

I've been using Stila Stay All Day for years and have loved it whole heartily although I've never strayed from the black color. I wanted something slightly more natural so I went for their dark brown liner and I haven't touched my black one since. I love the look of brown liner. I think it defines your eyes without giving the impression that you're too done up.

6. Benefit High Beam

Before this I had never purchased a highlighter, I always felt it was an extra product I didn't really need and that I could save time by skipping it. I've found however that this is an essential to my makeup routine. It gives me the perfect glow that makes me look more awake and gives my face dimension throughout the day.

7. Benefit Benetint

Lately I've been really into cream and liquid products so I thought I'd pick this up and give it a try. I'd heard mixed reviews about it and I wasn't sure at first, but I'm really glad I bought it. This gives the most perfect flush to my cheeks and it's exactly what I've been looking for in a blush. I like to apply it using my MAC 168 brush and it applies perfectly.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I've been loving these last few months. If you have any requests of posts you'd like to see please leave them down below!

Thank You,

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Three Healthy "Ice Cream" Recipes!

It's been more than a minute since I've made a food post but I absolutely had to share these recipes with you guys. I spend the whole summer craving something cold in the hot weather but I always want a healthier option that won't leave me feeling gross and bloated. These are three alternatives I've been turning to so much this summer and I hope you'll feel the same way about them too!

Greek Yogurt Popsicles

You Will Need:
Greek Yogurt
Purred Strawberries
Purred Blueberries
Popsicle Mold

For this super simple recipe all you're going to need to do is layer your three ingridents until you've filled you're popsicle molds to the top.

I used straws as a replacement for popsicle sticks but either works fine.

I love these so much because they are so cool and delicious on a summer day and surprisingly filling.

Chocolate "Ice Cream"

You Will Need:
1 Frozen Banana
1 Tablespoon Cocoa Powder

Keeping very simple once again all you need to do is blend your two ingredients until you get a smooth creamy consistency similar to soft serve ice cream.

I served and ate mine right from the blender put if you put this mixture in the freezer for a couple hours you'll get a solid ice cream consistency.

Watermelon Sorbet

You Will Need:
Frozen Watermelon
Agave or Honey

Blend your watermelon until everything is blended into a sorbet consistency, top with your agave or honey and enjoy!

This is such a refreshing dessert for the summertime and I have been craving it so much!

I hope you enjoyed these recipes! Let me know in the comments if you'd like me to do any more food related posts!

PS : Thank you so much for getting me to a year of blogging and hopefully another one to come!


Friday, June 19, 2015

June OOTD : Mis-Matched Patterns

I'd thought I'd share with you yesterdays outfit that I think is perfect for the hot weather. I love wearing skirts and cropped tops in the summer to help battle the heat and this is just one example.

Skirt : Forever 21
Shirt : Garage (similar here)
Shoes : Steve Madden (on sale now!)
Sunglasses : Forever 21 (similar here)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

How I Clean My Makeup Brushes!

Today I wanted to share with you guys how I clean my makeup brushes. It's a very tedious task that takes me awhile to work up to doing but the feeling of clean brushes is awarding enough to make it worth it!

Things You'll Need:

Dish Soap
Olive Oil
1 or 2 Plates
A Bowl or Sink Full of Water
A Towel

I start by mixing 2 parts dish soap with 1 part olive oil on a plate and swirling my brush in it.

After working in the soap by either brushing the brush on your hand or a plate I ring out all the soap into the water.

I then mix it in the water and ring it out repeating this until clear water falls from the brush.

The last step is to lay it on a towel to dry!

Extra Tips:
-When I'm using a bowl I replace the water after I've washed about 8-10 brushes
-When I'm not feeling lazy I will use hair elastics to hold my brushes to a towel rod so they can drip dry (this holds their shape better!)
-You'll need to top off on soap and olive oil between 8-10 brushes as well
-The bigger the brush the more times you will need to ring it out to insure all the makeup is cleaned from it

Let me know in the comments if you have any other tips for washing your brushes!

Thank You,


Sunday, May 10, 2015

May OOTD : Black and Blue

With the weather getting warmer I'm able to wear cute outfits without covering them with a giant sweater and it's making me inspired to share some of my outfits with you guys!

Jumpsuit : Old Navy (similar here)
Purse : Aldo
Sandals : Payless (similar here)
Sunglasses : Forever 21

If you have any favorite spring/summer clothing pieces please tell me in the comments I'd love to hear about them!

Thank you,
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