Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Torrie Tuesday: What Torrie Got For Christmas

Two Posts in one day too make up for no post going up yesterday! Since I shared Torrie's wish list last week for Torrie Tuesday I thought I would have her share what she got for Christmas as well. For not having filmed any videos before I thinks she did pretty good! I linked all the items she received below. Let me know if you would like to see more videos with Torrie.

What I Got For Christmas 2016

I am back for the third year to share with you what I got for Christmas this year! I love watching these videos on Youtube and sharing with you what I received this holiday season. This video is going up later then planned on once again it took almost a full 24 hours to upload 😬 We are heading out soon on a little over night trip to celebrate Torrie's birthday a little early which I will be sharing with you more info on that in an upcoming post. I hope you enjoy this haul and let me know if you have any questions about what I shared with y'all! 

PS: Check out my 2014 and 2015 video if you enjoy this post

Monday, December 26, 2016

Casual Holiday Outfit

Time has just been going way to fast these past couple of days and blogging had just not made the cut for what I have time for. I had a great Christmas with friends and family! Friday I baked all day and then we went to see this awesome drive thru Christmas lights show. It got me in the holiday spirit just in time for Christmas Eve. Saturday I worked in the morning but we had friends over for a Christmas Eve dinner which was so nice. We caught up, ate way to much, and exchanged gifts. We finished the night with church which by that point I was SO tired I could hardly stay awake. Yesterday for Christmas we had a chill morning at home sleeping in, opening gifts, and having brunch. For dinner we went to a friends house and ate way to much again. Are you getting the pattern of eating with our family ;)

As promised I finally shot a bunch of different blog outfits so today I am sharing with you what I wore for Christmas day yesterday. I am loving this red vest I bought over black Friday it just seems to fit so well in my wardrobe. I loved this look because it was casual yet festive! I would love to hear how your Christmas went. 

PS:  Check back tomorrow for my annual Christmas haul video with an extra bonus video!

T-shirt: J Crew Factory / Vest: J Crew Factory / Jeans: J Crew Factory / Necklace: J Crew Factory (similar) (similar) / Earrings: Miadora / Shoes: Ralph Lauren 

Thursday, December 22, 2016

What Is In My Michael Kors Purse

I don't know what was wrong with my iMovie but for the life of me I could not get this video to upload to Youtube but after much trial I FINALLY got it up! I had the busiest day baking for Christmas, shopping at the grocery store, frosting cookies, and going to see Christmas lights. I can not believe tomorrow is already Christmas Eve. While I am planning on updating you more with Christmas related posts I am going to keep this short and sweet for today because I have to work in the morning and need to head to bed! 

I filmed this video at the end of August right after I bought this purse but I wanted to wait a few months to make sure I gave you an accurate review of my thoughts on the bag. I can honestly say that I love everything about this bag and I do not regret buying this purse one bit. It is the perfect size as it fits everything I need without being to big. The front pocket for my phone is perfect and all the compartments keep it so organized. I love the two toned brown color too as this bag seems to go with everything! 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Torrie Tuesday: Christmas Wish List

It has been forever since I posted a series for Torrie Tuesday mainly because she is quite busy that it is hard for her to find time to get her outfit pictures taken. She is busy most days after school. Hopefully with me being home for the month I can help her take some pictures so we will have some saved up!

I had a pretty busy day running to doctors appointments and I got my hair done. Torrie and I went to the mall later on and finished up some last mixture Christmas shopping which means I am DONE with all my Christmas shopping for friends and family. I guess I am not the only one who left some shopping until last minute as the mall was quite busy! I tried to take outfit pictures today once I got home from my hair appointment but it was just a bit to dark outside. It is honestly so hard to take blog pictures when it gets dark before 5pm. I promise though Friday Torrie and I will be spending the afternoon shooting lots of outfits!

In the spirit of Christmas I thought I would share with you what is on Torrie's Christmas wish list as we have very different things. She is not into clothes as much as I am but she has some great things on her wish list. I hope you enjoy this fun posts!


Sunday, December 18, 2016

Holiday Traditions

I am finally home for the semester and I could not be any happier! I am ready to take some time off and relax and have some fun. I will be working some days at Ralph Lauren but it shouldn't be too bad. With Christmas drawing near I thought it would be fun to share some of our families holiday traditions. I have to admit that this idea came fully from The College Prepster but I thought it was such a cute idea. Plus it's a cool way to see what other people do around the holidays.

Traditions are something that I have come to cherish more and more as I get older. It makes coming home for the holidays more exciting. I love adding new holiday traditions to what we do. We have started a few new traditions since I started college that I hope to continue for a while!

1. On Christmas Eve we always have pierogi's and french onion soup for dinner. Sometimes we spend Christmas Eve with friends & family but no mater who it's celebrated with we always make sure to have this dish. Last year my mom and sister made homemade pierogi's and they tasted so good they are making them from scratch again this year!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Gift Guide 2016: Gifts That Give Back

As I wrap up my gift guides for this years holiday season I wanted to focus on giving back to others. Giving back to charity has always has always been a big passion of mine! I think when you are able to give back to others it helps to remind you of how lucky you are. I have posted all these gift guides over the past few weeks to help you with your holiday shopping but the holidays are not all about the gifts. The holidays are about giving back and I think sometime we forget that. If you are reading my blog and can't afford to give a gift gifts this year just spending time with others is a gift. Sometimes the simplest gestures make the best gifts. Another idea to help give back this holiday season is to purchase a gift that gives back in some way. These products below are so cute and the companies help with some amazing causes. As the holidays are right around the corner just keep in mind that sometimes it is not about the gifts you give but the memories you make! 

If you missed some of my other gift guides check them out here: 

Love Your Melon Hat: When you buy one of their hats fifty percent of profit from the sale is donated to Love Your Melon’s nonprofit partners in the fight against pediatric cancer. They have notated over 1 million dollar which is amazing!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Favorite Holiday Treats

I took the weekend off from blogging to spent some time at home and try to rest a little before the craziness of exams start. I worked the whole weekend but I went home to go out to dinner with the fam! I figured that some of you were probably a bit sick of seeing gift guide after gift guide so I decided to do something completely different today! The specialty holiday treats get me so excited for the holidays. I love anything mint and candy cane related! So I thought it would be fun to share my favorite holiday treats. As for the gift guides my goal is to finish all of those up tomorrow and have them posted. I know Christmas is fast approaching and shopping by now is in full swing so I want to get them up soon. I should have a little extra time this week in between studying as I am done with classes. Finally I hate that I have not posted an outfit post in weeks but I just have not had the time to shoot pictures. It gets dark so early that even when I do go home it's too dark. I promise thought once I am home next week their will be lots of outfit posts! Let me know if you try any of these holiday treats or if you have any other suggestions. 

Soy Nog: As I don't eat dairy this soy nog is my only option but guys it is SO GOOD! It taste better then regular egg nog because it is not so rich and I think Silk changed the formula this year because it taste even better then I remembered! 

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels: If you remember I shared the pumpkin spice pretzels from this same brand this fall and these are just as good. I have to admit I ate theses tonight as a post workout snack ;) 

Candy Cane Milano's: My sister bought these and once I tried them I was hooked. I don't have too much to say about these other then they are AMAZING! 

Westsoy Peppermint Hot Chocolate: This is peppermint hot chocolate made with soy milk and it is so good. I mix it with plain soy milk and heat it up for the perfect hot drink. If you like peppermint drinks from Starbucks I think you would really enjoy this. 

Candy Cane Cookies: I found these in the health food section at Wegman's last time I was their and these are really good. They are gluten and nut free which is great and they taste less artificial then regular Oreo's. 

Friday, December 9, 2016

Gift Guide 2016: Mother

Thank goodness it's Friday what I week! I have to work this weekend and start preparing for all my finals next week. Only one more week of school (I can do it)! I am also going to try and relax a bit in between work after one stressful week. Creating these gift guides though has been a great way for me  to get my mind off of other stuff. I love being able to help y'all with your holiday shopping and hopefully make it easier on you. I also love finding the coolest items on line. So for today's gift guide it is all about the mom's in our lives. Mom's are the best and deserve the best gifts so I hope this gift guide can help! With that I am off to get ready for work so I am not late ;)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Gift Guide 2016: Guys

Two blog posts in one day what is this craziness? Well I am in the process of doing laundry and had some time on my hands as I wanted to take a break from writing two papers so I decided to knock out another gift guide for y'all. This one is for all the men in your life. I really tried to think of things that all guys would enjoy and I am really surprised with how good the list came out! If you are getting sick of all the gift guides they will be wrapping up shortly as I only have a few more I plan on doing. I would love to know if you have any other unique gift ideas for guys as I am always looking for idea!


Gift Guide 2016: My Holy Grail Items

With this being the third year that I have been doing gift guides for the holidays I have really been trying to rack my brain with unique gift guide ideas so I don't end up doing the same thing every year! This gift guide idea randomly came to me and I loved putting this one together for you! While I share my current favorites on the regular I really wanted to round up the products that I completely can't live with out! I tried to include a mix of different items and price ranges. I really think that any of the things on this gift guide would make for a perfect gift ;) 


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Gift Guide 2016: Under $25

Guys I suck I know I said in my last post that I was going to try and blog everyday in December well as you can tell that already fell apart! I got busy with work and school work. On top of everything else I got a cold in the past day and I feel pretty crappy. So I think you will understand I need to get some sleep so I am just going to leave you with a super fun gift guide! I created a gift guide for items all under $25. I really tried to find items that looked more expensive then they are and also I tried to get a variety of different gifts for everyone on your list! I hope you find this helpful and FYI my plain is to try and have all my gift guides up by the end of the week in order to give you time before Christmas! Back to blowing my nose :(


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Happy December

In the spirit of it being December 1st today I thought I would share some fun pictures I took last week when we went to get our Christmas tree. This is the second year we have gone to cut down our own tree and it's honestly such a great time. I hope to continue to do this for years to come as my family has always gotten a real tree. I did actual help cut it down this year and it wasn't that bad! The place we go to is the cutest they have a horse ride that takes you right to the trees. Once you get out their they have saws and a nice warm fire too! We were pretty quick picking out a tree this year as we had limited time because I had to get to work. The tree we picked looks really nice in the house though I think the fam has yet to decorate the tree.  The tree farm also has the cutest country store so we made sure to pick out a wreath for the front door and get some kettle corn! I hope you enjoy this fun post and let the countdown to Christmas begin. 

In other news I am going to try and blog everyday for the month of December but I am not making any promises as these next two weeks are going to be crazy as the semester comes to an end!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Thanksgiving Day Menu & Turkey Trot

This year for Thanksgiving we continued the tradition of running in the Turkey Trot for the YMCA in the morning. I really enjoyed doing this last year as it gets you active and the money goes to a great cause. It also helps you feel less guilty when you have a HUGE feast later that day! Thanksgiving has pretty much always just been my mom, dad, and sister so it's very relaxed. Our family has always had specific things that we always have for thanksgiving especially mac and cheese. It is a tradition I look forward to every year. On the other hand their are a lot of foods we don't make for Thanksgiving that are very popular like stuffing. We have just never been a fan of it so we opt out of making it! I wanted to share with you what our menu was for Thanksgiving this year as we tried a few new recipes that turned out great that I wanted to share with you! I also wanted to share with you some pictures form the race. I hope you enjoyed your holiday and I would love to hear about any unique food traditions your family has on Thanksgiving. 

PS: Stay tuned tomorrow for an outfit post of what I wore for Thanksgiving 

Homemade Mac & Cheese: Every year we always have mac and cheese on Thanksgiving although most years we always just by frozen Stouffer's but this year my sister wanted to make homemade mac and cheese from scratch. I really don't have much to say other then this recipe WAS AMAZING and is so easy to make. It tasted really good even days after heated up as left overs!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Gift Guide 2016: My Wish List

Happy Cyber Monday! I hope you found lots to great deals for items you were looking to buy. I didn't buy anything more today which is a good thing for my bank account. I wanted to share my current Christmas wish list with you guys for my second gift guide. I got my list out super early which was a first for me. A lot of the things on my list were also on sale this weekend which made for even better deals. With that note I am heading to bed because I keep falling asleep trying to finish typing this... 

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Sales Still Going On After Black Friday

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends! I know mine was very relaxing and I ate WAY to much. We started the day running the turkey trot and ended the night with lots of food! I wanted to post about all the great Black Friday sales yesterday but I had to be at work at 5am so needless to say I was very tired by the end of the night. Plus every other blogger always post about the sales going on. So I thought I would mix it up and share the sales with you that are still going on from my favorite stores ; ) WARNING: The sales are really good 


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Gift Guide 2016: Planner Addict

Today I am SO excited to finally share with you my first gift guide of the season! There will be more coming your way in the next few weeks. I decided to kick of the gift guide series with a planner addict gift guide. I have fallen in love with planner decorations this year and I wanted to share some exciting gift ideas for other planner addicts. The great thing about these gifts is the accessories are really reasonable and would even make great stocking stuffers! Let me know if you have any gift guide request as I would be more then happy to do them. 


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Best Winter Socks & Stocking Stuffer

I don't know about you but the weekend seemed to fly by! I started my job at Ralph Lauren on Friday and I also worked Saturday as well. I had a pretty busy weekend so my motivation to blog was pretty much nothing. However I go on break Tuesday so I am SO EXCITED to finally have a decent amount of time to blog, take pictures, and work on new content. I have lots of fun gift guides that I can't wait to share with y'all in the next few weeks.

I wanted to hop on here quick and share my new favorite socks. My friend let me borrow a pair these cabin socks the other week when my feet were freezing. I fell in love with them right away and new I had to get a pair. So last weekend me and my sister did a little shopping and I bought myself some cabin socks from Dick's! The best part is they are BOGO right now so I got two pairs! I have been wearing them every night in my dorm as my feet are always cold. I don't know when the sale goes to so make sure to stock up on them now. Plus they make for a perfect stocking stuffer!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Recipes I Want To Try Out

Today I felt like doing something completely different from my normal posts! I have had a baking urge recently so I thought I would link my top recipes I have been wanting to try as the holidays are right around the corner. I will keep you updated if I end up making any of these over thanksgiving! Also please let me know of any recipes you love as I am always looking for more.  

Can you tell I have a major sweet tooth?!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Thanksgiving Outfit Inspiration

With Thanksgiving right around the corner I wanted to give you some outfit inspiration for what to wear for the holidays! I created three different looks that I think are all very comfortable yet still very stylish. I didn't include any outfits with jeans or tight fitting pants so you can eat all you want! I loved creating this fun post and I hope you get some inspiration even if you take things you already have in your closet. I think my favorite outfit out of them would have to be the first one simply because these Jack Roger turkey flats are just too cute. With that I am heading to bed after I was interrupted by a firearm while trying to write this! PS: How did I not know that Blogger got emojis?🍁🍁🍂

Friday, November 11, 2016

Friday Favs

What a busy week of school work. I feel like I have just been studying non-stop but at least the weekend is here to give me a break. I have plans with sorority and friends this weekend to relax and have some fun! I am counting down the days until break (only one week left)!

Also Happy Veterans Day and thank you to all the amazing men and women who serve our country everyday! 

Holiday Planner Sticker Book: I was wanting to add a little festivity to my Erin Condren planner so I decided to head to Hobby Lobby to check out their planner section. Let me tell you it's amazing and I could have bought out the whole store! I found this sticker book that has cute stickers for all the holidays. I used a 40% off coupon so it was only $11!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Thanksgiving Bucket List

With Thanksgiving only being two weeks away my excitement for the start of the holiday season is growing near. I love Thanksgiving obviously because of the food but I also love being able to be with family! To me Thanksgiving starts the beginning of Christmas which is one of my favorite times of the year. Thanksgiving could not come at a better time as my work load has been CRAZY the past few weeks. I seem to have tests and projects due weekly. Thanksgiving will be nice long weekend to relax before the madness of finals begins! I started creating these bucket lists last year for breaks, holiday, and vacations. I love doing them because it helps me get the most out of my time and it helps me appreciate the little things. So today I thought it would be fun to share a bucket list for Thanksgiving! I would love to know what's on your list?


Monday, November 7, 2016

Fun Night Out With Friends

As I think I mentioned in my post over the weekend I had the best time with friends during a fun night out. I got together with my two best friends from high school and we had dinner together. We went to a restaurant I had never been to before which was really good! It was so nice to be able to catch up and chat. After that we headed to Pinot's Palette where we took a two hour painting class from 7-9! I have always wanted to do a painting class like this but never got around to doing it until now. Let me tell you it's SO worth the money! We were able to chat and create something fun. We signed up for the local Buffalo painting but each location as unique paintings. The class was super easy to follow and all ours turned out amazing and none of us are really artsy. The teachers were completely willing to help anyone who needed it however we managed pretty well on our own! I took some pictures along the way that I wanted to share with you. I hope you enjoyed me quick review and I encourage you to try a class if you haven't done one already!

PS: To save a few dollars when you sign up for emails with Pinot's Palette they are always sending discount codes so the class was only $26.