Sunday, April 16, 2017

15 Facts About Me...

1. I have five dogs, and I know what you’re thinking, yes, it's completely insane. There is Sophie, Champ, Allie, Charlie, and our new member Rebel. They are a handful, but they are family and I love each and every one of them.

2. I have a little brother who I love to pieces, even though he loves to annoy me.

3.  I LOVE music. I tend to listen more to alternative and Indy, but I could always jam to 2000's throwbacks and some 80's music with my mom.

4. Winter is my favorite season because I absolutely love sweaters, Christmas, and warming up to a cozy fire while drinking some nice hot coco.

5. I am a sucker for rom-com 80's movies. Nothing can beat Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo's Fire, Can't Buy Me Love, and Pretty in Pink. If you ever need a movie to watch I highly suggest these.

6. I struggle with anxiety daily, but I try not to let it stop me from doing things I love.

7. I am 5'8 and refuse to wear heals because I would tower over everyone.

8. I still watch SpongeBob.

9. I live in a small town in Texas and I don't own a pair of cowboy boots.

10. Lost is my all-time favorite TV show and I have watched it too many times to count.

11. I live in my comfy pajamas and fuzzy socks.

12. Asos, American Eagle, and The Loft are my favorite places to shop.

13. I love Disney films especially Tangled. I probably know every single word by heart.

14. I have an overwhelming collection of stuffed animals. Build A Bears and Webkinz were my weakness when I was younger.

15. I am a very observant person and can remember faces but can never remember names.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

What's in my bag?









Monday, November 7, 2016

Finding Help in the Bible
























Broken-hearted: 
Psalm 34:17-18
Psalm 73:26
Psalm 147:3 

Far from God:

Psalm 145:17-20
James 4:7-10
Acts 17:22-28

Stressed:
James 1:2-4
John 14:27
Proverbs 16:3
1 Corinthians 3:11
Luke 21:19
Matthew 11:28
Philippians 4:6
Romans 8:28
Psalm 94:19

Needing Faith:
1 John 5:5
1 Timothy 4:12
Galatians 2:20
James 1:6
John 3:36
John 6:35

Needing Forgiveness:
Matthew 6:14-15
1 John 1:9
Acts 3:19
Isaiah 1:18
Daniel 9:9
Colossians 1:13-14 

Insecure:
Deuteronomy 31:8
Psalm 73: 23-24
Ephesians 6:13-14
Ephesians 2:1-2
1 Samuel 16:7


I didn't add the whole verse because I want y'all to actually open up your Bible, and experience and read it first-hand. I hope this helps!

Halloween spider cookies




 YOU WILL NEED...

  • 1/2 cup Shortening
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar 
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cup Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar (for rolling the cookie in)
  • 1 package miniature Reese's cups frozen
  • 90 Candy Eyes
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips

DIRECTIONS...

  • Preheat oven to 375
  • In a large bowl, beat together shortening, peanut butter, sugar, brown-sugar, egg, vanilla, and milk.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda.
  • Gradually add dry mixture into wet mixture, and beat until well combined.
  • Form into balls.
  • Roll in sugar and place them on a ungreased cookie sheet a few inches apart. 
  • Bake 10-12 min or until golden.
  • Right after you get them out of the oven, gently press a frozen Reese's cup upside down on top of each cookie, and leave them to cool. 
  • Put the candy eyes on while the chocolate is still soft. 
  • Place in refrigerator for about ten minutes to allow the cookies to cool.
  • melt chocolate chips and place the chocolate in a zip-lock baggy or a piping bag. 
  • Cut a very small piece of the end of the baggy and draw 8 legs on each cookie. 
  • Again, place the cookies in a refrigerator and allow the legs to set.
Based on this recipe: http://cincyshopper.com/halloween-spider-cookies/













Monday, October 17, 2016

Alohawaii




This summer I visited Hawaii with my family and my best friend Chloe, and we stayed for a week. It was absolutely stunning. Chloe and I had our own room and my dad, mom, and my little brother had their own. Every morning I would wake up and the view would take my breath away. I had never seen such beauty, compared to where I live Hawaii is paradise. One of our first nights we visited a little restaurant and I ordered an acai bowl with fresh strawberries and bananas. After that we took a peaceful late night walk on the beach and got the best snow cones from a little hut on the beach.The morning after this we were offered an amazing boat ride to go snorkeling out in the middle of the ocean. Of course we could never pass up this once in a lifetime opportunity. I saw all types of beautiful fish, and occasionally a grumpy one would come up and bite my toes, There were also stingrays, turtles, and a huge octopus. 
Hawaii is a huge time difference compared to where I live, so we had a hard time adjusting. We would go to bed really early and wake up at 3 in the morning wide eyed and ready to go. We also got the opportunity to paddle board, which is definitely not as easy as it looks. You have to have very good balance, and it took me and Chloe a while to get the hang of it. We went pretty far out and before we knew it we couldn't even see which direction we had came from, and the people on the beach looked like specks. We started to freak out a little bit. Chloe then lost her Go Pro in the ocean when she busted and fell off her paddle board, let's just say she wasn't to happy about it. All in all it was a good experience and we look back at it now and laugh. 
On our last day Someone recommended Hana Highway to us, which is a twisty, windy road with destinations at each mile marker. We all get car sick very easily so we decided to only go halfway. We stopped at a gorgeous waterfall, where I would drop my phone in the water and break my third phone that summer. My parents were definitely not happy with me. Even though I did break my phone, I was in one of the most beautiful places on earth, nothing could bring me down. We then stopped and took pictures with some parrots and decided to head back to the hotel. I never wanted to leave, but at the same time I was ready to sleep in my bed again and see my dogs. Hawaii is filled with the sweetest people, the prettiest views, and the best food. Although slightly far away from home, it is still one of my favorite places to visit. 
 

 Places I recommend:

  • Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade, in Kahului & Kihei, use locally sourced fruits to produce handcrafted lemonades. They serve their lemonade in their very own designed mason jars, which makes for a very artsy picture. Not to mention, their lemonades taste amazing! 
  • Ululani's shaved ice has special recipes for all of the shave ice syrups, and they are all made up of 100% pure cane sugar, natural fruit juices, and local ingredients. With over 50 flavors to choose from, and a handful of delicious add-ons, Ululani's is the best place. I had the best experience there and I highly recommend it. 
  • The road to Hana was one of my favorite places to visit in Maui. All the destinations along the way included: A black sand beach, waterfalls, food stands, and much more. I wouldn't advice you to go if you get motion or car sickness very easily. Maybe go halfway like I did. 
  • Maui's bamboo forest along the pipiwai trail is a gorgeous sight, and well worth the mile to get there. Along the way you will pass a lot of waterfalls as well. I would recommend you bring some water bottles and a few snacks for your adventure. 
  • The Maui Volcano Haleakala drive is a pretty long drive, so make sure to wake up very early in the morning to get there before the beautiful sunrise. You will never forget it, I know I won't. It's a once in a life time opportunity, that you will not regret.
   
Do you have one place where you can completely escape life to?