Friday, December 8, 2017

Christmas Cookies

Hello Everyone!


You may have noticed that I've been sharing memories from my childhood in some of my recent Christmas posts. Today I bring you a Christmas memory about holiday baking. When I was growing up I remember my mom baking treats to give people at Christmas, she still does that. I love to bake around the holidays as well.


This year I wanted to keep it simple and make Christmas cookies as gifts in these cute little tins. I'm so glad my mom instilled values of sharing with others. I was taught it is better to give than receive. Sometimes a small gesture of kindness can brighten someones day.


Such festive Christmas tins! 


I really wanted to make homemade sugar cookies, but time wouldn't allow that this holiday season, so I went with the next best thing...break and bake cookies lol


Cute pot holders from Dollar Tree 


Can't forget about the oven mitt


Can you tell the Christmas spirit around here? lol 


Time for baking! I actually picked up four packs of cookies to make sure I'll have enough. I probably won't bake all of these tonight. I was so happy that I finally found some green sugar!


Ready to go in the oven!


First batch of Christmas Cookies :)


All packaged and ready to give as gifts!


A few cookies for the house :)


Happy Baking and Happy Holidays!


December 2017 Posts

Christmas Tree Decorations 2017

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Candy Cane Lane


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Projects with Pilar: Christmas Decor DIY's

Christmas Tree Decorations 2017


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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Candy Cane Lane

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When I was little one of my favorite Christmas treats were candy canes. I remember one Christmas we decorated the tree and my mom decided to add candy canes on some of the branches. Maybe not the best idea because I would always sneak a candy cane off of the tree. It's safe to say she ended buying another box and told me those candy canes were Santa haha!


Candy Cane Inspired Colors.


Since the holidays are usually a busy time, this season I'm focusing on quick and simple makeup looks. Yes, I broke the rules lol. Since I did a quick look, I skipped wearing foudation and powder. I'm just wearing primer, eyeshadow, and lipstick 


Eyes: 
- Mac Paint Pot in Soft Orchre
-Lorac Pro 3 Palette (Terracotta on the lid) (Dk. Brown in the ceease)

Face:
- Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser 

Lips:
- Covergirl Melting Pout Liquid Lipstick in Gel Yes



On those bitterly cold days my oversized crochet hat comes in handy. It's so warm :)


December 2017 Posts

Christmas Tree Decorations 2017

Grooming Products by Clio

Come Along with Me: Christmas at Yankee Candle


Christmas Related Posts

Projects with Pilar: Christmas Decor DIY's

Christmas Tree Decorations 2017


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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Come Along with Me: Christmas at Yankee Candle

Hello Everyone!


Since I had to go to the mall today, I decided to take you all along with me. One of today's main stops, Yankee Candle :)


This beautiful display caught my attention as soon as I went into the store. I love this Christmas Theme!


The back of the display. 


Build a gift set


Sprays and scented beads


A few of the oils. How cute is that wax warmer?!


More candles


What a great sale! 2 large candles for $30. 


I had a great time in Yankee Candle. I went to the Mall earlier in day to avoid the Christmas crowds in stores lol. I'm not going to show the items since some are gifts, but I have a review on a few Yankee Candles scheduled for next week :)


December 2017 Post

Christmas Tree Decorations 2017

Grooming Products by Clio


Christmas Related Posts

Projects with Pilar: Christmas Decor DIY's

Christmas Tree Decorations 2017


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Monday, December 4, 2017

Grooming Products by Clio

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* Disclaimer: This post contains PR Samples from Clio for review purposes. I want to thank Clio for sending these products. All opinions are 100% my own.

Grooming is an important part of my skincare routine. Today I wanted to share my thoughts about a few grooming products from Clio that I've been using for the past few weeks. How cute are these designs?!

About Clio



Product information is courtesy of https://www.cliostyle.com

Get into the grooming groove with clio's award-winning line of beauty tools! you'll take personal care to the next level when you take home our easy to use, quick-fix products. best of all, no appointment is needed. (ever!) if you're searching for spa-like sleekness without the splurge, think clio...the freedom to be flawless!

Beauty Care



Put beauty bliss in the palm of your hands – without spending a fortune. our glam gadgets will let you “up your beauty game” at your convenience. from perfectly arched brows to skin that shimmers and shines, you’ll make magic with clio’s essential, go-anywhere, beauty care appliances.

My Thoughts 

This is such a great beauty tool, and it's travel friendly! My eyebrows have a natural arch, but this product helps me clean them up a bit. I also like using this product to trim up my sideburns. There are no knicks with this beauty tool. The only thing I noticed was a slight irritation when I trimmed my right side burn, but that was partly my fault since I put the device too close to my face.  This a beauty tool I highly reccomend to included in your beauty routine or regimen!

Hair Removal


Make a smooth move to clio’s fashion forward line of hair removal tools. from battery operated shavers to our bikini trimmers, and rechargeable shavers, you’ll get pain-free, professional results! best of all, our top rated, on-the-go grooming gear lets you do it all from the comfort of your own home.


Water resistant and convenient to use in the shower

My Thoughts

If you have sensitive skin or if you're tired of using razors that leave you with knicks, this is a razor you might want to try. This is an amazing razor if you have sensitive skin.

I love how you can use this razor wet or dry. I've used this razor several times and I haven't had any irritation on my skin and this razor removes hair well. I also like that I don't have to use shaving gel with this razor. Another plus is this razor is travel friendly and since this razor is water resistant, you can use it in the shower! I saw this razor in Walmart a few days ago, but I'll link the website so you find more locations to purchase these items. Guys, dont feel left out! This brand also provides products for men too!

For more information about Clio, visit https://www.cliostyle.com


December 2017 Post

Christmas Tree Decorations 2017


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Hello November



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Friday, December 1, 2017

Christmas Tree Decorations 2017

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I'm so excited to share today's post! What better way to start off December than to share photos of my decorated tree. On the countdown :) 24 days unil Christmas/My Birthday! To all the December babies, happy birthday!


The first pic of tree once I finished. This tree is 7.5 ft tall. The original plan was to start last weekend. I started decorating Wednesday night and I finished on Thursday afternoon.


This year more blue was added to the tree. I think blue and silver looks so pretty at Christmas time. 
I wanted a white faux fur tree skirt, but I think this silver sequenced tree skirt looks better with the theme.


I mentioned that last year I just put two bells for the tree topper. This year I went for a bow and bells.  I love how it turned out, but I had to really put in some time to get the topper how I wanted it look. The DIY tree topper was worth it :)


My mom loves Christmas decorating as much as I do so we usually decorate the tree together. This year she took on more of a supervisory role lol. One of my favorite Christmas memories as a child was helping my mom decorate the Christmas tree and drink hot chocolate.



Who else likes to look at lights Christmas trees? 



I really love how the tree turned out this year.


Happy Holidays! Are you putting up a Christmas tree this year? I also wanted to thank you all for the kind words you left on my Projects with Pilar: Christmas Decor DIY's post!


November 2017 Posts

Hello November



Projects with Pilar: Christmas Decor DIY's

My Life in November 2017


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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

My Life in November 2017

Hello Everyone!


Time for another monthly lifestyle post! I took a lot of pictures during November. Let's get started!

Selfies


I didn't get to take many selfies in November, but I have a  Christmas makeup look or two planned for December. 


Thanksgiving inspired makeup


Foods


My chicken pot pie has become popular lol


Dinner: Beef Tips, Rice A Roni, Green Beans, and homemade potato salad 


Homemade sausage pie 


Out and About


I'm not a fan of these flavors of oatmeal. For all my gingerbread spice and pumpkin spice lovers here you go lol.


Christmas sweaters at Walmart


Getting some groceries for Thanksgiving at Publix.


But first, fruit


I've shown slaw dog's from Sandy's before. This is one of best restaurants when you want a good hot dog!


One of Sandy's daily specials


Nostalgic collection of movies and characters. Gone with the Wind is my favorite movie.


I can't forget about Audrey Hepburn. Breakfast at Tiffany's


My trip with my mom at Bath and Body Works :) you can read my come along with me post HERE

PR Packages


Purell



Clio Style 


Derma E and Yankee Candle

I'm pretty excited about all of these PR Packages:) Look for reviews soon! I featured some of the Purell Products in a post earlier this month. HERE


Thanksgiving Prep/Thanksgiving Day


I always help my mom with the Thanksgiving food, so let the food prep begin lol


I usually like to get baking done first. My homemade white chocolate chip brownies.


My mama's famous homemade sweet potato pies. Sorry Patti, there's no room you pie in this house lol


Took the turkey breast out of the freezer


Thanksgiving 2017


Happy Thanksgiving!  I was having a morning cup of tea and watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.


Thanksgiving dinner. Thanksgiving was pretty quiet. I  spent time with my mama and  I saw my best friend. We also gave out a few plates like we do every year.

Miscellaneous 


Materials for upcoming projects. side note: I love these Hefty Hi-Rise Totes! Great for organizing!


A little skincare haul. 


Christmas is Coming!


A few kitchen items from Dollar Tree. I picked up two tins for a upcoming project as well.


Some of the Christmas decor and decorations


Tree is up. This is a 7.5 ft. Pre lit tree. The same as last year.  Now I just need to decorate.



This year's Christmas door wreath  I made. 


How was your November? 


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Hello November



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