Hi. Hello. Long time, no blog. How are you? Good? Me too. Why you might ask... Well, Briam and I are officially engaged! OMGoodness!!!!
I'm so freaking excited. I could not be happier than I am right now. It was so sweet, simple, and unexpected. I feel more in love with him now than I did when we were just BF and GF. I don't know if that sounds silly, but it's how I feel. We do have a date, November 15, 2017. So far away, right? Well that's because I'm going for my MBA next year and we wanted to wait until after I graduate to get married. And that also gives me ample time to plan the most beautiful, perfect wedding! And guess what? You guys get to come along with me during the whole thing!
My whole heart is happy. I've waited almost 7 years for this. And it's finally here.
I hope you all can join me on this journey (one of many I seem to be taking) and can gain inspiration and happiness. I love you all and am so happy to be sharing this special moment in my life with you!
I do Love me some Bath & Body Works products! But you guys already know that. So today I wanted to share with you my review of the Stress Relief line. All fo the products are amazing and if you watch below, I'lll tell you why!
I love pumpkin bread. Like, seriously. As a dessert, in the morning, with chocolate chips, with cranberries, all by its perfect self. I love pumpkin bread almost as much as I love bacon. And that's saying a lot. So when I found this amazing pin on Pinterest claiming to be the "World's Best Pumpkin Bread", I had to check it out! After deciding that the recipe was the one I wanted to use a a guideline, I ran to Walmart and got all of my ingredients!
I kept 1 loaf at home for Briam and I (mostly eaten by Briam!) and brought the other loaf to work. (Mostly eaten by my dear friend who happens to love pumpkin bread!) It was so much fun baking this! It was maybe 10:30pm and Briam and I decided to bake. I love being in the kitchen with him, definitely a fun at-home date night!
Ingredients You'll Need:
2 Cups of Canned Pumpkin (Libby's, of course!)
3 Cups of Granulated Sugar
3/4 Cup of Canola Oil
1/3 Cup of Water
3 Large Eggs
3 Cups of White Flour
2 tsp of Baking Soda
2 tsp of Table Salt
2 tsp of Ground Cinnamon
1 tsp of Ground Nutmeg
How To Do It:
* Preheat the oven to 350 *
1. Combine ingredients 1-5 in a large mixing bowl.
2. Combine ingredients 6-10 in a separate mixing bowl.
3. Combine the 2 mixtures gradually. (I did 1/3 dry mix at a time)
4. Pour the mixture into 2 9x5 loaf pans. Spray your pan with a non-stick spray if your pan is NOT non-stick.
5. Cook your loaves in the oven for 45-55 minutes. Make sure to use the toothpick method to test the doneness of your bread!
My recipe is an adaptation from this recipe found on The Frugal Girls website!
What is your favorite version of pumpkin bread? The original or jazzed up?
Today we are changing up Motivational Monday a little bit. I'm still going to be posting quotes and writing down some feelings, but for the most part, everything I have to say will be in a video. I think this a cool way to express myself to you guys in a way that is more personal than just words being typed down as I think. In a video you can see a persons raw emotion and connect with them on a deeper level. I hope you guys enjoy this new and improved version of Motivational Monday!
So this post/video went up a day late because iMovie decided it wanted to quit every time I tried to upload the video to YouTube! But better late than never!
Ready for a new beauty review? Well then here ya go! Today I am reviewing the Korres Lip Butter Glazes. The 4 flavors/colors that I have are Jasmine, Pomegranate, Quine, and Raspberry. You can find them at Korresusa.com for $14 each. I genuinely loves these lip butters and use them all often. The Quince and Raspberry colors are perfect for fall, but you could wear them any time of the year. Check out the pictures down below and the video to hear all of my comments about this product!
From left to right:
Jasmine, Pomegranate, Quine, and Raspberry