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Blog Update

Hey guys!! I just wanted to get on here and explain my absence. For the past few weeks the hubby and I have been going through some things and we have just been caught up in it all. We also have been trying to enjoy the holidays and our families. So, in lieu of all of THAT, I have been MIA from my blog. I want to tell you all that I am so grateful and appreciatitive of everyone who takes the time to stop by my blog. It really means the world to me! With that being said, I will be BACK in the new year! It will be an exciting year for my family as well as the blog. I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas and a Very Happy New Year! I will talk to all very soon!!
Thanks so much,

Friday Favorites!

Hello Everyone! Sorry this is a day late, this week got away from me! I can't believe Christmas is two weeks away, where did December go? Here in Upstate NY we have been having some crazy warm weather so it hasn't really felt like Christmas. I am hoping and wishing for a White Christmas in these parts. Here are a few things that I have been loving this week! I would love to know what your favorites are this week!
Linking up with Andrea & Christie!

Favorite Hairstyle

Favorite Holiday Manicure

Favorite Show via FABlife

Favorite Holiday Eye Shadow via ColourPop in Cheap Date


Happy Hump Day Everyone! This past weekend I went to the in-laws and we created homemade ornaments for the holidays. We also made some Peppermint Bark, which was delicious by the way and so easy to make! So this week I went searching for recipes that I thought you would enjoy! I stumbled across Bright, Bold, and Beautiful, a blog created by Laura Trevey, a maker, a watercolor artist, a content creator and a Doer. Her blog consists of DIY, Home Decor, and Design Inspiration. I hope you enjoy her recipe and I would love to hear if you create it and have it during your holiday celebrations! 
Happy Holiday

Peppermint Bark Ingredients: 12 ounces white chocolate12 ounces dark chocolate1/2cupcrushed peppermint candy  Instructions: Line a 9×12 pan with parchment paper.Melt the dark chocolate microwave 20 seconds stir and repeat until you have a smooth consistency.Pour the melted dark chocolate on the parchment paper, spread the chocolate out until it is about 1/3″ thick.Melt the white chocolat…

Tuesday Ten: Stocking Stuffers for the Ladies!

Hi Everyone! Happy Tuesday! Is it me or is this week D R A G G I N G by???? OMG! I am like it has to be more than just Tuesday. I am just so ready for winter break. This week I wanted to share with you 10 stocking stuffer ideas for all the girls on your shopping lists. Now, these are just a few ideas, but you can always tweak the products to you and your giftees personal preference! I personally would LOVE any of these items.
Happy Holidays!
Which one is your favorite?

Victoria s Secret fragrance

Body moisturizer

Butter london nail polish

Humble Chic knit shawl

Charlotte russe scarve

Fleece mitten
$21 -

Chanel voluminous mascara
$35 -

Dolce Gabbana lipstick

Lorac eyeshadow

H M white home decor
$5.98 -

Friday Favorites

Boy, How is December here already? I am so tired and I have just barely started my Christmas Shopping! I do enjoy this season so much though and it's times like these that make you realize how important family is and how no gift or sale is worth the time spent with family and friends. So now that my RANT is done,  here are a few things I have been loving this week!
Linking up with Andrea and Christie!

Favorite DIY via Tidbits

Favorite Manicure via LacqLustre

Favorite Holiday Dress

Favorite Gift Wrap

Favorite Funny Moment


Happy December Everyone!! I am so excited for this very special month! I figured a Christmas Cookie would be perfect for my first Share-A-Chef Recipe for December. I seriously want to do a Cookie Swap Party, have you guys ever done one?? It seems like so much fun! Anyways, I found this recipe via Taste of HomeThe recipe is for Mint Chocolate Wafers!! OMG, OMG! You can add christmas colored sprinkles or crumbled candy canes! I really hope you enjoy this recipe and I would love to hear about your holiday cooking traditions!

Happy Holidays!!

Ingredients1 egg1/3 cup water3 tablespoons canola oil1 package chocolate fudge cake mix (regular size)1/2 cup cake flourCOATING:4 cups (24 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips1/4 cup shortening1/2 teaspoon peppermint extractSprinkles

DirectionsIn a large bowl, beat egg, water and oil until blended. Gradually beat in cake mix and flour.Divide dough in half. Shape each into a disk; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm enough to rol…

Tuesday Ten: Christmas Decor

Friday Favorites

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend Everyone! I hope you all had an amazing day with your family and friends. I had an intimate dinner with the hubby here at home! It was nice to just relax, cook and enjoy each other. If any of you are braving the stores today, BE CAREFUL! I will be checking online for some deals,  I just can't handle the crazies this year! So, before I do some online shopping here is a few things I have been loving this week!
Linking with Andrea and Christie!
Have a Great Weekend!


Favorite Holiday Dress via LaurenConrad

Favorite Song via Carrie Underwood

Favorite Tree Decor

Favorite Mantra


Happy Thanksgiving Eve Everyone! Once again I am sharing with you an amazing, delicious meal to add to your kitchen recipes. This week I wanted to share Katie Lee's "Ranch Turkey" in honor of the big day tomorrow. I already featured Katie Lee on Share-A-Chef so if you would like to read more about her, you can go here. This recipe was featured on the Thanksgiving edition of "The Kitchen". It looked incredible and it's definitely something I want to try. 
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and remember to be thankful for all of  the wonderful things in your life.

Ranch Turkey
Ingredients One 15- to 18-pound turkey (neck and giblets removed)
Two 1-ounce packets ranch seasoning
10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
3 carrots, cut into thirds
3 stalks celery, cut into thirds
1 medium onion, cut into 8 wedges
Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
2 tablespoons maple syrup
4 cups low-sodium chicken stock
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Tuesday Ten: Being Thankful and Giving Back

Hi Everyone! This week for Tuesday Ten I wanted to take the time to share ten ways that we can Give Back and Be Thankful. This year I have so much to be thankful for and I am sure all of you do as well. I have always wanted to give back in some way but wasn't quite sure how to go about it. I hope this post helps you or encourages you to get out in your own communities and give back in some way. 
I would love to hear what you are thankful for and how you give back!!
Thanks so much,
Thank you to MakingLifeBetter for the great ideas!!

1. Consider a Charity Allowance

2. Research Local Charitable Opportunities

3. Collect Coins for Kids Worldwide

4. Find Ways to Support Our Troops This is very dear to my heart....

5. Help Your Kid's School Donate

6. Go Green

7. Connect with Your Neighbors

8. Embrace Giving Tuesday

9. Share Your Pet Your pet makes you smile so let him/her make others smile!!

Friday Favorites

Who is ready for FRIDAY??? I know I am! This week has been a whirlwind of all things good, but I am super tired and ready to get the weekend started! This weekend my mom is coming up and we are doing some Christmas Shopping and going to see "Love the Coopers", our first holiday movie of the season! I am so excited, it's going to be wonderful day! So before I get MY weekend started here are few things that I have been loving this week!
What are you up to this weekend?
Linking up with Andrea and Christie!

 Favorite Stamp

Favorite Foundation

Favorite Mascara

Favorite Instagram Account via MissChrissyCharms

Favorite Pooch aka Peanut