Happy 2020!!! I hope that everyone had a wonderful new year. I always get so excited for the new year because it is a fresh start for everyone. At the beginning of every year I like to challenge myself with goals that I would like to accomplish and this year is no different. This year, I thought that I would challenge myself to 20 goals for 2020. Below are listed all the things that I want to achieve this year.
Read one book a month
Grow my Blog
Workout three days a week
Travel for a Month
Move to a new city
Finish my master
Get a Tattoo
Visit Five New Places
Volunteer 100 hours.
Be more sustainable
Become more spiritual
Step out of my comfort zone
Be more present with family and friends
Cut m screen time
Make my blog my job
Take me for my mental health
Learn a new skill
Learn a language
Start playing the piano again.
I am super excited to see what 2020 will bring and excite to see where I will be at the end of this year. I hope that you all have a safe and wonderful 2020!
Happy Fall Y’all !!! Fall is my favorite time of year, I just love the changing of the leaves and the weather becoming colder. Every fall I like to put together a fall bucket list so I can enjoy fall to the fullest. So this year I thought that I would share that list with you. Please feel free to use this list as inspiration for things to do thing Fall.
Happy September and Happy Labor Day!!! Sorry that I have been a little M.I.A in August. I took little break from my blog and social media. However,I really excited for September content that I have plan for my blog and I am also just genuinely excited for fall !! I thought I would share my goals September.
Post two blog post a week– I really want have more content on my blog. So, this month I am going to pushing myself to get more post up .
Start School – This month I start back to school to get another degree.I am really excite to be learning again.
Getting into fitness – I keep saying that I want to get into a work out routine but this month I am changing that.
Add some new items to my Fall and Winter wardrobe– There are a few pieces that I to add to my F/W wardrobe. I definitely am on the lookout for some chunky knits and a blazer.
Hope everyone has a wonderful September. Is there anything that is on your September to-do list?
Also, is anyone else super excited about the Downton Abbey movie coming out? I know I am !!!
As of late, I have been listening to podcasts non-stop. I have always enjoyed listening to them as a great alternative to music but lately, it’s like I cannot get enough of them. They have quickly become an obsession for me. I love listening to them on my drive to work in the morning to help get my mind rolling for the day ahead or while relaxing in the bath to unwind from the day. Here are three podcasts that I have not been able to stop listening to lately.
The Shrink Next Door
I found this podcast by chance while browsing the through the lasted podcast and boy am I glad that I have found it. The whole story is base around a therapist named Ike , and how a journalist Joe Nocera found out he is his neighbor. However, one summer Joe learns that who he thought his neighbor was not the case. There where many twists and turns that you did not see coming at all and I would have to say the way the story ends makes me a little upset. I don’t want to tell you why but when you found out I think that you will be too! Please don’t walk to listen to this run, run as fasted as you can. Listen to The Shrink Next Door…. Here .
If you are lover of history then you will find Noble Blood quite a delight. I was quite happy when I came across this podcast. I am such a lover of history and learn about the Royal families has alway intrigued me. This is a fairly new podcast and there are only three episodes out right now. However, the host weaves this stories so well you don’t know where you are going to end up. What I really enjoys is that this podcast covers stories with familiar names the you learn about in history class but stories that you may never of heard of before. It you are a history buff then you will enjoy Noble Blood quite a lot. Listen to Noble Blood ….Here.
At Home With…
Two of my favorite Youtuber Anna Newton and Lily Pebble are behind this fabulous podcast. These two lovely ladies go and interview women that they admire in their homes. I really like how laid back the interview style. You feel like you are sitting around with a group of friends just having a conversation. I really find myself being truly inspired by hearing these women stories of how they became a kick-ass trailblazer in their respected industries. Listen to At Home With … Here
I am always looking for a new podcast to check out if you have any recommendation please let me know. I would love to go check them out.
When it come to picking out perfume , I get very pick with my choose that I make. I am very sensitive when it come to perfume and i usually end up with a head if the sent is to over powering. So I the fact that I bough this sent with out even smelling is pretty daring for me. One night a few weeks back when I could not sleep I tuned on the TV with is the worst thing to do.
When I normally can’t sleep I usually put on the QVC channel to fall asleep to but unlucky for me that night they had Philosophy on. They presented this holiday collect that was for Christmas in July event that contained the Fresh Cream Soft Suede set. This immediately peaked my interest because I am such a big fan of Fresh Cream, the original . So of course, I order it with out really even thinking about it .
I was quite sure that I would have to return it because I would not like the scent at all. However, when I finally got it in the mail I was pleasantly surprised how much I actually enjoyed the fragrance. The first note that you get is a warm vanilla scent that then mellow out to a smoky bourbon, musk, leather cream and amber. It is defiantly a warm and cozy scent which would be prefect for the colder months .
I am super happy that I picked up this set from QVC and quite happy that I enjoy the scent as much as I do for never smelling it before I bought it. I can wait to wear Fresh Cream Soft Suede this fall and winter !!
Happy July, everyone. I can not believe that it is July already. I feel like this year so far has gone by slow and fast at the same time. I find it so crazy the we are half way through 2019. Anyway, for today post, I thought that I would share with you a simple and festive dessert that you can that bring to party or a low key backyard BBQ . It’s a little twisted on the classic strawberry shortcake.
2 lbs of Strawberries
2 Cups of Blueberries
1/2 tablespoon of sugar
Whipped Cream Ingredients
1 cup of heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon of maple syrup
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 1/3 cups of Bisquick
3 tablespoons of sugar
3 tablespoons of melted butter
1/2 cup of milk
Clean and cut up the strawberries in bite size pieces. Place the cut strawberries and the blueberries into a medium size bowl . Add the 1/2 tablespoon of sugar. Set aside .
Make the shortcake.(I use the Bisquick recipe) In a mixing bowl combine all ingredients together. Divide mixture and bake for 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees. Then let cool.
While the shortcakes bake, make your whipped cream . Combine the cream, maple syrup, and vanilla extract together in a chilled mixing bowl. Whip together using a hand mixer until you have peaks the form.
Cut the shortcake in half . Place a spoonful of whipped cream on the bottom half of the shortcake. Then add lager spoonful of fruit on top of the cream. Place the top of shortcake on top of the fruit. Finish of the with drop of whipped cream, strawberry, blueberry and dusting of power sugar.
Honestly, most days I am lucky if I am able to walk out the door with my scrub pants on the right way round let alone have a full face of makeup on my face. Nevertheless, when I do have a little extra time to put on more than mascara, that is where my trusty five minutes makeup routine comes in to play.
To begin with, I use the BareMinerals Complexion Rescue all over my face either with my fingers or a Real Techniques sponge. This is great for evening out my skin tone while giving me some SPF 30. I then like to give my face a little bit of color by using some bronzer. The bronzer that I have been loving lately is the Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer.
Now, that my face is done I move on to my eyes. I like to take a fluffy shadow brush and dip into a matte shade to give a wash of color on my eyelid. I focus most of the color on my lid and then blend outwards from that point. My go-to colors are mainly warm browns but I have been using the Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions for the last couple months.
My favorite shade from the palette is the chocolate/purple color with works really well with my skin tone. I like to at least apply one coat of mascara to finish off my eye look. For the daytime I like my eyelashes to look pretty natural and that is what the Marc Jacobs Noir Velvet mascara does to my eyelashes .
To finishes off my look, I will throw on my lip balm like the glossier Blamdotcom. This routine takes me no longer than five minutes to do but it just gives me that little bit more put together look when I walk out the door.
Do you have your quick makeup routine when you’re in a rush? Do you have a makeup product that you always put on ?