Saturday, October 31, 2015

My Halloween Costume!

Hey cupcakes! HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I hope everyone is having an awesome (and safe!) Halloween! If you need some ideas on something to do, check out my post here!

Today I wanted to briefly share with you my Halloween costume: a Beanie Baby Cat!
I wore my black Keds, black pants, a black tank with a black cardigan over it, I painted whiskers and a nose on my face using black eyeliner, made a Ty heart using paper and markers, and then rocked my cat ears!

I will be spending my Halloween at a dance in my dorm, so I wanted to wear something comfortable but still creative! What are you going to be for Halloween?????? Comment below and don't forget to follow! <3

Thursday, October 29, 2015

How To Style Leg Warmers

How To Style Leg Warmers

Hey cupcakes! How is everyone enjoying the fall weather?? :) I have been especially loving the chilly weather lately because I can finally start busting out my warm clothing! <3 Today I wanted to do a post dedicated on leg warmers... This trend has been in for a while now, but I have never been brave enough to try it out. Here are some outfit ideas if you are new to the whole "leg warmer" thing too! I paired the same leg warmers with three awesome outfit choices.... Enjoy!

1. Fall Chic - Pair the leg warmers with some brown booties, burgundy pants, a brown sweater, and a beanie for the ultimate fall look! It blends so many autumn colors together for a super fashionable look!

2. Dress it up! - Pair the leg warmers with some knee high black books, a black skirt, and your fav sweater for a dressy yet casual look! So perfect for a fall date! <3

3. I Woke Up Like This - Pair the leg warmers with any boots you have and throw on your favorite leggings and sweatshirt! Super adorbs and comfy (I suggest wearing a side braid to make this look ultra chic)! :D

I hope you enjoyed this collage! How do you style leg warmers in the fall? Comment down below and don't forget to follow! 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

3 Creative Last Minute Halloween Costumes!

Hey cupcakes! Halloween is only a couple days away! :) If you are still without a costume, don't worry! I got you covered ;) Here are some super duper easy Halloween costumes!

1. Cat: All you have to do is rock a pair of cat ears (or a cat ear headband), paint some whiskers on your face with eyeliner, and wear black! Such an easy costume and sooooo cute!

2. Greek Yogurt: All you need is a sheet and a sash! Using the white sheet, create a toga for yourself... Then write "Yogurt" on the sash and rock your "Greek Yogurt" costume! Lol this is super clever and adorable!

3. Ceiling fan: Get some pom poms and using puffy paint, write "Go Ceiling" on a t-shirt... You are the perfect ceiling fan now!!! :)

I hope you enjoyed all of these super cute Halloween costumes! Which one is your favorite? Comment below and don't forget to follow! :D <3

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Some College Misconceptions...

Hey cupcakes! I have been in college for about two months now (WHOA), and I wanted to make a post about some common college misconceptions. These are things that many people think happen at college when really they may not!

1. You won't have to stay up super late every night - I feel like a lot of movies show college students as never getting enough sleep. If you manage your time well between homework, studying, etc, you will get plenty of sleep most nights!

2. You don't have to drink if you don't want to - So many people think that you must drink when you're at college... There are sooooo many other ways to have fun, so if you don't want to drink, DON'T!
3. Frat parties aren't the only fun things on campus - I haven't been to a single frat party yet. There are wayyyyyy too many fun, free, and sober events on Fridays and Saturdays that I haven't needed to go to one. So if that isn't your kind of fun, there will plenty of things you can do still!!!

4. Not everyone parties - Like I said above, I know a ton of people who like to go to the same events as me (which just so happen to not be parties). Of course there will always be the people who like to party, but that isn't the whole population. You will totally find the niche where you belong!
5. Not everyone is having sex - Of course there are some people who are, but there are a LOT of people who aren't. Again, don't feel pressured to do something you don't want to do!

I hope these common misconceptions helped some of you guys who will be heading off to college soon! If you would like me to do more posts on college related topics, comment below!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a marvelous day everyone! <3 :D

Friday, October 23, 2015

Recipe: Easy French Toast for One

Hey cupcakes! Today I will be sharing an awesome recipe I found at Thrifty Jinky!! This recipe is super yummy and perfect for college life where you only need to make food for yourself! :D It is also the perfect fall time breakfast! Let's get started!
Easy French Toast for One Recipe
What You Need:
-1 egg
-2 Tbsp milk
-pinch of salt
-1/4 tsp vanilla
-1 Tbsp butter
-3 slices bread
-Cinnamon
-Frying pan/griddle
-Bowl
-Spatula

Steps:

1. Heat the griddle over medium high heat.

2. In the bowl, beat the egg.

3. Add in milk, salt, and vanilla. Stir!

4. Melt butter on the griddle.

5. One at a time, dip bread slices into mixture so that they are evenly coated and then place on the griddle.

6. Sprinkle each slice with some cinnamon.

7. Cook 1-2 minutes or until golden brown. Flip once the other side is also golden brown.

8. Ta-da! Yummy french toast for one!

You could totally serve this with fruit, whipped cream, powdered sugar, etc.! The options are endless! :) Did you try this recipe? Comment below with what you think! Don't forget to follow! <3

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Pearl Trend: Jewelry Collage

The Pearl Trend: Jewelry Collage

Hey cupcakes! The classic pearl trend is making a comeback onto runways in 2015, so I thought I would pick out some of my favorite pearl jewelry pieces! :) Whether you go for the classic pearl necklace or the pearl encrusted hair bow, anyone can totally rock this trend!!!! Enjoy!

Click on the image below to see where you can buy these items:



Which accessory is your favorite???? Comment below and don't forget to follow! <3

Monday, October 19, 2015

DIY: Sharpie Tie Dyed Canvas Shoes!

Hey cupcakes! Today I will be teaching you all to do something really awesome with sharpies.... tie dye a pair of canvas shoes!!! There are so many expensive pairs of tie dye Keds and Vans out there, so make them unique and do it yourself! I personally love this DIY because no pair of shoes will turn out exactly like another. There are so many cute results! :D Let's get started!
What You Will Need
- Pair of white canvas shoes (around $5 at Walmart)
- A whole bunch of Sharpies (any color you would like!)
- Rubbing alcohol (Isopropyl alcohol)
- Some type of dropper
- Covered, flat surface

Steps:
1. Before you begin, try to think of (or sketch) a design. This could be random blocks of color, dots, etc. Use your creativity!

2. Using the Sharpies, draw out the design.
3. Take the dropper and get a small amount of the alcohol. Drip it onto the shoe! The Sharpie colors will then start to blend together!

4. Play around with the alcohol - apply only a little, a lot, whatever you think looks the best!

5. Let your shoes dry and TA-DA! An adorable new pair of kicks! <3 :D


Check out Google images for some other great design options! :) What are your favorites? 
Comment below and don't forget to follow! <3

Saturday, October 17, 2015

15 Tips & Tricks for Dealing with a LDR

Hey cupcakes! Today I will be talking about Long Distance Relationships.... I am currently going to college two hours away from my boyfriend and where he is going to college, so I thought I would write out some tips for other couples who might be going through the same thing. I hope these tips are helpful! Enjoy! <3

1. Long distance relationships suck - This might seem harsh, but it is true. The result at the end is worth it though, so even though it is difficult, it is 150% worth it!!!! <3

2. Call and Skype! - Even if you text or have to deal with a time difference, make sure you find some time to call and Skype. It is so nice to hear your significant others voice and to see their face after a stressful day at school!
3. Make sure you don't spend all your time texting them - I know it sucks that they aren't there, but you have to live your own life too. Don't stay in your room Skyping them every night... go do things! It will make for an awesome phone call later on.

4. Plan visits - Nothing is better than seeing your boyfriend (or girlfriend) after not seeing them for days/weeks/etc!!!!!!! The feeling is amazing and is totally worth the wait :) <3

5. You will miss them ALL THE TIME - You just have to get used to the fact that they aren't there and that you will miss them every second of every day.... :/
6. Keep each other informed about what is happening in your lives - Even though there is some distance between you, make sure you still know what is happening in each other's lives!

7. If you don't think it is worth it, it probably isn't - For me and my boyfriend, it is totally worth it. <3 But I know some people who realized they just weren't right for each other. This is ok!! There are plenty of other fish in the sea :) Don't feel like you have to be stuck in a LDR if you don't want to be!

8. Talk about missing each other and your feelings - It actually makes me feel better if my boyfriend and I talk about how sad/frustrated we are with the LDR. It helps us stay on the same page and makes it easier to cheer each other up. <3

9. Stay positive! - This is super important! If you don't believe you can survive the distance, you probably won't be able to... Stay positive and make the most out of a horrible situation!!!!!!!! <3

10. Believe in your relationship - Many people have the belief that LDRs never work out so make sure you don't start to believe that notion too! It IS possible to make a long distance relationship work! :)
11. Tell each other you love them every day - This is so important! It helps you stay positive and happy even though you are far away.

12. Write letters! - I will tell you for a fact that nothing is better than getting a surprise letter in the mail! Even if you don't send care packages or gifts, a letter is so heartfelt and adorable!
13. Prepare to be sad after they have left from a visit - When they leave is the absolute worst, and you will feel the saddest afterwords. Make sure you try to stay positive and know that you will see them again soon!

14. Cry - If you miss them, it is totally okay to cry. Crying will actually make you feel better because it is a good way to release all of those emotions inside of you!

15. When you come home, make sure to spend time with your significant other AND your family - Even though it might seem important to see your boyfriend/girlfriend as much as you can, your family hasn't seen you in awhile either! Make sure to visit them both equally so everyone is happy <3


I hope these tips were helpful! If I think of more, I might do a follow up post later on! :D If you are going through/have gone through a long distance relationship, what tips do you have? Comment below and don't forget to follow!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Taste Testing Random Foods Part 4!

Hey cupcakes! I am back today with another taste test post.... Cuz I love to eat! :P Check out my previous posts here, here, and here! I hope you enjoy! <3

1. Combos Sweet & Salty Caramel Creme Pretzels
I got a bag of these for free at a college event I went to... I personally love pretzels, so I thought they would be interesting to try! I really did NOT like these. The mix between sweet and salty was not a pleasurable one... The caramel flavor was way too overpowering, so it was a lot more sweet. The after taste was not tasty at all, and I would not recommend these...... Just eat normal pretzels!

2. Yummy Earth Organic Gummy Bears
My boyfriend's mom sent me a bag of these gummy bears with him when he came to visit, and I thought they would be perfect for this post! :) Even though they are organic, I think they tasted really good! My boyfriend didn't really like them, but he tends to be a picky eater.... I thought they were super yummy (and a little more healthy than normal gummy bears being organic and all!)!!! :D The fruit flavors were really prominent and the texture wasn't too chewy like some gummy bears can be. I definitely recommend them!

3. BBQ Chicken Pizza
One of the joys of living in a dorm is the fact that there is new food almost every day! This allows me to try some pretty delicious things! There was pizza for dinner one Friday night, and I saw BBQ Chicken Pizza. This seemed totally weird, so I just had to try it! :P Instead of red sauce, there was BBQ sauce, cheese, and then chunks of chicken... It was actually really delicious! I will probably order this at a regular pizza place now! I really recommend this if you aren't the biggest fan of pizza.... YUM!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

How to Style a Nude Cardigan

How to Style a Nude Cardigan
Hey cupcakes! Is everyone enjoying the fall weather?? I recently have been pulling out one of my favorite wardrobe pieces.... cardigans!!! I decided to make a collage today on how to style a nude cardigan (a little different than the usual black one!).... Enjoy!

Outfit 1 - Wear your favorite neutral tank with some jeans! So classic and cute!

Outfit 2 - Wear an oversized cardigan with a cute skirt!

Outfit 3 - Go casual with some leggings, a tank top, and a cute pair of tennis shoes! :)

Which outfit is your favorite? Comment below! <3 

Friday, October 9, 2015

10 Things To Do On Halloween!

Hey cupcakes! Halloween is almost here!!! :D I love fall time, so naturally Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! Are you and your friends stuck on what to do for Halloween? Here are some ideas:

1. Go trick-or-treating! - No matter how old you are, trick-or-treating can still be super fun! Plus, free candy is great :P

2. Go to a Haunted House - If you love being scared, find a haunted house, corn maze, etc. in your town! Happy Haunting!

3. Throw a costume party - If you want some friends over, throw a super fun costume party! Play spooky games, eat lots of food, and have a Best Costume award!

4. Bake some spooky treats with your friends - From awesome cupcakes to decorated cookies, there are so many great foods you can make for Halloween!

5. Host a Murder Mystery party! - This would be so much fun with a small group of friends! Purchase a story line online, or write your own!

6. Watch a scary movie (or have a movie marathon!) - Whether this is with your significant other or your family, scary movies are perfect for Halloween!

7. Go to a Halloween dance - Many towns will have Halloween dances or balls on this spooktacular night! Enjoy them!

8. Go to a local event! - Many towns and cities have fun events on Halloween! From music to food it would be super fun to make a G.N.O. out of it! ;)

9. Check out the "haunted" places around where you live - Many towns boast haunted buildings, churches, or theaters so do some research! Find the creepiest legends nearby and go see if they are true! :P

10. Have a haunted scavenger hunt - Mix together trick-or-treating and a haunted house with a fun scavenger hunt!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Movie Review: Fast Girls

Release date: 15 June 2012
Hey cupcakes! Today I have another movie review for you all! This movie is a few years old, and the first time I saw it was on the plane ride to the UK for a family vacation. Recently, I found it on Netflix and because I remembered I loved it so much, I decided to watch it again.

I totally forgot how amazing this movie is!!!!!!! The whole plot is focused on female track runners from Great Britain, and I personally loved it even though I really don't like sports :P Plus, Lily James is in it, and she is so pretty! :) The suspense is awesome during the races, and the ending makes me tear up every time! There are some humorous parts, some serious moments, but this movie is definitely a hit! Parents, there are a few swear words but that is all. If you have Netflix, spend an hour and a half watching this movie!!!!!! I guarantee you will LOVE it!

What do you think about Fast Girls? Comment below and don't forget to follow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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