New Year's Eve and 2013 Wishlist

Happy New Year's Eve everyone! I'm pretty sure everyone says this at the end of each year, but I truly can't believe that 2012 is said and done. It flew right by and now we're only a night away from 2013. It always hits me at the end of each year just how fast those years go by. It felt like a second ago that I was graduating high school with not a clue in the world. Now I'm a year or two away from graduating college with still no clue in the world. Oh life. 

Anyway's, I've never been one of those people to make a new years resolution because, well, I know I won't fulfill it. But this year I wanted to make a short wishlist and actually see if I accomplish any throughout the year. And if I don't, well then this post was just for shits and giggles. 

1. Survive more "it's the end of the world" days. This one will be a breather.

2. Eat healthier. boring I know, but I'm a candy junkie and I really need to stop. More fruits and protein smoothies coming my way!

3. Take more pictures. Looking back on the 2012 pictures, I really didn't take a lot and it's sad. I'm only two weeks away from getting my dream camera and that thing will be tied to my neck.

4. Start making Youtube videos. Is that weird? I really want to make beauty videos and share with people my techniques and simple looks that I wear everyday. I think it would be super fun and also a way to look back one day. Still processing....

5. De-clutter. Another easy one. I'm constantly hoarding things in my closet and they just keep piling up. I'm always cleaning them out and throwing things away. But this year hopefully I can just stop it from the start, maybe there's a 7 step plan for this?

6. Blog more! This one is a biggy for me. It always seems when winter rolls around that I'm MIA on the blog. School and work take up a lot of my time during these months and it's always so hard to sit down and write a decent post. Blogging has become one of my passions and I need to dedicate more time to it, so this coming year, I'll be planning ahead post and organizing so I get thins up for you guys!

7. Actually use Pinterest, for more then just pinning things. Perhaps I should try making one of those 300 cinnamon roll recipes I've pinned...

8. Get dressed. Don't get me wrong, I love spending eternity in my sweats, but I feel I need to actually make myself look decent most days. So my priority for 2013 mornings, will be picking out a cute outfit and rocking it.

Alright, i'll stop talking so that you can all go out get wasty pants. Just kidding, but only a little. Hope you all have a great New Years and i'll see you next year!!

So I've told you all my wishlist for 2013, 
now what's yours!?! 


The Best of 2012!!

My best friend Nikki came home after Navy boot camp for a while. It was so great to have her back and be able to spend time with her. She shortly left again, this time across seas to Japan, with her husband. Still missin' on her. 

Chris and I spend Valentines weekend at a hockey game that turned out to be super fun. I also made this awesome chicken dinner for him that night. 

Wisconsin got hit with it's first snow storm that left me unable to leave Chris' house and go back home. But I didn't complain :)

We celebrated April with National Grilled Cheese Month (it's a real thing), my favorite snack ever. I shared three awesome grilled cheese recipes that are to die for!

The bestie and I had a fun day out in the sun snapping pictures for the blog and pretty much just screwing around the whole day. 

Birthday month!! I celebrated my 20th birthday in June with Chris. He got me some gorgeous flowers and an awesome cupcake recipe book. Love that boy so much <3

Spent July like I always do, with a camping trip to Penisula with the family and bestie. It was an amazing week and can't wait for next year's trip. 

We also lost the greatest cat to ever live in this house, Patches. He'll always take up the biggest part of my heart and will always be missed. Miss you boo. 

 I put that cupcake book to work with some great recipes that I shared with you guys, like these Snickerdoodle Cupcakes. Couldn't stop eating these. 

After going blackberry picking with the girls, we made some berry smoothies that were a part of my meal for about a week. No shame, they were delicious. I also finished reading Fifty Shades and created my own cast for the movie version in one of my favorite posts

Chris and I visited his brother in Chicago and spent the weekend in the city and going to my very first soccer game! Turned out I was more interested in soccer than I thought. 

 We celebrated Halloween with some amazing caramel apples and some fancy schmancy pumpkin drilling

 Wisconsin had it's first snowfall of the winter season. It lasted about 2 days, but it was still the first. I shredded my closet of my summer clothes and brought out the boots and scarves. Also celebrated one year of blogging! Way to go me! 

 Merry Christmas!! Had about 4 Christmas' total and spent so much time with family and eating. Mostly eating this delicious candies that were so addicting. Good thing I only make them during the holidays. Also, give yourself a pat on the back for surviving the end of the world. Not many people can put that on their check list. 

What did you're year look like in pictures? I wanna see!! 
Hope you all have a fabulous new years and I'll see you all next year! 


Christmas Scenes

and one more cute kitty for the road...


Merry Christmas to all,
and to all a goodnight. 

end of ze world


I've been neglecting my internet abode and I'm sorry little blog space of mine. The past couple of weeks I've been super busy with preparing for finals and then studying for finals. Yes, it's finals week. The dreadful week that no college student looks forward to, except for when they're finished. My room is a mess with note cards and books and papers. I don't even think I have any walking space. 

However, today I'm taking a break from cramming and heading on over to Chris' parents house and making some Christmas treats with his mom. The result will be one thing you guys can look forward to on here. I promise to have a recipe up soon. Other than that, posts will be scarce until the end of the week when my lovely month break starts. So looking forward to it. 

Also, I'm starting to believe this whole end of the world thing. Wisconsin's weather seriously is beginning to drive me insane. All the snow that we got a little while ago as melted due to the big rain storm we got. Now in the forecast is a super huge SNOW storm where we're suppose to get up to a foot of snow. What the hell is going on here? As long as this snow stays for Christmas (if we make it there) i'll be happy. 

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this is what i've been waiting for

I for sure thought that we were going to have a Christmas with no snow. With all the 60 degrees days Wisconsin was blessing us with, it wasn't looking very likely. But, Wisconsin knows what it's people love the most and for December, we love snow. Last night we got hit with about 10 inches of snow that I don't think is going anywhere for a while.

Thanks Wisco, you da' bomb.


ipsy - November's Glam Bag

I recently told you guys that I switched my monthly subscription from Birchbox over to a newer company called Ipsy. I couldn't be more happier with my decision, because my first Glam Bag was awesomely awesome. I was so happy with the products that I received and I've used almost all of them so far. 

For those of you who don't know, Ipsy was created by one of my favorite beauty gurus on Youtube, Michelle Phan. Some of you may watch her and if you don't, well you should. Each month you get full sized and deluxe samples of beauty products that come in a super cute makeup bag. And it's all for $10! You can also interact with other "ipsters" and watch their videos and creations using that month's products. 

I switched just to try something new and see the difference. Although I loved my time with Birchbox, I don't think I'm going to go back very soon. I've already seen the difference in the products I receive with Ispy. I love the fact that you get FULL SIZED products and deluxe samples, not those super tiny one use samples. The products are also from some of my favorite brands and brands that I've been wanting to try out for a while. Check out the products I got in November's Glam Bag :)

Benefit They're Real Mascara
This is the one product I was most excited for. I've been 
wanting to try this mascara out ever since I started at Ulta and I'm in love! 
This mascara goes on so smooth, with little clumps and makes
my eyelashes really stick out.

 Bare Minerals Moxie Lip Gloss
Also a big love! I'm not real big on lip glosses, but 
this one offers a real subtle red tint which is great with a 
neutral eye look.

 Meet Matt(e) Matte Eyeshadow in Matt Batali
I find these little single eye shadows to have super cute packaging.
This is my second eye shadow like this and I adore them.
This one is a dark grey that is great for a crease color.

 Starlet Eye Pencil in Chocolate
This soft brown color is a perfect lining color. I stop lining my eyes with black
back in high school. I now like the more subtle look and this 
color is awesome.

 Nailtini Nail Polish
I saved the best for last. This glitter polish is awesome over a plain gold
polish or even a dark grey/blue polish. Perfect for the holidays
and New Years Eve.

That's it for the November Glam Bag. I'm definitely continuing my subscription to Ipsy, I'm so excited to see what comes in the December's Glam Bag! Hope you enjoyed!

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