Thursday, January 4, 2018

A Second A Day For 61 Days

I hope everyone had a Happy New Year with family and friends! Here's a video I recently created of a second of every day for the past 61 days. I hope you enjoy! 
Also, what are your goals going into 2018? One of mine is to start a vlog channel and utilize Youtube more here on my blog! Leave yours down below in the comments! 










"He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." 
- Micah 6:8 
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Friday, December 22, 2017

White Chocolate Chex Party Mix






This chex party mix with melted white chocolate is my all time favorite Christmas treat. It's perfect for Holiday parties and it's super easy to make! It's also a really cute and yummy Christmas gift to make. 


Ingredients
  • 2 cups corn chex cereal
  • 2 cups small pretzels
  • 2 cup peanuts
  • 1/2 bag chocolate m&m's (12.6oz)
  • 1 bag white chocolate chips (11oz)
  • gallon size zip lock bag

Instructions
  1. Mix the dry ingredients in the zip lock bag.
  2. Pour melted chocolate over dry ingredients and mix together. Once all the dry ingredients are covered, place in the refrigerator for one hour
  3. Once hard, pour mix into bowl and serve! 






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Thursday, December 21, 2017

DIY Watercolor Christmas Name Tags



Hey ya'll! Today I wanted to share another super simple and fun DIY for Christmas.
All you need is: 
Watercolor paper
Watercolor
A fine tip pen or marker 



I started out by tearing the pieces into small rectangular shapes, then gently painting them with watercolor - adding a lot of water to get a smeared effect. 
After letting them dry, I wrote the names on them. I would recommend the very fine tip marker, the one I used wasn't quite thin enough but other than that- I like the way they turned out! 
Perfect for gift name tags! 













"And everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved...."
-Acts 2:21 

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

DIY Christmas Ornaments With Acrylic Paint




Growing up I loved to make Christmas ornaments with my mom and brothers for our tree. I have always loved putting a personal touch to everything- it's just how I am! So this year I thought I would attempt too be a little crafty and do some DIY Christmas ornaments. 



What you need: 
Ribbon


I start out by pouring blue paint in the clear ornament, and turning it upside down on a paper towel to let the paint cover the inside of the ornament. 



  Next, I took the eraser end of a pencil and dotted white polka dots all over the ornament.


After the polka dots dried, I tied a ribbon onto the ornament and hung it on my tree. Super easy and simple! 




Thanks for reading! 



"And she shall bring forth a son, and tho shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins." 
-Matthew 1:21


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Monday, December 18, 2017

DIY Watercolor Christmas Cards


I have always loved adding personal touches to my Christmas gifts. One of my favorite ways to do that is by making my own Christmas cards! These DIY watercolor cards are super easy and fun! 



Items needed: 









For the wreath Christmas card, I started out by tracing the lid of a mason jar to get a perfectly round shape.


 Then I used green watercolor to paint the garland.


After the garland was completed, I used red watercolor to make red dots to look like berries!



Then I wrote Merry Christmas with my black marker and I'm finished! 




For the Christmas tree card, I simply moved my paint brush back and forth in the shape of a Christmas tree. I didn't have any light green paint in my pallet, so I mixed the green with yellow to get the color I was wanting! 


This card was super simple and I loved how it turned out! 







Which one is your favorite? What's your favorite Christmas DIY?





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Saturday, December 16, 2017

My Skin Care Routine (Acne-Prone Skin)

 My obsession with skin care started with I developed acne at age 13. Since then I have tried almost every cleanser and face masque you can sell at the drugstore, hoping I would find something that would finally clear my skin. Around the age of 16 I developed cystic acne that I still struggle with from time to time.
After years of experimentation with skin care products, personal experience with acne medications and a small education in skin care, I have learned that great skin starts with a good and thorough skin care routine. This is my night time skin care routine:




1. Remove Makeup 
One of the most important parts of my skin care routine is to make sure I remove all the dirt, oil, and makeup that accumulated throughout the day. Failure to do so will cause clogged pores! I like to use the Equate brand make-up wipes, they are super affordable and my favorite ones I have tried so far! 



2. Cleanse 
I have tried every cleanser in the book. What I have come to realize is that you don't need something super harsh to keep your skin looking clear- but the exact opposite. I like using a gentle cleanser with a little bit of salicylic acid to medicate my current acne spots. This one from dermologica has been my favorite for months now! 




3. Exfoliate 
Exfoliating is so important if you want to help with the texture of your skin. Exfoliating washes away all of those dead skin cells and keeps your skin looking and feeling smooth. I like to use this apricot scrub, it's super gentle and gets the job done! Just remember not to over do it, this step could be done 2-4 times a week to keep from damaging your skin! 




4. Tone 
It's important to tone your skin to bring your skin back to it's natural PH level. This one from Pixi by Petra was a little bit pricey but worth every penny! It has helped my skin so much with redness and texture. 


5. Mask 
My favorite part of my skin care routine - and I'm sure it's yours too - is wearing a face mask! I personally wear one almost every night, which is not preferred by most people, but they help my skin so much. I have tried tons of masks and I also seem to go back to this one. It's super affordable-around $4.00 - and it draws out my impurities and keeps my skin feeling fresh. 




6. Moisturize 
I personally have very oily skin, so it took me years to understand the importance of moisturizing. I always thought that it would add extra oiliness to my skin - but that's so wrong! Your skin needs moisture. If you don't keep it properly moisturized, your skin will produce more oil to create the moisture it needs. Which in return causes more breakouts. This moisturizer from Aveeno has salicylic acid and it has been amazing for my skin. I highly recommend it for anyone with oily, acne prone skin! 







Tips: 

- Drink lots of water! What we put in our bodies will show on the outside. A hydrated and healthy body will show hydrated and healthy skin. 
-Get enough "beauty rest"! Even our skin needs rest to look fresh and rejuvenated. 
-Use a SPF throughout the day. Keep your skin from the damage of the sun! 

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