So I’ve been redoing my apartment lately because I am never happy with it. I’m very picky and always changing my mind. But I really like the look of quotes and succulent drawings in frames. My friend recently told me about @thelovethatsticksministry. Look her up on instragram! She writes bible quotes and paints a background on them. They’re so cute and perfect for frames. You can request any quote or just let her do her thing and it’s all based on donations. So you donate whatever amount you want and she ships you different pictures. I recieved 10-12 different pictures and I love them! I already put some around my apartment. I really hope y’all go check her out, she’s great and just trying to spread some Godly love. My favorite quote is the one in the middle of the pile with the cacti in the background but I love all of her pictures. Hope y’all had a great Monday!
Okay so this past week was national eating disorder week and that topic is very dear to my heart. This past year I’ve been having a lot of problems with self love because I’ve put on some weight but recently here I’ve just been okay with my body, I’ve realized that I’m not going to look like anyone else and that I’m still beautiful even if I’m not a size 0. But it really gets to me when I hear another girl saying “oh my gosh she’s too skinny that’s gross” or “ew she’s so fat” because what gives us the right to judge them? How do we know there’s not something medically wrong with them or that they’re not going through something and it’s taking a toll on their body? I’m just so sick of girls bringing down other girls, we get enough of it from guys and social media. I strongly believe in woman empowering woman. Every girl and woman has something beautiful in them but if we just crush them down then they’re never going to realize it and we’re just taking their shine away. I love love love eating and I’m not going to give that up just because social media or a guy says should I be a certain size to be beautiful. You are beautiful and I love you!!! Don’t ever forget that.
Hey ya’ll. So I don’t think I’ve ever really talked about where I’m from or where I live, besides that I attend Texas State University so I just wanted to share with y’all a little bit more of me and where I live.
So I’m originally from Houston Texas born and raised. Fun fact: the place I used to get my hair done is where Beyoncé’s mom got hers done too, I actually ran into her one time. But I lived there my whole life and love it, so proud to be from H-town! I attend Texas State university in San Marcos Texas and I have completely fallen in love with San Marcos. This place is crazy beautiful. There’s so much to do in and around San Marcos. We have the river, which actually runs through campus, we have hiking trails and paddle boarding and the outlet malls and the good ole’ square (it’s an actual square of bars) but not only do we have all that in San Marcos, if you go about 25 minutes down the highway we have Austin which is so awesome. Then about 35-40 minutes down the other way we have San Antonio. I love living here and love the surrounding areas so much, I wouldn’t change it for the world.
I’ve attached some pictures to help you better understand why I love this city so much. If you’ve ever been to San Marcos, what was your favorite part? I’d also love to meet other bloggers in the area!
So I just got back from a crazy awesome trip!! I booked a cruise with 7 other awesome girls to visit 3 countries for a week. Y’all, if you’ve never been on a cruise I highly, highly, 10/10, highly reccomend. It’s so fun and allows you to see more of the world at one time. Not going to lie, the first day on the ship I got really sea sick and it was not fun at all but the other days I was fine. There’s a lot to do on the ship while you’re on their too, I played bingo and gambled, I hung out and tanned, and of course I ate lots of yummy food.
So my cruise took me to Honduras, Belize, and Mexico and it was so beautiful!! Honduras was definitely my favorite place. I could see my toes and all the fish swimming around me straight through the water. I went snorkeling around the second biggest reef and it was stunning. The food in Honduras was crazy good guys. The cook with a lot of coconut and it was so good!
Our next stop was Belize which was my second favorite. It was super pretty and we went to a small island off of Belize. The people were super friendly and the fish there was delicious. I cut my foot on a seashell there so I think that’s why it wasn’t my favorite. Ha but it was just as beautiful as Honduras.
Mexico was our final country. I’ve been to Mexico before and I loved it but I think I just wasn’t really that fond of Cozumel because it wasn’t my favorite.The water was actually pretty brown. The people were still super nice and the food was great! Coconut shrimp was my life, and I tried octopus ceviche which was really good too.
But all in all, Honduras was 12/10. Guys seriously, I recommend a cruise. It’s a great way to see the world at a reasonable price.
I hope y’all had a great Thanksgiving filled with lots of love and food. I sure did. I attend two thanksgivings, my moms side and my dads side, and I don’t think I’ve ever felt so stuffed in my life. This thanksgiving I decided to contribute instead of just eatting. So I’m going to share the recipe of the dish I made, which was such a hit! My family asked if I could make it for Christmas too and even the babies liked it. I made a corn casserole, it’s super yummy, not the healthiest but ugh so good. It’s a softer texture with a creamy filling and a little bit of a mix of sweet and savory, definitely a comfort food dish. The absolute best!
1 can corn (drained)
1 can cream of corn
1 cup of sour cream
1 stick of butter (melted)
1 box of jiffy cornbread mix
And shredded cheese.
Preheat oven to 350. Combine both cans of corn, the cornbread mix, butter and sour cream together. I cooked mine in an 8×8 casserole dish was perfect. Then pop in the oven and let cook for 50 minutes. Kinda long, I know but so worth it. Take out then sprinkle cheese all over it and pop back in the oven for an additional 5 minutes. Take out and you are set! I promise your family will love it and you for making it. Happy holidays to all! Edit
I’m sorry I’ve been gone for so long, you have no idea how crazy busy I’ve been. My apartment has flooded 3 times already, I’ve joined two new organizations on campus, and my classes are kicking my butt right now. It’s crazy! But this past weekend was a breath of fresh air, catching up on sleep and fun at the same time. I went to a German festival in New Braunfels, Wurstfest, Friday night which was super fun. 10/10 would recommend, lots of beers to try and food, which is my favorite part.
Even though it’s still about 80 degrees in November, I’m ready for fall. I found the cutest pair of over the knee boots for under $50 and I’m obssesed. I bought a pair and so did my sister. They’re so perfect, I can throw on with a cute dress, like the one I’m wearing in the pictures, or over some jeans with a cute top. I originally really wanted black ones but I decided to get these gray ones just because I think I could wear them with more and honestly I’ve been wearing them with everything because I’m so in love with them. I’m also in love with the heel. The hells thicker so they’re really comfortable and it’s not too high. They’re just great for all occasions. I’ve linked a similar pair since they’re not selling the ones I bought anymore. Happy shopping babes!
So this is gunna be a little different of a post, but recently I visited beautiful Colorado Springs, boy did I fall in love. Colorado amazes me every single time I go, this would have been my 4th time visiting and I can’t get over it. I went ziplinning through the mountains, hiking, white water rafting through the Royal Gorge, and of course shopping! But the highlight of my trip was going up to pikes peak. I saw so much beauty. I was surrounded by it. It was completely breath taking and if you haven’t gone, I urge you to go. While I was up there I just sat there, on a rock, alone. I sat there just thinking about life and honestly, I got really teary eyed. I thought about how beautiful, how amazing this world we live in is but how much I, and many other people, focus on the negative. I don’t talk about my beliefs that often but man God is amazing. He’s created such a beautiful home for us and all we do is worry and complain. Sitting up there I realized how tiny I am, how tiny my problems are, and that eventually you just have to let it go. Let go of all the little problems and hardships and just be. Be happy, be faithful in the lord, and be kind. Everything will work out eventually, just be patient and breathe.
Hey y’all! Sorry I’ve been gone lately but it’s finals week and I have so much going on right now, but anyways. So everyone’s always looking for the perfect little black dress buuuuttt I found the perfect little blue dress. I’m obsessing over this dress because it’s so comfortable, fits me perfectly, and is so versatile. I’ve probably worn it like ten times now. I know everyone’s raving about the little denim dresses and I completely understand why. They’re absolutely great. Especially because I love comfort and style all in one. I’ve worn this dress to church, to work, to birthdays. Everywhere. You need one!! You really do. I swear by it. I’m still kinda new at this so I’m not good at linking stuff yet but there’s a super cute blue jean dress at Macy’s for under $50! GO GET IT! Happy shopping y’all!
Hope everyone’s having a fabulous weekend! So everyone has their own hair care routine and today, I’m going to share mine with you! I dye my hair pretty often and I use hot tools to style it almost every day so I try my best to take care of it. I’ve tried multiple products but the one’s I’m going to share with y’all are my “go-to’s.” Because I have such a dry scalp, along with dry hair, I use products that will help moisturize. Once a month, I apply coconut oil to my hair and allow it to soak in for about 30 minutes. This simple coconut treatment helps to hydrate my hair and give it a perfect shine. Most days my hair routine consists of showering, allowing my hair to air dry, and then I apply my Cantu shea butter leave-in conditioning cream. I let the cream sit for about 5 minutes and then add a dime size of the Aveda color conserve, which smells so good! After my hair is completely dry I apply the Pantene serum to help protect from split ends and leaves my hair looking sleek and shiny. I love this serum because it leaves my hair frizz-free, helps prevent split ends (which rocks for me), and smells great. Sometimes I use the Garnier Fructis argon oil instead of the Pantene serum just to switch it up. My hair is very soft and pretty healthy for how often I dye it but I still can’t seem to find a heat protectant, so let me know if y’all have any products that you can’t live without!
Side note: I have dry skin so I’ve started making my own body scrub which helps to moisturize my skin and leaves it smelling like vanilla, which is my favorite part. If you want to know how I make the body scrub, just let me know and I’d be happy to tell you 🙂
Hey y’all, hope it’s been a great week so far and I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s. My Valentine’s was so nice and beautiful thanks to my amazing boyfriend, Dylan. He planned a lovely dinner at the oasis on lake Travis which was breath taking. We also took a walk around the lake, which I love being outdoors so it was perfect. Knowing we were going to the oasis I went to H&M to find a Valentine’s outfit, and originally I wanted like a red dress or something of that sort, but of course I didn’t find one I liked. I tried on multiple outfits until I found this perfect little button down dress. I FELL IN LOVE! This dress is so perfect for date night, business casual events, evenings out, any occasion in my opinion. It’s very versatile. The stripes and colors allow you to dress up or make it casual. I also think it’s very flattering on my body (I’m not the skinniest). I paired it with nude Steve Madden heels that tie up and a pale pink cross body that I wore on my side. Perfect Valentine’s outfit in my opinion. I cannot wait to wear this outfit again😊