Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies

Hey y’all! I’m back and semi-functioning after my wisdom tooth surgery last Friday, and ironically, I’m showing you a recipe that I still cannot eat. Every year I make gingerbread cookies, usually in the form of a gingerbread house or gingerbread men. With only 5 days left until Christmas, I was running out of time and still didn’t have the energy to make the dough, refrigerate it, roll it out, cut out all the shapes, bake the cookies, make icing, and decorate. That’s way too much work for me at the moment, so I settled on something that I think is even better – gingerbread crinkle cookies!

Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies | Easy, simple, and delicious way to celebrate the holidays!

Crinkle cookies are some of my favorite (check the Instagram from this past March), and the fact that these are gingerbread makes it so much better. You still get that classic white “icing” on a gingerbread cookie which is super festive, Instagram-worthy, and delicious! So, grab your apron and mixer and get ready to make these delicious gingerbread crinkle cookies.

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Gift Guide for the Makeup Lover

Hey y’all! I’m back! I didn’t mean to take Tuesday off, but some unforeseen events occurred, and it just didn’t feel right to publish a post. As you’re reading this, I’m probably having my wisdom teeth removed or I’ve made it back home and I’m drooling all over the place while consuming liquid foods. Wow, doesn’t that sound appealing?? Haha, well while I’m at home all drugged up, here’s some makeup items that are all under $20 that I’m sure any makeup lover would love to receive!

Perfect gifts for the makeup lover in your life. All under $20! | Makeup Lover Gift Guide

*this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure.

I already own a lot of stuff that’s on this list, so I can definitely vouch for how amazing it all is. Those makeup sponges are a life saver when it comes to applying liquid foundation, blending out concealer, or buffing in some liquid/cream contour. Everyone needs a quality pair (or pairs because let’s be honest, tweezers always seem to go missing) of tweezers to get those brows on point. Honestly, you can’t go wrong with a single ELF lip color. And to top it all off, those makeup brushes are killer and I use them almost ever single day. KEEP READING “Gift Guide for the Makeup Lover”

Make Your Own Paper Wreath for the Holidays

Happy Holidays! So sorry that I’ve been MIA for this past week, but finals are killing me and my motivation to do anything. As of today at 2 pm, I will be done with this semester, and honestly, I’m thrilled. But, for some reason, instead of all the studying I should have been doing, I’ve spent some of my time crafting away. If you saw my Vlogmas day 1 video, you’ll have seen this really awesome paper holiday wreath that I made. I also posted a picture on Instagram and have received countless questions on how I made it.

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So, today I’m showing you exactly how I made my super festive holiday paper wreath! This will probably take you at most about 2 hours to complete, and it’ll cost you probably less than $10 depending on what supplies you have on hand. All you need is a stapler, some scissors, a bunch of green paper and a little (or a lot) or patience!

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A Gift Guide for the Gym Junkie

Happy Holidays, y’all! It’s time for gift guides, Vlogmas, and holiday crafts, so brace yourself! Today I have the first of three gift guides I am releasing this year. If you’ve been reading the blog for any length of time in 2016, you know that I’m obsessed with fitness, so of course the first gift guide I am releasing is perfect for every gym junkie out there. All of these items are things that I’d love to get and stuff that I currently own, have tried, or have on my wish list for this year! Keep in mind that every gym junkie’s needs are different, but most of these items would work for anyone.

FITNESS GIFT GUIDE. Perfect gifts for the gym junkie in your life. All under $20! | Gym Junkie Gift Guide

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Make sure to stay tuned every week for a new gift guide! In the mean time, check out my gift guide perfect for friends. Have a specific gift guide you’d like to see on the blog? Let me know!

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November Recap

What is it with this year just flying by? Thanksgiving’s over, it’s full-on holiday season, and before I know it, school will be back in session in January. Yesterday was December 1st, and that means I’m fully in the holiday spirit (hello Christmas music, sweaters, pretty lights, and Christmas crafting) and Vlogmas has started! Since yesterday was the first official day of Vlogmas, make sure to check out the video at the end of this post or head over to my YouTube channel!

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If you’re looking for people to follow for Vlogmas and Blogmas, make sure to check out my latest post for a list of some of my favorites! Moving right along into this monthly recap, I’m going to be skipping favorites for this past month partially because I ran out of time to take photos and partially because I didn’t keep track of what I’ve been loving the past month… oops! So, I hope you’ll be okay with a life update and a look at my stats for the month. KEEP READING “November Recap”

It’s Blogmas & Vlogmas Season!

Happy December 1st! Originally I wasn’t going to post today, but how can I not post on December 1st? After all, December is the most wonderful time of year! Also, December 1st is a very important date for people in the blogging and vlogging world. Today marks the beginning of Vlogmas and Blogmas! Have no idea what Blogmas and Vlogmas even are? Well good, keep reading! If you do know, I’m featuring some of my fabulous blogger and YouTube friends who you should definitely check out this holiday season!

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First off, let’s talk about what Blogmas and Vlogmas are. Essentially, Blogmas and Vlogmas are a 25 day challenge for online content creators. There’s no official requirements, but you’re supposed to publish something every single day from December 1st until Christmas Day (aka December 25th). It’s content full of holiday goodness and festive fun! I’m not quite sure where the idea originated, but people are integrating the challenge on so many different social platforms – blogs, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, you name it. KEEP READING “It’s Blogmas & Vlogmas Season!”