Coffee Time With... JASMINE

Friday, May 8, 2015

Happy Friday everyone!! I'm loving how amazing these ladies are that I've been featuring in my blog series! Over the next few months I have a a ton more amazing bloggers to share with you all! Let's all meet Jasmine over a nice cup of coffee or tea!
My name is Jasmine. I’m a mom of two boys, girlfriend, coffee addict, and beauty lover. My blog is a lifestyle blog. I like to blog about food, makeup, life and anything that I decide to blog about. I have been blogging for almost 4 years and I love it. 

1. Why did you start blogging?
I started to blog because I wanted to do something when I was a SAHM. After I read a few blogs i decided that I wanted to have a blog as well.
2. What is one piece of advice you'd want your younger self to know?
"You are stronger than you think”. I got married at a young age, had kids at a young age, got divorced, dropped out of college, and realized I was a single mom. I honestly didn’t think I could do it but I did. You really don’t realize how strong you are until you go through things. 
3. What do you think people misunderstand the most about you?
My personality/attitude. I have a very strong personality. I’m such an outgoing person, social butterfly but sometimes I can come across as a b***** and some people have a really hard time relating or getting to know me. 
4. What is a blogging tip you'd like to pass on?
Blog for yourself is a good blogging tip I want to pass on to other bloggers. Coming into the blogging world/community can be hard and intimidating but you just have to remind yourself you’re doing it for you. Don’t compare yourself to others. 
5. What is your proudest moment? Why?
My proudest moment would have to be when I had both my babies. I don’t know what my life would be without them. I love to death. 
Be sure to follow Jasmine on all of her social media accounts

May Monthly Goals

Thursday, April 30, 2015

I seriously can't believe it is already May! This school year has gone by so fast. I can't believe I'm about to start finals next week and then I'm a senior! It is crazy weird... With each month passing that means a whole new set of goals for the month!

April Goals
Reach 100 followers on Bloglovin I finally reached 100!!
Interview a fellow blogger Check out my blog series "Coffee Time With..."
Listen to all of the lectures of my physiology class
Seriously get back on my blogging schedule Yay!!
Figure out a present for Ky's birthday I'm crossing this one off because I have half of his present

May Goals
Increase all of my social media followers by 100 followers
Don't procrastinate for finals
Return all of my textbooks
Finish reading The Girl In The Road and write review
Get more companies to let me review their products

I hope I get to finish them all!! What are some of your goals for this month?!


How To Make The World A Better Place

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

So I'm a little behind on writing out this post. My school work was crazy the night before Earth Day so I never got a chance to schedule this out! Even though Earth Day was last week, I still find it extremely important to share these helpful tips on making our world a better place! I've always loved and cared for our world but never actually "freaked out" about it until I saw this video. You should seriously watch it because it'll help you realize that we're ruining the world.
Here are some simple tips that you can easily do to help make the world better!!

1. Recycle
I know everyone hears this one all of the time but most people actually don't do this. There are recycling bins at almost every place you go. Outside there are ton of them and it seriously helps a lot. Landfills get filled up every day and is terrible for the Earth. Not only that, but it also is bad for our health! Chemicals that are thrown away can seep into the ground or travel through the air and affects us in bad ways. Not fun right?!

2. Bags at Grocery Stores
When you buy items from the grocery store they always ask you plastic or paper. ALWAYS choose paper!!! Did you know that plastic bags take 10-20 years to decompose?? Paper only takes 2-6 weeks! That is a huge difference! Even better, bring your own cloth bags that you can reuse over and over again!

3. Carpool
Cars and trucks are one of the worst things for the environment. The gases that come from the cars are considered as air pollution. And what does air pollution cause? It causes respiratory problems for humans, endangers wildlife, creates acid rain, and reduces our ozone layer. The more our ozone layer gets thinner, the worse the sun is for our bodies. If you never get sunburn, you probably will start to because of this.

4. Conserve Water
There are always places in the world that don't have enough water for the communities. A few simple ways to reduce how much water you use is to take shorter showers, turn off the water while brushing your teeth, and make sure your toilet doesn't keep running after you flush it. These are seriously so easy to do and helps the world immensely!

5. Lightbulbs
Regular light bulbs are really bad for the environment and use up a lot of energy. If you change your light bulbs to compact fluorescent light bulbs they not only reduce the amount of energy used, but they also last longer. This means you don't have to keep buying light bulbs!

I truly hope you do these simple changes because they help out the world so much!!


Coffee Time With... JEN

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Good morning everyone!! I hope you all had a great weekend and Monday! Have you seen my awesome new blog design?! I'm beyond obsessed! Today I have another amazing blogger I'd love to introduce you to!! Here is... JEN!

1. Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging because I was doing a really crappy job updating my oldest daughter's baby book. It was easier to post updates and memories on the blog. Since then it has morphed into adventures we have, dealing with my anxiety, lifestyle posts, and the usual updates on my girls.
2. What is one piece of advice you'd want your kids to know when they get older?
I think about this question a lot. I want them to always be true to themselves. To stand up for what they believe in. To be kind, loving, and forgiving. Especially to themselves.
3. What do you think people misunderstand the most about you?
I am very sarcastic. Which is easy to misunderstand online. I feel like I'm usually clarifying my intent using #sarcasmfont.
4. Where do you get your inspiration from?
It's such a cliche, but most of my inspiration comes from my daughters. They have changed everything about me. How I view things, what I enjoy writing about, what I want people to know about me, how I view myself. I want to be better for them.
5. What is your proudest moment? Why?
Well I'd have to say I felt pretty damn proud after giving birth. Both times. Having ab any isn't easy, man! Haha
Make sure you check out her social media accounts!!

My Awesome Target Haul

Monday, April 27, 2015

For my birthday I received a gift card to Target. For the longest time I had no idea what I was going to get with it. Then I remembered that Lilly Pulitzer was coming to Target. So I decided to wait to buy this incredible dress that I wanted. However, I completely forgot about it and at 9am on the day it was available everything was sold out :( So now I was back to the drawing board. Then I realized that I needed new supplies for my blog! So I spent the gift card on these amazing supplies that I just had to show you all!

Post-it Notes
I'm absolutely obsessed with these Post-it notes! They are such beautiful, fun colors which is what I love about being organized. I'm going to use the 3x3 ones for the pages of my planner (see below) that are set for a week. The smaller ones (obsessed) are the ones that I'll use for the monthly view pages. Each color will be used for different general topics as well as various plans that I have!
 Yoobi Journal
This journal is amazing. It has a band to keep it closed and is such a beautiful color. I'm going to use this for ideas for blog posts, all of my social media information, and different things for my blog groups on Facebook.
 At-A-Glance Planner
I love this planner!!! It is a gorgeous pink and has a band to keep it closed as well. I also have a Lilly Pulitzer planner but I use that one for school and work. This planner is strictly for editorial stuff for the blog! So excited that I finally have 2 separate planners!! I love how it also has a weekly view in addition to the monthly view. That'll be good for those days that has a lot going on and I don't have to cram it all into a little square on the monthly view!
 Sharpie Pen
Now I can't tell you enough how amazing these pens are! I love the brand Sharpie but hate how they bleed through paper. These pens DON'T bleed through paper!!! I know, how awesome?! They're also a lighter color and write very smoothly, which I find super important.
 I can't tell you enough how obsessed I am with my Target haul!! Everyone should seriously go buy these products because they fantastic when staying organized!!


Coffee Time With... JACQUIE

Friday, April 24, 2015

Good morning everyone! I hope you all have an incredible Friday! We are getting even closer to summer as each day flies by. How exciting?! Today I'd like to introduce you to... JACQUIE!!
1. Why did you start blogging?
Originally, as a way to vent about things in my life, but as time went on, it became a way to be me, to relax and to make a ton of new friends!
2. What is one piece of advice you'd want your younger self to know?
It's really not that serious! Younger me took everything to heart, little comments, everything was a life or death matter. I would tell me to relax a little!
3. What do you think people misunderstand the most about you?
I'm super nice, but that doesn't mean you can walk all over me.
4. Where do you get your inspiration from?
Life, I get my inspiration from all the little things that voice in my head says every day.
5. What is your proudest moment? Why?
So far my proudest moment has been, when I saw my dad recover after his motorcycle accident and knew that it was because of me that he made it, that time of my life was both the scariest and the most formative, because literally I was a piece of metal tossed into the flames and I feel like a great piece of steel came out. 

Be sure to follow Jacquie's social media accounts!!

Coffee Time With... TIFFANY

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Happy Tuesday everyone! Because of the large amount of replies I got to be featured in this blog series I decided to make it every TUESDAY AND FRIDAY!! YAY!!! 

I'm Tiffany Khyla, the blogger behind Endless Bliss, a happy lifestyle blog where I share my passion for living life to the fullest. I aim to inspire others while also sharing my love of reading, traveling, being in love, and living a life full of adventures. I believe in a good glass of wine, spending time with people who love me as much as I love them, getting lost in a good book, that laughter really is the best medicine, and that Harry Potter is the best thing ever written. 

1. Why did you start blogging? 

I always liked the idea of sharing my random thoughts with the world, but I didn't think about really starting a blog until after I stumbled upon this list on Pinterest of 30 or 50 (or some other number) ways to change your life. One of the things on the list was to start a blog, and that just kind of solidified it for me. I was in a hard place in my life (having a quarter-life crisis, if you will), and I was looking to every avenue for inspiration to get me out of it. I'm really thankful for that list, and all of the things I did on it that really did help me get to a better place. That's why my blog, Endless Bliss, is a happy lifestyle blog. That list changed my life in a way and helped bring a little more happiness into it, and so I want to do the same for the people who read my blog. 

2. What is one piece of advice you'd want your younger self to know? 
Don't rush. And I mean that for every aspect of my younger life. There's a reason the saying "Youth is wasted on the young" is popular; it's because it's true! I feel like when you're younger, you're rushing to get older so you can drive and move out and make your own rules. Then when you're older, you wish you could go back to the innocence of being younger and not having a care in the world. So I would definitely tell my younger self to stop rushing through life and to just enjoy the ride. 

3. What do you think people misunderstand the most about you?
Some days, I think I'm an open book, and other days I feel like I keep so much in. It's a tough balance. I think the people in real life really don't understand the concept of my online life. I'm so in love with blogging and being on YouTube, and I've made some friends online that understand me in a way that other people in my real life may not be able to. It's hard for people who don't have a strong online presence to understand why I'm so attracted to blogging. I love writing, and that's what comes first and foremost for my blog, but I also love the community that comes along with it, and unless you're a blogger too, you may not understand why I love it so much and why I so easily connect with other bloggers, but that's perfectly okay. 

4. What is a blogging tip you'd like to pass on?
Join a blogging community. By doing so, you'll open the door for so many things. You'll be able to grow your blog and social media following by attracting readers from the group. You'll be able to find other people who are in the same blogging niche as you. You'll have a community of people to have discussions, ask questions and learn from. I'm just a huge advocate for being a part of blog groups, particularly on Facebook. It's really what helped me grow as a blogger. 

5. What is your proudest moment? Why? 
This is a hard question, because I have so many things in my life that I'm proud of, but I can't think of one that stands out over the others. I'm really proud of the work that I've done at my job as a sales coordinator at the hotel I work for and that my superiors are always instilling confidence in me. I've been able to travel to Dallas and New Orleans to give presentations about social media and also fill in for people who are out of the office for an extended time. It's great to be working for people who really appreciate you. I'm also proud that I graduated college and that I have a job where my degree is relevant. I'm also proud that I won the DARE essay contest in 5th grade, and I got to read my essay in front the 5th grade class and their families at graduation, and I didn't trip off of the stool that I had to stand on. I also got a free backpack. I'm also proud of myself for finishing my first book, and maybe my real proudest moment will be when I get it published. 

6. For someone just starting or thinking about blogging, what makes blogging fun/enjoyable?
The thing that keeps me motivated and makes me want to keep writing are that relationships that I have with my readers and other people in the blogging community. I really can't speak enough about how much I love the connections I've made with other bloggers several hundred miles away from me. Being able to connect with people about things that I'm passionate about like reading, traveling, Taylor Swift, Harry Potter, wine, being a dog mom, etc. is what makes me want to keep writing. Making those connections and being part of communities is absolutely so much fun. I love having new experiences and being able to share them with others, and several people in my life have become accustomed to being photographed or filmed, and you just get used to documenting your entire life. I love looking back at past posts and remembering bits of my life that may have gotten a little lost in my memory.

Be sure to follow all of Tiffany's social media accounts!!

How To Conquer Allergy Season

Monday, April 20, 2015

If you're anything like me your allergies are probably killing you. I've had allergies for my entire life and even got allergy shots twice a week up until high school. The spring season is always the worst for me. All of the pollen and fresh cut grass is really affecting me. However, it is my favorite season because everything is blooming and absolutely beautiful! Why spend spring struggling with allergies?! Here are some of my favorite tips I use during allergy season.

Allergy Medicine

You have to be careful with this one. You for sure should talk to your doctor about what types of medicines will work for you. The most common ones are Allegra or Zyrtec. The key to this is that you start taking the medicine before you start getting symptoms. This could be hard to determine when that is so practice makes perfect! I swear to you that it helps a lot of you use these medicines. Some doctors also will proscribe a nose spray to help reduce the swelling in your sinuses. These help as well! So talk to your doctor about what will work best for you!


Everyone knows that citrus foods are great for when you're sick. This is because they contain Vitamin C. Not only are they good for when you're sick but they're great for allergies as well. Specifically they can temper your stuffy, runny nose and watery eyes. Foods with this are oranges, lemons, tomatoes, and bell peppers. Magnesium is also a mineral that helps allergies. This is because it can help open those airways that are stuffed up. Foods with this are kale, spinach, and sunflower seeds. Good thing kale is so popular now!

Essential Oils

Essential oils are getting very popular these days. Why it wasn't popular before will still confuse me. I live off of essential oils for every possible thing. They help a lot with allergies. Lavender is a great essential oil because it is an anti-inflammatory scent. Not only does it help with allergies but it also helps relaxation, which is great for when you're worried about not being able to breathe through your nose. Peppermint and Eucalyptus are other essential oils that helps allergies and your respiratory system. They helps open your airways to allow you to breathe easier.

There are a ton of home remedies for allergies as well as over the counter medicines. Everyone is different and everyone experiences allergies differently. Finding what works for you is key to conquering allergy season!


Coffee Time With... MICHELLE

Friday, April 17, 2015

Today is the first ever blog post of my series "Coffee Time With..."!! It basically is getting to know some of our fellow bloggers! And now to the introductions!

I'm Michelle, a twenty something trying to figure out life. As a photography enthusiast, I'm always trying to look at life through my lens in a new way, thus affecting how I always view the world, which is what I write about on my blog.

1. Why did you start blogging?
         It was actually for a 30 Day challenge for work, because if you do something every day for 30 days it will become a habit. And I really enjoyed writing and designing and promotion so I continued to do it, and here I am.

2. What is one piece of advice you'd want your younger self to know?
         I wrote a blog post about this but the biggest piece of advice I'd give my younger self is to not change anything, because if I hadn't made the mistakes I made or done the things I didn, I wouldn't be who I am today (cheesy, I know).

3. What do you think people misunderstand the most about you?
         I feel like there are many things that people misunderstand about me, but the one that comes to mind is that they think I'm extroverted, when I'm actually introverted (I've written about this too!)

4. Where do you get your inspiration from?
         I get the majority of my inspiration from what I read, watch, and listen to. My favorite posts to write are the ones where I write about what I've learned from a movie I watched as a kid or a book I love. I also get inspired by my personal experiences, because I've done things and have had things happen that I want others to read and learn from, because we all have a story to tell and share.

5. What is a blogging tip that you'd like to pass on that helped you the most?
         Join networks and blogging groups. You will get great exposure, be able to share and collaborate with others, and have the ability to ask for advice. My viewership skyrocketed from joining groups, and it's helped me get more serious about blogging and all the different outlets I can use to brand myself and get my voice out there. 

Be sure to follow Michelle's social media accounts!


Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Yesterday I had the biggest craving for stuffed mushrooms AND spinach artichoke dip. So I thought... why not add the two together!? This was for sure the best idea I've ever come up with. It was incredible and I had to share the recipe with you guys! I used pre made artichoke dip to save on time but you can make your own if you'd like! I hope you enjoy it!


  • Mushrooms (size of your choice)
  • Spinach artichoke dip
  • Parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°
  2. Wash the mushrooms and cut out the stems
  3. Fill the mushrooms with spinach artichoke dip
  4. Sprinkle shredded parmesan cheese on top
  5. Cook in oven for 15 minutes or until done 
  6. Let cool and enjoy!
Hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as I did! It's easy and great to make when you don't have much time!


Letter To My Younger Self

Monday, April 13, 2015

Dear 15 year old Olivia,

Welcome to your Freshman year of high school. These next few years will be great and will prepare you for college and your years to come. I have a few pieces of advice for you to remember when you're experiencing and deciding who you are and who you want to be.

Don't stress over what you can't change...
There are times when you come across things that is impossible to change. For example, you can't change how someone acts or what someone thinks. Either accept that that is how someone is or make the decision to cut them from your life it it's that hard for you. Either way, take a deep breath and relax. You can't change the fact that your favorite sports team is going to lose a game or two. You can't change the fact that you might not be able to travel the world or that there aren't enough hours in the day to study and do all of the things you have to do. Make due with what you have and realize that it'll all be okay in the end.

Your mother is and will be your best friend...
It might not seem that way right now but it's true. With all of the fights and arguments that you have over the next few years, your mom will become your best friend. She will help you with anything and will love you unconditionally no matter what you do or how you act. She has amazing advice and stories to tell and you'll have amazing moments together. No matter how old you are or if she isn't around, you're still her baby girl and she's always with you.

Boys are dumb...
No I'm not telling you to give up on relationships. But it is pretty inevitable that boys can be dumb sometimes. They may not always listen or understand but they will surprise you in the end. Through all of the heartache that you may experience, you will find that one person that means the world to you and you mean the world to them. It will take time but it will happen. Trust your heart and your gut and don't let people sway you in a different direction unless you decide to. Your thoughts and feelings are important and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

Even when you're having a bad day, you're not...
There will be times that you think that the world is ending. You may think that because you're having a bad day that your life is bad. Well you're wrong. You may be having a bad day but that is just one day out of the thousands of days that you will have. You probably will have a lot of bad days but that's just the small amount of days out of the rest of your life. Don't let todays troubles affect tomorrows possibilities because tomorrow is a new day with fresh new possibilities.

Do what you love...
not because you think it'll be better in the future. Forcing yourself to do something is not something that will ever change. If you think you should decide on a job because of the money rather than something you actually love, you'll regret it and live life thinking "what if". That is not the way I want you to live your life. You should live your life surrounding yourself with people and things that you love. Take all of the things that stress you out (other than school, that never gets easier) and throw them out the window. Only happy things with positive vibes will make you truly happy.

Love your older self,

April Monthly Goals

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Literally this year is going by so fast. How can we already be in April?! I feel like I just started my junior year and it's almost over! Time seriously needs to slow down. Since it is the beginning of April that means that it is time for MONTHLY GOALS! I for sure think this is my favorite posts every month because it is my time to get everything set for the month!

March Goals
Reach 100 followers on Bloglovin Off by 6!
Start reading Unbroken I technically started it but haven't finished
Get back on my blogging schedule I seriously need to get back on this
Work out more to get ready for spring break
Remember to make my bed every morning Pretty proud of this one!

April Goals
Reach 100 followers on Bloglovin
Interview a fellow blogger (let me know if you're interested!)
Listen to all of the lectures for my physiology class
Seriously get back on my blogging schedule
Figure out a present for Ky's birthday

I'm seriously hoping that I get to cross everything off this month! Procrastination is seriously getting to me.. Hope everyone has a great day!


My Top 7 List

Monday, March 30, 2015

Hello everyone!! Today is a great post about 7 of my favorite things! I love being able to share stuff about my life with you so here are some random items that I'm obsessed with!

This is an amazing wall decal sticker from Target! We got this a few months ago so I'm not sure if they still have it but I think it's super fun and great for the kitchen!
If anyone knows me they know that I'm obsessed with my planner. And who wouldn't want an amazing Lilly Pulitzer planner?! This is one of my favorite patterns too!

Starbucks is one of my favorite places. Since I work at Teavana when I'm home from school, I love getting my Teavana tea from Starbucks! Love that they're affiliated with each other!

This past summer I worked at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. This is one of my favorite pictures that I took there while I was at work. Sea stars are one of my favorite exhibits at the Shedd!

Fuzzy socks are an essential in the wintertime AND anytime around the house. They're just so comfy!! I can't even tell you how many pairs I have!

Chocolate is one of my all-time favorite things. You could for sure win my heart with chocolate. Lindt chocolates are my favorite brand because of how they are hard on the inside but soft and creamy on the inside!

As you can tell I LOVE wall decals! This one is in my room and I just love how beautiful it is! It's great because you can take it off your wall and reapply it wherever you want at anytime!

I hope you all love some of these things as well! Have a great day everyone!


Favorite Blogging Advice

Monday, March 23, 2015

Hey everyone! It's been forever since I've been back but I've been working on a ton of stuff for Uniquely College! First off, I'm in the process of buying my own domain and figuring out how I want to change up how it all looks. Second, I was just on spring break so I've got some fresh, relaxed mind from the Florida air! Lastly, I've been working with some other bloggers to create some fun new posts so check back to see the changes!

If you didn't know I started blogging in August of 2014. Yes, it hasn't been that long but it's been a little over half a year! It's seriously crazy! So todays post is a linkup of some advice that I've found from other bloggers! I hope this all helps everyone! Enjoy!

BB eGuide1: 50 Things Your Blog Needs to Attract More Readers

BB eGuide3: Why Bloggers Need an Email List

Learning Library

12 Ways to Grow Your Blog Community

Cheat Sheets for the Photographer

How To be an Efficient Blogger

Creating a Blogging Income

I hope some of this information is helpful to you as much as it was/is for me!


March Monthly Goals

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Wow I can't believe March is already here! And that means it's a little closer to spring! I'm seriously over this cold, snowy weather how about you guys?! February was a bit of a busy month for me so I got behind on my blogging schedule but I'm back and ready to go with some new ideas flowing! So new month means new goals!!

February Goals
Catch up on responding to comments
Work on my new Facebook page It'll always need work since it's pretty new
Start reading Unbroken
Reach 100 followers on Bloglovin Off by 13!
Drink more water I could always have more but I'm marking this as a success!

March Goals
Reach 100 followers on Bloglovin
Start reading Unbroken
Get back on my blogging schedule
Work out more to get ready for Spring Break
Remember to make my bed every morning

Since some of my goals weren't reached I'm adding them to this month's goals! Hopefully I get to finish all of them this month!


Catching Up

Monday, March 2, 2015

Hey everyone! I'm so incredibly sorry I've been MIA for the past like 2 weeks. I've had a ton of school work and stuff going on in my personal life. So today I'm going to just show you all a few pictures on what has been going on in my life. For starters, the most exciting thing is that it was my birthday on February 26th! And not just a regular birthday... my 21st birthday! I had a lot of fun going out to my first bar and experiencing the bar life! Here are a few pictures from the past few weeks!

First bar selfie!

Me with my mom, sister, and Bubbe
Cousin's picture
Me with my mom and little sister

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Since the past few days have been beyond cold here in Indiana I decided to make something to help out my body. Soup! And even better.. Chicken Tortilla Soup! This is one of my favorite recipes to make and I love eating this soup at any Mexican restaurant I go to. This recipe was so easy to make and was absolutely amazing! I sometimes modify it a bit depending on what I can find at the store or what I have a taste for so feel free to switch some things up! This recipe is made in a crock pot which is one of my favorite things to use in the kitchen. Putting everything in the crock pot in the morning and then having my meal ready when I get back from class is the best thing ever!


  • 3 Medium/Large Size Cans of Chicken (I used fresh chicken breasts from the grocery store and cut them up myself)
  • 1 Can of Green Chillies
  • 1 Can Petite Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 Bag Frozen Corn
  • 1 Can Black Beans Rinsed
  • 1 Packet Taco Seasoning
  • 1 Can Chicken Broth
  • 1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
Add ons:
  • Any Type of Shredded Cheese
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Salsa (I used Sriracha sauce)
  • Sour Cream
  1. Put all the ingredients in the crock pot
  2. Keep it on low for however long you need! I kept mine on for about 6 hours and it could keep heating up even longer!
This was such a simple recipe to make and was so amazing! It really makes the house smell incredible too! I got numerous text messages from my roommates asking what I was making because it smelled so good! I hope you all get the opportunity to try this recipe!


Best Way To Read For School

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

College is pretty hard if you ask me. Not only is studying the materials given in the class lectures hard but the textbooks are too. Reading course materials are always a tough one for a lot of people. Things start to blur together and you don't seem to be able to find the main points in the passages. Here is a guide to help pick out those important points that you need to know for class purposes!

Section Titles

Each chapter is typically divided into different sections with different main points. The great thing about this is that the section title will tell you what the section is about! Hello cheat sheet! While the majority of the chapters are about the same main topic, each section is about the different concepts that all refer to the main topic of the chapter. If you're looking for something specific in the chapter for an assignment, looking at the section titles will for sure help you out.

Bolded Words

Bolded words are there to make certain words stand out for you. This is the books way of telling you "this is an important word to know". These bold words are typically words or people that will be defined or explained later on. And to make this even easier, the definition is written out right after that bolded word! How great is that!?


Typically every chapter has a conclusion at the end of the chapter. This brings together the entire chapter in a paragraph or two. These are important to read because it wraps it up very briefly and helps you get a grasp on the main concepts. This will probably write out a little sentence or two about a concept or idea in the conclusion which can help you look back at that idea in more depth throughout the chapter.


Professors are notorious for using different examples on exams and quizzes. Knowing a bunch of different examples can help you with this as well as getting a better understanding on what you're trying to learn at that moment. Different examples can also show different aspects to the same concept and helps you fully know what they're talking about.

I hope this helps everyone with reading for courses as well as materials for various jobs! We're a little over a month into the semester and starting study habits now helps for your future!


February Monthly Goals

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

I can't believe it's already February! 2015 is really going by super fast. This is my favorite month because of Valentine's Day and my birthday! And this year I'm turning 21! Beginning of a new month means bringing on some new goals!

January Goals
Have someone guest post on my blog Check out this awesome post written by Tiffany!
Cross something off my 25 before 25 list Made homemade hummus!
Get back on my blogging schedule January was good to me with blogging!
Find a new book to read About to start Unbroken
Cook a meal with Ky

February Goals
Catch up on responding to comments
Work on my new facebook page (be sure to check it out here)
Start reading Unbroken
Reach 100 followers on bloglovin
Drink more water

Hoping to get these goals crossed off this month! I think these are pretty doable right?!


Love Song Playlist

Monday, February 2, 2015

Happy Monday everyone! It’s the beginning of February and that means it’s the best month of them all! For me at least. This month means that it is Valentines day and my birthday! In 2 weeks Valentines day is here and love is in the air. Today I’m going to share with you all some of my favorite love songs. They can be interpreted for a relationship with a significant other, parent, child, friend or something you believe in! I hope you enjoy them!

·      I Cross My Heart by George Strait
·      Everything by Michael BublĂ©
·      19 You + Me by Dan + Shay
·      Like I Can by Sam Smith
·      Adore You by Miley Cyrus
·      Lovebug by Jonas Brothers (a little throwback!)
·      You’re Beautiful by James Blunt
·      Honeybee by Blake Shelton
·      Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley (classic love song)
·      Sugar by Maroon 5
·      Something in the Water by Carrie Underwood
·      What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction

I incorporated some old songs with some new ones! What is your favorite love song??