Get Ready With Me – Wearable Fall Makeup

I know everyone has been posting dark, dramatic makeup looks for fall (myself included), but I understand that the style isn’t for everyone. I wanted to create a more muted, everyday look with neutral colors that everyone can wear! Here is the look I created!

What I’m Wearing:

NYX Angel Veil Primer

BareMinerals BarePro Foundation in Aspen

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in Fair

RCMA No Color Powder

Anastasia DipBrow Pomade in Taupe

Benefit Hula bronzer

Wet n Wild Blush in Mellow Wine

ColourPop Highlight in Smokin’ Whistles

Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Palette

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

NYC Liquid Liner

Marc Jacobs Liner Pencil

L’Oreal Infallible Lip Paint in Spicy Blush

Mario Badescu Facia Spray with Aloe, herbs, and Rosewater

Apartment Wall Decorations

We moved into our new apartment about 5 months ago and just a few weekends ago we finally put up some of our wall decorations! For the most part, all this required was some wire and nails – we were just lazy for 5 months apparently. Here is what we have up so far, broken down by room.

Living Room

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Kitchen and Dining Area

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Den and Stairs

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What are some things that you have on your walls?

Meet Mila | Puppy Update

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Guess what? We got a puppy! Her name is Mila and she is around 6 months old. She is a mix between a black lab and a chow, although we mostly see the black lab in her.

We got her 7 weeks ago from a woman on Facebook who was giving her away. Actually, we got her on the first day of school, so that was very stressful for me – new kindergarteners and a new puppy all on the same day!

We started working on training her right away, since she was so young. her previous owners must have worked a little bit with her because she was house-trained fairly easily. She has also mastered sit and shake and goes right in her crate when it’s mealtime.

Speaking of mealtime she eats a cup of food twice a day (with lots of treats in between). We have been giving her the “I and love and you” dog food which you can find here. We like switching up the flavors when we buy a new bag, but she seems to love it all.

Thankfully, Mila has always slept through the night while she’s been with us. She enjoys sleeping at the end of the bed and occasionally she will be a little cuddly.

I also filmed a video for my YouTube channel so make sure you check that out! It includes a little more information on her including a vet update. I hope to be doing more updates on her as she grows!

Moscow Mule Recipe

Are you looking for a refreshing drink? Look no further than the Moscow mule! I love making these on warm days, and I also love the cute cups they come in. Here’s how to make your own version of this popular drink at home!

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Here are all the ingredients you will need (chair and flowers optional, but a definite plus).

  • cup of ice
  • 1 ginger beer (these come in different flavors and I enjoy the raspberry ginger one)
  • 1/2 shot of vodka
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice
  • 1 or 2 slices of lime

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I fill the cup about 3/4 of the way full of ice and then pour in a whole ginger beer. I’ll leave links to all these products at the end.

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Next, I pour in the vodka. I’m not quite sure why this needs to be included, but all the recipes I’ve ever looked at had it in there, so I figured why not?! I added about half a shot, but I didn’t really measure it, just a guess and pour.

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The lime juice comes next and again, I didn’t really measure it, but it was about a tablespoon. You can add more or less depending on how much you like the taste of lime. I’m not a huge fan, but this didn’t make the lime taste overwhelming.

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For the finishing touch, I added a lime to the drink and as a decoration on the outside. Once I get towards the end of my drink, I like to squeeze one of these to add to the flavor.

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Now all that’s left to do is enjoy your drink! Let me know if you make Moscow mules with a different variation, I’m always looking to try something new!

What I Ate Wednesday – February 22, 2017

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For my breakfast, I had organic oatmeal from Wegmans with brown sugar sprinkled on top. I also had a coffee with almond milk and sugar. A simple, easy, and healthy breakfast! I make my oatmeal from the instant packets and I just add boiling water.

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Not my healthiest lunch, but I was really in the mood for mac and cheese. I get the spirals from Wegmans and I add the cheese packet, butter, and almond milk. I make everything with almond milk since it lasts longer than regular milk and I can’t tell the difference in taste. I add lots of pepper on top of my mac and cheese. For my drink, I had Honest Kids Lemonade. Yes, this is a children’s drink, and yes it’s delicious

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For a little pre-dinner snack, I had celery sticks with cream cheese on them. I get the celery sticks that are pre-cut simply because I am lazy. I also had some earl grey tea.

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I came up with dinner at the last minute and I think I did a pretty good job! I had some salmon frozen that I thawed and seasoned with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. I made some brown rice and asparagus seasoned with olive oil, salt, and pepper. I made the asparagus in the oven and the salmon in the toaster oven.

Let me know what food you ate today – I am always looking for new things to try! I hope you enjoyed this What I Ate Wednesday!