I love watching other people’s vlogs. There’s just something about seeing what other people do in their day-to-day lives that intrigues me. With that being said, I’m trying to get into vlogging more (or at least doing more “My Day” type blog posts). This post and video was a way to get my toes wet. I filmed it while no one else was around and I only did it for a short amount of time. Still, I did it! Hopefully there will be more to come!
In the video, I am making dinner which I mention is a blog post already. You can find my sausage and veggies recipe here.
If you’d like to see what I get up to in the evenings after work, check out my video here!
What does your evening routine look like?
This was the first time that I have baked something other than boxed brownies in my oven in my apartment (at least desert-wise)! Go me!
I really tried to use as few bowls and utensils as I could, and clean as I went along so the whole process was so much better when it was the end and I just got to eat the cookies and not have to clean. Highly recommend trying this out.
This recipe is originally from Toll House. My family has been making this specific recipe for years and it is the best! You can find the original recipe here.
Toll House Recipe with Camille’s Twist
You will need:
- 2 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
- 1 tsp of baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup (which is 2 sticks) of butter
- 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup of packed brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups (I miiiight have put a little more than this) of chocolate chips
- Heat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Mix the flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
- Mix (Use a beater if you have it – I don’t) butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract in a large bowl.
- Add eggs to butter mixture and mix well.
- Stir in flour mixture.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes (less time if you like them a bit undercooked like I do!)
- Let them cool or you will regret it.
Let me know if you try this recipe out and how it goes! Enjoy!
Back again today with March’s kindergarten crate! Instead of a video on my YouTube channel, I thought I would just do a blog post – since my channel is lifestyle and beauty focused. Not kid focused. Anyway, here it is!
I’ll start with the obvious…I love that there is something Pete the Cat themed!! My kids are just starting to get into word families too so it’s perfect timing! The activity for the month is also related to word families and CVC words. It’s based off the book “Splat the Cat.” There were also some Dr. Seuss stickies, number word dice, pointers, googlie eyes for reading, and some sea salt caramel popcorn!
I already have plans for the number word dice, stickies, and pointers so I’m excited to bring this box into school!
If you want to check out Kindergarten Crate for yourself, you can find it here!
I’m always looking for fun tags to try on my YouTube channel – I mean who doesn’t love getting made up and then talking about themselves in front of a camera!? Usually I just Google “Fun tags” or something unoriginal like that. BUT, this one I actually found on one of my favorite YouTuber’s channel – Zoella. You can find her video here! I thought this had some good questions and I had a lot of fun filming this video – more fun than usual!
Here are some links and other channels I mention in the video:
Zoella’s original video: http://bit.ly/2FNlFGl
My first video: http://bit.ly/2CUEyUv
My vlog: http://bit.ly/2F7r9dD
Jaclyn Hill’s Channel: http://bit.ly/1jsP2hk
Emily Norris’ Channel: http://bit.ly/2HYmtZH
As you know, I was getting a little bored and feeling uninspired by my “What I ate Wednesday” posts and I wanted to do something different each week for my food category. Shout out to my mom for actually giving me a really good, easy idea. For the next few weeks, I’ll be trying out a recipe a week. That way, I’m forced to eat new things (instead of cooking the same 5 meals over and over) and I have something new and exciting for the blog each week!
This week, I found a recipe on Pinterest from Chelsea’s Messy Apron that was similar to something I’ve made before. I thought it would be a slow start into trying out new recipes. I didn’t follow the recipe exactly, but I made it with things I already had around the house. I love how colorful it turned out!
Camille’s version of sausage and veggies:
You will need:
- 3 Chicken sausage (I love the spinach and feta sausage from Wegmans)
- 1 head of broccoli
- 1 green pepper
- 1 yellow squash
- 1 bag of frozen carrots (or fresh if you have them)
- Olive Oil
- Spices to taste: oregano, parsley, garlic powder, salt, pepper
- Anything else you like
I cut up all my veggies and the sausage and mixed them in with the olive oil and spices.
Then, just pour it onto a baking pan and bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
This was delicious, nutritious, and lasted me 1 dinner and 2 lunches! Plus you can mix it up and use whatever veggies are in season. I will definitely be adding this one to my rotation of dinners! Let me know if you make this!
The other weekend I got into a cleaning and organizing mood. Not only did I clean the entire apartment (here) but I did something that I’ve been meaning to do since we moved in in June. I organized the pantry. Yes. I did it. And it’s now pretty impressive if I do say so myself.
I tried to put everything that belonged together, like baking supplies, snacks, spices, etc. into their own separate space in the pantry so they could be found easily. I also threw out things that moved with either of us and had been opened already like chips.
So without further ado, here is my masterpiece.
I’m still hoping to put some of this into nice labeled jars, like the ones in the featured image, but that’s a job for another weekend! Hopefully, this gives you some inspiration for cleaning out an area of your home that really needs to be done. What area should I focus on next? The closet? The garage? Let me know!
Every weekend, my boyfriend and I try to clean our apartment. Both of us work all week, obviously, so the apartment can get a little messy.
We split up the jobs to be fair and we do our own cleaning whenever we want. I will admit, though, I do mine in the morning, and then I like to relax the rest of the day. He likes to do the opposite and it annoys me sometimes. I’m working on that though!
My Cleaning Jobs:
- Clean the bathroom (sink, counter, toilet, and shower occasionally)
My bf’s Cleaning Jobs:
- Floors (sweep, mop, and vacuum)
- Clean up the kitchen
This week I also did a deep clean and organization of the pantry. It really needed it and took me quite a while! I’m saving that for it’s own post next week!
Here are some before and after photos of the mess that is our apartment!
How do you guys divvy up the cleaning chores?
Sometimes I just need to throw on some quick makeup because I look like a zombie, but I have places to be! This is the look that I go for!
Since filming my “Best of 2017” video, I’ve realized that I am running out of foundation, concealer, and powder. The three things I use every day and I need more immediately! Of course I could watch favorites and recommendations videos or just buy something and hope for the best, but I wanted to know what the people reading my blog would recommend!
I’m not picky about the brand of the items, but I would prefer if they were drugstore. They don’t have to all three be from the same brand or even the same store! I’m just looking for your favorite, high-quality foundation, concealer, and powder.
So what would you recommend? What are your favorites?
I’ve had this blog for over a year (although I wish I was more active) and while I am by no means a professional blogger, I have picked up some tips and tricks along the way. This is a different post than what I normally do, let me know if you like this sort of thing!
This is a guide for someone who already has a blog (self-hosted or not) and is looking for ways to blog more or become more organized with their blogposts. I consider blogging to be a hobby of mine, it’s definitely not a job for me. However, I really do enjoy blogging just for fun!
If you’re like me and you like blogging as a fun hobby, then you probably are somewhat irregular with blog posts and/or your blog might be lacking a little jazz. I get in “moods” where I love blogging and making YouTube videos and then I might disappear for a few weeks. But that’s okay – I’m not really trying to make any money from this! You also might have posted a blog post or two that wasn’t “professional” looking and wished you could have done something better.
I can’t just write a blog post off the top of my head (usually). Even though I still consider myself a blogging beginner, I’ve developed a way to plan my blogposts so that when I do post, I am proud of the content I have created!
I’ve created this (FREE) blogpost planner that I use whenever I am writing a blogpost. It really helps me focus on what I’m trying to accomplish. This might seem like a lot of “work” for a hobby, but I actually enjoy the planning process – and I bet some of you out there do too!
If you’re a beginning blogger or a hobby blogger, check out this planner to organize your blog!
Download your blogpost planner here!