Wednesday, November 29, 2017

My Life in November 2017

Hello Everyone!

Time for another monthly lifestyle post! I took a lot of pictures during November. Let's get started!


I didn't get to take many selfies in November, but I have a  Christmas makeup look or two planned for December. 

Thanksgiving inspired makeup


My chicken pot pie has become popular lol

Dinner: Beef Tips, Rice A Roni, Green Beans, and homemade potato salad 

Homemade sausage pie 

Out and About

I'm not a fan of these flavors of oatmeal. For all my gingerbread spice and pumpkin spice lovers here you go lol.

Christmas sweaters at Walmart

Getting some groceries for Thanksgiving at Publix.

But first, fruit

I've shown slaw dog's from Sandy's before. This is one of best restaurants when you want a good hot dog!

One of Sandy's daily specials

Nostalgic collection of movies and characters. Gone with the Wind is my favorite movie.

I can't forget about Audrey Hepburn. Breakfast at Tiffany's

My trip with my mom at Bath and Body Works :) you can read my come along with me post HERE

PR Packages


Clio Style 

Derma E and Yankee Candle

I'm pretty excited about all of these PR Packages:) Look for reviews soon! I featured some of the Purell Products in a post earlier this month. HERE

Thanksgiving Prep/Thanksgiving Day

I always help my mom with the Thanksgiving food, so let the food prep begin lol

I usually like to get baking done first. My homemade white chocolate chip brownies.

My mama's famous homemade sweet potato pies. Sorry Patti, there's no room you pie in this house lol

Took the turkey breast out of the freezer

Thanksgiving 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!  I was having a morning cup of tea and watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Thanksgiving dinner. Thanksgiving was pretty quiet. I  spent time with my mama and  I saw my best friend. We also gave out a few plates like we do every year.


Materials for upcoming projects. side note: I love these Hefty Hi-Rise Totes! Great for organizing!

A little skincare haul. 

Christmas is Coming!

A few kitchen items from Dollar Tree. I picked up two tins for a upcoming project as well.

Some of the Christmas decor and decorations

Tree is up. This is a 7.5 ft. Pre lit tree. The same as last year.  Now I just need to decorate.

This year's Christmas door wreath  I made. 

How was your November? 

November 2017 Posts

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Projects with Pilar: Christmas Decor DIY's

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Projects with Pilar: Christmas Decor DIY's

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Over the past month I've been making a few new things for Christmas and today I wanted show some of my latest creations.

If you remember last year I just used the bells for the tree topper. My original plan was to incorporate the bell into a bow.  I'm so happy I made that into a reality this year!

Bow and bell tree topper without flash. I had to make the bow larger since it was too small to be a topper for the tree. I forgot to take a picture, but I'll show the bow once the tree is finished. 

I had so much fun making this wreath. It's so festive and the colors match the ornaments etc for the Christmas tree!

Christmas door wreath without flash. 

This was the first project I worked on for the season. I originally got these materials for another project, but I ended up making a large candle box.

Have you started decorating or crafting for Christmas?

November 2017 Posts

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Pink Pom Pom Beanie

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Since the weather has been really nice and cool lately, I wore my pink pom pom beanie last week that I made over the Summer. To see that Projects with Pilar: Crochet Hats, CLICK HERE

No makeup, just wearing Milani Catwalk Pink Lipstick

Out of all the hats I've made over the years, this is one of my favorites :)

November 2017 Posts

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Friday, November 24, 2017

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

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I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving!  For everyone  that's going Black Friday shopping, I hope you find some great deals and stay safe! Finally!!! I can't wait to start decorating for Chrismas. I don't know if it's because my birthday is on Christmas or I just love Christmas in general, but I love to look at decorations and decorate.

Last week I picked up a few last minute decorations and crafting supplies etc. 

Some of the stored decorations that I took out this morning.

Last but not least the guest of honor in my home, the christmas tree! The decorating process will probably happen sometime over the weekend. I'll show the tree decorated in a later post once everything is finished! 

I don't think I'm doing blogmas this year, but don't worry I'll have plenty of holiday themed post throughout the month of December! Happy Holidays :)

November 2017 Posts

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Saturday, November 18, 2017


Hello Everyone!

Since we're only a few days away from Thanksgiving, I thought it would be a good time to write my yearly thankful post.

First let me say I'm thankful everyday.  It's a blessing to see another day. When I wake up in the morning I always say a prayer.

The simple things we sometimes take for granted I'm thankful.

The people in my life, My beautiful loving, kind, amazing mother, and my dear friends. I'm thankful

Having shelter, and basic necessities I'm thankful

As we get ready to celebrate a day of thanks lets not forget those who are facing adversity, ill, homeless, and those who are no longer with us.

For all my blogger friends, followers, and anyone else who is reading and celebrating, may you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

I posted two posts on my blog today. Don't forget to check out my Thanksgiving Inspired Makeup 2017

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Thanksgiving Inspired Makeup 2017

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The holidays are practically here, and for a lot of us, this is a pretty busy time of year. I've been pretty busy myself lately, and I haven't been putting on makeup. If time is your issue, but you still want to wear makeup I have just the tutorial for a Thanksgiving makeup look.

Thanksgiving Inspired Makeup Products

Usually I go for a vampy, or plum lip. This year I wanted to wear a brownish color. I'm wearing Colourpop Liquid Lipstick in the shade Frick n Frack.

I also switched up the eyeshadow this year. On the lid I'm wearing a bronze shade from the Carli Bybel Eyeshadow and Highlighter Palette. I also used the same palette for the transition shade a light brown shade. I went back over the crease with Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in Porter for that cranberry look.

For my face makeup I went with Maybelline products. Primer: Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Foundation and Powder: Maybelline Fit Me Foundation and Powder. I also used a bronze highlighter from the Carli Bybel Eyeshadow and Highlighter Palette. 

I posted two posts on my blog today. Don't forget to check out my Thankful Post

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Come Along with Me: Christmas at Bath and Body Works and White Barn

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Well Christmas fever has hit me again lol. Today (technically yesterday) I wanted to take you along with me to Bath and Body Works. This trip was a little unexpected, but my mom wanted to go look for a few things.

My happy place :)

Have you tried the bath fizzies? I was thinking about getting a few to try. Any reccomendations?

I really love that Bath and Body Works started selling more body butters.

My favorite scent for the past few months, Magic in the Air.

Fine Fragrances

Is it me or some of the candles are a little stronger this year? I thought last years version of Hot Cooca and Cream was perfect, but I notice this year it smells a little stronger. I skipped this years version.

My other happy place lol :)

I love candles 

I love how White Barn has such beautiful candle holders. 

Goodies from yesterday's candle haul. My mom is so sweet. My birthday is on Christmas, but she surprised me with a few early candles and a candle holder. Thanks again mama! I love you! She picked up a few candles too. How cute are the bags this year? 

Frosted Cranberry is one of my holiday favorites.  I look forward to burning the new scents Capri Citron and Merry Mimosa. 

I love the lids on the White Barn Frosted Cranberry this year.

This candle holder is beautiful!

I get these candles every year. Frozen Lake is the only new candle I haven't tried. If you're familiar with Oceanside or Ocean Therapy, it smells similar to those candles except with eucalyptus. What happened to Merry Cookie? I look forward to that candle every year. I'm still hoping BABW will bring it back this year!

FAN MOMENT! Thanks Bath and Body Works for liking my photo on Instagram! 

I had such a nice time with my mom yesterday at Bath and Body Works. What are some of your favorite holiday scents from Bath and Body Works? Are you attending Candle Day this year?

November 2017 Posts

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Aromatherapy Focus: Eucalyptus & Tea Body Wash & Foam Bath and Lotion

Hello Everyone! Typically when I go to Bath and Body Works, I go straight to the candles lol, but I also like to check out the body car...