Friday, June 17, 2022

It's Just So Hot

 Hello Everyone!

I have lived in South Carolina all of my life and I'll never get used to the heat and humidity. Our Summers are extremely hot and humid and it's only mid June. 

There's always a joke here that South Carolina Summers start in April. This morning I had a few errands to run and I wasn't looking forward to the heat. Seriously the other day it was only 10 am and the temp was almost 90 degrees!

I guess it's no need to complain when you have to get things done. Complaining will not make the weather any cooler lol. During running errands this morning, I saw this picture. I've seen it before, but I' think it looks so pretty.

While I was out, I also came across this tree. At first glance I thought it was artificial, but it was real. There were many of these trees and rocks. Now if you'll excuse me, I think I'll go drink a gallon or two of water now! Be safe and stay cool!

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Cool Whip and Sara Lee Classic Pound Cake

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Since I posted about food on my last blog post blog post, today I wanted to post about one of my favorite desserts. 


I love homemade pound, but as I mentioned I'm keeping meals simple and hopefully stove and oven free this week and that includes dessert! Instead of homemade poundcake, I went with the next best thing a Sara Lee Classic Poundcake with Cool Whip.


This dessert takes me back to childhood. I remember eating Sara Lee Classic Poundcake and Cool Whip during the Summer when my mom didn't make a homemade pound cake. This dessert was one of my favorite treats. 


Since Summers are already hot and humid here this pound cake with cool whip makes a great sweet cool treat.


I know people eat whipped cream on pound cake, but I rather have Cool Whip. In my opinion it tastes better on pound cake.



What is your Summer go to dessert? Don't forget to checkout my Homemade Crock Pot Lasagna



Sunday, June 12, 2022

Homemade Crock Pot Lasagna

 Hello Everyone!

It's been a while since I made or posted my homemade Crock Pot Lasagna. Last night I cooked the meat and sauce to let it set overnight in the fridge. This morning I woke up early to layer the lasagna ingredients in the Crock Pot.

It's supposed to be extremely hot and humid here this week so I'm trying to use the stove and oven less as possible lol. Since this is a 6 quart Crock Pot, I'll have plenty Lasagna left over to share and freeze.

I shared my recipe for Crock Pot Lasagna years ago here on my blog, and I'm still using the same recipe.


What are some of your favorite Crock Pot meals?







Friday, May 27, 2022

Zoya Pink Palette: Summer 2022

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* Disclaimer: This post contains PR Samples provided by Zoya for review purposes. I would like to thank  Zoya for sending these products. All opinions are 100% my own. Product information is courtesy of zoya.com

I'm back with another amazing Zoya Collection, The Pink Palette! I adore the color Pink so I was pretty happy about the color theme for this collection. Summer is right around the corner, and I love wearing all shades of pink during the warmer months. From pale pink to hot pink, pink is always a great choice! 




Angel: An iridescent pink lace overlay with brilliant specks of ultra pink, periwinkle & golden glitter. Perfect as a special effect topper of on it's own.
 (2 - Coat Coverage)

Joanie: Soft tulip pink cream nail polish. 
(2 - Coat Coverage)


Kay: Bright paradise pink cream nail polish. 
(2 - Coat Coverage)

Maddy: Ultra wearable flamingo pink cream nail polish. (2 - Coat Coverage)


Gigi: Red azalea cream nail polish. 
(2 - Coat Coverage)

Shannon: Warm melon pink cream nail polish. 
(2 - Coat Coverage)

I cant decide on which hue is my favorite since all the polishes are gorgeous! Zoya also has some of the best cream polishes as shown in this collections. What are your favorite colors in the Pink Palette? You can find this collection on zoya.com


Monday, May 16, 2022

Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer × Clueless Collaboration: Summer 2022

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*Disclaimer: This post is contains samples from Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer and YCC Agency. I would like to thank them for sending these products. All opinions are 100% my own. Product information, courtesy of morgantaylorlacquer.com. Clueless Image courtesy of Google.

Today I'm back with another Morgan Taylor Nail Polish Post! I'm excited about today's post because Morgan Taylor collaborated with the movie Clueless for their Summer 2022 nail polish release.

Clueless is still one my favorite movies from when I was a kid. I remember all the famous quotes and I've seen the movie so many times I've lost count. It's safe to say that I'm a big Clueless fan!


I love that all the shades in this collection are quotes from the movie Clueless! Here is the list in order below.


1. Total Betty: This color can be described as a sky blue creme. 

2. So Check It: This color can be described as a sage green creme.

3. She’s A Classic: This color can be described as a hot pink creme.

4. Let’s Do A Make Over: This color can be described as a marigold creme.

5. Powers Of Persuasion: This color can be described as a violet creme. 

6. Ugh, As If: This color can be described as a mustard yellow creme.

7. Driving In Platforms: This color can be described as a poppy coral creme.

8. Highly Selective: This color can be described as a light pink metallic.

9. Oops, my bad!: This color can be described as a shattered glass glitter overlay.

10. Two Snaps For You: This color can be described as the lightest shade of pink with party glitter.

11. Adorably Clueless: This color can be described as a princess pink creme. 

12. I Totally Paused: This color can be described as a red punch creme.


The iconic fur pen!


Photo Courtesy of Google 

When I was in the 5th grade I always wanted that pink fur pen Cher had in class (see photo above). I love that this PR Package included a replica pink fur pen! I absolutely love it!


She's A Classic (hot pink creme)

Was it really the 90's without the color pink? Light pink or definitely hot pink. I remember pink being a hot color back then (and still is!) I absolutely love this hot pink nail polish. I can see this being my go to color this Summer!


Powers of Persuasion (violet creme)
and
Total Betty (sky blue creme)

Powers of Persuasion reminds of a purple mini backpack I had in the 4th grade. Outside of school, I used to love that mini backpack and I remember taking it everywhere I went. When I was a preteen, I felt so grown-up lol!


I Totally Paused (red punch creme)

I remember red being another popular color in the 1990's everything from matte to shiny, red seemed to be everywhere. I've always thought that you can never go wrong with a classic red manicure. Red is one of those colors that I feel will always be in style. 


What are colors do you like from the Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer × Clueless Collaboration: Summer 2022? You can find this collection and Amazon.com and Ulta.com



Sunday, May 8, 2022

Happy Mother's Day!

 Happy Mother's Day!


Mother's Day Breakfast that I made for my mom 


A sleep short set and perfume for my mom


Special Thanks to Tarte Cosmetics for lovely box of makeup for my mom! 

One day and words can't explain how much my beautiful mom means to me. Thank you for always showing unconditional love, support, and being an overall amazing mom! Happy Mother's day to my mom, and all the moms, mother figures, etc. 💕 Enjoy your day ladies! 

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Streaming Lately

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*Disclaimer: Descriptions and photos information are provided by google.com

Today I'm back with another streaming latey post. Last month I shared a few things that I've been watching as well. You can check out that post HERE.

Turning Red: Disney+

Mei Lee is a 13-year-old girl who is torn between being her mother's obedient daughter and the chaos of her youth. As if that were not enough, when she gets too excited, she turns into a big red panda.

My Thoughts 

I thought this was cute movie about growing up and coming into oneself (except in Mei Mei case she turns into a red panda lol).

Encanto: Disney+

The Madrigals are an extraordinary family who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a charmed place called the Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift -- every child except Mirabel. However, she soon may be the Madrigals last hope when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is now in danger.

My Thoughts 

I know I'm super late, but Encanto is such a good movie. It's a good family film and it's about love for ones family. The music is pretty good too.

The Power of the Dog: Netflix

A domineering rancher responds with mocking cruelty when his brother brings home a new wife and her son, until the unexpected comes to pass.

My Thoughts 

I came across this a few weeks ago. I heard about this film when I watched the Oscars, and I decided to check it out. I think a lot can be learned from this movie, especially on how you treat people.

Not So Pretty: HBO Max

An investigation into the trillion-dollar cosmetics, beauty, and personal care industry, raising awareness about the dangers in everyday makeup, hair, skin-care and nail products.

My Thoughts 

I just started this documentary on Sunday, but it is an eye opener. I try to be aware of any dangerous ingredients in my beauty products, but it's good to be informed. Keke Palmer's narrates this documentary. 

Gaslit: Showtime

A modern take on the 1970s political Watergate scandal centreing on untold stories and forgotten characters of the time.

My Thoughts 

I remember learning about Watergate during high school, but honestly I didn't find it all that interesting. I thought I would give the series a chance since I'm older and Julia Roberts is one of my favorite actresses. I actually almost forgot this series premiered last Sunday until I was looking on the guide lol. 

What are you watching? Any recommendations? 

It's Just So Hot

 Hello Everyone! I have lived in South Carolina all of my life and I'll never get used to the heat and humidity. Our Summers are extreme...