10 Things to ALWAYS Remember

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We all get in those moods that cause us to look at the world with negative blinders. Though we know the world it is not all bad, for some reason that is all we can see. Remember these 10 things ALWAYS and you will be golden. Pinky Promise.

1. You can’t change the past – What’s done is done. Do not dwell on it because that won’t help you or anyone else. Move past it because now that is all you can do.

2. Opinions don’t define you– You will hear many different opinions in your lifetime. Don’t let the opinions of others change you or your thoughts. That is what makes you who you are.

3. Your journey is different from everyone else’s– It is ok to be different from others. That is what makes you the person you are. People love you for being beautifully unique.

4. Everything gets better with time– You may never see how it can get better, but I promise you it will. I have had a million things go wrong that seemed like they could never get better. I gave them time, and they always did!

5. Overthinking will lead to sadness– Overthinking is your own worst enemy. Us girls are way to good at overthinking, but it never leads to anything good. It will cause unneeded and unwanted anxiety, stress, and sadness.

6. Happiness is found within– That new purse or pair of shoes will not give you that happiness you are desperately looking for. You may feel a temporary sense of happiness, but it will soon fade and you will be left feeling the way you did before. You must look deep inside to find your happiness. I promise it is there.

7. Positive thoughts create positive things– I know some days it is not easy to be positive, but when you are positive in your mind positive things will come to you. More positive thoughts lead you to happiness.

8. Smiles are contagious– Smile even when you don’t feel like it because they are contagious and you can gift someone a smile when they are feeling low.

9. Kindness is free– It doesn’t cost you a thing to be kind, so why not be? Kindness is the easiest and most selfless thing you can do for yourself and  others. Next time you see someone give them a compliment. It really is that easy.

10. What goes around comes around– Don’t worry yourself about others. You do good and you will be good. They will end up getting what they deserve.

Holy Grail Products

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Urban Decay: Naked2 Palette This eye shadow is to DIE for. It has the perfect shades for any look. It is mostly browns, but also has nudes and a black. Also, one of my other favorites about it is that is has shimmer and matte colors included. You can pick yours up for $54.00, which I know can seem steep. However I think it really is a good value for as many shades as you get for the quality they are. My eye shadow lasts all day when I use my Naked2 Palette.

OPI- Lincoln Park After Dark Nail Polish – Most of the year you will see my nails painted in this color. It is a deep purple that almost looks black. This is a must for the upcoming fall sesaon.  I also love how my OPI Nail Polish lasts longer than some other brands. You can find yours for $10.00.

Mario Badescu: Drying Lotion– I know we all get those pesky pimples, and somehow they always come right before a big occasion. This drying lotion is a life saver. You put some of the pink goo on over night, and wake up with the blemish noticeably smaller if not all the way gone. It will only set you back $17.00.

Benefit Cosmetics: Hoola Matte Bronzer– Ahh! This bronzer makes me hear angels sing. This shade seriously works for everyone. It is not too light or dark. It really is perfect. It’s almost like it magically adjusts to the shade of your skin. If you want to try bronzer or have bronzer, but not this one it is a MUST that you get this one. Plus it is only $15.00.

Momma’s Hashbrown Casserole

There is just something about those recipes that your momma makes. You know you have your favorites she makes for you. Well I am about to share with you one of my faves my momma makes for me. This is her delish Hashbrown Casserole. It is so ooy and gooey and cheesy and did I mention delicious?

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INGREDIENTS

1 Bag of Frozen Hashbowns

2 Cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup

¾ Cup of Butter

8oz of Sour Cream

8oz of Shredded Cheese

Salt, Pepper, + Garlic Powder

Frosted Flakes Cereal (topping)

DIRECTIONS

Mix butter, soup, sour cream, cheese, and seasonings together. Add the hashbrowns to a 9×13 baking dish. Pour the mixture on top of the hashbrowns. Bake at 350° Fahrenheit for an hour and fifteen minutes. Top with frosted flakes.

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Must haves for Fall

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Ankle boots– These ankle boots are a must have! They are the perfect shade of brown and look oh so cute with a dress or pair of jeans! You can get them for a steal too. At Kohl’s they are on sale for 39.99 (Originally 69.99).

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Ripped Jeans– These are going to be HOT this fall. They show just enough skin. Keeping you classy and edgy. This pair is from American Eagle and are part of their ‘Denim X’ collection. They are a 4-way stretch, so extremely comfortable! You can purchase them for $49.50.

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Off the Shoulder Shirt– These have been a huge trend this summer, and they will continue into the fall! It will pair perfect with the jeans and boots mentioned above. I prefer the one’s that are plain, but there are many with patterns and designs as well! My favorite is this coral one from American Eagle. It can be purchased for 29.95.

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Army Jacket– These are going to be EVERYWHERE this fall season. You can find them anywhere in a wide range of prices. I have fallen love, and want to buy every one I see.  This is one of my favorites from Old Navy. This one is  $49.94.

Must Haves to Make your Home Cozy

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Favorite Candle– There is just something about a burning candle that I think just makes a home warm and inviting. I don’t know about you, but I am so PICKY about scents. So when I find a scent, I stock up and usually don’t change it. That is just what happened with me and Bath and Body Works Limoncello. On their website is is described as ” blend of fresh Sorrento lemons, cane sugar and a hint of lemon zest.” You can purchase it for $22.50.

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Pictures– My family means so much to me, so I have a feature wall in my hallway. As I walk by it I just have a smile on my face. Seeing them all  on my wall makes me feel loved and genuinely lucky. To make a wall like mine you can buy different sizes of picture frames from discount stores and print pictures at Walgreens. Use the code ‘GREATPICS40’ until September 13th, 2016 to receive 40% off your prints!

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Unique Pieces–  A unique piece can really be anything. Well anything that you can’t go to your local Target and buy. For me it usually means antique and vintage stores. I have a favorite local place that I can always find great pieces at. My favorite piece I ever bought is an old wooden window. It wasn’t in perfect condition it has chipping paint and a cracked glass, but something about it stands out to me. It is PERFECT to me, and really is one of those pieces I think makes my house a home.

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Blanket– I am a sucker for a good blanket. You usually can find me if you look for a blanket. I am always under a blanket, and not always because I am cold. I just love the way they feel and how cozy they are. My favorite blankets are from Vera Bradley. They are very soft and warm, but not too warm. You can get them in a variety of colors and patterns for $49.00.