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Tis' The Season

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 My favorite candle is Christmas in Paris by Yankee Candle My favorite Christmas drink is the Starbucks "at home" drink is the Peppermint Mocha late! The Candy Cane lotion from bath and body works is my all time favorite holiday lotion...

organizing my vanity

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My vanity is part of my antique bedroom collection...I love all of the surface area it has and it 7 drawers are SO great for storage!! This is the overall, of my vanity...  I keep my jewelry box on top of my vanity so I can grab it quickly when I'm late, so like all the time  My brushes stay out so I can use them easily along with a few new q-tips  I keep my Revlon light-up makeup mirror out for easy access  To keep my necklaces untangled I use a command hook I also hang my most used makeup bag under that too In the middle drawer I keep all the makeup I commonly use and all of my eye shadow   In the top left drawer I keep foundations/primers/eye liners I'm not using and my lip products   In the middle drawer I keep my bathing suits and cover-ups  In the bottom drawer, because it's the deepest I keep my scarfs  top drawer on the right...all my skin care stuff My hair drawer...I keep my hair products on the right side and use the clear bins for headbands and new packs of bo…

desk decor

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my desk is a 4 drawer desk with a hutch from Raymour and Flanigan light up train - just a pottery train decoration that my Momma gave me!  gold bulbs - I took gold ornaments and put them in this huge vase. gold bowed colored pencil holder - I took a candle holder and put it in the freezer than scrapped the inside of the candle out and painted it white, then I used sand paper to make it look a little rustic and used wire gold ribbon to make a cut 'lil bow.
obviously there's a theme to my decor this year...I really love GOLD

Present Wrapping

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curly bows are my favorite!  they look so cute and much fancier than just a regular bow...  hand-written notes on packages are the coolest thing to me...they show someone really put effort into their gift ;)  here are two of the cute gifts that I wrapped today... and here are the rest!!! I really like to pick a theme wrapping paper because it makes it a lot easier to wrap and then everyone can easily tell that it's from me!

Decorating my bedroom Christmas Tree

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I know that I already showed my Christmas tree journey, featuring the tree in my living room, but I wanted to show you the cute little fake Christmas tree that I decided to put in my bedroom for a little Christmas decoration!

 I got these pretty gold oranaments on sale for 60% off at JoAnn Fabrics on Black Friday... I decided to use white lights, nice and classy LOL and here it comessss.....

Banana Pancake Muffins

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Banana Pancake Muffins

½ cup shortening 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 banana, diced 3 cups all purpose flour 1 ½ tsps. baking powder ½ tsp. baking soda 1 ¼ cups soy mil
Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Grease 12 muffin cups. 2. In a large bowl, cream together shortening and sugar.  Beat in egg.  Blend until banana is completely mixed in, then add flour, baking powder and baking soda.  Mix batter with spoon.  Stir in soy milk, then spoon into muffin cups.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, until a tooth pick inserted into center of muffin comes out clean.
They're so yummy, hope you think so too!
This is a picture of my homemade banana muffins, that I made today :)

Favorite holiday time coffee

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Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte is my all time favorite coffee around the holidays!!!  So I decided to buy these packets to make the coffee at home when I'm late for school and have no time to go to Starbucks!  So I mixed 8oz of water with the mix and mixed in some whip cream and topped it with pumpkin pie spice!!! It was delicious :)

Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Chocolate Chip Cookiesmy all time favorite recipe MIX together... 5 1/2 cups of flour 2 tsps. baking soda 2 tsps. salt Then add... 2 cups butter 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 1/2 cup packed brow sugar 2 tsps. vanilla extract 1 at a time... 4 eggs Now add... 4 cups (12-ounce package) chocolate chips Bake in preheated 330°F oven for 15-18 minutes
ENJOY!!

Christmas Tree Journey

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Into the woods... The perfect tree...
Timber!!! Dragging it...obviously I'm following In my home...TOUCHING THE CEILING Red lights it is... Cute ornaments and we're almost done... Finishing touches... the angel... presenting the Christmas tree!!!

Candle Decoration

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DIY December
The first DIY project I have made is this pretty candle decoration, that would also look great as a centerpiece.

You will need red beads/fake red barriers, small candle(like a tea light candle), a small candle holder and a small fish bowl. I started by dumping the red beads into the fish bowl...  then placing thecandle holder and the tea light inside! When you light the candle you have a beautiful Christmas decoration!

Christmas Decorations

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These will include the Christmas Decorations that I spoke of in my Black Friday post!!

I put up white Christmas lights around the top of my room that I got from Lowes...it makes my room SO cozy!  I thought the "pano" pic would be cool that I took on my iPhone!  A sign I hung in my room that is from JoAnn Fabrics...   My lil' chalk board with the days until Christmas that I got from JoAnn Fabrics in the clearance section a few months ago...  I bought these gold tins to put my dog Sam's Christmas presents in, that I will also be able store things in after Christmas!!  But for now they look cute "decorating" my room!