Showing posts from 2015

Hopping Through the Holidays

Hello and Merry Christmas! Between parties, gift wrapping, baking, shopping, and the traffic of all the last minute shoppers, I am beat. I went to at least five different stores yesterday and was out for four hours shopping. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE shopping. But with Christmas just a couple days away, all I want to do sleep and watch Christmas movies. Actually I want to try to watch as many Christmas movies as possible this year, especially the ones I haven't seen yet. So far I have seen: Elf,Love Actually, and 12 Dates of Christmas. While three movies may not be a lot, it's more than I typically watch during the Christmas season, but I intend on watching more soon. 
In the season of celebrating, I hosted a party the other day. A very laid back party because like everyone else, we have all been very busy. But to keep up with my busy life I baked at least 50 chocolate chips cookies, about 25 sugar cookies, and a lot of chocolate flowers. I was exhausted following the pa…

Let's Start at the Very Beginning

A very good place to start...
I've been through than I care to mention. Stuff that is too personal to speak of (especially online). But when  I was younger I went through an experience that I would never wish upon someone. I was young at the time and never really got the chance to heal properly. I healed but the wound still opens every now and then. 
More recently however, I had hit what was the lowest point I had ever been at. I may or may not be depressed. I was never actually diagnosed with depression but feel as such fairly often. Regardless I am seeing someone to help through this time. 
I have always lived inside my head. This has been for as long as I can remember. I've always wanted to be a princess and live the life of a fairy tale. Though I am aware that this is unattainable, especially in this world, I try to make the world as happy of a place as possible. I have come to the conclusion that if those around me are happy then I shall be happy as well.

I hope to fill y…

Washington D.C. ~ Day 3

While in D.C., we were lucky enough to get in touch with my mom's cousins that live outside of D.C.  They were nice enough to pick us up and bring us to the places that we were unable to get to by way of the metro. Our first stop was the Mount Vernon. It was lovely - it wasn't too hot yet and the garden was in what I consider to be full bloom! After exploring the grounds and going through the small museum we stopped by the little food court at Mount Vernon, where I had a personal sized Pizza Hut cheese pizza and Zapps Voodoo potato chips.

From there we decided to go in the direction of Georgetown, but not quite there yet. Out stop was Roosevelt Island.

Theodore Roosevelt Island is dedicated to the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt. President Roosevelt was a conservationist, which is part of the reason why and National Park became his memorial. The memorial itself, while gorgeous, I felt was in need of some care. There were some fountains, but they were not…

Washington D.C. ~ Day 2

After the previously exhausting and wet day, we woke up on the earlier side compared to the time I usually wake up. Got dressed and were ready to start the day. In our lobby there was an Einstein Bros Bagels, which is what we had for breakfast before we jumped on the subway to the Gallery Place, Chinatown stop. Now while it was interesting to walk through Chinatown, that wasn't our destination. Our real destination was... Drum Roll Please.... The International Spy Museum! This was the place I wanted to go the most. And let me just say I LOVED it. The Spy Museum is fun and interactive, all the while informative on the history of spying. Definitely a great place to go, even if you're not that into museums.

Also while we were there they had a special James Bond exhibit which was pretty cool. Just as interactive and made me wish I had seen at least one James Bond movie. Still really cool though!

The museum all told took about 2 and a half hours, which means we were hungry and read…

Washington D.C. ~ Day 1

A few days ago I had the pleasure of spending a few days in Washington D.C., the capitol of the United States of America. While it was my third time visiting I have come to love the city and jump at any chance I have to travel to the city. I was there for a total of five days and had a blast. So please sit back and relax as I share the joys of my trip...

We (referring to my family and I) left early in the morning and flew into the Ronald Reagan National Airport around 11:30 AM and rode in the shuttle to the hotel we were staying at. Located in Crystal City, the hotel was nice and conveniently had access to the Crystal City Shops and the Metro, which was our main way of transportation during our stay. After dropping off our bags in our room, we headed downstairs and ate at Noodles & Company, then to take the metro to our first main stop - the Pentagon.

While we did not tour the Pentagon, we did visit the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial located beside it. Although the set-up of the memorial …

Almond Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

This is a recipe I got from Ingrid Nilsen's Vlogmas Day 6. I wrote out the recipe and made the cookies for myself!
2 cups Almond Flour
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
6 tbsp coconut oil *melt before measured*
1/4 cup Honey
1/2 tsp Almond Extract
2 tbsp Water
1/2 cup Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips

Mix dry ingredients (excluding chocolate chips) in a large bowl. Combine the liquid ingredients in one bowl as well. Add the liquid ingredients into the bowl containing the dry ingredients. Stir in the chocolate chips. Lay out cookies on parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Ingrid suggests flattening them out a little so they are not a ball.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the oven is heated, bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.

My notes:
The time she gave was a little too long, I found 8 minutes to be just about right.
Also, this could be because I forgot to add it in, but the cookies I've tried right after they cooled tas…

Pūr~Lisse Moisturizers Review

I received the Pūr~Lisse Pūr-Protect Essential Daily Moisturizer and the Pūr~Lisse Pūr-Moist Hydra-Balance Moisturizer from Ipsy, which is a beauty subscription service for $10. While these moisturizers are from higher-end brands, I don't feel like they do their jobs - in other words, they don't moisturize as well as other moisturizers I have tried. I also cannot stand the smell of them. It isn't supposed to be scented, but even the unscented smell is way too strong. One thing I really like about the Pūr~Lisse Pūr-Protect Essential Daily Moisturizer is that it does have sunscreen in it! With all of that being said I wouldn't want to purchase the full-size product. With all of this being said, I have not finished the samples and will update you if I have anything else to say!
With Love,                        Jacquelyn

Why hello!

My name is Jacquelyn, and I am starting this blog for one reason. I admire the ideas of blogs and am always on the computer. Actually, that's two reasons... Oops! I guess I have a lot of other reasons other than this, such as the fact that I really like giving mt opinion and am always looking for inspiration. In case you were wondering, my favorite flowers are roses and I don't really follow what society does. I read about it, but don't necessarily do it. I love watching movies, reading books, baking, and sometimes live my head a little to much. I hope this blog inspires you in more ways than one. :)
With Love,                      Jacquelyn