Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy Birthday to Bob Bryar

 
Happy birthday to the one who will never be forgotten: Bob Bryar! I have done a post for his birthday before so you should know who this already is. If you have forgotten or never known, he used to be a drummer for My Chemical Romance. He turns 35 today and this is not a recent picture. I feel like I should use a more recent picture since I've heard his beard is longer and I love long beards. But it shouldn't matter because I know what he looks like and plenty others know what he looks like. However, most importantly, it is his birthday. So, Bob, have a fantastic birthday today and happy new year! Love and forever!

Monday, December 29, 2014

My New Year Resolutions

For the new year of 2015, I promise myself to...

  1. Become more social
  2. Talk to others more
  3. Say what's on my mind
  4. Take risks
  5. Stay away from negative people
  6. Work on my flirting skills
  7. Be weird (since that's all I am)
  8. Ask questions in class
  9. Change my study habits
  10. Be somebody

Friday, December 26, 2014

Happy Birthday, Jared Leto!

Today is a special day for two lovely men. It's my dad's and Jared Leto's birthday! I just find out it was Jared's birthday several hours ago. I always knew when my dad's birthday is. But my dad turns 37 (Gerard Way's age) and Jared turns 43 (the age of a sexy man!). You may know Jared Leto as the lead singer of Thirty Seconds to Mars and Academy Award-winning actor, known for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club". My dad works at Pizza Hut. But nonetheless, I love him. I also love me some Jared. I wish them happy, happy birthdays today! xoxo

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Favorite Songs of 2014

I prefer old music over new music. But I am a sucker for catchy music. Plus, new music is what changes the way I do things every day. Here are my favorite songs released in 2014.

  1. Coldplay - A Sky Full of Stars
  2. Iggy Azalea ft Charli XCX - Fancy
  3. Ariana Grande ft Iggy Azalea - Problem
  4. Taylor Swift - Shake It Off
  5. Kongos - Come with Me Now
  6. American Authors - Best Day of My Life
  7. Jessie J ft Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj - Bang Bang
  8. 5 Seconds of Summer - She Looks So Perfect
  9. Sam Smith - I'm Not the Only One
  10. Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass
  11. Korn - Hater
  12. Gerard Way - No Shows
  13. Fall Out Boy - Centuries
  14. Jennifer Lopez ft Iggy Azalea - Booty
  15. Charli XCX - Boom Clap
  16. Aloe Blacc - The Man
  17. Bleachers - I Wanna Get Better
  18. Sam Smith - Stay With Me
  19. Meghan Trainor - Lips Are Movin'
  20. Nicki Minaj - Anaconda
  21. Foo Fighters - Something From Nothing
  22. Jack White - Lazaretto
  23. Selena Gomez - The Heart Wants What It Wants
  24. 5 Seconds of Summer - Don't Stop
  25. One Direction - Steal My Girl
  26. Ed Sheeran - Don't
  27. Nick Jonas - Jealous
  28. Linkin Park - Until It's Gone
  29. Azealia Banks - Chasing Time
  30. Beyoncé ft Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Flawless
  31. MAGIC! - Rude
  32. Ed Sheeran ft Pharrell - Sing
  33. The Black Keys - Fever
  34. Katy Perry ft Juicy J -Dark Horse
  35. Lorde - Yellow Flicker Beat
  36. Calvin Harris ft John Newman - Blame
  37. Kiesza - Hideaway
  38. Ariana Grande ft The Weeknd - Love Me Harder
  39. Rixton - Me and My Broken Heart
  40. Maroon 5 - Maps
  41. David Guetta ft Sam Martin - Dangerous
  42. Beyoncé - Partition
  43. Chris Brown ft Lil Wayne & Tyga - Loyal
  44. John Legend - All of Me
  45. Maroon 5 - Animals

Thursday, December 18, 2014

8 DIY Gift Ideas! Last Minute DIY Gift Ideas for Him & Her Holiday Gift





I love Spankie Valentine! Urbanog all the way! This is an awesome video to watch if you want to get your friends and family something from the heart for Christmas. This surely sparks some ideas in my brain. Will it for you? Go see!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

How to Make Snowballs

Ingredients

Directions:
  1. Grind 1/2 cup of the coconut in food processor.
  2. Chop remaining coconut and set aside.
  3. Add flour, 1/4 cup of the confectioners' sugar and the salt.
  4. Pulse to blend.
  5. Add butter and vanilla; pulse until dough comes together.
  6. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Roll dough into 1-inch balls.
  8. Place dough balls 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  9. Bake cookies until firm but tender, 15 minutes.
  10. Remove to rack, let cool completely.
  11. In small bowl, stir together remaining 1 cup confectioners' sugar and enough milk until smooth but still thick.
  12. Dip cookies in glaze (about 1/2 t for each), letting it drip down sides.
  13. Dip in chopped coconut and set aside for glaze to dry.
 
 
 
 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

How to Make Christmas Crunch

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup popping popcorn kernels, or 2 bags tender white popcorn
  • 1 (12 oz) bag Vanilla Candy Melts (such as Wilton Candy Melts)
  • 1 1/3 cups broken pretzel pieces
  • 1 (12 oz) bag green and red Milk Chocolate or Mint M&Ms
  • Red, green and white Sprinkles (I used Jingle Mix Nonpareils)
Directions
  1. Pop popcorn in a popcorn popper into a large bowl (or alternately in the microwave if using microwave bags of popcorn) according to manufactures directions. Remove any unpopped popcorn kernels.
  2. Toss in broken pretzel pieces and M&Ms.
  3. Melt Vanilla Candy Melts in a microwave safe bowl on 50% power in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until melted and smooth.
  4. Drizzle half of melted chips over popcorn mixture, then stir, tossing gently a few times with a rubber spatula. Then drizzle remaining half of melted chips over popcorn, and gently stir mixture until evenly coated (don't over stir though or your sprinkles wont stick if the white chips begin to set and harden).
  5. Pour mixture into a single layer onto wax paper.
  6. Sprinkle entire mixture evenly with sprinkles (as many as you'd like) before vanilla chips set.
  7.  Allow to cool and harden, then gently break into pieces and store in an airtight container.
 
 
 

How to Make Pretzel M&M Hugs

Ingredients

70 square pretzels (do NOT use butter snaps)
70 Hershey's Hugs chocolates (from nearly 1 full 12 oz package), unwrapped
70 Milk Chocolate M&M's, I used the red and green Christmas package
 
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with  parchment paper.
  2. Align pretzels on cookie sheet in a single layer then top each pretzel with one Hershey's Hug chocolate.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 4 - 5 minutes, until the chocolate is shiny and soft (but NOT melting, the chocolates should still hold their shape).
  4. Remove from oven and carefully place one M&M in the center of each soft Hug and press down on M&M to spread the chocolate.
  5. Place in refrigerator and allow to rest until chocolate has set, about 5 minutes. Store in an airtight container.
 
 
 
 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Happy 3rd Anniversary to 5 Seconds of Summer







I just found out that today is 5 Seconds of Summer's birthday! AH! I am so obsessed with them and I wish them a happy anniversary. They are cute, talented, funny, loud and I love them. Let's pop punk, not pills, everybody!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Happy Birthday, Nate Mendel!


Today is Nate Mendel's 46th birthday! He is obviously a guitarist, for a special band derived from the grunge group Nirvana, called Foo Fighters. Happy birthday, Nate! Keep rocking!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Rock the Prep




My Favorite Rock Bands Ever!

I love my rock; it's my true love in music. This is my way of organizing all of the bands I like and looking over how many there are in my heart.

1960s
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Black Sabbath
  • Rush

70s
  • Aerosmith
  • Journey
  • Twisted Sister

80s
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Lit
  • Nirvana
  • Bon Jovi
  • Guns n' Roses
  • Def Leppard
  • Metallica
  • No Doubt
  • Jane's Addiction
  • Hole
  • Stone Temple Pilots
  • Green Day
  • a-ha
  • Finger Eleven

90s
  • Kings of Leon
  • Linkin Park
  • The All-American Rejects
  • Nickelback
  • Three Days Grace
  • Matchbox Twenty
  • Foo Fighters
  • Creed
  • 3 Doors Down
  • The Bloodhound Gang
  • Evanescence
  • The White Stripes
  • Weezer
  • Skillet
  • Papa Roach
  • AFI
  • Thirty Seconds to Mars
  • Yellowcard
  • Blink-182
  • Coldplay
  • Maroon 5
  • Jimmy Eat World
  • Korn
  • Avenged Sevenfold
  • Plain White T's

00s
  • My Chemical Romance
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Paramore
  • Panic! at the Disco
  • All Time Low
  • The Killers
  • Young the Giant
  • Walk the Moon
  • Foster the People
  • fun.
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Leathermouth
  • American Authors
  • Awolnation
  • The Black Keys
  • Jonas Brothers
  • The Script
  • The Pretty Reckless
  • The Ting Tings
  • Jet
  • Selena Gomez & The Scene

2010s
  • 5 Seconds of Summer
  • The Neighbourhood
  • MAGIC!
  • The 1975
  • Rixton
  • Bleachers
  • Royal Blood

Friday, November 28, 2014

How to Make Cranberry Tarts

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 (3-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened


1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup chopped pecans



1 teaspoon vanilla

3/4 cup (48 to 72) fresh cranberries, washed, drained, cut in half**


1 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 to 3 tablespoons milk

Directions

Heat oven to 325°F. Combine flour, 3/4 cup butter and cream cheese in small bowl. Beat at medium speed in until dough forms a ball.

Divide dough into 36 equal pieces. Place 1 piece of dough into each ungreased mini muffin pan cup. Press dough evenly onto bottom and up sides of cup.

Combine sugar, pecans, egg, 1/4 cup butter and vanilla in small bowl. Place 4 or 5 cranberry halves in each pastry-lined cup. Spoon 2 teaspoons sugar and pecan mixture over cranberries.

Bake for 22 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Loosen tarts from pan while hot by running knife around inside of rim. Cool completely. Remove from pans.

Combine powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla and enough milk for desired drizzling consistency in small bowl; mix well. Drizzle over cooled tarts.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Read more at http://www.landolakes.com/recipe/233/cranberry-tarts


 

Monday, November 24, 2014

5 Seconds Of Summer - What I Like About You (2014 American Music Awards)





You should already know about my super duper obsession with 5 Seconds of Summer! They rocked the AMAs last night, performing a classic: "What I Like About You" by the Romantics. It was my favorite performance from that show and that was my first time watching the AMAs. I hope their popularity never dies because they could be the saviors of pop punk. #PopPunkRevival #NoMoreIndie

'The Ocean' by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Ocean has its silent caves,
Deep, quiet, and alone;
Though there be fury on the waves,
Beneath them there is none.
The awful spirits of the deep
Hold their communion there;
And there are those for whom we weep,
The young, the bright, the fair.


Calmly the wearied seamen rest
Beneath their own blue sea.
The ocean solitudes are blest,
For there is purity.
The earth has guilt, the earth has care,
Unquiet are its graves;
But peaceful sleep is ever there,
Beneath the dark blue waves.

Hoodie under Blazer





Bathroom Baby




It gets boring waiting for a daily rehearsal to start. Why not do a 'selfie' in the bathroom if no one is around?

Friday, November 14, 2014

50's Dresses







I am a part of a school play that is based in the 1950s and 60s. I went through Pinterest to find outfits that I could possibly have. At the end of the day, I learned that I love 50s fashion! Just anything retro.

Splashes of Color





Monday, November 10, 2014

Happy Birthday to Me!

Yesterday, I celebrated my birthday and my grandmother gave me a golden necklace with my name on it. I already love it! I love my family! Yesterday was a very special day to me! I'm so blessed! The hook is showing on my necklace but I don't care...

Sunday, November 2, 2014

"Oranges" by Gary Soto

The first time I walked
With a girl, I was twelve,
Cold, and weighted down
With two oranges in my jacket.
December. Frost cracking
Beneath my steps, my breath
Before me, then gone,
As I walked toward
Her house, the one whose
Porch light burned yellow
Night and day, in any weather.
A dog barked at me, until
She came out pulling
At her gloves, face bright
With rouge. I smiled,
Touched her shoulder, and led
Her down the street, across
A used car lot and a line
Of newly planted trees,
Until we were breathing
Before a drugstore. We
Entered, the tiny bell
Bringing a saleslady
Down a narrow aisle of goods.
I turned to the candies
Tiered like bleachers,
And asked what she wanted
-
Light in her eyes, a smile
Starting at the corners
Of her mouth. I fingered
A nick
e
l in my pocket,
And when she lifted a chocolate
That cost a dime,
I didn’t say anything.
I took the nick
e
l from
My pocket, then an orange,
And set them quietly on
The counter. When I looked up,
The lady’s eyes met mine,
And held them, knowing
Very well what it was all
About.
Outside,
A few cars hissing past,
Fog hanging like old
Coats between the trees.
I took my girl’s hand
In mine for two blocks,
Then released it to let
Her unwrap the chocolate.
I peeled my orange
That was so bright against
The gray of December
That, from some distance,
Someone might have thought
I was making a fire in my hands
.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Birthday, Frank Iero!




Say Happy Birthday to one of the men of my dreams, Franky Iero! Everyone should already know who he is and even though he is not a big deal, he's a big deal to me. He has a solo project called Frnkiero and the Cellabration and they released their studio album Stomachaches a few weeks ago. I don't know about you but getting that album will make me a happy girl. Frank, I love you and I wish you the best. Have yourself a Happy Birthday! Triple hugs and triple kisses!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Costume Ideas!

 Ready? Okay! With a cropped V-neck and a ruffled mini skirt, you can dress as a cheerleader. (Pom-poms would make it more convincing.)
 Hi-yah! Dress in all black to look like a ninja. Tie a shirt over your face to make it believable.
 Hey, hey, you, you! Dress as Avril Lavigne by wear a white tank, a pair of sneakers and a neck tie.
 Who dat, who dat? It's Cher Horowitz from Clueless! Just dress preppy while keeping it vintage.
Survival of the fittest! Be a survivalist and wear green shorts, green vest and a fedora. Make sure to add combat boots.

Happy Halloween!