3.30.2013

Blog Tips for Starting a New Blog

Oh blogging can be such joy, but when you're not sure how to start one, what to write about, or how to make one worth reading...it can be a little irritating. So here are a few tips for starting a new blog.

How to chose a blog name? Be creative. Choose a name that has meaning to you. Try to think of some words you love and put it together. It also depends on the kind of blog you create. Because if you want to create a fashion blog you will usually want a fashion type name, the same goes for a DIY blog, make up blog, photography blog, and for a personal life blog. Pick a blog name that Is catchy. One that everyone would remember!

How to create a blog that others would enjoy reading // visiting? Create a blog with a good layout. A layout that isn't confusing, but rather clean and well organized. Also an adorable design makes a worlds difference. Paying someone to design your blog, is an amazing start to a great blog. Because a new background and layout makes your blog look more professional.

How to reach more followers? Join social networks such as, Google plus, Facebook, twitter, blog-lovin, pinterest, instagram, and photo bucket. Sharing all your blog news, photos, and blog posts through these social networks should spread the word about your blog. The more the better. Mostly because you can reach everyone with each social media. You may notice I do not have a facebook, twitter, or blog-lovin! So another way to spreading it by word of mouth. Tell your friends and family. By spreading the word anyway can help your business or blog a lot.

3.26.2013

Disney Land // Part 2

When I went to Disneyland a few weeks ago, and my favorite part was the world of color! The water, and lights were absolutely breath taking. They played music, fire, blew bubbles, and used the water as a screen to project little clips from the classic Disney movies. I have never seen anything like, it was incredible to see all the technology! I was able to take a few videos while the show was going on. So here are some photos of it along with a video. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. <3

3.23.2013

Meeting Jason Dolley

When I went to Disneyland a few weeks ago...I had the opportunity of running into one of my favorite Disney actors! Jason Dolley from "Good Luck Charlie." I was super excited! It was amazing being able to hear him talk and smile all in person! He was super awesome, and so friendly! I was able to take a photo with him...which was my favorite part! Ha-ha. Ah...there's nothing like meeting someone famous <3 data-blogger-escaped-br="">

3.21.2013

Hello Spring

S.P.R.I.N.G. the most wonderful season of all! There's nothing like the smell of sweet roses, and all the pretty color they bring to the world! Here's some of my own photography photos of different flowers!



3.16.2013

Disney Land {part 1}

I had the opportunity to go to Disneyland for my friends 16th birthday! We were able to spend two days there! One day in California Adventure and the other in Disneyland :) So for the night we stayed in the Grand Hotel in California Adventure park!! The hotel was absolutely beautiful! It was huge too. Ha-ha. We went to Cars land which was my favorite!! One day for lunch we ate at the Blue Bayou Restaurant in Disneyland. :) It was so pretty, and so much fun being able to see the ride of Pirates from where we were siting. We also ate at a restaurant for dinner called the Wine Country Territory, and the food and view was absolutely gorgeous! (: I took many photos, so therefore I will only share a few. I had so much fun...and so happy I was able to go!! <3 data-blogger-escaped-br="">


























3.14.2013

Tea Time

Being sick is no fun! I am going on my third week of not feeling well. :( So the other night i decided to take advantage of the lovely exuse "im sick, and i don't feel good", and made myself a cup of my favorite tea, and watch my favoirte movie! Toffe tea, and Anne of Green Gables!! What could possibly be better than that? The tea felt so amazing down my throat, and being able to relax was great. I hope i feel better soon, although i am really enjoying my lazy afternoons watching tv, and blogging :) ha-ha.











Sweet 16 // Part 1

This weekend I had my 16th birthday celebration with my family. It was so much fun being able to see everyone. It seemed like everyone was there to celebrate it with me! My great aunt, and second cousin came from out of state, & it was great being able to see them! My first, second, and third cousins were there, grandparents, my aunt and uncle, and my great grandma!! It was such an awesome day, and i will always treasure it! :)

















3.12.2013

Mocha Pie

      This is my absolute favorite dessert of all time; mocha pie! It has a crust layer of nuts, brown sugar, and chocolate, with a mocha filling. It is sweet, salty, and rich. I could literally eat the entire pie within minutes. Ha-ha. So therefore I don't have it very often, but when I do...it is a special treat!        



Ingredients:
  • Crust
  • 1 cup Pecans, Finely Chopped
  • 1/2 cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 2 ounces, weight Semi Sweet Chocolate Grated
  • 2 Tablespoons Kahlua
  • Dash Of Salt

  • Filling
  • 2 sticks Butter (salted)
  • 1-1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Instant Coffee Granules
  • 1 teaspoon Kahlua
  • 3 ounces, weight Semi-sweet (or Bittersweet) Chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 4 whole Large Eggs
Preparation Instructions:

To make the crust, combine chopped pecans, brown sugar, grated chocolate, and salt. Stir with a fork to combine, then drizzle in Kahlua, stirring until combined. Press mixture into a pie pan, bringing it up the sides a bit. *Do not bake* Set aside or refrigerate until needed.

In small microwave safe bowl, melt 3 ounces of unsweetened baking chocolate until stirrable (about 45 seconds on high). Set aside to cool.

In a large bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat butter, sugar, 2 teaspoons instant coffee, and 1 teaspoon Kahlua until fluffy, about 1 1/2 minutes. When melted chocolate is cooled, drizzle it into the butter/sugar mixture as it beats on medium speed; use a rubber spatula to get it all out. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Beat the mixture thoroughly until combined, scraping the sides if necessary.

On medium speed, add the four eggs, but one at a time, for over a period of 20 minutes; leave about 5 minutes between each egg addition. Scrape sides of bowl halfway through this process. Then pour filling into the pie crust.
Smooth out the pie filling and place pie in the refrigerator to chill for at least two hours (preferably longer).

Serve with whipped cream and more grated chocolate.





*This recipe is from the Pioneer Women.*

Posted by on January 20 2010

 
 







 

3.04.2013

Broccoli Salad

Wow this salad is absolutely fantastic! It's sweet, salty, and so flavorful! I love trying//making different salads because your traditional ranch salads can sometimes be boring and not very flavorful! This is definitely one of my favorites! What's your favorite salad to have? E.N.J.O.Y.

Ingredients:
• 2 bunches of broccoli (no stem)
• 1/2 cup of red onion (chopped)
• 1 cup of celery (chopped)
• 1 cup of sunflower seeds
• 1 cup of craisins
• 1 cup of cashews
• 1/2 lb. of cooked bacon (crumbled)

Dressing:
• 1 cup of mayonnaise
• 4 Tbsp of Apple Cider Vinegar
• 1/4 cup of sugar (I use 1/2 to 3/4 of what the recipe calls for and it tastes great)

-Combine all ingredients with dressing and serve!