Saturday, November 29, 2014

Holiday Hodgepodge 2014


I’m doing Holiday Hodgepodge again!! It’s my version of Vlogmas. I created it last year because I wanted to do Vlogmas but I’m not a vlogger and I felt like posting a video everyday would be too much for me. I had successfully done Makeup MAYhem before where you post a video every other day in the month of May. I thought, “Hey! Why not combine the two?” And thus, Holiday Hodgepodge was born!



The way it work is that I post a holiday related video every other day starting December 1st and ending on Christmas day. The videos range from makeup tutorials, DIYs, recipes, gift guides, tags, and some vlogs. 

Here is the playlist from last year. Starting December 1st I will be adding new videos to it. I will also be posting video lists for that week on here. 

I hope you’re as excited as I am!!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!


I just wanted to wish everyone in the US a very happy Thanksgiving. I hope you are celebrating with those you love. I want you to know that I am thankful for each and every one of you. I am so blessed to be able to do something I enjoy so much and have your support. Thank you!!

What are you thankful for?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

New Blog Series!


Starting in December I am starting a new blog series called Hidden Gem. Every month I will pick a Youtuber/blogger who is one of my favorites that I feel should have more subscribers/followers than they have. I will not be featuring already very established Youtubers. I think I will cap it at 20K subscribers/followers with maybe an exception here and there.

If you have anyone that you think I should check out let me know in the comments below. =)

Sunday, November 23, 2014

My Favorite Turkey Recipe


I love to cook! If you follow me on Instagram you probably already know this. ;-) I even for a brief time had a cooking channel on Youtube called HBCooks. (I have since deactivated.)

As a cook I always wanted to try cooking a turkey. Everyone always talks about how difficult they are so, I thought it would be a good challenge. A few years ago for Christmas I got my chance. I scoured the Internet looking at dozens of recipes until I found one that I liked. The one I picked was from Alton Brown. He has always been one of my favorite chefs and I have tried several of his recipes before. I knew it would be a good one. 

The thing that really intrigued me was that this particular turkey recipe was that it called for the turkey to be brined. Brining is kind of like a marinade except it is salt based, which locks in the moisture.One of the biggest complaints I had heard about cooking turkey was that they would dry out. This recipe seemed to resolve that issue. 

My turkey turned out SO yummy and juicy! Not dry at all! I have since used this recipe a few more times. Every time it turns out perfect. It’s much easier than I thought too. Yes, it does take some planning and effort before cooking but once it’s in the oven you’re all good.



Here is the link to the recipe on the Food Network site.

Have you ever cooked a turkey? How did it turn out?

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Video Flashback - August

Over the next week or so I am going to post the videos I missed posting. Then I think I am going to do monthly posts for each channel at the end of the month. Let me know what you think.

Beauty

I did not post that many beauty related videos. I think I was having too much fun playing Minecraft.

Surprise Haul from my friend Cheryl!

















Friday, November 14, 2014

Oops!

OMG! Have I really not posted since the end of July? I'm so sorry! I seriously did not realize it had been that long. 

I am a horrible blogger. I have every intention of posting and then somehow it gets pushed aside. I will try harder! 

So, I guess we have a lot to catch up on. I will make separate post for the videos that have been posted over the next week or so. I guess I'll do them by month. 

It's the start of the busy holiday season and I have lots of fun things planned. I hope you'll enjoy them! 

What fun things do you have planned?
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