I am one of those girls who goes to Starbucks on the day the red cups come out, no shame. However, getting Starbucks coffee, especially seasonal drinks, can get very expensive. Soooo make your own at home! It honestly tastes just like the one from Starbucks, you know exactly what goes in it, and it’s super easy! Ingredients for one serving 1/2 cup milk of your choice (I use almond milk) 1 cup coffee 1/8 cup bittersweet chocolate chips 1 teaspoon peppermint extract Whipped cream Peppermint candy (optional) Instructions In a saucepan add in your milk, coffee, and chocolate. Stir… View Post

Today is the first day of December and it’s been a month since I started my blog. This giveaway is a thank you gift for you, because I am truly thankful for anyone who stops by my blog. I already have a giveaway going on and another one coming up, but I want to do a giveaway with gifts chosen and purchased by myself. Without further ado, here are the prizes! Bath & Body Works Shea-Infused Socks / S’Well Marble Water Bottle / Too Faced Grande Hotel Café / Forever 21 Pink Faux Fur Heart Earmuffs I have the same socks… View Post

Welcome to my first monthly favorites! I will be doing these blog posts every month : ) I tried to put my favorites in categories – fashion & beauty, multimedia, and noms. ‘Multimedia’ is such an awkward category, but it’s basically things related to the digital world (will use that word until I find a better word). I hope you will try out some of my favorites! Zara Girls Faux Fur Waistcoat with Hood – I featured this in my Fall Lookbook and have been wearing this vest loads. Yes, it’s from the kids section, but the largest size fits me… View Post

First Thanksgiving in New York City, check! I wanted to document my Thanksgiving break, so be prepared for lots of pictures. Hopefully this will be informative for you if you want to come to NYC for Thanksgiving next year : ) Autumn in Central Park is a must see. I suggest starting from the southeast entrance, work your way to the Gapstow Bridge, then exit at Columbus Circle. If you’re only here for Thanksgiving, you will probably go to a fancy restaurant and have a three-course dinner. If you’re a NYC dweller like me, remember to go grocery shopping early… View Post

This is what my spending looks like every year. I’m pretty good at keeping track of my monthly spending, until…the holiday season. Thanksgiving get-togethers, Christmas decorations, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas presents, and holiday outfits, and so much more! Today, I have some tips on how to stay relatively within budget during the holiday season : ) DIY decor – Christmas decorations can get pretty expensive, especially if you go to Target and grab everything cute. Most decorations aren’t very expensive, but when you buy a lot, it adds up real fast. An easy and fun way to cut down your… View Post