Spontaneous buy

My BF and I went to the mall today to get some Christmas shopping done.  Of course, you always end up shopping for yourself. Hhahah.  I came up with this.

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It’s my Christmas present to myself and something to use for the Christmas season.

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DIY Snowman ornament

YOU WILL NEED:

3 Bottle caps

White, orange, black paint (I used black and orange nail polish with a dotting tool) with paint brush

Thin ribbon to hang your ornament (I used red)

Hot glue gun

Scrap ribbon with your choice of color (will be the scarf)

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Set up your work area.  Paint bottle caps white and wait to dry.

2. Once they are dry, place the 3 bottle caps as you want and glue them together. (I used the inside of the bottle cap, you can use the outside part if you wish)

3. The top bottle cap, use the dotting tool and with the orange nail polish create a triangle as the nose at the center of the snowman’s face.  Clean of the dotting tool and with black nail polish place 2 dots as the eyes and place 5 dots and make the smile.

4. For the middle bottle cap, use the dotting tool with black nail polish and put 3 dots in the center creating the body.

5. Take your scrap ribbon fold it in half, making it look like the scarf is wrapped around his neck and glue it between the top and middle bottle caps.

6. Take the thin ribbon and glue it on the back of the ornament.

Easy right?

JC Penney accessories haul

JCP always sends me coupons that make me keep on buying and buying.  Winter gear for New York this weekend and something for the nieces.

 

 

 

 

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Men’s gloves MFSRP $35; On sale for $16.99 + $15 off store coupon

Women’s beanie MFSRP $18; On sale for $8.99 + $10 off store coupon

Women’s headband MFSRP $12; Clearance for $3.99 + $10 off store coupon

PAID: $5.xx

 

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bar Recipe

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bar
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bar

 

YOU WILL NEED:

 CRUST:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup white sugar

CHEESECAKE LAYER:

8 oz cream cheese

1/4 cup white sugar

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

PUMPKIN LAYER:

1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin

1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk

3/4 cup white sugar

2 eggs

3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

PREPARATION:

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees

2. CRUST.  Stir flour, butter and sugar together in a bowl until dough is well-blended.  Pat dough on a 9×13 in baking dish.

3. Bake in the preheated oven until crust is lightly golden for 10-15 minutes.  Cool. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees.

4. CHEESECAKE LAYER.  Beat cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth.

5. Whisk pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, sugar, eggs, cinnamon, salt, ginger and cloves in a separate bowl until ingredients are well blended and mixture is thin.

6. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over cooled crust.

7. Pour pumpkin mixture evenly over cream cheese mixture.

8. Bake in the preheated oven until bars are set for 60 minutes.

9. Cool.  Leave in refrigerator over night fore best results.

One month ago

I moved back home a month ago and it’s been an ajustment.

I still don’t have my TV hoooked up to my room. Why?  I simply haven’t called the cable company becuase my box isn’t working.  There are somethings I want to get rid of in my room in order to avoid all the clutter that goes on.  The hardest thing to fix up in my room was my closet.  Idk where all the clothes came from!  I had to veer to the extra cloests in the hallway and my dad’s closet.  With all the chaos I couldn’t find my planner or the TV for my remote for what felt like FOREVER.  I eventually found all the stuff I needed.

Now, the living situation with my parents.  I’ll admit there are times that I get so frustrated with my parents…I’ll go off on them and I always have to remind myself that it’s not my own space anymore and that I have to compromise with two other people.

Financially, I’ve paid off 1 of 2 of my school loans.  I have a couple of thousand left to pay off and I will have a weight lifted off my shoulders.  As for savings, I don’t think I’ve been saving more like I’ve wanted to.  I think it’s b/c I’d go out a little more instaed of putting money aside for the Holidays and NY next month.

Overall, I’m back home and my parents are happy that I’m home and the home doesn’t fell so lonely.  I guess you can say I am too.