There are some treats that just scream Christmas to me: sugar cookies, peppermint bark, and toffee. I was home a few weeks ago which meant I had the luxury of using my kitchen, which is something I really miss while I am at school. The first thing I made is butter toffee, which is one of my all time favorite recipes. Toffee is a ridiculously easy thing to make, but it’s equally impressive. People always overestimate how hard it is to make, assuming you need a keen eye and special tools, but you don’t. Besides the physical ingredients all you need is… View Post

Personally I love buying gifts for people, but unfortunately my wallet hates when I do anything of the sort. Holiday shopping always requires careful saving and sales shopping to ensure that I don’t break the bank, but with the help of a site called Swagbucks, I’ve been able to stress a little less. I actually wrote about Swagbucks here, and I noticed that a lot of you signed up using my link, which is awesome! But then I realized that if so many of you are signing up, maybe Swagbucks would be willing to work with me so that I… View Post

In the spirit of throwback Thursday, I decided to throw it all the way back to when I was in the fifth grade nine long years ago. To set the scene it was a beautiful morning in Hawaii (my family’s first morning there!) but it quickly went askew and will long be remembered as: That time I was a missing person. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Like I said, I was in the fifth grade which made me ten (and a half!) and my family took a trip to Hawaii. It was through my dad’s work so we had… View Post

I recently wrote a post on why I sit in the front of Uber cars, and in it I briefly mentioned that in the past I’ve dealt with social anxiety and awkwardness and I had a comment from someone wanting me to talk about it. Which, true to the theme of this post, makes me feel awkward. But I’m taking the plunge and doing it anyhow because if anything, I want to be completely transparent with you guys. With that said, by “you guys” I am referring to my online friends and if I know you in real life, well… View Post

With the winter coming, it is so much harder to get motivated to get up and get moving. Despite knowing how important staying active is, I would much rather stay in and hang out in the comfort of my own room. Luckily I recently got the opportunity to test out the ultimate compromise: Just Dance 2015. It’s a videogame that gets you up off the couch and dancing along to popular songs, new and old. I was super excited to try it out and even more excited to hear the tracklist! The songs were super fun and upbeat and relevant today,… View Post