Sunday, July 26, 2015

My Current Four Favorite Beauty Products #YouTube #BeautyProducts




Hey, Everyone. I hope you enjoy my first beauty vlog. I’m sharing my four favorite beauty products. Most of these items can be found at your local Target. Unfortunately, the items from Victoria Secret I believe have been discontinued. I will try to find a similar item. 

I hope you enjoy the video!



Thursday, July 23, 2015

Mommy Style #OFTD


With fall right around the corner. ( Insert sad face). I grabbed this baby off of my clothing rack. The next time I wear this dress I plan on wearing the dress belted. The blazer is one of my current favorites. I love how versatile this item is. 


Necklace: EBay 
Dress: thrifted 
Blazer: thrifted
Shoes: Target

If I'm not mistaken, the total for this attire was under $25 including the shoes. 



Yup, that's a reason the twirl!

I'm Officially a IMAC Owner


If you follow me on social media you heard the news of me purchasing my IMac. I am super excited and in all at the same time. I wanted to share with you guys my experience. 


I went to my local Apple store around noon time on Thursday. I didn't have an appointment and it
 took about five minutes for a Genius to see me. Prior going to the store I narrowed down my search to two computers that I wanted and that we're my price range. I did the calculations as well online of what the total price would be including. However I did have questions in regards to what the actual tech wording means inregards to each computer. The person I worked with was very helpful in assisting me with answering all of my questions. (It also did help that I did go to the store a couple of months ago and they were able to answer my questions as well.) 


I opted to pay cash for the device and one of the reasons being is that Dave Ramsey stated that you feel more when you pay with cash versus paying with a debit card or credit card ( it ismore meaningful to you. )


I love how Apple actually sits and shows you how to install your device and answer any questions that you may have at the moment. I actually had no idea how super simple it was to install iMac. Like really, really simple. 

(The Mister carrying my iMac to the car)


Yes, my baby made it home safe and sound. I still have no idea what I'm doing and I'm learning as i go. I do however own iPhone and iPad so I'm kind of familiar with what Apple has to offer. 

Trust me YouTube and Pinterest have been a huge help!!

Thanks for stopping by!


My First Shopping Haul: Gap Kids #Frugal #Sale



Yes, you read right. I’m finally on YouTube!! YAY! I know. As the saying goes, better late than never. I’m super excited to embark on this journey. I hope you guys stick along for the ride.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Still Life Project 52 ( week 28 of 52)


Here's my submission for project 52. My current obsession is with silver items. Hopefully soon I will have a blog post on "How to Clean Tarnish Silver". I have several items that I've found at my local thrift store that just need a good scrubbing. Anywho, I purchased the tray from homegoods, the silver bowl from the Thrift Store and the mini vase from Habitat Restore, the red item is a oil diffuser. 

(Of course you can find me at Lipgloss & Binky  #Project52)


Monday, July 20, 2015

Cheesy Spinach Quiche


Who doesn't love a fresh out of the oven cheesy quiche? Our course this is my second time making this recipe this summer. It's so yummy that I had to share!!


Ingredients:

  • 1 Frozen pie crust shell ( or homemade)
  • 1 (10 oz) box frozen spinach ( or fresh spinach) 
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (or chopped roasted) ( add more if desired)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup of Red onions ( more of less optional)
  • 1/4 cup of peppers 
  • 1 cup of your favorite shredded cheese 
  • 1/3 cup of fresh Parmesan cheese
  • salt & pepper, to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Bake the pie crust until lightly golden brown. Thaw and drain spinach.
( I did not cook my veggies this time around. However, this is optional- Place chopped onions and peppers in a skillet coated with 1 teaspoon olive oil or nonstick spray, add the garlic, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Turn the heat on to medium-high and sauté the onions until they release all of their moisture and no more water remains on the bottom of the skillet, about 6-7 minutes.
whisk together the eggs, milk, and parmesan cheese until combined. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Set aside.
Blot and squeeze the rest of the water out of the thawed spinach. After 8 minutes, remove the pie crust from the oven and spread spinach on top. Add the cooked onions, peppers, and shredded cheeses. Pour the egg mixture on top. If desired, sprinkle the top lightly with more parmesan cheese and/or salt and pepper.
Bake the quiche until it is golden brown on top and the center is no longer jiggly. Depending on your oven, this will take anywhere between 45 minutes - 1 hour. Mine took 40 minutes. (Use a pie shield to prevent the pie crust from over browning, if desired.) 
Allow to cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serving. 
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

My DIY Grownup Mason Jar Peggy Bank

A couple of weeks ago I read this article on Saving your coins to increase your savings habit. The article stated that if you used the changed from your purchases to save instead of using it as "spare change" you could learn to create a savings habit.

example: 

Spend $1.12 at the Dollar Tree and I only had $2.00 on you. You would save the remainder of the change, instead of using it the next day on another purchase. (I can't remember if the article stated after every purchase to save the change. )

My Way: 
What I'm going to do is at the end of each day, I'm going to put my leftover change in my super cute mason jar. (read a similar article in the February issue of Ebony Magazine. )


How Did I Create the mason jar?

If you follow me on SnapChat (SimplyTasheena) I spilled the deets.

1. I used a old mason jar I purchased from a Garage Sale
2. The pink ribbon is from the handles of a old Victoria Secret Bag
3. The glitter tape was $1.00 at the dollar spot at Target.

This jar is far from perfect but it gets the job done! 

Do you have any savings tips?