Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Cookie Dough Stuffed Cupcakes [Recipe]

Happy Tuesday! 

Today we are talking cupcakes. They may not be good for your bikini bod but, they are delicious. This combo is one of my favorites to make because they are just so dang yummy and J loves them! These are super easy to make and require minimal skill! 

Cookie Dough Stuffed Cupcakes

What You Will Need
-Vanilla Boxed Cake Mix
-1/4 cup Milk
-3 Eggs
-1/3 cup Butter
-Cookie Dough

What You Will Do 
1. pre heat oven to 350*
2. empty the cake mix into a mixing bowl
3. add the wet ingredients and mix well until there are no more lumps
4. with a teaspoon, add two spoonfuls of batter to each cupcake tin
5. break apart the cookie dough and drop a quarter sized ball in each tin
6. fill the tins the rest of the way (3/4 full)
7. bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes

top with vanilla or chocolate icing and enjoy! 


Friday, May 27, 2016

Peaks+Valleys [5.27]

Happy Last Friday of May Loves! 
How insane?? We are already almost 6 months into this year! Well, I can not contain my excitement any longer and, if you follow me on snapchat (ssarahhhh14), you will already know the #1 peak of the week (such a poet!) so, with out anymore stalling, lets get into the post! 

∆ WE BOUGHT A HOUSE! eek! yes! If you follow me on any form of social media, you already know this but, we are real adults now! 

∆ As you are reading this, my best friend and I are on the road, road tripping to MA! John is flying up on Tuesday and will be there for a week and I will be there for two! His little brother is graduating high school next weekend. So, if you follow me on snapchat, I so apologize for the amount of snaps you will get from me! 

∆ the Billboard Music Awards...I was very underwhelmed. I had thought about doing a BBMA recap post but I realized that other than JBeibs performance, I had nothing positive to say. I though Brittney was a joke..she wasn't actually singing, she looked like a drowned rat and I just think she is completely talentless. I wasn't impressed with Madonna's Prince Tribute and I was so sad Justin Timberlake didn't perform his new song! 

∆ Bachelorette Talk: JoJo kept Daniel on for another week-like what?! He should've been first to go! 

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Beauty Bakerie: Brand Review+Full Face Look

the items mentioned were sent to me in consideration for a review. this is not a sponsored post. 

Happy Thursday loves! 
Only one more sleep until Friday and believe me, I could not be any more excited. This week has been insane between the BIG NEWS that you will find out later on today via snapchat (ssarahhhh14), trying to pack for our move, and trying to pack for our two week trip to MA. Anyways, I am taking a quick break from the craziness to share with you a makeup brand that I have totally fallen in love with: Beauty Bakerie

I first found out about the Beauty Bakerie brand from the social media phenom, Sara Hopkins aka. SayHop. She had posted a get ready with me snapchat story and raved on about the Lip Whips from Beauty Bakerie and how they are long lasting and smudge-proof. I got interested so I looked into the brand for myself. They offer cruelty free liquid matte lipsticks: LipWhips, eyebrow gel: Brownies, cream eye shadows: Eyescream, and gel eyeliner: Gelato. -How can you not love such an adorable bakery themed brand?!

Anyways, I was sent two of the LipWhips and a LipWhip Remover, one Brownie, one Eyescream, and one Gelato and I am here to share my thoughts with you! 

Lip Whips $20: Beauty Bakerie offers 18 different colors of Lip Whips. They are an ultra matte liquid lipstick and no joke, they are 100% smudge proof and last over 12 hours. I applied mine early in the morning while I was getting ready and it was still 100% perfect by 8pm. I made sure to not baby my lips so I drank and ate normally, kissed my hubby, and smacked my lips together a ton of times. Although they are matte, they do not feel drying and are very forgiving to any lip flaws you may have. They are also ultra pigmented and totally worth the $20 investment. 

left: Versailles. right: Cranberry

Lip Whip Remover $14: Seeing as the Lip Whips are so long lasting, you will need a bit of help to get them off. Beauty Bakerie makes their own remover. These are oil based pads that take off your lip color in one swipe! 

Eyescream $16 holy love. The eyescream is a cream based eye shadow that is also long wearing and smudge proof. The color I was sent is called Teddy Graham. It is a bronze-y silver shade and highly pigmented. I have frequently been pairing this with some of my favorite purple shades to create an ultra fun look. 

Versailles, Cranberry, Teddy Graham

Brownie $16: this highly pigmented, long wearing brow gel has become my new best friend. I was a ABH fan prior but the formula of this gel is so smooth and easy to use. My brows stay on fleek-do people still say that? all day! 

Gelato $16: if you know me, you will know that there is nothing I love more than a good quality gel liner. I used to be obsessed with the one from Smashbox but they stopped making them-whomp whomp. So, I was thrilled to be able to try the Beauty Bakerie Gelato. I was sent the shade Black Milk. It is just your average simple black that is essential and perfect for everyday wear. The formula is so smooth and easy to apply. I am a repeat purchaser! 

Full Face ft. Beauty Bakerie

Primer: Ulta Matte Balm and Urban Decay B12 Mist
Foundation: Maybelline Dream Touch Liquid Foundation in Coconut mixed with Honey Beige
Contour: Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Blush: Naked Flushed Palette in Dark
Highlight: Naked Flushed Palette in Dark

Beauty Bakerie BROWnie in Brown

Shadow: Beauty Bakerie EYEscream in Teddy Graham and the Morphe 35P palette
Top Liner: Beauty Bakerie GELato in Black Milk
Bottom Liner: Ulta Automatic Liner in Black
Mascara: L'Oreal Voluminous in Black

Lipstick: Beauty Bakerie Versailles 

Make sure to go check out Beauty Bakerie! 
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

From Runge to Ricker: The Ceremony {Pt. 22}

Happy Wedding Wednesday babes! 

Can I just tell you, when going through our pictures to pick these ones out, I was getting chills. Like I was reliving the whole moment! I really did try to narrow the pictures down but it was just so hard! I am pretty confident that the pictures will do all the talking here so aside from my few little comments, enjoy!

The Set Up

 sign from here

The Procession
 Our very sweet Officiant, Lauren

 Grandad and Janet

 Grammie Joyce and Bob

Grandparents: Tom and Mary 

 Our ring bearer took his job very seriously! 

 this picture though..all the heart eyes

The " I Do's"

The Beginning

John was so relaxed throughout the whole planning process. The only requests he had were: no "country chic" theme and a short ceremony. I agreed-honestly, nothing is worse than sitting at a ceremony for hours. We kept our short and sweet: 35 minutes from the start of the procession to the end.

I think the hardest part of the whole wedding planning process was figuring out the procession. There is no real "right" or "wrong" way to do it. I spent hours online searching the "right way" and got nothing. So, we did ours:
grandparents (x3)
John and his parents
my momma and the boys
the groomsman
the best man
the bridesmaids
ring bearer
flower girl and maid of honor
myself and my dad

How did you do your procession?

Make sure to check out all of my other From Runge to Ricker series here: 
Pt. 17: The Rehearsal

Our Vendors:
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Boys Tuxes: Mens Warehouse
Hair and Make Up: A Victorian Bride
Photographer: Imely Photography