Face mask

Patrick’s sister, Sarah, has been using this and I asked her for the recipe. I used it last night and today, it works great! Smooth, soft skin. Like, instantly. It also relieved redness. So here it is:

Facial mask

2 tbps honey

1 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp cinnamon

Blend together in a small bowl. Spread on face, avoiding eyes. Let it sit for about 30 mins, rinse off with warm water.

Be warned: It drips (it makes your face itchy while it drips, but don’t touch it!), so I suggest wearing a shirt you don’t mind it getting dripped on. Feel free to wipe the drips with your finger and lick it. It tastes good!

Store in fridge. You can use daily, every other day, or whenever you like. It won’t harm your skin.


Ten of my favorite things <3

I decided to post this time about a few of my favorite things so y’all get to know me a little better 🙂

10. Coffee. 3 spoons of sugar and about a 1/4 of the way filled with milk. But never in the morning! For some reason, I want it most at about 5 pm.

9. Puppies! I am DYING to get a Golden Cocker Retriever! They are bred so that the dog will look like a puppy when it’s full grown!

8. Kittens!

7. Nail polish. I paint my nails every other day. I love getting new colors!

6. Cozy sweaters. I have a few and I wear them ALL the time. Even in the summer.

5. My unicorn pillow pet named Princess that Patrick got me when we first started dating 🙂

4. Babies! How could you not love a sweet face like this? 🙂

3. My boots. Patrick bought me boots and I wear them ALL the time now (:

2. The flowers he bought me for our 10 month anniversary 🙂

1. My handsome fiance. I love him so much ❤ he is my world ❤

Note: Most of these pictures are not mine.

Wedding update! :)

Saturday we went to look at a wedding venue. I LOVE it!! It is Coker Creek Village. We would probably use the rec barn. A huge, beautiful barn that is everything I want! 🙂 We will probably be getting married there!! There is nothing more exciting than standing in a barn with the man you love, knowing that in just 16, almost 15, short months we will be standing there saying our vows. I cannot wait! 🙂

We have also been talking about food for the reception. As of now, we will be having barbecue. And when talking to the people at the venue they mentioned a bonfire! 🙂 I think it sounds like so much fun! 🙂

We are probably going to have a line dance at the wedding! However, none of s know how to yet! Haha so, please, if you know anyone that could teach us, please let me know!

Another thing we are thinking about is not having the men wear tuxes. Possibly jeans and a nice vest.

I have seen too many cute pictures of the bridesmaids wearing boots lately. I may have my bridesmaids wear cowboy boots for my wedding (: (they would be more comfortable in them anyway, haha)

So that is my wedding update! 🙂 just thought I would share these exciting things! 🙂

P.S. Please pray for my daddy, his back has been giving him trouble lately.

Racerback tanktop tutorial! (NO SEW!)

So I have seen a bunch of these before, and I LOVE them! However, some require sewing, and, well, I can hem a pair of jeans (which I tend to have to do a lot since I’m only 5’1″) and I can sew a button on.

This one requires NO sewing! That makes one happy Holley 🙂

Here’s how to do it:

Racerback Tanktop


1 t shirt (use one about a size bigger than you actually wear because it ends ups loose, but tight up top if you have a big chest.)

Some ribbon



First, cut the neck, arms, and bottom like this:


You may want to trim the neck a bit more. I’ve made two of these and I always end up trimming it to be a little lower neckline.

Next cut a strip of ribbon and tie the back two straps together.


That’s it! You’re done! 🙂 This one went to my sister. Here’s her modeling it:


She just woke up and said she looked like a mess so she hid her face from the camera. Haha


You could always use fabric paint or sharpies to add something to the front if it’s a solid color like this one.

(Sorry for the sideways pictures, I didn’t know how to rotate them on this laptop.)

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Color Coated Keys

Okay, so you know that moment when you come across something on Pinterest and have that moment of, “Oh my gosh, that is so simple! Why didn’t I think of that before?!”

I have those a lot.

Here is something that is so simple it will blow your mind.

Paint your keys with nail polish to know what key goes to what and it’s pretty cute. 😉

Here’s what mine look like:


(Having them color coated makes them much easier to tell Patrick which key to use when he needs to get into Mamaw’s house so he can get some sleep.)

Ta-da! Now I don’t feel so dumb anymore. I can share my dumbness with you. (:

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Olive Garden Copycat Salad Dressing

Have any of you ever eaten at Olive Garden? Well if you haven’t, you are crazy.

When you order your meal they don’t mention that you will get bread sticks and a salad before the meal. So by the time you get it, you are FULL.

They have the best salad of all time. And that’s saying something coming from a girl that HATES salad.

I found a recipe on Pinterest for their dressing and made it to use for dinner. It is so close to the real thing, all you need is some bread sticks.

So here is the recipe:


Olive Garden Salad Dressing

1 packet (0.7 oz) italian dressing mix (and ingredients called for on packet to mix it up)

1/2 tsp dried italian seasoning

1/2 tsp table salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp sugar

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tbsp mayo

1/4 c olive oil

2 tbsp white vinegar

1 1/2 tbsp water


Mix up the italian dressing as called for on the packet. (This will make a small amount.) Combine the rest of the ingredients starting with the dried italian seasoning in a small bowl. Blend well with a whisk. Store in a mason jar.

Shake well before each use. Stores for up to 4 weeks.


You’re welcome.