4th of July: Food & Ootd

I know the meaning of Independence Day, and I’m always grateful for those who have sacrificed their lives and given their service to this country. I’m sharing a photo of my grandfather in his navy suit to add my own personal touch❤️

I don’t eat red meat, so a better (and healthier) option to burgers and hot dogs is to make it a turkey version! I love the Jennie-O turkey hotdogs or their ground turkey if you want to make your own patties. They’re easy to grill, so I’m sure you’ll like them!

Every party needs sweets, so you can always make cupcakes or rice crispies with red and blue sprinkles! Simple pops of color in treats add a nice festive touch. Instead of making a mess try buying disposable cups, plates, and napkins that match the theme or just get red or blue.

Now for clothing, I made sure to pick items from stores you can go to over the weekend so it’s easier. I have the camo shirt and I love it- it’s so soft! My other favorite items are both of the rompers and you can wear them after the 4th.


1. Red top // 2. White shorts // 3. Blue ruffle dress // 4. Blue romper // 5. Red and white romper // 6. Camo shirt // 6. America shirt

Thanks for reading! I hope everyone has a great and safe 4th of July! Thank you to everyone who’s served❤️


Xo, Natasha.

 

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5 Beauty Dupes

Hi, everyone! I’ve been seeing a lot of people get the UD Heat pallet, and I found one that’s identical- that’s where I got the inspiration for this post! Thank the Lord for Ulta and the drugstore am I right?! I’ve listed everything below and both of the prices.


1. UD Heat pallet $54// Nyx dupe $18

2. Kylie Rosie lipkit $27 // Colour Pop lip trio $12

3. Glamglow Hydrating mask $69// Origins thirst mask $26

4. Laura mercier powder $38 // ELF powder $6

5. TooFaced mascara $23// Voluminous mascara $10

I hope this helps y’all save some money! If you have any dupe recommendations leave a comment below!

Xo, Natasha.
 

Skincare routine with Ginamarie

I recently teamed up with Ginamarie products to test their skincare and makeup products to share with y’all! I’ve been using their skincare products for over a week now and my skin has been so soft and healthy. I suffer with dry and sensitive skin, so trying new skin products usually scares me (unless my sister gives me the ok) because she is an esthetician. However, these Ginamarie products are so gentle and simple! I love it all. One of my favorite products is the Herbal E Oil, which oils can be bad or good due to them clogging up pores but this one is so good.

If you’re a mask person then you’ll love the Marine Mint Mask. If you go here and search for the ‘Mini Skincare Kit’ you’ll get a nice sample of everything before you fully commit to the full-size products! You can read all of my tips and tricks about their products here as well. Just click on ‘Natasha’s Beauty Tips & Tricks’ on the page to read!

I hope y’all enjoy this review of Ginamarie! I post for them every month so always go back to that link.

Xo, Natasha.

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Easy Chicken Enchiladas 

Hey y’all! I know it’s been awhile since I’ve done a food post so I decided to share this easy dinner recipe! In no way is this an authentic Enchilada recipe, but it’s yummy and easy! 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 lbs chicken tenders
  • Shredded cheese of your liking 
  • Corn tortillas 
  • Green or red salsa 1 cup

First, I made sure to get any fat off the chicken. In a large pan pour half a cup of the salsa and add the chicken. Let the chicken cook in the pan with the salsa on both sides for 5 minutes on medium heat with the lid on. Once all the chicken is done cooking, shred it in a large bowl. When you’re done shredding, place a medium amount of chicken into tortillas then roll up and place into a medium deep baking dish. Repeat until the dish is filled. Then pour the desired amount of your salsa over the tortillas and then cover with cheese. Lastly, place in oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes until cheese is melted. Then enjoy! 


Pair this with some rice and beans and you’re set! The only time-consuming part is the shredding, the rest is easy. I hope y’all enjoy this and have a great weekend!

Xo, Natasha. 

Get to know me | 15 interesting facts about me 

Hey y’all! I wanted to do a 15 facts about me post so that y’all could get to know more about me and what I like! I already did an about me post, but I didn’t go into much detail. I hope y’all love this longer version!

1. When I first started driving I couldn’t wear shoes or jewelry, i felt like it distracted me!

2. I love art and science! If I could replace math with those 2 I’d be perfect in school. I’ve drawn and painted since I was a kid.

3. I suffer with ADD, but not as much as I use to. I’ve cut out a lot of sugar in my diet and it helped a ton.

4. I’d rather walk barefoot but since that’s socially unacceptable I always prefer sandals haha! But I do walk barefoot in my yard/house.

5. I hate having unpainted nails! I feel like they were made to have color on them haha. I also hate painting them myself because I’m a mess at it.

6. I’ve had this pillow case that’s a specific color and fabric since I was a child! When I need a new one I have to hunt that exact color and fabric down. I also hate when people lay on it haha! I know that sounds crazy.

7. I hate cleaning. If I clean I like to have a YouTube or song in the background or someone has to help cuz I get distracted or bored with it. If I ever clean on my own it’s cuz I have a huge burst of energy.

8. I have to sleep with a fan on and wear shorts to bed. No matter how cold it is!

9. When I go on down on escalators I have to go second if I’m with someone because I feel like I’ll fall down and when I’m going up I have to go first so I don’t feel like I’ll fall backwards.

10. I’m allergic to red apples. Specifically red (I know that’s weird) or any type of all natural juice. If I think about a juice cleanse- Can’t ever try it. My throat gets itchy and I start coughing or closes up until I take a Benadryl.

11. I hate taking pictures of myself (I know, who would think a blogger would hate pictures) but I’m never one to say “let’s take a selfie” or anything like that. But I do it for fun for the blog #doitfortheblog

12. I love listening to violin covers of songs.

13. I have never lived without a cat or dog.

14. I hate vanilla scented things, they make me nauseous.

15. I use to want to be a fashion designer. (I had a sketch book filled with drawings forever)

I hope y’all enjoyed these random facts about me! Make sure you’re following my YouTube channel Here for videos that are coming soon!

Xo, Natasha.

Peppermint Bark

I haven’t done a recipe post in forever! So let me just say Williams Sonoma is selling peppermint bark for $28 a tin…. I don’t know about y’all, but this girl isn’t dropping that much on chocolate. So I made my own! This recipe will cost you UNDER $10! 

What you’ll need:

  • 1 package of white chocolate
  • 1 package of milk chocolate
  • 2 big candy cane sticks (I got mine from the $1 store)

-The chocolate packages I used are in the pictures below, I found them at Walmart.


  • Place large candy cane sticks into plastic bag and crush up into medium small pieces
  • Break apart the cubes and melt with 1/2 tsp of oil/butter in large bowl for about 3 minutes, but keep an eye on it every minute in case your microwave heats up faster or slower.
  • Once melted pour onto baking pan lined with wax paper and spread evenly, let the first layer of chocolate cool for 10-15 minutes before pouring the second layer
  • Repeat steps for white chocolate then spread crunched candy cane pieces evenly over melted white chocolate while it’s still warm. Then place into the fridge for 20-30 minutes until cool/solid.

Enjoy!! I took some to my coworkers and I had someone that doesn’t like peppermint Love this! It’s perfect to bring to bible studies and family or friend gatherings. 
          Xo, Natasha

Crockpot Cooking: Chicken Chili

  • 2 cups of corn
  • 1 can of black beans, drain juice
  • 1 can of pinto beans, drain juice
  • 1 jalepeno shopped (leave seeds in or out depending on what you want)
  • 1 stick of celery chopped
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/4 chopped red onion
  • 14oz of peeled tomatoes (blended a bit, because they might be in chunk form)
  • 3 lbs of chicken (tenders or breasts)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1-2 tsp chili powder to your liking
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Once you’ve chopped up everything, add all the spices and veggies together. I like to place the chicken on the bottom of the crockpot, because all of the juices will soak into it making the chicken taste better! Then you put your Crockpot on low until chicken is ready. I usually leave everything cooking for about 3-4 hours just to have the flavors mix together, once done shred chicken.I love making this for my family because they’re all meat lovers so this is a healthier option than beef.

Pair with some jalepeno corn bread and some fresh avacado topings then enjoy!
Xoxo,