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Budweiser Video

I saw this video on Youtube and thought it would be nice to share with you. It raises awareness to the dangers of drinking and driving in a different way... That dog :)

My Take On Peanut Butter S'mores In a Jar

I decided to bake something for a friend of mine, his birthday will be soon so I thought it would be a nice gift. The original recipe can be found here and make sure to view all the mouthwatering recipes found on this blog. 

I went to the supermarket and bought baking pans. Apparently a lot of people use these type of pans because when I got to the supermarket only a few were left and, out of all of them, this was the one that worked the best for me.

I crushed some butter cookies (not graham crackers) into crumbs and added melted butter to form the crust. I wanted a thick crust so I used a lot of cookies. Next, I placed the crust in the oven for 10 minutes until it was golden brown. Since I didn’t find marshmallow creme, I added about two fingers height of small marshmallows and placed them in oven for 5 minutes until it melted together. 

While the marshmallows cooled down I prepared the brownie mixture following the instructions stated in the box. I added 2 tablespoons of peanut butter (honestly, I think it was a bit more) and 1 tablespoon of water (the mixture was thick so the water was necessary haha).

I placed the brownie mixture over the marshmallows and baked it. Don’t get scared (as I did haha) if you noticed that the marshmallows puff and some even get mixed with the brownie. 

For the final touches, I placed one layer of peanut butter and another layer of chocolate spread on top of the brownie.

The results: Although the marshmallows mixed with the brownie and it was hard to tell the there was a layer of marshmallow separate from the brownie layer, it tasted great! The marshmallows gave a special something to the brownie, not only taste-wise, but also consistency. 

Some Thoughts About a Video

Hi! Yesterday I stumbled upon this video and thought it would be a good idea to share it with you. I don’t agree completely with all of the arguments that are discussed here, but overall, I do agree with the main idea of this video, that is to accept who you are as a person, as a woman. Although it talks about how the media portrays the “ideal” woman, I think it can be applied to everyone. We all have the pressure to look and act a certain way, not just women, and this influences how we feel about ourselves. The purpose of sharing this video is to send the following message: embrace yourself, love the person you are, your body, your personality, and don’t ever let anyone make you feel the opposite. Personally, I enjoy makeup and clothes and these things make me feel comfortable with myself. At the end of the day, it’s all about what works for you, what makes you feel strong and confident. You may have heard this before, but remember that beauty comes from the inside :)

Blue Nails!

Yesterday I was bored at home so I decided to paint my nails! I wasn’t sure how this was going to turn out because I’ve never used a blue color before, but I like the results. I tend to paint my nails with neutral colors, light pink, or nude shades, but from time to time I like to be a bit daring haha and go for different colors, like this light blue nail polish. As for the base color, I usually choose a transparent nail polish. This time I applied a light pink, almost white, color as the base thinking that it would help set the blue color better. Then, I applied two coats of China Glaze’s Secret Peri-Winkle. Hope you like it!

Some thoughts: Appreciate your work and efforts!

Today I wanted to write about learning to appreciate yourself, your own accomplishments. To introduce this topic, I want to share with you my experience in university:

When I graduated school, I thought that university wasn’t going to be as big of a change as everyone I talked to said. …Little did I knew that I would struggle so much. Once I got to the second year of university I realized how different it was from high school. I was used to the teaching methods from my school, where they encourage us to think and analyze. Whereas now, I face classes (like anatomy) that required plenty of memorizing and little logic. It was a big impact in my life because as I tried to keep up with the class and as I tried to learn these new teaching methods, I started to get low grades. It hurt my pride and my self confidence. With time, I became trapped in a vicious cycle: the more I struggled, the lower the grades, the less self confidence. It got to the point where it affected other areas of my life and all I would do was blame my self; I became my worst enemy. Yet, as they say, time heals all. Little by little I fought back and got the hung of things. Still today I have a hard time but not as hard as it was before. The difference between now and before is my perspective of the situation. Although I still doubt myself and I’m still afraid of failing, I try to encourage myself, to push my limits and look for excellence. The key I think is that you have to learn to appreciate your own efforts, even if the rest of the class has better grades. Instead of focusing on others, it’s best to focus on yourself. This means that if you have overcome an obstacle, then you should acknowledge this and treat yourself to something you like. Try to feel better with yourself. Today I got exempt from a class, and, although I could have done better, it is a big step for me. I feel proud :) 

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