Homemade Blackberry Pie

I love pie.. I think that it is a dessert that can be eaten any time no matter the occasion. Last year I visited Mt. Rainier in Washington with my family and on our way home we stopped at this little mom & pop restaurant cafe and I had the most amazing pie I have ever had. Ever since then I have been craving blackberry pie. For the past few month I have been trying and tweeking pie recipes, and I finally came up with my own version of blackberry pie with a twist.

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 I have never been  a fan off making my own pie crust I find it so tedious and not very fun lol. So I bought a pie crust, but I am sure this pie would taste even better, if I didn’t decide to be lazy, if I made the crust from scratch.

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The twist to this recipe is that instead of only using blackberries I added a few raspberries to the mixture to just add some depth of berry flavor to the pie. I found when I only used blackberries I didn’t like pie as much..Just my own personal preference, but you can leave out the raspberries and just use blackberries alone.

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Cut out and a piece and serve with some vanilla bean ice cream and enjoy!!

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Filling:

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 5 cups of blackberries
  • 1 cup of raspberries
  • 2 tsp of butter cut into pieces

Directions:

  1. In large bowl, mix sugar, flour, and stir in blackberries and raspberries until everything is coated.
  2. Spoon into pastry-lined pie plate.
  3. Place your cut butter pieces on top of the blackberry mixture.
  4. Cover with top pastry that has slits cut in it; and seal the edges with a fork. (you can make the crust cover into any design you like I did a criss cross weave top for some extra cuteness!)
  5. Cover the crust edge with 2- to 3-inch strip of foil to prevent excessive browning on the edges.
  6. Bake 45-55 minutes or until crust is golden brown and juice begins to bubble through slits in crust, removing foil for last 15 minutes of baking.
  7. Cool on cooling rack at least 1 hour to allow filling to thicken.
  8. Cut into slices, serve and enjoy with some yummy ice cream!!

Day of the Dead tutorial

Products Used
White Cream Face Paint: http://www.walmart.com/ip/White-Cream…
Cover FX Water based foundation
Elf black liquid liner: http://www.target.com/p/e-l-f-expert-…
Marc Jacobs gel liner
Color prevails black liner: at Walgreens
Nyx jumbo eye pencil in milk: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/produ…
Elf bronzer: limited edition
Urban Decay Mattifying powder: http://www.sephora.com/de-slick-matti…
Colourpop cosmetics Roulette eyeshadow: https://colourpop.com/product/roulette/
The Body Shop Tea Tree pore minimizer: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/produ…
Nyx prismatic eye shadow: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/produ…
Kat Von D shade and light eye: http://www.sephora.com/shade-light-ey…
Eyelure lashes: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/produ…

p.s. The views expressed on this site are the author’s own and are provided for informational purposes only. The author makes no warranties about the suitability of any product or treatment referenced or reviewed here for any person other than herself and any reliance placed on these reviews or references by you is done so solely at your own risk. Nothing on this site shall be construed as providing dermatological, medical or other such advice and you are always advised to seek the advice of a suitable professional should you have any such concerns.

Two Face muscle tutorial!

Products mentioned:
Mehron Face paint: http://www.amazon.com/Paint-Palette-C…
White walmart face paint
Melt Cosmetics unseen stack (Black:Dark Matter, Maroon: Enigma): http://www.meltcosmetics.com/products…
Nyx red eyeshadow in bad seed
Nyx Milk jumbo pencil and Nyx Rust Jumbo Pencil: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/produ…
Make Up Forever HD primer
Make Up Forever HD foundation: http://www.sephora.com/ultra-hd-invis…
Nyx Lip pencil dark red: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/produ…
Revlon Ultra HD matte lip color: Target
Makeup Forever ink liner: http://www.sephora.com/ink-liner-P391…
Buxom Mascara: http://www.sephora.com/buxom-lash-mas…
Nars Gienah: http://www.sephora.com/contour-blush-…
Mally Saddle Shimmer stick: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/produ…
Mac Soft brown eyeshadow
Clinique Cheek pop blush in cola pop: http://www.sephora.com/cheek-pop-P384…
Becca shimmering skin protector champaign pop: http://www.sephora.com/becca-x-jaclyn…
Eylure Dramatic lashes: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/produ…

p.s. The views expressed on this site are the author’s own and are provided for informational purposes only. The author makes no warranties about the suitability of any product or treatment referenced or reviewed here for any person other than herself and any reliance placed on these reviews or references by you is done so solely at your own risk. Nothing on this site shall be construed as providing dermatological, medical or other such advice and you are always advised to seek the advice of a suitable professional should you have any such concerns.

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Products Mentioned:
Make Up Forever HD primer
Body Shop Tea tree pore minimizer: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/produ…
Nars Sheer Glow: http://www.sephora.com/sheer-glow-fou…
Too Faced Sugar pop palette (black berry & sugared violet): http://www.sephora.com/sugar-pop-eye-…
Makeup Forever Artist Palette (ME-700): http://www.sephora.com/electric-artis…
Givenchy black kohl liner: http://www.sephora.com/magic-khol-eye…
Nyx white waterproof liner: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/produ…
Rimmel silver waterproof kohl liner: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/produ…
Rimmel eyebrow pencil: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/produ…
Urban Decay 24/7 oil slick black liner: http://www.sephora.com/24-7-glide-on-…
Nyx liquid liner in extreme coffee: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/produ…
Marc Jacobs gel liner
Elf liquid liner: target.com
Anastasia Beverly Hills tinted brow gel: http://www.sephora.com/tinted-brow-ge…
Tarte Amazonian clay mascara: http://www.sephora.com/gifted-amazoni…
Nars Gienah: http://www.sephora.com/contour-blush-…
Eylure Dramatic lashes: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/produ…

p.s. The views expressed on this site are the author’s own and are provided for informational purposes only. The author makes no warranties about the suitability of any product or treatment referenced or reviewed here for any person other than herself and any reliance placed on these reviews or references by you is done so solely at your own risk. Nothing on this site shall be construed as providing dermatological, medical or other such advice and you are always advised to seek the advice of a suitable professional should you have any such concerns.

Fall glitter glam tutorial

Products mentioned:

Anastasia Beverly Hills shadows orange soda and dusty rose: http://www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com/…
Makeup Forever volume 2 artistic ME-512 & ME930: http://www.sephora.com/electric-artis…
Marc Jacobs gel liner crayon
Buxom Mascara: http://www.sephora.com/buxom-lash-mas…
Ardell Demi lashes
Sephora sweetheart pink glitter: sold out
Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel: http://www.sephora.com/tinted-brow-ge…
Benefit Pore fessional: http://www.sephora.com/the-porefessio…
Touch éclat blur primer: http://www.sephora.com/touche-eclat-b…
loreal infallible pro-matte:
urban decay naked skin concealer: http://www.sephora.com/naked-skin-wei…
Guerlain Terracotta bronzer: http://www.sephora.com/terracotta-bro…
Too Face chocolate soleil: http://www.sephora.com/chocolate-sole…
Clinique cola pop bush: http://www.sephora.com/cheek-pop-P384…
Hourglass ambient light powder: http://www.sephora.com/ambient-lighti…
Becca champaign pop: http://www.sephora.com/shimmering-ski…
Revlon Black cherry lipstick: at ulta
Butter London lipstick Ruby Murray: at ulta

The views expressed on this site are the author’s own and are provided for informational purposes only. The author makes no warranties about the suitability of any product or treatment referenced or reviewed here for any person other than herself and any reliance placed on these reviews or references by you is done so solely at your own risk. Nothing on this site shall be construed as providing dermatological, medical or other such advice and you are always advised to seek the advice of a suitable professional should you have any such concerns.

DIY fall pumpkin decoration

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Cute table top DIY with wine corks

p.s. you can buy wine corks at Michael’s arts and crafts if you don’t have any corks 🙂

What you need:

  • 34 corks or 33 corks and 1 champaign cork
  • orange arylic paint
  • green craft paper
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun/hot glue sticks
  • paper plate
  • newspaper

Directions:

  1. Lay out your newspaper so you don’t make too much of a mess
  2. On your paper plate pour out some orange paint, dip one end of your cork into the the paint (if you think your cork has too much paint on it you can dab it on the plate a couple of times to wipe away the excess)
  3. Repeat till all of your corks are painted, and lay your corks out on your newspaper till they are dry.
  4. While your corks dry cut out some leave shapes from your green craft paper.
  5. Once your corks are all dry, you can start assembling your pumpkin with your hot glue. Start out with a row of 5 corks, then a row of 6, followed by a row of 7, row of 6, row of 5, finishing with a row of 4.
  6. Then I took my leave and glued one end of each leaf to the top of my pumpkin shape.
  7. Finally I took my last cork and glued it to the center of the top row.

And Voila a super cute and easy decoration to add to any home to make it more festive!!

xoxo I hope you have fun creating this!!

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yummy diy homemade popcorn!

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mmm popcorn! My love for it developed at the movies (which is probably the case for most people). I used to buy bags of microwavable popcorn at the store, and over time as I change my eating habits I realized that microwavable popcorn isn’t very healthy. So I figured a good alternative for me to have my cake and eat it too is to make my own! It’s twice as yummy and so easy to make, and you get to season it however you want.

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Ingredients:
½ cup popcorn – Orville Redenbacher Original is our favorite
2 Tablespoons oil – vegetable, coconut, canola your choice (I used coconut oil)
2 Tablespoons butter – optional
seasonings – salt, garlic (whatever you like thats the fun part!)

Directions:

  1. In a large/deep pot plop your oil into your pot. If you use coconut oil you want to make sure you have enough oil  so that it melts and covers the entire bottom of the pot. (leave your pot lit to the side)
  2. Add enough popcorn kernels to cover the entire bottom of the pot, and so that the kernels are covered in the oil.
  3. Place the lid on the pot (it’s to prevent the popcorn from flying all over the place, and they can shoot pretty far) and wait for the kernels to start popping, about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Once they start popping a lot, give the pot a good shake or two to make sure nothing burns and your letting the unpopped kernels sink to the bottom.
  5. When the popping slows down to a few seconds between each pop you hear, turn off your heat and let it sit on the stove or about a minute.
  6. Remove your cover and pour your toppings (butter (melted), sea salt, garlic)
  7. Pour into a large bowl and enjoy!!

p.s. This is really good alternative to bagged or store bought popcorn because the ingredients you use are less processed and nutritionally just better for you!!