Sad News

Hello my lovely readers!! So i have not posted anything recently on this blog, so i have decided to delete this blog. I will be sad to let this blog go because it was my first blog, but you can still find me at my other blog Life through a Camera.

~Erica (Brunette) ❤

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Apricot, White Chocolate, and Pecan Scones

Hey everyone! Sorry I have not blog in a long time. Well today I am blogging about this amazingly tasty recipe of apricot, pecan, and white chocolate scones. I got this recipe from a very dear friend. The scones and so yummy and are perfect for an afternoon tea or anytime really! I hope you enjoy!
~Brunette ❤

Apricot, White Chocolate, and Pecan Scones

2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, chilled
1/2 cup cream (or half and half or milk)
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
6 ounces white chocolate, chopped into large chunks (approx 1/2 in)
1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
1 cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 375.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in cold butter with a pastry cutter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs (I just put everything in the food processor and pulse a few times).

In a separate small bow, combine cream, egg, and vanilla. Add the cream mixture to the flour mixture and mix until barely combined. Add in the white chocolate, pecans, and apricots until it barely holds together. Dough may be sticky.

Turn the dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment or a baking mat. Pat dough into a thick circle- about 9 in around. Cut into 8 wedges. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown.

Liebster Award Nomination

Karmyxx’s Style has nominated me for a Liebster Award. She blogs about beauty and fashion. You should definitely go check her out!
These are the instructions:
1.The Liebster award is given by bloggers to other bloggers with less than 200 followers.
2.You must share 11 random facts about yourself.
3.Nominees must link back to the blog who nominated them.
4.You must answer the 10 Liebster questions given to you by the nominating blogger.
5.Choose 10 new bloggers you would love to nominate for this award and link them in this post.
6.Create 10 new Liebster questions for your nominees to answer.
7.You must go to the blogs of your nominees to notify them.

My random facts:
1. I love Musicals!
2. I pretty much break out into song all the time, wherever I am
3. I look a lot older than I am
4. I love writing
5. I consider eating chocolate as a hobby
6. I am a clean freak
7. I love funky socks
8. My dream is to be on Broadway
9. Chocolate is one of my weaknesses
10. Some people would call a geek
11. I express myself through, song, pictures, and cooking

Karmyxx’s Style’s questions:

1. Who is your favorite beauty guru?
Um……I don’t know
2. What is your favorite high-end beauty product and drugstore beauty product?
My high-end is Sephora’s liquid eyeliner, and my drugstore is my dollar store eye shadow.
3. Which country do you want to go visit?
England, France, and Italy
4. Which celebrity would you like to be for one day?
Samantha barks
5. What has inspired you to start blogging?
I have always wanted to, and I really like to write and fashion inspires me
6. What is your everyday signature makeup?
Mascara, eyeliner, blush, and a little lipstick
7. What is your favorite foundation?
I have only tried one and I really like it, it is Wet and Wild’s cream foundation
8. What are your favorite top 3 clothing stores?
H&M, Forever 21, and
9. What advice would you give to new beauty and fashion bloggers?
incorporate what you like into your posts.
10. Which eye shadow palette is your favorite?
Wet and Wild walking on eggshells

My questions:
1. If you had one day to live what would you do?
2. What song best describes your mood today?
3. What is your favorite look for a normal day?
4. What is one place you want to go to?
5. If you could be a character in a movie, or a book, who would it be?
6.Do you have any hidden talents, is so what?
7.If you had three wishes what would they be?
8. If you could hang out with one celebrity for a day, who would it be?
9.Your favorite book, and movie?

Here are my nominations:
sophiebowns
Sarah’s Real Life
Sequins and Sweets
Divergent Faction
fashion, food and flirts
Stephanie Wright
Feet from Shore
The Little Scottish Corner
The Girl in the Little Black Dress
kavichick2000
Chow!Brunette

Usual Makeup Routine

Usual Makeup Routine

My usual makeup routine is simple and if I have enough I will play around with different colors. First I use a daily face lotion. It is made with all natural things and mainly coconut. It always has sunscreen in it and is great for all different face types. After that I apply foundation to only some areas of my face, my forehead, chin, nose, and sometime under my eyes. I use ELF eye brightening eye shadow. I use a gold/ brown eye shadow with a little bit of gray. Next I do eyeliner. I do mascara last because I tend to smear my mascara when applying eye shadow so I have learned to do mascara last :). The brand I have is Wet and Wild, it works fine but sometimes it will clump badly. I like cover girl better, but when ever I need new mascara it is not in my budget :(. Next I use Wet and Wild blush. I use Mellow Wine because I am pretty pale so I don’t want bright blush. I finish everything with a powder that keeps my makeup from smearing. During the summer I use it ever day because my foundation my melt so using the powder it keeps my foundation in place. It also makes you skin look flawless. The foundation, mascara, and blush are all from a drug store, the eye shadow and eye liner are from the dollar store ( the dollar store actually has great make up there, and it is only a dollar, so if you have a budget it is a great place to shop ;), The lotion is from Earth Fare, it is kinda of expensive so I only buy it when it is on sale, I don’t know where the powder is from, it is my mom’s and she has had for a while. I hope you enjoy this!

Allony-s, Brunette!

Sunshine Blogger Award

I really want to thanks Julie from, For Vanity’s sake for nominating this me :)!

                                            Rules:
1. Share 11 facts about yourself.
2. Answer the 11 questions that were asked by the blogger who nominated you.
3. Include 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
4. Notify your nominees about this post.

                                       11 Facts

1.  My name is Erica

2.  I love to cook

3. I am the middle child

4. I believe in kindred spirits  

5. I LOVE Sherlock and Doctor Who

6. I live in North Carolina

7. I am really tall

8. I am homeschooled

9. I love English

10. I do theater

11. I love chocolate 😉

                                          Julie’s Questions

 1.How are you feeling today?

Great!

2.What’s one thing on your New Year’s Resolution?

Watch less tv shows

3.What do you hear right now?

talking and cats meowing

4.What was your favorite 2013 moment?

Getting my three kittens

5. What is your zodiac sign?

Um…. I don’t know

6.What beauty product can’t you live without?

Mascara!

7.Would you rather go out without doing your hair(you can’t put it up in a pony either) or your face?

My face

8.Who do you look up to?

God

9.Favorite music genre?

Indie

10.Do you have any pets?

Three kittens

11.Where do you really want to be right now?

Either England or Paris 🙂

                                    I nominate:                               

Flux and Flow

Vintage Reflection 

Tulle and Trinkets 

sophiebowns

Divergent Faction

She

                                       My questions

1. Your favorite Movie

2. Your favorite Disney princess

3. One place where you really want to go to

4.  Spring or Fall

5. Favorite moment in 2013

6. One thing you can’t live without

7. Favorite comfort food

8. Your favorite post so far 

9. What do you see right now

10. What made you start your blog

11. Your favorite thing to blog about