Making a gingerbread house *yummmmmm*

Hey dudes/dudettes! Last night my friends came over and we did our secret Santa gift exchange and we made gingerbread houses! Instead of gingerbread we used graham crackers because then we didn’t have to bake them and it’s just overall easier 😁 So my sister and I had two friends over and we decided to have a gingerbread house contest! We split up into teams of one friend/one sister, made some rules (you can’t use the internet to come up with ideas, no leaving the kitchen, no peeking at the other team etc.) and we gave ourselves around 3 hours. Yᴇs ᴛʜᴀᴛ ɪs ᴀɴ VERY ʟᴏɴɢ ᴛɪᴍe ʙᴜᴛ ᴡᴇ ɴᴇᴇᴅᴇᴅ ᴀ ʟᴏᴛ ᴏғ ᴛɪᴍᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴄʀᴇᴀᴛᴇ ᴏᴜʀ ᴍᴀsᴛᴇʀᴘɪᴇᴄᴇs sᴏ ɪᴛ’s ᴏᴋᴀʏ. Anywhoooo we set up our counter and whipped up some icing/edible glue to create our buildings with!

We had lots of candy and a good amount of it got used up! We kinda ate just as much as we put on our houses but it’s okay 😂

We used a random recipe for the glue/icing and it was cream of tarter, egg whites and powdered sugar. It was really nice glue and it really stuck/ is sticking everything together!

We went for the slanted roof look and it was an actual struggle but we did it by stuffing paper towels into the building to support the roof! Also we cut the graham crackers with some knives and that was hard but we managed 😀

This was my sister/friend’s teams creation! It’s actually really cool and super creative! My favorite things about it are the little tower thing on top, that’s supported by Charleston chews (idk what it’s called 😂) and I like the little Christmas tree they made in front! It’s cute and cozy and Christmas-y!

Here is mine and my friends!! Taaaa daaaa! I’m quite proud of ourselves, I feel like a proud parent 😂 my favorite part about it is probably the ocean with the little dudes surfing in their tubes (otherwise known as peach rings) and I also really like the roof and the door! We could have added more candy but we ran out of icing/glue and our feet were tired (ik, ik, we’re getting old welp) but overall I really like it!

We also decorated the back but we didn’t spend much time on it! I LOVE the m&ms on the roofline, they give a Christmas light look and it’s great!! Also both the houses tasted amazing 😂

So that is all for this post! Hope u enjoyed! I can not believe 2020 is in like 10 days and Christmas is in 4!!! I’m so excited!

Comment which building is ur favourite! Have you ever made a gingerbread/ graham cracker house? What’s ur favourite candy?

Xx, Jasmin 💕

Random Christmas tag *sips hot chocolate*

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Hey dudes! So recently I was tagged by the lovely Lilly ( go check out her blog, its pretty cool :)) to do this tag! Side note: I have been struggling with knowing what to post so when I seen Lilly had tagged me for this I was super excited! Okay, so on with the tag:

The Rules:

– Post the picture above at the beginning of your post or post some other random Christmas picture.
– Copy and paste the rules.
– Answer all the five questions.
– Tag at least five people.
– Thank the person who tagged you.
– Have fun and have a very Merry Christmas!

OKAYYYYYY: Onto the questions!

Question 1. What is your favorite B&W Christmas movie?

Ummm hmmm ok this is slightly embarrassing for me *covers face* ɪ’ᴠᴇ ɴᴇᴠᴇʀ ᴀᴄᴛᴜᴀʟʟʏ ᴡᴀᴛᴄʜᴇᴅ ᴀ ʙ&ᴡ ᴄʜʀɪsᴛᴍᴀs ᴍᴏᴠɪᴇ, ᴅᴏɴ’ᴛ ʜᴀᴛᴇ ᴍᴇ. Pʟᴇᴀsᴇ. I don’t watch a lot of movies like maybe one or two a month? And usually their color movies? To make up for my super lame answer my favorite “colored” Christmas movie is ‘how the grinch stole Christmas’ and elf is a close second!

Question 2. What is your favorite Hallmark Christmas movie?

Hmmmmmm…. probably ‘Christmas under wraps’.I remember watching it with my gramma and it’s pretty good. I love hallmark Christmas movies (except for the part that they’re literally the most predictable movies EVER) but they’re interesting, clean and Christmas-y!

Question 3. What is your favorite hot drink during Christmas time?

Definitely hot chocolate. I LOVE (and I mean LOVE) hot drinks! Hot cocoa, hot cider, coffee, they’re all so good! Hot cocoa/ chocolate is just so festive and delicious and yeah, I really like it ;)) I’ve been trying to drink more tea but I’m just not a big fan 😦 Any recommendations for teas to try?

Question 4. What is your favorite Christmas song?

It changes every year but as of right now it is probably ‘it’s Christmas time again’ by the Backstreet Boys! I found it this winter and I really like it! But I also really like God rest Ye merry gentlemen, what child is this, and carol of the bells!

Question 5. What is your favorite Christmas tradition?

All our Christmas Day traditions. We don’t get cereal in our house often and if we get it it’s the healthy kind that’s not that good so for Christmas morning we get to pick any type of cereal to get and usually it’s fruit loops xD it’s so good! After breakfast, we open presents and Then we go to church and when we get home we have a Christmas wi Th my moms family and we get pizza usually. It’s so fun! Ahhhh I just love Christmas so so SO much!

I tag:

Maggie

Bethany

Cassidy

Beth

Lizzy

-and anyone else who wants to do this tag!

What is the best black and white Christmas movie? Maybe I’ll watch it!! I can NOT believe Christmas is in 8 days?!? and 2019 is almost over? It’s so crazy!! that is all for today! hope u enjoyed and I’ll try and post soon!

xx, Jasmin

My Christmas playlist *holiday songs play in the background*

Don’t mind my on-screen-home-button 🤦🏼‍♀️ My actual home button broke so that’s cool. Not. It sucks but welp.

So onto my playlist:

My actual playlist has around 60 songs so I’m not gonna mention them all, just my top ten favourites 🙂

1. It’s Christmas time again- Backstreet boys

Ok. People. I literally love this song. I have no idea when it came out and I don’t even know who the backstreet boys are *gasps* (ᴘʟᴇᴀsᴇ ᴅᴏɴᴛ ʜᴀᴛᴇ ᴍᴇ :)) but I was listening to a Christmas playlist and this song played and I fell in love 😍 😂 it’s pretty good and I’m always excited when it comes up in my playlist!

2. God rest Ye merry gentlemen- Pentatonix

YES PENTATONIX. wow I love this song, no matter who sings it. They are so so talented and it’s so cool that they’re acapella!! Pure talent ;)) I love God rest Ye merry gentlemen and I especially love the rhythm!

3. Just a girl- Brandon Heath

Well I mean this dudes last name is heath and heath candy bars are delicious so he’s got be good! And he is, I promise u! This is one of my all time favourites, I heard it on the radio a couple years ago and I’ve loved it eve since. The lyrics are so meaningful.

4. Feliz Navidad- José Feliciano

Lol so the other day I was on Pinterest and I seen a meme that said “what’s that one Spanish Christmas songs that goes ‘the least knobby dot’?” 😂 I lol’ed. Some people are ummmm funny 😂. I really like this song tho, I remember singing it when I was like 6!

5. Your a mean one mr. grinch- Jim Carrey

I LOVE ‘how the grinch stole Christmas’ and none of my friends like it so I guess I’m gonna watch it alone This year 😭☹️ *sniffles* jk jk I’ll be fine. But this song is such a fun song xD

6. Run run Rudolph-Luke Bryan

This song is so Christmas vibe-y idk I just really like it! I love singing along with it all the time 😂

7. I want a hippopotamus for Christmas- Gayla Peevey

This song is also amazing. It’s super fun and really funny and my sister and I love to dance around my room singing it 😂 we’re weird, but it’s ok 😝

8. I saw mommy kissing Santa clause-The Jackson 5

My friend introduced me to to this sing and it’s so good. I love songs like this that are classics and this is definitely worth giving a listen. It’s also pretty funny 😂

9. Baby Boy- for KING and COUNTRY

GUYS. Have u heard for KING and COUNTRY?!? They’re amazing. Like SO amazing. This song is amazing. And yeah idk what else to say 😉

10. You make it feel like Christmas- Gwen Stefani

I heard this song a while ago and I absolutely love it. It’s so cute and Christmas-y!! I definitely dance to it all the time in my room 😉

Ok guys! That’s all for today!! I’m going to try to post Christmas-y posts twice week but we’ll see if that happens! 😉 also there’s a special post coming Friday so keep ur eyes open for that!!! What’s ur favorite Christmas song? I want to add more to my playlist!! Thank you for reading!

♡ Jasmin

My December bullet journal layout *sings holiday tunes*

Hey my dudes/dudettes!!!! So in January of 2019 I started a bullet journal and it’s been really fun! I love laying out my month and being creative with the designs, it’s a lot of fun! I kinda skipped bullet journaling this whole summer bc I was busy, but in 2020 my “bujo” is going to be FANTASTIC (ᴏʀ ᴀᴛ ʟᴇᴀsᴛ ᴛʜᴀᴛs ᴡʜᴀᴛ ᴡᴇ ʜᴏᴘᴇ) 😉 but anywhooooooo…… I’m sure u might want to see some pictures so here they are! Also, I had my Christmas tunes rolling as I worked on drawing this and setting it up so now I’m officially in the holiday spirit 😜 jk, I was already in the holiday spirit 😂 I really like Christmas so I get in the spirit in late October usually 😂 ANYWAYS, now here are the pictures: enjoy!

Ok so this is my opening page for December, it’s not my fav but I still like it 🙂

My Wishlist 🙂 idk why but I’ve really been wanting Oreos and pizza 😂 not together tho, but they sound so so good 😀

So this year I decided to do a christmas countdown, so that’s cool 🙂 I’m happy with how it turned out! Also December is one of my busiest months so that’s cool, I can NOT bear being bored and doing nothing, it kills me 😉

Christmas playlist and mood tracker ^^^^^ I listened to all these songs while I set up my bujo and ahhhhh I just love Christmas cheer! My mood trackers never get fully done bc I always forget about them but we’re gonna hope I remember my bujo this December!!!

Okkkkkk, last but most definitely not least is gift ideas and notes!!! I really want to host a Christmas party, but idk what kind!! What would u vote?

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So anywhoooo that’s all for now! Do u celebrate Christmas? If so What’s ur fav Christmas memory? Are u excited for thanksgiving? I’m excited for the food 😉 and the family of course XD

Hope u enjoyed this post

Xox, ♡ Jasmin