🧀Macaroni and Cheese 🧀

This macaroni and cheese is super easy to make and absolutely delicious! Sorry I don’t have a picture, my clumsy self accidentally deleted it. 😅

You will need:

2 Servings of any pasta you choose 

1/2 cup Milk (warmed)

1/4 Half and Half (warmed)

1 cup Colby Jack 

1 cup Cheddar Cheese 

1/4 cup Gouda

2 tbsp. Butter

1 tbsp. Flour

Sprinkle Paprika 

Sprinkle of freshly grated nutmeg 

Salt and Pepper to taste 

  1. Cook your pasta according to the box’s directions.
  2. Heat a saucepan on medium heat and melt the butter in the pan. Allow the butter to brown slightly.
  3. Whisk your flour into the butter quickly until the butter and flour form a smooth substance.
  4. Quickly whisk in your milk and half and half, so that a silky sauce is formed.
  5. When a sauce is formed, whisk in your cheese handful by handful and add your paprika, nutmeg, and salt/pepper. Let these flavors meld together for about 5-10 minutes.
  6. Fold your cheese sauce into the pasta and place in a baking safe dish. ( you could also just eat it stovetop instead ☺️)
  7. Spoon your macaroni and cheese into the dishes and bake with panko breadcrumbs on top at 425 degrees for about 5-10 minutes.
  8. Eat!!!😋

I hope you guys enjoy this recipe!!

French Toast

  
You will need:

Toasted sandwich bread 

Nutella 

Strawberries (optional)

Powdered sugar 

Oil or butter ( about a tablespoon)

1 Egg yolk

1/4 cup heavy whipping cream 

A teaspoon of cinnamon and sugar

A pinch of nutmeg 

  1. Heat your pan on medium with oil or butter inside 
  2. In a pie dish whisk together your egg, whipping cream,nutmeg, cinnamon, and sugar together.
  3. Spread Nutella on both slices of bread and then sandwich them together.
  4. Quickly dip and coat the “Nutella sandwich” and then drop out it in the pan.
  5. Let it fry on each side until golden brown.
  6. While your toast is frying you can dice your strawberries into bite sized pieces.
  7. Plate your French toast and sprinkle it with powder sugar. Put your fresh strawberries ontop and eat!
  8. Good luck in the kitchen!

Positivity  Door 

  
So I decided to decorate my closet door with some pictures and a small chalkboard. I call it my positivity door because it makes me feel happy to look at all the pictures and my quote. Here’s what you’ll need:

Pictures or quotes

Chalkboard stickers 

Washi tape

Scotch tape

  1. Decorate some of your pictures and quotes with washi tape (optional of course)
  2. Place your pictures in any pattern you would like on your door with the scotch tape.
  3. Place your chalkboard stickers on the door and write anything you want on them.
  4. All done!

With this project, you can as creative as you want. The possibilities are endless! Have fun! Bye!

Kawaii/Pacman nails

  
Hey guys, so I decided to do my sister’s nails and went with a kawaii theme. My parents said that they look kind of like Pacman fruit, so that’s cool too. Here’s how I did it:

  1. Paint a base color. I went with pink for a summery feel.
  2. Use the same technique as in my “Watermelon nail” post to paint the watermelon.
  3. Use a bobby pin and make red circles for the cherries, and use a toothpick to paint the stems with green.
  4. Use a small paint brush to create a strawberry shape with red or pink paint.
  5. Use a toothpick to draw the strawberry stem with green paint.
  6. Use a bobby pin to create a red circle shape for the apple and use a toothpick to make the green stem and leaf.
  7. I made a cookie on the last nail which you can’t see because I messed it up, but you can use a bobby pin with brown paint to make a cookie.

TaDa! Now you have made super cute nails that are summery and happy. Love you guys! Bye!

Pasta Carbonara

  
You will need….

1 egg yolk

1/4 cup heavy whipping cream 

1/4 cup half and half

1/4 cup milk

2 tablespoons butter 

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

1/8 cup shredded provolone 

Peas to taste

Cooked and crumbled bacon

2 servings of pasta cooked

Salt and pepper to taste 

1. Melt your butter in a sauce pan. While the butter is melting, heat your milk and heavy whipping cream in the microwave.

2. Add your heated cream, milk, and half and half to the pan and whisk slowly.

3. Scramble your egg in a small bowl and slowly add it to the pan so it doesn’t get gross and scrambly cooked.

4. Add your cheese, salt, and pepper and whisk it in until melted. ( Note: add 1 tsp of flour if your sauce isn’t thick enough for your taste)

5. Add your frozen peas and bacon. (The peas will cook as it heats)

6. Now stir your cooked pasta into the sauce and serve.

7. Now…..EAT!!!!!

I hope you guys make this at home. DM or send me pictures on Instagram @liv.marianela. Love you guys! Bye!

Watermelon Nails!

  1. Paint your nails a base coat of red or pink and let it dry.
  2. After your base has dried, paint the tips of your nails green and let it dry.
  3. Use a bobby pin to create the “seeds” in your watermelon with black paint.
  4. Let your nails dry completely and add a top coat.
  5. Enjoy your nails and have a lovely 4th of July.

Love you guys, bye!

It all started with a pair of play heels….

Ever since I was old enough to walk, I loved clothes and fashion. I liked to walk around in my play heels and acting like a fashionista. I even would do Mami and Yaya’s hair so that we could all look good. I had so much fun pretending to be a fashion designer or model.

When I was three, we moved to Japan. There, they had some of the coolest fashions ever. From the vibrant colors to the bold statement pieces. It was amazing! I remember there was a store in Okinawa that had clothes that Mami would buy for me, it was full of bright colors and cool wigs. Some of my favorite days there included going to that store and getting clothes and afterwards go to “Toys R Us” or “Tus Amigos”. The “Toys R Us” was way different there, the had some of the coolest toys ever. The place called “Tus Amigos” had some of the best handpies, they had any pie from cheese to apple! My favorite ones to eat were chocolate and cheese.

When I was 5, I started kindergarten. I kept my fashion on point by wearing anything from swaying skirts to poofy jackets. My kindergarten teacher was Ms.Robin, and let me tell ya, she was the best. Her daughter Rosemary was also super radical! She would bring me donuts from “Dunkin Donuts”, it was a lot of fun being around her. Ooh! I have a funny story, when I was in kindergarten I  had a boyfriend named Devin, he was missing his two front teeth so he had a little lisp. I think he was Dominican, but not the point. So, he asked Papi if he could marry me. He was probably more polite than most guys are today. During nap time, we would scoot close and plan our wedding. Sadly we had to split when I had to move to Oklahoma. 😦

Moving to Oklahoma was probably one of the hardest things for me to do. I loved Japan and it was like a second home to me. I felt really sad for a while, but I quickly found my group of friend, Emily, Jayla, and Hailey. In school I loved to wear my “Bun Balls” to keep some of Japan with me. Despite not having my favorite fashions in Oklahoma, I brought tons of Liv swag to school with my outfits. Though I may not have absolutely loved the area, I met some people there that I will love and remember such as my music teacher Mrs.Tucker, Mrs.Maahs,and Mrs.Dickerson. They made me feel at home and really happy. Oh, and I could never forget Ms.Peggy. She was so generous to me, she would me candy and give me barbie dolls. She was so sweet to me and is on of my favorite people ever. I miss you guys! I had to leave my friends behind and came to the St.Louis area.

Now I live here with some of my closest friends that I have shared many memories with. There are still some things I need to adapt too, but I love it here! I love being able to explore St.Louis and make new memories. I love to sit in my room and sketch fashion and eat the yummy food Mami makes. you should check out her blog here. I’m making this blog to be an outlet for my love of fashion, lifestyle, and doing things I love. Now that you guys know a bit about me, I hope that you are excited to come back for more posts! Love you guys! Bye!

Oh! I almost forgot! Kudos to Mami for helping me develop my sense of style and making the person I am today. Her style is also on point. Bye for now!

Let your fashion Express You, Not Define