Hey guys! So I’m not going to post a huge post today because it’s Christmas Eve but I am just wanting to wish you all a Merry Christmas or Happy holidays depending on what you celebrate. Also I wanted to inform you that I will be trying to post almost everyday tfrom now on. Merry Christmas!
Hey guys, it’s Maddie and today is Christmas Eve Eve! So exciting! So for the tenth day of this wonder series, 12 Days of My Obscure Christmas, I’m give you some weird candy cane flavors, and your going to get try them, lets go.
Weird Candy Cane Flavors
1.) Gravy Flavored
As a one of the only humans on earth who hates gravy I must say I’m would not be excited for these canes, but they are sure to fill the heart of the special gravy loving person in your life.
2.) Pickle Flavored
This flavor is everywhere this Christmas season. I am not a huge fan of pickles but I predict that if you are then you’ll love this weird flavor.
3.) Life Saver Flavored
Now these ones aren’t even that weird but I just felt the need to include them because, hello, Life Saver flavored candy canes? Um… Sign me up please!
4.) Bacon Flavored
I would just like you all to know that I’m Canadian. And not to be stereotypical, but I like my bacon no matter how its cooked. Now seeing that I live on an island, and I can’t get them here, it’s your duty to get them and eat them on my behalf, okay?
5.) Oreo Flavored
Oreo’s are one of the best things in this world, so for some amazing person who one day though “Hey, lets screw some crap up and make a Oreo flavored candy cane this Christmas” Bless your soul. That’s all I’m saying on the subject.
6.) Cinnabon Flavor
There’s nothing left to say other than, thank you to who ever made this.
So that’s it for today guys. I hope you can try some of these awesome yet weird flavors. I knoe I would if I could. Talk to you guys later! Bye!
Hey guys. So you guys all know that it couldn’t be Christmas without at least one baking post. So I’ve decided to do some festive treats for you guys today. Just a reminder that it is the ninth day of My Obscure Christmas, I hope you’ve been loving these posts. Also these treats are not mine, I got them off the internet. But lets get into it shall we?
Cute Christmas Treats
- 125g butter, softened
- 3/4 cup (155g, firmly packed) brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour
- 1/4 cup (30g) cocoa powder, sifted
- 100g cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup (150g) icing sugar mixture
- 375g pkt milk chocolate melts
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 100g white chocolate melts
- Silver cachous, to decorate
Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line the base of a round 20cm cake pan. Use an electric mixer to beat the butter and sugar in a bowl until pale and creamy. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the flour and cocoa powder and stir until just combined. Spoon into prepared pan and smooth the surface. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Break up cake. Process in a food processor until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Transfer to a bowl.
Process the cream cheese and icing sugar in a food processor until smooth and combined. Add to the cake crumbs and stir until well combined.
Line an oven tray with baking paper. Roll tablespoonfuls of cake mixture into balls and place on the prepared tray. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 4 hours or until firm.
Place the milk chocolate melts in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan half-filled with simmering water. Stir with a metal spoon until chocolate melts. Add the vegetable oil and stir to combine.
Dip the end of 1 lollypop stick in chocolate then insert into a ball. Return to the tray. Repeat with remaining balls. Set aside for 5 minutes or until set.
Dip 1 cake ball into the melted chocolate, turning to coat. Gently tap on the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate. Insert the cake pop in the polystyrene to stand upright. Repeat with remaining balls and chocolate. Set aside for 30 minutes to set.
Place white chocolate melts in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan half-filled with simmering water. Stir until chocolate melts and is smooth. Set side for 5 minutes to cool slightly. Spoon a little of the melted chocolate onto the top of each cake pop, allowing it to run down the sides slightly. Sprinkle with silver cachous to decorate. Return to polystyrene to set completely.
- 250g butter, at room temperature
- 100g (1/2 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar
- 100g (1/2 cup) caster sugar
- 60ml (1/4 cup) treacle
- 1 egg
- 565g (33/4 cups) plain flour, sifted
- 1 tablespoon ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
- 375g pkt dark chocolate melts, melted
- 1 egg white
- 300g (2 cups) pure icing sugar, sifted
- 3 drops fresh lemon juice
- Silver cachous, to decorate
- Bought chocolates, to fill each box
Use an electric beater to beat the butter, brown sugar, caster sugar and treacle in a large bowl until pale and creamy. Add the egg and beat until well combined. Gradually stir in the flour, ginger, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda until a soft dough forms, adding a little extra flour if necessary. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead until smooth. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 20 minutes or until slightly firm.
Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 3 baking trays with non-stick baking paper. Roll out half the dough between 2 sheets of non-stick baking paper until 4mm thick. Cut fifteen 8cm squares from the dough, re-rolling as necessary. Bake on the prepared trays for 10-12 minutes or until light brown. Set aside on trays for 5 minutes to cool before transferring to wire racks to cool completely. Repeat with the remaining dough.
Reserve 5 gingerbread squares for the bases. Use a pastry brush to paint a thin layer of chocolate over the back of the remaining squares. Set aside until set.
Beat the egg white in a bowl until foamy. Gradually beat in icing sugar For a gift to eat, box and all, make the season’s classic spice-scented sweet into a parcel filled with goodies. and lemon juice until a firm icing forms (if it’s too runny, add more sugar).
Transfer icing to a piping bag fitted with a 2mm plain nozzle. Decorate the gingerbread squares with icing and cachous for the sides and lids. Set aside for 6 hours or overnight until set.
Re-melt the remaining chocolate and spoon into a piping bag fitted with a 5mm nozzle. Place 1 reserved gingerbread base on a clean work surface. Use chocolate to join 2 sides to base. Stand in corner of a square cake pan until set. Repeat to join remaining 2 sides. Repeat with the remaining gingerbread squares and chocolate. Fill each box with chocolates. Top with lids.
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 pound vanilla-flavored candy coating, coarsely chopped
- 20 bite-size chocolate-covered peanut butter cups, unwrapped
- Brown and orange sprinkles or other candies and/or tinted frosting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl beat shortening and peanut butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Beat in the granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg, milk, and vanilla until combined. Beat in the cocoa powder and as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour.
Shape dough into twenty 1 3/4-inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are just firm. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.
Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Place cooled cookies on prepared baking sheet. In a medium microwave-safe bowl microwave candy coating on 50% power for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds. Spoon melted coating over each cookie to cover cookie and resemble melted snow. While coating is still tacky, add a peanut butter cup for a top hat and decorate with sprinkles or other candies to resemble snowman faces (If using frosting to make snowman faces, add it when the candy coating is dry.) Let stand until set.
4.) White Chocolate Rice Crispy Treat Cakes
- 3 cups (105g) rice bubbles
- 1 cup (80g) desiccated coconut
- 1/4 cup (40g) gluten-free icing sugar
- 150g white chocolate
- 50g copha, melted
- 100g white chocolate, melted, extra
- 100’s & 1000’s, to decorate
- Red and green Mini M&M’s, to decorate
Cut 4 x 30cm squares of baking paper. Halve diagonally to make 8 triangles. Shape into cones, staple to secure.
Combine rice bubbles, coconut and icing sugar in a large bowl. Place the chocolate and Copha in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir with a metal spoon for 3 mins or until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Add to rice bubble mixture and stir to combine. Spoon evenly among prepared cones and use the back of a spoon to press lightly. Place on a baking tray in the fridge for 1 hour or until firm.
Remove paper cones from chocolate crackles. Stand on a baking tray. Drizzle cones with extra melted chocolate. Sprinkle with 100’s & 1000’s. Dip Mini M&M’s in extra chocolate and arrange on cone. Set aside to set.
Three days till Christmas guys, get excited. Anyway I hope you enjoyed this blog post, I’m so excited for Christmas though, but who isn’t? Bye!
Hey guys, it’s is Maddie and today is the eighth day of My Obscure Christmas. Christmas songs are by far one of the best things about Christmas. It doesn’t matter if you start listening to Christmas songs on November 1st or December 15th or July 20th, Christmas songs are still the best things ever! And today I’m writing about some Christmas songs that we all know off by heart. Lets go!
Best Christmas Songs EVER Made
1.) All I Want For Christmas is You
You can ask anyone about there favourite Christmas songs, and theres a 99.99% chance that this song will be on there list. This is my favourite Christmas song and me and my sister love to try to hit that high note at the end of the song.
2.) Mistletoe (Justin Bieber)
Now, even thought Justin has totally destroyed his career and is extemely rude to his fans, any former Belieber and anyone for that matter, can’t help but sing every word of this song when it comes on. Trust me I know, I was too, a former Belieber.
3.) Christmas Wrapping
I am not ashamed that I can sing every word to this song perfectly.
4.) The Most Wonderful Day of The Year
The Glee version of this songs is EVERYTHING! And if you have been reading my My Obscure Christmas blog posts then you would know that this song is actually from my favourite Christmas movie, of all time. Go check it out if you haven’t seen it already.
5.) Must Be Santa
If you have this song memorized lyric by lyric then you deserve a metal for being one of the most dedicated human beings on this planet. *Slow Clap*
So thats it for day eight of My Obscure Christmas, I hope you follow my blog theres a follow button to your right, and make sure to like this post. Four days till Christmas guys, who else is hella excited? Bye!
Hey guys Maddie here. And today I am continuing on with MyObscureChristmas! So it’s day seven and there are 5 days left till Christmas, who else is hella ready for Xmas 2016!
I’m not going to ramble on and on about how excited I am about Christmas this year. Lets get into this Christmas Movie filled blog post! (These are not in any order)
Best Christmas Movies
I don’t know if anyone can watch Elf and not laugh, let alone not smile. It’s one of my definite favourites and many other people will have it on there Christmas Movies list. Its definitely a family favourite, and a Christmas must watch movie!
2.) Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer (1964)
This Christmas movie is my absolute favourite Christmas movie ever. I love it so, so, so much and I love watching it with my siblings, mostly my younger brother. I love the soundtrack of this movie, so much its just so awesome.
3.) Dr. Seuss: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
When I write down this movie I mean the nice child-friendly cartoon version not the evil real life scary version. This is an amazing movie to watch with your kids and just your family in general. “I wouldn’t touch you, with a 39½ft pole.”
4.) Christmas with the Kranks
This is one of the most hilarious Christmas movie that I have seen and I dare you to find one funnier and comment them so that I can watch them. Its a funny and child friendly (don’t take my word on it thought)
5.) Santa Clause
This is a classic Christmas movie and I don’t love it but I don’t hate it. It’s one of those movies that you can watch once, but if someone puts it one again after you have already watch it, you’re just about ready to scratch your eyes out. But if you haven’t seen it yet I do recommend it but not if you have already watched it, and if you have watch it, and your family is going to watch it this year, Imma be praying for you tonight.
So thats all for the seventh day of My Obscure Christmas, I hope you enjoyed it and make sure to stick around for tomorrow. And remember that, we only have five days left of 12 days of My Obscure Christmas, and then on day twelve it will be Christmas day! Bye.
Hey guys. So, even though this post is part of MyObscureChristmas (day six) I have realized that not everyone celebrates Christmas. So for the sixth day of My Obscure Christmas I am taking a break of Christmas, as hard as it may be, and doing a more winter based theme. Today I give to you:
Things To Do Over Winter Break
1.) Have a Snowball Fight!
This thing to do over the winter break is something that you with definitely find in almost every “Things to do Over the Winter Break” blog post that you can find. Go outside with some friends and have a good old fashioned snowball fight. Have some laughs and afterwards you can…
2.) Cuddle up Next to the Fire
After your out on the town and your boots are wet and your hair is frozen solid put on a comfy sweater, grab a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and a boyfriend and/or friend and sit by the fire. Tell some stories and scroll through Instagram. Put on a awesome movie/tv show and just relax.
3.) Go to the Beach
If you are like me and don’t like someone that snows, but instead you live on a hot island, you can talk a chill day down at the beach. Go in the ocean, drink a smoothie, eat a burger and just have fun. Maybe bring a book if you enjoy to read, or bring some friends if your in the mood to chat. The ocean is my happy and comfortable place.
4.) Go out and Get a Coffee/Hot Chocolate
Imagine it, its 8:00am you wake up feeling like crap (maybe even looking like it) and you just want to sleep for a month. All you need is a little coffee in your system and you’ll be good to go. And to those crazies who decide not to drink coffee, hot chocolate may not be as good but its still a winter tradition.
5.) Make Your Instagram Tumblr AF
You see all the girls you know these days just magically make there Instagram’s magically Tumblr for the winter season. Well now you can be on of those annoying girls too! Simply follow these easy steps below!
- Take photos of the most random random crap ever
- Make sure the colours all go with each other somehow even if it barley makes sense
- Slap a filter onto it and still us the hashtage “NoFilter”
- Add a artsy caption that theres a 99.99% chance that you got off the internet
6.) Have a Movie Night With you Friends/Family
Invite some friends over or just ask your family to have a fun movie night with you. Get some chips, soda, popcorn, hot chocolate and other movie night essentials and watch a bunch of movies. My family always watches the Lord of the Rings movies.
Thanks for reading guys. I hope you enjoyed day six, and that was something different because some people as I said earlier not everyone celebrates Christmas! Talk to you guys tomorrow! Bye!
Hey guys! So its the fifth day of 12 Days of My Obscure Christmas, and today we’re getting into beauty. I’m not going to keep you waiting for this post, so lets get to it, shall we.
1.) Red Royal
Christmas time is definitely the time to rock a beautiful red lip, isn’t it? So for for this makeup set, I have incorporated the red lip, and red nails. There is a awesome liquid eyeliner, and mascara. For the eye shadow I went with a silver. I would definitely wear this, and in my perspective I think it just about screams Christmas, does it not?
2.) Nude Beauty
Sometimes, makeup that doesn’t stand out a can be even more beautiful. I have chosen a nude lip, and liquid eyeliner, the same as red royal, and a mascara. There is a gold eyeshadow. And there is nail polish matching the lip colour. Nude is one of my favourite shades of lip, and adding the gold eyeshadow, makes it so much better.
3.) Smokey Eye
A smokey eye is always a good way to go if you’re going out on the town, or going to a dinner party at a friends. I topped of the smokey eye look with a sparkling purple lip, and silver, metallic, nail polish. Also some sparkles to really top off the smokey eye look.
This is my favourite makeup look. I have always had an eye for bright and dark lips, that stick out. I like the nude lip, but I like ones that stand out more.
Thanks for reading I hope you like reading my blog posts, because I actually really enjoy writing them. But thats all for the fifth day! Bye!
Hey guys, as always it Maddie. So for the fourth day of 12 days of My Obscure Christmas, I have something just like the last day. Hairstyles for Christmas. I hope your try some out!
Hairstyles for Christmas
1.) The Fishtail Braid
This braid is beautiful, and can go with just about anything. It’s a perfect braid for a simply cosy night by the fire, or a night out on the town, I would insist on using this braid to get your hair out of your face when needed, and it looks really amazing and beautiful.
2.) Half-Up Half-Down Braided Crown
I love doing these types of crowns. There easy and they look good all at the same time. They go well with just about any non-formal setting that you go to during Christmas time. As I said this isn’t a formal hair style.
3.) Messy Bun
Although the average messy bun looks easy to achieve, they can actually be really hard do. They look really good if you have a lot of highlights in your hair. There good for days were you’re just done with 2016, and we all are, so there perfect for this year.
4.) Messy Ponytail
This is probably the easy hair style to do. It goes with everything, I dare you to try and prove me wrong. Having a bad day, put your hair up and spray it with dry shampoo, and then you’re good to go. I think that a messy ponytail looks the best if you have long, thick hair.
5.) Braided Bun
This bun is amazing because it can be used for a casual situation or a formal situation. Its also easier than it may look. This is a braided hairstyle that everyone should know how to do.
So thats day four, I hope you enjoyed, their will be something similar to this post tomorrow but with makeup, so stay tuned and make sure to give this post a like, and the one tomorrow too. There are 8 days left for 12 Days of My Obscure Christmas, make sure to read everyone of them.
Hey guys, it’s Maddie and today I have the third day of 12 Days of My Obscure Christmas! Can you believe it, there is only 9 days left till Christmas (including today). So for todays blog post, you probably already noticed seeing the title, “Outfits for Christmas Time!” so I’m going to stop rambling on about the post and just give it to you. Here you go!
Outfits for Christmas Time
1.) Beauty Without Trying
Theres always theres always one person who goes out looking flawless without even trying. Well today I’m going to teach you how to accomplish this look.
First things first you have to get the cloths down. So get your favourite pair of leggings, and a sweater you love that goes well with them.
The shoes. Some may even argue that they are the most important part the outfit. Get some cute boots like the ones in the photo beside you, or get your old pair of converse and your pretty much ready to go.
Accessories! They can change your outfit so much. For this outfit you simply need a scarf that would match your outfit and a phone case to match it too.
This is the more Trendy side to Christmas 2016. Its a easy look to create but not to work, so if you can then try it out. This is how.
Clothes. Simply get a skater skirt and a long sleeved crop top. You will also need a pair of knee high socks that you may need to buy. I have choosen one that have cute cat faces on them which you can see to your right.
Shoes. Simply, but makes a difference. Go with a pair of high heeled boots, choose the colour that best matches your outfit. If you don’t own boots, you could always go with your everyday pair of converse.
Accessories, lets go! Okay so will definitely need a cute hat, a beanie with a pom-pom one the top of it maybe? For your phone case go with something simply that matches your outfit. I have chosen this Christmas one that says “All I Want For Christmas Is You”. If you want you can add in a purse, you choose.
3.) Christmas Party
Can’t have a Christmas without going to a party, or even just Christmas dinner, either way if there’s any excuse for dressing up all fancy I’ll always take it. Now let me teach you how to get this look.
The dress! You can’t go out without a dress. I love dresses. And after this outfit, I hope you will too. I want will a simply red dress to show of the Christmas colours. But you can choose another colour of dress if you wish to.
Shoes, as always, they give me life! I went with beauty red tall heels to match the dress.
Jewellery completes an outfit when needed, and for a fancy dinner party, jewellery is defiantly needed. I choose a neckless, fake diamonds of course I’m not rich! And earrings, as the neckless fake.
Accessories, purses, phone cases, everything! So for this party outfit I have choose a black hand purse, black so the whole outfit is not red, and for a phone case I have something match the outfit completely.
So thats the ending of day 3! Hope you enjoyed, and stick around for tomorrows post! Bye guys.
Hey guys it’s Maddie and I am bringing you the second day of My Obscure Christmas! I’m not going to keep you waiting forever so lets get right to it shall we?
MUST Have Ornaments for Christmas 2016
1.) Pineapple Ornament (Online Only)
This is one of the cutest ornaments I have ever seen. It’s defiantly everything, and I defiantly need it, but I also defiantly don’t have any money so… yeah, no chance on that.
This ornament is $16.95.
2.) R2-D2 Ornament (Online Only)
This adorable ornament would automatically catch any star wars super-fans attention. It defiantly caught mine. Its actually not a lot of money seeing how cute it is.
This Ornament is $6.95
Everyone should have at least one Disney ornament, thats a must, and this one adds a certain elegance to your tree, plus it’s super cute. It would defiantly be a favourite on my tree this year.
This ornament is $24.95
When I move out and get a house for myself I plan to get an ornament for every Christmas with the year on it. And this one is very cute and could perfectly with your tree this year!
This ornament is $15.95
5.) Birdhouse Ornament
I don’t think this ornament is a must have but I do think it’s one of the cutest ornaments that I have ever seen in my lifetime on this earth. So yeah its everything, it gives me life and I need it now because I mean just look at it!
This ornament is $17.95
I mean come on this ornament is just adorable! Plus, I mean it adorable go get it girl!
This ornament is $12.95
As a huge fan of The Walking Dead I’m going to say it I am in love with this ornament. It’s amazing, and I actually really like it. If you’re a Walking Dead fan like me this is a definite must have for your tree this year!
This ornament is $17.95
The Grinch is defiantly one of the best Christmas movie out there. The live action movie of the grinch is not very good but the cartoon is amazing. I absolutely love this ornament and I hope you do too.
This ornament is $17.95
I find this ornament very, very cute. I mean it shows off my two favourite things, baked goods and Christmas! It’s adorable and I just want to eat it. Also it could be your 2016 ornament, as I mention earlier.
This ornament is $12.95
10.) Snoopy Ornament
Snoopy has always been a iconic cartoon character and I actually have a Snoopy ornament and I love it. A Snoopy ornament is a amazing addition to your Christmas tree starting Christmas 2016.
This ornament is $15.95
So thats it for the second day of 12 Days of My Obscure Christmas. I hope you’re enjoying it so far, I really enjoy writing these and I absolutely love Christmas time! Make sure to read tomorrows post, I’ll give you a secret, tomorrows post is going to be about fashion! I hope you love it! Bye.