Traveling to Diagon Alley

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Kings Cross Station

Everyone knows I am beyond obsessed with Harry Potter, this weekend T & I went to Orlando and stayed at the beautiful Portofino Bay Hotel, to visit the new Diagon Alley… as I walked passed the red telephone booth, the double decker bus & walked into Kings Cross station I was mesmorized. They did such a good job building the area, & may I add they have such a good ICE CREAM shop inside Diagon Alley! Flavors you’ve never heeard nor tasted before.

Here are some fabulous pictures, and trust me T loves me he just hates pictures ;)

Xo Victoria

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Tassle Wedsnday’s

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Happy Hump day everyone! I am sorry I haven’t posted the past 2 days, it was such a hectic weekend, & I ended up getting horribly sick which kept me in bed and nyquiled up!

I found this amazing little boutique via Instagram called Flauntboutiquetx, all you do is comment on the picture saying SOLD w/ your email address! I got the cutest tassle necklace from there & can’t wait to wear it.

What are your favorite finds via Instagram?

 I hope you guys had a wonderful weekend

Xo Victoria

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For the love of Friday!

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Just the sound of Friday gives me chills! I am beyond excited because not only is it the weekend, Tate comes home tonight! We are taking oursevles to the new Harry Potter world at Universal Studios & staying at the Portofino Hotel and enjoying our mini “vacay” away from all the hustle and bustle of everything!

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I’ve actually had this post lurking in my drafts section for a couple of months. Every time I feel strong emotion I find myself feverishly firing out ideas as a form of catharsis. I’ve been wanting to express my views on this matter for a while now, but have been really anxious about tackling such a widespread and important issue. 

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15 things I wouldn’t wear Tag

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I love doing these posts and actually putting thought into what I would never wear! I was tagged by the lovely Soph to do this tag!

1. Crocs is my never could I wear shoe ever. Some people love them and how comfortable they are but, I just can’t get the look of them out of my head.

2. Vibram 5 toe running shoe. I feel as if they look like frogs.. I hope that doesn’t insult anyone, but when I look at it I think ribbit ribbit :)

3. Plaid tops, some people can REALLY pull these off me on the other hand I just look ridiculous

4. Fuzzy boots, I go to EDM concerts a lot & the one thing you will never catch me wearing are these! It looks like you put a wooly mammoth on your feet!

5. Cut out tops.. I am not even sure the name of this atrocity but this can say it all.

6. Band Tee’s, I don’t know why but band tees were never my style. I could never pull when off just imagine me wearing a top that says Tiesto on it? Weird right?

7. Word T’s I am sorry..  I don’t think I would want to wear a top that says Hottie or Kiss me, or anything else that shows too much “attention” towards yourself :) I’m SORRY!

8. Long nails, they are impractical and I’d be afraid I’d break them every time I went to do something!

9. Combat Boots.. I’ve actually always wanted to wear some and have looked but I can’t pull it off for ANYTHING! I look out of place when I wear them :) haha

10. Gladiator Sandals… Like I said some people can pull them off and they look amazing on them, me my calves are too big & I am too short to pull anything off knee-high!

11. Kitten heels, they eek me I am sure they are so much more comfortable than regular heels but.. they aren’t usually made for comfort! : )

12. Drop Crop Pants! Makes me think of MC Hammer & I can’t imagine feeling anything that low on me

13. Jordans… I have never liked them nor will I probably like them, aren’t my style however, they do look great on some people!

14.  Sandals with socks (  minus slides) Please.. don’t do this I know people don’t like showing their feet but please.

15. An outfit in head to toe same color … I love color don’t get me wrong but sometimes, there is TO MUCH color! I couldn’t find a picture.. but something that is a set like a top and shorts there the same color or print, then you have the matching shoes, then the same color accessories.

I hope I didn’t offend anyone in this post! This is all stuff I could never wear, it is a fun post! Make sure you tag me if you’d like to do one!

Xo Victoria

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Italian night in

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I love cooking, and I tend to go overboard with how much food I actually make. I decided to show you a little of the dinner I made for the family last night that is Carb & Calorie friendly!

Ingredients:

  • Grill ( or small griddle)
  • Italian dressing
  • Approx 5 Chicken Breast ( family of 4)
  • Cherry Red Tomato (small)
  • Green Peppers ( 3)
  • Big mixing bowl
  • Sweet Onions
  • Mushrooms

Recipe:

  1. Cut up your chicken to make it into small pieces
  2. Wash Peppers & Tomato
  3. cut the Peppers & mushrooms into small pieces
  4. Slice Onions by strand
  5. Put all of the ingredients into a big mixing bowl that will sit in the refrigerator
  6. Pour about 3 cups of Italian dressing into mixing bowl.
  7. Use your hands, and mix it all up so the dressing gets to every piece
  8. Place in refrigerator  make sure you put a top on top of the bowl
  9. Let it marinate for about 4 hours
  10. After the marination you are going to heat up your grill to about 350 ( I use the inside griddle)
  11. Place mix little at a time onto griddle till chicken is cooked about 6 minutes depending on how high you put the grill

Wahla! All finished! It’s a healthy alternative to throw together in the morning before work & grill it in seconds for dinner!

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#50palmtrees Giveaway!

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Tomorrow is the last day to win a great giveaway!

  • Trina Cosmetic case
  • Sephora hair ties
  • Sephora Blotting Sheets
  • Sephora The Perfectionist Beauty Blender
  • Bath & Body Works Warm Vanilla lotion

These are some of my favorite beauty products & you have a chance to win them for free!

Just follow me on Instragram @vicky42791

Re post the picture, tag me in the post & also tag  #50palmtrees

Giveaway ends Tomorrow July 15th at 10PM EST!

I hope you guys had a fabulous weekend!

Xo Victoria

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Peanut butter s’more Pizzokie

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 I have had the biggest sweet tooth for the past few days, & I happen to go to BJ’s Brewery & Restaurant & OH MY GOD they have come out with a peanut butter s’mores pizzookie. If you are familiar with Bj’s & there pizzookies, you won’t be disappointed with this yummy creation!

Peanut butter layered on a Ghirardelli® triple chocolate cookie with marshmallow fluff and marshmallows baked to a golden finish, then topped with vanilla bean ice cream. Can you say yum!?

Finding a similar recipe you bake a deep dish cookie,

Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 6 cookies, serves 6-12

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips (or 6 ounces dark chocolate, chopped)
Vanilla ice cream (optional, for serving)

Equipment:
6 small oven-safe ramekins (I use 6-ounce oval ramekins)

Preheat the oven to 375°F. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda.

Layer the creamy peanut butter on top of it and put marshmallow puff on top & bake it for about 10-15 minutes until light golden brown.

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Xo Victoria