12.31.2014

14 Memories ♥ Remembering 2014

Yep I'm ending this year with the first picture that I posted on my blog in 2014! I published a bunch of amazing blog posts this year but I narrowed it down to my 14 favorite blog moments of the year. So lets go back in time and relive my best blog moments of 2014.

Some of my favorite series that I create this year were "Weekend Updates", "What I Ate" and "Drama Bum Sundays". I also started crocheting a lot this year, I want to continue this into the new year. But my favorite moment of the year is by far getting my puppy dog, Lucy!






Trying Amazing Food



 Expressing My Love For Japanese Fashion











Happy New Year and See you in 2015...
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-Michelle

12.30.2014

MooeyAndFriends Survey

2015 is just a few hours away, can you believe it! I wanted to take a little survey so I can see what you guys think about MooeyAndFriends. What are some of your favorite types of blog posts, what do you think of the content I provide and what do you want to see in the future? Fill out this quick survey and I will take in all the feedback.

Happy New Year
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-Michelle

12.26.2014

What I Got For Christmas ♥ Christmas Haul

I hope you guys had a wonderful Christmas. I thought I would share with you guys what I got for Christmas because it's always fun to see what people got on Christmas. I received a some really cute stuff too! Enjoy!

After weeks of crocheting a bunch of Baymax for other people I finally got one myself! He's so cute! I also got Breakfast At Tiffany's (I have a weird obsession with that movie and Audrey Hepburn) and my sister gave me the first manga to the pretty guardian, Sailor Moon.

My mom got me that scarf and my younger sister got me the Naked 2 Basics palette. So excited to use it! In my stocking I found a STAY CUTE sticker.

I got a lot of cute stuff from my older sister including these adorable crochet hooks, a Hello Kitty pin and The Hello Kitty Baking Book, she knows me too well!

My mom got me an amazing smelling body lotion and this perfume sampler kit from Sephora. The kit comes with a voucher for a free full size perfume bottle. What perfume should I get?

Happy Holidays
X♥X♥
-Michelle

12.24.2014

♥ A Kpop Christmas Playlist ♥

Merry Christmas everybody! I hope you are having a wonderful cheerful Christmas! I put together this playlist for you guys so you can listen to on Christmas. I normally don't listen to Christmas music because honestly...Christmas songs annoy me! However I do have a few songs in my Christmas playlist (my itunes playlist that is) and wanted to share them with you all. Merry Christmas!

Click here to hear and watch the whole playlist

Happy Holidays
X♥X♥
-Michelle

Peppermint White Mocha Recipe ♥ 12 Days of DIYs

Welcome to the last 12 Days of DIY post! If you've been counting you probably noticed this is the 11th post and that's because there will be no 12th DIY post this year. If you follow me on twitter you already know this month has been super stressful for me not only with Christmas but also my shop, blog and other personal matters. So instead of squeezing another blog post in one day I decided to just make this post the last. I hope you guys are alright with that and enjoyed these blog posts because I loved making them. I have one more blog post for tomorrow and then I will be taking a short break (I will probably resume blogging before the new year). Until then,
Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

One of my favorite holiday drinks from Starbucks is their Peppermint White Mocha (I usually drink it iced or as a frappuccino depending on how I'm feeling), it's a mocha with white chocolate sauce and peppermint syrup and it's amazing! I wished they carried this drink all year around but sadly they don't so I decided to make my own version so that I can enjoy this delicate drink whenever I want.

You will need:
- A cute mug
- Espresso or strong coffee
- Milk of your choice (I used vanilla soy milk but I prefer almond milk)
- White chocolate sauce
- Peppermint extract
- Sugar (I used Splenda because we were our of Stevia)
- Whipped cream
- Milk frother (optional)

Recipe:
1 cup of strong coffee
1 cup of milk
4 tablespoons of white chocolate sauce
1/4 teaspoons of peppermint extract
2 packets of sugar sweetener
Whipped cream for topping

First make 1 cup of your favorite strong coffee (the Nescafe Clasico Dark Roast is my favorite instant coffee). While the coffee is still hot add a packet of sweetener and mix. Pour the coffee in your mug then set aside and work on the next mixture.

Warm up your milk and add 4 tablespoons of white chocolate sauce, 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract (a little goes a long way), and another sweetener packet. Use a milk frother (if you don't have one use a spoon and stir) to incorporate everything together and pour the liquid in your favorite mug. Froth the drink one last time and serve.

Top with whipped cream and any other finishing you like to drink and you are complete!

Happy Holidays
X♥X♥
-Michelle

12.23.2014

Gift Card Cozy ♥ 12 Days of DIY

I have a great last minute DIY that you can crochet in minutes! If you are giving a gift card to someone this Christmas this DIY project will add a warmth handmade touch to your gift. Enjoy!

You will need:
- Yarn (you can use whatever colors you want)
- H/5.0 mm hook
- Yarn needle
- Scissors

Abbreviations + tips
ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch
st(s) - stitch(es)
sc - single crochet

*If something doesn't seem right let me know and I will try to fix the pattern.

Pattern:
- Ch 11, start with 2nd ch from hook, sc 10 sts. Total =10
- Ch 1, turn, sc 10 sts (30x times). Total = 10
Cut off, weave in ends

Fold your crochet piece in half and sew the two sides closed with the scallop lining I mention below.

To create the scallop lining insert your hook (I changed to a smaller hook size) at the bottom of one side and sl st so the yarn stays in place. Next ch 3 and sl st in the following st, repeat until you reach the end of the row.

Lastly, you can crochet a design on your gift card holder. I decided to make a snowflake but you can choose whatever design you want. You can even personalize the cozy with the name of whoever is getting the gift card. Then you are finished!

Happy Holidays
X♥X♥
-Michelle

12.21.2014

Santa Coaster Crochet Pattern ♥ 12 Days of DIY

So today is day 9 of the 12 Days of DIY. I can't believe it's almost Christmas! However I still have three DIYs that I am going to share before Christmas arrives so keep checking my blog to see those handmade goodies! Today's DIY is another crochet pattern on how to make a cute Santa cup coaster. I think these would be adorable to have at a holiday party. You can place your tea or hot cocoa on top of these Santa's and not how to worry about your tables and counters getting messy.

You will need:
- Red, black and cream colored yarn
- A scrap of yellow yarn
- I/5.50 mm crochet hook
- Scissors
- Yarn needle
- A cotton puff
- Glue (I used a hot glue gun)

Abbreviations + tips
ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch
st(s) - stitch(es)
sc - single crochet
dec - decrease
inc - increase
cc - color change

*If something doesn't seem right let me know and I will try to fix the pattern.

Santa coaster (start with red yarn)
- Ch 9, starting with the second ch from hook, sc 8 sts. Total = 8 sts
- Ch 1, turn, inc 1st and last st, sc in between. Total = 10 sts 
- Ch 1, turn, sc 10 sts. Total = 10 sts
- Ch 1, turn, inc 1st and last st, sc in between. Total = 12 sts 
- Ch 1, turn, sc 12 sts. Total = 12 sts
- Ch 1, turn, inc 1st and last st, sc in between. Total = 14 sts 
- Ch 1, turn, sc 14 sts. Total = 14 sts
- Cc to black, ch 1, turn, sc 14 sts. Total 14 sts
- Cc to red. ch 1, turn Dec 1st and last st. Total = 12 sts
 Ch 1, turn, sc 12 sts. Total = 12 sts
- Ch 1, turn, dec 1st and last st. Sc in between. Total = 10 sts
- Ch 1, turn, sc 10 sts. Total = 10 sts
- Ch 1, turn, dec 1st and last st. Sc in between. Total = 8 sts
- Ch 1, turn, sc 8 sts. Total = 8 sts
- Cc to cream, ch 1, turn, sc 8 (2x times), Total = 8 sts
- Ch 1, turn, dec 1st and last st. Sc in between. Total = 6 sts
- Ch 1, turn, sc 6 sts. Total = 6 sts
- Ch 1, turn, dec 1st and last st. Sc in between. Total = 4 sts
- Ch 1, turn, sc 4 sts. Total = 4 sts
-  Cc to red, ch 1, turn, sc 4. Total = 4 sts
- Ch 1, turn, dec 1st and last st. Total = 2 sts
- Ch 1, turn, sc 2 sts. Total = 2 sts
- Dec the last st and cut off

I added the eyes by sewing through a couple of stitches with black yarn. To create Santa's beard I torn open a cotton puff and glue it right under his eyes. I also glued a scrap of cotton on top of his hat. You can also glue some cotton where is hat begins, I think that would look cute!

Happy Holidays
X♥X♥
-Michelle