Sunday, January 20, 2013

My Favorite Snacks/ Meals to Have on Hand!

Hey guys!
I hope you guys enjoyed my last blog post about fitness!

This blog pst I'm going to be talking about my favorite foods to have on hand at home!

1.) Quesadilla's!  I like to use Chihuahua cheese, that's What I call it but I'm not sure that's what it's really called. and then you just need flour tortillas! Put on tortilla in a pan heat it up add cheese and another tortilla flip and repeat until all cheese is melted and the tortilla's are golden.

2.) Spaghetti! Any type of noodles and a jar of Prego Sweet Tomato Basil sauce. A half a cup is 2 servings of vegetables!

3.) Cheese Ravioli! I get the All Natural Everyday essentials kind from Jewel. There's enough for a ton of servings in there and I just add so pasta sauce, yum!

4.) Macaroni and cheese! (are you sensing a pasta obsession?) My favorite is the President's choice white cheddar that we get by the case from my cousins in canada ;)

Those are my favorite snacks, what are yours?

As always if you have any questions or post ideas/requests, please fell free to comment down below, e-mail me at, mention me on twiter @ButtercupJordan, or message me on Tumblr! (direct link at the top of my page)
-Jordan xox

Thursday, January 17, 2013

My Gym Routine!

Hey Guys!

Seeing that this is the new year, I thought I would do a blog post about my fitness routine that I do while I'm at the gym! I go to the gym usually around once a week with my mom, and then I tend to run on the treadmill at least one more time a week. Not much I know, but I'm working on it :)
First I run/ walk on the treadmill. I'm kind of on and off with a weekly running program building you up to run 20 minutes straight, and that's not going super well, so usually I just choose a combo of walking and running, like today it was 4 minutes walk, 3 minutes run repeat 3 times.

I then Move to the floor and work on a mat where I do the 100 workout.

Then, instead of running for ten minutes, because I already ran some, I do 10 minutes on the elliptical. I feel like this workout is really good at working your legs, abs and arms. 
Side note: for the set of 50 crunches I do bicycle.
I really like the running and 100 workout because I can do both at home. Whether I'm going out for a run in my neighborhood, or I'm running on the treadmill we have at my house.
On another side note, today I did a "1 min" plank after this too. I couldn't hold for 1 minute straight, so I did 30 seconds, down 10, and then up 30 more. 

Lastly I like to do some arms. I like to go to the bicep curl machine and do 15 each on 15lb and 20lb, then I do 20 on both weights as well. By the 20 reps of 20lb's I'm usually getting pretty tired :/ so I take a 10 second breather in there too. 

I hope you guys founds this post informative! Look for more fitness posts coming soo!

As always if you have any questions or post ideas/requests, please fell free to comment down below, e-mail me at, mention me on twiter @ButtercupJordan, or message me on Tumblr! (direct link at the top of my page)
-Jordan xox

Monday, January 14, 2013

How I Roll When It Comes to Finals :)

Howdy ya'll! Im currently sitting at my lunch table after having finished takijg my history final, fingers crossed i didn't fail :/ and i was thinking, i should do a blog post about how i get through finals week. without further ado:
1. I watched a yt video on how to survive finals week, and i know he meant it as a joke, but he Said to dress up for one of your finals! Its actually really fun when you show up in a skirt or decent clothes and the rest of the school is wearing yoga pants ;)

I'm going to insert some pictures of what I wore to last years finals, but I don't have access to those photos right now.

2.  I try to drink more water than coffee. My mom od'd on coffee/caffeine when she was in college because she was trying to stay awake for finals and had to be hospitalized, so I try and avoid excessive amounts of coffee.

3. Excersise. It helps you stay awake, plus sitting in your bed on the computer is not exactly good for you, so try to get a couple of runs in that week!

4.Study with your friends! They're your best reference, they're in your classes, so they're going to know exactly whats going on! (hopefully)

5.Don't stress out. It's the worst thing to do during finals week. You really just need to chill! Don't spend more time stressing than studying!

If I think of any more ideas, I'll add them but TTFN!

Good Luck :)

As always if you have any questions or post ideas/requests, please fell free to comment down below, e-mail me at, mention me on twiter @ButtercupJordan, or message me on Tumblr! (direct link at the top of my page)
-Jordan xox

Monday, January 07, 2013

New Year's Tag! Reflections, Resolutions, & Favorites

Hey Guys! Sorry for the lack of posts recently, but I ended up not being able to fufill my Blogaday promise :/ very sorry.

anyways, this is a tag I saw BeautyBaby44 do on her vlog channel, so I thought I would do it here on my blog! 

Her Video:

Feel Free to do this tag on your blog or youtube channel too!

12 Highlights from 2012
(in no particular order)

1- Going to Hawaii with my Best Friend in the Whole world in March!
I went with my school and It was literally one of the Best experiences ever! I definitely want to take more trips with her!

2- I got my learners permit for Driving!
 I have quite few hours left before I can get my license  but when I get it I'll be doing a blog post, no worries! :)

3- I got a Job! 
I got a job in October at my orthodontists office. Basically I clean/sanitize all the instruments and set up the chairs and stuff. Not very glamorous, I know, but I couldn't  get a job anywhere else anyways because I'm not 16 yet (4 more days!)

4- Getting a Passport! 
I got a passport a few months ago in order to go to canada for Thanksgiving and I was so excited! I might be going to Spain with my school in a few years, so I was really excited to get a passport.

5- Making this Blog! 
Making a blog was definitely a Highlight of 2012. I would be so bored without this blog! I hope I get a ton of more followers in the coming year and that this Blog becomes even bigger!

6- I finished my Freshman year of High School! 
It was a very treacherous one, but I finally finished and I survived! Whoohoo!

7- Going to my Cousins Wedding! 
My Cousin Ali got married this summer and It was sooo fun. My brother Shawn was the Ring Bearer, Rose was the flower girl, and Annie and I got to help out as well! I had soo much fun and I can't wait to attend another wedding!

8- Meeting Elle and Blair Fowler!
 I was so excited that I got to attend their Chicago Book Signing. I didn't think I would be able to go, but my dad actually agreed to take me! I hope I have a chance to meet them again soon!

9- I kept a phone for over a year!  (can you tell I'm running out of Ideas?)
I know that's not much of an accomplishment, but I don't have great luck with phones. I've gotten one stolen, and dropped another in a toilet, (embarrassing story post?) so I'm very happy that I've kept my phone, however crappy, for over a year :)

10- I went to Canada! Although not extremely exotic, I did get out of the country which was very exciting! :)

11- I went 6 months without a stove/oven!
Our oven broke in June, and we didn't buy a new one until Late november. Don't ask me why, but we did. I definitely learned how to be more resourceful!

12- I went to "sleepaway" camp!
Okay, It was only for like 4 days, but I ended up being able to go to Sleepover camp via Eleni's church and it was really fun! I hope I can go again this summer!

13 Goals for 2013

1- Not procrastinate as much!
I am a terrible procrastinator. I'm soooo bad. I leave everything to the last possible minute, and I going to try and not do that as much/ at all this year.

2- Get my Driver's License!
I'm hoping to get my drivers license in the next few months! Cross your fingers!

3- Finish my Sophomore year without any major scratches! 

4- Buy a Car!
I'm hoping to save up my money and buy my own car this year! (Cross your fingers for this one too!)

5- Better this Blog!
If you ever have post Idea's or any idea's for this blog, you guys know where to contact me! (see the bottom of any post!)

6- Get a iPhone or a Smartphone!
I'm know with all of my friends to have the dinosaur phone, so I'm hoping to get a smartphone in the VERY near future :)

7- Go out of the Country!
Whether this means Canada, or somewhere else!

8- Meet Beautybaby44!
I'm really hoping I can attend one of her meetup this year!

9- Go to the Vampire Diairie's convention in April!
My aunt and I are thinking of going! I really Just want to meet Ian Somerholder! ;)

10- Get a Kitchen-aid!
You guys know how much I LOVE baking and I've always wanted a kitchen aid, so my goal it to get one this year :)

11- Eat Healthier!
I'm not a very healthy eater. Like at all. I'm going to attempt to eat healthier this year, although I had a tripple cheeseburger from stake and shake for dinner soooooo...

12- Go to the Gym more often!
My mom has a Gym membership and she takes me sometimes when she goes, but I really want to try and go more often!

13-Be nicer to people!
I have a tendency to be kind of mean and or standoffish to people sometimes, so I'm going to try and be more calm around people :)

#1 product of 2012

My number one product of 2012 is probably my Urban Decay Naked Palette. I use it pretty much every day when I do my makeup. I 100% recommend it to everyone!

What was your most loved TV show of 2012?
My most loved TV show of 2012!?!?! I think it would probably be Dance Moms like Lindsey, just because I watched that consistently through out the entire year, butI've become very recently obsessed with The Vampire Diarie's as well :)

What was your most loved song of 2012?
We are Young by fun. That song will forever remind me of 2012, and I like the message of it as well :)

What was your worst decision/flaw of 2012?
The worst flaw of my 2012 was that My Grandfathers and both my mom and dad's side died this year. both of their deaths were fairly sudden, and I really miss them both. It's taough me never to take people for granted.

What were your most visited websites of 2012?
My most visited websites of 2012 were definitely:
and for a while there :)

I hope you guys enjoyed this post! TTYL ;)
As always if you have any questions or post ideas/requests, please fell free to comment down below, e-mail me at, mention me on twiter @ButtercupJordan, or message me on Tumblr! (direct link at the top of my page)
-Jordan xox