Planning a Bachelorette Party In Your Town

Hi Ladies!

So, this weekend I planned my first bachelorette Party for Vivian! I am the Maid of Honor, yay! Let me tell you, It was the most stressful yet most fun time ever and I want to share with you how to plan a staycation bachelorette party with your girls. So, of course, I was pretty new at this and did so much research and kind of put different ideas together.


Hotel or Air BNB it

Depending on what you’re doing. We rented an Airbnb close to the city and had a mini party. We decorated the whole apartment with bachelorette decor. It is easy for everyone to spend the night together and not have to worry about driving because you know what happens at a bachelorette, hehe! Plus, it is like a staycation.



Food & Drinks

Everyone brought a food tray and snacks. My favorite part was the Chic-fil-a nuggets, haha! YUMMY! It just makes everything so much easier and saves time for the party set up. Cupcakes are from Doole’s Baking Co and they were amazingly delicious. We ordered  Almond Raspberry and Chocolate. I definitely recommend! I made a Fizzy Pineapple alcohol beverage and it was amazing! Here is the recipe.

Screen Shot 2018-08-03 at 5.46.08 PMIngredients

– One 12 oz of Frozen can Pineapple Juice Concentrate thawed

– One 6 oz of Frozen can Lemonade concentrate thawed

– Four 1/2 cups of cold water

– 1 Liter of club soda

– Assorted fruits such as pineapple, blueberries, strawberries, lime, and raspberries.

– Garnishes such as fresh mint

I am going to make this easy breezy! Slice up pineapple, lime, and strawberries &   literally, pour everything in a punch bowl. Pour liquor amount of your choice (drink responsibly) haha. Taa daa! DONE!

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How I Conquer My Day – Conquer Coffee

How I Conquer My Day – Conquer Coffee

Hello Hello!

Oops, I almost said happy Wednesday but it is only Tuesday & it is raining… I hate when that happens, but who am I kidding? Everyday is always rough for me, haha nothing new. Coffee is the only thing that makes me feel alive besides my vitamins, of course. Here is how I conquer my day.

I make a fresh cup of coffee every day and I officially found my new favorite, Conquer Coffee. I love that they have a lot to offer. From a single flavor coffee bag, variety/ single flavor pods. You can go from light to dark roast with all the same rich taste. I am always on the go and this is the perfect way to get the best quality cup of coffee instantly, even right at your doorstep. Conquer has prepaid options where you can pay ahead and get a box every month. How awesome is that? AMAZING! It is the only coffee company on the market that lets you choose what you want in your box sent right to you. You can also get 20% off your first order.

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Conquer Coffee was founded in Dallas, TX in 2017 by Stephen Nix. He is a young and brilliant man behind this great idea. His Goal – “Stephen wanted to create a variety-based coffee that could tailor to the individual and offer each customer a superior way to fuel their day—and their life.” says Conquer Coffee’s Website, and so far a success!

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& that is how I conquer my day! Have a great week, lovelies!


XOXO, Mary Alexius

My Way of Relaxing – Mythology

My Way of Relaxing – Mythology

Who else loves having a relaxing day or night in? I know I do. Relaxing to me is a time where I am worry free and not as tense. My way of relaxing is throwing on loose fitting clothes and lighting up my favorite all natural candles by Mythology. Mythology is based in Richardson, TX right outside of Dallas. I stumbled across their page through Richardson Living, one of my favorite pages I follow. They post all of the best food places/ events near me since I live in the area.

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Maria, the owner/ founder of Mythology does such a great job with her candles. They are known for being “Rooted in Nature ➕ Minimalist, vegan soy candles ➕ Hand-poured ➕ Small batch”, says their Instagram page. I am obsessed with the Flora English Rose + Birchwood scent. It is light and fresh, perfect for the spring season. If you love the smell of flowers you are going to be obsessed just as much as I am. This candle contains fresh cut roses and sweet, woodsy undertones of birchwood, cypress, and tonka beans. I am also an essential oil freak and love turning on my diffuser in my apartment and lighting this candle up does the same trick, I love it.


You can find their candles on Etsy and all of their pop up shots are listed on HERE.


Have a great week & I love reading your comments.

XOXO, Mary Alexius

My Top Crawfish Spots in Dallas

My Top Crawfish Spots in Dallas

One thing I look forward to most this time of year is crawfish. I am Catholic and it is the time to fast. I really enjoy Lent because I get to challenege myself yet replicate the sacrifices Jesus went through for 40 days. Every Friday I am going to be eating seafood until Easter Sunday. In honor of that I wanted to share a few seafood spots that are my favorite here in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that are definitely worth trying considering that it is that time of the year, yay! I could eat crawfish everyday & nothing is better than eating it off the gulf coast but I have some great places for y’all locally.

One. Hookline – Plano // Two. The Boiling Crab – Richardson // Three. Rocking Crab – Dallas // Four. Shell Shack – Uptown // Five. Aw Shucks – Lower Greenville

If you do happen to go to these spots be sure to tag me on Instagram @maryyalexiuss. I want to see what you eat maybe I will try it next time. 😉 Also, if I missed any great spots please comment below. I would love to try.

xoxo, Mary Alexius

A Lively Christmas

A Lively Christmas

Merry Christmas lovelies!!!


It is the time of the year where we spend time with our loved ones, eat, sing Christmas carols, and open gifts. Every year my family gets together and has dinner on Christmas Eve at my grandmother’s house and talk about how the year flew by and remanence on our memories and I love It. At midnight we gather in the living room and count down until midnight and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and get ready too open gifts. It is insanely hard getting a huge family together to open gifts and get organized but I couldn’t be happier to have a big family to spend the holidays with. This is my favorite time of the year.



Today, on Christmas Day I was cozy in my Lively Deep V No-Wire Bra. Let me tell you, this whole no wire deal is a game changer when It comes to lounging around that I had to share with y’all. I am totally with the movement of ‘Leissurée’ another category and point of view of lingerie by yours truly, Lively.


XOXO, Mary Alexius

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Saranghae (Love) 5 Step Anti-Aging Skin Care Routine – Review

Saranghae (Love) 5 Step Anti-Aging Skin Care Routine – Review

Hey y’all,

I am so excited to be collaborating with one of the best skin care companies in the market right now, Saranghae. Incase y’all didn’t know Saranghae means LOVE. I have been using this 5 step routine for a month and a half and I couldn’t be happier with the results and I am so excited to share it with you. Saranghae is the #1 fastest growing Korean beauty product in the United States in 2017. Asian botanicals are used in this high quality product and that was their goal; to provide the ‘most innovative products with world class experience’, they said and they were not wrong.


This product taught me how to love myself in my own skin and to make me have that glow as if I had a full eight hours of sleep, haha! Being a college student, blogger, full time worker, and trying to maintain my social life is tough. I was tired of looking like a zombie everyday, with that being, the purpose of this product is to heal + regenerate + protect the skin.

Here is a walk through,

Step 1: Saranghae Nourishing & Moisturizing Oil + Foam Cleanser with Truffle Extract & Gold


Okay, who else doesn’t like gold? Well how do you feel about washing your face with REAL GOLD? YES, REAL GOLD! This cleanser has 2 of the most luxurious ingredients in the market, truffle extract & gold. Talk about fancy. This makes not only a great makeup remover but also a great face wash itself. I noticed a big difference in my skin and clear ups.

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Step 2: Saranghae Deep Radiance Essence + Serum

This serum is designed to give your skin control and keep It from being dry or too oily. It balances your skin’s potential hydrogen level and keeps It from inflaming or breaking out.

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Step 3: Saranghae Firm and Lift Cellular Regeneration Cream

I think of this cream as a natural face lift and used with all organic ingredients. This magic piece repairs damaged skin cells and helps reduce wrinkle depth and width; I mean I am not trying to do botox, haha!

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Step 4: Saranghae Focus Renewal Eye Cream

Eyes are such a big part of beauty. Bags are a no, at least for me. This eye cream does wonders and I hardly get any sleep due to how busy I am.

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Step 5: Saranghae Elemental Essence Mask

This one is also my favorite because it gives me an excuse to relax while having the mask on. It is a lightweight mask to help calm inflamed skin, and enhance your natural color for a nice glow.

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Overall, I am satisfied with the results and my love story journey with this product was a success. Here is the link to their website CLICK HERE.

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Happy Holidays!!!

XOXO, Mary Alexius

Here are their Social Links (This is where you can find our how to use videos!)

About Saranghae:

Saranghae is an award winning Korean 5 Step Anti-Aging skin care routine that heals, regenerates and protects your skin. Saranghae’s focus on natural ingredients and highly effective products has helped them become the fastest growing Korean skin care brand in the United States.

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A Thanksgiving Favorite

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!!!

Everyone has their favorite dish on Thanksgiving & mine is sweet potato casserole. Today I am using Celebrating Sweets’ photos in my blog to present this dish. I am making this tasty casserole for the third time this year.

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 This is a very simple but tasty dish. I made this for the first time two years ago for my family and they loved it. I never cared for sweet potato but it has grown on me the past few years. It has all of my favorite combinations in one. I love that the sweet potato has it’s natural sweetness. The Streusel is the cherry on top for me. I learned this dish by looking at multiple recipes and just putting my own recipe together. I came across Celebrating Sweets’ website on Pinterest and I saw the streusel and I definitely wanted to try it.


Thanksgiving is one of the only times you can get away with eating a lot; my favorite time of the year. A tradition I have been doing for many years is I eat until I cant anymore then go black Friday shopping to walk off all of the food I ate. Sounds like a good idea right?


 I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine do. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!


Time 20 minutes

 Mashed Sweet Potatoes

3 pounds of sweet potato (peeled and chopped)

2 tablespoons of unsalted butter

1/4 cup of milk*, evaporated milk, or half & half

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon* or pumpkin pie spice

2 tablespoons of brown sugar lite or regular*.

Add salt to your preference


4 tablespoons of unsalted butter

1/4 cup of brown sugar

1/4 cup of all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon of salt

1/2 cup of chopped pecans

2-3 cups of marshmallows (I love extra)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and prepare a casserole dish and spray with pam baking butter or olive oil.

2. Place sweet potato in a pot to boil and cover for 7 minutes or until tender. Drain sweet potatoes once they are done and return them to the pot.

3. Add remaining ingredients for the mash to the pot and stir with a mixer or whatever works for you.

4. Transfer the mashed potatoes to the casserole dish and spread evenly then transfer to the oven until heated throughly.

5. While that is cooking add topping ingredients to a bowl and stir until throughly combined.

6. Remove casserole from the oven and top with marshmallows then sprinkle streusel on top.

7. Place back in the oven for 10-15 minutes until marshmallows are golden brown.


*what ingredient I used

What a great turn out.

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Happy Holidays!

XOXO, Mary Alexius