Friday, March 29, 2013

Food Porn Friday

Can we all please take a moment to soak in how adorable these are?!  When I first saw these Chocolate Cheesecake Eggs with Passion Fruit Sauce on Raspberri Cupcakes I thought no way am I going to have time to make something this adorable.  But it turns out you can buy the chocolate shells pre-made and this instantly becomes an easy no-bake dessert.  To save time I would even substitute jam in stead of the sauce.  Cute and simple, right? Check out their tutorial, so easy to follow.  

Darlings I am going to be having a busy (but fun)weekend.  My parents are staying with me tonight and we're going out for drinks with Mac then making dinner at my little casa.  Saturday is egg dying with my niece, I'm going to try some of the techniques I posted on Wednesday.  Then Sunday is full of love, family, and friends as we all get together to celebrate.  Have a wonderful weekend and happy Easter, I hope you get lots of treats in your baskets!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Last Minute Easter Ideas

Can you believe it?  March is almost over and Easter will be here in a few days!  Just in case you're like me (and looking for some serious inspiration) here are a few fun ideas I've come across that would be great for brunch with friends, spending time with family, or decorating with little ones:

Chocolate Shavings rubber band eggs (mint and pink, love)
Studio DIY sprinkle eggs
The SoHo NY subway eggs
Fellow Fellow printable Easter egg stickers (perfect for gifts)
Whats Gabby Cooking blood orange mimosas
Roxana's Italian Easter bread 
Fawn brilliant paint chip Easter garland

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

How Often Do You Change Your Look?

When is it time to change things up a little?  I am constantly making changes to my kitchen and living room but when it comes to myself I never know when to make a change. I have known women that change their look based on season, and others that get a hair cut because they can't seem to loose the baby weight and need a boost. 

With no set pattern of my own, it took my friend calling to tell me she hadn't cut my hair in six months for me to bet my butt in the salon.  And let me say I didn't realize it how much I needed this new cut.  Getting a slight change to my hair was much less expensive then a new outfit and has me feeling brand new for spring! So what's your routine, when is the best time for a new look? 

Friday, March 22, 2013

Food Porn Friday

I know we have another week until Easter but I just couldn't resist these macaron stuffed eggs!  I love jelly beans but I sure wouldn't mind getting a couple of these babies in my basket.  Have you been to Sugar & Cloth?  I just found out about it last night and I am hooked!    

Anyone have fun weekend plans?  My friend Kimmie is cutting my hair tonight, there will be champagne after.  Then I think Mac and I might hit up tacos on the beach for dinner.  Other than that it should be a pretty quiet weekend with yoga, reading, and then brunch with family and friends on Sunday.  Have a happy, relaxing weekend darlings!

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Currently Craving BHLDN

I have a new favorite store (and I wish this is was a sponsored post).  My friend Lauren pinned a champagne flute from BHLDN and now I want everything from the site.  They are primarily a wedding site but their table/kitchen accessories are to die for, their shoes are fabulous, and I am seriously craving some of their lingerie. I love it all!  I feel like they've captured my essence and are now selling it back to me.  What are some of your new favorite sites?   

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Would You Have An At Home Bar?

I love the idea of an at home bar...Mac is totally against it, he thinks it makes a space look cluttered.  But after getting some fabulous decanters and looking at these pictures how can I resist?  Luckily for Mac we don't live together, because I'm already planning my bar. Here are some ideas that have been inspiring me...

My almost one bedroom apartment is so small I know I don't have room for a full bar cart, but I adore the idea of using a dresser top (especially since my living room has a dresser just like the one on the right).  

I also love the look of these two more traditional carts, clean and simple with a lot of style.  Something about having a bar at home makes me feel like I'm in an old movie.  What do you think?  Would you have an at home bar or does it clutter the space?  Any suggestions?

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Food Porn Friday

Happy Friday, hallelujah it's the weekend!  Today's picture is Sprinkle Bakes banoffee pie (which sounds fabulous) in honor of St. Patrick's Day this weekend.

Saturday I'll be filling Etsy orders then Mac and I are meeting my brother and his wife at Public School 310 a new pub that is supposed to have great drinks and cheddar bacon tots, happiness   I think so.  

Then Sunday we'll be celebrating our Irish heritage with friends and family and hopefully watching The Quiet Man one of my favorite old movies.  What are you up to this weekend?  Hope it's fun whatever you do!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

What Is Your Favorite "Irish" Dessert?

Do you have a favorite "Irish" dessert?  With St. Patrick's day around the corner I've been looking for inspiration for a dessert to make this weekend. The problem is I have found too many delicious looking treats and now I want to make them all.  Help!  What to do, what to do.  Too many treats so little time.  Here are a few of the mouth watering dessert ideas I've come across:

Sprinkle Bakes Baileys Cupcakes
My Baking Addiction Chocolate Pudding with Irish Cream
The Curvy Carrot Irish Cream Bread Pudding
Annie Eats Sticky Toffee Pudding
Key Ingredient Banoffee Pie

My original plan was to do something with Baileys but I do have a soft spot for banoffee pie and sticky toffee putting.  What looks good to you?

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Raspberry Lemon Bars

Is there anyone that doesn't love a lemon bar?  I distinctly remember my first lemon bar, I was all of about five years old and standing with my dad in line at the coffee counter of a book store.  At that height I was eye level with a pile of sun yellow lemon bars covered in fluffy powdered little heart wanted one!  I remember biting into it and being sprinkled with the powdered sugar like fairy dust.  Needless to say it was the beginning of a beautiful friendship that lead me to create a batch of these... 

My aunt asked me to make lemon bars a few weeks ago and since I knew there would be champagne involved in our afternoon together I thought "why not pair the lemon bars with the champagne and add a little raspberry?' I took my regular lemon bar recipe, gave it a new twist and let me tell ya it was suuuch a good idea!  

With the delicate raspberry and refreshing lemon these are the perfect way to welcome in spring.  Enjoy, recipe and more pictures after the jump!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Food Porn Friday

Food porn for a cold and rainy Friday!  Who's craving chowder in a bread bowl?  This girl!  

Something about this cold and rainy weather has my wanderlust going crazy.  I need a mini break, so Mac and I are headed up to my parents for the weekend.  Not a full vacation but eating chowder by the sea, going for morning runs on ranch land, and having drinks by the fire has me so excited!  

What are you up to this weekend?  Whatever your doing I hope it involves comfort food and lots of love.  Happy Friday darlings!

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Do You Have A Signature Cocktail?

Do you have a signature cocktail?  I always loved the idea of having a signature drink.  When I first started drinking I used to get sweeter martinis or easy cocktails like rum and cokes that would translate easily traveling around Europe.  

Now that I've refined my tastes a little, and I'm not trying to impress anyone, I have to admit that I adore champagne cocktails.  You know I love champagne and the extra kick of a champagne cocktail makes for the perfect night out.  If you feel like ordering me a drink I'll have a French 75

If you're looking for cocktail inspiration check out some of the delicious drinks from A Crimson Kiss and the fun Frocktail posts from The SoHo.  

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Food Porn Friday

Praise the Lord it's Friday, somebody pour me a cocktail!  I am so excited for the weekend because this picture actually comes from The Attic where Mac and I will be having brunch with our friends on Sunday.  Just take a look at their brunch menu and tell me your mouth isn't watering.  

Aside from that I hope to have a quiet weekend with yoga, a bike ride, and maybe a margarita on the beach cuz it's supposed to hit 80 on Saturday!  Southern California, sometimes I love you.  What are your plans for the weekend?  Happy Friday darlings! 
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