September 28, 2010 § 1 Comment
A couple of weeks ago I found a stray kitten who I just couldn’t leave abandoned. So I took him home with me. He’s so cute and extremely needy. But don’t be fooled by his devilish good looks. I discovered that this cutie pie was doing his business under my bed. I just happen to keep my purses and handbags under there, and he just about crapped in each one. I had no choice but to throw them out. After that incident Fonzworth Bentley now has a bell added to his collar. Having a cat is a brand new experience for me so any advice would be greatly appreciated.
September 23, 2010 Comments Off on Apple Caramel Crunch Cake
On Monday evening I baked a German chocolate cake for my dads birthday. I don’t eat chocolate so I wanted to make something that I could also enjoy. I went to DC last weekend to visit my sis and nephew and picked up some delicious and sweet honey crisp apples at the local farmers market. Theses yummy apples were the inspiration for this cake.
I made mini cakes but this can also be prepared in a bunt or loaf pan.
Enjoy your weekend!
Apple Caramel Crunch Cake
-1/2 cup of flour
– 1/8 cup of sugar
– 1/4 Brown sugar
– 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
– 4 tablespoons of butter, melted
– 1/4 cup cashews or pecans, crushed
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare cake according to instructions. Peel and dice the apple into tiny pieces then add apples to the cake batter. Pour into the pan of your choice. Spoon caramel by the teaspoon evenly into the batter. Use a knife to blend the caramel do not stir. Set a side. For the topping, whisk flour, sugars, nuts, and cinnamon. Melt the butter and stir into the mixture until it becomes crumbly. Sprinkle on top of the cake batter. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and a tooth pic comes out clean.
September 13, 2010 Comments Off on Whose wedding is it anyway?
I recently attended my cousin’s wedding and it was just beautiful. Married or single, anytime there is a wedding one can’t help but think about planning their own. For example, who you want as your maid of honor, the venue, designing the cake, and of course the wedding dress. Some brides choose to spend loads of money on their dress but I can’t see spending tens of thousands of dollars on a dress you wear once.
A few trendy brands have created their own line of affordable wedding attire. Brands like The Limited, J.Crew, and BCBGMAXAZRIA design dresses for under $500. Nordstrom recently created a wedding shop on their site featuring dresses and accessories under a $1000 and J.Crew opened its first stand alone bridal boutique this past June.
Check out some of my favorite budget conscious weddings dresses below.
- More Dress Options for the Budget Bride (weddingbee.com)
- The World’s Most Fabulous, Most Affordable Wedding Gowns (forbes.com)
September 10, 2010 § 1 Comment
A couple girlfriends and I found the perfect place to hang after work on a Friday. Because I’m not a drinker, there isn’t much about happy hour that excites me. Mainly because I don’t indulge in the main ingredient that makes people happy. So what elses can make a person happy on a Friday night besides lots and lots of alcohol you ask? Ice cream of course!!! Well, not really ice cream but frozen yogurt. At Yogurtland just grab a cup, dispense as many flavors as you want, load up the toppings weigh it on the scale and pay. And get this most flavors are under 40 calories per once. I will take this over a cocktail any day!
Have a super weekend everyone!
September 8, 2010 Comments Off on Closet Redo
I’ve been in the process of redoing my closet for months. Just when I think I’m happy with my design I find something that I don’t like and I start the entire thing over from scratch.
After months of confusion, I’ve found my blueprint. I found the below picture here a couple of days ago and fell head over heals for the design. I can’t wait to start creating my own masterpiece. Wish me luck. I will keep you posted.
September 1, 2010 Comments Off on Over it!
Anyone over Apple?
Surprise surprise, Today Apple unveiled their new or should I say “billionth” update to it’s line of products at their fall 2010 convention. What does that mean for you? That last pair of Jimmy Choo sandals, on sale, in your size, you passed on, just to buy a shiny new iPod Nano is now sooooo last weeks technology.
As of today you can pre-order the new iPod Shuffle, Nano, and iPod touch. But this is what Stevie was extra excited to unveil…..Apple TV. Can anyone say world domination. Ugh and oh yeah another freegin update to iTunes and a huge update to the iPad that customers will have to wait until November for. And because Steve has such a big heart, he’s making the update free.
I’m starting to feel like I’m in the movie i Robot, where the new robots take over the world and those robots not willing to update to the new software are banished.
Consider me banished. My name is Jennifer and I’m a PC user :)
August 13, 2010 § 1 Comment
I was doing some internet window browsing on my favorite webstores, when I saw the above pair of suede lace up booties sold by The GAP. Too cute! It was a reminder that fall is only a month and a half away. Seems like summer just began. This weekend is tax-free weekend, so I will be partaking in guilt free retail therapy thanks to all the students returning to school in a few weeks.
Happy Friday. Have a Great Weekend!
Here are my top favorite boot trends for the up coming Fall season.