Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Coffee Talk

discuss amongst ya-selves..... 

Oh Jennifer, Jennifer, Jennifer...... 
She's moved on from the divorce with new boy-toy in hand.  Is she ever, ever, single?

The most surprising unsurprising thing about the new guy.... 
he's a 24 year old back up dancer.
J LO! We tried this already!

It doesn't work!
I know all 24 year olds are DYING to take on baby twins and all..... 

Pippa's a girl after my own heart.  Not only is she gorgeous, fashionable, and all the rage at the moment -
but she knows how to rebound and rebound well.  Show that ex who's boss with not 1, but TWO british boys. 

sure, one has a serious receding hair line - but thats what the other one with the long blonde locks is for. 

Anne Hathaway is engaged!

The guy she's been dating since her crazy embezzling ex has popped the question.  
How cute and all-American couple are they with that adorable pup? 

Miley Cyrus said she's a stoner.... now she's saying it's a joke.
 
Something about her being called "Bob Miley" as a joke at her 19th birthday party.....I think it's probably true, because I'm guessing the only way people can handle being around her and hearing her obnoxious voice is by being high as a kite.  

Seriously... look at that mouth.  I'm cringing just thinking about the sounds.
I know you all agree. 

You know how celebs celebrate Thanksgiving? They don't sit at home in their sweats and pig out like I do.... they go flaunt their skinny bods all over Cabo.

 w George Clooney...
and joining them... 

gimme this cover-up...
I really need to get to Cabo.... 


Has anyone seen the first episode of Kourtney and Kim Take NY yet??? It didn't DVR so I haven't caught it yet... but I can't wait to see how the whole Kris + Kim thing plays out. 
Kim sure looked THRILLED and lovely as ever in this Thanksgiving pic


also - be sure to check out the victoria's secret fashion show tonight


...a show you and your significant other can finally agree on :) 


xoxo

Monday, November 28, 2011

Monogram Monday

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday :) 

I am more exhausted than I thought I would be, but it was great to be home with my family and have my aunt and cousins in town. 
This is how I am currently feeling
and it was well worth it!

I helped out in the kitchen as much as possible - appetizers and desserts only.... I leave the important traditions to the pros. 
Here are a couple of things I made:


sweet & sour meatballs


 cheesy artichoke dip 

lemon bars

and I released my inner Martha Stewart and tablescaped...


My cousin is engaged and we headed over Friday to Bridals by Lori (Atlanta's Say Yes to The Dress) and went wedding dress shopping!
She picked a gorgeous dress, Monty "jacked her up", and I am in love with the dress she picked! 
celebrating finding the dress :) 

And incase you are already thinking ahead to Christmas like I am.... 
these do-it-yourself monogram candles would make great inexpensive hostess gifts or gifts for friends! 

After making monogram cookies... use the cookie cutter + a hammer to make a personalized candle!

xoxo

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The time to give thanks....

Thanksgiving is the time to give thanks..... 

ya know what I'm giving thanks for today?

A friend informed me that Watch What Happens Live is going to be on 
5 DAYS A WEEK!

THANK YOU ANDY COHEN :) 
Love that show and love him to death.

I'm also thankful that I made it back down south safely, after a very bumpy flight, to 75 degree weather! 

xoxo

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monogram Monday

Thanksgiving Week has finally arrived :) 
I'm so so excited to be heading home tomorrow to spend the holiday with my family! 
Can't wait to cook, eat, sleep, drink, eat and sleep some more. 

I'm absolutely in love with this monogrammed throw from West Elm

Currently 20% off online! 
Lots of monograms to choose from.... and that blue would match the blue in my bedroom perfectly!


They also have some other monogrammed goodness


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xoxo


Friday, November 18, 2011

Tory Burch Sandals

Tory Burch sandals are by far my favorite shoes in the world.... in the summer they are all I wear. 

When I saw her new Resort 2012 sandals I immediately 
added them to my wish list! 




And they are already available for pre-order! 
Can't wait for some warm weather and sand in a few weeks when I can pull my flip flops back out! 

Hope you all have a great weekend :) 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

RZ and LC

whilst browsing online for clothes I don't have money for and will never buy, I came across Rachel Zoe's Resort Collection and some pieces from Lauren Conrad's Paper Crown that I really, really like.  
so if I did have money... I'd buy me some of this. 





and switching to paper crown
almost the exact same dress as above




xoxo

Wishlist Wednesday: Home Edition

lusts for mi casa......

a pretty decanter for the bar

old wooden skis as wall decor
I've gone skiing 3 times in my life, suck at it, don't like it
but think these would look seriously amazing in a mudroom
I know all of you that suck at skiing totally agree. 

a beautiful wood serving tray

vintage champagne ice bucket

etched mercury glass accessories


cusinart 5 in 1 griddler


saw a commercial... this thing does it all. 
I'm obsessedddd and must have it. 

xoxo

Too Much Chocolate Cake w Peanut Butter Chips

I made this cake this weekend and it couldn't have been easier - or more delicious! 

The recipe calls for just chocolate, but I added added some Reese's Peanut Butter Chips.  (Butterscotch chips would have been great too) And the cup of sour cream makes this cake so moist and rich! 

Too Much Chocolate Cake w Peanut Butter Chips

Ingredients

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package devil's food cake mix
  • 1 (5.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (I used 1.5 cups peanut butter chips, and half cup chocolate chips)

  • Directions

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).


    • In a large bowl, mix together the cake and pudding mixes, sour cream, oil, beaten eggs and water. Stir in the chocolate chips and pour batter into a well greased 12 cup bundt pan.
    • Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until top is springy to the touch and a wooden toothpick inserted comes out clean
      1.  Cool cake thoroughly in pan at least an hour and a half before inverting onto a plate If desired, dust the cake with powdered sugar
      1.  I nixed the powdered sugar and opted for frosting and decorating with more peanut butter and chocolate chips. 

     and finally.... 


    xoxo