Martha and Me

I was reading Martha Stewart Living the other day (I’m pretty sure my Mom sent me the subscription!) and there was an article about S’mores.  I do love a s’more!  In fact, one of my fondest memories of my recent trip to South Africa is roasting marshmallows and making s’mores after safari one night.

There’s so many ways to be creative with your s’mores these days.  Martha suggested using ginger snaps or chocolate wafers instead of graham crackers.  Sneak a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup in with the marshmallow.  There are so many fun options.  What about some bacon with the chocolate and marshmallow?  Try it!  xoxo

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Sun Spots are Yucky

I used to love to sit in the sun. Baby oil with iodine mixed in along with an aluminum foil reflector was the norm.  Laying out from 10am-4pm was the schedule.  My goodness how times have changed!  Now I wear 70 strength sunscreen, long sleeve bathing suits and a hat.

I ran upon a DIY face mask that can help with those pesky sun spots that seem to appear out of nowhere.  It’s good and so easy!  xoxo

Mix 1 tablespoon of applesauce with 1 teaspoon of unfiltered apple cider vinegar.  Smooth on clean skin, make sure to avoid your eyes!  Leave on for 10 minutes and then rinse.

Hot Buttered Bourbon- Yes Please!

I’m loving these cooler temps, it just makes me want to get out my boots, sweaters and drink bourbon! Break out the snuggies and enjoy. Xoxo

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Hot Buttered Bourbon

10mins · 2 Servings
Ingredients 
1 cup apple cider

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

1 tablespoon honey

¼ teaspoon cloves

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon ground ginger

½ cup (4 ounces) bourbon

Cinnamon sticks for garnish

Is that Chanel You’re Wearing?

You may have noticed this season that pearls on shoes, boots and anything else you can put them on is the style.  Chanel started the trend with their Spring collection and then Gucci followed.  But guess what?  You can get these fabulous boots with pearl and metal studs from Express that are a fraction of the cost of either Gucci or Chanel.  Yes, I said Express!  And they just happen to be on sale for $41.94.  xoxo

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Bubblicious

Everybody knows my favorite color is PINK! Baby pink, hot pink, salmon pink, it makes no difference, I love them all.  I was surfing on the H & M website and saw the best new coat.  It’s pink, stylish and very affordable ($119).  I’m sure it won’t be around long! xoxo

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PEEPS are the Best!

Those who know me are aware that I’m a huge PEEP fan.  I eat these treats all year round because my freezer is full of them!  I found this recipe below and I think it’s a great fall treat you will enjoy, plus it’s super easy.  xoxo

 

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This PEEPS® inspired creation is courtesy of: Marshmallow PEEPS
PEEPS Pumpkin Caramel Cupcakes

TOTAL TIME
60 MIN.

INGREDIENTS

Cupcakes
1 standard size box spice cake mix
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup canned pumpkin
4 eggs
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Frosting
1 pkg. (8 oz.) Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 – 4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping sauce
Pinch of salt
Garnish
24 PEEPS Marshmallow Pumpkins
Optional
Extra caramel sauce for drizzling over frosting

INSTRUCTIONS

Cupcakes
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Place 24 cupcake liners in cupcake pans.
In a large bowl, combine cake mix, water, eggs, oil, pumpkin and cinnamon. Once all ingredients are combined, mix on medium speed for two minutes.
Fill cupcake liners with batter approximately 2/3 of the way full.
Bake for 17-22 minutes or until tops spring back lightly when touched.
Remove from oven and place on wire rack. Allow to cool completely prior to frosting.

Frosting
BEAT cream cheese, butter, caramel and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until blended.
Gradually beat in sugar. Blend in salt. Spread or pipe onto cupcakes. Optional, garnish with a drizzle of caramel sauce and pinch of sea salt. Top with PEEPS Marshmallow Pumpkins just prior to serving. STORE cupcakes in refrigerator.

 

Sparkly Girls Have More Fun

Recently I was watching Andy Cohn late night.  You know that I love all things Bravo!  I’ve been seeing these fabulous Saint Laurent boots on celebrities for a couple of months and I’m in love.  I never met a sparkle that I didn’t love!  Kim Zolciak was wearing The Boots.  They retail for a whopping $10,000.  I figured it was just a matter of time until somebody knocked them off.  Jessica Simpson to the rescue for a mere $169.00!

xoxo