a griswald family christmas

have you ever seen the movie christmas vacation? if not it is a must rent. let me break it down for you 1.) insane family (yet lovable and fun)and2.) everything goes wrong (yet somehow ends up right) how should i start things off? oh yea twas three days before christmas and all through the house […]

Sale Alert

Anthropologie Sale! My scores Houndstooth Coat $50! Heartland Warmth Coat $50! Chardonnay Sheen Dress Filoplume Cardigan  Want more Anthro sale? Check out my favorite blog http://effortlessanthropologie.blogspot.com/ Piperlime sale extra 20% off today too!

Sale Alert

Anthropologie Sale! My scores Houndstooth Coat $50! Heartland Warmth Coat $50! Chardonnay Sheen Dress Filoplume Cardigan  Want more Anthro sale? Check out my favorite blog http://effortlessanthropologie.blogspot.com/ Piperlime sale extra 20% off today too!

beware of the baby buzz killers

so there is something in the kool-aide….again. meaning prego friends and family. I love my nieces and I love my cousins daughter, emma….not sure what she is to me..my second cousin? anyway she is adorable as well. her and my new niece eliza. all my nieces and nephew love em. however there are certain people […]

beware of the baby buzz killers

so there is something in the kool-aide….again. meaning prego friends and family. I love my nieces and I love my cousins daughter, emma….not sure what she is to me..my second cousin? anyway she is adorable as well. her and my new niece eliza. all my nieces and nephew love em. however there are certain people […]

Shopaholic Sales December 21

The online section is really picked over but the Breton Village store is JAM PACKED I scored a few dresses for under $50 Tops for $10 Skirts $20 They also have back issues of their anthology magazine for only $4 Little gifts, candles under $10, Napkins $4, wine corks $3, glassware $3 not that I […]

Shopaholic Sales December 21

The online section is really picked over but the Breton Village store is JAM PACKED I scored a few dresses for under $50 Tops for $10 Skirts $20 They also have back issues of their anthology magazine for only $4 Little gifts, candles under $10, Napkins $4, wine corks $3, glassware $3 not that I […]

Double Chocolate Cupcakes

Double Chocolate CupcakesRecipe from Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook Chocolate Frosting2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted6 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature1/2 cup unsweatened cocoa powder, sifted2 tablespoons of whole milk Beat the powdered sugar, butter and cocoa together in a freestanding electric mixer with a paddle attachment on medium-low speed until the mixture comes together […]

Double Chocolate Cupcakes

Double Chocolate CupcakesRecipe from Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook Chocolate Frosting2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted6 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature1/2 cup unsweatened cocoa powder, sifted2 tablespoons of whole milk Beat the powdered sugar, butter and cocoa together in a freestanding electric mixer with a paddle attachment on medium-low speed until the mixture comes together […]

Chocolate – Peppermint Fantasy Cake

Chocolate – Peppermint Fantasy CakeCourtesy of  Holiday Baking by Better Homes and Gardens Prep: 45 MinutesStand: 30 MinutesBake: 35 MinutesCool: 10 MinutesChill: up to 4 hoursOven: 350 Ingredients:3/4 cup butter, room temp3 eggs2 cups all purpose flour3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder1 tsp baking soda1 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp salt2 cups sugar2 tsp vanilla1 1/2 cups […]