July 31, 2011

Shop The Extra Closet

RANDOM things I just need to purge!

Steve Madden Heels Size 6
Worn one time
The back strap slips off my foot and I almost fall every time I try to wear them!

Really pretty black formal dress from WHATCHAMACALLIT (sp?)
Has a little train on it... Size 0 Worn Twice

Black Formal dress NEVER worn
Size Small

Pink Sparkle Dress
Never worn but tags taken off Size Small

Black Trench barely worn Size Small

Trina Turk Dress
Bought when preggo but never worn

If anyone is interested or you want to make an offer on anything let me know!
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A Chance To Win Birchbox For A Year!

Wow! A chance to win Birchbox for a year! Neely is generously giving away a YEAR membership to Birchbox! How awesome is that? If you haven't heard of it yet you should go check them out! Pretty awesome stuff!!!! Head over to Neely's blog to enter for a chance to win! YAY YAY YAY!

July 29, 2011

Just Had To Share

I couldnt help it anymore. My sweet friend Shelby (who has a private blog) had her baby this last Sunday evening. Girlfriend was in labor for over 36 hours and looked amazing after labor! I was able to go meet her that Monday during my lunch and couldn't get over how sweet and beautiful she is. Love me some Sloan Vivian! Channing can't wait to meet her new BFF! Brandon and Shelby are already the most amazing parents to that sweet girl! Can't wait to see her grow and fleurish!

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Lovely Things

Now and Then

Now and then
it's good to
pause in our pursuit
of happiness and just be happy.

-Guillaume Apollinaire

July 28, 2011

Celeb Moms

I like a lot of these moms and somehow I forgot to DVR this but hopefully can catch up on it later... but for you... ENJOY!

MK My New Fave

Early birthday gift from the hubs!!

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July 27, 2011

Best Office EVER

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My bloggy friend over at Tales of a Young Mamma did this. Her birthday is the 29th and mine is the 31st so I thought I would 'BORROW' this and see what my answers were! Thanks girl... go check out her blog! Its a good one!

Leo's are
Dominant- yes
Extroverts-yes (most of the time)
Strong Willed-yes
Positive--try to be
Independent- very
Self Confident-Check
Born Leaders- I think so?
Uncomplicated- HA nope
Arrogant- I hope I am not but maybe sometimes
Self- Centered- Maybe earlier in life but not so much now
Overbearing- Hope not
Passion for luxury- Love luxury but don't have to have it
lust for power-Ha maybe
Dislike manual labor- yes
Sincere-I think so!
Speculative Ventures- ??
Lavish Living- Love it but don't need it
Pageantry and Grandeur- yes haha
Children- yes
Drama- YES... unfortunately thats me. :)
Doing things safely-I want others to be safe ALWAYS but I'll climb on counters etc to get things done or put up so I dont have to ask for help!
Ordinary, day to day living- Well, I actually like this most of the time but I do like to be busy too
small minded people- HATE I really hate it when people can't open their minds up every once in a while
penny pinching-don't mind it... I am VERY thrifty... raised that way and I LOVE it
mean spiritedness-I hate it when people do things to be mean on purpose

Via Bakerella... OMG... MUST MAKE THESE

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes
Cupcakes:1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup natural unsweetened cocoa1
1/4 cup sugar3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup hot water
24 Oreos, plus more for crumbs

Frosting:1 cup shortening
1 lb. powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3-6 Tablespoons milk
2 or more teaspoons
Oreo cookie crumbs

For the cupcakes:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line tray with 12 baking cups.
Place one whole cookie in each cup or break apart at least 12 cookies and place the broken pieces into each cup.
Mix the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl using a wire whisk.
Add the eggs, oil, vanilla and milk and mix well until thoroughly combined. Add the hot water and mix until combined.
Transfer the batter (it will be very liquid) to a large measuring cup and then pour batter into each baking cup so it’s about three quarters full. You should have a little left over.
Bake for 16-18 minutes.
Makes at least 12 cupcakes

For the frosting:
Beat the shortening in a mixer until smooth.
Add vanilla and mix until combined.
Add the powdered sugar in three additions, scraping down the sides after each addition.
Add a Tablespoon of milk at a time and mix together until you achieve the consistency you like.
Add the cookie crumbs and mix until completely combined. You can add more if you like, but I just wanted a light speckling to show off the white frosting.
Place frosting in a decorator bag with a 1M tip and swirl on top of each cupcake.
Insert a cookie on top of each cupcake.
You can also apply frosting on each cupcake in a mounded shape. Turn upside down and roll the top around in a small bowl of cookie crumbs to coat.
Note: If you choose to pile the frosting on high like I’ve shown here, you should double this recipe to make sure you have enough.


Instant Diva Just Add Wine: Me Not Channing!

Sweet birthday gift from a co-worker!

CC this morning!! TGIW!!!!!!!!!!!!

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July 26, 2011

Summer Hair Trends To Try

I think I will be trying these this week for sure! How cute are these hair trends? And I think maybe easy to pull off at home?! We will see I suppose!

Both Pictures Via

What Momma's Wearing Birthday Week: Day 2!

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July 25, 2011

Great Deal On Great Snacks!

Check out Savemore Dot Com for today's deal on Peeled Snacks! Great dried fruit snacks that are all natural and great for you. Great snacks for toddlers too! Channing is obsessed with fruit right now and even dried fruit! What a great alternative to chips/crackers/puffs!