Monday, January 31, 2011

Cafe Con Leche

I know I don't look it, but I'm 50% Hispanic.  So far as I'm concerned, there's no better way to enjoy the morning than with a hot mug of cafe con leche.  Now that I own a stovetop espresso maker, I no longer need to rely on Cuban cafes to meet my coffee needs.
You can make cafe con leche too!!  It's simple: Fill a coffee mug to the halfway point with steaming milk (you don't have to use whole milk, but splurge a little- Nonfat milk does not provide the creamy quality that makes cafe con leche SO delicious.) and top with desired amount of espresso and sugar (or Splenda.)
p.s. The other side of the coffee mug states:
" ardently I admire and love you." <3

Friday, January 28, 2011

Frou Frou Tutu

Guess what: I'm a princess.  On boring errand days (like yesterday), there's nothing I enjoy more than a swirly, purple tutu to remind me of this fact.  Deal with it.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Orange Cupcakes with chocolate glaze.

The sweetest Vizsla in the world.

A well stocked bar.

Mouthwateringly good grub from "Grindhouse Killer Burgers" in Atlanta, GA.

Colorful Gerber Daisies to brighten a room!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Oh, Audrey

Confession: I have a thing for Audrey Hepburn.  Call me crazy, but I think she possessed a timeless grace that other fashion icons of her era (ahem, Marilyn Monroe) lacked.  
My love for Audrey transferred to the decor in one of our guest bedrooms.  Besides a few finishing touches (Black & White Damask Accents or perhaps a patterned wall), I'm pleased with the outcome.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Pretty Little Soldier

Personally, I love the resurgence of military-esque combat boots and long, billowy skirts.  The fact that current fashion trends seek to combine these items is icing on the cake.  Fashion and comfort? Yes please!

1.) Topshop Knitted Pocket Crop Jumper, $70.00
2.) Marc by Marc Jacobs Cropped Shimmer Sweater, $298.00
3.) Joie Kingston Top, $158.00
4.) Topshop So Inclined Maxi Skirt, $69.95
5.) Topshop Navy Pleated Calf-length Skirt, $80.00
6.) IAN R.N. Long Skirt, $340.00
7.) Steve Madden Troopa Cognac Leather Combat Boot, $69.30
8.) Alexander Wang Noemi Ankle Boot, $685.00
9.) Steve Madden Awoll Lace-up Bootie, $99.95

Monday, January 24, 2011

Leather, Minus the Motorcycle

Wearing leather pants (without looking like a member of a motorcycle gang) is no easy task.  To minimize the tough look of the leather, I paired these leggings with a romantic bow-tie blouse. Edgy, but classy too!


Friday, January 21, 2011

Piece of Cake!

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Behold: The world's easiest dessert.  While traditionally known as a dump cake (let's face it- that's ugly), I call this sweet treat a pineapple-cherry crush.  Served warm with a scoop of ice cream, fool friends and family into believing you slaved over it :)

1 can cherry-pie filling 
1 can crushed pineapple
1 box yellow cake mix (I like Duncan Hines)
2 sticks unsalted butter

1.) Preheat oven to 325 degrees
2.) Pour cherry pie filling in the bottom of a baking dish
3.) Top cherry pie filling with crushed pineapple (juice included)
4.) Top crushed pineapple with dry cake mix
5.) Drizzle melted butter atop cake mix
6.) Bake 35-45 minutes, until browned and bubbly


Thursday, January 20, 2011


Bumblebees buzzing around a vibrant sunflower at Bok Gardens.

Submitting Book Query Letters (with mild optimism.)

Raunchy Kitchen Art entitled "C-Cups."

Bejeweled Flip-flops.

"Del Sol" Color-Changing Nail Polish.  Just add Sun:)  Check out the time-stamp!