Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My Etsy Shop

Some of the items in my shop. I sell friendship bracelets!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Add Some Pizazz to Your Room

Your room is the place where you can relax and express yourself. Here are some ideas to make it your own!

The Timeline Mirror

This is one of my favorites - the timeline mirror. Turn your drab, dull and boring mirror into something that is unique and fun. Print pictures of yourself like family trips, parties, things you like to do, and favorite quotes, the possibilities are endless, just make it YOU. A good idea is to choose pics that spread over the time of you life. Like from when you were born until now. Tape the photos to your mirror, you can change it anytime!

A Cork Board

Pin all your good memories, photos, medal, certificates,and anything else you would like to add on your own personal cork board. I have some cute birthday/christmas cards that I have gotten and pinned up there. I also have notes to remind myself of things, tickets to concerts and baseball games, and handmade drawings. You can add anything you want. Boards come in all different size - price ranges from $5-20, depending on the size.

Wall Letters

Personalize your wall. Buy these cute letter boards to hang on your wall. You can spell out anything, "love", "peace", your name, anything you want. In my case, I put my name. You can purchase these white letters at Michael's Craft Store for around $2. Make them more pizazz-y. Paint them, maybe even spread them throughout your wall more. I added a starfish and some shells above mine because I adore the beach. I use the letters to hang my necklaces and tape handmade drawings to them. 

Paper People

This is my personal favorite. Cut out paper people, tape them together and string them around your room. To make it even more unique, have friends and family take one and draw a picture of themselves and sign it, then you will always remember whose there for you!

I hope you enjoyed all these ideas and try them!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

My Latest Food Obsession

         Mashed Potato Tacos with Tabasco Sauce

                                          How To Make:

1. Prepare mashed potatoes and taco shells.
2. Place the mashed potatoes inside the taco shell.
3. If you would like, add tabasco sauce to add flavor or add gravy.

I came up with this recipe myself, and it tastes great!

Cupcake Recipes

Here are some cute and delicious cupcake recipes. Enjoy!
                                   Black Forest Cupcakes


  • 1 (18.25-ounce) box devil's food cake mix
  • 1 1/3 cups black cherry soda
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 container vanilla frosting
  • 2 teaspoons cherry extract
  • 1 to 2 drops pink food coloring
  • 24 whole maraschino cherries with stems


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 (12-cup) muffin tins with paper liners.
In a large bowl combine cake mix, soda, vegetable oil and eggs. Using a hand mixer combine all ingredients, batter will still be somewhat lumpy. Pour batter into muffin cups. Bake 19 to 22 minutes, turning the pans halfway through baking. Remove to a rack and allow to cool completely.
In a large bowl combine frosting, extract and pink food coloring. When cupcakes are cool ice with pink cherry frosting and top each with maraschino cherry

Banana Toffee Cupcakes



  • 2 ounces unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 ounces light brown sugar
  • 2 ounces granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 ounces whole egg
  • 6 1/4 ounces ripe banana puree
  • 7 ounces cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 ounces chocolate toffee candy bar bits
  • 2 ounces buttermilk

Dulce de Leche Toffee Filling:

  • 7 ounces prepared dulce de leche (available at Latin-American grocery stores)
  • 3 1/2 ounces chocolate toffee candy bar bits

Caramel Cream Cheese Icing:

  • 7 1/2 ounces butter, softened
  • 24 ounces cream cheese
  • 12 ounces powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 9 ounces prepared dulce de leche (available at Latin-American grocery stores)
  • Freeze-dried chocolate chip ice cream (recommended: Astronaut Foods)
  • Miniature chocolate chips

See full recipe and directions at:

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes




  • 2 sticks butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 10 to 12 cups powdered sugar


For the cupcakes: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tins with 24 paper liners.
Mix the flour, soda and salt together in a bowl. Set aside. Add the butter and sugar to a mixing bowl and cream until light and fluffy. Add the eggs 1 at a time and mix thoroughly. Add the vanilla and lemon zestand mix to combine. Add the dry mixture in 3 parts alternating with the sour cream, ending with dry mixture. Stir in the blueberries. Fill the prepared tins two-thirds full and bake 16 to 20 minutes. Cool.
For the frosting: Cream the butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add the vanilla, lemon zest and juice and blend until combined. Add the powdered sugar gradually until combined.
Frost the cooled cupcakes with the cream cheese frosting.
This recipe was created by a contestant during a cooking competition. The Food Network Kitchens have not tested it for home use, therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.

Zoya Nail Polish

My latest obsession is nail polish. I have almost every brand, OPI, Sally Hansen, some from Forever 21, Sinful Colors, L.A Colors, Sephora by OPI Crackle and more. Some are great, some are terrible. I'll post some reviews soon, but I need to talk about on specific brand, Zoya. I don't have any of them but i'm dying to get my hands (or nails) on some! They are all natural, made with no chemicals and the color selection is to die for. Here are my three favorite shades (as of now).

Zoya Nail Polish | Jem

Zoya Nail Polish in Jem can be best described as: A dark red-toned purple base with metallic dark pink highlights and subtle gold duochrome flecks.? This shade has it all; bold color, vampy drama, bright sparkle and a glam rock persona.?

Color Family Reds, Purples

Color Finish Metallics

Color Intensity 5 ( 1=Sheer - 5=Opaque )

Color Tone Cool

Original Collection Mirrors


Zoya Matte Nail Polish | Phoebe

What is Zoya Matte Nail Polish | Phoebe

Zoya Matte Nail Polish | Phoebe can be best described as: Bright azure with fine electric blue and violet shimmer with a velvety matte finish. The matte finish amplifies the bright color; this is a matte that positively glows.

Color Family Blues

Color Finish Matte

Color Intensity 5 ( 1=Sheer - 5=Opaque )

Color Tone

Original Collection Mod Mattes


Zoya Nail Polish | Glimmer

Color Description of Zoya Nail Polish Glimmer

Zoya Nail Polish in Glimmer can be best described as: A soft, pink-toned nude shade packed with glimmering gold and silver glitter. Makes a very glamorous French manicure.

Color Family French

Finish Metallic

Intensity 1 ( 1=Sheer - 5=Opaque )

Tone Warm

Original Collection Sparkle



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