Monthly Archives: May 2012

Style // Ten Summer Essentials

05/24/12

10 must have summer items 2012

I’m totally one of those people that ends up picking out some variation of the same outfit and the same key necessities at any given chance. Give me a few weeks (and a few new pieces of clothing) and the whole process starts all over again. Am I the only one that does this? I blame it on ease. I mean, why postpone the boardwalk by picking out an outfit when you have your favorites right in front of you? So, here are my current 10 must have summer pieces so far..

1 // Make a striping statement with an Asos floppy hat

2 // Be peachy keen and irresistably kissable, Benefit Posie Tint

3 // Dap a little glimmer onto your eyes after the beach with Benefit cream shadows

4 // Add a little color with bright sandals that you could walk in all day

5 // Protect and brighten with Hello Flawless, and they’ll still be none the wiser

6 // Super mod sunglasses from ModCloth

7 // The forever useful Zara plaited shopper

8 // Smell like summer, Marc Jacobs Lola perfume

9 // Gap hot pink khakis, the most comfortable pants ever

10 // Forever 21 polka dot tee, adds a punch to any outfit

 

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DIY // Color Dipped Coffee Set

05/23/12

DIY color dipped coffee set

DIY color dipped coffee set

 

If this color dipped coffee set DIY from Rebecca at A Daily Something hasn’t knocked your socks off yet, then just check out some of her other projects here. Crazy amounts of talent over there! I found out about her blog through Twitter (which, admittedly, I don’t use very often), nonetheless I’m glad I did! I have to say, I’m always excited to come across people who aren’t afraid to express their love of God, and  honor Him with what they do.

For instructions to make your own, read more!

photos & project via A Daily Something

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Currently // Celebrating

05/21/12

yay it's your birthday print

I’m giving myself the day off today on account of the fact that it’s my birthday. Well, technically yesterday was my birthday but because of work, the celebrating starts today. I’ll catch you tomorrow! :)

print by The Light Fantastic // design by Sugar & Cloth

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Eats // Heart Shaped Cake Batter Bark

05/18/12

cake batter bark recipe from sweetapolita

heart shaped cake batter bark recipe from sweetapolita

Remember my rant about cookies and NyQuil? Well, I present to you the aftermath. This cake batter bark from Sweetapolita was perfect for two reasons: Number one it’s delicious (as is everything else she makes), number two, it’s so simple that even though I was in no condition to operate heavy machinery, I could still whip up this recipe. To top it all off, I decided to go the extra mile and make heart shapes out of it too. After all, why avoid making heart shapes if you don’t have to?

Ingredients

6 ounces (180 grams) high quality dark or extra dark chocolate, chopped

12 ounces (360 grams) high quality white chocolate, chopped

3 teaspoons white cake mix

Sprinkles of choice

Method

1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

2. Chop chocolate.

3. Melt dark chocolate either in the microwave or a double boiler. If using microwave, place chopped chocolate in a microwave-safe container (I use a Pyrex glass measuring cup), and heat for 20 second intervals, stirring each time with a silicone spatula. Be careful not to burn the chocolate–when there are just a few small bits left unmelted, you can simply continue to stir until it is completely smooth.

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cake batter bark recipe

heart shape cake batter bark recipe

To make the heart shapes, all you have to do is use a cookie cutter on the batter just before it’s completely cooled. This way the chocolate is strong enough to take the shape, and when it cools, you can just pick it up from the wax paper!

recipe by Sweetapolita // photos by Sugar & Cloth

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