Thursday, October 30, 2014

8 Things Make Me Happy This Week

1.  Goodbye, I've spent my entire life savings on miniatures.

2.  Sometimes my brain thinks that creativity is a scarce resource too.  (ppssst, it's not)

3.  Hi.  Duh.  I'm doing this obviously.  

4.  Ya know, if I didn't have a 9-5 job, I could make cakes like this too. That's whats holding me back. Not, like, ya know, talent.

5.  Love these travel beauty essentials since I'm going on a cheeky little trip to merry ol' England next week!


7.  This is everything.  (See what I did there?)

8.  The Sephora VIB Sale is next week.  Someone get my smelling salts!


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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Apple Pie Calzone with Salty Honey Caramel Sauce

apple pie calzone and salty honey caramel sauce
You've never seen the word Calzone used so liberally until now.  What some may call a "giant hand pie," I call a Calzone.  Cuz why the hell not?  It's my kitchen after all.  And it certainly looks like a Calzone.  

I've moved on from galettes.  And by that I mean, I've started folding dough in a different way.  Because really, this is just a cousin to the galette.  It's pie dough, fruit, little sugar.  Like the lazy man's pie.  Or should I say the lazy Ann's pie?  (I shouldn't).

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Milani Bella Gel Powder Eyeshadow

milani eyeshadow swatches
I'm generally not one for drugstore eyeshadows (Maybelline Color Tattoos aside).  I swear I'm not snooty, I've just never really been super impressed with the ones I've tried.  Of course, there are always exceptions and I've got my share of Wet N' Wild palettes and a few L'Oreal Infallible shadows but they're just not ones I reach for on a daily basis.  When it comes to eyeshadows, my (not so) secret pleasure is nice "high-end" palettes.  I love the packaging (<<< sucker) and I love the built-in color "guides."  I find creating eye looks easier when working from a palette because the palette does half the work for you.  And, yes, you're likely to plunk down some serious moolah but nice palettes last ffoorreevverrr.  Like, years.  I consider it money well spent.  

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Salty Honey Caramel Sauce

salty honey caramel sauce

Sauces man.  I'm into 'em lately.  I used to find them intimidating for some reason.  Caramel especially.  It just seemed so easy to screw up.  Cook it too long, it'll set or harden.  Cook it not long enough, it'll be too runny and lack caramel-y depth.  And then in comes the candy thermometer.  The moment a recipe mentioned candy thermometer, you betta' believe I x'ed outta that window like whoa.  

That's no way to live people!  

Monday, October 20, 2014

Goodbye Under Eyes

how to hide undereye circles
Not to brag, but I have terrible dark circles under my eyes.  And if I get less than 6 hours of sleep?  AVERT YOUR EYES.  I barely look human.  

So I've had the (dis)pleasure of scoping out every possible concealer/highlighter combo on God's green earth to attempt to look like a human woman again.  It's been a long journey my friends.  

Sunday, October 19, 2014

October Fun: Pumpkin Patching

Before moving to the city, my hometown was almost the middle of nowhere.  My first hourly job was at our local pumpkin patch for the fall season.  Before working there I already loved fall so being paid to make Caramel Apple Delights for 8 hours a day and be surrounded by pumpkins was a dream.  I made the trip to ol' patch this weekend and snapped a few pics for old time's sake.  The weather was nippy, I was wearing a sweater and I ate an apple cider donut.  I'm positive this is what heaven is like.  Feast your eyes on all the orangey autumnal goodness.  


Thursday, October 16, 2014

6 Things Making Me Happy This Week

What a week.  Friday already?!  I ain't complain'.  I have a haircut coming my way tomorrow and I.can't.wait.  You've never seen a person who needs a haircut worse than me.  Anywayzzz, let's get crackin'.

1.  If you are a food blogger, these tips make tons o' sense.  Especially the "movable background" bit.  I've got a few "prop" backgrounds and I'm never going back.  


3.  Colorized pictures seem too real.  

4.  Yes, I'd like one order of the Taos Sweet Ass Chops and a side of Ms. French Fries please. 

5.  Ya know what?  I'm not mad about it.  

6.  Tell me something that these Honey Candied Walnuts wouldn't taste good in.   I dare ya'.  
  

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