Zoya PixieDust

PixieDust is the latest collection from Zoya, and it’s not like anything we have seen from Zoya before – it’s textured! PixieDust features six new shades in a fine sandpaper-like finish. It’s finer and not as gritty as OPI Liquid Sand. No base or topcoat is required as a result you get a matte yet sparkly finish. Textured polish is going to be all the rage so why not give Zoya a try. I am usually not a fan of sparkly polishes since they make a mess putting on or taking off, but I absolutely adore this collection. Vespa and Godiva are my favorites. What do you think?


Butter Lamb

Easter is quickly approaching, and since rolls will be on most of our tables why not impress your guest with a butter lamb. They're simple to make and are the perfect addition to a chic Easter table.
 {you will need a lamb mold (used for chocolate) and butter}
 {allow butter to get soft and press it into the cavity of the lamb}
{place the molds together secure with clothes pins and place in the frig until needed}

Skinny Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes

“Skinny” cupcakes are my go to whenever I have people over. Not only are they delicious, but also you cannot tell they are a skinny version. I previously made these funfetti ones, but a few friends have asked me about a skinny chocolate version so I figured I would share these delicious skinny cherry chocolate cupcakes. For those on weight watchers they are only 3+ points!
Skinny Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes

1 box devils food cake mix
1 (12 oz) can diet cherry coke (or 1.5 cups of pop)

1 (8oz) container cool whip
1 sugar free chocolate pudding mix
1 cup skim milk
1. Preheat oven to 350 and line muffin tins with cupcakes liners for 24 cupcakes.
2. Pour cake mix into the bowl of a mixer. If using anything other than a 12 oz can, measure out 1.5 cups of pop and add to cake mix
3. Beat cake mix and pop together until batter is smooth, creamy and thick about three minutes.
4. Pour cake mix into lined muffin tin, filling about ¾ way full. Place cupcakes in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
5. While cupcakes are baking, mix together pudding and milk with a whisk until thick. The gently fold in the cool whip, until everything is combined. Frosting will be light and fluffy. Store in the frig until ready to frost cupcakes.
7. When cupcakes come out of the oven allow to cool completely before frosted. You can also add some frosting to the center of the cupcake.

Runway Fall 2013: Beauty Trends

{the ponytail}
I love seeing all of the new trends that emerge during New York Fashion Week. Just as the leaves change each fall designers allow us as the consumer to create a new look, with old favorites like dark polish and a new favorites such as crimson lips for a dramatic look. Here is a peak at my favorite trends straight from the runway.  What are your favorite trends?
 {blue & green eye shadow}
 {black matte nails}
 {sleek center part}
 {framed nails}
 {elegant updos}
{studded nails}

Five Things

 {Officially ready for spring - at least when it comes to nail polish}
 {Favorites: shoes and puppies}
 {Beautiful swan attempting to stay warm}
 {Orange Pineapple ice cream at House of Flavors}
 {Working on some puppy clothes}

Confessions of a Dapper Dog: Winter

Since I receive a ton of questions and comments about Jack’s wardrobe I thought it was only appropriate to talk about his winter wear. Jack joined my family in November, and since frigid temperatures and a one-pound puppy do not mix well a jacket became a necessity. When temps dipped lower I decided on buying him a couple sweaters and from there Jack’s winter wardrobe just began to increase. Here is a peak at what the dapper doggy has been wearing for the past few months.
{first jacket: petsmart}
 {the bad boy jacket: from glamma}
 {fleece vest: gift}
{everyday jacket: walmart}
{preppy sweater: petsmart}
 {stylish pea coat: gift}
 {fleece pajamas: made by glamma}
 {moose sweater: petsmart}
{plaid pea coat: from gift}

Quiche: Ham and Swiss

Lately I have had a serious craving for quiche lorraine, but after an intensive online search for the perfect recipe and finding nothing I called my mum for ideas/help. She told me about her ham and swiss quiche. The recipe was not only simple, but so delicious I might just make it again for dinner next week.
Ham & Swiss Quiche
2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
1 cup swiss cheese
¼ cup chopped green onions
½ cup Bisquick mix
1 cup 2% milk (or whole milk)
2 large eggs
dash of pepper 

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. 
2. Spray a 9-inch pie plate with non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle ham, cheese and onions in pie plate and mix together.
3. Whisk Bisquick, milk, eggs and pepper until blended; pour into pie plate.
4. Bake 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.

Five Things

 {valentine's bouquet}
Everything that inspired me this week revolved around Valentine's Day. From flowers and sweets to everything pink and cute things for Jack. Here are my favorites from the week! Hope you had a Happy Valentine's Day and have a fabulous weekend!
 {skinny chocolate covered strawberries}
 {lemon bundt cake with raspberry frosting}
 {apron, candle and soap from my favorite valentine: my mum}
{jack with his valentine's gift}