{ Collection of Fashion and Sweet Treats }

Friday, April 15, 2011

Made in about 10mins

When I was first experimenting with baking, one of the first things I probably made was rice krispy treats. Everyone knows what they are and what it takes to make them. Here is a little twist to the classic...

Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treats

1/4 C. Butter
1 C. Sugar
1 C. Corn Syrup
1/4 C. Peanut Butter
6 C. Rice Cereal
(I used only 4 1/2 C. as I like my really soft)

Chocolate Topping
11.5 oz. Bag of Hershey's Chocolate Chips

1. Heat the sugar, corn syrup & butter until it comes to a boil
2. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter
3. Stir in rice cereal. 
4. Press the mixture into a chilled 13x9 pan.
5. Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler and spread onto mixture. 

I think that I would now prefer to have this kind of Rice Krispy over the classic version. 

Happy Friday, hope you enjoy your new Treat!


Monday, April 11, 2011

A few of my Favorite Things

When the weather is warm out, I like to keep my beauty routine simple and light. During the day time, I like to keep my look natural and for date night put on a bit of eye shadow. There is nothing better than being able to get spruced-up in just a few minutes and with just a few key products. Here are some of my most treasured products that I would not be able to go without (rain or shine). Test them out for yourself
(These are in no particular order)


* This stuff is wonderful. Its light, keeps your skin hydrated and is not irritating*


* I have used this product for about 5 years now and have never found anything like it. It covers well and it is made with water not oil, so it’s much better for your skin. *


* I LOVE this little gem of a lip stain. It’s so easy to use because of the marker shaped tip on it. Best part, it truly does “Outlast” hours of wear. I have this in Teasing Blush #415. I will put on a few coats for a darker color, or just a swipe if I am doing a natural look.*


* This has become a new favorite of mine, as I have only been using it for less than a year. But the results are outstanding. It conditions, repairs and makes hair shine. It’s a must in my book during the sunny months. *


*For effortlessly great looking eyes, nothing tops having false lashes. They make your eyes pop and you don’t need any kind of eye shadow. Just remember, don’t go too big as nothing is worse than seeing someone with horribly long fake lashes. That’s not pretty.*

Anyone have products that they swear by? Tell me! I love to try new products out


Friday, April 8, 2011

Florals, Stripes and all things Alike

Is it just me, or are some of the Spring Fashion "Must haves" so cute and versatile? I'm in a love affair with floral prints and stripes. Both of them can be found in every store out there. Floral prints are so sweet and feminine that I can't get my hands on enough of them. And stripes.... I have always been a fan of them. I have many shirts, cardigans and dresses that are fully striped. Some of them are my "Go To" clothes when I'm in a fashion pinch.

 How lovely are some of these ensembles

My version for now...

And for Stripes

Here is one of my "Go To" skirts

Go out and find yourself some stripes & florals. I'm sure they will give you a lovely spring pick me up. :) 

Happy Friday Everyone!


all image found on google

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cowboy Caviar

I had this a few years back and fell in love with it and its simplicity. The recipe is so easy, and the taste is so light & refreshing. The ingredients are what could be packed when heading out to the outdoors for the weekend.  Maybe that is where it got its great name? Who knows...

Try it out, its wonderful! 

Cowboy Caviar 

1 Can Diced Tomatoes
1 Can Olives (sliced)
1 Can Corn
1 Can Pinto Beans
1 Can Black Beans
1 Can Kidney Beans
1 Can Garbanzo Beans
1 Bottle of Zesty Italian Dressing ( I use the small bottle)
1 Avocado cubed *Optional*
2 Tablespoons Garlic Powder

1. Drain all beans in a strainer and run through water. Make sure beans are drained fully. 
2. Add all ingredients together and pour bottle of Zesty Italian dressing into mix. 
(I normally do not use the whole small bottle. This just depends on how you like your salsa)


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Treat your self to a facial

Weeks ago while out with my sisters we were talking about how wonderful you feel right after you get microdermabrasion. If you have not had it, please make yourself an appointment. I promise you, you will not regret it! And your skin will thank you for weeks after. But lets be realistic, no one has the money nor the time to get microdermabrasion or a facial all the time. So my esthetician sister starting talking about the electronic hand held facial scrubbers.
We all decided to buy one and thought why not try it out. 
Clearasonic System

At first I had mixed reviews about it. How could an electronic facial scrubber do any better than I did with a wash cloth? I first washed my face the same that I do each night and then used the hand held device. I was SO SURPRISED! The brush had makeup residue on it! All those years of not getting off all my makeup would obviously take a toll on my skin... Well not anymore! My skin felt extra clean and soft. My money was well spent. 
Check them out! There are many at all price points.  

 $32.99 at 

$29.50 at Amazon


Monday, April 4, 2011

New (3 Days a week) workout

Spring has sprung and the selves are stocked with beautiful new spring and summer fashion. I was browsing through swimsuits and decided to try some on.... and stopped after the first one. Nothing is worse than being white, not toned and not ready to step out in a swimsuit. So after my dressing room experience, I have been on the search for a new workout routine. I am one that wants something fun, new and something that I don't need a bunch of equipment for. 
I came across this great KETTLEBELL workout. 

You will need:
Two 12-to-24 pound kettlebells or dumbells 
(they should feel very heavy)
One 12-to-24 inch plyo box or step
One 6-to-10 pound medicine ball

Workout Schedule:
Three times a week, do 1 set of each move in order without resting. Repeat once or twice

I hope none of you have the dressing room experience that I had this week and start up your summer workouts! 


Workout found at shape.com