Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cinco de Mayo!

Feliz Cinco de Mayo! Have a margarita for me - I won't be able to escape from the office until late late late!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


I cannot count the number of times I have seen Lauren Conrad and thought “fabulous”.  I believe that she embodies what fashion truly is: fun, whimsical and trendy, but also classy and timeless.  Well, you can imagine my excitement when I got word of her new website. It is full of great tutorials and “how-to’s” for those of us without hair/makeup artist and personal stylist (must be nice, huh?).   Miss Lauren was recently at an U.S. Weekly party looking amazing as usual, and I managed to find a great “how-to” on replicating her look:

Step 1: Hair

Step 2: Eyes

Step 3: Lips


Monday, May 2, 2011

Moment of Silence

While the events of yesterday are most certainly something to be celebrated, it is also important to reflect on what was lost almost 10 years ago.  To the thousands of lives that were senselessly taken, and to the thousands of service men and women that have since fallen - we will never forget. In respect and remembrance I am taking today as a figurative moment of silence. 

In the rubble of 9/11 - vengeance has finally been served.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Recipe Post: Apple Spice Bread

Recipe Post: Apple Spice Bread
Instead of scones, I enjoyed this delicious treat while watching the royal wedding friday morning.  Yes, I was one of the crazy people that woke up at 3 a.m. to watch the wedding coverage in its entirety.  I am not sure why they didn’t have an evening wedding to make it a little more convenient to their fans on the other side of the pond J I adapted this recipe and it turned out great! Here is what I did:

·         1 1/4 cup organic non-bleached all-purpose flour
·         3/4 cup whole wheat flour
·         3/4 cup brown sugar
·         1/4 cup sugar
·         1 teaspoons baking powder
·         1 teaspoon baking soda
·         1/2 teaspoon salt
·         2 eggs, beaten
·         1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
·         1 teaspoon nutmeg
·         1/2 teaspoon cloves
·         1 stick of butter (the original recipe called for 2 sticks but I just could bring myself to do that!)
·         1 tablespoon vanilla extract
·         2 large apples or 4 small apples ( I used 4 mini organic pink lady apples)
·         ½ cup organic plain Greek yogurt
·         cinnamon & nutmeg for topping
1.      Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a bread pan.
2.     Mix together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and set aside.
3.     In a separate bowl, mix the yogurt, butter, vanilla and sugars together. Once they are beaten together well, mix in the egg.
4.     Stir the dry ingredients into the wet and mix. Add in the small pieces of chopped apples and stir again with a large spoon.
5.     Pour into greased pan and bake 50-60 minutes. Make sure you start checking your bread at about 40 min, every oven is different and mine tends to take longer for baking breads! My bread took 60 min, but depending on the over, yours may take less. When your bread is done let it cool for 10-20 minutes.
6.     Enjoy!!
*Please forgive the terrible picture quality.  Picutes are courtesy of my droid - pulling out the big camera that early in the morning was too much of a chore....and the sunrise (albiet beautiful) did not help with the lighting.