Friday, August 15, 2014

New Mandalynn Bathing Suit

My boyfriend bought me this Mandalynn Swim bikini from American Rag recently, and at first I was hesitant about the cut and color, but he really liked it so I said I would try it, and now I'm loving the electric blue and the cut for my smaller chest. We went to Venice Beach and took a few pictures for fun, and walked along the boardwalk after.

Monday, August 11, 2014

New Camera!

My boyfriend bought me a lovely white Polaroid camera, and we are both loving the effects that it has on the subject when taken. Definitely has that older more worn out feel that we both like. I can't wait to take more pictures with it, as I have just ordered more film.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Baking Once Again!

Every so often I get the baking bug again, especially if I haven't baked in a few weeks. I decided to make s'mores cupcakes, and pink macarons for neighbors and family. The s'more cupcakes were simply chocolate cupcakes with a buttercream frosting, and crushed graham crackers and chocolate chunks on top. The macarons were your basic macaron recipe with buttercream frosting, all tinted pink and I dusted with my edible gold dust, because let's face it, everything is better when it is gold and sparkly! I added some heart decorations as well, which gave them a very girly feel, just the way I like it! I did a DIY makeover on this cake stand, it was originally a worn down pink paint job, and I bought craft glitter and glue from Michaels, and sparkled up the stand! It sparkles so much in the sunlight that it is like twinkling stars in the daytime. My work gave me the cute little pink striped bags, because our Content Team does a lot of lifestyle photoshoots, and they know I bake a lot so they gave them to me for free, which was very sweet of them to do.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Candles, Tea and Yummy Food

I recently painted my nails a lovely purple, that happened to match the candle that was sitting in the kitchen. I love shades of purple, whether it be plum, grape, lavendar, lilac and the list goes on. I also recently made some tea, with the tea set coming from a Japanese store called Daiso, where they have so many cute trinkets and cookware for only a $1.50 each! Lastly, I bought a popsicle mold for only $5 from Amazon, and instead of using the plastic top it came with, i left it open and used popsicle sticks. I am on a popsicle binge as I am trying out healthier alternatives to sweets and chips. I tried out a recipe from a friend, and made avocado popsicles, with chocolate chips for a hint of sweetness. It was super easy to make and they were really tasty. So happy with how they turned out!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunday Brunch Outfit

Today I went to Bagatelle in Los Angeles, it is like a day club with a DJ playing music, great food and dancing. It was an amazing brunch where I had an Eggs Copenhagen with poached egg, smoked salmon and caviar on an English muffin, with a salad on the side. I will definitely be going back!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Hump Day

For my mother's birthday I made my mom a chocolate fudge 4 layer cake with peanut butter frosting and chocolate ganache. I also painted my nails with daisies and made some amazing guacamole. Guacamole is my weakness and I could eat it everyday.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Fourth of July

Here are some pictures of my weekend in Vegas for 4th of July, starting with seeing the fireworks near Caesar's palace, eating great food at the Cosmopolitan, drinking frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity and relaxing poolside at the Monte Carlo.