Wednesday, November 23, 2011

a new bag please!

The Jordie

The Ginger

 The Bunny

The Camille

The Brit

The Barbie

Nikki the designer!

These bags are not only cute they are designed by are really good friend of mine.  This is her first line of bags and they are so awesome! There is such a variety with different styles, colors and the fabric and quality is great! She has all different sizes, and perfect size one for going out, the camille, or for us mom's who want to wear a cute bag and be able to put a diaper or two in it, I'd choose the Ginger. I would check them out I know she put a lot of time and effort into the design and quality of these bags. Check them out at Donatienne Designs!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Zucchini Cupcakes.... mmmmmm


3 cups all purposed flour 
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder 
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
2 cups packed light-brown sugar
3 cups packed grated zucchini (about 1 1/2 zucchini)
1 cup walnuts ( about 3 oz. toasted and chopped)

Preheat oven to 350. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners. Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.  In a another bowl, whisk together oil, eggs, vanilla, and zest until well blended; whisk in brown sugar until smooth. Stir in zucchini, then add flour mixture and stir until just combined. Stir in walnuts.

Divide batter evenly among lined cups, filling each three- quarters full. Bake, rotating tins halfway through, until you stick a toothpick in and it comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Transfer tins to wire racks to cool completely before removing cupcakes. 

To finish, use a small offset spatula to spread cupcakes with frosting.  Refrigerate up to 3 days in airtight container; bring to room temp before serving! 


1 cup (2 sticks) of unsalted butter, room temp
12 ounces cream cheese, room temp
1 pound (4 cups) confectioners sugar, sifted 
3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

With an electric mixer on medium - high speed, beat butter and cream cheese until fluffy, 2-3 minutes.  Reduce speed to low. Add sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, and then vanilla, and mix until smooth. 

Thank you Martha Stewart!

Saturday, November 12, 2011


This is a fun website that ultimately lets you collage things you like! You can PIN things you like from certain websites and things you see that maybe you want to keep track of. But also it's a community of people you know and it shows the things they love too. So it opens your eyes to new cool things and websites! I'm starting to like it more than Facebook! It's more creative and inspiring! I hope you check out Pinterest it's been my new obsession!  ;)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Falling Whistles - Dannijo collaboration!

BE A WHISTLE BLOWER FOR PEACE! Is the message that Falling Whistles wants to relay about whats going on in the Congo, the worlds largest war! You have to check out the website and read the story, which is heart wrenching, because I don't have the words to describe it. They have whistles that you can get an wear to show your stand for peace in the Congo, but they also collaborated with designer Dannijo, which are the top 5 designs, which are amazing and every dime goes into helping out. Please at least check out the website! 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Alex and Ani

So while spending a good amount of time in Boston I happened to do a lil shopping... oh come on a lot of shopping! They have so many great stores and our hotel was connected to a mall, which should be illegal! While on one of our walks we saw this cute store that said Bangle Bar, I was in! They have so many cute bracelets, along with necklaces and rings and earrings. We fancied the bracelets and how you can stack them and they just look awesome! They have silver and gold and all sorts of different charms, and cuffs. I clearly bought a few and I decide they were so cute, to buy some for christmas gifts! Alex and Ani has retail shops mainly on the east coast but they have their jewelry in quite a few boutique shops and they are online too.