Friday, November 30, 2012

Chocolate Cake in a Jar

Rum & a Chocolate Cake in a Jar

If you don’t care for the taste of rum you can replace it with whiskey.
1 stick butter
9 oz dark chocolate, chopped
1⁄2 cup sugar
1⁄2 cup light brown sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons dark rum
3 tablespoons very strong coffee
whipped cream for serving

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 2. Place butter and chocolate in a double boiler and melt together. 3. Pour the mixture into a large bowl with sugars and mix until dissolved. 4. Add eggs, baking powder, rum, and coffee. Stir well until smooth. 5. Pour into 4 well-greased pint jars. 6. Bake for 30 minutes. They will rise up and fall again— they are supposed to fall. 7. Let them cool slightly. Serve with whipped cream.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Boy gift alert

For the boys in your life that love...well boy things....... $14.99.
This has huge Man Cave potential written allllllll over it.
Wall Mounted Deer bottle opener

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Megan Fox post baby body

Megan Fox in Los Angeles, CA on November 21, 2012.

UMN HELLO Megan Fox POST BABY body! She gave birth September 27th, and this is her now........... 2 months after baby!
Unreal. Girl looks smokin' . Also doesnt look like she had a baby whatsoever! Ug JEALOUS
100% motivation for me right there!
via: UsWeekly, huffingtonpost,

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

outfit inspirations

What I would LOVE to be wearing right about now instead of maternity clothes.....
I  mean, a gal like me likes lots of options! This is just not okay. I've refused to purchase any new maternity stuff the past few months. Hurry up baby Carter!
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via Pintrest, fortheloveofpretty, theblondesalade

Throwback with my friends!

Just wanted to post a few goodies. Love my friends!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Weekly Healthy Hair Care

MY NUMBER ONE HAIR Repair MASKS/ Treatments:

I am a believer of deep conditioning your hair at least once a week using Moroccan Oil Restorative Mask OR Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque. I have used LOTS of deep conditioners but I love these ones the best. I wash my hair with shampoo and hot water, get most of the moisture out, put this stuff in from mid strand to ends, wait 15 minutes, and rinse with cold water. They work amazingly and smell great.  You can tell a huge difference in healthy, conditioned hair (Especially during the cold winter months) 
I try to alternate between the two every few weeks. 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Sephora's one day wonders

Sephora's deals for Black Friday, November 23rd!  :o)
These products will be available in-store and online on Friday, November 23rd.
All sets are only $10- not bad, not bad at all!!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Deal- a- Thon

Go check out Jcrew Factory today for this amazing deal!
LOFT:  40% off ENTIRE Purchase. Use code: ENJOY. Offer valid November 20 - November 23! has 20% off everything with code GIFT20
Save 20% Storewide | Use Code GIFT20
EXPRESS has everything 50% off until 12pm noon on Friday, November 23. After 12pm, everything is 40% off. 
GAP- 60% off entire store, plus 20% off with code GAPGIFT
Madewell - 25% off + free shipping on all orders

shopbop has the above deal. Using code BIGEVENT12

BUT DONT FORGET- if you are doing your shopping online, use EBATES. 
You will earn money for every $$$$$ you spend! 

Hello Adorable!!!!

Check out these Adorable Pill Macaroon cases! They are only 10 dollars at Urban Outfitters. Talk about a cute stocking stuffer! LOVE. 
{image via Beautydepartment}

Monday, November 19, 2012

Pregnancy Must Haves!!!!

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Laura Mercier - Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
JOHNSON'S_ Baby Powder Calming Lavender & ChamomileMakeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes - 25 CountEOS Lip Balm Spheres
****The Official countdown has begun. In less than three weeks I will be a mommy to a little baby boy!!!!!!! :o)   *****
In the grand scheme of things, these last 9 months actually went by pretty quickly. Yes, there were weeks that seemed ENDLESS and yes, I’m currently complaining about my feet swelling up like a 300 lb woman (hello CANKLES!!!! ) and the general discomfort that comes with the last month of pregnancy — but all in all the journey has been one that I will never forget. 

It's actually ironic with Thanksgiving being here Thursday,  my belly button is literally popping out like a fully cooked turkey! Anyways, I thought I would compile some of my personal "mommy must haves"  for surviving these 9 months. 
{Favorite Maternity Store/Brands:} Gap, H&M, Destination Maternity, Target, Old Navy
{Favorite  Pillow:} Target Body Pillow- because you find it VERY hard to get comfortable sleeping while carrying all that extra weight. 
{Favorite Clothing items to wear:} Maxi Skirts from Old Navy, Leggings from Destination Maternity, Long tank tops (Liz Lange maternity at Target, or H&M "mama" tank tops, Citizen of Humanity Maternity jeans, and LOTS of DRESSES from Gap, Modern Boot cut dress pants from Gap and SWEAT PANTS! 
{Favorite Product: } Johnson and Johnson Lavender Baby Powder.  TRUST. You can just thank me later, but you will be a bit hotter and sweatier than the average joe when you are Preggos. So, powder yo' self a bit. 
{Favorite Pre Natal Vitamins:} Vita Fusion PreNatal Gummys - The best. I called them my "nita-mins" they taste like sour gummy bears. LOVE. This way I would never forget taking them every day, they are like candy!
{Favorite Stretch Mark Cream:} Mustella Stretch Marks Double Action- Prolly should have started using this sooner. But my doc said you can pay top dollar for "miracle creams" and you would be wasting your money.......... If your prone to stretch marks, you will get them while pregnant.  So, now i'm treating some marks that have showed up on my sides above my hips.  Wierd huh? Not belly but on my sides! This cream smells good and has great reviews on fading stretch marks STAT. 
{Favorite Drink:} Izzie's Sparkling Juice- it's nice to have a "fancy' type drink since I'm not indulging in cocktails right now.  I love Izze's sparkling juice...particularly the Raspberry flavor. YUM. 70 % juice, all natural carbonated beverage. 
{Favorite Makeup Remover:} Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes   Life- savers for the nights I am too tired to stand up at the sink and wash my face. Plus they are in a plastic tub which keeps them from drying out.    
{Favorite Books:} Jenny McCarthy Belly Laughs, What to Expect when your Expecting 

{ALL TIME MUST HAVE} Last but certainly NOT least: A BFF who's had a baby already! So you can ask all those REAL questions to. Often times these past 9 months our conversations begin with "Is it normal when.........." haha. Seriously though, I'd be lost without her advice!!!

Outdoor wine cooler idea

Replace a middle board of a picnic table with a rain gutter. Fill with ice and enjoy!2012-4-23-picnic_1.jpg
Found this great idea on Pintrest for any upcoming parties....mainly outdoorsy/summery but very good idea nonetheless!!!!!!!
{Replace a middle board of a picnic table with a rain gutter. Fill with ice and enjoy!}

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Ebates pays you to shop online

This is totally random but if you aren't using EBATES you should.  It is so easy to sign up, takes like 1 minute and every time you shop you earn money and then Ebates will send you a check at the end of each month OR direct deposit into your Paypal account (which I do) Easy as that, sign up Here, you can thank me later!  You basically get paid for shopping.  I promise this is worth doing especially with Christmas shopping starting you can earn some extra cash! 
No joke, easy as that. Do it, especially if your like me and shops online ALL THE TIME!!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

This OR That

Sasha suede pumps

Women's Mossimo® Viveca Blingy Heel - Assorted Colors
OK, Jcrew suede pumps for over 250 dollars OR Target Viveca pumps for 30 something?!?!?!? God I LOVE Target. I mean, who doesn't?????? 

HELLO No brainer. 
Taget pumps here 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Fall Finds on trend

Currently loving the above!!! ESPECIALLY that red body con dress from Zara with faux leather sleeves! I die.....reminds me of something Kim Kardashian would rock. Need to have this baby and loose that weight ASAP.
On that note, I'm HUGE now and super uncomfortable. Anyone that ever said being pregnant was easy, is wrong. It's ALOT of schlepping and lots of weight to carry around. Not a ton of fun. But, all for the greater good :o)
Cant wait to meet my lil man FINALLY. Its been WAY WAY too long.