Friday, September 30, 2011

Pumpkin

I'm BLACK I grew up in a BLACK house where my mom did not make ANYTHING pumpkin as I was growing up, holiday time meant sweet potatoes black peoples version of pumpkin but as I got older I started exploring the pumpkin realm and I like it! But I always buy it out, well being the Domestic Diva that I am I think it's time to create my own pumpkin recipe in my own home. I'm gonna start with the following recipe that I got from www.food.com BUT of course I will be tweaking it. I'll be baking it in layers not a fluted tube pan, I'll be omiting the pecans and I'll be topping it with cream cheese frosting.


Ingredients:



  1.      3/4 cup butter, softened
  2.      1 1/2 cups sugar
  3.      1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  4.       2 large eggs
  5.      1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  6.        2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  7.       1 teaspoon baking powder
  8.        1 teaspoon baking soda
  9.        1 teaspoon cinnamon
  10.        1 (15 ounce) can solid-pack pumpkin
  11.      1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  12.      3/4 cup pecans, finely chopped, divided


Directions


In a large mixing bowl cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon; add to the creamed mixture alternately with pumpkin. Fold in chocolate chips.
Divide batter in half. Stir melted to chocolate inot one portion. In a well greased 10" fluted tube pan, sprinkle 1/2 cup pecans. Spoon chocolate batter over pecans; top with pumpkin batter. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup pecans.
Bake at 325 for 65-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan to wire rack.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

I love to smell good! Perfume, scented body wash, scented lotion ahh I love it, but I hate "body splash" something about it just screams junior high school to me so I stay far away. As I was flipping through the latest cosmo there were samples for Taylor Swift's new perfume Wonder Struck and Donna Karan's Cashmere Mist, they both smell amazing in my opinion ; let me just say I am not a T. Swift fan AT ALL! But she will be making a profit off of me because Wonder Struck smells great! It reminds me of Britney Spears' Fantasy which I also love #donteffingjudgeme 


 $25-$59.50 available at macys.com 

$62.00-$95.00 donnakaranbeauty.com

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I have a pair of patch work UGG's I got them YEARS ago way before they were over saturated, I love them in the WINTER ; now that they've become so popular people tend to wear them all year round which is totally ridiculous to me but anyway.......I've always said I would never buy another pair simply because the ones I have are so unique and vintage-ish (they don't make them anymore) BUT I saw these shiny babies and fell in lust not total love but I'm a sucker for sparkle, some people aren't into sequins and sparkle but I definitely am ;-)
UGG Australia Sequined Sparkles Bailey Boot $350
neimanmarcus.com

:-\

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Every once in a while a pair of sneakers will catch my eye, it's not often but it does happen. I was flipping through a magazine and I saw these dolled up Miu Miu kicks and fell in l-o-v-e! They come in black, silver, gold, and blush - they are adorned with glitter, patent leather, velvet, lam√©, studs and crystals  ^_^ they run between  $450 & $585 :-/





I love them all....I can't pic my favorite, which is yours?
 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Purple Kisses

This Thursday 9/29 MAC will launch their Fall Colour Collection, the only new limited edition lipstick is "Plum Bright" (above) it's $14.50 & she's wearing it with Lip Erase which is $18.50 I love it.. . . . . . .
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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Furrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

I LOVE FUR! real, faux whatever I LOVE it, BUT -  I only like natural colors...I HATE pinks, blues etc very cheesy in my opinion..

$219.54 asos.com

$100.62 asos.com

$21.95 sos.com
$138 victoriassecret.com
$110 victoriassecret.com
$79.50 victoriassecret.com
$168 bloomingdales.com
$975 bloomingdales.com
$998 bloomingdales.com
$350 bloomingdales.com
$198 bloomingdales.com

$58.54 asos.com






$48 juicycouture.com

Collar Necklaces

I REALLY like these collar necklaces, especially the ones with no chain at at all :-)










stylin' on em


Friday, September 23, 2011

Priceless Inspirations

I recently purchased Antonia "Toya" Carter's book Priceless Inspirations and I was pleasantly surprised! I feel that every woman can relate to something in the book, she went through a lot as a child with her parents being on drugs and I couldn't really relate but towards the end she gets into her adult life and starts to discuss pregnancy, falling in and out of love, marriage, domestic abuse and business moves definitely grabbed my attention and held it. Check it out ladies.

I LOVE this....

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Bootie Call

Colin Stuart victoriassecret.com $148


Colin Stuart victoriassecret.com $88





JessicSimpson.com $179

Jeffrey Campbell nordtrom.com $185

Sergio Rossi nordtrom.com $1365

Prada nordtrom.com $780

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Nicki

you can say what you want about Ms. Minaj but she's making noise! The rapper inspired designer Giuseppe Zanotti 's latest Leopard and Neon Green high top sneakers "The Nicki" they retail for $795... not my flava but GO NICKI!


Thursday, September 15, 2011

these photos of Nicki Minaj & Anna Wintour are EPIC! IDC IDC IDC!

Louboutin Daffodil's

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Christian Louboutin Daffodil Pumps BUT, I don't do credit card scams or date a dope boy, I make my money the good ole fashion way by working a 9-5 so I DO NOT have thousands of dollars to spend on shoes however to DO have $109.95 to purchase Steve Madden's version the "Babylonn" :-)