Friday, February 25, 2011

Captivating Cupcake Craziness!

"Stressed spelled backwards is desserts.  Coincidence?  I think not! "

For a while, it seems like every week, there's been an occasion to eat cupcakes.
Whether it's because my roomie is trying out a new baking recipe  (SOMEONE has to eat them since she won't!), it's to celebrate a birthday, or just because it's been a long day and I need a small treat to make the day a little sweeter, I've been eating lots of cupcakes!

Most of the time, I'm not much of a dessert person.
I'd rather eat more of an entree or appetizer than dessert: I don't usually "save room for dessert" so I'd just get really fat if I ate as much food as I usually do ALONG with dessert!
However, if I do get dessert, it'll usually be a fruit tart or creme brulee (my fav!)

Even though I don't usually eat a lot of dessert, I love cupcakes.
They're delicious, cute, and convenient (small and portable)!
Cupcakes have become really popular in the past few years (Cupcake shops are popping up all over, people have them instead of cake at weddings, etc)

Here are my favorite cupcake shops in the bi-state (NY/NJ.... sorry Connecticut~ you don't make the cut) area:

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Winter Essentials

OMG.  This winter weather is unbearable!?!?! Old Man Winter~ You're killing me!!!
Now, I'm the type of girl that carries jackets and sweaters around in the summer, but this is ridiculous!
We've had too many snowstorms on the East Coast (and there's still a lot of winter left!), the wind and cold air is brutal, and everyone is sick!

Unfortunately, there's nothing we can do to change the weather for the better right now  (although I definitely think we've contributed in making it worse~ GLOBAL WARMING!!!)
However, there are things we can do to stay warm, stay healthy, look and feel better!

Here are my tips on surviving this horrible, terrible, no-good, very bad winter!
*~*~* These are all older posts, but it's the same advice I'd give now and it may be new to you!  *~*~*

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

February 2011 Giveaway: Sexy Lips From Mattese Elite

Valentines Day is right around the corner~*
To get you in the mood to get in the mood, I'm giving away some great lip products from Mattese Elite!

All you have to do is:
1. Subscribe
2. Answer the question:  What is your Favorite Romantic Movie/ Movie About Love?

Pretty simple, right?
You can list as many movies as you like, but name at least one.
Here is a list of MY favorites!

If you subscribe and comment to this post by 11:59 pm PST on 2/15/11 (because hopefully, you'll be too busy on 2/14!), you could win these two sexy lip products:

Sunday, February 6, 2011

*~ Glorious Grapefruit ~*

There is a very limited variety of fruits I eat on a regular basis....
I basically only eat fruits that you can just wash and eat.
(I can't cut fruit... idk why it's so difficult.... I've tried learning... but alas one cannot be good at everything....right?)

One of my favorite fruits is Grapefruit.
Happy National Grapefruit Month!!! (yes~ apparently it exists....)

My mom always used to cut me grapefruit with a sprinkle of sugar on it: I'd eat it with my little fruit shaped beveled spoons~ Delicious!
Now that I'm older, I usually eat grapefruit by peeling it, opening the clear skin, and eating it slice by slice. (It can be a little messy, but I like it).

However you may eat it, Grapefruit is a delicious, healthy, ball of sweet and sour goodness!
Here is an article about this fabulous fruit from Bergen Health and Life :

You can find the fruit in three main varieties, categorized by the color of their flesh:
White, Pink/Red, and Star Ruby/Rio Red

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Polite Picture Posting: Say No to Posting a Bad Photo

When I log into my email and see the words, "________  tagged a photo of you on Facebook", my heart rate shoots up and I start feeling nervous.
I anxiously log into my facebook account to see what picture awaits me.

Q: Why do I have such a strong reaction to a simple picture?
A: Susan Yi and Taylor Schneider
Yes.  Two of my closest friends in the whole wide world have made me a paranoid Nervous Nelly when it comes to online pictures.

I didn't always used to be this way.  I used to have a feeling of happy curiosity and eagerness to see what pictures awaited me when I was tagged in a photo.  Or at the very least, I didn't care....
NOW, I carry a feeling of dread with me when I go to see what picture I've been tagged in.

I don't know why two of my best friends (and other people that do this) will post up pictures that are not flattering of other people.
Now I realize that I am a very picky person when it comes to taking pictures~ I only like taking side/profile pictures from the left side of my face (and my friends always make fun of me for it).
However, I'm talking about pictures where someone's eyes are closed, they're talking, or they just don't look good.