Thursday, July 3, 2014

Red, White, & Blue Cheesecake Cupcakes

If you like cheesecake, then you will LOVE these cupcakes!  I made them last night and they are delicious!  It's like little bites of heaven in my mouth!  I gave one to Aviana this morning and she kept nodding her head saying "good, good".

These cheesecake cupcakes are the perfect 4th of July treat and are so yummy!

Ingredients:

-1/4 cup of sugar
-1 tsp vanilla
-1 tbsp flour
-8 oz cream cheese
-6 oz vanilla Greek yogurt
-2 large egg whites
-12 vanilla wafers
-strawberries
-blueberries

Instructions:

-Line the cupcake pan with liners
-Place a vanilla wafer at the bottom of each liner
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees
-In a mixing bowl, gently whisk together the sugar, vanilla, and cream cheese
-Pour in the flour, Greek yogurt and egg whites and stir until well blended
-Pour mixture in to cupcake liners filling half way
-Bake 20-23 minutes (center should still jiggle a little)
-Remove from oven and allow to cool at room temperature for an hour
-Transfer to refrigerator and chill for 2 hours
-Before serving, top with strawberries and blueberries

Enjoy and Happy 4th!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Pops of Red

Dress: Anthropologie | Shoes: Zara (old, similar) | Handbag: Saint Laurent | Ring: Henri Bendel | Lips: Russian Red by MAC | Nails: Tiny Winey by Essie

I'm kind of obsessed with this dress!  I wore it out for a last minute dinner date with my husband and Aviana.  I was actually wearing it during the day with this necklace and these sandals for a casual look.  I added the heels and red lips for a night time look.

Hope you ladies are having a great week!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Aviana's 2nd Birthday

We had such a wonderful time celebrating my baby girl yesterday.  We kept things small and simple this year and had a fun day of swimming with close family.  We had Minnie (she is obsessed with "MeeMeeeee") balloons set up around the house and opted for a donut cake since she LOVES donuts (who doesn't?)!!!  I keep asking her "How old are you Avi?" and she says "TWOOOOOO!!!".  She is actually saying it in the first photo.  So sweet!!!  
Avi's Dress: Nellystella (sold out, similar styles can be found here) | Avi's Swimsuit: Nordstrom (sold out, similar, similar) | Birthday Hat: Target | Float: Swimways | Maxi Dress: Anthropologie

You bring so much joy in to our lives baby girl.  Mommy and daddy love you so much.

I can't believe I have a TWO year old!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Memorial Day Sales

Half-Yearly sale for women and kids // up to 40% off // Ends June 1

40% off regular price styles // Code EVENT // Ends May 26

20% off everything // Code WEBEGRILLIN // Ends May 28


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40% off everything // Code MUSTSHOP

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Hello and Happy Memorial Day weekend!  Hope you all have something fun and relaxing planned for this long weekend!  The weather is amazing in Houston right now so I think the hubs and I are going to take Avi to the park today and the pool tomorrow.  I'm not sure we can actually get in the pool because I think the water is still a little cold, but mama needs a major tan so I think I'll lay out and let Avi play with her new water table.

There are so many great sales going on right now and I wanted to share some of my picks.  I think now is the perfect time to add some new summer pieces to your wardrobe.  I picked up a couple of items for Avi from Gap and ordered a couple of pieces for myself from Asos and Loft.

Happy shopping and more importantly, happy kickoff to SUMMER!!!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Lithograph Shorts


Top: Halogen via Nordstrom | Shorts: Anthropologie | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Clutch: Tory Burch (old, similar, loving this one for summer) | Hat: Gap | Bracelet: Tory Burch | Ring: Henri Bendel | Nails: China Flower by Revlon

I've been wearing a lot shorts (and rompers) lately because the weather has been gorgeous here in Texas (low to mid 80's).  I bought these high waisted shorts from Anthropologie about 3 weeks ago and have already worn them 3 times.  This has to be one of my favorite outfits because it is casual and comfy (just how I like it), but still cute and put together.  I also think these shorts would look great paired with a black or white crop top and strappy heels for a fun night out!

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Friday, May 16, 2014

My Everyday Makeup Routine

Hey girls!  Today I am going to share with you my everyday, fresh face makeup routine.  This look is soft and simple, and takes less than 10 minutes to apply.

I start off using Benefit's Porefessional primer.  I have acne scarring and I find that this primer does a great job of evening out my skin.  I then use Root Pearl Powder Mineral Foundation.  I apply this using a damp makeup sponge.  If I'm having a bad skin day, I will use a BB cream before applying my foundation.  I am loving Maybelline's Dream Fresh BB Cream right now.  For under eye concealer I am currently using Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind.  I have been using this for about a year now and I think it is an excellent drugstore concealer.  I only use this under my eyes.  I don't typically apply concealer to my face because I feel like it cake's up after a couple of hours.  I apply Root mineral bronzer to my forehead and temples, and Too Faced Matte bronzer to contour my cheeks and nose.  I lightly dust blush to the apples of my cheeks (wearing Bobbi Brown's blush in "Sand Pink") and apply one coat of Loreal's Voluminous Mascara.  For my brows I use Anastasia's brow powder, and for my lips I typically just throw on a lip balm.  I am currently loving Soap and Glory's Lip Moisture Balm

I use different products for my date-night look and will do a post on the products I use for that soon.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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**Root products were sent for consideration.  All opinions are my own.**

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

Wishing the happiest Mother's Day to my beautiful mom, amazing mother-in-law, and all of you sweet mamas out there!

Hope your day is filled with love, joy, and laughter.