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May 19, 2011

Epic Violin Girl - Lindsey Stirling

Thursday, May 19, 2011 0 Comments
OMG shut the front door I love the camera work on this video. 

But are kidding me this girl is freakin' amazing!

Talk about inspiring. The music is so beautiful I just want to download it and play it every minute of every day.

Mini Carrot Cupcakes

Thursday, May 19, 2011 0 Comments
Mini Carrot Cupcakes
I was totally in a baking mood today
So i proceeded to make these delightful little yummies!
I could eat handfuls of them…after all they are made with real carrots! right????

ANTM: {aka: Americas Next Top Model}

Thursday, May 19, 2011 0 Comments
UMMMMMM!!! So totally lovin' the winner of ANTM this season. She annoyed me at first but well she rocked the heck out of the show last nite.
Dedicated to Brittani

So as a fabulous dedication I did a shoe posting of course and my fiercely amazing shoe website

May 18, 2011

Key Lime cheesecake

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 0 Comments
I promised my friend Lisa that I would post this recipe for…

Key Lime Cheesecake Recipe


  • 2 8oz packages cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup lime or key lime juice
  • 2 tsp lime zest
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 9-inch pre-made graham cracker pie crust (or make your own) I always make my own
  • fresh fruit for garnish (optional)


Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a blender or food processor, combine the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, lime juice and zest, and cornstarch. Process until smooth and creamy. Pour into pie crust. Place pan on cookie sheet and bake 15 minutes.
Reduce oven temperature to 200°F (DO NOT forget to reduce temperature - very important) and continue baking 75 minutes or until center is almost set until cheesecake is lightly golden brown on top. Allow to cool completely, then chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
Serve topped with slices of fresh fruit if desired.


May 11, 2011

The new hairdo

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 0 Comments
I have been itchin' to do something different with my hair. First of all I dyed it red. That didn't do it for me, so I went today and chopped it all off.  It's a huge change but I am totally in love with it. I have never cut my hair so short for fear of my scars showing. But I don't really care about that any more. I have more confidence then ever. 

May 8, 2011

Mothers day excitement

Sunday, May 08, 2011 0 Comments
I have the bestest mother of all times. I wanted her to feel really special. So I took her shopping yesterday for a mother's day make over. All my siblings chipped in and I helped her pick out some really cute new clothes.
and I swore up and down I wasn't going to buy myself anything...but I am a pretend mom to lots of little ones so I splurged hehe
But the very best thing of all was dinner...mmm mmmm mmmm!
Pork roast, mashed sweet potatoes, mashes potatoes(for those that refuse to eat sweet potatoes), salad, broccoli, macaroni salad, flan, & watermelon. 
but the most wonderful part…
the banana cream cheese cake


20 vanilla sandwich cookies
¼ cup margarine, melted
24 oz cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
3 eggs
¾ cup mashed bananas (about 2)
½ cup whipping cream
2 tspn vanilla extract 


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Place cookies in a blender; process with on/off pulse until finely crushed.

Add margarine; process with pulses until blended. Press crumb mixture onto bottom of 10" springform pan; refrigerate.

Beat cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add sugar and cornstarch; beat until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in bananas, whipping cream, and vanilla. Pour cream cheese mixture into prepared crust. Place pan on cookie sheet and bake 15 minutes.

Reduce oven temperature to 200°F (DO NOT forget to reduce temperature - very important) and continue baking 75 minutes or until center is almost setbsp Loosen edge of cheesecake; cool completely on wire rack before removing rim of pan. Refrigerate cheesecake, uncovered, 6 hours or overnight.

Allow cheesecake to stand at room temperature 15 minutes before serving.

Happy Mother's day!

May 5, 2011

Day 9 of my New York Trip 2011

Thursday, May 05, 2011 0 Comments
Chelsea Market
is definitely one of my favorite places. It is an amazing indoor market place. With art, bakeries, Anthropologie , fresh fruit & veggie market, gelato, cupcakes, cheese, & hot chocolate bar…mmm mmm mmmmmm!!!!!!

 cool building

View from atop Chelsea Market

Day 7 of my New York Trip 2011

Thursday, May 05, 2011 0 Comments
My television debut!
We had the opportunity to be in the studio audience of a live taping of Martha Stewart.
First of all Martha quite boring…but Joey *the audience entertainer* stole the show. He was hysterical! It was really cool to see behind the scenes of how the show works. a well oiled machine!

Its's hysterical Joey!


May 2, 2011

Day 6 of my New York Trip 2011

Monday, May 02, 2011 0 Comments
Today's adventures included Central Park Zoo, Grand Central Station, & Shopping 
Best pastries on the planet

mmmmmm yummy
typical NY street

View from the park

Zoo entrance

Sea Lion first

red panda

We told him to sit down and eat his bread…he was very obedient

He did not want his picture taken. So he was as far away as possible

Practicing his super model walk

and turn…

Starting his photography career

beautiful park

Anyone need a taxi??

Grand Central Station