I was at Home Depot today buying some things for a home improvement project for Memorial Day and I saw Emmet Miller in shorts and flip flops with a cart full of stuff leaving the store. How cool is that? I love watching Emmet Miller on the KTLA 10P news. He is a great anchor and I actually watch the news when he is anchoring. This was a very exciting siting.
Happy Memorial Day. Guess he is doing some home improvements too.
We have a great edition of Weekly Shopping and Goodies.Check out what all the best fashionista’s are dishing about… the draped dress, swimwear tips from Shoshanna, Blake Lively’s bag, making your own soda, and so much more! Have fun reading and we’ll see you next week with the latest scoop!
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Spork Fashion braves the heat to check out the Silver Spoon Dog and Baby Gifting Suite. These are some spoiled babies!
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Find out what to read, wear, and eat this week on Shopping and Goodies. All the best news is online today here.
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Being High Maintenance, not Bitchy lathers up with Caress Evenly Gorgeous Exfoliating Body Wash! Time to suds up ladies!
I use this amazing Magnolia Bakery Vanilla Cupcake recipe all the time. They are a famous bakery in NYC. Check it out below.
Everyone is always asking us which is the most popular cupcake at the bakery. Most people are surprised that it is what we call the vanilla vanilla – the vanilla cupcake with the vanilla icing (and the most popular color for the icing is pink).
Makes about 2 dozen cupcakes (depending on the size of your cupcake papers and muffin tins)
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Vanilla Buttercream (recipe follows) or Chocolate Buttercream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line two 12-cup muffin tins with cupcake papers.
In a small bowl, combine the flours. Set aside.
In a large bowl, on the medium speed of an electric mixer, cream the butter until smooth. Add the sugar gradually and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the dry ingredients in three parts, alternating with the milk and vanilla. With each addition, beat until the ingredients are incorporated but do not overbeat. Using a rubber spatula, scrape down the batter in the bowl to make sure the ingredients are well blended. Carefully spoon the batter into the cupcake liners, filling them about three-quarters full. Bake for 20–25 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out clean.
Cool the cupcakes in the tins for 15 minutes. Remove from the tins and cool completely on a wire rack before icing. At the bakery we ice the cupcakes with either Vanilla Buttercream or Chocolate Buttercream.
Note: If you would like to make a layer cake instead of cupcakes, divide the batter between two 9-inch round cake pans and bake the layers for 30-40 minutes.
It is not too late to order your last minute Mother’s Day gifts. Check out what Shopping and Goodies has for you today!
A Few Goody Gumdrops is giving away a Hana Elite Ceramic Flat Iron for Mother’s Day. Enter to Win!
Being High Maintenance, not Bitchy shows you how to give some lovin’ to the one who loves you most
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Fashion Fille created a very thorough and inclusive gift guide for Mother’s Day. What are you going to get your Mommy Dearest?
Puppies and Worms thinks you should get gift certificates from restaurants for Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day in Fashion Special by Quinta Trends
Shopping and Info found great Mother’s Day gift ideas so your mom can feel like a celebrity.