Friday, February 26, 2010

Strawberry Cream Cupcakes!

I was cleaning out my recipe binder and came across these yummy cupcakes. I printed off the recipe on Valentines day 2006, wow it has been a long time and surely a good time to recreate these tasty treats. They are so pretty and I love how they are not your typical icing on top cakes!


  • 1 (18.25-ounce) box white cake mix
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 3 large eggs whites
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 (16-ounce) container fresh strawberries, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar, plus additional for dusting

Line 18 muffin cups with muffin papers. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Using an electric mixer, beat the cake mix, water, egg whites, melted butter, almond extract, and vanilla extract in a large bowl for 2 minutes, or until the batter is well blended. Using about 1/3 cup of batter for each cupcake, spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups.

Bake the cupcakes until they are very pale golden on top, about 15 minutes. Cool the cupcakes completely on a cooling rack.

Using a fork, coarsely mash 1 1/2 containers of raspberries in a medium bowl. Beat the cream and 1/3 cup of powdered sugar in a large bowl until firm peaks form. Fold the mashed raspberries into the whipped cream.

Remove the muffin papers from the cupcakes and cut the tops off of each cupcake. Spoon the raspberry whipped cream atop the cupcake bottoms. Place the cupcake tops on the cupcakes. Dust with more powdered sugar and serve with the remaining berries.

recipe courtesy of food network


Loving the leopard print looking similar to my Redarte for target dress.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Items I would like...

Tee & Top t-shirt, Marni Raffia cross-body bag, Maison Martin Margiela ring set, Alexander Wang sunglasses, Tibi multi-colored dress, Rebecca Taylor skirt, Marc Jacobs tube shirt, TopShop trousers, Vionnet linked-tube brass necklace.

My birthday IS coming soon!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Krystal Simpson & Caroline Engman

Photos: Fashionsquad &
Abbie Lee for Vogue Australia
How do you feel about the dip-dyed tresses?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


As seen on Chanel's runway, clogs are back and the must have shoe for spring. Whether they're sky-high platforms or classic flats, clogs are the perfect update for any wardrobe. These Jeffery Campbell's look strikingly similar to the Chanel beauties at a fraction of the cost. Please go by them now and start spring on the right foot!

Monday, February 22, 2010


Photos: house beautiful, courtney giles, lonny magazine
I have been wanting to redo the guest bathroom in black and white...these are some images I am using for inspiration. I don't know what it is about black and white stripes but I am loving the look for the wallpaper!


DwellStudio for Target has released an awesome new spring collection! It's always exciting to find stylish, well-priced goods.

Friday, February 19, 2010

I am loving...

via: whowhatwear
I am loving Irina Lazareanu 3.1 Phillip Lim Sequin Shirtdress she wore at the designer's show, just not loving the price tag, whaaa whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. If you have the bucks you can get it here. I am now in search for the look for way less...

December's Style Page Magazine

It was all about the sparkle this winter, but don't fret you do not have to stash away the sparkly tops, throw on a cardigan and wear one with a pair of basic shorts this spring. It will add a little more glam to an everyday outfit.

Hervé Léger Fall 2010

Photos: Refinery29
I love the textures, sci fi looks, different types of sleeves and shoulders, sexy, body con; all just really cool looks. I also love the orangey red lips.

"We realized that if you wear Hervé Léger, you have to be in shape," explained Lubov backstage after the show. "You know, you lace up tennis shoes, so we started to lace up bodices—and then moved on to ergonomics."

Thursday, February 18, 2010

March Style Page, Fort Worth Magazine

I need to start adding my style pages, so here is the current issue on men's fashion.

Add these bold accessories as a finishing touch to any boring ensemble. Go to so see more!
(click the image to see a larger view)


Chloe Bag
Brian Atwood Pumps
A. Wang Skirt
Camilla & Marc Dress
OPI Over the Taupe
*click image to see a larger view.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

alexa chung for madewell fall 2010

Two of my favs, Madewell and Alexa Chung, teamed up for a capsule collection. Looks really great. I would like to have some of the pieces right now!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Rebecca Taylor Fall 2010

Photos: Knightcat
I am really loving these looks. Notice the boots, legging boots!

Friday, February 12, 2010


Photos: studdedhearts
erin wasson rvca A/W 10