Saturday, February 28, 2009

~Nouvelle Vague - Eisbaer

Stylish French band singing in German. Very Cool.

~The Year Of Kate

In honor of the lovley Kate sweeping the awards...

~ Miss Dior Cherie by Dior and Sofia Coppola

This sweet & dreamy Dior ad by Sofia Coppola puts me in the mood for spring. Well that & a cupcake. haha!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

~Sophia Loren Quote

"After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It's better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life. "
~Sophia Loren

~Bailey's Choclate Chip Cookies


1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. Bailey's original Irish cream
2 1/4 c. cake flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 (6 oz.) pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. chopped pecans

Cream butter, sugars and egg until fluffy. Add vanilla and Bailey's Irish cream. Mix dry ingredients and blend into creamed mixture. Add nuts and chips. Drop onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Cool.

Sunday, February 22, 2009


This all-in-one station lets you take your mani supplies anywhere. Add your name on top. A plush cotton cushion sits comfortably on your lap, and cubbies inside store polishes, clippers and files (not included).

Monogram it! Add this item to your shopping basket to see all personalization options, including font and color.

~Hot Hair

Check out these lovely hair dyers that you wont feel you have to hide away. These can proudly have a place on your vanity.

~No Chap Stick Here

Ballmania Gallery Series offers unique twist-top balls that contain SPF 20 lip balm. A random assortment for the Spring line is sure to make lip balm fun and exciting.

Clamshell package contains 6 different Ballmania Lip Balm SPF-20 gallery styles. (chosen at randon, not as pictured)

Vanilla Cream Flavor

~Lovey Sarah Ads

Friday, February 20, 2009

~Chocolate Baileys Mousse

Chocolate Baileys Mousse ~


* 4 large eggs
* 1/3 cup sugar
* 1 1/2 cups whipping cream
* 1/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream
* 12 ounces semisweet chocolate Godiva or bittersweet Godiva chocolate


1. Whisk the eggs and sugar together in a metal bowl (I use my kitchen-aid bowl). And set it over a pan of simmering water.
2.Whisk the mixture until it reaches a temperature of 160 degrees (use an instant read or candy thermometer), it should take approximately 5 minutes. Whisk the entire time, being careful not to have scrambled eggs.
3.Remove bowl from the pan of simmering water and place on your mixer and beat with the whisk attachment at medium – high speed until it is cool to your touch(on the outside of the bowl) and very thick. This should take approximately 10 minutes.
4.While beating the egg and sugar mixture, melt your chocolate and cool to lukewarm.
5.In a separate bowl, combine the whipping cream and Baileys together and beat until stiff peaks form.
6.Pour the melted chocolate over the egg and sugar mixture and fold in until blended. Then fold in the whipped cream mixture. I will add a small amount of the cream mixture and blend it in (this will lighten up the mixture a bit) and then fold in the remaining until only streaks of white remain.
7.Place in a bowl, cover with saran wrap and chill till set, overnight.

~Lauren Bacall Quote

“A woman isn't complete without a man. But where do you find a man - a real man - these days?”

~Lauren Bacall

~Chocolate Cameo

When I was a little girl my Godmother gave me this lovely chocolate cameo (mine in a pale pink) for Easter. I remember thinking it was almost too pretty to eat. I was mesmerized by it. Trying to figure out how to keep it forever. As I was pondering this my Cat runs by with it in her mouth. lol Now I see that Ladurée the famously exquisite chocolate is making them again. It's made from white chocolate with a praline cream filling. Sadly no pink but, still beautiful.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

~Have You Been Eurofied?

What is Get Eurofied?
Get Eurofied is a box filled with samples from independent crafters. It gives you the opportunity to see, try and use some great items handcrafted from the heart of Europe!

What does it have in it?
The Get Eurofied box can include samples like: bath and body, candles, bookmarks, candy, stationery, toys, paper arts, fashion accessories, craft supplies, gift certificates, magnets, pens, hair products, jewelry and more! Each month the samples vary, depending on the participants.

How do I purchase a Get Eurofied Sample Box?
Check out the Get Eurofied page or go directly to ETSY shop where you can make your purchase. Boxes are $15 plus shipping. Please check the Get Eurofied page for global shipping prices. Boxes go on sale the first day of every other month and will be shipped the day you purchase it! How's that for speedy delivery?

Sunday, February 15, 2009

~First Lady Quotes

In honor of Presidents Day. I thought I would share a few quotes from the woman that made them who they were.

Friendship with ones self is all important,because without it one cannot be friends
with anyone else in the world.
~Eleanor Roosevelt

Do what you can to show you care about other people, and you will make our world a better place.
~Rosalynn Carter

We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society.
~Hillary Clinton

And what has been just completely heart warming is to see that people are really hungry for something different.
~Michelle Obama Quote

~Zyrtec Boho Chic

Ok am I the only one loving this ad? Love the room ,the pillows, the art , bird cage & even her outfit. Dog is even cute! Anyone got any ideas where this stuff is from? I know the yellow top is from Tibi and its called the St. Tropez embroidered tunic.

Friday, February 13, 2009

~Valentines Day & Audrey

Tomorrow is Valentines Day tomorrow. So in honor of that here's a Audrey quote for you.
Happy Valentine's Day!

~Jacqueline Kennedy Quote

“There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.”

Jacqueline Kennedy

Thursday, February 12, 2009

~Chocolate French Toast w/Yogurt & Berries

Chocolate French Toast w/Yogurt & Berries

* 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
* 3 ½ Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, divided
* 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
* 3 eggs, beaten
* 1/3 cup 1% milk
* 8 slices of firm white bread*
* 1 ½ cups reduced fat vanilla yogurt
* 1 ½ cups raspberries or sliced strawberries


Stir together 2 teaspoons cocoa with the powder sugar. Place in a sifter or small strainer; set aside.

Stir together granulated sugar and 3 tablespoon cocoa; add beaten eggs and milk; beat well. Pour mixture into pie plate or shallow bowl.

Heat griddle on medium to medium/low heat. Spray griddle with non- stick spray. Dip bread slices in milk/egg mixture, coating all sides. Place bread on hot griddle. Cook 2-3 minutes per side or until lightly browned. Cut slices in half diagonally.

Serve Hot. Sift or sprinkle plates with cocoa and powdered sugar mixture. Arrange slices of French toast on cocoa/sugar sprinkled plates, sprinkle with additional cocoa/sugar. Stir yogurt until smooth and creamy; spoon over French toast; top with berries.

A nice lighter twist to French Toast - perfect for chocolate lovers. Serves 4

*Firm bread, stale bread (but not moldy), French bread, or bread which has set For a few days works best with this recipe.

~Johnny Fedora and Alice Blue Bonnet

One of my favorite cartoons perfect for the holiday!

~Love isn't only's drunk.

Drunk Cupid!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

~French Lolli

Although Pierrot Gourmand has been making quality sweets since 1892, it is in 1924 that the first lollipop was invented by two Parisian confiseurs who had the idea of inserting a little wooden stick inside their caramel so children would not get it on their hands. Pierrot Gourmand lollipops are to this day a fixture in every French boulangerie, where they beckon children from their display in a porcelain bust of the clown Pierrot. The flat, tear-shaped lollipops now come in four fruit flavors (cherry, raspberry, lemon, and orange) in addition to the classic and delicious milk caramel.

~Audrey & Tea

This chic Audrey Hepburn Cup and Saucer set. 4 piece,one set white and one set black.Nothing like High Tea with a legend.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

~I Love You So Much....That I Gave To Charity.

This Valentine's Day. Think about ditching the boxes of Chocolates ,the Red Roses & giving to a Charity in honor of your sweetie. Pick one that's near & dear to your love ones heart & you will be sharing the love with more than one person. What greeting card can do that?

~Gift That Gives Back

Scented with Fresh-Linen, four French milled soaps embossed with a pink ribbon, the symbol of hope, come nestled in a beautiful gift box.

In support of the ongoing effort to find a cure, 15% of Proceeds from the Sale of this French milled soap product will be donated by Gianna Rose Atelier and our affiliated Sales Representatives, to the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation. For more information about Triple Negative Breast Cancer or to make an additional donation, please visit

~Macaoon Rouge

This cute little French macaron, along with this romantic message in French, meaning *I love you a little bit, a lot, I'm crazy about you*, is the perfect original gift!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

~Ooohh Lala Night

I'm feeling very French today with Gigi on the television. I might have to follow it with Amelie and Chocolate. To set the mood why not try Creme Brulee pancakes. I love themed nights.

By: Nana Lee
Sep 28, 2005

This pancake has the flavor and texture of a rich creme brulee dessert. Watch it puff up as you cook it before it settles into a rich, thick pancake. Serve with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and fresh fruit. This is like a cross between a pancake and a souffle. Great company breakfast dish.


* 2 1/2 tablespoons butter
* 1 1/4 cups french vanilla powdered coffee creamer
* 3/4 cup flour
* 3 large eggs
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1-2 cup fresh berries (raspberries, strawberries, or blackberries, for example)
* maple syrup (optional) or powdered sugar (optional)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Place the butter in a 9-inch glass pie plate and place the dish in the oven for a few minutes to allow the butter to melt.
In a blender, combine the creamer, flour, eggs, and salt, and blend until smooth.
Remove the baking dish from the oven and increase the oven temperature to 425 deg F.
Spread the melted butter around the dish, pour in the batter, and return the dish to the oven.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Reduce the oven temperature to 325 deg F and bake for 8 to 10 minutes more.
Remove from the oven, and let the pancake cool slightly.
Garnish with fresh berries.
Serve with warm maple syrup or powdered sugar if desired.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

~Love Letters (customised trinket box)

This is the chance to own an unusual and bespoke trinket box, which will be customized with an address of your choosing.

Appearing at first glance to be a simple stack of letters, lifting a lid reveals a small compartment which can be used to store trinkets or other small items (watches, mobile phones, etc.)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

~15 Gifts That Will Surely Piss Off Your Valentine

Valentine's Gift #9: For The Wedding Nagger

"If your lady's been on your case about taking your relationship to the next level, she's going to flip when you present her with a big box with a huge ring in it. That is, until she realizes it's merely a Fake Engagement Ring Mug. At least it has a real Swarovski crystal in the ring part so she can pretend like you care about her. Every time she takes a drink, she can be reminded of the ring she doesn't have."


~I'll Be Wrapped Around Your Finger

A personal love letter to wrap around your finger. Colleen Baran has a love letter ring collection is romantic, sweet & still looks chic.§ion_id=5211787