October 22, 2014 | by cyd
As I’ve entered my 30s, I’ve found myself wanting to experiment more with lipstick. Actual, real, grown up lady lipstick. I’m a gloss girl through and through. Usually tinted gloss with a good amount of pigment, but I’ve never strayed too far into wearing opaque lipstick. I find it kind of scary! Is that weird? Anyone feeling me? Right now I’m loving these rich lip color shades from Anthropologie, which are pretty perfect for fall and the upcoming holiday season. I want to be brave enough to rock one at a party or just out to dinner. Do you have any favorite shades you’d recommend? You can also check out Jordan’s search for the best red lipsticks, if you’re on the hunt, too!
[Photos from Anthropologie.]
October 21, 2014 | by cyd
It’s no secret that this time of year there is no shortage of pumpkin flavored concoctions making the rounds. Last week, we talked about all things savory, with these 10 delicious pumpkin recipes. Today, as promised, we’re talking about all the sweet things! Ice cream, cookies, cheesecake. Pretty much all guaranteed to go perfectly with a cup of coffee or an after dinner drink this fall. Get ready to start bookmarking like crazy because these pumpkin desserts are going to take you from weekday treats right straight through holiday desserts with no problem.
Ready? And go! Click through for 10 scrumptious pumpkin desserts!
October 20, 2014 | by cyd
As a rule I don’t gravitate toward orange and red colors. The exception to that rule would be in my accessories. Like this awesome black sweater cape paired with a red clutch. Now that, that, I can do. So with today’s color palette I’m embracing rich, saturated autumn-inspired shades of cabernet, pumpkin and cardinal red. When combined with black and a bit of shimmery gold, I think the look is super chic. Wouldn’t this make great inspiration for a fall dinner party? Lots of autumn flowers, black linens, classic white dinnerware and gold flatware. So gorgeous!
[Photos, from top: Lovely Indeed | Damsel in Dior | Purple Tree via Style Me Pretty.]
October 20, 2014 | by cyd
Last week when I shared my 4 easy tips for hosting a Halloween party, I promised to share with you my simple process for making candy corn cake in a jar! I’m not really sure there’s anyone out there who doesn’t love cake in a jar. I mean, it’s cake for one thing. From a practical stand point, I love that making the little cakes in the jar is actually easier than you think and the jars make for easy serving at parties so you’re not spending a bunch of time slicing and dishing up cake. Have a guest who’d rather take their dessert home? Yup. You guessed it. The jars also make for perfect little party favors, too. Or just pack a jar o’ cake in your lunch to take with you to work because you’re a grown up and you can. I absolutely approve of such actions.
Want to get started? Pop over to Momtastic where I’m sharing the recipe! It involves box cake mix and a muffin tin, hereby proving already that this does not take hours to accomplish. Also, again. It’s cake. And I really think we’re all entitled to a little bit of cake on a Monday morning. Get the instructions here.
[Photos by Cyd Converse for Momtastic.]
October 17, 2014 | by cyd
A few weeks ago we waxed poetic about yummy apple recipes. Or maybe that was just me? Ok, ok. It was me. Well today I’m going on a little tangent centered on all the apple cocktails that have been popping up here, there and everywhere all season long. The cider mill near us makes the most delicious apple cider and I love the idea of giving it a twist with a splash of champagne or bourbon. Sounds good, right? Especially with champagne! Here you’ll find five awesome apple cocktails and don’t forget your weekly dose of Friday Link Love!
[Honey Bourbon Cider | Cider Champagne | Apple Pie Moonshine | Apple Cider Hot Toddy | Apple Moscow Mules.]