Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday *Thrills*

Well, I know it's too late to be thrilled this Thursday, but Friday is just as good (for me at least)!  What to be thrilled about this Friday?  Hmmm... how about these fabulous La Mer watches that are in in IN! These timies incorporate the 2 stylish, seasonal styles together: wrapping bracelts + wrist stacking!  What better idea than to throw a watch in the mix, and make it complete!  Indulge in these chic and trendy watches at their website!


These are the ones that made my knees weak:






Are yours' still strong? ;)

lovepeonies

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Let Them Eat ~Stuffed Strawberries~

Strawberry cheesecake- love! Strawberry cheesecake inside out- LOVE even more!  So you would probably figure that when my eye caught this recipe (on BakeOven)  for cheesecake stuffed strawberries, I was SO excited, enough to make me do a little happy dance.  

So here's what I did:

I first hulled a pack of strawberries, using this making-life-easier tool I use to hull veggies, especially some squash and zucchini.  A friend got it for me from overseas, and it has made removing the seeds/insides of any food easy peasy!



Next, I made the cheese cake stuffing, this was the recipe for the filling I found:
1 8-ounce cream cheese
2 tbsp powdered sugar
3/4 tsp vanilla extract

After I mixed those, I realized there was something missing, so I added about 3 tbsp of whipped cream (cool whip is my fave), or to taste, and it made a much better difference!!  It was so scrumptious that I had a few cheater spoonfuls before I spooned them in.oops.


The recipe called for covering the open end of the strawberries with graham cracker crumbs- perfect to make the cheesecake complete.  But, I was totally craving chocolate covered strawberries at the time, so I decided to twist it up a bit!  I melted a bowl of milk chocolate chips, and dipped the tops of the delicious looking strawberries and placed them on a foil in the fridge to let them harden.

The result: chocolate covered strawberries taken to the next level!  They sure were YUMMY!  


These babies would be just perfect for some finger sweets for guests, or a quick and easy, unique desert!

Will definitely be making these tasties again, sometime pretty SOON!

lovepeonies

Monday, April 16, 2012

Obsession Confession

So it's not bad enough that I'm quite the Nutella addict, then Biscoff (the ultimate airplane cookie) had to make their own spread.  I saw it at the grocery store the other day- and my hand just drew to it.  I couldn't wait to taste it the second I got home.  I didn't know what to expect from a creamy spread based off of a cinnamonny cookie I always loved.  It was GOOD- and not the good like, okay this is pretty good- no, the good as in we finished the entire jar in a few days!  That's not good because the calories in that stuff are not ignorable- 90 in a single tablespoon!  Even that couldn't stop me from reaching for the red capped jar in the pantry (which I tried to hide from myself a few times- didn't work).



Something else that made my day was a little tweak I got for my car- little enough to make me pretty excited.  I was at Target (the best store ever), in the dollar section, and I got this tooo adorb mini tissue box for my ride, too cute that I had to share.  I would probably rarely ever use these, but seeing a cute baroque cube in my arm rest will definitely make me smile everytime I open it!

Last but not least, these socks from Banana Republic for hubby were too sweet to overlook!  It's like wearing your heart on your sleeve, sort of, except on your sock... close enough for me!



lovepeonies

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thursday *Thrills*

Obsessed with anything ombre?  Then prepare to lose your mind- check out these one-of-a-kind ombre TIGHTS!  I've always been a sucker for any kind of tights- cable knit, bright neons, floral, you name it, but now these ombres have undoubtedly topped my list!  You can indulge in these too fabulous tighties from the BZRshop on Etsy here!


My favorite is definitely the ones that look like sunset! I'll take those adorable shorts too!

lovepeonies

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Why So Serious?

There are things in life that are just not meant to be said- and that's why Your Ecards exist!  

I love reading these, mostly because they're SO TRUE! And funny.  I love funny. 

 

 
Hahaha- poor Adele
 
 
 
Story of my life!

They can't help but crack me up!
Check more out, or even make your own here!  

lovepeonies

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Coca Chic-cola

What do you get when you combine two of my favorite things- Coke and high fashion??  A trendy stylish bottle of amazingness that looks even more delicious than usual! (if you couldn't tell by now, I'm addicted to diet coke, yup!)  As a generous charity project, Coca-Cola has tied in the cream of the crop designers to create upscale coke bottles.  Designers Rosella Jardini (Moschino), Donatella Versace, Angela Missoni, Alberto Ferreti, Consuelo Castiglioni, Anna Molinari (Blumarine (yay! one of my ULTIMATE favorite designers)), and Etro have put together bottle designs representing the uniqueness of each designer- and what a success!  You can tell who designed which bottle without even looking at the designers name incorporated into these fabulous designs!


Amazing, right?  The Etro embodies all the peaslies they weave in to all the modern blazers they always feature in their collections.  The Blumarine- simple, girly, and perfect!- it looks exactly like a Blumarine top I have, but wrapped around a coke bottle.  Alberta Ferreti's bottle is simple and chic like all of her creations.  And Moschino... the wild and flashy brand- LOVE the way they made their bottles stand out, just like they design their clothes! 

I have a feeling these fab-cokes would quench my thirst more than they normally would!  I wonder why....

lovepeonies

Friday, April 6, 2012

Spring into Style

Alice + Olivia has never ceased to leave me wanting every article of clothing they feature in their seasonal collections.  Their new spring collection is no exception!  Check out these ah-mazing outfits from one of my favorite designers.


The intricate floral details of this top are too hard to pass up!

This one is my favorite- the simplicity of this pastel striped dress makes this dress just perfect for spring!

LOVE the color coordination of this look- soft pink and mint should never be separated

Kind of wild and the ultimate daring outfit, but I can't deny it's caught my eye!

Adorable fringed top from Alice + Olivia? Yes Please!

Cute and chic- I love the polka dots with the blazer, and the red pants tying them all together- perfect outfit!

Crossing my fingers to win one of those 5000 Neiman Marcus store credits they're always giving out!

lovepeonies