Beth Bakes: World Series Treats

Sunday, October 27, 2013

It's Sunday morning and I'm typing this post with a bird's nest in my hair. It's the result of heavy back combing to achieve my hairstyle I wore to a wedding last night. Any tips on how to get it out without losing 50% of my hair would be much appreciated! I am going to share more details on the wedding in a future post so be on the lookout!

This post is going to be some recipes I made during the week and have deemed them worthy of sharing. I made muffins with pancake mix, a low calorie caramel dip and toffee pretzel bars.

For those of you unaware, it's currently the World Series. This year, the World Series consists of the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals. Even though I live in Pennsylvania, I am a Red Sox fan. My boss is from Massachusetts and shares my love of the Sox too so we decided to have an office tailgate the day of Game 1.

Rockin' red lip stick and my Boston cap!

Friday Fingers!: Essie Fall 2013 - Vested Interest

Friday, October 25, 2013

Happy Friday!! Lately, I have been more excited than usual about the weekend. Probably because I have been putting in a lot of hours in the office this month and appreciate the break.
I had internet issues again this week so that's why my site wasn't updated recently. All has been resolved and I'm back to deliver you a Friday Fingers!
This weekend I am showing you a new color from the essie Fall 2013 collection: Vested Interest. 
Essie vested interest

Rave & Review: Chanel Les Beiges

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

I have been cutting back on buying non-essential beauty products. However, the change in seasons requires a change in my beauty routine.

In the Summer, I typically don't wear anything on my face but bronzer to contour. Now that I am no longer soaking up the suns rays, I have gone back to having the skin tone of a vampire. I'm proud to be pale so I let my bronzer hibernate the majority of the Fall/Winter.

Beth Bakes: No Bake Skinny Dessert Dip

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Where does the weekend go?? Nonetheless, hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday. Today wasn't my usual stay in bed and watch TV all morning though. It was Baby Palooza! I attended a baptism in the morning and a baby shower in the afternoon. Both events were for dear high school friends and it's always a blast getting back together with them! Below is a photo of the christening and the other photo is the result of giving a bunch of ladies play doh and allowing them 5 minutes to make a baby.

Friday Fingers!: Essie The Lace Is On DUPE

Friday, October 11, 2013

The essie fall collection has been out since August but since I was having my internet issues around that time this is a bit delayed. I decided to post it anyway because people might be thinking about purchasing from the collection now.

I'm actually really pleased with the essie Fall 2013 collection this year. You'll be seeing some in upcoming Friday Fingers! So far, I have purchase cashmere bathrobe but have been looking to add vested interest to the collection.

This Friday Fingers! is about the lace is on though. At first glance, this color reminded me a lot of some colors I already own in my collection. The two colors that came to mind were jamaica me crazy (Winter 2009) and sure shot (Resort 2012).

From L to R: the lace is on and jamaica me crazy

'Tis the Season: Bridal Shower Gift Idea

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

You might have read 'tis the season and thought I was talking about Fall. However, I'm talking about the four seasons' stepsister, Wedding Season! I'm at the age where my friends are starting to get married so I've had to start working odd jobs at school (SAT & Saturday detention proctoring and everyone's favorite...Homecoming dance chaperone) to keep up with the financial demands.

Beth Bakes: Stuffed Dinners

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Last week I made my all my dinners revolve around a stuffed vegetable. It all started because I was craving stuffed peppers. I like a challenge, so I decided to see if I could eat stuffed vegetables for the rest of the week. It was success and I'll show you everything I made Monday through Friday!

The best part about these one veg wonders is that there is minimal clean up and perfect for feeding one person (my situation) or a family. Last week was crazy for me so the last thing I want to do after a long day is slave over something for hours and then have to deal with clean up. These dinners are also low calorie meals, so you can eat guilt free for a work week!

Since I mentioned that these dinners are low calorie I'll put the final calorie count for each meal and put the serving sizes I used for each ingredient in parenthesis.