Saturday, April 21, 2012

DIY votive candle tutorial with glitter

I came across this cute DIY tutorial on pinterest on how to make glitter votive candle holders using recycled plastic bottles , great idea i thought!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Supermodels without photoshop

 Because I work in photoshop everyday, I know the amazing things you can do to retouch a photo, take out wrinkles, or even shave a little off your arm to look smaller in a picture, but I was happy to read this article and see the picture of these models just as they are.

Photoshop and airbrushing scandals grow less shocking by the day, but we are always super excited to see unretouched photos. It's satisfying to see what celebrities and models really look like! The photo at the left was taken last weekend in St. Barth's during a photo shoot for Glamour's June issue. From left to right we have Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio, plus-size model Crystal Renn, and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl Brooklyn Decker.

Of course makeup artists and celeb hair stylist Ted Gibson were on hand to help beautify the ladies, but this photo has not been airbrushed at all.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Lemon cheesecake recipe

I love cheesecake and I definitely enjoy experimenting with different variations using the original flavor and adding different fruits and flavorings to that. When I came across this lemon cheesecake recipe I knew i had to try it and it is delicious. Would make a great Easter dessert to serve as well.
box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix
cup vegetable oil
teaspoon grated lemon peel
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
cup sugar
containers (3.5 oz each) lemon pudding (from 4-pack container)
cup sour cream
cups frozen (thawed) whipped topping
  • 1 Heat oven to 300°F. Spray bottom and side of 10-inch springform pan with baking spray with flour. Wrap foil around outside of pan to catch drips. Reserve 1/4 cup of the cake mix; set aside. In large bowl, beat remaining cake mix, oil, 1 egg and lemon peel with electric mixer on low speed until crumbly. Press in bottom and 1 inch up side of pan.
  • 2 In same large bowl, beat reserved cake mix, the cream cheese, sugar, pudding and sour cream on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Beat in 3 eggs, one at a time, until mixed. Pour over crust.
  • 3 Bake 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 35 minutes or until edges are set but center of cheesecake jiggles slightly when moved. Turn oven off; open oven door at least 4 inches. Leave cheesecake in oven 30 minutes longer.
  • 4 Remove cheesecake from oven; place on cooling rack. Without releasing side of pan, run knife around edge of pan to loosen cheesecake. Cool in pan on cooling rack 30 minutes. Cover loosely; refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Remove side of pan before serving. Pipe or spoon whipped topping around outside edge of cheesecake. Store covered in refrigerator
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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Dreamy european villages

I came across a couple of images of these 2 amazing European villages, enjoy!

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