Christmas time is here!! We always feel happier this time of year, maybe its the cooler weather or all the holiday parties. Or maybe its all the holiday cocktails we tend to drink. Who knows? All we know is this really is the greatest month and we love celebrating it. Smirnoff was polite enough to send us a bottle of their new Cinna-Sugar Twist flavored vodka and needless to say we were happier than Santa Claus eating all the milk and cookies. We decided to mix it with some oh so good eggnog and guess what? It's delicious! Add a sugar and cinnamon rim and you got yourself one special drink. Perfect for any holiday parties or just to have with some dessert. It's simple but perfect. And it looks fancy too! Enjoy!
October was such a CRAZY month, it practically flew by! November seems to be doing the exact same thing, but we won't let it fly by without sharing some brand new recipes, diy's and beauty secrets. The holiday season is right around the corner and we have some pretty great ideas. Plus come on who doesn't get excited about turkey, pumpkin pie, christmas cookies and tamales?
Since it's still a little over a week till Thanksgiving we have a dessert that will hold you over till then. It's our delicious pumpkin crisp. It tastes just like the holidays without spending a ton of time in the kitchen. You just throw all the ingredients together, bake and voila a tasty pumpkin crisp. Top it off with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon and heaven! This dessert might even be an option on turkey day. It has pumpkin filling, pecans, butter and nutmeg. It's just SCREAMS Thanksgiving!!!
Fall is officially here, and with fall comes new makeup choices. We're well aware that in Texas it's still 88 degrees but just because it still feels hot doesn't mean our faces can't look fall like! This time of year we want to wear deep reds and purples on our lips, a great smokey eye and the perfect flushed cheeks. Lucky for you H.E.B carries everything you need.
We compiled some of our favorite products from H.E.B that you can use to put your best (fall) face forward.
We'll start with the eyes. L'oreal's color riche shadow quad in "stacked heels" has the perfect colors for fall. You can keep it light for the day if you want and build the intensity for a night out on the town. Also, purple compliments brown eyes perfectly.
Coat your lashes with L'oreal voluminous mascara. Your lashes will be full and beautiful with no help from falsies.
Move further down on your face to your cheeks. Use Physician's Formula multi colored blush in "blushing rose". It's SUCH a great color. It leaves your cheeks looking flushed, which is great because out in the cold your cheeks will naturally have a pink tint. This blush just helps out. No one wants to look like a clown right? Right!
And now my favorite, lips! We are loving this Cover Girl jumbo gloss balm in "plum twist". This is the perfect wine color for your lips. It looks great on every skin tone and mouisterizes your lips for those chilly fall days. Plus, who doesn't love a color that reminds them of wine?
This look is great for day or night so try it out all together or any item separately. All the products are great, an even greater that you can purchase them at your neighborhood H.E.B!
Football season is upon us (Go Texans!) *pause for the gasp that we're not Cowboys fans*. But football means tailgates, fantasy football and Super Bowl parties. And what's better at parties other than hot wings and beer? Pigs in a blanket! No, just kidding...Popcorn! Although the standard "movie" popcorn with extra butter is hard to beat we think this recipe might be right up there with it. Plus this recipe has bacon! And who in the world doesn't love bacon? I can't think of any dish that we wouldn't want to add bacon too, except maybe spaghetti. That doesn't sound to appealing. This popcorn has been tested and approved. Seriously, we licked the bowl clean. Tmi? With the sweetness from the butter to the savory of the bacon it can't miss. Plus, it has parmesan cheese and ranch dressing mix. I mean c'mon it's making our mouths water just writing this. Perfect snack for all the hungry guests you'll be having over. And if your not into football it's great for watching movies or just to snack on. Everyone will love it. Guaranteed!
Rocky Top Popcorn:
4 cooked bacon slices
1 bag buttered popcorn
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 tsp buttermilk ranch dressing mix
1/4 tsp black pepper
Chop up the cooked bacon into small pieces. Pop popcorn. Toss together the popcorn, bacon, parmesan cheese, and ranch dressing mix. Sprinkle with black pepper and serve immediately.
*courtesy of The Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook