Friday, October 30, 2009
My co-worker is having a "Beer Olympics/Halloween Party"... which should be interesting.
Then a friend invited me to another Halloween Party as a part of a homecoming alumni celebration.
But first things first: I need a costume.
After weeks of looking at sweet Disney type characters, nurse outfits and bumblebees, I've decided to be more dark and drab...with a little glamour (of course).
I'm going as a "Glampire"
Headed out to pick up some essentials for my costume. Let's just hope there's something left. ♥Elise
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Heat and stir sugar, corn syrup and water in a saucepan until sugar has dissolved. Boil until the syrup reaches 300 degrees on a candy thermometer. Don’t go over 310 degrees or your candy burns and then you’ll be sad.
Remove from heat and stir in flavored oil and food coloring.
Dip one apple completely in the syrup and swirl it so that it becomes coated with the melted sugar candy. Hold the apple above the saucepan to drain off excess. Place apple, with the stick facing up, onto a baking sheet that’s greased or lined with a silpat. Repeat the process with the remaining apples. If your syrup thickens or cools too much, simply reheat briefly before proceeding. Let the apples cool completely before serving.
A note about the black apples: Lighter colored apples (Granny Smith, Golden Delicious) work well in making the red appear bright and glassy; darker apples like red delicious help the black candy appear as dark as possible. Muy spooky!
Also, make one batch with red food coloring, then reheat the candy mixture and add black food coloring. Adding black to red will make it darker. Repeat the dipping process.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Throw pillows are my latest obsession. They add so much drama to my otherwise "neutral pallette."
Monday, October 26, 2009
The hour glass woman..
This one's for you...
I am so glad I did... it's all the rage this season. And while I don't get into too many "trends," I think houndstooth is classic.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
I stopped by the store to see if I could just pick them up. But they told me they hooks are an online exclusive. So before I double click and make the purchase, what do you think?
They are perfect for the winter when you want to add pizazz to a dull dress. I have a black Anne Taylor suit that can come off a bit stuffy. But when I add my tights...watch out! So fun. There are even patterened trouser socks for those of you who need to take 'baby steps' (like my mom).
And they are not hard to find. EVERYONE has them. From Target to Anthropologie, you can find them almost anywhere and they are ususally under $20. And while I prefer black, some of the younger girls are wearing multi-colored tights. Too cute!
So pick up a pair or two this fall/winter if you haven't already. I promise you will love them! ♥Elise
Thursday, October 22, 2009
After leaving Pier 1, I made a pit stop to Ross...and look what I found in the home section!!!!!!
Isn't it cute!?!? It's in the kitchen (right now). The best part is that I got this fab accent rug for $13.99 And it feels good on my feet. Ha!