Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Last and Only Beach Day This Summer

Tomorrow morning we are running away to the beach. I have no idea what the NJ shore is even going to look like when we get down there but we going. Today we got some very sad news about a very close friend of the family. We are pretty heartbroken between the aftermath of the hurricane and now this. We need to escape even just for the day. Here is an outfit I put together and laid out for the morning.
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Last day at the beach

Oh How Pinteresting

During the storm this weekend (when we still had power) I was a bit obsessed with pinning. Since the fall season is quickly upon us I've been all about fashion and changing up my closet. Ever notice how interest makes you want to go out and buy tons of clothes? Happens to me all the time!

I'm linking up with  Michelle at The Vintage Apple.


Source: via Kristina on Pinterest

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Abelskivers For Desert

When the 4 walls start caving in what do you do EAT! (I'm gonna get so fat this week. Our gym has also lost power and may not be opened for days.) Last night we tried Ebelskivers! Ebelskiver is a Dutch desert and its incredible! My friend got the pan and the cookbook for her bridal shower. This exciting little desert was AWESOME! We made a simple recipe and filled them with lovely goodies like homemade raspberry jam, Nutella and peanut butter.
 Here is the recipe:

  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying
  1. In a bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until they can hold a stiff peak. Set aside.
  2. Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, sugar, egg yolks, melted butter and buttermilk at one time and beat until smooth. Gently fold in the egg whites last.
  3. Put about 1tablespoon of vegetable oil in the bottom of each pan cup and heat until hot. Pour in about 2 tablespoons of the batter into each cup. We filled ours with goodies. As soon as they get bubbly around the edge and then turn them. We didn't have the flipper so we used chop sticks. Continue cooking,turning the ball to keep it from burning.

Team effort! 

YUM, don't mind me. I look like scum.  
Hope everyone is doing well! We still don't have power at our house. Today should have started our vacation. We would have been down the shore, visited the Delaware Water Dap but sadly that will not be happening this year.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Staying Positive

Woo weekend. I'm sure all of my east coast friends are feeling the pain that Irene has brought over the weekend. I keep looking at these pictures posted by others and my heart is breaking. Locally, we have had many roads washed away. Several local dams have broken and my county is considered a Disaster Area. Brian and I have been evacuated. Thankfully my best friend lives 8 minutes away in highlands and continues to have power. We packed the contents of our freezer and drove over yesterday afternoon. Currently there is no way out of our county. Although it is an inconvenience we are so lucky that none of our friends or loved ones have major damage.

We took these pictures before several dams broke in town yesterday.

These are a few from my parent's town in NY.

This road runs parallel with our town park. The road is gone and so is the park.

Their town. Usually on Sunday this is where the local farmer's market is held. 

 I hope that this post finds every one safe and sound.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hurricane Surivival!

This is insane. I am losing my mind. Hoping everyone is safe and sound.
Sending good wishes

Hurricane Irene survival

Vacation attire

I have a vacation coming up starting Tuesday. We don't have much planned. I think a few days trips, hanging by our pool and maybe some golf?

Here are a few imaginary outfit ideas!


Scoop neck shirt
$20 -

TOM TAILOR denim shorts
€35 -

Antik Batik clear shoes
$225 -

ChloƩ shoulder hand bag
$1,395 -

Cuffs jewelry
£125 -

RUKA headbands hair accessory
¥10,500 -

Vacation Part 2

Calvin Klein oversized top
$20 -

Old Navy distressed shorts
$9.99 -

Mystique flat heels
€169 -

Nica shoulder hand bag
£50 -

Oscar de la Renta cabochon jewelry
$290 -

Wide braided belt
$70 -

Brian also won a Dinner Cruise around NYC so we will be taking advantage of that! Maybe something like this would be perfect?

Dinner Cruise

Crinkle dress
£9 -

Windsmoor knit top
£29 -

Mystique ankle wrap sandals
€155 -

Miriam Haskell south sea pearl earrings
$120 -

Red Herring gold jewelry
£8 -