As Samantha mentioned in her post yesterday, this past weekend we helped throw a wedding shower for our friend (and occasional BombPop guest blogger) Carolyn. My main contribution to the occasion was the cake. Carolyn is completely unabashed in her love of cake, and I am unabashed in my love of making cakes for her to eat. Since I already made carrot cake for her birthday earlier this year, I decided to attempt another of her favorites: funfetti. I had never made a funfetti cake from scratch before, but I found this great recipe from Sweetapolita that made it seem pretty simple. Basically, you can just use whatever white cake recipe you prefer and add sprinkles to the batter before baking. Or, if you don't have a go-to white cake recipe, give this one a try. It's super fluffy and it pairs amazingly well with the whipped vanilla frosting and all the fun sprinkles!
Sep 30, 2014
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Sep 26, 2014
I love the seventies. Man, what a great decade. You've got glam rock, the birth of punk, the Brady Bunch, a TON of amazing movies, and best of all, wackadoodle fashion. And while some of the fashion trends were less than stellar (ahem, polyester), one of my favorites was the flare, or bell-bottom. Well guess what kids, they are back, and I couldn't be happier. Here are a few of my favorite pairs available now (and guess what, some of them are a steal!):
the Perfect Bell
Sep 25, 2014
I'm a huge Amy Sedaris fan. Strangers With Candy is one of my favorite TV shows (if you haven't seen it, check it out immediately!), and she may be the best Letterman guest ever. So needless to say I was beyond excited to discover that she had a kitchenware line for Fishs Eddy. As you might expect if you are familiar with Amy's work, the collection has a quirky, graphic sensibility, featuring gingham, polka dot, and dollar sign prints. Even better, it's inexpensive, with items priced from just $6.50 up to $39. Check out some of my favorite items below.
Sep 24, 2014
You know the drill, it's Wednesday. Time to take out my frustrations on unwitting celebrities who dress poorly and have no idea I exist. This week there were several women who normally have admirable style on the list. Find out who after the jump!
Sep 23, 2014
Today is the first day of fall, and to celebrate I've created a playlist about falling in love. Autumn is perhaps the most romantic season of them all, but it's a darker romance than that of the spring or summer, more likely to end in tears. Sometimes love hits you like a ton of bricks and takes you down, completely against your will. It is maybe for this reason that we say we fall in love, as if it were a giant, unknowable pit. This playlist celebrates that dangerous, star-crossed side of love.
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Sep 22, 2014
Over the summer, I was pretty much going au naturale with my nails. But now that it's officially fall, I'm excited to get back into the spirit of things with seasonal nail polish shades that pull my entire look together! Here are a few of my favorite shades for fall:
Sep 19, 2014
I love a good military inspired look, so I was ecstatic when I saw army-themed looks storming the runway at Marc Jacobs' S/S NYFW presentation. The great thing about military is that it never really goes out of style. A good army green or navy structured jacket with epaulettes is something you will wear time and time again for years.
That said, I don't want to wait until spring for a look that's so perfect for fall, and neither should you. So to help you shop the trend now, here are a few of the amazing military inspired pieced you can buy today:
Sep 18, 2014
We’re currently in the midst of fair and festival season. Most years around this time my husband and I make the trek to his hometown, Beardstown, IL, for the Fall Fun Festival. This year we're not going to make it, and the thing I’m most upset to miss are the amazing lemon shake ups. Luckily, it is beyond easy to make your own shake up at home, and even improve on it (yes, it's possible) by adding a little booze.
Sep 17, 2014
Well, it's Wednesday again. Humpday. I always find that I have the hardest time picking out an outfit on Wednesday. On Monday, I've had all weekend in my casual garb, and I am refreshed, looking at my work wardrobe with clear eyes. Tuesday, I just wear whatever my second choice for Monday happened to be. But by Wednesday, my pre-selected looks are tapped out and I'm not yet close enough to the weekend to care about a day-to-evening ensemble. Sad. Well, unfortunately I'm not here to give you Wednesday fashion inspiration, but I can give you a little insight as to what not to do. Read on to see which celebrities screwed the pooch on the red carpet this week: