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January 13, 2009

Cutest Little Girl in Hollywood



After a stunning appearance at the Golden Globes, Salma Hayek and her little frequent flier — 15-month-old daughter Valentina Paloma — are a stylish duo on the go in matching ruffles as they arrive Monday at Los Angeles International Airport. How cute is this mother-daughter team? I have to say, I love the name Valentina. It's beautiful.


January 13, 2009

My Life Would Suck Without You



You say the words "I love you" over and over, with feeling and trying to convince the other person how deep you care for him or her. I'm sometimes not the best with emotions, and I feel like I have been in love, at least twice in my life, before meeting Matt. I fell hard for one, got my heart broken more than any sappy Lifetime movie and I don't think I fully recovered from that until sort of recently. I ended a relationship last January, and went on a couple interesting dates. (dentist, minister, starbucks barista, pool guy). I felt like I was searching and searching for Mr. Right, and I don't know. Part of me was scared to be alone, because it's the worst feeling in the world for me. I have always felt lonely, even with tons of friends around me, doing what I love. There was always something missing, and I just didn't understand why. Until I met Matt. We met randomly, back at the end of February. After a couple phone conversations, I thought, "Well, he's like this person." Then the more we talked, I thought, "Well, he may be like this person." My mom told me, "Don't compare people you date. You will never be satisfied or find someone who might just be different or when you least expect it". Wise mom. Matt told me about his family, his job, and honestly, the hook-line-and-sinker, was the way he talked about his grandpa and how much he did for him. I thought this was different, and it was nice to see how much family meant to him. We talked for awhile on the phone for a couple days, just maybe seeing if a date would come up. I knew he had an amazing smile, and we had a lot in common, including family values, working hard, and living close, with 17 miles of bay in between us. When I saw him smile for the first time, I knew there was something about him. I stopped and thought, "Aww, he looks like such a nice guy". You can tell the first time meeting him, he has a good heart and he's a good person. Our first date was me, bundling up on the ferry, because it was still that early spring/winter weather, and I was cold. He picked me up from the ferry, and carried my bag for me. We got into his car, and at first we were quiet, and I laughed. He said "what?" and I said, "I knew we would have nothing to say". He kept looking at me over and over smiling, and then he started playing "his" music. Bad 80's. I laughed the entire drive to Bethany Beach, thanks to his horrible (sorry love) singing. We stopped at the beach for a second, to look around, and it was pretty deserted, but beautiful. We stopped at his restaurant and took a tour of it, kitchen and all, and then we headed back to his house. We watched some movie or tv or something, and he kissed me, on the brown leather couch. It was sweet, long, and nice. I think I was kind of quiet for the first time that day. He had work that night, so I tagged along, sitting in the carry-out section of his restaurant, watching people come in and out for takeout or pizza. I actually served a couple salads to people, and it was fun. Later that night, we talked about relationships and all, and he said, "well aren't you?" and I said, "am i what?", he said, "well, will you be my girlfriend." And that was it. March 5th, hooked. Since March 5th, ferry rides home make me cry, ferry rides to Delaware make my a.d.d kick in and I get anxious and excited and giddy like I'm 5 years old. Every car ride, he somehow holds my hand. The way we kiss, starts off slow, then the love shows and it gets deeper. The way he stops when walking, so I can wrap my arms around him, I love. The way we have stupid nicknames for each other, and how we name our "kids" that we plan on having someday. And the way we have picked out our bridal party without an official engagement (which cracks me up) is fun. I love Matt. His family is what every bride hopes their in-laws to be. They are so sweet, kind, fun, and his sister feels like my second little sister. His cousin Justin is amazing and cooks so well, and I love his entire family. Our first couple months of dating consisted of his aunt and cousin cooking and us having American Idol nights. We went on a couple dates here and there, but I enjoy spending time next to him, holding him, him holding me, and just his over-excited look he gets over the sillyest things. When he scores a touchdown on Madden, he runs over to me, kisses me, says "YEAH HONEY!" and runs back in to his game. He calls me the seal, cause I clap weird. And he tells everyone how hard I work, and I am personally touched by that, because I do work very hard in college and work.
He is seriously a God-sent human being, and I am completely, head over heels, in love with him. We want the same things in life, love the same kind of movies (usually), and we have picked out an engagment ring already. Life moves fast, and I never, ever, thought that this all would ever happen to me. Sometimes it feels like a dream, and I never ever want to wake up. I still get scared because I fear of losing him, not due to a breakup, but anything. I can't imagine my life without him, and I can't remember my life before him. I love you Matt.....


January 12, 2009

Yay! 2 Time Golden Globe Winner!!



Kate Winslet won two Golden Globes -- for best leading and supporting actress -- at Sunday's show. I am so thrilled for her. She was wonderful in Revolutionary Road, and I think she is an actress who gets overlooked, due to Titanic. She was wonderful in that, and has grown so much professionally. My personal favorites roles were in Little Children, Finding Neverland, and The Holiday.
(photo: US Magazine)


January 12, 2009

I ♥ This Family...



I think deep down, somewhere, I'm supposed to hate Brangelina. I mean, they deny every report that Brad cheated on Jen with Angelina, but I think they may have, and he tries to come out looking like the good guy. Jen's side of the story is that he cheated while filming "Mr. & Mrs. Smith". And she had no idea he wanted a divorce. Funny. But anyways, this was captured last night at the Golden Globes, and it just makes me smile. I'm sure Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Vivienne and Knox were all at home, not watching. Oh & Shiloh. Why do I always forget the cutest one?


January 11, 2009

I ♥ This Family...



In an episode of Seventeen Kids and Counting, Joshua Duggar, 20, joked that he and his wife, Anna, hadn't picked their letter yet. The eldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle, who are well known for their big brood all named with "J", might have to start thinking. The newlyweds, who waited until their wedding day to kiss, made a vow to leave their number of offspring up to God. People reported:
"I would welcome a big family," Joshua says. "My parents have been wonderful examples." Adds Anna: "I would love to have as many children as God would bless us with. Growing up in a large family, and Joshua in a mega-family, you learn so much more. I think a large family helps you prepare for life." The couple's September wedding airs on TLC on Jan. 25.


January 11, 2009

First Granny



Mrs. Robinson is coming to Washington! Michelle Obama's mother, Marian, who played a crucial role in looking after the Obamas' daughters during the campaign, will move into the White House with the rest of the family. The first granny hasn't decided whether she will stay permanently. It will probably be a tough decision considering she still lives in the Chicago home where she raised Michelle.


January 11, 2009

Looking Beautiful!



My favorite Big Love star Amanda Seigfried looked beautiful tonight at the Golden Globes!!


January 11, 2009

Heath Won A Golden Globe



I am absolutely thrilled he won. Part of me thinks it is because he passed away, but still, his role as The Joker was the BEST part of The Dark Knight. The movie overall was ok, but Heath made that movie what it was. He was brilliant and it made me sooo sad to hear his name called. It would have been cute to see his little girl be given the award on stage. That would have been lovely. Keeping fingers crossed for an Oscar now!!


January 11, 2009

Medal Winning Model part deux




After winning a gold medal in the 2008 Bejing Summer Olympics, Nastia Liukin has become a fixture on the fashion scene. From front row seats at New York Fashion Week to collaborating with Vanilla Star Jeans for a junior girls’ clothing line to guest starring on Gossip Girl, the teen gymnast is leaving her mark on the fashion world– and now, there are the pictures to prove it! Debuting in her first high-fashion campaign, Nastia poses for dance-inspired photos for Max Azria, the runway line under the BCBGMAXAZRIA brand. “For the Max Azria campaign, we wanted someone iconic –- someone timeless. We met Nastia at our runway show, and she was everything we were looking for. The Spring collection was inspired by movement and Modern Dance; she was perfect. It was meant to be, and the magic just sort of happened,” says Lubov Azria, Creative Director BCBGMAXAZRIA. Nastia’s pictures will be used for a lookbook, in-store imagery and online.


January 11, 2009

The Hills are alive..


...with the sound of 6 inch heels. I guess those heels are neccessary for getting a cup of coffee.
Rediculous.


January 11, 2009

Love the Tiz



Forget the luxe Louis Vuitton tote – Ashley Tisdale makes a fashion statement in her fair isle Victoria Secret PINK sweater.


January 11, 2009

Jessica Alba: Pajama Queen



I know the look when shown in Dolce & Gabbana's show was different, edgy, and also, on a runway. But when Miss Alba took it to the red carpet, for me, it was "Why she in pajamas?". Only Hef could pull off those satin sleeves.


January 10, 2009

Oh Chanel



Chanel the company may be suffering, as indicated by recent job cutbacks and the cancellation of the Mobile Art exhibit, but the filming of " Coco avant Chanel" is still going strong — behold, the first still of Audrey Tautou as Coco Chanel at work.


January 10, 2009

Daria Werbowy Checks Out for Roberto Cavalli Spring 2009



I haven't seen much of Daria Werbowy lately, but the Spring 2009 Robert Cavalli campaign allows us to see at least two sides of her — bronzed glamazon Daria and and modern Marilyn Monroe Daria. Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin helped Cavalli get his money shots — and that's definitely what he's after, judging by his newest foray: the "Cavalli card," a reptillian credit card looking to give the AmEx black card a little competition.


January 10, 2009

I ♥ Givenchy




January 10, 2009

Best. Gloss. Ever



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January 10, 2009

If I had a daughter, she would be wearing..

Heart Reversible Sweater Hoodie


Soft and luxurious, their reversible pima cotton zip sweater hoodie is presented in delightful Valentine hues. Features allover intarsia-knit hearts for sweet flair. Scalloped placket finishes the casual look.
100% Pima Cotton
Machine Washable
Sizes 7 and 8 available online only
Janie & Jack Children's Apparel

January 10, 2009

How cute is this hat!?



Goorin Bros. - Peggy Beanie w/Front Buckle (Cream)

Open knit beanie with wood buckle.
Only $52 on sale at 80spurple.com


January 10, 2009

Lela Rose for Payless Saragossa Ballet Slipper



OMG! How cute are these shoes!!?? Feel fabulous even in your PJ's with this designer slipper from Lela Rose. It features a wool upper with a pretty grosgrain ribbon bow, a cushiony faux suede insole and a faux suede outsole. Fabric material, and only 25.00! Click to purchase.


January 09, 2009

2 Doucheburgers, Please




January 09, 2009

NYC's Famous Magnolia Bakery's Vanilla Cupcake Recipe!



Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line two 12-cup muffin tins with paper liners; set aside. In a small bowl, combine flours; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter until smooth and creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add dry ingredients in 3 parts, alternating with the milk and vanilla, and scraping down sides of bowl in between each addition; beat until ingredients are incorporated but do not overbeat.
  2. Divide batter evenly among liners, filling about three-quarters full. Bake, rotating pan halfway through, until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a wire rack to cool in tins for 15 minutes. Remove cupcakes from tins, and cool completely on rack. Once cupcakes have cooled, use a small offset spatula to frost tops of each cupcake. Serve at room temperature.

Recipe For Their Famous Buttercream Icing

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
6 to 8 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2cup milk
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine butter, 4 cups sugar, milk, and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until smooth and creamy, 3 to 5 minutes. Gradually add remaining sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating for about 2 minutes after each addition, until icing reaches desired consistency; you may not need to add all the sugar.



January 09, 2009

Lindsay Finally Gets A Job



After thinking about it for a couple of minutes, I now feel the BBC should denounce its claim that Agyness Deyn was the most annoying person of 2008 and hand the title over to non-actress, Lindsay Lohan because this low budget babe is ridiculous. For some reason, Interview snagged the once popular actress for its February, placing the troubled star on its cover and getting this mind-numbing quote from her: “I lived maybe six months out of my life like that, doing something wrong, and then I stopped. God forbid I should have ever learned my lesson.” Oh for God's sake, please. Lilo was just in the papers for freaking out on her girlfriend Samantha Ronson and causing mayhem. See? Much more annoying.


January 09, 2009

Olympian Nastia Liukin Wins Max Azira Spring '09 Campaign



Not every actress/singer/whatever goes to Fashion Week just to "take in" all of the shows. Much like the models, they're scheming for contracts with the various labels which normally pay much more for non-model types. Case in point: Beijing Olympic gold medalist, Nastia Liukin. The all-star gymnast has snagged the spring Max Azira ad campaign. How? Lubov Azria creative director of Max Azria says: “The spring collection was inspired by movement and modern dance so she was perfect. It was meant to be, and the magic just sort of happened.”


January 09, 2009

Speechless



I'll let the picture speak for itself....(i can't speak)
What was she thinking?


January 09, 2009

Teen Witch Take Two



Ok. So I have a slight addiction with that bad 80's movie "Teen Witch". Well guess who was on 30 Rock!?!? Robyn Lively!!! Yes!!


          

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