I am just about finished reading “Overdressed,” a book about the fast and disposable fashion industry. Toward the end, when I am feeling bits of despair (Will fashion ever be the same?!) the author mentions the Refashionista Blog. In this blog we meet cute-as-a-button Jenni and we get to witness the magic she weaves using thrifted finds and a little imagination. I’ve been reading this blog for the last few days and I can’t wait to have time to hack apart some dresses in my closet!
2. My semi-homemade Mocha Chocolate Inferno Cake
I call this cake semi-homemade because it starts with a cake mix in a box and the frosting is a buttercream style using chocolate pudding rather than confectioners sugar. You can make the cake more intense by adding more cayenne pepper.
Chocolate Cake Mix in a box
Ingredients needed for said cake (usually water, eggs and oil)
1/4 t cinnamon
1/8 t cayenne pepper
small box chocolate instant pudding
1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted
instant coffee/ espresso
To make cake:
1. Mix cake according to box instructions
2. Add spices to batter
3. Bake as instructed
4. Cool before frosting
To make frosting:
1. Mix together pudding mix, butter and 2T strong coffee
2. Add milk in small amounts until frosting reaches a spreadable consistency
3. Frost Cake
4. Eat cake!
3. Tiger Balm
I decided to start swimming again (first time in over 3 years) and so I joined the Masters Team at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center. (Little side note: Masters does not imply that you have mastered the sport, rather that you are over 18.) My first workout started with a 1000m (1km) warm-up swim. Yeah. Needless to say, by the end of the hour long practice, I was sore. Thank you Tiger Balm for helping my muscles.
If there were a central location for hipster glasses, this would be it. But I can’t help it… I love them. Our vision insurance only covers frames 1x per year and I had to replace my prescription sunnies this year so I’ll be paying for new eyeglass frames out of pocket. Most items here are $95… that includes frames, lenses and delivery.
Shrunken Pea Coat by CAbI
A few weeks ago, I was invited to a CAbI party… basically a traveling trunk show and I fell in love with this shrunken pea coat. It’s made of French Terry (so soft) and it’s a great alternative to my flowy cardigan. Polished. Tailored. Comfy. Love.
So that’s what I’m in to this week. Head over to Moxie Wife to read more!