Have you ever gone shopping ... loaded all of your items onto the counter ... gone to pay ... and then realized YOU DON'T HAVE YOUR WALLET?! Happened to me this morning at Target and let me just tell you ... I felt like the biggest idiot EVER! I told them i'd come back for my stuff tomorrow, but wow - talk about humiliating!
Oh ... and a word to the wise and a note to self - DON'T WATCH AMERICAN HORROR STORY before bed. I literally couldn't fall asleep until 3am and all morning I keep THINKING I see someone walk by - and there's no one here. That show is crazy good ... but definitely not something you should watch immediately before bed if you're easily spooked! :)
Vinyl one piece cat suits are impossible to get in and out of to pee. Thus, I cut mine in half and only wore the top, along with some shiny leggings I already own. Check out the finished product . . . Cat Woman and Joker! :) Boyfriend is SUCH a good sport ... a face full of makeup ... and we drove to New Jersey for a partyÂ IN COSTUME!
Jeff is dressing up tonight ... as Leatherface! He stitched his mask all by himself! Check him out tonight at The Woodlands, or check back tomorrow for pics! :) Have a safe and Happy Halloween! xo
After FINALLY putting a rush order on my catwoman costume ... the order was cancelled bc they only had size small. Yeah, aÂ small one piece vinyl suit is small enough, that wasn't happening. I had a little bit of a freak out because Boyfriend and I are going to visit my bf from college on Saturday for her birthday/SUPERHERO themed Halloween party. He's the joker and i'm catwoman, or so I planned to be.Â A wonderful person called us in the studio yesterday and suggested I try Frazzeta's in East Stroudsburg and OMG ... thank you whoever you were because they have an AMAZING selection of Halloween stuff still. I got my catsuit, catwoman mask/headpiece, tail, whip ... all of it! Such a relief! I wanted to get yellow contacts, but they were $65 and that was just not happening for a one-time wear.
We're up to over 1 MILLION votes so far in the PREGNANT PUMPKIN PAGEANT! We'll announce a winner TOMORROW for a year supply of diapers, so get your votes in now!!!
Totally coincidental . . . Jeff and I match today! Today on PA LIVE for Email Wednesday, we talk about a woman who is trying to choose bewtween her own happiness and her family's feelings about her moving away with her young son. Tune in or catch the video!
Old Navy in WB has some seriously awesome sales right now!
If you would like to volunteer at the SPCA, please call 825.4111 or email:Â firstname.lastname@example.org.Â Volunteers must be at least 18, however, children ages 13 and older may work with the animals if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times.
A few of the SPCA's volunteers
And don't forget about the SPCA Open HOWL-SE this Saturday, October 29 Noon to 3pm.
We urge you to get involved anyway you can.Â You won't be disappointed, and the animals could really use your help.
Been awhile since I posted one of these.Â But I found it hard to give a clue for this one-hit wonder without refrencing the visual of this group.Â It was so '60s psychadelic lollipop fantasy, I don't know how else to put it!Â
They looked like throwbacks, and their music track was made up entirely of samples from old songs -- really old songs, includingÂ the theme songÂ from Green Acres.Â Â But they wereÂ innovators, putting DJ skills out in front of the bandÂ when David Guetta was still in diapers.Â And they were recycling before green was trendy, turning real old school music from the likes of Bill Withers and Herbie Hancock into danceable grooves.Â Sure everyone's doing it now, but in 1990 it was still underground, mostly happening in the hip hop clubs and city parks in the Bronx.Â And this is just a super-fun video!Â Click here to watch:Â Â
I spent some time in Amish country on Saturday and holy good god. They still get around on horse and buggy! I've HEARD this was true, but I finally got to see it for myself and WOW. Talk about traditional ... it's kind of cool that they stick to what they believe in and stick to the traditions and all ... but I felt like I traveled back in time.
Boyfriend and I went to meet up with his parents, who came for a dinner train at Strasburg Railroad. It was pretty awesome! We toured the train museum, boarded the train, and then got served dinner as we rode around. It was old fashioned and really yum!
I couldn't get over the number of horse and buggy we saw ... and had to sit behind (because you treat it like a car) on the road. The amish even go around selling "quillows" to the visitors ... which I guess are quilts that fold into pillows. (I'm not gonna lie, I wish I was around when that guy came around bc that sounds like an enjoyable purchase.)
Sunday was spent doing some MUCH needed cleaning! It's nice to finally see the floor again! :) Don't you hate when it gets THAT bad?! Hope Monday's treating you well! XO
After a few failed attempts and an "ok" batch . . . i've finally mastered making CAKE POPS! These babies are WAY more time consuming and expensive than baking cupcakes (which was my most recent baking obsession) but they are are so darn cute, I just couldn't help myself from trying to make them again!
I did a ton of Google searches looking for the easiest directions as to HOW to do them and really, I feel like these people over-complicate it all. Instead, I chose trial and error and finally have my own system DOWN! If you want to try making cake pops for the upcoming holiday season, maybe a birthday, or for no reason at all. I'll walk you through the process. (A few ofÂ you emailed me the last time I made them and wanted more information ... here's the rundown!) Â If you have any tips for me - i'd LOVE to hear them! Amanda@985krz.com
Before you start - here's what you need.
Cake mix. (These pops are so much work that I don't both making my own mix)
A can of frosting (You'll only end up using less than half ... make sure the color goes with the cake, as you'll be mixing them together!)
Melting chocolate (Michaels or AC Moore - you can choose from TONS of colors to go with whatever theme you are making!)
Sprinkles, candy (Whatever you want ON the cake pop ... you could use crushed cookies, candy, sprinkles)
Cake pop sticks (You can get them at Michaels or AC Moore - there's a whole cake pop section)
Wrappers ( You'll need something to wrap them in once they are finished - they sell lollipop clear bags with twist ties ... for Halloween I found spider bags!)
Styrofoam (You'll need some sort of base to stick the cake pops into after you've dipped them in chocolate to dry standing up, so you don't get flat tops like you would if you rest them on wax paper.)
NOW GET STARTED!
1. Bake the cake. Let cool.
2. Cut the cake up and add a few dollops of frosting. Mix together by hand, cover the cake, let chill in the fridge. (Leave it overnight)
3. Take an ice cream scooper or spoon and make 1.5inch balls of cake. It's much easier to wear clear plastic gloves and make the balls by hand like meatballs, but do whatever works for you. Don't make the cake balls too big, or they will fall off the stick. Put on wax paper.
4.) Dip the end of a cake pop stick in some melted chocolate (the kind that will harden after melting) and then insert into cake pop. (The chocolate acts as a glue) Do the entire batch and return to fridge for a little while.
5.) Dip cake pops in melted chocolate and decorate as you want! I've been sticking to sprinkles, but there are some CREATIVE things you can do with cake pops. Stand the stick up in a stryrofoam base to dry!
After I passed all of pops I made out to co-workers, I remembered I need a photo of them! ONE example! There were a bunch though ... with orange chocolate, white chocolate, lots of different sprinkles! I'm going to get a little more creative for Christmas. I'm thinking SANTA and RUDOLF pops! :)