Pinterest Tryout: Vanilla Crazy Cake


Okay, so my hub was away a bit ago & I wanted to bake him a cake for his arrival home (I know, I know I am such a good wife). Let me be honest – I wanted to keep my hands busy while on the cleanse, didn’t want to leave our apartment & wanted to give the hub a warm welcome home. So what to do? Find something to bake with all ingredients in my kitchen & viola – the crazy cake!

I guess it was invented during The Great Depression, when eggs, milk & butter were hard to come by. I changed the original around a bit & used whole wheat flour & EVOO…not really The Great Depression cake anymore, but a twist to it at least.

  1. Preheat oven to 350degrees & grease 8″ square pan with cooking oil spray
  2. In the greased pan put 1.5C whole wheat flour, 1/2C sugar, 1t baking soda & 1/2t salt (I used Himalayan pink salt) – mix
  3. Make 3 depressions in the dry ingredients – 2 smaller & 1 larger
  4. Pour 1t white vinegar in the first small divot, 1.5t vanilla extract in the next small divot & 5T EVOO in the large depression
  5. Pour 1C water over entire batter & mix til smooth
  6. Bake in oven for 30-35minutes or until it passes the toothpick test (if the toothpick comes out clean you are good to go!)

Again, the original recipe called for icing but I opted to sprinkle the cake with a bit of powdered sugar, finger licking good! Well, I actually never tasted it since I was on my cleanse. However my hub did (he ate half in the first sitting!) & he did lick his fingers, so it must have been good!

Enjoy & if not blame my hub!

Nutritional Info Per Slice (Serves 8 Slices): 200 calories – 9 grams of fat – 29 carbs – 3 grams of protein 

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Oscar Madness- nylon & mud, oh my!

I wanted to get a little red carpet ready before the Oscars – so why not try out a few hot trends in beauty & put them to the test!  I popped my popcorn, poured a glass of champagne & let the magic happen.

Too Faced, Better than False Lashes Nylon Extension System


Saw this product on the Today show not to long ago & I was beyond excited to try this baby out! First off,  ANY girl wants to add some volume to their lashes – okay so maybe not all,the 1% of women that have the lashes we would die for, but the other 99% want some pump-  so I was crossing my fingers for it to work!

Started with clean lashes, not an ounce of day old mascara on them & curled them

Step 1:  Used the primer, easy enough..

Step 2: Add nylon to lashes, made sure to cover all the lashes – fuzzy lil nuggets started getting in my eyes, not a good sign!

Step 3: Finish off with the same primer – closed off the nylons & it was beginning to look good..

My initial reaction – not impressed. I wanted volume & a noticeable difference for my friends to be complementing me on. But no go.  Watching the Oscars these puppies..aka nylons… were still getting in my eyes & clumping up.

Overall. No go & don’t recommend. Bummer I know.


GlamGlow Super-Mud Clearing Treatment


Now this GlamGlow was a Pinterest find – so I was all over it. Smoothed a thin layer all over a freshly cleaned face (besides the clumps of lashes) and let this mud work its magic. Kept it on for roughly 20minutes & actually saw the treatment working – the mask started to reveal dots of vacuum extraction & absorption of oils, toxins & bacteria- my husband was in shock to see the mask working right then!

The mask was very easy to wash off unlike some other skin felt very tight right after but heck, I noticed a difference right away! Will be using this all the time & highly recommend!

ps…who do you think has the HOT & NOT look of the oscars 2013? Read on & find out my picks for the night

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