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Recipe Monday: Corona Cupcakes

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Right after I found this recipe on Pinterest I knew it was one I’d have to try! And did I! This delectable dessert caters to all my booze loving friends and Ofcourse, myself. The recipe is decently easy and the frosting is seriously heaven; it completely makes the dessert!

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Cupcake Ingredients:
3/4 cups butter or margarine
1 3/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder (not to be confused with baking soda)
1/2 tsp salt
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp lime zest/juice
6 pack of Corona beer
1/4 cup milk

Now, I began by indulging in all things Mexican, just to get in the mood. Enchiladas for dinner, cracked open one of the beers, and began prepping (read: Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees and lining my cupcake tin with cupcake liners).

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Take your flour, baking powder, and salt and whisk together in a medium sized mixing bowl.
In a large mixing bowl, stir your butter and sugar together until smooth, even “fluffy”. Then add the eggs, vanilla, and lime to this concoction.
In a small mixing bowl combine your milk and beer (and be sure to keep stirring so they don’t separate).

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Now comes the fun part. Slowly, alternatingly, add your flour mixture and the beer mixture into the butter/egg mixture. Once this is all together and a smooth cupcake-y texture you can start pouring it into your cupcake pan, filling each cup 3/4 of the way. Place cupcakes in the oven and bake for 18 minutes, and your ready to start making your frosting!

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Frosting Ingredients:
8oz cream cheese
3 cup of confectioner’s sugar
4 tbsp butter or margarine
2 tbsp lime juice/zest

Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl until a thick, frothy frosting. Make sure to taste test, as this, in my opinion, is the best part of the cupcake.

Okay, time to take out your cupcakes! Take a fork and, while still warm, poke holes in the top of the cupcake and use a pastry brush or spatula to glaze on some more Corona. It really helps soak the flavor into the cupcake. Let them cool fully before frosting!

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Voila! Feel free to garnish with lime slices or beer tabs as you like! And don’t forget to fully enjoy (responsibly) and share these delicious desserts with your friends!

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Recipe Monday: the BEST Mexican Dip

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About once a week I gather up an armful of easy stock ingredients in the house and make this delicious dip. I call it my Mexican meal dip.

ingredients:
1 bag of boil in bag rice
1 can of black beans
1 can of refried beans
Taco cheese (it’s queso, but with spices)
Salsa
Salsa verde
Shredded Mexican blend cheese
Optional: boca ground ‘meat’, ground beef, bacon…etc

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Start by cooking your rice and heating both cans of beans. I find it helpful to heat the black beans with a dollop of salsa verde.

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Grab a bowl and fill it in layers; rice, beans, beans, queso, salsa, salsa verde. Mix. Add the shredded cheese and microwave for 1 minute.

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Serving suggestions: I eat this in SO many ways. By itself as a snack, with tortilla chips, even with potato chips. My ultimate favorite, though is in a tostado bowl with some lettuce thrown in. Taco salad anyone?

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Do you make mix dips? Have you tried mine or similar?

Matcha Frappe

As a self employed and freelance worker my work never stops; yes, even on vacation. I left the beach early yesterday and went to the local Starbucks and hit the WiFi for all that it was worth…

DIY/reconstructed vintage/thrifted Levi’s
Forever 21 sweater
Jessica Simpson boots
R&Em by Rebecca Minkoff gifted bag

YES, I’m one of those who covers my laptop in stickers…

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New Project: FemInspire

Something I’ve been working on for a few months now has finally launched! I introduce you to FemInspire, the worlds newest online women’s magazine covering everything from Feminist topics, pop culture, fashion, travel, et cetera! I’m covering mostly fashion,  but am also working on travel and lifestyle pieces as well as eating as a vegetarian/vegan! So if you like my writing or are interested I beg you to check out the following links!

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XO Sahra <3

Artistes

Thrifted swimsuit as top
Forever21 skirt & sunglasses
Aldo wedges
Michael Kors Watch

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Heat Wave

Back in the city that is my church, at long last. All is going well, save for a minor mishap of falling on my head. Also, let’s state the obvious, IT’S SO HOT. I wore this outfit Wednesday to a few meetings, hair up and staying cool. On hot days like this you NEED to protect your eyes from the sun, and why not with a stylish pair of sunglasses? SmartBuyGlasses offers great prices on amazing brands, including my favorite, Ray Bans! Similar to the ones I’m wearing in this post, these white wayfarers are a great summer pick. Other great brands they offer? D&G, Prada, Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, and everything else you could ever want, so be sure and check them out (and save 25%-30%!)

Thrifted/vintage top

H&M skirt

Michael Kors watch

Forever21 bracelet

Sandals from Mystique Boutique, Soho

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Corded Florals

Sometimes there’s one piece in your wardrobe that seems to stand the test of time better than the rest. Take this dress for example; when I bought it it was nothing special, just another floral cotton day dress for warm summer times, found at Target for a mere $14.95. Flash forward 3 something years, and it’s still in my closet. It’s been worn through the fall with knee high boots, through the winter with thick opaque tights, spring with fun cardigans and flats, and ofcourse, through  scorching summers. This cheaply purchased dress has timelessly lasted.

Vintage corduroy vest

Target dress

Target sunglasses

Michael Kors watch

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Summer Re Deux

Summer look with this top; I found it quite similar to this look from a few months ago, hence the “re deux” name.

American Apparel dress

Necessary Objects top

Jessica Simpson boots

R&Em Bag gifted by Rebecca Minkoff

Rings from Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, and Aldo

Michael Kors watch

TopShop bracelet

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Girl Crush: Willow Smith

Can I even call this a “crush” without it being misconstrued for some sort of child objectification? Please, anyone reading, don’t be alarmed; I merely just mean I’m crushing on this child’s style.

I’ve spent the evening listening to Willow Smith and perusing her Tumblr and InstaGram and I just have to say; she is the coolest F-ing 11 year old I’ve ever seen! and how can she not be, with such exceptionally cool parents? I almost feel bad for being sartorially inspired by a child of that age, but you know what? I don’t care. And whether it’s her own personality or a stylist, I don’t care; this is STYLE and one that I love.

And even cooler? After her smash hit “Whip my hair back and forth” came and went, Willow cut her hair, and her loving and endearing parents supported her whole heartedly. Cool parents=cool kids.

Willow’s style staples seem to be very similar to my own; combat style boots, oversized tee shirts, a never ending supply of denim cut offs, and ofcourse, some studs and spikes. Also, I’m incredibly envious of her blazer/jacket collection. And her hats. I’m clearly pretty upset over losing three fedoras in the past year.

Green tea Frappucino? Me too, girl, ME TOO.

What do you think of young Willow Smith’s style? Are you inspired? If so, how do you feel being touched and inspired by such a young member of the world?

Now, I leave you with one of Willow’s ADORABLE gifs, found on her Tumblr:

Recipe Monday: Breakfast Egg Rolls

 

This is a combination of two of my favorite foods! Breakfast (or, meal rather) and egg rolls! I got the idea after the mac n cheese spring rolls that maybe I can put ANYTHING into these little rolls and fry them an have them be delicious! so far, so good!

Ingredients I used:

3 eggs

Small block of tofu

Salad mix (the one with shredded carrots works best!)

Canola oil

Salsa

Egg roll wraps

Begin my scrambling your eggs and frying your tofu (or meat, if you’re into that).

 

Once those are finished cooking let them cool and begin to prepare your rolls. Put about a tablespoon of eggs, a tablespoon of salsa, a small strip of tofu (or meat) and a bit of salad mix, then roll like a burrito! or, like, the image below.

Once you have a gratuitous amount rolled, you can begin frying them in a thin layer of canola oil. Be sure to pay attention and have them fry evenly.

Voila! A unique breakfast set to please almost anyone!

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