How amazing do those two words sound together? I found this recipe on Sprinkle Bakes. Not only does it sound delicious, but the presentation looks delicious! Check out the recipe and pics below.
Best Shortbread and Eggnog Pudding Trifles
Makes about 4-5 - 8oz. trifles
2 - 5.3oz. boxes of Walker’s Shortbread Petticoat Tails
2 cups of commercially prepared eggnog
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup milk -cold
2 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tablespoons butter
Grated fresh nutmeg for sprinkling
Reserve 4 shortbread petticoat tails for garnish. In a large bowl, crush the remaining shortbread cookies with your hands until crumbs form. Place 2-3 tablespoons of crumbs in the bottom of 4 -5 8oz. glasses (I used small canning jars).
Pour 2 cups eggnog, sugar and salt in a medium saucepan and place over medium-high heat. In a small bowl, make a slurry with the cornstarch and cold milk, whisking vigorously until no lumps remain. Add the two egg yolks to the slurry and whisk again until combined.
When the eggnog mixture has come to a boil, remove from heat and slowly pour in the slurry while whisking constantly. Return to heat and cook again until the mixture thickens but is still pourable (this will only take 1 or 2 more minutes). Remove from heat and add vanilla extract and butter. Stir until combined then pour a layer of pudding over crumbs in each glass. Continue to layer cookie crumbs over pudding until glasses are filled.
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 tbsp extra-fine sugar
In a small bowl, whip heavy cream on medium high speed with an electric mixer. Gradually pour in extra fine sugar, 1 tbsp at a time. Increase speed to high and whip until thick and fluffy. Dollop whipped cream on top of trifles and sprinkle over freshly grated nutmeg. Embellish with reserved shortbread petticoat tails.
I recently found this DIY on Elisa McLaughlin. I love the idea of feather extensions and what’s even better is that you can curl and flat iron them! I had no idea you could do that with feathers. This DIY gives me so many ideas. Click through for the step by step.
Looking for a dessert to bring to a holiday party? Check out this recipe for Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars!
Emily Bergl (you may know from Desperate Housewives) is doing a vintage cabaret show tonight at The Oak Room! I heard she has an amazing voice.
Green Turquoise Ring is new in the Etsy shop! Real green turquoise has copper inclusions that give it such an unusual look.
Romantic and travel inspired prints from CharlenePrecious on Etsy. I especially love the J’adore Paris one shown below!
Recently added this macrame hanging chair to my lust list! I love the 70’s so it’s no surprise I was drawn to it. From MajikHorse on Etsy.
I love the look of rough stone. These green fluorite necklaces add something unique and interesting to an everyday outfit.
I found this DIY on Country Living. Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of images (like the one shown directly below) of spray painted silverware. This DIY takes this style to the next level! Check it out
For an 18-inch round mirror, you’ll need a hot-glue gun and about 105 colored plastic spoons.
STEP 1: Place a generous dot of glue on the back of the base of the handle of your first spoon. Press the spoon onto the mirror so that its bowl sits just outside the mirror’s edge and the handle points toward the center.
STEP 2: Put another dot of glue on the back of the second spoon’s handle in the same spot, and lay it on the mirror next to the first spoon, so that the widest part of the second one’s bowl nestles into the neck of its neighbor.
STEP 3: Repeat steps 1 and 2 all around the mirror’s perimeter — just be sure to keep the handles pointed at the mirror’s center. Then sit back and admire your gorgeous handiwork.
I love the idea of showing off your accessories on a jewelry rack that is just as unique as your own style! I found this one on Etsy from License2Spell, it’s made from upcycled license plates.
View more pics of Kenya here
New Ocean Ring in the Etsy shop. Looks like a bird’s eye view of the sea!
My latest obsession has been anything that sparkles! Check out these fabulous pics of pieces that glitter.
New & updated Buddha Bracelet in the Etsy Shop. Rub his little buddha belly for good luck throughout your day!
November 21st is the debut day for Versace’s H&M collection.
Have you seen anything you plan on buying?
I’m in love with these sweet sequin shoes I found on Etsy in RebeccaAnn. Unfortunately they’re not in my size but I thought I would show them anyway.
If you live in the NYC area, you may want to wake up early tomorrow morning to check this out! Cheap Monday sample sale, (see the facebook invite) along with a few other designers. Goes on for 3 days but as most sample sales go, I doubt you’ll find much left after the first day.
Just added these Blue Flourite Necklaces to the Etsy shop. Stone is rough and left in it’s natural state. Like most of my necklaces, you can pick the exact stone you want!
I love the idea of adding glitter to almost anything! I found this DIY on Centsational Girl. It’s a creative way to add some sparkle to your Holiday party.
Usually on Saturdays I’ll blog about one of my favorite far away places to visit. This Saturday I thought I would share something a little closer to home! Brooklyn…
Unbelievable photography on Etsy, Deep Space Photography, captures beautiful moments in space. Check this out!
For Holiday parties, I think it’s a must to wear at least one thing that sparkles and shines! An easy way to add glitter to any outfit is on your nails. Check out these styles that I found via Pinterest.
Looks I’m loving via Citizen Couture
Dying over these headpieces from MystikAndCo, a little Etsy shop. The one below is my favorite and it’s even on sale!
I fell in love with this photo-shoot, Isabel Lucas in Africa. Out of the December 2011 Australian Vogue. I especially loved the cover shot.
Layered feathers dangle freely off of this Dreamcatcher Necklace. The feathers are soft and have colors of rust, black, dark blue and green. Check it out!
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Swap out one piece of your usual black outfit with something leopard print!
Cozy up in thick knits for winter
Change your snowboarding beanie for something more stylish
Pleated skirts in tea-length are the new trend for a holiday party look
I found this DIY on Apartment Therapy. It’s an easy way to create a sparkling piece of art for your home and it’s perfect with the upcoming holidays!
• Paint a stretched canvas from an art-supply store in your desired color.
• Plot out your design in pencil on the back, keeping dots a half-inch apart.
• Gently press an awl through each dot in your design to make a hole slightly smaller than the diameter of the bulb.
• Press a bulb into each hole; secure each with craft clue.
New style for Labradorite Necklaces is available in the Etsy shop. This style looks better in the shorter lengths and is perfect to be layered with longer necklaces!
Check out Olivia Palermo’s picks for Piper Lime and how to update your wardrobe for winter!
Trade in your cream blouse for a red one
A belted sweater dress looks cozy and chic
Pick a long printed dress instead of the basic LBD for holiday parties
Moroccan Earrings in gold are now back in stock! The shape of these earrings reminds me of the beautiful doorways and windows in Marrakesh, Morocco.
Check out the beautiful photography of DovieMoon. I especially love the night time photography shown below. There’s a magical element to these photos.