For the past few years, Josh and try and take one vacation a year. We spend a lot of time dreaming about where we’re gonna go to next. 2019 is Paris (hopefully!) neither of us have been, so we can’t wait!
Every year we try and make sure we have enough points so our flights or hotel are covered. This makes the expense of the vacation itself a whole lot more manageable. That’s why I’m super excited to be teaming up with American Express and their new Gold Card to share with you how to earn points for doing the things you love!
Today we are here to celebrate with Funfetti Brioche Bread!
After a year hiatus, I’ve gotten back into ceramics and I’m making plates! And bowls and all the things. I’m super excited. One of the best parts about ceramics class is that I get to take it with my friend Lara. She’s Australian and I alway ask her questions about Australia. I recently brought up fairy bread and she was like “Oh yeah, for kids’ birthday parties!”
Well, today is the day I take a turn around the earth one more time, so I figured what better way to celebrate than with re-imagined fairy bread.
If you’re unfamiliar, fairy bread goes like this: margarine or butter smothered on soft bread…and then topped with sprinkles! That’s it. Couldn’t be simpler and kewt!!
This is different because instead of the sprinkles sprinkled on top, which you could do, the sprinkles are dotted throughout the buttery brioche.
How to Incorporate Sprinkles in a Warm Dough!
Sounds simple…umm…but this took me like a week to figure out. One secret I learned: FREEZE YO SPRINKLES.
Freezing the sprinkles prevents the sprinkles from bleeding as they’re mixed into the dough. And we do have to really mix in the sprinkles so you get the sporadic sprinkle behavior.
Back in February, I made funfetti souffles (after my friend, Sam, was like dude funfetti souffles) and the sprinkles were a nightmare in the egg white. They created a big ol’ mess and I sort of just abandoned the project. Now I know the secret thanks to Joshua. (This has been a community effort!)
It’s Monday. There’s probably some a-hole in Positano, Italy in your Instagram feed posting photos while you’re doing your Monday to-do list on a post it note with a pen that barely works. Yes, this happens during the summer and it’s sort of rude. How dare they. Don’t they know that you can’t find a real pen and all you want to be doing is frolicking in the sand and making out with someone kewt, too. They do know but they don’t care so this is why you need sprinkles, today and every day.
Before we get too deep into these thangs, this is the popsicle mold I used. (Last week someone asked me to post it! As for the popsicle sticks with the cute sayings, they belonged to my boyfriend’s mama. They’re from Williams-Sonoma and the box says 2003 so I’m guessing they don’t sell them anymore. Aren’t they the cutest?!)
Baked Chocolate Cake Doughnuts are the best alternative to frying while still getting a rich fluffy donut. These get even closer to the classic flavor with chocolate icing and sprinkles to make a delicious chocolate sprinkle doughnut.
You read fashion blogs, right? My new fashion blog obsession is Into the Gloss, which interviews top industry insider’s (editors, models, photographers) about their favorite beauty buys. My love for lotions, lip stains, blushes surpasses my adoration for clothes.
Fact: If I’m really bored, I go to Sephora and spend hours upon hours trying stuff on, and leaving with, like, one thing (and ten samples). I like samples. I have an issue with commitment.
One day soon, I want us all to be girls and talk about beauty products…I’ll make something like popsicles or something just as an excuse to discuss. Would you dig that?
On Into the Gloss there were a few women that mentioned getting stuff like Chanel “C’s,” daisies, and cross-bones airbrushed onto their nails.
I was kind of intrigued, and even more intrigued when I found out the place (CT Nails–ask for Peter) was within walking distance to my place. Easy is good. I had no interest in the typical stuff, and thought it’d be cute/weird to get cupcakes!
And that’s what I did…with a cherry on top.
Next on the list to be airbrushed? Bacon, snow cones and maybe a stick of butter. Would that be strange? Yes. Awesome? Yes.