Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Update - New Blog

Hi everyone! So as you know, I love country music and have even been able to use this blog to interview some great up and coming artists! However, I do realize that this topic is slightly different from the content on Lauren Rose, so I am so excited to announce that I have created another blog for all things country music called The California Boot. I will have all of my previous interviews uploaded there as well as some exciting new ones that are in the works. If country music is an interest of yours, I highly recommend you check it out and follow me on twitter! I'm still in the process of getting it exactly the way I want, but it's coming along nicely. I hope you all are having a great week - I'm off to Hawaii and have some fun posts to put on this blog that I can't wait for you all to see!


Friday, July 24, 2015

Angel Food Cupcakes

I made the best summer dessert for my mom's birthday and needed to share it with you all! Normally I have to wait at least an hour after dinner before I can dive into dessert, but these angel food cupcakes with whipped cream and berries were so light that we were able to eat them right after dinner. I got the recipe here, but put my own little twist on it. If any of you try out this recipe, be sure to leave me a comment or tweet me a picture!

- 1 box Betty Crocker white angel food cake mix
- 1 1/4 cups water

- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
- 1 cup fresh raspberries
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- mint leaves and powdered sugar for decoration

1. Preheat oven to 375 F and place paper baking cups in a muffin tin.
2. In a large bowl, beat cake mix and water with a mixer on low speed for 30 seconds; then on medium speed for 1 minute. Pour batter into muffin cups, filling each 3/4 full.
3. Bake 12-20 minutes (mine took 12). You will know they are done when the tops are a dark golden brown color and have cracks that feel dry. Then move the cupcakes to a cooling rack.
4. In a medium bowl, beat whipping cream with a mixer on medium-high speed until slightly thickened. Reduce speed; add sugar and vanilla paste. Increase speed and mix until stiff peaks form. Put whipped cream into a decorating bag, or just spoon some onto the tops of each cupcake.
5. Add fresh berries and some mint to the tops of the cupcakes and then dust with a little powdered sugar.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Adore Me Giveaway

I'll admit, we're getting a little personal today, but I am a firm believer that the right undergarments make an outfit look it's best. Adore Me has a great selection of bras and panties that are perfect for the summer AND I'm excited to announce that Adore Me is doing a giveaway that starts today! By entering, you could win a $100 Adore Me shopping spree to stock up on some new lingerie! All you have to do is share the exclusive video (below) on Facebook, tag @AdoreMeOfficial and share your thoughts about the video using the hashtag #IfBoobsCouldTalk. Take a look at some of the summer looks below and best of luck!