Jul 28, 2012

Cold and creamy banana pudding recipe

Oh my gah, anyone else love some banana pudding?

I found this recipe earlier on Bakerella and I had to share it!
It's a little different from the typical banana pudding.

Cold & Creamy Banana Pudding

1 (14-ounce) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 1/2 cups cold water
1 (3.5 ounce) package instant pudding and pie filling
2 cups (1 pint) whipped cream, whipped*
36 vanilla wafers
3 medium bananas, sliced and dipped in lemon juice

In a large mixing bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk and water.
Add pudding mix and beat until well blended.
Chill 5 minutes in refrigerator.
Fold in whipped topping. (Do this slowly and as few times as you possible to combine, so the mixture will retain its thickness.)
Spoon 1 cup pudding mixture into 2 1/2 quart glass serving bowl.
Top with 1/3 each of wafers, bananas and pudding. Repeat twice.
Garnish as desired.
Chill thoroughly. Refrigerate any leftovers.
You can also layer in individual serving dishes.

Recipe from Great American Favorite Brand Name Cookbook, 1993.
via one of my favorite dessert site's bakerella.com

Hope everyone's having a great weekend!

Jul 26, 2012

Top places for affordable gym clothes

Ok ya'll so the last few days I have been thinking "omfg" my pants are tight
 Like seriously tight
So I guess I have just been eating entirely too much, flippin great! 
Time for the gym I thought
So I went to Dick's and Sports Authority to find some new workout gear 
Umm?? Ridiculously expensive for the most part.
 After coming home and doing some research I found these awesome deals, enjoy!




Jul 24, 2012

Organization Idea's

Okay ya'll so right now I have a three bedroom house
it's nice, but as far as storage it has so little.
I feel like every closet and cabinet is over-flowing with 
so much stuff
Today I went by Target to look at some organization items 
but they were all boring
 so I went to Pinterest when I got home for some inspiration ideas
here are some un-boring decluttering ideas

I absolutely adore wall organization ideas, it creates so much extra space

Awesome Closets

I believe this is one of my faves, love the labels

Under the sink

Chalkboard Weekly Menu

Great use of space


My fave desk for two, adorable

Laundry room

magnet makeup board!

This is something I have been meaning to do for awhile.
Make-up magnet board one word, genius 

Everything shown was found via pinterest

Jul 23, 2012

My fave hair products, what's yours?

Ok ya'll so

One of my good friends is a hairstylist and she always
gives me the best hair product advise, I found most of these because of her!
Here's the one's I absolutely love.

To wash:

GVP Tea Tree Oil Lavender Shampoo
 Compare to
 Paul Mitchell Lavender Mint Moisturizing Shampoo 
GVP Tea Tree Oil Lavender Conditioner

 Compare to
 Paul Mitchell Lavender Mint Moisturizing Conditioner

Two for $11.00 special at Sally Beauty Supply

To deep condition:

Optimum Care Deep Conditioning Masque 

A product thumbnail of Optimum Care Deep Conditioning Masque
$1.29 at Sally Beauty Supply

To reduce frizz:

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing Creme

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Secret Weapon Flawless Finishing Creme

$5.99 available at most drug stores and Wal-mart


Not your Mother's Hairspray

She's A Tease Volumizing Hairspray
Found at most drugstores and Walmart

and sometimes when I feel like splurging a bit
Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Finishing Spray
Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Finishing Spray
$18.00 paulmitchell.com for salons

Heat protection:

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Heat Defeat Protective Styling Spray

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Heat Defeat Protective Styling Spray

$5.99 at most drugstores and Walmart

My straightener:

GVP Black Ceramic Flat Iron
(Instant heat up to 420 degrees)
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from Sally Beauty Supply $49.99

What are your favorite products?

Jul 17, 2012

What are your summer must haves?

Here's mine!

1. Jean shorts: Hollister $30.00
2. Tanner:Tomas Total Tan $12.50
3. Oversize Sunglasses: Forever 21 $5.80
4. Bronzer "Rimmel Natural Bronzer" $5.00
5. Not Your Mother's "She's A Tease Volumizing Hairspray" $5.99
6. John Frieda Sheer Blonde"Go Blonder" $9.99

Jul 13, 2012

Tomas Tan Review

Alright ya'll I have been using "fake tanners" for about four month's. I use to go tanning every other day, but when my grandmother was diagnosed with skin cancer I decided to drop the risk! I have tried many self tanners but this is by far my favorite and here's why.

Tomas Tan Perfect Self-Tanning lotion

Product Details

  1. It is a nice deep color, absolutely not orange!
  2. Other tanner's tend to make me extra oily and cause acne, this does not.
  3. It is super easy to apply.
  4. There are two options a spray and a lotion.
  5. It lasts a FULL week and fades evenly not splotchy.
  6. A bottle lasted me about a month and a week, which was awesome.
  7. The price is only $12.50 at Sally Beauty Supply (It is also available online from multiple retailers)


Body Clear® Body Scrub
1. I'm always sure to exfoliate, so I get a nice even coverage. I use the Neutrogena Body Scrub. I think it's an awesome product, and it's affordable $5.99 at Wal-mart.
Vaseline Cocoa Butter Deep Conditioning Body Lotion, 20.3 fl oz
2. Put a dab of lotion on area's that tend to get darker: elbows, knees, toes and in between your fingers.   I use Vaseline Cocoa Butter deep conditioning lotion, I love this product it's really great, it's not greasy at all, it leaves your skin feeling soft and hydrated all day not to mention it smells great! It also sits at a fantastic price point of only $5.47 at Wal-Mart. It's a huge bottle and last's forever.
St. Tropez Application Mitt No Color One Size
3. Get a mitt, this is by no mean's 100% necessary. The color goes on fine with the gloves that are provided but after a few uses I wanted something new, I did some research and learned alot of people use mitt's to apply their color. This one is by St. Tropez you can find it for as low as $6.00 on Drugstore.com

84964655 - Magic Eraser Duo Pad, 4/BOX

4. If you mess up, don't panic. One day I was going super duper fast because I was in a hurry. The next morning I saw a small smudge on the back of my ankle, I then remembered my girlfriend telling me the Magic Eraser will take this right off! She was totally right "Go Brittany!"  Don't worry it won't leave you with a pale patch, it turned out looking completely even after I removed the smudge (gently)!

* When I was first searching the web to find reviews on this product, this is the video that made me decide to give it a try!

Jul 12, 2012

Heart issues?

Hello there 

 Ashton here

and here's how I'm feeling at this exact moment!

So I am sitting here about to lose my F*ing mind...
Please excuse my *
Last week I had a nice trip to the E.R. because I was having heart palpitations
when we got there my heart rate was jumping from 60 to 166 
at first I was really scared 
but now I'm just frustrated
 all my bloodwork came back okay
I have relatively high blood pressure and I'm anemic
which means they have no clue what's causing the changes in my heart rate
now I have to sport a heart monitor for a few days
and wait to hear something from the results
I guess it's just because I am frustrated and want to know what's going on 
but I cannot sleep 
I wanted to go to sleep hours ago, I'm so tired 
but cannot get comfortable with this thing on
I'm pretty sure I have decided heart monitors suck...

Has anyone else had to wear one, if so what caused the irregularity?

Hope everyone's having a great week, thank you for reading!

Jul 11, 2012

Couple pics

Yesterday, I took some couple pictures of my little bro and his girlfriend here are the results...

Frikkin adorable!

Jul 7, 2012

Budgeting success & cute cupcakes

Ok ya'll so normally I have a hard time sticking to budgeting.
So I decided to find a little something to help keep me in line.
 After about an hour and a half of research, I decided to try Mint.com. It will ask you for your bank account, which at first made me a little nervous but I did alot of research they have no complaints. 

How does it work? It links your bank account to the site. It categorizes some things and some you have to do on your own. In the end you end up with this...


I don't know about ya'll but that in itself was extremely helpful for me, seeing where my money actually goes.

Next you can set budgets. Like this...

Mint Budget

Next you can set goals, like a vacation for an example. 
It will help you make an exact estimation of costs like this...

After you have set your goals, you can then see them here...
(Right sidebar)
Left over : $1100
Use it for...

I found this really helpful, and I hope ya'll do too.

Celebrate with these awesome Ice cream cone cupcakes, and have a great weekend!

things i would like to eat. / Ice cream cone cupcakes in Cupcakes and muffins recipes, step by step instructi


Jul 4, 2012

Because we all need a little more fitness...

Ok ya'll so I use to be a size 00, and have a pretty nasty eating disorder.
 I still occasionally see a nutritionist but for the most part I am healthy and currently residing at a size 5. 
Which I am fine with, but I still need some toning!  Now it's time for a change, a fitness change. Here's some things I have found that anyone can try (and work up too.)


i realllllly want to do this the two days before prom, but i’m scared of having peanut butter in the house (it’s required for the breakfast smoothies) cause i alwayssssss binge on it if it’s in the house rarrr. note to self: find single serving peanut butter.

Lean Legs, Tight Tush



Recipes coming in my next post, stay tuned ladies!

Jul 1, 2012

What I'm reading?

So I started reading this book.

Skinny Bitch

Called Skinny Bitch

I love this book! So blunt, so straight to the point, and so frickking helpful!
Get the book ladies, and start looking fabulous and fit.