Black & Grey


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Wednesday! We are halfway there guys! I’m super excited for this weekend because I am going to Disneyland with Andrew’s family for two days. I will definitely take some pictures to capture my weekend! I am a total Disney freak. Raise your hand if you are with me!! Let me think how to prove that to you… For starters I own the hidden Mickey’s handbook, used to have season passes, have been on every single ride a zillion times, and know all the secrets and shortcuts. My mom thinks Andrew and I are insane. So anyways, today’s outfit post is all about pairing basics together. Black and grey are staple colors that can work with every occasion. Here I paired some of my favorite pieces together in one outfit. Can we talk about these pants? They are from Fashion Nova and I have been wearing them everyday. You can dress them up or down, which makes them so versatile.


**Use code XOKENDRA for a discount at Fashion Nova!

blazer: c/o fashion nova

top: loft

pants: c/o fashion nova

heels: c/o windsor (similar)

bag: c/o windsor (similar)

sunnies: anthropologie



Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins


So I made these muffins last week and they were a hit! I might make them again today because I kinda miss them. They are so moist and soft, and have the best flavor. Another thing that is great about these muffins, is that they are great for breakfast. You can always add cream cheese frosting for more of a dessert, but I like them as is. Let me know if you try this recipe out! You won’t regret it! xoxo



Ingredients:

3 large eggs
2 tablespoons molasses
1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin purée
1 3/4 cups King Arthur Gluten-Free Multi-Purpose Flour
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup soft butter

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Recipe:

1) Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line the pan with papers.

2) Whisk together the eggs, molasses, and pumpkin purée. Set aside.

3) Whisk together the gluten-free flour, sugar, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt, and pumpkin pie spice.

4) Add the soft butter, mixing with an electric mixer until evenly crumbly. The mixture will look like coarse sand.

5) Add the egg mixture a bit at a time, beating well with an electric mixer after each addition. Beat for 1 to 2 minutes, until the mixture is fluffy.

6) Scoop the batter into the prepared pan, mounding the cups full. The batter will rise above the level of each cup; that’s fine.

7) Let the muffins rest for 10 minutes.

8) Bake the muffins for 22 to 25 minutes (22 was perfect), until the middle springs back when lightly touched. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes before removing from the pan. Best served warm.


Bundled


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(fyi- I purchased my pieces in-store, so the selection online varies)


Nothing feels more like the holidays like a warm coat. I found this beautiful burgundy coat at H&M and knew I had to style an outfit around it. I like wearing one piece in a rich color, and pairing everything else around it. I chose these awesome pants that have a block of denim at the calf and a printed shirt that has a quilted feel to it. My trusty brown booties go with every outfit, so this one was no exception! It has finally cooled down in southern California and I couldn’t be happier. We are supposed to get rain tonight, but not nearly as much as other places right now. If you are in a blizzard or rain storm stay safe! I hope you all are having a great week!


 


Gift Guide for the Techie


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1 instant film camera/2 portable speaker/3 headphones/4 charger

5 touch-screen gloves/6 iphone case/7 key chain/8 camera strap

9 ipad cover/10 portable charger/11 bluetooth speaker/12 wristlet


 

Who said tech stuff was just for guys? There are so many cute products out on the market that are perfect for the people in your life that love gadgets. Long gone are the days of ugly charging cords and headphones. I have searched the internet for the most fashion forward tech items that are perfect for gifting. Frends, ban.do, and Kate Spade are my top brands for super cute gear. The best part is, you can order all of these online so you don’t even have to leave the house!


 


Cozy December with H&M


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booties/beanie/sunnies/watch


Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend. This week I am bringing you two holiday inspired outfits all from H&M. I love that you can find great gifts for everyones there. From your husband to your niece, you will definitely be able to find something super cute. For this outfit I wanted to use warm and cozy pieces in varying fabrics and patterns. This look is perfect for grabbing coffee with a friend, finishing your holiday shopping, or just watching a movie by the fireplace. Start your look off with a great pair of jeans. I am really into lighter, more faded styles right now. These are H&M’s shaping jeans, which trim your waist, thighs and butt. How neat is that? I also have been loving stripes. Striped tops are a great staple item to have in your closet because you can pair them with so many different things. I finished the look off with a pair of brown booties, a great knit scarf and a fun beanie. You should check out H&M’s boots right now. Seriously, I was browsing online and pretty much want them all! Click HERE to see a ton of styles. Let me know in the comments what your favorite things to wear for the holidays are!


 


Gift Guide for the Homemaker


Gift Guide

1 pillow/2 cake stand/3 copper mugs/4 rolling pin/5 glasses/6 coffee mug/7 candle

8 apron/9 ice bucket/10 towel/11 cookie stamp/12 coasters/13 salt & pepper


So here’s the deal. I was shopping online for some cute home gift ideas, and got suckered in to One King’s Lane. Holy cow. Why don’t more people talk about this site? If you don’t already know, I am obsessed with home decor. Andrew and I are on the hunt for a house right now, but are waiting until we save some more money. I really spend a lot of my time dreaming of my future home. Pinterest is a great place where I can put all my ideas and find so much inspiration. Once we do get a house you can expect a lot more decor posts. So in the meantime I am going to show you what I’m lusting over. Usually I pick items from multiple stores online, but I could not leave One King’s Lane. Most of their pieces are right up my alley and they are having some amazing sales right now. I am so in love with copper and marble decor accents, and the site is filled with them! I mean…can we take a moment and check out that rolling pin…?! I hope this gives you some great gift ideas!



Shimmering Bronze Tutorial


Hey guys! Long time no talk! Today I have a fun and festive holiday makeup tutorial. Honestly you can wear this look to so many things. Holiday party, out to dinner, shopping…anything! The face is basically what I’ve been doing for the past month, so you can see what products have been in my rotation. For the eyes I did a smokey bronze look. and added some glitter in the end to amp it up a bit. I hope you all enjoy!


 

Laura Mercier Primer
Cover FX Foundation P40
Beauty Blender
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer / Light
Mac Painterly Paint Pot
Inglot shadows for brows / Matte 360 & Matte 327
Cover FX Loose Powder / Light
Alima Pure Bronzer / Sedona
Alima Pure Highlight / Luna
Morphe Eye Shadow Palette / 35W
Physicians Formula Eye Booster
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Loreal Extreme Extensions Mascara Waterproof
Kevyn Aucoin Eye Liner
Mac Blush / Tenderling
Bobbi Brown Blush / Pale Pink
Mac Sheen Supreme Lipstick / Can’t Get Enough
NYX Glitter Liner

 


Plaid + Chambray


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Hey guys! Have you gone grocery shopping yet?? I have so much to do today…fingers crossed it can all happen! I hope you all have a wondering holiday weekend. I wanted to show you an outfit that was inspired by the fall…obviously! I love these new booties I got from Windsor, they literally go with any outfit. I also was inspired to try layering up my shirts. PS. This outfit was way too warm for these southern California days. It is supposed to be 85 today. Really?? I am so missing the Seattle mist right now! But I do love how this look turned out. I hope you guys love it too!


chambray top: loft

plaid top: c/o windsor

pants: loft

shoes: c/o windsor

sunnies: anthropologie

jacket: c/o windsor (similar)

bracelets: haute betts, windsor, forever 21

(wearing my bellami extensions in dirty blonde – use code kendra for a discount!)


 


Gift Guide for the Beauty Lover


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Here are my picks for the beauty lover in your life! More gift guides to come…let me know what person you need to shop for! Can you believe it is almost DECEMBER?? What the heck? I’m actually in shock typing this. lol. I need to get started on my holiday shopping, I usually do most of it online. Check my youtube channel on Friday for a special video that is all about holiday sales for cyber Monday and my top picks!

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Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars


Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Another pinterest recipe! I am actually using my pins, which makes me excited. I’m currently looking for some great Thanksgiving recipes for next week. If you have some favorites let me know in the comments. So a little background on this dessert. I first made in on Halloween and it didn’t turn out as great because I used way too much condensed milk on the top. It tasted fine, but it didn’t look too appealing. The next time around they were perfect. I could have cooked them a little less for more of an ooey gooey texture, but the peanut butter cups keep them super soft in the middle. If you are a fan of chocolate and peanut butter these are a must! (fyi: make sure to freeze your peanut butter cups) Below I have the recipe listed from Bru Crew Life.


 

Ingredients

1 box chocolate cake mix

1 egg

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

16 regular sized peanut butter cups, frozen and unwrapped

1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk (just enough to drizzle on top)

1/2 cup Reese’s Pieces


Instructions

-Combine the cake mix, egg, butter, and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Beat until a soft dough forms. Press half the dough into an 8x8x2 baking dish that has been sprayed with non stick spray.

-Arrange the frozen peanut butter cups over the top of the dough. You may need to trim the edges of a few. Press the rest of the dough over the tops of the peanut butter cups evenly.

-Drizzle the sweetened condensed milk over the top of the dough. Sprinkle with the Reese’s Pieces. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. They will look very gooey and undone. Let the bars cool completely before cutting into 16 squares. Store in a sealed container on the counter.


Notes

*The recipe says use an 8x8x2 pan…that means make sure the sides of your pan are 2 inches high, so the mixture does not bubble over!!!!

*Make sure you freeze your peanut butter cups at least a few hours before you start to make these bars.

*Make sure you also let these bars set completely before cutting into them. They will appear very gooey and undone, but do not worry. They will set up.

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars