Things I Am Loving Now…

Hey people! Thought I’d drop in here this fall week and share some stuffs. The things I am loving now…right this very second,

The fall is upon us which means I did this…

Seriously Bath and Body Works fall candles are my kryptonite. Annnd they basically all smell like food. What is WRONG with me?

And I’m equally obsessed with this Salted Caramel Hazelnut Spread from Jif. Which now I’m thinking needs it’s own candle. Ugh.


I’m piling it high on my ice cream.. and also de-healthifying rice cakes.


At least it’s pretty much sweats weather 🙂

As far as clothing goes I am IN LOVE with this cardigan

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It’s basically a blanket that you can wear. I am not kidding you guys. If there is one piece of cozy that you want to own this winter, this sweater is it. Mine is in midnight ombré, and it’s a lighter gray that goes to black. LOVE! It is super super soft and flowy. I wear it all the time.

Also, if we’re talking about being in love, I got the iPhone 6. Yep, I am annoying.

Also this. LOVE it. Ladies, read and reread.

And can we talk about this for a minute…I bookmarked that link back in the summer and have read and reread it. Seriously #8 y’all. NUMBER EIGHT!

Want this to be my fall uniform. Love.

Also, I am sorry universe for laughing at this, but I cantstopwontstop. OMG dying. Dude, we’ve all been there.


As for the book stuff…I am smack dab in the middle of nailing down all my recipes for the book…which means I’ve had some great successes…but also epic fails. Which have lead to this…

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Yes. That is an entire cake in the trash. (Minus 2 pieces that had to be taste-tested).

I do have to say that I have had some mishaps with recipes…and throwing out a batch of cookies or brownies is one thing, but never have I experienced grief until the day that entire CAKES get tossed.

But for the most part it’s coming along.

Oh before I forget I wanted to ask you.. Pie Crust.. are you guys all butter? or part butter part shortening? I have been playing around with loads of recipes for the book and can’t decide which I like better. I like the IDEA of all butter better, but I think I like the taste of butter/shortening. Ugh. THOUGHTS?

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Also loving THIS new line from Bumble for my hair…especially the primer.

It smells great, it doesn’t weigh my hair down AT ALL…and it conditions and protects before styling. I just love it.


And this lip gloss from MAC. The color is Got Style and you guys, it is THE perfect pink. I LOVE the look of a bold pink lip, but have found that on me it looks weird. Ugh. BUT this gloss, is SUCH a flattering pink that has good color but not enough that you look crazy.

I tried to take a selfie to show you, but the lighting was bad…


I promise you it’s gorg. Also, it’s not sticky like the usual MAC Lipglass..but it actually has staying power. Anyhow, I love it.

Also, these sunglasses…I am obsessed. I am THIS close to going back and getting them… will I regret?



So yeah, nothing too major is happening right now, but life is good.

Talk soon friends!


Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Wanda Schelling
February 9, 2016 2:59 pm

O.K. I am new to your site but love it. As far as the butter vs shortening, here is the scoop. Please at least try 3 parts butter to 1 part lard! Alton Brown’s favorite pie crust ( It was delicious. Normally I am an all butter lady but this was very good.

September 29, 2014 11:42 am

Love, love, LOVE TheFatJewish on Instagram! Do you follow him too? He makes my day 🙂 Have a good one!

September 28, 2014 3:25 pm

I am also in the lard pie crust camp, so I don’t think I can help with the butter/shortening decision. I think the flakiness is the most important thing. On another note, that sweater makes me want to curl up and hibernate in it. I think I need it.

September 27, 2014 1:09 pm

BBW candles in the fall! I can’t stop. I think I have 9 Pumpkin Pecan Waffle candles in my candle closet (OK, so it’s really a section of my linen closet, but it’s growing bigger every year). I need to stock up so I can burn them all year. If it doesn’t smell like food, I don’t want it.

September 26, 2014 10:29 pm

Love the sweater so I just bought it!!!

September 26, 2014 9:55 pm

I love the fall outfit! This time of the year is the best for comfy cozy clothes that can still look great!

September 26, 2014 9:17 pm

Love the sweater! And I’ve already bought 3 of those candles (why!!). And I prefer butter/shortening for pie crust. Never fail and my family loves it!

Erin m.
September 26, 2014 9:07 pm

I use all Crisco in my pie crust…I get the most compliments on my pies. ..

September 26, 2014 8:48 pm

Bath and body works candles are my weakness!! I need to go back for more of the Pumpkin Pecan Waffles one because I am OBSESSED!!

September 26, 2014 8:37 pm

You are too cute! And yes, I have had the unfortunate cake/cookie/brownie in garbage funeral……so sad:(

September 26, 2014 8:36 pm

Can hardly wait for your cook book to come out.
Love the lip gloss!!
Do you like your new phone? I have the 5…

sarah yan
September 26, 2014 8:14 pm

Omg! Where did you get that cardigan from?

September 26, 2014 7:28 pm

You are a girl after my own heart!!! lol! Total sweater, lip gloss, hair product, baking freak!! My two cents for the pie crust- I am a butter nut!!! I always love reading your blog and never tell ya. I have made so many of your recipes, and they are always a hit!! Keep up the awesome work!

Natalie G
September 26, 2014 7:17 pm

OMG I have that cardigan (otherwise known as a “Blardigan”), but mine is the cocoa color. BTW, do you read PTMT blog? Isn’t the cardigan the best thing ever?! I recently wore mine on an international flight and was soooo glad I had it. Did you buy yours during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale? I hope Santa brings me one in another color 🙂 I highly recommend this cardigan!!

September 26, 2014 6:55 pm

I have that same exact sweater, it is cozy! Both butter and shortening pie crusts are great, but it seems like half butter and half shortening give you the best of both worlds…flaky and buttery tasting.

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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