Kimberly Ann: A Blog About Fashion, Beauty, and Life

Saturday, October 31, 2015

My Stella & Dot Trunk Show!

 Hi To All My Followers Out There! I just wanted to give you an exciting heads up about my Stella & Dot Trunk Show! For all of you who don't know, Stella & Dot is a Francisco based social selling company that creates flexible entrepreneurial opportunities for women. Our boutique-style jewelry and accessories line is available exclusively through in-home Trunk Shows by Independent Stylists and online.  

I have decided to have my very own show for all of my friends and family out there. I don't want anyone to feel obligated to purchase, I just want to put this out there in case you needed Christmas Gifts or you wanted to purchase something special for YOU! My show will be on November 9 and will run through November 30. If you would like to browse or shop you can go here. This is my direct link for my own show! 


Thank you all for visiting my blog! This journey has become such a blessing for me and I really appreciate every one of you!

XO

KP




Friday, October 30, 2015

Friday Favorites: Halloween Edition

Happy Halloween Eve Everyone! I am so excited for Halloween this year because the WHOLE family will be home to partake in the traditions. Gregg, Patriot and I will be handing out candy and watching scary movies, well the movie will probably just be the dog and I, but still, it is going to be tons of fun! So for this week of Friday Favorites I wanted to share with you my favorite go-to Halloween items, costumes, movies, or anything else that I love from this spooky holiday! I hope you all have a safe and Happy Halloween! I would love to see all of your costumes!!

Linking up with Christie and Andrea!

Talk to you soon,

KP


Favorite Costume: an Ice Cream Cone via LaurenConrad



Favorite Candy




Favorite Movie




Favorite Recipe via TheFoodNetwork

Sunny's Apple Cider Donut Bread Pudding




Favorite Party DIY Coca Cola Mummies! 







Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Share-A-Chef

Hello Everyone! For this week's edition of Share-A-Chef I wanted to share a few Halloween Treats that would be perfect for anyone who loves the holiday just as much as I do. It will also cater to all those Halloween Parties and School Functions! They are a mix between cute and delicious, so take a look and let me know if you try any of them out!

Talk to you soon!

KP




Chocolate Dipped Pretzels




 Donut Spiders




Marshmallow Frankestiens 




Dracula's Dentures 




 Healthy Candy Corn Snack




 Pudding Gravesites

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Tuesday Ten: Decorating Your Pumpkin

Hi Guys! It is so close to Halloween and I am really excited about it. Every year I am usually home with Patriot handing out candy and watching Scary Movies. This year Gregg is home and he will be carving our H U G E Pumpkin and joining in with handing out the goods! This week I wanted to share with you ten unique ideas to use when you go to decorate your pumpkin! 
I also wanted to share with you Tiffani Thiessen's Pumpkin Decorating Tips, you can find them here on her amazing blog!
I hope you all have a safe and fun Halloween and I would love to see your costumes and traditions!

XO

KP


1. Bows and Buttons



2. Thumbtack Anyone?



3. Buttons and Things



4. Decorate with Ribbon



5. Paint and Stencil



6. Drill A Hole



7. Glitter That Pumpkin



8. Make A Character



9. Pumpkins and Mums



10. Be Traditional and Carve











Monday, October 26, 2015

Sock Bun Tutorial

Hello Everyone! Happy Monday! As promised I am here to share with you my "Sock Bun Tutorial"! I love sock buns because you can add it to so many of your looks. I love to wear it to work out and to go out, it definitely is a versatile hair style! Sorry about the picture quality guys, I was on my own with this one!

So here we go!

All the products that I will be using will be listed below!



7. Donut for your hair or you can make a homemade one from a sock






I first like to start with day old hair because it just seems to work better because your hair is more textured. I then brush my hair out and add some dry shampoo just to give your hair a little more lift for the bun.



After adding dry shampoo get a hair tie and place all of your hair into a ponytail. It can vary on where you place it on your head. I like to place the pony high because I always like my buns right on top. Totally your own personal preferecne!





 Then you tease away at that pony! Just try to get all the ends so it has a lot of volume for your bun!





Once that is completed you are going to place your donut right through your pony so it's resting on your head. Then pull it up and start rolling it down through the pony tail.






Then you should arrive with something looking like this! I always mess with it a bit in
order to get it the way I want it. You can also add bobby pins to hold pieces in place.

 Now it's time to spray that bun! Just give it a nice amount so that you will
survive the day! I sometimes like to add a bow to it too for something cute!




Sunday, October 25, 2015

S T R I P E S

Hi! Boy, I must be feeling motivated today, this is my second blog post of the day! Anyways, I wanted to share with you my outfit details today from running around with the husband! It was a very fall-esque day today with cloudy skies and leaves blowing in the wind. It was perfect for outfit pictures outside. So, here we go! 

Stay tuned for tomorrow's post where I show you how to create my "sock bun" look!

Talk to you soon!

KP



Outfit Details:





A Touch Of Burgundy....

Hello Everyone! As you all probably know, I am in love with the Fall Season. One thing that I have been especially loving this season is the color Burgundy! You can use the color in a variety of ways to make your outfit P O P!! Whether it is a purse, a sweater, a scarf or even your jeans, Burgundy is the perfect color to add to your fall wardrobe! I have searched and found some great fashion ideas to add this color to your closet. Take a look below and let me know what color YOU have been loving this season!!

XO

KP

1. Burgundy Accessories





 Burgundy Sweaters and Pullovers





 A Pop of Color in A Skirt





 Pleated Skirts




Burgundy Vests





 Add A Blazer





 Go Preppy With A Collar and A Tote





 Everything Burgundy


Friday, October 23, 2015

Friday Favorites!

Hi Friends! We have made it to another Friday, how excited are you? I know I am, this weekend the hubby is off and we are planning on getting in some quality time together! What are all of you doing this weekend? I can't even BELIEVE that next Saturday will be Halloween! Where did October go??
Anyways, before you start your own weekends take a look at what I have been loving this week!

Linking up with Andrea and Christie!

Talk to you soon,

KP

Favorite Go-To Dinner





Favorite Color  Burgundy Knits here and here





Favorite Dessert Apple Crisp Recipe Here





Favorite Doormat via Target

Favorite Show aka Chicago P.D.






Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Share-A-Chef

Happy Hump Day Everyone! This week I will be sharing a recipe that I saw on "The Kitchen" this past weekend. It is a fabulous recipe for "Apple Crisp", and it is actually very similar to my Apple Crisp but this one has an amazing ingredient to go along the already deliciousness. Ladies and Gentleman this chef, "Chef Marcella" added Caramel! OMG! OMG! Here is the fantastic recipe that I will be using very soon! 

Enjoy!!

XO

KP




Apple Crisp

Ingredients
Apples:
4 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch wedges
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, diced and chilled
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Crisp:
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, diced and chilled
1/4 cup caramel candy squares, quartered
Vanilla ice cream, for serving, optional

Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

For the apples: In a large bowl, combine the apples with the brown sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, orange juice, diced butter and cinnamon and reserve.

For the crisp: In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, oats, cinnamon and salt. Add the butter and, using your hands, rub the mixture until it resembles crumbs. Cover and refrigerate for about 20 minutes.

Pour the apple mixture into an 8-by-8-inch baking pan. Sprinkle on the caramel squares and salt. Place the crisp mixture on top of the apples, scattering evenly without pressing it down. Bake until crispy and golden brown, 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream if desired.

Recipe courtesy of Marcela Valladolid