URBAN SAFARI IN THE HIGHLANDS

Friday, March 30

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^ paris - bebe - express

there is nothing more fun than red lips and pearls in my opinion- so i didn't really have to even think twice after ashley from urban safari photography asked me to do a 1920's inspired shoot with her. we shot in alleys and at a library built in 1912- needless to say i'm absolutely in love with all the images and had way too much fun! thanks for having me, ashley!

CHOCOLATE CARAMEL PRETZEL CUPCAKES

Thursday, March 22

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Okay *technically* spring break begins tomorrow, so I'm jumping the gun a little bit on this one, but after a long week nothing sounds better than chocolate, caramel, and something salty- all at the same time. That's what I set out to do, and I'm pretty pleased with the results!

Ingredients:
2 cups flour
1 3/4 cups flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pop cupcake liners into pan. Stir together dry ingredients. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla and mix for 2 minutes. Pour evenly into prepared pan.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool completely.
Frost with a big glob of chocolate frosting. Crush pretzels to dip and round out the frosting. Embellish with a pretzel! Drizzle caramel syrup over the top.

Fail all your midterms all week because you are so busy making/eating cupcakes.
(last step is optional)

GHOST POST

Sunday, March 18

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Okay so I truly don't believe in ghosts, but of course it's always fun to pretend- especially during CJ and I's visit to the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park this weekend. Saturday morning, we tip-toed around the Concert Hall, which apparently is the most haunted spot on the grounds. I've stayed here in the past and had some spooky encounters, but not enough to make me believe. Besides, it's much too easy to get distracted by how beautiful it is- tucked away in the mountains with the most gorgeous view. A big thanks to Photoshop for making this place look more scary than it actually is ;)

FOUR DAY WEEKEND LOVE

Wednesday, March 14

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Let's recap this past week, shall we?!
3 midterms, a birthday, a paper, meetings, work, and one very tired girl! Thankfully, once the weekend came around it didn't seem to end for quite awhile. Monday I set off to Aspen, Colorado to enjoy my impromptu four day weekend with Rocky Mountain Bride magazine at Aspen Fashion Week. We stayed in the most adorable condo right in town, and then spent tuesday shooting the editorial spread for the winter issue- complete with million dollar rings, stunning hotels (st. regis & sky), and Bentley's! I even got to rock this cuff from the unreleased Tiffany's Anniversary line during our shoot. What could possibly make this week any better? Sleeping in tomorrow, of course!


^^ photo from the RMB Facebook




5 THINGS I HEART: COLORBLOCK

Thursday, March 8

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with the exception of snow yesterday (colorado weather at its finest) it reached the 70's earlier in the week! nearly everyone was outside soaking up the sun and the little glimpse of summer, but where was i? inside, working, but taking the occasional break to shop some spring time clothes! needless to say, i'm so excited for my fave look of spring- color block!


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and congrats to Maria T. who won this giveaway from abby ann jewelry!! yayy!

DESIGN: ONCE A CHEETAH

Saturday, March 3

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sarah is one of my real friends turned blog friends, so you can trust me when i say she is absolutely sweet and a beautiful, genuine, adorable girl! it was a pleasure working with her to design a layout for her new site - once a cheetah, always a cheetah - head on over and say hey to sarah!

want to spice up your blog? check out my design info page or contact me - hannahpobar@yahoo.com

BITS & BITES 03.02.12

Friday, March 2

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1. just a glimpse of my growing mini cupcake liner collection addiction. these cute red scalloped ones come straight from the queen- martha stewart.
2. what you get when you attempt a self portrait with a fixed lens...
3. always reppin' RMB. check out the rest here.
4.  redeclared my love for this lace skirt i had banished to the back of my closet. does that ever happen to you? it happens all too often to me, and it drives me crazy!
5. wrapping up editing an edgy shoot at hands down, the coolest graffiti wall ever.