NEW BLOG!!!

Hey guys, I wanted to let you know that I have created a new blog! It is the exact same as this one, only it has a more professional and modern appearance.  Here is the link: http://babettenbuttons.weebly.com

Thanks so much!

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Weekly Craving: Trader Joe’s Banana Bread (Mix)  

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Hey guys! So for this week’s craving, I’ve been loving this banana bread mix from Trader Joe’s. Recently I made mini-muffins with this and I added chocolate chips for that extra sweetness, and to be honest, why not? If you really want to enhance the banana flavor, in a separate bowl, mash up one ripe banana and then add it to the mixture. This will also make the bread/muffins moister. I love this mix because it’s so simple and there is no possible way to mess it up (unless you burn it or something…). I hope you love this mix as much as I do and have a great week! Follow me on twitter @BabetteNButtons. xoxo,

Babette

 

http://www.amazon.com/Trader-Joes-Banana-Bread-Mix/dp/B0080LRQV2

Song of the Week  

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Hey guys! Before we start, I just wanted to ease your worries and say: don’t worry this week’s song isn’t going to be another country ballad. Even though country has been topping the charts as of late, this week’s track is Burnin’ Up by Jessie J featuring 2 Chainz. This song is off her most recent album called Sweet Talker, and by recent I mean just released yesterday. I LOVE HIS SONG! It’s officially my new favorite.  I feel that Jessie J is one of the most talented people in music currently and you all should go check out this album because it is seriously awesome. I hope you all have a great day and enjoy the rest of your week! Follow me on twitter @BabetteNButtons. xoxo,

Babette

Product Recommendation: Cover Girl Lash-Blast Volume  

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Hey guys! I hope you are all having an awesome Tuesday and are enjoying this crisp fall weather.   For today’s product recommendation I wanted to share my new favorite mascara. I know this product has been around for a long time, but as of late I haven’t been wanting the over the top volume that Maybelline’s “The Rocket” gives me (even though I still love that mascara for special events or parties because it provides the perfect amount of definition). Cover Girl’s Lash-Blast Volume provides amazing natural volume for everyday wear. If you’re going for ultra-simple just apply one coat, but if you want a little more definition, two coats is the way to go. This is the perfect everyday wear mascara and I have been loving it! Follow me on twitter @BabetteNButtons. xoxo,

Babette

http://www.drugstore.com/covergirl-lashblast-volume-mascara-very-black-800/qxp181952?catid=183541

Weekly Style Obsession: Athena Tab Strand  

IMG_7660Hey guys! Happy Columbus Day and I hope you all had fabulous weekends. To kick this week off, I wanted to share with you my favorite statement piece that I own. This is Bauble Bar’s Athena Tab Strand and it is so awesome for all year round. No joke, it’s so versatile and can be dressed up (any solid color dress) or down (with a white v-neck, navy shorts or jeans) and it matches almost everything in my closet. Personally, I feel that every girl or woman needs one basic statement piece, such as this one, that can be worn with anything. I hope you all have a splendid week and enjoy these first chilly fall days! Also, follow me on twitter @BabetteNButtons. xoxo,

Babette

http://www.baublebar.com

Weekly Craving: Bark Thins-Dark Chocolate Almond

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Hey guys! So for this week’s food-favorite I have been seriously addicted to these Bark Thins. I picked these up from Costco (a.k.a heaven) and I swear that if I don’t restrain myself, I’m going to eat the entire bag. Anyway, I have the flavor Dark Chocolate Almond with Sea Salt and I know, even the flavor sounds deadly. I just adore these things because they’re the perfect balance of salty and sweet. The only bad thing about this, which is actually kind of good, is the fact that these are so thin and easy to pop in one, right after the other. I can’t wait to try more of these flavors and I hope you check them out as well! Have a great week.

xoxo,

Babette

http://barkthins.com/bark-thins

Song of the Week

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Hey guys! This week’s song is, again, on the more country side of the music spectrum…actually it’s completely country. It’s “American Kids” by Kenny Chesney, from his newest album, “The Big Revival”. I have been listening to Kenny Chesney for several years now and I love his music. I’ve also been fortunate enough to go to a couple of his concerts and he is so awesome! Kenny Chesney is, in my opinion, one of the greatest entertainers of our generation. Also, he has such a unique sound that’s so different from the new “pop-country” singers who all seem to sound the same. This has officially been added to my everyday playlist and I will be checking out more of his new album! Follow me on twitter @BabetteNButtons

xoxo,

Babette

 

Product Recommendation: Smith’s Rosebud Salve  

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Hey guys! For this week’s product recommendation I wanted to share my new favorite nighttime lip balm. Before this holy lip product changed my life(I know I’m being dramatic…but it’s true), I was using my green melon EOS lip balm, which is a great product, don’t get me wrong, it’s just a better daytime balm. I know that this product has been out for a while, and by “a while” I mean since 1892, but I recently just got into it. It is a super thick and heavy balm that smells fabulous (like roses) and is perfect for nighttime. I slap a layer of this on before I go to bed and when I wake up my lips are so smooth and plush! If you have problems with dry lips during the winter, try this stuff and prepare for your life to be changed. I hope you have a fabulous day and try this incredible lip product! Stay sassy and classy ladies. Also, follow me on twitter @BabetteNButtons

xoxo,

Babette

http://www.sephora.com/rosebud-salve-P42204?skuId=683490

Weekly Style Obsession: Merona Solid Fedora Hat

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Hey guys! I hope you all had a fabulous fall weekend and are having a great Monday…well as great as a Monday can be. Anyway, as you all may now the “floppy fedora” hat has been really in for this fall and I have (finally) picked one up myself. I bought this “Merona Solid Fedora Hat” in the Tan shade from Target and I’ve been loving it! It really looks good on anybody and the simple black tie actually makes this hat match more. I recently wore this with a orange, aqua, tan, and black skater dress with a bold vintage print by Pink Mink and paired it with black tights and my Franco Sarto booties that I told you about last week. To dress it down I also added a medium-wash denim jacket from H&M. This is a really inexpensive way to sport that trend and it feels like good quality wool. I hope you all check this awesome hat out and have fun pairing it with different outfits! Also, follow me on Twitter @BabetteNButtons.

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xoxo,

Babette

 

http://www.target.com/p/merona-solid-fedora-hat-brown/-/A-15571659#prodSlot=_1_7

Weekly Craving: Green Mountain Gringo Salsa

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Hey guys! I’m sorry for anyone who was expecting a new recipe, but I unfortunately don’t have the time anymore to type up recipes and take pictures of the dishes I make. So instead, to keep you in the foodie circle, I am going to be sharing my favorite food products. From time to time I will try to share a recipe that I think is really worth it, but for now I’ll be sharing my ultimate weekly cravings. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do! So for this week, I’ve been completely obsessed (and when I say obsessed, I mean it) with this salsa from Green Mountain Gringo. It’s an all-natural salsa that is so jam packed with awesome flavor, seriously, I almost took a straw to the jar. I love snaking on this with white corn tortilla chips after a long day because it is so fresh and light. You can buy this at your local Whole Foods or health food store. I hope that you have an awesome weekend and try this great salsa!

xoxo,

Babette