Bunny Cake

In June, my niece decided she wanted to celebrate her Half-Birthday, since her regular birthday, like many in our family, falls in December and gets absorbed by the Holidays.

Even though I have a sordid history of not being able to bake well, I decided to take on the challenge and make her a 3-D bunny cake.

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Spring Party Menus and Decor Ideas

Hello all!

I love Spring… it just feels like a new opportunity to get into warm weather party mode.

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Our garden wedding – photo by Barbara B.

In honor of the year turning toward the warmer months, I’ve compiled a few Pinterest Boards of spring holiday decorating and menu ideas for Passover, Equinox, and Easter festivities, or that will work for a festive brunch, intimate wedding, baby shower, tea, or bridal shower.

I’ve also included a few of my own ideas and recipes too!

Enjoy!

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Healthy At Home – Indoor Cardio with Kimpossible

Springtime is when I like to focus on body health for the year. It feels less like a doomed-to-fail New Year’s Resolution, and more of a reward-oriented system: I get to rock my summer clothes with confidence, and I can make sure I’m strong enough to keep up with all the warm weather activities that I enjoy.I’m a big supporter of total body confidence AND overall health, both mental and physical; no matter what a person’s size, weight, or skill level, I think it’s important to elevate your mood, get stronger, and give your system what it needs to be the best it can be. So I’m going to do a few blog posts about staying Healthy at Home this season.

Kimpossible’s Indoor Cardio

We’re not all able to afford a gym membership, we don’t all live in a climate or area ideal for outdoor workouts, or our schedules include minding little ones or minimal spare time.  This post features some at-home workouts, supplied by my dear friend and favorite workout buddy Kimpossible. Some links for cheap equipment (not necessary, but nice to have) are at the end of the post.

Kimpossible!

Kimpossible!

Hosting With Style Spring Hardcover Book Sale!

In the spirit of the nice weather approaching, spring cleaning, and of extra cash flow some of you may have during tax season, I’m having a SPRING SALE!  Hardcover books are 15% off through March 31, 2013! 

Hosting With Style – Beretta Fleur’s Guide to Parties and Homemaking is an 83 page illustrated and photo-illustrated pages of swanky tips on hosting and parties! It also includes recipes for everyone from the carnivore to the gluten-free vegan. (If you’re curious to see some images from the book, they’re viewable on my Facebook Page or on ShotgunPinups.com )

Hardcover Coffee Table Edition- SALE PRICE $39.95 (was $47) plus S & H Click here to preview & buy!

Paperback Edition – $27 plus S&H Click here to preview & buy! 

Author: Beretta Fleur Photos: Morris Skupinsky and Shotgun Pinups www.shotgunpinups.com

Full color, features illustrations and photos. 83 pages.

Low Carb Crustless Quiche

In the slimming-down spirit of Spring, I’ve been experimenting with a sort of Paleo-Meets-Atkins food regimen recently.

I can say that, while this gal loves her gluten free pizza, bread, cereal, and pasta, and I will never forsake these completely, the lower-carb diet is making me feel great! So I’m going to be sharing some high in protein recipes with you over the next few months.

Here’s my go-to breakfast for when I’m sick of scrambled or poached eggs. It bakes up quickly, and I can eat it for a few days.  Enjoy!

Gluten-Free Crustless Quiche

Gluten-Free Crustless Quiche

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It’s Good, Clean Fun!

I’m happy to report that I am featured with a Spring Cleaning photo and article in the May/June Issue #2 of Atomic Bombshells Magazine ! This is a quality, full-size magazine with great shots of modern pinups, plus tips on living the vintage lifestyle. Get it here.

Beretta Fleur for Atomic Bombshells Magazine by Shotgun Pinups, Los Angeles

Easter, Seder, and Spring Brunch Menu Ideas

Got a Passover Seder or Easter Brunch to go to/host/get through?
See my Pinterest* board for Spring Holiday recipe ideas, including Vegan and Gluten-Free options! I either included the recipes in the posts, or just click on the image to be whisked away to the recipe.
Plus, get more party decor ideas on my Event and Party Decor Board.
If you’re on Pinterest, please follow me! Not on Pinterest? Don’t worry, my boards are public!
xo Beretta
* Pinterest is a free social network for image sharing. All the images and recipes I linked retain their original copyrights and are not my property, I just researched them and put them all in one place for your convenience. ;)