This wine ice cream is the real deal, containing 5 percent alcohol by volume, which means enjoying a couple scoops of Chocolate Cabernet or Peach White Zinfandel could make you a bit tipsy. And I can’t really think of anything better than that. [$7.95/pint, plus shipping, Mercer's]
Jessica Alba braved the frantic crowds at Target to do some last minute holiday shopping, and she looked fabulous (as usual!) in a studded leather jacket, star print jeans, a lime green bag, and a royal blue manicure that I want to copy, like, now. The best part about this outfit? Those sharp spikes on her shoulders aren’t just a trendy fashion statement–they’re an effective defense against the crazy shoppers who are prepared to knock you over for the last Cinderella Barbie. If you’re headed to the mall this weekend, take a cue from Jess and wear studs. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
Still looking for the perfect New Year’s Eve dress to ring in 2013? Something with enough sequins and sparkle to be seen from space? Don’t worry–we’ve got you covered. Click through to check out 10 show-stopping party dresses, all for $60 or less…
Kyle Cummings, a three-year-old boy from Queensland, Australia, was delighted to find a pile of eggs in his backyard, so he did what any toddler would do: he scooped them up and stashed them in his closet. Three days later, his mother discovered the not-so-delightful result of her son’s curiosity, when seven eastern brown snakes–the second most venomous snake in the world–came slithering out. Luckily the newborn snakes were not big enough to inflict dangerous bites (the amount of venom in one bite from an adult brown snake is enough to kill 20 people), and a wildlife group was able to capture the snakes and release them back into the wild. In the understatement of the year, Kyle’s mother, Donna Sims describes her reaction to finding a deadly snake nest in her home: ”I was pretty shocked, particularly because I don’t like snakes.” Shudder. [BBC News]
Want to really delve into the collective psyche of your dysfunctional family this holiday season? Make a set of these Rorschach test placemats, arrange them around the table for Christmas dinner, and let everyone explain what they see. You could even have a prize for the most creative interpretation, but obviously you know the truth: they’re all vaginas. [Whimsey Box]
Gwen Stefani is capable of making jeans and a T-shirt seem like a daring, funky fashion statement, but apparently she’s also skilled at dressing things down every once in awhile. Take, for example, these red leather pants, which are usually a pretty wild garment, but when paired with a plaid overcoat and a black turtleneck, suddenly seem classy and understated. Want to get the look for yourself? Get all the shopping details after the jump…
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Hot pink and olive green is such an unexpected color combination, but my god, when it works, it works. Exhibit A: Katie Holmes’ sexy pink dress and olive green trenchcoat. The striking color palette, contrast of masculine and feminine pieces, and perfect tousled hair is seriously stunning. In other news, Katie is looking so much happier and healthier these days. Well played, indeed! [Photo: Splash News]
One way to streamline your holiday to-do list (and save money) is to wrap all your presents in simple brown butcher paper. The minimalist look can be fine on its own, but just in case you want to add a little something extra, I rounded up eight simple DIY projects to help spruce up holiday packages. Most of these would also make great crafts for kids, so if you’ll be hanging out with little ones this weekend, invite them to get crafty with you! Click through to get inspired!
“It’s embarrassing to go through any rebellious stage in front of people that you love and respect, and yet I’m glad I did. I’m glad I lived such a full life before I settled down into a family, because I got to enjoy it and get it out of my system.”
–Drew Barrymore tells Allure magazine that she doesn’t regret her very public wild child phase (which included a trip to rehab at age 13 and a legendary bra-less moment on the “Late Show With David Letterman”), because it prepared her to be a calmer and more present mother to her daughter, Olive, who was born this September. “I’m finally a part of a family,” she adds, “and it’s a miracle.” Awww!
I’m curious to hear from some other moms and moms-to-be about the point in your lives you had kids (or when you ideally want to have kids), and if you agree with Drew. I’ve always thought that it’s good to pack your pre-kid years full of as many crazy adventures as possible, but I’ve seen many of the younger moms in my life–the ones who might have “missed out” on that rebellious stage–become really amazing mothers. Thoughts? [Allure]