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Francesca Stewart-Pattinson
07 August 2011 @ 08:45 am

 My favorite cake happens to be Red Velvet. The other day, I was on one of my numerous trips to Target when I spotted Ben & Jerry's Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream. Normally, I go for the froyo... but how could I resist?


I will always remember opening up the pint and thinking it looked like strawberry ice cream (Strawberry ice cream isn't bad... but it's not chocolate.) and preparing myself for disappointment.

Oh. My. God.

There are swirls of cream cheese frosting and chunks of red velvet cake that are so soft and moist that you would never believe it's been sitting in the freezer. And the ice cream itself is so sweet and delicious and absolutely exquisite. I don't know how they did it. It's magic or something.

I've literally been telling everyone about it. (Which I will undoubtedly regret as soon as I try to buy it and it's sold out.) You can say I am easily excited, but just try it.

Bravo Ben! Bravo Jerry! You're the best men in the world!

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Francesca Stewart-Pattinson
06 August 2011 @ 03:57 pm
I've been a vegetarian for quite a few years. Lacto-ovo, not a vegan, and - aside from my mother, who likes her meat rare and bloody - I don't say anything to anyone who eats meat. And really, I don't say anything to her, I just build a wall of condiments or whatever is handy so I don't have to look at it.

Anyhow, I am a huge animal lover (admittedly, I'm not so fond of most people). My decision to go veggie started off with red meat, because it was gross and hurt my stomach, but quickly expanded to all meat because I felt bad for the animals. I always adopt from shelters rather than a pet store or breeder. A portion of my paycheck goes to the ASPCA.

So of course, I abhor the idea of animal testing. I'm trying not to buy any products from companies that perform animal testing. And by trying, I mean being an educated consumer and researching every brand before I make a purchase. Unfortunately, even if a company purports to be cruelty-free, that doesn't mean the suppliers of all their ingredients are (sometimes the company buying the ingredients doesn't know that). But I'm trying as best I can.

Previously, I hadn't done much research, I had no idea so many companies still actively test on innocent animals. L'Oreal is one of them and they own so many brands. If you're interested, you can do a search and get a ton of results or check out this site.

I went to Target the other day, intent on replacing items I was running out of with cruelty-free options. As far as make-up, I'm pretty good. I use MAC eyeshadows and eyeliner and they're safe. I was using Maybelline eyebrow pencils and just happened to replace them with Revlon (safe!) recently. Unfortunately, I had been using a "good" mascara - DiorShow - but recently switched to CoverGirl LashBlast a few weeks ago. I'll probably finish the tube, but will definitely not buy the same kind again. I also use NARS blush, which I understand is safe.

However, all the other little toiletries and whatnot is a different story, and it seems that it's somewhat hard to avoid the bad ones without making a conscious effort to avoid them. I'm going to need a new shampoo, conditioner and hairspray. I'll have to find a new antiperspirant/deodorant and I sure are hell am not going to rub a crystal over my pits. And - the product I was so sad to find out wasn't safe since I finally found something I loved - a new toothpaste. Not to mention moisturizer and cleanser for my face - there's a 99% chance whatever you use is not cruelty-free.

I spent an hour and a half at Target. First, I went through the entire aisle of facial moisturizers and realized every single one was not cruelty-free (and got so frustrated, I literally told every single one to "fuck off" and weirded this other lady in the aisle out). Then I found that Target has this natural/organic aisle! (Though you have to be careful - they had some line of Neutrogena there & they are a no-no.) I did have a little "episode" there when some poor woman came to grab her shampoo & conditioner and I immediately started asking her about a ton of other products. Unfortunately, she only tried the shampoo & conditioner she was buying. But she said they were good. Then I realized in my overwhelmed state, I had put 4 different moisturizers in my basket. For the record, I tried Yes To Carrots. I'm not thrilled with the residue feeling on my face, but it smells amazing.

So I still need a hairspray (I'll try hitting up Whole Foods for that) but I've been looking into my options for other stuff. I'm excited to try some new stuff and I'll post it here when I do. Pretend to care, okay?
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Francesca Stewart-Pattinson
01 October 2010 @ 05:03 pm
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Francesca Stewart-Pattinson
29 September 2010 @ 08:37 pm
 So everyone probably knows by now, they cast MacKenzie Foy as Renesmee. She's 9, but admittedly has a baby face. And it's been said she is short. However, at the end of BD in the book, you'd imagine Renesmee to be the size of a 2 or 3 year old (well I did). I figured they could hire a very petite 5 year old, max. I'm basing this on how at the end, Bella has Renesmee sleeping in her lap and then carries her back to the cottage and puts her in the crib. Hopefully they aren't changing this, because it's one of my favorite parts. And I really hope they don't have tiny Kristen carrying a 9 year old. Because that's ridiculous. 

There's been speculation that they'll use her face and put it on a younger child's face. I do not understand why they wouldn't just use a younger child. Renesmee doesn't have many lines and there ARE 4 year olds that could perform this role. I also don't trust Summit not to screw up the CGI. 

Since nobody really knows and everyone is just guessing, I've come up with my own theory. The odds of them only having one person playing Renesmee are practically nil. They will have to have some teeny babies as well, at the very least. So perhaps they have a scene planned where Alice sees the future or it's just a daydream or whatever... but Renesmee is a bit older in it, and that is where MacKenzie comes in? 

I've always tried to be positive and have faith in these movies. When everyone was freaking about Eclipse, I was optimistic. I don't want to be all negative, but yeah... I was not thrilled about them hiring someone so "old." And I have nothing against MacKenzie. She is quite adorable.
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Francesca Stewart-Pattinson
25 September 2010 @ 01:55 pm
So this was after their little 4th of July weekend getaway? :)

Thanks to @RPLife!
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Francesca Stewart-Pattinson
25 September 2010 @ 12:39 pm
Time to update my icons and search for R/K friendly communities and people... I'm really starting to dig LJ. :)
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Francesca Stewart-Pattinson
04 September 2010 @ 04:14 pm
When I changed my name, I elected to keep all friends and communities. But I just realized THEY ARE ALL GONE! I submitted a support ticket. Does LJ help desk work weekends? I hope they can fix it!
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Francesca Stewart-Pattinson
04 September 2010 @ 03:18 pm
I changed my name again. DearAlice was cheesy. So I'm paying homage to Rob in the commentary. Plus, I am a bit saucy.

I hope this one sticks. It could get expensive.
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Francesca Stewart-Pattinson
29 August 2010 @ 07:25 pm
 It's been a rather dull week. Sucks for me, good for R/K. Although I bet they wish they were together! But Kristen is doing her acting thing, which we all know she enjoys and is amazing at... and Rob is doing... meetings? Eh, I don't know. But aside from the airport fuckery Kristen dealt with yesterday, they've been pretty much left alone.


To fill the void in my life, I've been reading fic. And my favorite fics tend to be babyfics. I've been reading several that I'm loving, but an awful thing happened. I was reading a recently completed fic and got to the last chapter and was very disappointed. It wasn't a total disaster, but there was a big difference in the author's notes in all the previous chapters until she got to the last one. She said she hated writing it and basically wanted to get it over with. And that's exactly what she did. She totally rushed through it. I know she doesn't get paid or anything, but I still felt a bit cheated.

But to end this on a positive note, on the off-chance anyone is reading this, and the even more off-chance that anyone cares... here's some babyfics I am reading and loving!

A Rough Start
Two Makes Three
Vegas Baby!
You, Me and the Baby Make Three
Running Home

Of those, only Running Home is complete, but they are all worth a read. In my opinion. :)
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Francesca Stewart-Pattinson
25 August 2010 @ 11:08 pm
 I don't know when I'm gonna stop chuckling over this. I totes hope it's true!

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