Saturday, September 14, 2013
Now that the child is back to school I have time to rummage through the local thrift and consignment stores once again. Since our last move I haven't really dedicated any time to sorting through our master closet. Sure, I pluck a shirt or two off the hangers every now and then but I also knew it was time to really to realistic with myself. I have found Pinterst to be an excellent tool not only for organization ideas but primarily for outfit inspiration.
After taking a hard look at my closet and Pinterest, I have been on the lookout for great timeless staples as well as fun and trendy items. The thrift (and consignment) stores are always a great place to start. If you have a smartphone, one tip for you is to use it while thrifting! For example: I found a great genuine leather vest that can be a timeless staple yet I was a little unsure of how to wear it and whether I should purchase it. I promptly pulled out my phone and searched "leather vest" on Pinterest for instant outfit inspiration.
I will be sharing my newly reorganized closet soon but right now I want to share some photos of recent outfits!
|J. Crew Tessa top - Paige Denim shorts|
|Apt. 9 gold cuff bracelet (I adore!) - gold chain necklace|
|Dexter leopard wedges - Tory Burch bag|
|Leather vest with silky black/gray tank - Hudson Collin Skinny Jeans - Jessica Simpson Wedges|
|Old Navy striped top - Gap leopard calf hair belt - Gap Eyelet shorts in coral - Apt. 9 gold cuff bracelet - Jessica Simpson wedges|
|Victoria's Secret Pink loose white tee - gold chain necklace - Gap Eyelet shorts in coral - Tory Burch bag - Target sandals|
Monday, September 2, 2013
Check out my first DIY project! I was inspired at Pottery Barn Kids when I saw a gorgeous gray chalkboard with a white frame with a price tag of $299. I knew I could make one myself and decided to give it a try. The total cost of my chalkboard was $28.11.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
You all know that I love to bake and I like creating new cookie recipes. When @OrganizedJen posted a photo of a "Health Nut Cookie" and a description of ingredients, I knew it would be fairly easy to make. Here is what I came up with solely based on a photo and description.
Health Nut Cookies
1/2 cup creamy all natural peanut butter
3 Tablespoons whole ground flaxseed
1/4 cup old fashioned oats
1 Tablespoon raw agave nectar
1 Tablespoon honey
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1.) Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2.) In a mixing bowl, cream peanut butter and flaxseed together, then add oats.
3.) Mix in agave nectar and honey.
4.) Stir in chocolate chips.
5.) Drop 2 Tablespoons of cookie dough onto a baking sheet. Flatten dough and press into the shape and thickness you desire as these cookies will not spread while baking. Bake for 13-15 minutes.
** This recipe make 6 cookies! **
They went great with my homemade agave macchiato!
Friday, August 16, 2013
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
|I've recently been enjoying a new discovery, well at least new to me. That is agave nectar syrup. It is organic, 100% natural agave nectar and it has a low glycemic index. I started out using it with coconut sugar in cookie recipes and use it as a replacement in recipes that call for molasses. I recently ran out of my homemade vanilla latte syrup and thought I would try the agave out instead.|
|Macchiato is Italian for "stained or marked." You can see the by pouring the espresso shot on top leaves it's mark.|
|If you have a sweet tooth or really want a caramel macchiato then simply add a drizzle of caramel sauce on top. |
See how it's made here: