Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Denim on Denim



Bella Dahl Shirt // Paige denim shorts // nike sneaks 

Denim on Denim. Bun. Wedge Sneakers. Tan legs.  This outfit is quintessential, (albeit tanned legs) happy Reece!  HAPPPPPY HUMP DAYYY. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Hmm..


American Apparel tee // Zara jeans // Nike sneaks 

I kept drawing a blank when coming up for a name for this post. Here's a picture of my new shoes in action.  

My hair is BLACK.  I'm still paying for that blonde stint I had last fall... since my hair was bleached, I need it color it every few months as the color runs out and I'm left with orange ends.  I like orange everywhere except my hair. (fave color and all)  

Anywayyssss! I bought natural darkest brown -- thinking my hair would return to its natural and indeed very dark brown.  Well, dumb me got the dye ALL over the bathroom, then went to wash her hair out and saw that yes, it was black.  I'm all for changing up my hair because, frankly, its hair and it grows back.  I'm quite fond of the black now! I'm tan and I like the way it looks! 

Friday, July 18, 2014

NEW SHOES




If you read my blog from time to time, you'll know that I. LOVE. SHOES.  Shoes are my thing to buy. I like purses too but I'm really good at finding the ones that are $2900 and just being completely smitten with them.  Since a $3000 purse isn't something one typically buys monthly, (and if you do, GREAT WORK my friend, keep doing what you're doing) or when you're 17, (if you do, go read the first parentheses,) shoes are great to fill in the cracks.  I guess thats my logic there.

Anywho, I love a wedge sneaker and never want the trend to die, and if that day comes, make it a slooooooowww death.  I wear my black Nike ones on numerous occasions and adding more to the mix only seems logical!  My best friend thinks they're the fugliest shoes ever, so they're repelling -- are they a face only a mother can love unconditionally?   And I've been obsessed with them for a couple of months... we were meant TO BE!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Snickerdooodleeeeessssssss!




I'm a cookie kind of gal. (along with ice cream, chips, cake) I use this recipe to make chocolate chip cookies often because hell, who doesn't like chocolate chip cookies?!  I wanted something new,
so I found a recipe for snickerdoodles!!!  



I have this great talent(s) of starting new recipes at 8 pm and having to run to the store in glasses and sweats (pajamas) to go buy freakin' cream of tartar or something totally odd. (And not cleaning up the kitchen after I bake.... Wooooppsieeeeee!)  These cookies were the one that sent me to the store at 8 for cream of tartar.  I ended up eating them at like 10 at night because they had to go in the fridge for 3 hours because chilled dough ALWAYS makes better cookies.  I'll put it out there that they went in the freezer for 30 minutes because I'm not patient.  I'd recommend the fridge, though.  We're making cookies here, not pancakes - which is what the cookies will look like without being chilled even a tiny bit. 

I decided to save half the dough and leave it in the fridge overnight to see how the results compared to the 30 minute freezer dough... the results were the same! SHHHHHH....  I ate like five of them while I was watching the Espy's.  Drake is hysterical. 


Snickerdoooodless!  I used this recipe with modifications!

2 1/2 cups flour 
1 teaspoon baking powder 
2 teaspoons cream of tartar 
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
pinch of salt 
2 sticks of butter (1 cup)  (salted or unsalted. I used salted.  if you use unsalted add 1/4 teaspoon of salt) 
1 1/4 cups brown sugar 
1/2 cup sugar 
2 teaspoons of vanilla 
2 tablespoons buttermilk

Use cinnamon & sugar to top the cookies. 


Mix the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl.  set aside for a bit. 

Melt butter in sauce pan, let it bubble and brown in pan while whisking constantly.  after butter is brown, place in bowl to cool.  side note: I wouldn't be opposed to melting butter in the micro. But, what do I know?!  I'll try next time. 

use an electric mixer to mix the sugars and butter. then add in egg, yolk, buttermilk and vanilla. after combined, mix in dry ingredients. 

Let dough sit in the fridge for at least an hour, 30 minutes in the freezer... whichever. 

Roll cookies in a cinnamon/ sugar mixture.  Bake at 350 for 13 minutes. Give or take depending on a squishy cookie or a crunchy one.  I like to bake on parchment paper because then the cookies don't get stuck!