On The Bleachers

March 18, 2015


(Old Navy coat, ASOS sunglasses, Old Navy blouse, Old Navy boyfriend jeans, Steve Madden slipon sneakers)

The first hint of spring weather always brings excitement. It means that winter is almost over and that any leftover snow can finally melt away. With the sun out and bright last Wednesday, I welcomed the warm weather with some color, exposed ankles and a stroll through the park to chill on the bleachers. I'm thrilled for the change in season and can't wait to play around with my wardrobe.


Hope you're having a great week!

xoxo


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

March 09, 2015



I've been doing a bit of baking lately, which means it's time to share more of my baking adventures once again. I made these cookies for the first time back in the fall of 2013. I snapped a few photos then, but never got around to editing and posting this recipe. Fast forward to last Saturday when I was in the mood for baking some cookies. Since I have been keeping oats on hand lately to make granola, oatmeal cookies came to mind and I had to turn to this recipe again. My favorite thing about this recipe is the hint of cinnamon that adds to the flavor palate. I feel that the spice intensifies the chocolate making these cookies quite enjoyable because who really likes raisins in their oatmeal cookies?

Have a great night! 
xoxo
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Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.


3. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar on medium-high speed until smooth and well combined, about 1 to 2 minutes. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.


4. On low speed gradually add the flour mixture and beat until just combined. Use a rubber spatula to stir in the oats and chocolate chips.


5. Using a spoon or spring-loaded scoop, drop 3-tablespoon sized balls of dough onto prepared baking sheets. Flatten slightly with the palm of your hand.


6. Bake for about 14 to 15 minutes, or until the edges are slightly browned, rotating baking sheets halfway through. Let the cookies cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before removing to wire wracks to cool completely.


(recipe source: Handle the Heat)




Default To Sweaters

March 05, 2015


(Wearing: Old Navy coat, Madewell sweater, Old Navy bucket bag, Target scarf, Old Navy jeans, Old Navy ankle boots)

There may be 15 days until spring, but winter does not show signs of disappearing any time soon. Besides the abnormal cold temperatures, the snow has been pretty bothersome. Snow falling on existing mounds of snow always irks me. It makes me wonder if it'll ever melt away. And it's been so cold lately that I default to sweaters. Let me just rotate through my sweater collection for the rest of winter because that's all I want to wear especially since I've been adding new ones to the bunch like the sweater seen above. Again, I love Madewell and I'd wear it everyday if my wallet would allow it. This and a cream version are the latest additions to my wardrobe due to their unique multi-textured pattern. Oh sweaters, I seriously can't have too many!

Hope you're having a great week!
xoxo

Tumble On

March 01, 2015


(all images have been reblogged via my Tumblr)

Another month has come to an end so I'm sharing some of my favorite reblogged images from my Tumblr once again. Enjoy!

Can you believe March is here? Hope you have a great Sunday!
xoxo