Tuesday, July 26, 2011


My latest dessert obsession: S'mores!!
They remind me of my childhood, roasting marshmallows with family around the fire :)
Here is a more adult version, less messy, but still delish!

:S'more Cookie Bars:
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 king-sized milk chocolate bars (e.g. Hershey’s)
  • 1 1/2 cups marshmallow creme/fluff (not melted marshmallows)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt. Add to butter mixture and mix at a low speed until combined.
  3. Divide dough in half and press half of dough into an even layer on the bottom of the prepared pan. Place chocolate bars over dough. 2 king-sized Hershey’s bars should fit perfectly side by side, but break the chocolate (if necessary) to get it to fit in a single layer no more than 1/4 inch thick. Spread chocolate with marshmallow creme or fluff. Place remaining dough in a single layer on top of the fluff (most easily achieved by flattening the dough into small shingles and laying them together).
  4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

Makes 16 cookie bars.

Hopefully this recipe will be so good you will want S'more!

Monday, July 25, 2011

D.I.Y. (D O I T Y O U R S E L F)

I've been feeling creative lately, searching for new crafts & useful things I can make.
DIY projects I'm drooling over at the moment:

:Old bangles with decoupage maps, LOVE:

:Button crafted monogram:

:All you need is some old wood & some paint for this fabulous headboard:

Have a great week & remember....

Simple Enough


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Pretty in Pink

I love the way the sunlight hits my room in the morning...
Although the colors may be bright and fun...I still find my room relaxing :)

:My comforter is PB teen from a few years back, my sheets have pink flamingos on them, and the rose curtain above my bed is from an old antique store in Texas:

:This princess piggy is from Target, Love her !:

:Newest collage of things I love: 

:Favorite Frame, notice I edited the picture on the inside so my pink stripes stood out...sooo dorky!:

:I created this vase out of an old Fuze Bottle, underneath are magazine cut-outs covered by clear packaging tape:

Can't wait till I go back to college for the year, the room in my apartment is a bright antique heaven!


Friday, July 22, 2011

Vintage Fashion

If I were to describe my style, it would have to be vintage preppy.  I love all kinds of lace, polka dots, & stripes for my wardrobe.  Here are a few of my timeless inspirations for my look!

:Marilyn Monroe was flawless, curvy, & not afraid to be tastefully sexy:

:Grace Kelly was a women who loved clean lines, crisp cuts, & flattering fits:

:I love the cap sleeves & the poofy skirt:

:That lace skirt makes the simple top look like a million bucks!  What a pretty outfit:

:This shift dress is a modern take on a classic style, found @BHLDN:

Now all I need is a big closet to store my loves :)....sigh...one day!


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sprinkle some Love..

As a child, I had to have every dessert with sprinkles on top.  Even now, funfetti cake is my favorite & I always grab for the donut with sprinkles first.  Maybe its the colors that draw me to it, or the sweet crunchiness it adds to everything.  I'm obsessed!!

So why not have everything covered in...SPRINKLES!

:Skinny cow Ice cream sprinkle sandwiches, mmmm:

:Sprinkles on your nails:

:Milk with sprinkles on top:

:Sprinkles (the brand) Cupcakes, their red velvet is my FAV!:

:Sprinkled lips = delish:

:Sprinkles on my 3rd Birthday:

Sprinkles are inexpensive simplicity at its finest :)


Wednesday, July 20, 2011


I can't tell you what I wish for, but here are some ideas...
If I don't say it out loud, it doesn't count right?


The things I wish for are pretty simple :)


Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Who doesn't want to be kissable right?!
Here are a few items every girl needs to keep her lips in perfect pout condition!

:Eos lip blam, the shape is easy to find in a messy purse and the scents are to die for:
(Found @ Walgreens)

:Fresh Sugar in Honey color, lip treatment + tint = a fantastic combo:
(Found @ Sephora)

:DuWop Lip Venom, this stuff makes your lips glossy, tingly, and plumper:
(Found @ Sephora)

:CO Bigelow Mentha Lip Balm is minty, moisturing and mouth watering:
(Found @ Bath & Body Works)

With the right products...moments like this...

...Can be all yours :)


Friday, July 15, 2011


We all have some silly habit that we do when we are nervous, fortunately for me, mine is laughter.  I laugh even when things aren't funny too, whoops! Actually, I don't even know if I laugh because I'm nervous?  Its just my way of expressing my happiness :).  I wanted to share some bliss of my own with you today...enjoy!
:The laughter that I share with these girls is priceless:

Find laughter in the simple things today :)


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Fresh Linens

I absolutely love decorating my room, or finding new things to make it perfect.  Its a never ending process!!
I'm kind of leaning towards a more mature yet comfy look...Anthropologie has everything i'll ever need...

:This purple dream makes me want to jump right in!:

:I love that the white comforter pops against that yellow wallpaper, it creates a crisp look:

:Expensive, yet exquisite, this rug would look fabulous with any solid bedding:

:A fun spin off on the traditional lamp, creates a cozy feel:

Remember when decorating...


Tuesday, July 12, 2011


After working a long summer, I think at the end I could use a little reward...

These are the items that keep me working everyday, hopefully soon to be additions to my closet!!

:Black Milk Clothing, Shark vs. Mermaid swimsuit is sexy and funny all wrapped into one!
Although it is $90, I think it is something I MUST have:

:It was love at first sight with this Michael Kors watch, at $250, this is a stunning piece for anyone's closet, lets hope I reach my goal !!:

Here is to reaching goals!


Monday, July 11, 2011

Rain Rain go away...

In leu of all this rainy July weather, here are some fabulous things to keep you dry :)...

:Classic Hunter rainboots, good for the rain OR snow:

:A fun rainy day PB&J with some blackberry rain and an apple umbrella:

:Anthropologie has this bright yellow rain coat in their collection, I love it!:

:Funky cloud earrings, so adorable:

:Just incase you need to measure the rain :):

I'd love to be stuck in a storm looking this good!
Hope you get to sing and dance in the rain...