Friday, March 23, 2012

Friday Link Love - Trying it out...

Friday Link Love

Nail polish I am dying to try in Pink and Silver...

Amazing Shoes...

Beautiful Spring Wedding at Botanical Gardens...

Super Duper Funfetti Cupcakes, who could resist these...

Love the Backs of these Wedding Gowns...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Girl Scouts Cookies & Bridal Shower

I finally received my long awaited for boxes of Girl Scout Cookies!!! Yum!!! 

They have been sitting next to my desk all day at work taunting me, begging me to open them up, but I know as soon as the boxes get open they will be gone. 

My favorites are the Samoas, I cannot get enough of them.

Speaking of Girls Scouts, I came across this amazing Girl Scout Inspired Bridal Shower Photo Shoot at Green Wedding Shoes and thought I would share it.

I don't know about you, but this reminds me of Troop Beverly Hills.  I would totally love to be in a troop that meets like this!

Check out more pics and all the vendors that helped put together this shoot at Green Wedding Shoes...

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Peanut Butter Bacon Chocolate Cookies

I just found this recipe at Young Married Chic and had to share it! These cookies just sound so good!

And I love her logic in creating this concoction:

"So I got to thinking, that there are four certain things in life
1. Cookies are a fix for anything
2. Peanut Butter makes the world go round
3. Bacon, well.. bacon makes everything better
4. Chocolate drizzle makes things look fancy"

Peanut Butter Bacon Chocolate Cookies
2 1/4 cups of flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 sticks of butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup of sugar
3/4 cup of packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
1/4 cup of peanut butter
1/4 cup peanut butter chips
1/4 cup chocolate chips
3 strips of cooked (cooled) bacon, diced into small pieces
Chocolate Bark, for the drizzle
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and set aside
Cream the butter and sugars in a mixer, until light and fluffy. Add in the vanilla extract and beat in the eggs one at a time. Lastly, add in the peanut butter and mix until combined.
Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture, 1/2 cup at a time (so to not flour yourself in the process) and mix until just combined. Stir in the peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, and bacon. The dough will be sticky.
With an ice cream scoop, ball the dough and place it on the lined baking sheet, evenly spaced as the cookies will spread. Bake for 10-12 (closer to 12 for larger cookies) minutes or until the cookies are slightly brown around the edges. Remove from oven and let sit for a few minutes, then allow to fully cool on a rack.
Once the cookies are cooled, melt the chocolate bark and drizzle it overtop of the cookies. Allow it to set (or not) and enjoy!

Check out more from Young Married Chic!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


My March Box is here! Take a look at all of the great stuff...

So here is this month's BirchBox contents:
1. Kérastase Elixir Ultime $54
2. Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Cleanser $22
3. AHAVA Essential Day Moisturizer - Normal to Dry Skin $38.50
4. Tea Forté® skin-smart™ Teas  $6
5. Color Club Neon Nail Polish in Jackie Oh! $8
6. Annick Goutal Eau d'Hadrien $85

I have to say I am completely in love with the Color Club Neon Nail Polish in Jackie Oh!. It is the cutest neon, bubblegum pink color, perfect for the upcoming spring and summer weather.  Also, I don't know if it was just me, but the nailpolish seemed alot easier to apply than the other typical nailpolishes that take me hours to maneuver with my left hand. 

Also, while I have been testing out the other products as well, I am really looking forward to trying the Tea Forté® skin-smart™ Teas.  The flavors sound delicious and if they are good for the skin and my tastebuds that sounds like a win-win situation to me.