Thursday, February 27, 2014

Reese's Peanut Butter Caramel Cookie Cake

If you know me, you know I LOVE peanut butter! I always eat it for breakfast with chopped banana, granola, and other fruit! I eat it by the spoonful, with apples, on yogurt, ice cream, everything!
No wonder I love Reeses so much! It combines my two favorites- Chocolate & Peanut butter. Can't get enough...
I decided to make this recipe I found on pinterest ( check out my pinterest) but of course I didn't have all the ingredients so I substituted alot of them. I thought I'd share my altered recipe so you don't have to spend money on unnecessary ingredients! 
 I love this decadent, chewy dessert! Caramel, Reeses, chocolate chips, and  peanut butter..What more could I ask for? :)
 I got these unique measuring cups at Pier 1.. love them!

                               a mountain of Reeses.... yum!

                                     The crispy burnt edges were my favorite part!

     Just look at that gooey caramel, melted chocolate & peanut butter...
    This is like a cross between peanut butter blossom cookies, cake, and bars with the crispy edges. 
    Take a bite about 10 minutes after they come out of the oven! It's best then! I like to eat them with vanilla almond milk while they're still warm!


3 eggs
2/3 cup butter
2 tbsp milk
1 cup creamy peanut butter
12 oz pack of mini Reeses
11 oz pack of caramels
2 tsp baking powder
2 cups brown sugar
2 1/3 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla ( I used vanilla almond milk)


1. Preaheat oven to 350.
2. Combine melted butter and brown sugar in a mixer. Mix until creamy.
3. Add vanilla. Beat in eggs one at a time. Mix in peanut butter. 
4. In separate bowl, whisk baking powder, flour and salt. Add little by little into wet mixture. 
5. Stir in chocolate chips 
6. Grease 9x13 dish- Spread half of mix into the dish. 
7. Melt caramels in microwave safe bowl with milk of choice. Stir every so often. 
8. Spread melted caramel on top mixture in dish. Add remaining mixture on top caramel. (Easiest to drop with fingers, then lightly spread.) Finish with chopped Reese cups.
9. Bake for 30-35 minutes. (35 for crispy edges)
10. ENJOY! 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Comfy & Casual

This maxi skirt from Brandy Melville is one of my favorites! It's soo soft  and comfortable to wear! It feels like I'm wearing a sheet , but even more comfortable than that! The slit up the side shows off your tan..especially when wearing white on top that! This outfit is perfect for any warm day when you want to look classy, and cute, but be very comfortable! The skirt is lightweight too! You can even dress it up with some pearls like I did or put a cardigan over top for cooler days!

Tank top: Hollister   Maxi skirt: Brandy Melville   Flip Flops: American Eagle   Cardigan: Hollister

Friday, February 14, 2014

Classy...and sassy

I love wearing classy pieces. No matter how you style them, or where you wear them, you'll always look good! That's the thing about basics, you can never go wrong. Of course you want your outfit to be memorable though... Adding a patterned piece or some embellishment will make it even more special. 

Don't forget the red lipstick & pearls! My staples! 

Coat: Worthington- Jcpenneys        Tshirt: MNG- Jcpenneys     Skirt: American Eagle 
             Tights: Target         Cardigan: Target        Purse: Jcpenneys

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Unexpected Opportunities

    Being a very determined and motivated person is great! Although when things don't work out the way I want them to...I get discouraged. Being young and feeling "stuck" or "lost" in the world surrounded by people who seem to have the "perfect, desirable" life is not fun. Especially when you live in a small town like I do. I always struggle finding ways to do the things I love. It really brings me down, but I just have to remember that God has his way of making everything fall into place at just the right time!
     For years everyone has said I should model. Of course I would love to model! Wearing top brands, shopping in high fashion boutiques, traveling the world, trying new foods, experiencing different cultures, meeting new people, capturing the hidden side of you in the camera lens...the list goes on.. it's everything I love!
    I recently sent my pictures into a modeling contest for Seventeen magazine to win a photoshoot & shopping spree in NYC. If you know me, you know that New York City is MY city.  Haha.. even though I've never been there, I guarantee I would love it! Surprisingly enough, I got a call from the modeling agency hosting the contest. WHAT?! Yes...for soooo many years I've been dreaming of getting the opportunity to do what I love! I never would have guessed that someone would have called, wanting me to come into their office! But they did! I'm not saying I don't have faith in myself, but I wasn't expecting it. I'm so excited to go their office in the spring for an interview... I can see myself now.. living the life I've always wanted!
    I'm one of those people that read inspirational quotes and interviews of successful people who have said "I started off just like you..."  You don't think anything good ever happens to you.. just'll have your time. Trust in yourself, trust in God, and everything will fall into place. I know it's not easy! Just remember to enjoy the ride, because once you get to the destination you'll wonder where time went.  Never give up!!!

                    Shirt: Victoria's Secret      Jacket: Xersion- Jcpenneys      Scarf: Target

Monday, February 10, 2014

A New Journey

I have loved fashion for as long as I can remember. As I grew, my love for fashion as grew also! I always look at pictures on pinterest or instragram of the way people present themselves to the world! I realized that most of these pictures I admire are from fashion bloggers! I don't know why I didn't realize this sooner. So here I am, starting a blog. Not only about fashion & style, but about photography, travel, food, and maybe even health. Whatever I decide to talk about.
It's always been hard finding people that are similar to me.. I want to connect with people who share the same interests as me and makes friends! I'm hoping this will become something bigger, but for right not I'm just rolling with the waves. ;)