Saturday, June 30, 2012

Come On Petunia

Went out to see my dad's band play at a bbq. It was a lot of fun and the fireworks were spectacular, as well.

Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

(Sorry for the poor-quality photos; I was using my iPod.) Since I'm at my parent's house this weekend, I figured I would take up the opportunity of using their fully-stocked kitchen to do some vegan baking! I think the cookies taste wonderful, although the texture is really odd (as is usually the case when using applesauce as a binding agent). My dad didn't like them, but hey, more for me!
Here's is the recipe I used to make these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies:

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup instant oatmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • Preheat oven to 325 F.
  • In a large bowl, combine brown sugar, white sugar, apple sauce, and vanilla extract. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt, and oatmeal. Slowly add water to reach a thick, sticky consistency. Add in chocolate chips.
  • Roll into balls using a tablespoon and bake for around 15 minutes on a cookie sheet.
Makes 15-25 cookies.

Recipe via Strawbirdies

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sunny Up!

With yet another heat wave in the forecast for the weekend, I can think of nothing better than to be sporting a great pair of sunglasses. Most of the sunglasses I own were free (or very, very cheap) and scratched up from carelessly being thrown around in my bag.
I'm thinking that investing in a wonderful new pair of shades (that I'll take care of, of course) is overdue.

Here are some styles I adore:

Sunny Up!
Colorful: (1) Plastic sunglasses, $19, (2) Italia Independent velvet sunglasses, €121, (3) Sunglasses, $12, (4) Plastic sunglasses, $20, (5) Oversized round sunglasses, $15

Bold: (1) J.Crew plastic sunglasses, $88, (2) Illesteva clear shades, $250, (3) Miu miu sunglasses, $390, (4) C√ČLINE polka dot sunglasses, $259, (5) Alexander Wang black shades, $355

Classic: (1) Givenchy aviator shades, $350, (2) Neff polarized sunglasses, $60, (3) Silver aviator sunglasses, $160, (4) Purple shades, (5) Ray-Ban ray ban shades, $150

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sunday Goals

As you can tell from this picture, I'm all dressed up to spend the rest of my night at work.

This leaves me with no fun left to be had for the rest of today (is that even proper grammar? it sounded right in my head), so I've already come up with a list of goals for tomorrow!:
  1. go hiking with G
  2. clean my room
  3. finish reading Into the Wild
  4. pick out a new recipe to try this week
  5. go grocery shopping
  6. paint my nails
  7. start checking out Forbes' "Top 100 Websites for Women" (link here)
  8. maybe even do laundry
  9. work out
  10. catch up on SYTYCD (So You Think You Can's the only television show I watch)
  11. remember that I have to attend the golf tournament on Monday (oh, joy)
I believe that is all. I hope I remembered everything, and I hope I feel motivated enough to do these things. I've been lacking pretty severely in the motivation department lately. Time to change that!

Friday, June 22, 2012


Check out this totally rad collection by Di$count!
I can't get enough of the colors, sparkles, fit, and designs - just magnificent.


These are just a few of my favorites. To check out the full collection click here.

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