February Favorites

By now I’m sure you all know by know that I’m addicted to online shopping, so I’ve decided to start doing a monthly round up of some of my favorite items, complete with links.

Chunky Monkey Banana Bread

When my bananas went mushy, I wanted to do something other than the banana bread or banana chip muffins that I usually make. If you saw my Butterbeer Birthday Cake post, then you probably know that I recently learned how to make salted caramel sauce, and since then, I’ve been putting it on E V E R Y T H I N G, including this bread. For good measure, I also threw in some chopped walnuts.

7 Amazon Boots Under $35

I get a lot of compliments on my shoes, and no one can ever believe that I get most of them on Amazon! Not all of my Amazon shoe purchases have been winners, but I’ve rounded up my favorite Amazon boots under $35 (complete with links).

Butterbeer Birthday Cake

I turned 32 last week, and I decided to throw a party. The theme was Brunch and Boardgames, but in reality, this party was just a cover for my cooking and baking addiction. The piece de resistance was my butterbeer cake. For those of you who aren’t in the know (but honestly, if you clicked on a Butterbeer Cake recipe, you already know), butterbeer is a sticky sweet brewed concoction from Harry Potter.

Valentine’s Pieces for Under $35 (That You Will Want To Wear Year-Round)

I typically don’t buy a ton of holiday-specific clothing because I like being able to rewear and restyle my clothes year-round. One of the reasons I love the clothes in today’s post is because these pieces are budget friendly, perfect for Valentine’s Day, and have tons of year-round potential.

Wild Blueberry Lemon Bars

Cozy winter desserts are wonderful, but sometimes (in the dead of winter) you start to miss the bright flavors and colors of warmer months. My Wild Blueberry Lemon Bars are certainly bright. They’re citrusy, they’ve got the sweetness of wild blueberries, and they’re neon pink! Whether you’re looking to brighten these dark winter days or summon an early spring, this is the dessert for you.

Shower Products for Sensitive Skin

I’ve always had super finicky skin, so I have to be mindful of the products I use. Luckily for sensitive skin sufferers like me, I had a realization in the shower (as one does) a few mornings ago: I finally have a really great set of products that work with my sensitive skin! And what’s even better is that all items are available at Target and/or Amazon, which means they are affordable! The most expensive product on this list is only $12!

2019: Intentions For The New Year

I’m not a big subscriber to the whole “New Year, new me!” thing. I prefer to set intentions based on reflection – I take stock of my achievements and pitfalls of the previous year, and determine how I can continue the lifelong process of self-development, discovery, and improvement.

Cranberry Bliss Cookies

When I think about Starbucks during the winter, I don’t think about the red cups, Eggnog Lattes, or Peppermint Mochas. Instead, thoughts of Cranberry Bliss Bars begin dancing through my head. The only bad thing about Starbucks’ Cranberry Bliss Bars is that they’re seasonal, which means when the proverbial snow melts, these sweet treats also disappear. This winter I set out to fix that.