May 15, 2021

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

Today was National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. Were you aware that  THIS was today,because truth be told-.I had no idea that the Chocolate Chip Cookie  had it’s own holiday.

Just about everyone has their own “go to”  chocolate chip cookie recipe BUT let’s face it we’re always one the lookout for the absolute BEST  version .

Years ago I came across a recipe in my local newspaper  ( The St. Louis Post Dispatch) posted in the FOOD section and provided by a reader in the area.  Pre Google and Pinterest, I clipped this little ditty out of the paper and have had it in my recipe box (Yes..I STILL have a recipe box-no judging) since then.  I am here to tell you that this little baby is THE ABSOLUTE BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE RECIPE EVER! There-I said it and now I’ll post it, so you too can give it and go and let me know if you feel the same after baking a batch or two or ten. I’ve given this recipe to many a friend and they all stand by it today. I hope you enjoy and have a fabulous National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. If it’s to late to bake today ,remember there’s always tomorrow because let’s face it -every day  is a good day to have a homemade cookie.

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup salted butter, slightly melted
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (don’t ask why-just put it in-promise this is a winner)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • Coarse sea salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl mix together the flour, baking soda and the salt: Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl beat together the butter, sugars, vanilla extract and the vinegar until smooth. Beat in the egg just until combined.
  4. Mix the flour mixture into the wet mixture just until combined. Stir in the chips.
  5. Using a large cookie scoop (about 2 rounded tablespoons) drop about 3 inches apart onto cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, they will look light brown around the edges and will look underdone in the center. Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle each cookie with a little sea salt. Allow to sit on the sheet for 10 minutes before moving to a rack to cool.

 

Repost Go To Glamour Girl August 4, 2020
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May 13, 2021

The WONDERFUL White Blouse

Posted By: Terri
Category: Wardrobe basics

If you want to add a style staple to your wardrobe and have a one stop item to wear this Summer please consider the simple (or not so simple) white blouse. I know this is not earth shattering news that the white blouse is a wardrobe “must have” BUT I am here to say that a beautiful fitting white blouse can add miles of style to your summer wardrobe.  Here are a few beautiful white blouses to give you some inspiration and  three selections at the bottom that you can purchase ASAP with 5 star customer reviews.

Affordable Options

*click on image and go directly to site

Floral Pattern Embroidery top from Chicme.com $21.99 (5 star reviews)

Chicme.com Crochet Lace Bell Sleeve Blouse ($22.99) 5 Star reviews

Crochet Eyelet Button Down Chicwish $54.90) ( 5 star-this one is gorgeous)

Shop My Look.com White button blouse $44.62) Sale $28.79

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May 10, 2021

“Sun”sational Straw Bags on ETSY

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

Summer is almost here and if per chance you’re in the mood to pick up a sweet straw handbag or tote that won’t break the bank, I have the perfect place to peruse… ETSY.  Straw handbags are always a Summer trend and you can find some pretty fashionable finds for under $50.00 on ETSY. All handbags featured  below are under $50.00,Bestsellers on the site, and In Stock.

*Just click on the image and go directly to the store site.  Enjoy!

Rattan Straw Messenger @ NomadNextdoor on ETSY  $59.00

LuminosaLK@Etsy Woven Rattan $36.86

SummerbreezeGB on ETSY Woven Rattan handbags $36.85 each

Butterfly Rattan Bag BaliPleasure @ ETSY $39.09 (was $45.99)

Rattan Woven Boho EnjoyLifeCraft@ETSY $48.86 (was $69.80)

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May 10, 2021

Monday Mantra

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

In honor of Mother’s Day and a gentle reminder to ALWAYS cheer each other on!!!

Always Remember…You’re only competition is YOU.

Go & Do!

Image courtesy of Good Housekeeping.

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May 9, 2021

Happy Mother’s Day

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

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May 6, 2021

Dining Room-Decor & More

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

A formal dining room is a treasure to behold. If you’re lucky enough to have a floor plan in your home to accommodate this space I’ve listed  a few essentials to make your dining area divine.

Image courtesy of Chris&Julia.com

John-Richard Collection @Horchow

  1. The perfect table: Your dining room table can be any style and shape- just make sure it gives you options.. and by options I mean  that the table comes with extensions often known as leaves so you have the ability  to add additional seating for holiday meals or large dinner parties.

Image courtesy of Fabandluxe.tumblr

2. Comfortable Seating is KEY! Let’s just say it…when you sit down at the dinner table you’re going to be there for awhile. If it’s a great dinner party you’re going to be sitting even longer- so the last thing you want for your family or friends is to be is ” uncomfortable.” Chairs are key to comfort and if their upholstered -all the better. No matter what your design preference make sure it is coupled with comfort.

Image courtesy of Desiretoinspire.net

Image courtesy of Alir McGowan Instagram

3. Lighting: It’s all about lighting in a dining room and no matter what fixture you choose to make this room complete, it’s best to install a dimmer switch (usually a knob that is easily installed to make  the room lighting – brighter or darker),giving you a wonderful option for creating a mood for whatever event your hosting. Personally, I’m an advocate of a lighting STATEMENT PIECE when it comes to dining room lighting  (read into that chandeliers),however there ae oodles of options for you to choose from and whatever makes your room glow is something only you will know.

4. Space your seating  

Image courtesy: Aesthetically-thinking.blogspot.com

5. Finally…a few design tips when it comes to what to put on your walls.

Design Tip: Wallpapering one wall gives you a focal point as does one great piece of Art. 

                                     Image Courtesy of degournay.com *Hand Painted wall treatment

Wonderful wallpaper

Image courtesy of Eye for design blogspot.com

Design Tip: An amazing view is the best backdrop and focal point of all. 

Room with a view!

 Design Tip: Mirrors make a room appear larger.

Image courtesy of Styletheories.com

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May 4, 2021

Shoe Spotlight….Marvelous Marc Fisher

Posted By: Terri
Category: Uncategorized

Can you ever have too many shoes? The immediate response is a resounding  Nooooo!

When we stop to break it down by shoe category we will admit that there are all sorts of shoes that enter the confines of our closet.

Some are there “just for show” aka the pairs your wear  when you KNOW you’re going to be sitting and not standing or walking any great distance because although pretty …they are uncomfortable with a capital U!!!(as in Ugh)

Then there are the standard staples-the pairs you wear on rotation. They are comfortable and are your “go to selections” that you pull out and wear with anything and everything.

Last but not least there are THE SHOES that you just look at because they shouldn’t really be walking the streets. These are the pairs that are soooo beautiful -it would be best if  you kept them  under glass or perhaps on display in your very own shoe museum.   (I know you know what I’m talking about)!…more than likely you have a pair or two (or three)  that fit this description).

But back to shoes that you can actually wear because they are stylish, and comfortable and (wait for it-affordable). Yes it is the trifecta of shoe love and I have found this to be true in all and I do mean all of the Marc Fisher shoes that I own.

I am a huge fan of Marc Fisher footwear and I have a feeling you will be too!

Click on any image to go directly to their website or copy and paste:

https://marcfisherfootwear.com/

P.S. *Free shipping and free returns on all items

P.S.S. Make sure you check out the Sale selections as well! Great prices on fabulous fashion abound on the site .

 

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May 3, 2021

Monday-The Three C’s in Life

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

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Apr 30, 2021

Friday Florals

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Floral Dress (Etsy Shoppe) *Click on Image for details.

Although florals for Spring and Summer  are not exactly a revolutionary thought or fashion choice, I do believe that a fabulous floral  is a much needed style selection after the long Winter months. 

Hemant and Nandita
$371.00@Shopbopcom

Significant Other Lavita Dress
$258.00@Shopbop.com

LIKELY Taylor Dress $268.00 @Shopbop.com

L*Space Talia Dress $150.00 @ Shopbop.com

 

“Fresh Florals”

Dress by Silvia Tcherassi

Marchesa Resort

 

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Apr 29, 2021

Are you Pedi Ready?

Posted By: Terri
Category: Beauty

My lovely and perfectly put together friend Mary, called today and inquired about what shade of nail color is going to be stylish for Spring/ Summer? Don‘t you just love a friend that asks you a fashion question? In our group Mary, is “the smart one” hence she  always asks the perfect questions. That being said, although I am not an authority on all things  to do with nail polish and pedicures,  I do have a penchant for keeping up on all the latest style news. Here is my 411 on pedicures and nail colors for the upcoming warmer months: I’ve linked color to website when available otherwise you can find most brands in a bevy of department, beauty and drug stores.

*Style Tip: My Style Solution  when it comes to pedicures and color choice: If you’re toes are NOT your favorite feature then choose a neutral and/ or lighter shade. Think soft white/toned down tan or a pale pink, blue or violet.

If you have pretty feet than by all means go as bright or bold as you like. Bight Pink, red, coral, blue or even polish with some sparkle.

Biggest trend for the Spring Summer Season WHITE!

 

White-is going to be BIG this Spring and Summer.  White is so right and gives you a clean slate to pair with just about anything you wear. Here are two that I highly recommend:

Nailsinc.com $10.00

White @KBSHimmer  $10.00

Light Pink

OPI Movie Buff (pale Pink)$11.00

Wet n Wild (Nude) $4.00

 

Salle Hansen Miracle el (Muted Seafoam) $7.00

Chanel (Melody)  $28.00

Sally Hanson Extreme Wear  in Iris Illusion $3.00

Pear Nova Night Fades Morning Haze $13.50 Click on Image

Mischo Beauty (Diana) $17.00 @ Macy’s Click on Image

Zoya -Ella Creamy Coral $10.00 Click on Image

 

 

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