Happy Monday, all! Welcome to a new week, and today a new post on kimonos, cookies and comfort shoes!
I hope everyone had a cozy weekend. Ours was active and I will share more about that later in the week.
I am posing upon the brick trim of our home, because Leigh Ann liked the images of the trees in the window.
We are similar in that regard that we like to notice shadows and refllections.
Most of you know I love the creative, artistic messages of kimonos and wear them often in warmer weather.
I liked the different colors (warm gold, off white, and purple) in this Sunita Jacket, and the prices was right at $39. There are still a few left.
My cost per wear on these leggings is so, so low. I have worn and washed them over and over again for years and they still look new. Great leggings!
This is a causal look I will be sporting often around home and running errands. It speaks my Foundational Five.
Last week, I posted this picture of cookies I made for our family football party, and have been asked for the recipe.
Gigi’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
You will need:
2 sticks of butter (I cup) softened
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
1 cup of solidly packed light brown sugar
¾ cup of sugar
1 12 oz package and 1 6 oz package of mini-milk chocolate chips
1 ½ cups of old-fashioned rolled oats
2 cups of all- purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
½ teaspoon of salt
- The first thing I do is set out the butter to soften and then I come back in about an hour.
- Next, I place in a small bowl the flour, baking soda, and salt and whisk together. Some like to add cinnamon, but I do not do that with this recipe.
- I cream together the butter, brown sugar and sugar.
- Add the eggs and vanilla, and cream until well mixed
- Then I gradually add the dry ingredients mixing well after each addition.
- I use the mixer to stir in the oatmeal and then the chocolate chips.
- For me, I think the cookies are much better if you put them in the refrigerator or freezer overnight and cook the next day. I put these in the refrigerator.
- I spoon them onto a cookie sheet with parchment paper and cook at 375 for about 10 minutes. We like ours soft and chewy so I watch them closely.
Let me know if there are any questions, class!!
I recently discovered a new comfort shoe brand that I wanted to share with you…they offer stylish and comfortable options.
In fact, this Comfortiva Perlace Sneaker in light taupe just may be my new favorite shoe! I predict you will see it often here.
I really like the comfort in the heel of this shoe and it looks great with casual styles….also, it is on sale at Nordstrom.
Good for walking the mall!
At the same time I purchased the first pair, I also picked up the Comfortiva Talen Leather Sneakers in Mimosa.
This color goes perfectly with all of my new autumn colored clothing, but (full disclosure) while it is comfortable, it is not as comfortable as the first pair I showed to you.
I will wear them out, but probably not someplace where there will be a great amount of walking involved.
Here are a few more selections form the Comfortiva brand: (Note: I put the navy blue first because a couple of you had asked for navy blue shoes)
Are you familiar with this brand? It was new to me, but I will be watching it.
THIS WEEK: LOOK FOR YOUR BEST
What is the first thing you do when you look in the mirror?
Well, like so many women, you probably frown at your age spots, or spy a new wrinkle, or lament over thinning eyebrows.
Try smiling first thing! Before you think anything, give yourself a big smile every morning this week.
Then let me know if it made a difference in how you faced the day and in your attitude toward YOU.
Thanks for sharing your Monday with me…of course, leave any comments or questions about the content today. It was fun to discuss kimonos, cookies and comfort shoes.
Now, as always………
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By Pamela Lutrell