Cooking Cookies with the Kiddo

Cooking Cookies_11 Cooking Cookies_4 Cooking Cookies_1 Cooking Cookies_3 Cooking Cookies_5 Cooking Cookies_6 Cooking Cookies_7 Cooking Cookies_10 Cooking Cookies_8 Cooking Cookies_14 Cooking Cookies_13 Cooking Cookies_12 Cooking Cookies_9 Earrings: vintage | Sweater: J. Crew, old color, similar | Necklace: came in a Stitch Fix box | Jeans: Mother, old, love this and this | Nail polish: Essie Forever Yummy (#488) Cooking cookies with a toddler is a special kind of adventure full of fun, excitement, and a few messes. My little man's favorite part of cooking cookies? Whirling the ingredients. In case you aren't sure what this means, whirling = stirring in his dialect. Somehow we managed to whirl and bake the cookies, clean the kitchen, and eat a couple of the yummy treats without spilling on our clothes - though the risk was totally worth it! This particular recipe is a family favorite - banana, oatmeal, chocolate chip - and have never let me down. I added extra banana this time so the cooking time was a bit longer than usual. All in all, they were the perfect treat for a long weekend.

Tasting Fall in Wine Country

L'Aventure Tasting_4 L'Aventure Tasting_1 L'Aventure Tasting_2 L'Aventure Tasting_3 L'Aventure Tasting_5 L'Aventure Tasting_6 We got our first taste of fall recently. I thought I wasn't ready to let go of long summer days, but now I find myself craving all things fall. I want to go apple picking, carve pumpkins, wrap myself in plaid throws, and sip apple cider in front of a fire. The white blazer is a staple in my wardrobe. No matter how sloppy I feel, I know I can throw it on with jeans and a pair of heels and my day will instantly become brighter. I don't buy into the whole no white after Labor Day rule, so you can be sure to see this many more times as summer fades and fall really gets underway. Jacket: J. Crew, white color n/a| Jeans: Madewell | Sunglasses: Michael Kors, old, similar | Watch: Michael Kors | Ring: Lucky Brand, old | Boots: Joie | Bag: Kate Spade, color n/a

Trouser Leg | Loose Top

Well to the first installment of the Trouser Leg Series! What: J Brand Trouser Pant, J. Crew shirt, Kate Spade pumps, Michael Kors sunnies, Ted Baker bag, misc. jewelry Wear Where: This is one of those universal outfits that can be worn in most offices (granted some only on “casual Friday”) and at after-work happy hours. With a quick shoe change (heeled sandals like these or wedges like these) it becomes fantastic for brunch....

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