Currently Loving

by Koko on October 29, 2014 · 0 comments

in Clothes/Shoes/Bags, Fashion, Shopping

everlane

Let’s talk about Everlane. They are my one stop shop for extremely well made, well fitted basics. They do simple right. From the V-neck tee (my everyday go to) to their silk blouses (wonderful for work), everything is beautifully constructed and made to last. Every season I find numerous items that could seamlessly fit into my closet and match everything else I own. Their basic tanks and tees are a wonderful staple items and their silk blouses are rich in quality and style. Oh, and did I mention their price point is right on?

Black Wallet: $115

White V-Neck (my everyday shirt): $15

Black Silk Blouse (best work shirt): $85

Gray Tank (order a size down): $20

Green Tote (the perfect everyday tote & a great investment): $385

Black Sandals (weekend shoes): $118

 

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No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

by Koko on October 27, 2014 · 0 comments

in Baking, Recipe

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So not having an oven has been interesting, especially when we have last minute company! We’ve been all about the grill (no oven needed), but when it comes to dessert, what is a girl to do? Oh just make a no bake pie!

No bake pies are a cinch, especially if you use pre-made pie crusts (with no oven, this was a must)! I usually go for oreo, but alas the store was out of them, so regular graham cracker it was! I like to spruce my pies up by adding crushed candy bars both inside and on top of the pie. I’ve done chopped up Reese’s and most recently Butterfinger. Both are great choices. Hello indulgence!

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

Makes 1 Pie (serves 6-8)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 Package Cream Cheese (reduced fat is fine)
  • 1 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Package 8-ounce Cool Whip, thawed
  • 4 full sized Butterfinger candy bars, crushed into small pieces (any candy will do)
  • 1 9-inch pre-baked pie crust (Oreo is preferred)

Directions:

  1. Using either a stand or hand mixer, cream together cream cheese and peanut butter until light and fluffy, approximately 3minutes. Add sugar and beat until smooth. Using a large spatula, fold in whipped topping and 3/4 of the crushed candy bar pieces.
  2. Spoon mixture into crust and the rest of the candy pieces on top. Refrigerate for 4 hours or if you are in a rush, put it in the freezer for 2.
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Pinned This Week

by Koko on October 24, 2014 · 0 comments

in Baking, Cooking, Recipe, Uncategorized

In my ongoing quest to try new recipes and find interesting eats, I am bringing you some delicious bites found around the web (through all of my blog reading!).

Appetizers:

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Soup: What an easy and delicious starter by one of my all-time favorite bloggers, Joy the Baker.

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Smoked Paprika and Garlic Shrimp SkewersI’m always a fan of shrimp and these skewers look delicious to serve with rice or on their own.

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Crusty Pan Bread: This is a new technique for baking bread that I have yet to try. I love the ease of it and am going to attempt it this week.

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Lunches & Dinners:

Caprese Chicken: This looks simple and very satisfying!

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Spicy Apple Cheddar Grilled Cheese: What a  great fall take on a classic grilled cheese.

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Desserts:

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Frosted Blondes: The perfect dessert to bring to a Halloween party! And not just your usual pumpkin bars!

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Salted Caramel Apple Cake: This decadent beauty looks like it would be a real crowd pleaser!

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Pumpkin Streusel Bars: Another fun fall dessert perfect for entertaining!

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Yesterday I shared my excitement for the Derby-like event called Steeplechase coming to Columbus on November 1st and today I wanted to continue with some fun outfits.

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Dress: Tracy Negoshian c/o Wynnifried Style Studio $138

Fur Vest: Tart c/o Wynnifried Style Studio $180

Booties: Dolce Vita $100

Hat: Wynnifried Style Studio $48

Purse: Jessica Simpson Collection (similar)

Why it works: Ok, so I am officially in love with this fur vest. At the start, the dress was sort of “ok, but not great,” but once we paired it with this great vest, fun booties and hat it became a “wow.” I love the booties with the dress- again, a great choice for standing on grass all day!

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Dress: Olive & Oak c/o Wynnifried Style Studio $58

Blazer: H&M $35

Necklace: Wynnifried Style Studio $30

Booties: Dolce Vita $100

Clutch: J. Crew (similar) $19

Bracelets: Wynnifried Style Studio $30 each

Why this works: This is SO up my alley fashion wise. I am a huge blazer advocate. Who doesn’t look better with a blazer on? This simple gray dress pairs perfectly with a big fun necklace and simple blazer. And those booties again?! I know- but they are too comfortable not to wear!

 

More about Steeplechase: The Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens, known as the “event of the season” and always falling on the first Saturday in November, brings family and friends together to watch thoroughbred horses race over timber and brush hurdles.

Tailgating together, either in tents, box seats or the infield, guests select their favorite horse in each of the five sanctioned races and cheer them to the finish; they entertain their children with Stick Pony races, pony rides, Jack Russell Terrier races, rock climbing wall and in the Kids Corral. There are bagpipers and blacksmiths, as well as the parade of the Midland Foxhounds, the Southern Views Hat Contest, the Sunny 100 Tailgate Competition and the Ledger-Enquirer Terrace Box Competition.

Many thanks to the wonderful and super hip Wynnifried Style Studio for letting me come in and pick out my favorite looks!

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