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Monday, May 2, 2016

Spring NOTD - Julie G in Romeo ❤



Hey all!  It's been awhile since I posted, because I have horrible time management skills.  I have been super inspired lately by all of the bright, awesome colours that come around this time of year.  Here is a NOTD featuring the only Julie G polish I have in my collection.  This one I received in my Lip Monthly bag in September 2014.  I have to say, I was kind of disappointed with this polish.  It took about three coats to get this level of opacity, which is pretty meh.  The colour is gorgeous though!  I did an accent nail using Maybelline Color Show in the shade Gilded Rose.

If you wondering what that mark is on my finger... I cut myself trying to open a cupcake box. Worth it.



What are some of your fave Spring shades?


Saturday, February 6, 2016

Strawberry Oat Bars ❤ Recipe



Happy February, all!  Today I have for you a delicious, Valentine-themed treat.  This is a recipe that my mom has made for us since I was little.  It is sooooo delicious.  I think the strawberry jam makes it very festive for Valentine's Day.  If you're not into strawberries, you can substitute any jam you like.  We are going to make this again soon, but with apricot jam, drool.

Ingredients:

1 cup White Flour
1 Cup Rolled Oats
1/2 Cup packed Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Margarine
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1/8 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
3/4 Cup Strawberry Jam

Directions:

Mix all of the ingredients together (except the jam), cut the margarine in until it makes pea sized crumbs.  Press two cups of the mixture into the bottom of a greased 8 in. by 8 in. pan.  Spread the jam evenly across the bottom, staying 1/4 inches from the edge.  Sprinkle the remaining crumbs on the top, press gently into the jam.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  Let cool before you cut!



This is a very easy, and tasty dessert that would suit any occasion!  I would like to note that I typed almost this entire post with a cat sitting in front of my monitor, so there's that.

Cheers!