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Gift Guide: Working Girl


Up next in my series of gift guides is my personal favorite (see gift guide #1 here). I’m pretty much obsessed with office supplies. I’m currently working on updating my office and making it a place where I can be inspired. And you clearly see my color preference here. If you know someone who loves creating a pretty workspace, then here are some gift ideas for you. Or if that person is you, then send this list along to your parents, spouse or anyone else needing some gift ideas for you! In an ideal world, I’d snap my fingers and this entire list would appear magically beside me! (Can you even handle that mouse pad?!)Gift Guide: The Working Girl

headphones $200.00 // pens $14.95 //  tape dispenser $24.95 // water bottle $42.00

 card holder $30.00 // book $9.60 // candle $26.00 // print $10.00

pencil holder $14.95 //mouse pad $19.00 //phone case $40.00 // notebooks $16.80

calendar $26.95 // planner $40.00 // mug $25.00



Plaid + Chambray


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Hey guys! Have you gone grocery shopping yet?? I have so much to do today…fingers crossed it can all happen! I hope you all have a wondering holiday weekend. I wanted to show you an outfit that was inspired by the fall…obviously! I love these new booties I got from Windsor, they literally go with any outfit. I also was inspired to try layering up my shirts. PS. This outfit was way too warm for these southern California days. It is supposed to be 85 today. Really?? I am so missing the Seattle mist right now! But I do love how this look turned out. I hope you guys love it too!


chambray top: loft

plaid top: c/o windsor

pants: loft

shoes: c/o windsor

sunnies: anthropologie

jacket: c/o windsor (similar)

bracelets: haute betts, windsor, forever 21

(wearing my bellami extensions in dirty blonde – use code kendra for a discount!)


 


Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars


Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Another pinterest recipe! I am actually using my pins, which makes me excited. I’m currently looking for some great Thanksgiving recipes for next week. If you have some favorites let me know in the comments. So a little background on this dessert. I first made in on Halloween and it didn’t turn out as great because I used way too much condensed milk on the top. It tasted fine, but it didn’t look too appealing. The next time around they were perfect. I could have cooked them a little less for more of an ooey gooey texture, but the peanut butter cups keep them super soft in the middle. If you are a fan of chocolate and peanut butter these are a must! (fyi: make sure to freeze your peanut butter cups) Below I have the recipe listed from Bru Crew Life.


 

Ingredients

1 box chocolate cake mix

1 egg

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

16 regular sized peanut butter cups, frozen and unwrapped

1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk (just enough to drizzle on top)

1/2 cup Reese’s Pieces


Instructions

-Combine the cake mix, egg, butter, and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Beat until a soft dough forms. Press half the dough into an 8x8x2 baking dish that has been sprayed with non stick spray.

-Arrange the frozen peanut butter cups over the top of the dough. You may need to trim the edges of a few. Press the rest of the dough over the tops of the peanut butter cups evenly.

-Drizzle the sweetened condensed milk over the top of the dough. Sprinkle with the Reese’s Pieces. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. They will look very gooey and undone. Let the bars cool completely before cutting into 16 squares. Store in a sealed container on the counter.


Notes

*The recipe says use an 8x8x2 pan…that means make sure the sides of your pan are 2 inches high, so the mixture does not bubble over!!!!

*Make sure you freeze your peanut butter cups at least a few hours before you start to make these bars.

*Make sure you also let these bars set completely before cutting into them. They will appear very gooey and undone, but do not worry. They will set up.

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars


What to Wear: Thanksgiving Dinner


Great food, sparkly drinks and lovely company, what is not to love about Thanksgiving? Another great thing about this holiday, is the chance to throw on a cute outfit. I like to be very comfortable for all holidays, especially when lots of eating is going on! For this look, I paired a cream knit with purple corduroys. The fit of both these pieces is easy, yet the fabrics give some interest. Next, I added a structured camel colored bag to add warmth and a printed infinity scarf to dress things up. For a bit of sparkle, I chose metallic flats, drop earrings and a simple gold bracelet. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving this year and don’t forget what this holiday is all about!

whattowear

Urban Outfitters Cable Knit Sweater

Bauble Bar Gem Firebird Drop Earrings

Urban Outfitters Eternity Scarf

Bauble Bar Initial Charm Bracelet

Ivanka Trump Carson Flats

Urban Outfitters Satchel Bag

J. Crew Toothpick Cord