My Favorite Things // September 2014

Hey Friends and Family!

Here are all the things I’ve loved this month:

Bath and Body Works Candle: Eucalyptus Spearmint

I am so obsessed with this candle, I’ve almost burnt the whole thing! I got it when I was stressing out a lot and it’s surprisingly relaxing. It smells like a fancy hair salon but the best benefit is that it helps neutralize the smell of sharing a bathroom with Andrew.


I’ve actually had these shoes for a few months now, but I wanted to break them in before I decided whether or not I like them. Well, the verdict is in: I am in love! They are insanely comfortable, they mold to my feet, and I think they’ll be great to have in South Africa since I can walk in them for hours without discomfort. The style I got is called Mayari and they were $89.95 (I got the faux-leather kind – the real leather would be around $120).


I’ve always loved knitting but recently I’ve been on a huge knitting kick. Since I buy yarn all the time with the intention of making a new scarf, I’ve built up quite the yarn collection. I want to use it all before I leave for South Africa so it doesn’t go to waste, which means I am knitting A LOT.

Starbucks Venti Iced Green Tea

Whenever I go to Starbucks, I usually get an iced latte of some sort, but I am trying to save money and lattes are black holes for money, so for the past couple of weeks iced tea has been my go-to Starbucks drink (and yes, those cost money too, but it’s a step in the right direction haha). And in the Naples humidity, it’s a must.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are my mom’s specialty, but I decided to put my own spin on them and add oatmeal (not like it’s never been done before…) and it’s delicious! I love the added texture and the oatmeal makes them seem just a tad bit healthier so I don’t feel as guilty going for a second (or third) cookie.

Here’s the recipe I use:
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 1/2 cups Gold Medalâ„¢ all-purpose or unbleached flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz)
Mix ingredients and bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.

How to Get Away with Murder

First of all, Dean Thomas has graduated from Hogwarts and started as a law student in America. On top of all that, Dean has adopted an American accent and new identity to keep all his fans at bay (obviously). That’s enough of a reason to watch even without the intriguing plot, great script, and amazing Viola Davis. I’ve only seen the pilot but I’m on the fast track to addiction.

P.S. I would like to wish the happiest of birthdays to Kristen Shaw, my best friend from Clayton High School. I hope you have an amazing day and I can’t wait to see you and celebrate in person!! <3


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