On the Menu: Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

On the Menu: Peanut Butter Cookie Bars This recipe is so quick and easy since it uses boxed cake mix. Not only is it a breeze to whip up, but it smells fantastic in the oven and tastes even better than it smells.

1 Box White Cake Mix
3.4oz Box Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix
1/4 cup Water
3/4 cup Oil
2 Eggs
Bag of Reese's PB Chips


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9X13 pan with nonstick spray.
2. Combine the cake mix, pudding mix, water, oil, and eggs. Once all of these ingredients are mixed together add in the peanut butter chips.
3. Bake for 20-30 minutes or under the edges are brown. Cool on a wire rack. Once completely cool you can cut and store in an air tight container. Or you can be like me and have to cut a few pieces while it is still hot to eat and enjoy. I love cookies straight from the oven.


Happy Weekend!

cookbook and apron

Happy Weekend! This has been a long week. I feel like I say that every week. The first half of the week just flies by, but then it seems to take Friday forever to come. I feel like work has been going really well for me. I enjoy what I do and love teaching math to my students, sometimes it just seems like I have so much to do and so little time to do. For the past two days my eye has been twitching because I have been worrying about helping my students. Sometimes it can be frustrating, but things are looking better now. How has work been for you this week?
Do you have any weekend plans? There is a local festival here this weekend. Weather permitting, I would like to stop by, look around at the hand made crafts, and get a funnel cake. It's suppose to rain, so hopefully it slacks off enough for us to be able to go by. This is also a long weekend, since I don't have to work on Monday, so I am hoping to do a little relax, a little cleaning, and a little baking. Above is my new apron and a new cookbook! This weekend would be a good time to give them a try.

Friday Favorites

chic black fashion

friday favorites
Oversized Round Sunglasses / Pearl Bangle / Earrings (chic and edgy) / Sweater / Infinity Scarf (only $7!) / Transport Tote / Smoking Slippers (comfy!) / Vanity Fair 100 Years

Let's hear it for three day weekends! I am so excited for an extra day before heading back to work next week. This weekend I have several new recipes I plan to try out and I also want to finally dive into my book club's first book. Speaking of books this coffee table book is a new favorite to my little mini collection. Above are a few more of my current favorites that I think would be perfect for the approaching fall including a great tote for running around town and a cozy sweater.


On A Pin: Brooches

On A Pin: Brooches
Beetle Pin Brooch / Dragonfly Brooch (small and dainty) / Paola Brooch / Padma Brooch / Star Cluster Brooch / Crystal Brooch (oversized and sparkly) / Feathered Brooch / Crystal Feather Brooch

The last few days we have been taking depositions at my office and one of the attorneys from the other law firm has shown up each day wearing fascinating brooches. My interest was immediately peaked on Monday when I spotted her wearing a large incredibly sparkly brooch, similar to this one. Yesterday she was wearing an adorable honey bee brooch. I was unable to find a similar one online but this little beetle pin is just as pretty. Do you ever sport a brooch? I am thinking about picking up a few to pin on my cardigans and blazers this fall.