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Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Jacob’s M & M Chocolate Chip Cookies 1 cup butter, softened, 1 cup granulated sugar,1 cup brown sugar, 2 large eggs, 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla, 2 ½ cups uncooked quick-cooking oats,2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, ½ teaspoon salt, 1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1 cup M & Ms Beat butter and sugars at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until blended. Pulse oats in a food processor to a fine powder. Combine oats, flour, and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl; gradually add to butter mixture, beating well. Stir in chocolate chunks, grated chocolate bars, and pecans. Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10 to 14 minutes.
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Merry Christmas and Happy Baking!
Saturday, October 3, 2015
But every fall I feel this sinking feeling about clothes. The cheap jeans from last year are either worn out or don't fit right, all my cute summer dresses have to be put away, and any day that requires real clothing means trying things on and getting frustrated. And there is this small problem of having five children with me all the time so going shopping and having lots of time to try on clothes is rare and unusual.
So when I heard about Stitch Fix, I thought "GENIUS," and decided to give it a try.
Here are the facts:
*You go to Stitch Fix and let them know all about you as you sign in.
*You let them know when you would like a personal stylist to pick out five items and send them to you. (Just when you choose, monthly, or every three months--however you want to set it up). You're not locked in to anything; you can change it or cancel it any time.
*When you get your box, you are charged $20. If you decide to keep anything from the box, that $20 goes towards your clothing purchase.
*If you choose to keep all five items, you get a 25% discount.
*If anyone else uses your code to get a Stitch Fix box, $25 goes into your account for later clothes purchases.
As you get more boxes and comment on your clothing, your stylist gets to know you better and theoretically your boxes will become more and more suited to you.
So how did my first box go? It was really great. I asked for basics, so there was nothing really super exciting, but I am very pleased. I ended up keeping the black pants and the dress. The jeans were low-rise and just didn't fit right at the top, and the shirts were great, but not worth full price. If the jeans had fit right, I would have kept it all. I spent around $100 for a pair of pants and a dress, which is WAY more than I would shopping on my own--I'm very much a sale rack shopper. That may be why I don't have many clothes that I love or that last. I'm hoping that putting a few quality pieces in my wardrobe through Stitch Fix will make a big difference!
(Forgive the pictures--my closet is still very much in process.)