Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies

Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies

3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups Old Fashioned Quaker Oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup blueberries


    1. Heat oven to 375°F.
    2. In large bowl, beat brown sugar, shortening and granulated sugar on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. Add egg, water and vanilla; beat well. Add combined oats, flour, salt and baking soda; mix well. Smash blueberries in bowl and mix in.
    3. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
    4. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

    A Pop of Pink

    Pink is my absolute favorite color, and if I am having an off day and lacking confidence there is one thing that will boost my self-esteem and bring back my poise instantaneously. What\’s my secret? Pink lip color… the hotter the better! Generally my face is bare from makeup besides mascara of course, this is because it\’s all about my lip color. I am usually not enthusiastic about lipstick. You see I am more of a lipgloss or lip stain kind of girl. So in order for me to wear a pink lipstick it better be out of this world.

    I recently tried out a new pink lipstick, and let me tell you it is absolutely out of this world! It is by Hourglass Cosmetics which can be found at Sephora and let me just say you do not want to miss out on Femme Rouge velvet creme lipstick, their new fall lip line. This is the line that includes an out of this world bright pink lipstick called Fever!
    Check out this absolutely gorgeous color! It is not waxy or heavy which is a serious plus in my book.

    Emmy Award 2010: Best Dressed and Red Carpet Trends

    {Jayma Mays definitely ditched her Glee look for a navy Burberry dress with some sass and class!}
    {Ms. January Jones looking like a blue bombshell in her strapless Atelier Versace}

    {Emily Blunts flower gown was tres chic}

    {Elizabeth Moss wore Donna Karen and went with the ever so trendy and dangerous neutrals.}

    {Lea Michele wore a feminine and chic Oscar de la Renta dress}

    {Claire Danes was in an extremely glittery strapless gown by Armani}

    Red Carpet Trends
    •Dress Color Trend: Dark Blue
    • Eye Trend: Smoky Eyes
    • Lip Trend: Bold and Bright

    What were you loving and hating on the red carpet?


    Ruffled Feathers

    {banana republic}

    {banana republic}


    {charlotte russe}


    {jessica simpson}

    {Betsey Johnson}

    {Steve Madden}
    {Gianni Bini}

    I am absolutely adoring ruffles for fall… are you?


    A Michigan Summer at the Orchard

    Even though I spent my whole life in Michigan I still appreciate the beauty the surrounds me. I honestly don\’t think Michigan gets enough credit for it\’s beauty and what it is able to offer. During the summer there are many roadside stands filled with fabulous produce. Or you can drive out to a local farm and go pick your produce. During the summer months Michigan grows anything from raspberries, peaches and corn to cantaloupe, watermelon and tomatoes. If you can grow it you can get it here, well unless it\’s coconuts, pineapple, oranges or lemons. We can\’t grow those here. During the fall you can go to the farm and pick your own pumpkins or apples. You can stand anywhere in Michigan and be six miles away from clean water. It\’s a luxurious life us Michiganders have been able to live.

    {Mummie and I went and picked some FABULOUS sweet and juicy peaches}

    {some in season goodies}

    {mini purple plums…so good}

    {honey. I bought the Michigan made honey with Traverse City cherries…fab!}
    What is your favorite thing about where you live?