Good Morning Everyone! Not only is it Friday, it's also a new month too! February brings Ground's Hog's Day (Punxsutawney Phil did see his shadow, so 6 more weeks of winter…really?), Valentine's Day, President's Day (YES! A 3 day weekend!) and Ash Wednesday (the start of the Lenten Season). Lots going on this month, that's for sure and I am looking forward to it all!
I hope you all enjoyed my first installment of my new email series, Shop My…Initially I was going to email this every other Wednesday, but I decided to send this out every Wednesday! I do have lots of things I love and want to share with all of you! I will be sharing items like makeup, skincare, clothes, shoes, handbags & accessories, items for the home as well as some home decor too and all items I share each week will have shoppable links so you can shop any item that is of interest to you (disclaimer: all shoppable links shared are affiliate links). I am so excited for this new series and I am excited to share everything that I love with you too!
Also, instead of sharing my “Friday Favorites” this week, I will be sharing what's going to be in my everyday makeup drawer for February (and everything will be linked too).
That's all I have for you this week! Now it's time to move on to the recap of what was published on the blog this week, what was shared in my Shop My…email, my Everyday Makeup Drawer for February, this weekend's sales, Audriana's Corner and this week's recipe…
~My Everyday Makeup Drawer For February~
Here is what will be in my everyday makeup drawer this month. If you want to see what was in my everyday makeup drawer last month, read the blog posthere.
Milani Baked Blush ($10.99, in shade "Bellissimo Bronze. In the pic above you see Benefit's Rockateur Blush which has been discontinued and I cannot find it anywhere to link. So I switched it out for Milani and didn't take a new pic. Sorry about that.)
Old Navy- Women's Wide Leg Jeans, $25, exclusions apply (ENDS FEBRUARY 6) Spring Break styles, from $6, online only (LIMITED TIME ONLY)
Charming Charlie - 30% off loungewear, fine jewelry, handbags & special occasion jewelry, 40% off apparel & shoes, 30% off beauty & accessories, 30%-70% off sitewide, restrictions apply, (LIMITED TIME ONLY)
Flodesk – Design and send professional emails, newsletters & sales campaigns to grow your business (receive 50% off your first year's subscription)
Interserver – Great webhost and affordable (and better and way less expensive than Blue Host in my opinion)
Canva– Create beautiful designs for yourself or your business
Intellifluence – an all-in-one influencer marketing platform that enables brands and influencers to connect, collaborate and reach their goals.
Happy February Friends!
February is here! I can't believe how fast January flew by! It's been so cold here lately! Some mornings have been below freezing, but that doesn't stop me from wanting to sniff everything on the ground and I don't care if mama is freezing, she has her winter layers on to keep her warm, BOL!!!
In other news, my kitty sister, Ziva the Diva has been dealing with upper respiratory issues, probably a cold. If this doesn't clear up soon, she will have to be checked out by the vet and she really hates the vet! So, if you could keep her in your prayers, I would greatly appreciate it!
That's all I have for you this week! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and I will bark with you all next week and remember, Adopt, Don't Shop!
These breakfast cookies are healthy, delicious and are SUPER easy to make! Oh, these cookies are not just for breakfast, they also make great snacks too!! Here’s the recipe (makes 10 cookies):
1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
1/2 Cup Applesauce or Mashed Banana (when I use applesauce, I use unsweetened)
1/4 Cup Nut Butter (I used my all-time fave, Trader Joe’s No Salt Added Crunchy Peanut Butter)
1/2 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1/16 Teaspoon Salt (or a pinch of salt)
2-3 Tablespoons Mini Chocolate Chips
2 1/2 Tablespoons Freeze-Dried apricots (or your choice of freeze-dried fruit)
2 Tablespoons Sugar or Pinch of Stevia (Especially if using banana, you can easily omit the added sweetener entirely for a wholesomely delicious taste that's like eating mini muffins in the form of a cookie. If you'd prefer more of a dessert taste, add extra sweetener as desired, starting with the listed 2 tbsp and going from there - if you want to use a liquid sweetener, just cut back on the banana or applesauce)
Optional Add-Ins: chia seeds, shredded coconut, etc.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Mash the applesauce or banana with the nut butter until smooth, then stir in all other ingredients until well-combined.
Shape into cookies (I used a mini cookie scoop).
Bake on a greased cookie sheet for about 15 minutes.
Let cool for 10 minutes before removing from sheet.
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