Hauling and Bloggerversary

Happy 1-month anniversary bloggy!!

I know it’s not a big cause for celebration in comparison with some long-running blogs, but I’m still pretty joyous, just like any new momma 🙂

In honor of her (his?) (its?) big day, I purchased a little present.

If you’d like to bring your attention upwards, towards the top of the screen, you will see..

MY FIRST DOMAIN NAME!!!

WHAT UP!?

I’ve always wanted my own .com even though I by no means feel you have to have a personalized URL to be a “real blogger.” Pleasure doing biznaz with you, WordPress 🙂

This purchase was only part of the mini-shopping trip I went on yesterday.

AKIRA Haul

At the beginning of last month, I purchased a Groupon for AKIRA, a clothing chain in Chicago. I’ve always dug their dresses – usually of the clubby/ dressy variety  – but have actually never found anything there worth buying! I figured the style would be prime for Vegas and bought the coupon anyway. The Groupon expires Thursday and is only redeemable at one location so I was feeling the pressure to find something.

I think I put a little too much pressure on myself because it did not turn out to be my favorite shopping trip.

Lots of travel times, aimless driving around for parking trying to decide where I’d like to go then accidentally missing the turn and having to make the loop all over again (isn’t that worse?!).

2 frantic hours and 23534543 dresses later, I had found two accessories worth being purchased. Ha! And I was still $5 short from the Groupon value…!

So I hunted more. And as if by magic – or the power of the parking meter gods – a few previously-unseen pieces popped into my view and it was love at first sight! I felt a surge of relief and happily purchased a pile of  assorted goodies, in the end spending about $70 (including the cost of buying the Groupon), which isn’t too bad considering the expensive nature of this store.

In the assortment:

Gold dangling earrings with blue/green tops. I can’t wait to wear these with a black dress or skirt or even to dinner with jeans and sweater.

Blue and gold Pashmina scarf and a brown belt with silver buckle. The scarf was the first thing I saw that I knew I HAD to have

Finally a dress! And it looks better with the new belt!

The dress is brown with one shoulder, a ruffle hangover trim and pinkish belt. I was going to take a picture of me in it – because I only tried it on over my jeans and tank because I’d been in AKIRA for TOO long to undress…

But instead I went to the kitchen.

And made these!!

Salted Cashew Cookies

This number has been sitting in my tab archive for a few days now (I know another blogger made these recently, apologies for being unable to remember!) and I definitely wanted a little baking to revive my energy.

Is it just me or can shopping feel like the ultimate work out? All that undressing and bending over and walking around? Exhausting. 🙂

On the left are one dozen cookies from the Original Recipe. With the remaining batter, I added a handful of butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips and mini chocolate chips as per mom’s request, to make another dozen cookies.

I was surprised because these cookies came out of the oven so gloopy and mushy but after cooling for 5 minutes, they became thin and cripsy. The salty nut mixed with very buttery oat bran is quite the flavor combo! I personally liked the butterscotch added in to make it taste more cookie-y.

So I think I’ll call yesterday a win!

Have you seen any deals going around? Anything you’re looking forward to buying for Spring? I noticed The Limited is having a suit sale that may be cool to drop by. Also I want these! Nude heels from Forever 21 (because I will most likely destroy them).

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4 thoughts on “Hauling and Bloggerversary

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  1. I really REALLY like that dress… what a great find! And I am HUGE fan of Pashminas. Want to do all my shopping for me?! I seriously do not like shopping all that much, and you see to have great taste!

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