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Baking With Mommy: Soft Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

10/15/2017


Hi loves, I wanted to start a new series on my blog called Baking With Mommy! Whenever I am cooking I always have my little one near me. Even though she has no idea what I am doing, I am hoping when she is older she would love to bake with me. With the holidays coming up, I thought it would be a wonderful idea to start doing some baking recipes. So I thought I would start with one of my favorite cookies! 

Now before I begin, just note, I am not the best baker in the world. I do not have a fancy mixer (I used to but sadly I didn't use it much). So a lot of things is all done by hand. But a mixer would be more handy then just stirring by hand, trust me! 

So today I am sharing with you one of my favorite cookies! They are Soft Oatmeal Butterscotch cookies. They are seriously one of my favorite cookies. And since butterscotch is orange, I thought these cookies look pretty festive for the fall time. 


Items you will need:
  • 1 cup butter softened (I just used two sticks of Blue Bonnet margarine)
  • 1 cup brown sugar (can use light or dark brown sugar, I used light)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs (I use large eggs)
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (I love cinnamon so I use a lot, if you are not a fan of cinnamon you can always cut it in half)
  • 2 cups of flour 
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • 3 cups of quick oats
  • 1 bag of butterscotch chips (I loveeee butterscotch so I use a lot. If you don't like a lot of butterscotch in your cookies, just use less. I also highly recommend getting the Hersey's butterscotch chips. They taste so good!)

Baking Instructions:
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees 
  • Mix butter, eggs, brown sugar, regular sugar and vanilla extract all together
  • In a separate bowl combine your flour, cinnamon, baking sofa and salt all together
  • Take the dry ingredients and add them to the wet ingredients
  • Once it is all mixed together add your oats and then fold in your butterscotch chips
  • Bake for about 10-12 minutes 
Let me know if you are going to try these! And I hope you all enjoy this new little series I will be doing! If you have any feedback I would love to hear it! 










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Day In The Life| Mommy Blog #4 Family Photos & Changing My Mindset on Instagram

10/09/2017


It has been such a long time since I have done a mommy blog post. Things have been pretty hectic lately and I thought it was time for a little update. I have been thinking about a lot lately when it comes to my blog and my Instagram account. And I just wanted to share my thoughts with you. 

Since having my daughter I have found a new passion for new things other then just beauty related products. I have falling in love with taken photos again. I mean, before having my daughter I loved taking photos of beauty products, but now I love taking photos of my daughter and our daily lives. I have been more into home decor, cleaning products, fashion the list goes on. I realized I want to share more then just beauty products with my followers. 

I know a lot of people follow me simply because I am a beauty blogger, but I don't think I want to just be a beauty blogger. I want to be a life style blogger where I focus on a bunch of different things other then beauty. I noticed once I started posting photos of my daughter on Instagram, my follower count has started to decrease. It ended up bothering me and I thought to my self maybe I should just post only beauty. After talking with my boyfriend about it and feeling upset, I came to a realization. This is MY blog and MY Instagram account, no one else's. If I want to upload photos of my daughter I am going to. If I want to post photos of my home, I am going to! The numbers mean nothing to me anymore. And I feel so ashamed of letting my follower count get to me. 

I am going to post what I love and what makes me happy. I am obviously going to post beauty products still, but I am going to start adding photos of other things. I feel like so many people are just so set on a number, but that number honestly doesn't matter. What matters is the followers that stick with you through your changes, because everyone changes. Everyone goes through different things in life. I have had this blog since 2012 and my Instagram account since June of 2013, so it has been a long time. And now I am a mom and a homeowner. And I feel like I have so so much to offer and share with the world. 

I just feel like I had to get that off my chest. I am in a completely different mindset when it comes to Instagram and just blogging in general, and I honestly feel great. 

With that being said, yesterday my boyfriend and I went out and took some photos and I wanted to share them with you all. I love going out and taking photos and yesterday was the perfect fall day here in Northern Michigan. I hope you guys enjoy and I hope you enjoyed my little rant. <3







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