When sweet summertime arrives don't you want to just kick-off your shoes and spend every day barefoot and carefree? Fortunately, for those occasions that do call for shoes, the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale has really cute sandals at a really great discount. I also pulled some favorites for the little mini in your life! But hurry, this sale only lasts through June 4th!!
Whether it's a $20 dress found at a complete hole in the wall shop on Harry Hines called 'Upscale for Less' or a Vince sweater found at Neiman Marcus's Last Call sale, I have always been a huge fan of bargain shopping. This is why I love the holidays, not only do you get to enjoy the long weekend, you can also find amazing deals at the stores you love. A total win-win in my book.
Thankfully, J.Crew's 4th of July sale is still in full swing, which means you can shop select NEW ARRIVALS for 40% OFF with code LONGWEEKEND - shop several of my favorite looks from the sale by scrolling through the slideshow above. Want more? The same code also gets you an additional 60% off select final sale styles!
So to re-cap, J.Crew is basically giving away free clothes in honor of our Independence. Thank you #LONGWEEKEND
Lately, I've been so incredibly sick with my pregnancy that the only thing that I'm really able to keep down is chocolate. Yes chocolate. I'm not a doctor but I'm pretty sure the baby needs food, so I've convinced myself that if I mix things that are sort of healthy (like oatmeal) with chocolate, then I'm at least getting something nutritional in my diet. This mentality means that every grocery store run leads me to the baking aisle where I pick up a bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips just in case I can't keep the other 'healthy food' in my cart down (If you're a nutritionist or health expert reading this, then I'm sure you're cringing right now). Next I turn to Pinterest to find a recipe involving semi-sweet chocolate chips - thankfully there are a ton.
Last night I was browsing Pinterest (bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips in hand) when I came across this recipe for Oatmeal Fudge Bars. I immediately had to make them, did you see the Instagram picture? They really are to-die-for!
I've listed the full recipe for your baking pleasure below, just remember to pick up a bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips the next time you're in the baking aisle (and maybe some of the other ingredients too!) :)
- 1 cup butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1/3 cup milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- 3 cups oatmeal
In a saucepan over medium heat, melt together:
- 1 can eagle’s brand sweetened condensed milk
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Mix the butter, eggs and brown sugar. Add vanilla and milk. Slowly incorporate the rest of the dry ingredients. Mix well. I prefer using a stand mixer since it’s quite thick.
- Spread 3/4 of the cookie mixture on the bottom of a greased 13×9 pan, pour chocolate mixture, then spread rest of cookie mixture on tops in spoonfuls (won’t cover completely-but will leave cool designs). The top can tend to get done before it’s completely cooked, so you can put aluminum foil over it for the last five or so if it looks like it’s browning too much. Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Let cool, otherwise it won’t set up and will just run when you cut into it.