Everyday Uniform + The Best Brownies You Will Ever Taste

Today I thought I would post my everyday uniform, which basically consists of jeans + booties.

I teach part-time in the mornings, but am super (duper!) lucky that we can wear jeans if we want. Which basically means I wear jeans every single day because, well, they’re jeans. ūüėČ

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Shirt. Jeans. Belt {sold out, similar here}. Booties (on major sale–less than $60!). Infinity scarf¬†($6.99!).

There were YEARS that I refused to wear skinny jeans OR booties. As you can see, this is one reason (or a bazillion) that you never say never because now BOTH are part of my daily wardrobe. Sheesh.

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I’d like to point out that my scarf is actually an infinity scarf. I have this same print in a blanket scarf, but good lord, that thing is huge! And y’all I’m just going to be real here and say I do not have the skill set needed to wear a scarf that big. This one is dummy proof and¬†I don’t have to worry about tucking in ends or worrying it’s going to get in my food or being afraid it could get sucked into the copier at work and it’s easy to take on and off. Oh, and it was only $6. Score.

My leopard print belt is by the going out of business (*tear*) The Limited. Oh Limited, I loved you. You went a little crazy for a few years and stopped carrying anything 12 & over, but I forgive you. Some of my favorite pieces {I have a box of “forever pieces” that go back to the early 90s–I’m weird like that} are¬†from there.

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And y’all, you see this cuff? I bought it from a Noonday sample sale last year and it might be my all-time favorite piece of jewelry (‘Voyager cuff’–but it’s sold out, so sad! I do love this one though!). You all know about Noonday, right? It’s such a great organization that gives jobs to women in need around the globe. They started off as an adoption fundraiser and have gone on from there. It’s a fabulous company and every piece of jewelry I have {not that I have a lot or anything…right} is so well-made. ¬†I’m even wearing another one of their pieces as I type this {‘Goldrush’ necklace}.

Just realized I kinda look like I’m some creepy guy in an overcoat about to flash you…but this is not one of those sites! HA!

{Oh, and clearly I have a thing for striped shirts because I’ve had one on in every photo so far. I need therapy for my stripe obsession (among other things).}

 


I think the perfect brownie is a dense fudgey cake of deliciousness with frosting. It has to have frosting because,¬†duh, frosting makes everything better. And these babies deliver that and then some. Moseby told me to tell you so…and you need to believe him because that kid is a brownie connoisseur.

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Do you see that brownie pictured above? I may or may not have eaten it right after I took the picture. #anotheronebitesthedust

The Best Brownies EVER

A Mix-Up of My Favorite Brownie Recipes From AllRecipes.com

Ingredients
1 cup butter, melted
3 cups white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Frosting Ingredients

3 tablespoons butter, softened
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup confectioners’ sugar

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray¬†a 9×13 baking dish with a baking spray {with flour added}.
Combine the melted butter, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each, until thoroughly blended.
Sift the flour, cocoa powder, and salt in a bowl. Gradually stir flour mixture into the egg mixture until blended. Stir in the chocolate morsels. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared baking dish.
Bake in preheated oven until an inserted toothpick comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Remove, and cool pan on wire rack before cutting.

To Make Frosting: Combine softened butter, cocoa, honey, vanilla extract, and confectioners’ sugar. Stir until smooth {depending on the humidity sometimes I have to add a teeny tiny bit of water}. Frost brownies while they are still warm.

 

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