Sunday, February 22, 2015

A Day in the Life: February 2015

As much as I would like to do one of these posts every month it can sometimes be hard for me to find time. My last "Day in the Life" was posted back in December. I had planned on doing one in January since I had a lot going on but I never got the chance.

So this month was somewhat crazy! I went back to school toward the end of January and ever since then I have been quite busy. I normally find myself spending way to much time in the library and meeting with professors. Since it is the second semester of my Junior year, I have been working so hard to get my GPA really high as well as setting up my portfolio for this Summer when I take on an internship. Last semester was one of the best semesters I've had (All A's and B's) so I plan on making this semester just as good if not better! I would love to talk more about what a normal day in college looks like for me, so if you would like me to talk about it in a separate blog post I will!

Also, can we take a minute to discuss how adorable this mug is! "Born Free Now I'm Expensive", sounds like me..... :) I found this mug at T.J. Maxx and when I saw it I knew I had to have it! It is a huge mug which is nice because I am addicted to coffee! I drink at least 2 cups a day! And of course, you gotta have your classic oatmeal with strawberries, my go-to breakfast. 

When I'm making breakfast in the morning, sometimes I get sidetracked. On this particular morning I opened up my koozie drawer and realized it was a disaster so I fixed it up and made it a bit more organized. You can never have too many koozies! 

When I got home after a long day of classes I walked into my room to find a little present waiting for me on my bed. My wonderful boyfriend (Shawn) bought me the Lilly Pulitzer scarf that I have been wanting for the longest time. It was kind of a late birthday present since he never got the chance to get me one on my birthday because of the awful weather here! When I saw this scarf I just about died. It is the Florida state scarf from Lilly Pulitzer and if you all don't already know. I grew up in Florida so I consider it my home. I miss it every single day, I wanted to go and visit this Summer but it's a little too expensive. Florida is where  all my happiest memories lie. I plan on moving back once I graduate! (Fingers crossed I make it happen!)

Later that evening, Shawn and I went to Target to pick up a few things for our upcoming trip to South Carolina. We are heading to Myrtle Beach for Spring Break this year and I could not be more excited since I have never been there before! As you can see he bought a new suitcase and I managed to slip in some Valentine's Day goodies. :)

After our little shopping trip we came back to my place and I made some dinner for Shawn and Chelsea. One of our favorite dishes ever! I found this recipe on Taralynn McNitt's blog a couple months ago and ever since then I have been addicted to it. 

I plan on posting a couple more blog posts this week so keep a look out for those! I really enjoy blogging, it keeps me busy. If you have something exciting to share from January or February leave it as a comment down below!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

My Weight Loss Journey

Why I am the Happiest and Healthiest I have ever been.

 Let me start off by saying that I've never struggled with my weight. I've always been very healthy and very active. I enjoy eating healthy and exercising regularly but sometimes things change. People change. And life happens. Here is my journey from past to present. I hope you find it inspiring. One thing I have learned from this experience is to never give up on yourself, even when others do. 

So my story begins at the end of my senior year of high school going into my freshman year of college. I was dealing with a lot of personal issues my senior year that were effecting me both emotionally and physically. I felt like I had no one to talk to or confide in. I lost touch with the majority of my friends when I moved from Florida to Pennsylvania, my senior year of high school and my family wasn't much help either. I felt extremely alone and useless. I began putting on weight here and there the Summer before my freshman year of college. Once I started college it was a downward spiral from then on.

August of 2012 right before I left for college, I was weighing in at around 125 pounds, this didn't bother me too much since I had been this weight for quite sometime but I knew the weight was slowly creeping up on me. Being in college I lost track of a lot of things that made me happy. I was dealing with financial issues at the time and of course I was in the process of finding myself. I never in a million years would have thought that college would be such a balancing act. 

Summer of 2013 I noticed a big change not only in my weight but in myself. I had lost so much confidence in everything I did and in everything I was. At this point, I was weighing in at around 140 pounds. This wasn't the "Freshman 15" I was dealing with anymore this was an emotional and physical battle with myself. I couldn't fit into anything anymore, all my old clothes were way to small and I was ultimately in denial. When my Sophomore year of college rolled around I was eating just about anything and everything. I kept saying to myself "I'll never lose the weight and I'll never be a size 0, so why even bother trying." I had ultimately given up on myself. 

April of 2014 I was weighing in at my highest ever—148 pounds. This was completely unacceptable for someone like me who was so petite and small (I am only 5'1) to begin with. My body was basically shutting down at this point. I knew at this point something needed to change. 

May of 2014 is when I stumbled upon Taralynn McNitt's blog. My absolute inspiration.
One night I was watching "The Batchorlette" and browsing "Pinterest" for some new recipes. I found a chicken salad recipe that looked amazing. I clicked on it and it led me to Taralynn's blog. I began reading all about her and her journey. I began trying her recipes out and following some of her weight loss tips. 

Toward the end of July 2014 I was weighing in at 135 pounds. I couldn't believe it. It's amazing what a little healthy eating and exercise can do. From this point forward I was gaining my confidence back. I was eating healthy and working out almost everyday. I felt amazing and my body was happy too.

August of 2014 I was weighing in at my goal weight which at the time was 125 pounds. I could finally fit back into some of my old clothes again. At this point in time I was really starting to feel good about my body but I knew I could do better. 

The weight really started coming off in September, October and November of 2014. Before I knew it I was down to 115 pounds by the time December rolled around. My busy schedule and my workout routine plus eating healthy really helped me lose the weight quickly. I think it's important to stay busy and yet make time for yourself. It is so important to FIND YOUR BALANCE. 
Sure, you can workout everyday and eat healthy but you don't have to do anything you don't want to do. If you don't like running on the treadmill or lifting weights, don't do it! Find something else to do. If you don't like celery and lentils, don't eat it! You don't have to do or eat any of those things if you don't want to. I seriously cannot stress that enough. 

When I decided to start losing weight I went through my refrigerator and my cabinets, getting rid of any unhealthy foods. But there were some things I refused to part with because I loved them way to much and let's face it, life is way to short to live off of carrots and celery. Anyways, I think it is important to give a little and take a little. For example, I love cheese so I knew right away that I was not getting rid of it but that meant I needed to get rid of something else in that same food category. So I made the decision to get rid of butter all together. 

The same thing goes for exercise! If you don't like the gym. Don't go to the gym! The gym isn't the only place in the world where you can go to lose weight! I hate the gym. So I opted for the outdoors! There is a park right near my apartment with an amazing trail. I ran/jogged/walked 6 miles everyday on this trail (sometimes every other day) and it was the most relaxing thing in the world. I never felt like I was working out or losing weight, I just felt refreshed! 

 Today, I am 109 pounds and a size 0. I feel amazing in my skin. I could not be happier with my accomplishments. Currently, I am working on building some muscle and toning up before Summer. It has been 2 years since I've put on a bikini and I am so excited to slip one on this Spring when I'm in South Carolina. I am continuing to eat healthy but also enjoy myself! I don't plan on losing anymore weight because I am so satisfied with where I am at now. I hope you all enjoyed my journey so far, if you would like to know more about my healthy habits leave some requests in the comment section down below! And of course if you have a story you would like to share, please do! I love hearing about people's weight loss journeys! 

What's in my Purse?

Well, long time, no talk! Life has been so hectic for me lately. I have been putting most of my time into my school work, my personal life and organizing my Summer plans (Hoping for an internship this Summer, fingers crossed!) But anyways I thought it would be nice to do a blog post on my purse and what exactly I carry in it on a day to day basis! 

I feel like what a girl keeps in her purse says a lot about their personality. I usually clean out my purse once a week or sometimes once every other week, it just depends on how busy I am. I normally am a very organized and clean person. There is truly nothing I hate more than clutter and junk taking up space in my life.

So for this blog post I will show you exactly what I keep in my purse and how I manage to keep everything organized and clutter free!

So let me start off my saying I am not a professional organizer in any way but I do enjoy organizing my life as much as I can. So I hope you take my tips and tricks with a grain of salt and put your own little twist on them!

The purse I carry around with me on a day to day basis is my Longchamp "Les Pliage" Large Tote in the color Beige. I've had this bag for a few years and I absolutely love it! It's a great multifunctional bag. During the school year I use it to keep my books and things in. Then during the Summer months I use it as a beach tote! 

The tote retails for $178 at the Longchamp store and on their website. I bought mine at the actual Longchamp store in the King of Prussia Mall (Great customer service!) for the full asking price. I somewhat regret paying that much for this bag since all it really is is a rubbery plastic material on the inside but the bag is made really well. Since then I have purchased a few more in all sorts of colors. I have one in red, navy blue, and black! They are also all the large size but for these I did not pay full price I bought them at a local upscale consignment shop near my house. 

As for what's inside....

1. Keys and My Student ID-- I have my keys and my student ID on a Vera Bradley lanyard I bought a few years ago. As for the key chains on it... one is from Lilly Pulitzer, the little boot is from L.L. Bean and the key fob is from an Etsy shop! (it's in the You Gotta Regatta Print!)

2.  Cell Phone and Apple Headphones-- I have the iPhone 6 in the Gold version and I love it! My case is from Lilly Pulitzer and it' in the "Let's Cha Cha" print.

3. Wallet-- I bought this wallet at Target about a year ago after my other wallet broke. But I love this wallet! It zips around and the color is so pretty I couldn't pass it up.

4. Hand Food by Soap and Glory-- I love this hand cream! It smells like marshmallows and keeps my hands so soft without feeling greasy or heavy! You can buy it at Sephora for $5!

5. Lip Products!-- I have one MAC lipstick in my purse and it is in my favorite lip color of all time (Creme Cup). I am near to obsessed with it and I am due for a new one! As for the other lip products, I have two NYX glosses, one is in "Tiramisu" (Butter Gloss) and the other is in "Beige" (Mega Shine Gloss). I also have a Smashbox lip gloss duo in "Peepshow" and a Burt's Bees lip balm in Dark Chocolate and Blueberry!  

6. Polar T4 Watch-- This watch is my life. I work out almost everyday so this watch is my best friend. It tells me my heart-rate, calories burned, my pace, etc. It is a great little gadget! It's super lightweight and it comes in all sorts of colors. I bought mine on Amazon for around $50!

7. iPhone 6 Armband-- The day I bought my iPhone 6, I also placed an order on Amazon for a new armband. I always use armbands when I workout because I love listening to music! It gets me motivated and I don't focus on working out. I love this armband! Not only was it affordable but it is also fits my arm really nicely.  

8. Lilly Pulitzer Koozie-- I always carry a koozie with me! I normally use koozies for water bottles or canned beverages. I usually keep one in my backpack when I'm at school too, just in case I buy a water bottle when I'm on campus and don't want water to get on my schoolwork.

9. Eyeglasses-- I love my eyeglasses! Mine are from Kate Spade and they are adorable! She has so many designs to choose from and the case is so pretty.

10. Lilly Pulitzer Wristlet-- Everyone needs a wristlet. I keep one in my purse just in case I don't feel like carry my purse into a store with me. I just throw my driver license and my credit card in it and I'm ready to go!

11. Kashi Bar-- I plan on doing a healthy snacks blog post at some point in time because I have a lot of healthy recipes and tips to share with you all. But I always keep a Kashi Bar on me at all times. They have so many different flavors to choose from and they always keep me full for a long period time.

12. Sweetarts-- What can I say?...... They are delicious! :)

13. Gum-- Trident White. Best. Gum. Hands down! 

14. Makeup Bag-- Everyone needs a small cosmetic bag to keep in their purse filled with their essentials. I keep a bunch of random things in mine! Powder compact, floss sticks, tampons, band-aids, tissues, etc. 

15. Sunglasses and Croakies-- My sunglasses are from T.J. Maxx which is where I buy most of my sunglasses and my croakies are from Lilly Pulitzer! They are great if you don't feel like keeping your glasses on your head! 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A Day in the Life: December 2014

Well December is just about wrapping up and I thought it would be fun to do "A Day in the Life" in the month of December! 

December was a crazy month for me and it usually always is. Between finals, last minute projects, holiday shopping, packing and of course getting sick with pneumonia and strep, I am beyond tired by the end of the month. So to make myself feel better I thought I would write a blog post on some shopping I did recently. 

This month I did a lot of shopping which was much needed since I needed to buy some new winter clothes anyway! (I've outgrown a lot of things recently) I will probably post a separate blog post discussing some of the things I picked up on a recent Target and Plato's Closet trip! But for now I want to share with you a few things I picked up while I was shopping at the King of Prussia Mall this past week because I am more than excited about my purchases! 

So the first store I went to while I was at the King of Prussia Mall was of course Lilly Pulitzer! Probably my favorite store in the entire world! I actually wasn't planning on purchasing anything special while I was there. I was just in the mood to browse and maybe pick up a couple koozies but of course while I was there I ran into something very special.....

The Getaway Quilted Vest and the most gorgeous Sarasota Tunic I have seen in a long time! Both of which were on sale! I could not believe I found the Getaway Vest in particular since I had actually had my eye on it for the longest time but it sold out online. It was the last Getaway Vest in the store in a size Extra Extra Small so I decided to try it on and believe it or not, it fit! (Thank the Lilly Gods!) I wish it was in an Extra Small because I would have been able to layer shirts with it but the Extra Extra Small will do. I asked one of the lovely ladies at Lilly to check to see if they had any Extra Smalls or Smalls available at any of the other stores but they were actually sold out of the vest in 
 every Lilly store in the country which was beyond crazy! 

As for the Sarasota Tunic, it fit me just perfectly (I tried on a Small). But at the end of the day I decided to just go with the Getaway Vest since it was still somewhat pricey. It is by far one of the most amazing Lilly items I own! The gold buttons are such an amazing detail and the "Multi Hot Spot" print in the inside of the vest is gorgeous.

The next store I decided to stop by was Vineyard Vines!  This store was beyond crowded and the line was out the door so I didn't actually get a chance to buy anything. I had my eye on a Vineyard Vines Travis Tumbler but I wasn't going to wait in line just for that.

After Vineyard Vines I went into L.L.Bean to look for the Bean Boot key-chain which I found but in a red color! I decided to buy it since it was so darn cute and it was only $7.95! (How cute is that little bean boot?!)

After L.L.Bean I went to Francesca's which is my go-to store! I saw this really cute jewelry tray while I was browsing! I almost bought it but I practiced self control! (Even though I might secretly go back and buy it!) 

 After Francesca's my boyfriend and I decided to head on home since the Mall was getting really crowded! After our shopping trip we decided to go on a little picnic since it was so beautiful outside. And there is truly nothing better than WaWa hoagies (subs) and fresh fruit for lunch! 

After dinner we decided to go on a walk around the neighborhood because the sun was shining and it was so warm outside! (Reppin that Bama! Roll Tide!)

When we got home we just relaxed and watched a couple movies! I also cleaned my Kendra Scott earrings since I wore them out earlier that day! (How gorgeous are they?!) 

As for some outfit details! I wanted to be comfortable walking around the mall so I opted for a purple pinko top I bought at Kohls (on sale now for $6.99), my J.Crew Herringbone Vest, some basic black leggings, my Longchamp Les Pliage Bag in Beige, and my new Kendra Scott Danielle Earrings in Mystic Iridescent.

I hope everyone did some shopping of their own this month! There were so many great deals going on! I'm excited for January to roll around so I can do even more shopping! 


Saturday, December 27, 2014

Monogram Push Pin Art

It is no secret that I spend a majority of my time on Pinterest (I am addicted!). So just recently I was browsing Pinterest in search of some affordable and creative decor ideas for my apartment back at school. As I was browsing I stumbled upon a blog post that showed you how to make artwork using push pins! I thought to myself what an amazing idea! I decided to go off the blog post I found and put my own little spin on it. 

I have always wanted a wooden monogram above my bed but the only problem is they can be kind of pricey! So I decided it would be cool to create a monogram using push pins.

This push pin monogram art took me a couple hours to complete (might have taken me longer if my mom didn't help! Thanks mom!) but it was well worth it. The finished project came out better than I had expected! 


What you will need

1. Gold Thumb Pins--You can buy these basically anywhere! I bought them at my local grocery store for $1 and they came in a pack of 100. (I used around 500, just depends on how big you want to make your monogram)

2. Fabric-- I suggest using fabric that has a little more texture to it but isn't too thick because you want your push pins to stay in. (I used old curtains laying around my parent's house)

3. Foam Board-- I bought my foam board at my local A.C. Moore store for about $2.99! They have all sorts of sizes but I used the 20 by 30 foam board! 

4. Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks--You will need this to glue the fabric to the board.

5. Scissors--You will use these to cut your fabric if you need to!  

6. Pencil-- You will use this to trace your monogram!

7. Ruler-- It is important to be precise when doing this project! You don't want your monogram to be uneven.

8. Tissue Paper--You will use this to trace your monogram on! I suggest using white tissue paper but I used a baby pink and it worked out okay for me! Just make sure it is somewhat of a light color.

9. A picture of your monogram-- You will use this to help you get an idea of what your monogram should look like. I used one of the monogram apps called "Monogram It" I have on my iPhone to help me design my monogram. I drew mine free hand but if you want you can always print your monogram off and trace it!

Shall we begin?!.......

So to start off I laid out some of the items I will be using for this project on the table just to get a general idea of all the things I need and plan on using. That way I don't have to stop midway through my project to look for something! 

Next you are going to lay out your foam board and cut a piece of tissue paper to the desired size, you can make the tissue paper as big as your foam board or you can make it smaller (I made mine the exact same size of my foam board).

Once your tissue paper is laid out you are going to begin to measure the sides as well as the top and bottom of your monogram letter so they all come out even, this will help you get an idea of where to stop and start the monogram letters (I did my "L" and "M" 3 inches from the top and 3 inches from the bottom, I did my "B" 2 inches from the top and 2 inches from the bottom so it would appear bigger, and as for the side of the "L" and "M" I made them 2 1/2 inches from the sides). *I forgot photos for this step*

Once you are finished measuring out your monogram, place the tissue paper onto the foam board. 

 You can now begin to trace your monogram. Like I said above I drew my monogram free hand but you can always trace it if you want. 

Once your monogram is complete you can now take the tissue paper off of the foam board and begin to place the fabric onto the board. Once you have fit the foam board with the fabric as desired you can use your hot glue gun to glue the fabric to the foam board (The picture below are what the back of your foam board should look like). 

Once you have glued the fabric to the board you can place your monogram tissue paper back onto the board and begin pinning the key points of your monogram letter (Such as the top of the "B" or a curve on a letter, it should look like the image below once you are complete).
This will act as a guide when you begin pushing the pins in.

Now you can begin pinning your letters! I will warn you that this will take time and patience but take your time! The end result will be well worth it! (It took me around 2 hours to complete this project) You will probably mess up a few times but you can always go back and fix it if you need to. 

Once you are finished pinning your letters you can start removing the tissue paper. Be very gentle while doing this so you don't pull the pins out. Juts slightly pull it like you would if you were tearing a piece of paper in half. 

When you have finished tearing the tissue paper off your letters, it should look very defined, now is the time to go back and fix what needs some fixing! 

Of course mine did not come out perfect but it came fairly close and I am very happy with the result! I plan on hanging this above my bed when I get back to my apartment!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Top 10 Must Have Beauty Products

Hello Everyone!

It has been too long since my last blog post! I have been so busy with school, finals and to top it off I was sick with pneumonia and strep throat which was no fun at all! But now that I am feeling much better and I am officially on Winter Break I am determined to get back into blogging. So since this is still just the beginning of my blogging experience I began writing down some ideas for future blog posts. And let me just say that my ideas are endless! There are so many things I want to write about, I don't really know where to start! So after contemplating on what to write about I decided on something that I know best and that's beauty products.

To put it simply....I am a beauty junkie. I love beauty products! I am not ashamed of it one bit. I love looking my best and feeling my best at all times. My makeup collection is extensive and it continues to grow almost everyday (I'm not kidding!). This list consists of all sorts of things, from moisturizers, to makeup, to hair care products. Let me know what some of your favorite products are!

 Let the countdown begin!

Top 10 Beauty Products

1. Philosophy's 'Purity Made Simple' One-Step Facial Cleanser  (16 oz. $35)
I am absolutely, without a doubt, in love with this product. When I first bought it (which was last year....I know! It lasted forever!) I wasn't blown away by it but after using it for so long I have noticed such a difference in my skin. My skin tone has evened out and I never struggle with random breakouts anymore. I would recommend this to everyone! The price tag is a little hard to justify but trust me it is worth every penny!
 2. Vaseline ($5)
A classic beauty product every girl needs to have in her beauty cabinet. My skin is somewhat dry so sometimes I suffer from tight/itchy skin which is no fun. I've tried all sorts of facial moisturizers but nothing was working for me. One night I decided to try Vaseline around my nose area and when I woke up the next morning the skin around my nose felt so soft and moisturized. So the following night I put it all over my face and that was it.... I was addicted. 

3. Smith's Rosebud Salve ($7)
 I am addicted to lip balms. I think it's safe to say I have a whole drawer in my makeup collection dedicated to lip balms. But out of all the lip balms I own, Smith's Rosebud Salve is by far my favorite. You can purchase it either in the tin version or the tube version (I prefer the tube because it's easier to use). I have gotten almost everyone I know addicted to it. I also read once that it is Beyonces' favorite lip balm which is always a plus (and may or may not have been the reason I bought it in the first place)! 

4. Anastasia Brow Wiz in 'Brunette' ($21)
 My brows and I have always had a love/hate relationship. There have been times in my life where I completely shaved half of my eyebrows off (Don't ask me how that happened!). The Anastasia Brow Wiz is amazing. It is so easy to use and gives your brows a very natural look. I have repurchased it 3 times in the past couple years and it has never disappointed me.

 5. St. Tropez Bronzing Mouse (16 oz. $35)
Let me just say, being tan is a great thing. I don't really have an issue with getting some color but during the Fall and Winter months my color starts to fade a bit which is not okay with me. I like to keep my color all year round because I am crazy like that! The St. Tropez Bronzing Mouse is my holy grail self tanning product. I don't usually use it in the Spring or Summer because I get naturally tan but during the colder months this product is a must, in my opinion.

6. L'oreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream in Medium ($7)
I have a BB Cream obsession to put it lightly. I have tried soooo many, high-end and drugstore BB Creams it's not even funny. I like to wear makeup everyday but by no means do I "cake it on". I'm a full time student with an extremely busy schedule so I don't have time to put on a ton of makeup every morning and keep up with it throughout the day. The L'oreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream is a must. It looks so natural and it keeps my face oil-free most of the day. Sometimes it's all I wear because the coverage is great and it's so lightweight! (And affordable)

7. MAC Pro-Longwear Concealer in NW 20 ($20)
 MAC Pro-Longwear Concealer is the concealer of my dreams. I love this concealer to the moon and back! It is so long wearing and looks so natural I couldn't ask for anything more. You only need a little bit to cover even the worst imperfections. If you don't own this concealer you should!

8. Benefit's 'Hula' Bronzer ($27)
 One of my must have makeup products is bronzer! I cannot live without it! I have been on a mission since I first started wearing makeup to find the perfect bronzer and "Benefit's Hula Bronzer" comes very close. It's the perfect shade of brown and is completely matte which I love! It looks so natural. I can wear it just about all year round!

9. Aussie '3-Minute Miracle' Deep Conditioner ($4)
 A deep conditioner is a must have product for me. My hair is one of my favorite features and I try to take care of it as best as I can. I love the Aussie '3-Minute Miracle' Deep Conditioner! It is affordable and makes my hair feel amazing! It also smells like a tropical vacation!

10. Lush 'Mask of Magnimity' ($23) 
When my skin needs an extra pick me up I always turn to my Lush 'Mask of Magnimity'! It smells amazing and keeps my skin hydrated. Anytime my skin looks tired or if I start to suffer from random breakouts  I just do a quick facial mask and I'm good to go. This mask has ground up aduki beans in it so it also acts as an exfoliator which is also nice so you can use it on any part of your body for a little extra love!      


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Quick and Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

One of my favorite things about the Holiday season is baking cookies! I love cooking and baking! Anytime I have a little extra time on my hands, I like to try out new recipes. Just recently, I was craving some chocolate chip cookies so Chelsea (my roommate) and I browsed 'Pinterest'  in search for the perfect recipe. The only problem we faced was how complicated some chocolate chip cookie recipes can be! Some recipes called for some very strange ingredients and we weren't looking for anything to complicated so we decided to go at it on our own. This recipe is quick, simple, and very easy! (and of course delicious!) chocolate chip cookies are not hard to make and just about everyone loves them! If you decide to try this recipe out, leave a comment below! 


1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Butter
1/2 Cup Canola Oil
2 Large Eggs
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Vanilla 
3 Cups Flour
2 Cups Milk Chocolate Chips

*I added 1 cup of white chocolate chips and 1 cup of milk chocolate chips to my recipe instead of 2 cups of milk chocolate chips, so you are more than welcome to do that as well!


1. Melt the butter in a nice size bowl, you will be adding more ingredients so you want them all to fit.
2. Add canola oil (vegetable oil works too), sugar and brown sugar to the melted butter.
 3. Add eggs to the mixture and beat until fluffy.
2. Add all remaining ingredients (no specific order). 
3. Bake at 350 for 7-8 minutes depending on the size of your cookies you might put them in longer but that's up for you to decide.
4. Let them cool and enjoy! :)

*Recipe makes about 24 cookies!