Friday, January 18, 2013

Inspiration of the day: Fly onto your future!

As I'm sitting outside on this gorgeous winter day, I'm thinking about all the ups and downs life can bring you. At times, life can be bumpier than expected but it's always important to not let it sway you from the eye opening experience those bumps can bring. All downs have a lesson to be learned whether it's a self reflection, teaching you what you like from what you don't, or a lesson about the others around you. Sometimes it means letting go, other times it means holding on but what I've learned is when something doesn't make you happy you just have to let it go, that way you can fly into your future lighter with nothing weighing you down :)
Well, that was my little inspiration of the day, feel free to leave some of yours. Love you all xox

Thursday, January 10, 2013

My Take on Britney Spears Scream & Shout Music Video Look

Here is my Most Recent Celebrity Inspired Music Video Makeup Tutorial, Enjoy!
(Click videos title to view via Youtube & change to HD)

Monday, January 7, 2013

The Best Oatmeal Cookies Ever! My Secret Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies Highly Requested

For those of you who didn't know, I am absolutely obsessed with cooking and baking. Baking is especially fun for me since I have such a big sweet tooth and adding little sweet tricks can make all the difference in appearance and taste. The other day I decided to make my yummy oatmeal chocolate chip chunk cookies and when I posted it on my Instagram (AnitasWorld) all of you decided you wanted me to post my secret recipe! So here it is...Hope you all enjoy!
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1 1/2 cups of Rolled Oats 
3/4 cups of All-Purpose Flour
3/4 cups of Chocolate Chunks (add more if you want them extra chocolatey) 
1 Large Egg
2/3 cup of Brown Sugar
1/4 cup of White Sugar
1 Stick Butter (Unsalted-Softened)
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 Teaspoon salt

To start off you'll need two bowls, one for the dry ingredients and one for what I like to call the wet.
In the first bowl: Cream together your softened butter, brown & white sugar, egg, and vanilla extract until it becomes a smooth consistency
In the second bowl: Mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt
After you've mixed both bowls you want to combine them by slowly pouring in your dry ingredients into the wet bowl (do this slowly to mix well)
Now for my favorite part, once you've combined both bowls you want to slowly and gently stir in your oatmeal and chocolate chunks (and if your like me you'll probably eat some of the chocolate as you do this). Stir as you go.
Now, Heat your oven to 350 degrees and let the dough sit since the time helps it thicken.
Once your oven is heated take out your cookie tray and place the dough 2 inches a part. Depending on the size you want them you can scoop as big of an amount as you'd like, but I usually go with about a table spoon and a half for each. If you aren't using a baking sheet don't forget to spray to cookie tray with some non stick pam or butter.
Place the cookie tray inside the oven and let it bake for 10-12 minutes but don't forget to keep checking because each oven is different! 
Once finished, let cool for about 5 minutes (which is always the hardest part) And Voila! You have my famous Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies ready to put right into your mouth! If you're like me they won't last more than a more than a few hours^_^
Hope you all enjoy my recipe as much as I do and if you do end up making them, Tweet me a photo or let me know in the comments below! Happy Eating