Thursday, July 25, 2013


R E C I P E  for  V A N I L L A  S U G A R  C O O K I E S

1 cup slightly softened butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
2 extra large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
4 (or 4 1/2 cups) flour

1. Cream the butter and sugars together.
2. Add the eggs and the vanilla and mix thoroughly
3. Add the salt and baking powder and again with the mixing of the dough.
4. Add only 3 cups of flour to begin with. Then add additional flour 1/2 cup at a time until the dough is no longer sticky and holds together.
5. Bake at 350F. If you roll to 3/16" thick, bake for about 7 minutes. If you roll to 1/4" thick, bake for about 10 minutes. 

(Please visit LilaLoa for the full recipe details // I used her recipe for these cookies! :) )

I added a dash of cocoa powder to half of the mix to make chocolate cookies too. They came out perfect and just the way I wanted it too! This recipe doesn't make the cookies "spread" when baked in the oven. Going to make the second batch of these cuties soon. Enjoy making them, if you do :) x

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Truly only You know my heart. I have little words to denote how I feel. I sat there in the bathroom with only the glow of the moonlight and a small candle I lit up. Tears streamed down my face all of a sudden. But my pulse was steady. At once I knew, Your presence was with me -- is always with me. My tears are words to You, God. For I do not know how to put them into my own literal sentences. As long as You and I know. That is enough. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


I'm really thankful I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to review a new fragrance called Boss Orange, by Hugo Boss. I was captivated by the packaging when I first got hold of it -- being the design student that I am.. 

The fragrance smells of sweet apples which give a crisp and delicately first impression.  Meanwhile the subtle heart of the scent, composed of cinnamon, conveys a warm and soulful edge. It's a very fresh and summery scent that's great for day to night events. Definitely a new favourite!