"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be."

-Shel Silverstein


DAY 62

Day 62:

Like I mentioned yesterday, I attempted to make homemade thin mints today, key word = attempted. They turned out more like mint chocolate cookies, but they are delicious. I don't know what went wrong from the recipe to how they turned out, but I still think they are pretty dang tasty! I got the recipe from here and it seemed simple enough, but I really can't think of what was different between what I used and what the recipe called for. After mixing everything together, you were supposed to end up with small pebbles; this is what I ended up with:

So, I thought well, I'll try and still form a log with everything and see what happens. I was able to make the log and let it set in the fridge, but then when I went to cut it to get the circles, the dough ran together so I just cut some chunks off and formed balls of dough. I haven't yet put the topping on yet (im waiting until i get back from work tonight), but I'll let you know how it turns out sometime later on in the weekend!

Now on to Little Women. Everyone said to continue with it and I'm really trying, but I think I've discovered my problem. The print is too small! I feel so overwhelmed when I look at the page and the writing it tiny and it is all squished on the page. Solution: go to the library and check one out with larger print. Problem: library doesn't have another copy. Solution: order one off Amazon for $.15. PROBLEM SOLVED!
In the meantime, I'll be reading The Condition by Jennifer Haigh. I got this book as a "Bargain Book" from Barnes & Noble a while back so I'm pretty excited to read it!

I also went shopping today! I was trying to find a dress for tomorrow for my stepdad's retirement party, but I didn't really have too much luck. I first went to my second home, Target, and found a mint colored dress that was really cute on, but when I sent the picture to my mom to see if she liked the color, she said that she didn't so I continued on my quest. I kept comparing dresses to this one, and none were as cute! I wanted something different from my usual blue and purple, but I couldn't find one that I really liked. So eventually I found a blue and purple one (shocking!) at Kohl's and then went back to Target to get the mint one. Now I have to decided if I want to keep both of them or return one. I'm kind of leaning toward keeping them :)

Here's the Target one one the left and the one from Kohl's on the right. Does anyone have an opinion as to which one I should return? (or if i should keep both?)


  1. If it was ME I'd keep the Kohl's one. HOWEVER, it's hard to make the decision without seeing them on you, ya know? You can never judge clothes by how they look on a mannequin.

  2. First off, thin mints are my favorite! But, those cookies look beyond good...and I vote for keep both if you can...they look adorable!

  3. hey! :D

    the cookies sound delish! <3

    also keep both!
    you can never have enough of dresses.


  4. cookies looks great
    just keep both :)


  5. so the cookies didn't come out as planned...at least you said they were delicious! now i want to try to make some. thanks for sharing the recipe. i <3 mint chocolate, but no one else in my family does, so if i screw up...yeah. lol.

    target is like my 2nd home too! haha! i love it there too much. as for the dresses, i really love the print/color of the kohl's one, but the white one is pretty too. i'd say keep both! ;D couldn't hurt.


  6. If I HAD to pick...I'd go with the Target one. I love LWDs!

  7. They look so good!
    I'm still ATTEMPTING to make chocolate chip cookies from scratch. haha.


  8. Yummm. I like both dresses. Keep them!


  9. I love Target! And those cooies look fabulous!


  10. Those cookies look soooo good!

    And I think you should keep both dresses :-)