Fashion, Food, Desserts, being a 30-something mom is exciting!

A whole lot of Crazy

I’ve put together quite a unique blend of colors today, but I quite like it, crazy a it sounds! We have special aprons for bible study (I serve on the hospitality team), so this is my attempt to match them this morning!

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Cardigan: Target, $7 (I love waiting for their cardigans to go on sale! I scored yesterday!)
Blouse: Kate Spade
Skirt: Kate Spade
Belt: from my Lela Rose for Target dress
Shoes: Strassed Jimmy Choo flats
Necklace: Banana Republic
Watch: Omega Seamaster (vintage)
Handbag: Kate Spade

My necklace with the detail on my blouse:

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My watch:

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And for fun, the manicure I have myself last night! I use the gelish polishes, with the light and all that. Over Christmas I put crystals on my daughters nails, but I used glue. I got the great idea last night to cure the crystals right into the top coat! It worked marvelously!!

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And for those who don’t follow me on Instagram (katespadegirl), here’s my fun I had yesterday!

First, macawrongs. I tried a new recipe, the one from Bouchon. Sorry, but Chez Jules kicks it’s patootie!:

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But I thought I’d give it a second try, just in case it was user error. The second batch? I call these “macamoons”:

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They still taste amazing, so it’s not a total loss. Luckily my friends at bible study love them no matter how they look!

But finally, reverting back to MY recipe (through lots of trial and error last year!), I had a 95% success rate! My perfect footed Macarons:

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Mmmmm. I was jumping up and down in excitement last night! It’s always unknown with these cookies. I’ve been baking since I was a teenager, and I have never encountered such a fussy little cookie. But they are worth the effort and heartache.

So yes, I had tea and almond Macarons for breakfast. Yummy yummy!!

Until next time,

Jules

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