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Hi there, Brittany and Laura here! We are so thrilled to be taking over PB&J Boutique’s blog while

‘On the Move’!

As for a little groundwork about us….

Laura began here career in fashion with PB&J Boutique while in college. Thankful she did, as she discovered her passion and continues in the industry today! Brittany is a Cosmetologist specializing in celebrity and editorial makeup. Together, they made an exciting move to Los Angeles to pursue their dreams. Upon our move, we teamed with with PB&J Boutique to document our monthly must-haves paired with our favorite seasonal make-up trends.

Today’s winter look is comfy, casual and chic while the make-up dresses it up for that added holiday glow!

PS- Make sure you don’t miss the link to the tutorial :)

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Learn how to get the look, see the link below:

Soft Holiday Make Up Tutorial

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Get the look here:

Laura: Dress / Boots / Necklace / Ring

Brittany: Sweater(similar) / Denim / Boots / Necklace

Stay tuned #prettynpbj

XO, B&L

Who Loves Cookies???

I love cookies. Like, LOVE! Who doesn’t? Every December, I bake cookies for my family and friends. I always make my famous “heaven cookies,” Lemon Gems, and Sugar Cookies. For fun, I’ll usually add in a few unique cookie recipes like Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate and Red Velvet Cake Balls. Last year, I had to travel by plane to see my family during the holidays. On the way to the airport, I realized I forgot all 100+ cookies in my refrigerator! My friend and her family enjoyed them and now I’m sure they expect a special cookie package.  ;) Don’t worry Darlene I won’t forget about you this year!

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It usually takes all day to bake my cookies! Last year, I got a beautiful Kitchen Aid stand mixer for a gift (thanks hubby) and that’s one great cookie mixer. My heaven cookies are my most requested cookie recipe; named as such because my sister-in-law says they taste like heaven :)

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Heaven Cookies

4 1/2 cups flour                                                     2 packages (3.4oz) vanilla pudding

2 teaspoons baking soda                                    4 eggs

2 cups butter, softened                                       2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar                         2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1/2 cups white sugar                                            2 cups dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Sift flower and baking soda together. In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat in pudding mix. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Blend in the flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop cookies by rounded spoonfuls or cookie scoop onto un-greased cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Edges should be lightly golden brown.

You can play with the bake time a little…I like the cookies to be a bit soft in the middle. They taste like delicious cookie dough! It makes approximately 4 dozen depending on the size of cookies you make. I have a dairy allergy so I usually use I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter instead of real butter. It doesn’t have much dairy in the ingredients and I think it makes my heaven cookies extra fluffy. Just a little tip :)

Recipe adapted from http://allrecipes.com/recipe/award-winning-soft-chocolate-chip-cookies/

Happy Baking

Laura J

Hozier – Artist Spotlight

The cold, rainy weather in Northern California has finally made an appearance, and I couldn’t be enjoying it more. On days like these, I love to stay inside and listen to music. Sometimes I find myself playing the same songs over and over, but when you’re cooped up inside, it becomes the perfect excuse to try out some new songs. A new artist I wanted to introduce to you all is Hozier.

Andrew Hozier, Byrne a.k.a. Hozier is an Irish musician with a distinct sound. His album “Hozier” released in 2014 is a mix of blues, R&B and soul. He is recently known for his EP Take Me to Church released in 2013 but his talent goes far beyond this single.

As I went through the album I found myself falling for every song. Each is a completely new sound and worth taking a listen. Here are a few of my favorites from the album. Let me know what you think! Hozier has made it into my daily rotation and I’m hooked.

Someone New:

Work Song:

From Eden:

Enjoy!

-Kayla

Viva Las Tigerlily

When I was five years old, my dad took me to Las Vegas for the first time and we went to every arcade within a five mile radius of our hotel. Growing up in Southern California made me only four hours away from Vegas and I have gone at least once a year since that very first trip.

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Everything I knew about Vegas changed when I turned 21 just a couple of weeks ago. My parents took myself and two friends for a weekend trip before Thanksgiving. We walked around the casinos, did some shopping and enjoyed the weather during the day.

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The real fun started when my friends and I wanted to enjoy the nightlife. Because the temperature dropped significantly at night, yet the clubs remained warm, finding an outfit and shoes to wear that were comfortable, stylish and warm was posing to be a challenge. 

Nevertheless, I found the perfect vegas outfit, the Jumeaux Onesie by Tigerlily. This romper has long sleeves that kept me warm while I walked around at night, yet it was still light enough that I was comfortable in the clubs. Plus, wearing a romper was such a good idea, nothing was going to stop me from dancing all night long.

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It’s no secret that I am a clumsy person, so when I am wearing high heels, I tend to look like a baby giraffe learning how to walk. Heels are a necessity in Vegas, but I knew I was not going to be lasting all night in a pair of five inch heels. Then I found the Sophisticated Lady heels by Seychelles. I’m not lying when I say that I danced the night away in these chunky heels, they were so easy to walk in and I never had to worry about keeping a spare pair of flats in my clutch.

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I had so much fun dressing up in my day and night clothes while I was in Vegas. Here are some of the other outfits that I wore during my trip:

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If you have an upcoming Vegas trip, be sure to take a look at all of the fun party clothes that PB&J has in store!

Thanks for reading!

~Rachael

A Little Holiday Cheer!

It’s that time of year for getting all decked out for the Holidays. At PB&J Boutique we always love this time of year and are getting in the Holiday spirit. The ladies have added a bit of twinkle, a dash of snow and hung our stockings in anticipation for this Christmas Season. We hope you all enjoy decking out your homes for the holidays. Enjoy!


 

IMG_9767 As you walk in the front door at PB&J Boutique your nose will suddenly smell the fresh scents of Library of Flowers, our newest line at PB&J Boutique. The line is made in the USA and we have all decided we love all the scents so much that we can’t pick a favorite. In-store now and online very soon!

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The Parfum Crema pictured above smells so wonderful! All the scents smell so fresh & clean!IMG_9783 IMG_9787 IMG_9791 IMG_9798Come in and select some of your very favorite items at PB&J Boutique or visit us at www.pbjshop.com We would be happy to add the items to your very own in house wish list or email the list to whomever you choose. They can even shop from home www.pbjshop.com if they don’t have time to come in or live outside the Chico, CA area. Please email [email protected]

Please include the following for your Wish List:

1. Visit us at www.pbjshop.com

2. Title your subject Line: Wish List

3. Include your First & Last Name

4. Include links or simply the names of the items

5. Size per Item

6. Color preferences if there are any

 

7. Name & Email Address(s) of whom you would like your list sent to. (The email address(s) will solely be used for your wish list).

Remember we always offer fast free shipping to the USA & Canada!


 

I hope you enjoyed some of our PB&J Holiday Decor!

Happy Decorating!

~Erica

 

 

Nail Talk: Essie’s Collection

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The changing of seasons calls for a polish revamp. Just like sweaters need to be rotated, so does polish. It is so easy to grab the same color over and over. I wanted to share a few favorites from Essie’s Collection.

The first, Bikini So Teeny is an adorable cornflower blue. I saw this color all over the runway this season. Designers from Elie Saab who incorporated it into beaded dresses, to Ralph Lauren who did several suit separates. This color is everywhere! It is a bright baby blue, which can seem more of a spring color, however, when paired with greys and jewel tones it translates to an edgy winter color. I wore this color with a Rails button down and paired it with grey pants and the Fleece Funnel Jacket by Heather. I finally broke out of my comfort zone of pinks and embraced the blue. I feared that this polish would take several coats due to the light color. However, two coats did it. The first application gave a light blue coat with small sparkles. On the second coat, the color was much darker and the sparkles were very subtle.

The next, Penny talk is a shimmering copper metallic. I love the idea of incorporating metallics into an ensemble. The color is a fresh, sophisticated alternative to chunky sparkle polishes. My favorite thing about this color is only one coat is needed! Great, for last minute touch ups before heading out the door. I find the copper color play Continue reading

Holiday Travel Plans…

I can’t believe it’s almost Thanksgiving! (Next week!) If you’re traveling and looking for the perfect bag, these Atenti bags are perfect for a long weekend getaway.

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Thanksgiving trips always seem to be a quick getaway with the holiday falling on a Thursday.  Wherever your holiday travels take you: the beach, the snow, the desert, or the city, this bag will serve you well as a carry on or as your pack all. My personal favorites are the faux fur bags; very soft and very lux looking. Why should you have a boring black suitcase like everyone else? :) When not traveling, it would be the perfect bag to take to the gym.

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These bags would also be a great holiday gift idea. Only about 5 more weeks until Christmas. It’s crazy how quick the holiday season came upon us!

-Laura J

November Favorites

Where does the time go? We feel like it was just summertime and now here we are, almost in the middle of November. We live for this cozy weather here at PB&J Boutique and we thought it would be so much fun to share some of our November favorites with all of you.

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Bright and cozy socks: Basic Frills Socks

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Festive pajamas: Cami Sleep Set

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Fun rain boots: Black Paisley Rain Boot

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Cute little booties: Gen

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The perfect lounge pants: Silk Trimmed Fleece Pant

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The best smelling lotion: Hand & Body Lotion

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A long sweater: Kaixin Long Hoodie

We hope you enjoyed our November favorites! What are some of yours?

~The Ladies of PB&J

Socks on Socks on Socks

As the weather gets colder, I find myself pulling all of my warmer clothes out of the back of my closet. While I am a huge fan of cozy sweaters, there is another article of clothing that I am also obsessed with when it’s chilly outside: Socks! Needless to say, when PB&J Boutique started carrying the brand Teacup Socks, I couldn’t wait to stock up! Here are some of my favorites:

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Solid Frill Socks

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Heart Socks

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Basic Frills Socks

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Knee Bow

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Knee Flower

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Tiny Flower Socks

There are just so many styles and colors to love! To see more of our sock collection, visit PB&J Boutique.

~Rachael