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Things to do in Columbus: Summer 2016 & Graeter’s Giveaway

What are your plans for the rest of the summer? Columbus has so much to offer and I plan to do as much as possible, all with a cone of ice cream in hand.

Graeter's Ice Cream 2
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April 2016 Stitch Fix #15

Skip the mall, finding a parking spot, and waiting in line. Get a personal stylist from Stitch Fix and let them pick out 5 items tailored specifically to you – shipped right to your door!

Stitch Fix

Remember when I posted about my least favorite Stitch Fix 2 weeks ago? Well the awesome people over at Stitch Fix granted me a redo and even refunded my $20 styling fee so it’s as if it never happened! I tried to be as painfully specific as possible in my note to my stylist this time and made sure my Pinterest board was up to date. I even went though my style survey again just to make sure I covered all my bases. The more info the better, especially since I am kind of particular and already have a lot of items in my closet arsenal.

April 2016 Stitch Fix #15


So let’s try this again, shall we? Pardon the photos as no one was around to help me, so enjoy the humor that is me trying to take these photos in my full length mirror. It reminds me of Myspace photos from back in the day – except my head is cut off cause as usual I’m making strange faces!
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April 2016 Stitch Fix #14

Shopping can be a pain in the butt, searching all those racks for particular items you are looking for. Instead, let your own personal stylist with Stitch Fix do all the work and it will be shipped right to your door!

Stitch Fix

AT LAST! My Stitch Fix has arrived! Ever since downgrading from every other month to quarterly in order to stick to my budget I have been patiently waiting for this one to arrive, tried to provide a helpful note to my stylist, and pinned things. The more details you give them both in your notes and your feedback, the better your fixes are supposed to be and I wanted to make sure that every fix counted since I am only getting 4 a year right now.

April 2016 Stitch Fix 1


Now that it’s here you can imagine my excitement. I’ve never not kept at least one item and usually I don’t keep more just because the price tag is too rich, but I was ready to splurge a little because I’ve been doing so well thus far with my budgeting. Prepare yourself… because this was not what I expected…
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January 2016 Stitch Fix #13

Don’t want to endure the cold to go shopping? Sign up for your own personal stylist with Stitch Fix and it will be shipped right to your door!

Stitch Fix

I am cruel to myself. You see, a few friends and I banned together for a year long spending-limit/savings goal, setting a limit for all personal shopping expenses for the year in an effort to beef up our savings accounts. Thankfully we agreed that travel is not included as I already have my tickets to visit family in LA in a few weeks. However, here I am with my latest Stitch Fix, wishing I remembered to reduce the frequency of their arrival! You can have fixes sent to you at various frequencies and I have been sticking with every other month because it worked better with my budget, but I think I am going to reduce to every 3 months. For more details on Stitch Fix and how it works, check out my post from December 2014.

January 2016 Stitch Fix #13


Since the fix is here in my arms, I figured I may as well let myself take away one item since I can apply the $20 styling fee towards anything I keep. Otherwise, I’d have to kiss it goodbye and mark it off from my total allowed for the year – no bueno. So let’s see which piece is the winner shall we?
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Best of 2015

Journey back through time as I recap the best recipes on The Spiffy Cookie in 2015, both reader favorites and some of my own!

Best of 2015 Recipes
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November 2015 Stitch Fix #12

Enjoy trying new things? Or do you just need help finding the basics? Sign up for your own personal stylist with Stitch Fix and let them do the work for you!

Stitch Fix

Get ready for your bi-monthly installment of awkward Erin photos! Aka showing you what I got in my latest Stitch Fix while trying not to feel self conscious. I purposely cut my head off every photo because you don’t need to see the expressions I am making haha. Not familiar with Stitch Fix? In short it is like have a virtual stylist who picks out clothing based on your preferences and feedback. You can have fixes sent to you at various frequencies and I have been sticking with every other month because it works better with my budget. For more details on Stitch Fix and how it works, check out my post from December 2014.

November 2015 Stitch Fix 1


This month I was yearning for thick warm sweaters and some fun pieces for fall. Sonjya was my stylist this month and she pulled some great pieces inspired by my Pinterest board. Let’s see what I got…
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September 2015 Stitch Fix #11

Don’t have time to go shopping? Sign up for your own personal stylist with Stitch Fix and let them do the work for you!

Stitch Fix

It’s Stitch Fix time again! I know I said I signed up for fixes every other month and I already had a fix in August but I had to switch around my months because I will be moving in December and don’t want it lost in transit! So September/November/etc it is! For more details on Stitch Fix and how it works, check out my post from December 2014.

This month I actually had a few requests: emerald green skinny jeans, olive army vest, sweater, and maybe a floral or flannel top. Just to see if I could pull them off. Let’s see how it went…


P.S. I didn’t have my designated paparazzi this time so pardon my subpar photos of my outfits. I did my best with what I had!

September 2015 Stitch Fix 1

Side note: The necklace I am wearing is from Rocksbox. If you are interested in a similar program with strictly accessories, you need to check it out! I got a free month and am now hooked. For your own free month (no strings attached for real) use code: ERINBFF367.
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Top 10 Favorite Peanut Butter & Chocolate Recipes

It’s almost that time of year again… college football season is nearly upon us! And you know what that means right? Here on The Spiffy Cookie at least it means the reinstatement of Peanut Butter & Chocolate Saturdays! Be sure to follow along all season with #PBChocSat and of course check in here every Saturday for a weekly buckeye-inspired treat.

Top 10 Favorite Peanut Butter and Chocolate Recipes
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August 2015 Stitch Fix #10

Tired of digging around retail stores for clothing? Sign up for your own personal stylist with Stitch Fix and get real style advice and clothes catered to you.

Stitch Fix

It’s Stitch Fix time! This month I was more excited than usual because the amazingly awesome Hayley (Domestic Rebel) was my stylist! I was so excited to hear that she is one of their stylists now and made sure to request her for my next fix. Easy peasy! For more details on Stitch Fix and how it works, check out my post from December 2014.

August 2015 Stitch Fix 1


Side note: The necklace I am wearing is from my previous fix and the belt is one I already owned. If you are interested in a similar program with strictly accessories, you need to check out Rocksbox. I got a free month and am now hooked. For your own free month (no strings attached for real) use code: ERINBFF367.
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Top 10 Favorite S’mores Recipes

Summertime brings camping and s’mores. But not everyone likes to sit around a campfire so here are 10 s’mores inspired desserts to get your fix.

Top 10 Favorite S'mores Recipes
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