Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday's Fashion Finds-Guest Post from Taylor at Covergirl and Converse

Hello all! Hope you are having a wonderful Friday! Today I'd like to welcome Taylor from Covergirl and Converse! Taylor's got an amazing blog, so it is such an honor to have her guest posting here at Tall Tales at Tea Time! Enjoy! :)

Hey everyone! It's Taylor from CoverGirl + Converse, and I'm ecstatic about the opportunity to guest post for Friday's Fashion Finds on one of my favorite blogs. ;)
For this post, I thought I'd share with you some inspiration from one of my favorite celebrities, Lily Collins, and then put together an outfit inspired by her style. Take a look!

Lily's style is the epitome of classy, and I absolutely adore it! I love how everything she wears is consistent with this preppy look. Below is an outfit inspired by her pretty style!

Lily Collins Inspired
flats | bag | earrings | dress unavailable

What do you think of Lily's preppy + classy style? Let us know!

Thanks for having me, Madison! It's been a pleasure! ;)
Be sure to head over to my blog soon, I'd love to see you stop by!


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Health & Fitness

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a great Tuesday! So lets be honest, getting fit is not easy. I myself have been working on the process of living a healthier and more fit lifestyle for quite some time and have found it to be quite the challenge. Hard, yes. Impossible, no.  Each week, I'd like to share tips, encouragement, and ideas with you all for getting healthy and fit! Let me know what you think about this idea!

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Writing Inspiration

Hello all! Hope you are having a pretty good Monday! One thing as a writer I enjoy to write is fan fiction. It's a fun way to add your own part to one of your favorite stories. What do you think about fan fiction?

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Saturday, January 19, 2013


Hello everyone! Hope you're having a lovely Saturday! Today I wanted to share this recipe for homemade Nutter Butters! These cookies are a favorite in my family, so I'm definitely going to have to make them sometime. Let me know what you think!

Homemade Nutter Butters

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • approx 1/3 cup extra sugar for rolling
  • Filling:
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
How to Make
  1. In a large bowl with mixer beat butter, peanut butter, and sugars until light and fluffy, about 30 seconds on medium-high speed. Lower mixer to medium and add eggs and vanilla continuing to mix until combined. Turn mixer to low and add in flour, baking soda and baking powder. Mix until combined. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°
  3. Form chilled dough first into 1 inch balls and then form into a log shape. Roll the log-shaped dough in extra granulated sugar and place on baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Using a fork press down on cookie creating a criss-cross pattern. Pinch the center to create the peanut shape.
  4. Bake for 6-8 minutes until edges are lightly golden. Cool on baking sheet 2-3 minutes and then transfer to wire rack to continue cooling.
  5. Filling:
  6. In a large bowl beat butter and peanut butter together until smooth. Slowly add in your powdered sugar and turn mixer speed up to medium and beat until filling is smooth. Add your milk, one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  7. Spread a heaping tablespoon of filling onto the bottom of one of the peanut butter cookies and then top with another cookie to create sandwich.
Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday's Fashion Finds-Emma Watson

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful Friday. So lately, I have been absolutely loving the style of Emma Watson! What do you think about Emma's style?

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Weekly Obsession

Hello all! Hope you are having a wonderful Thursday! Starting today, I will now be having a special weekly post called, The Weekly Obsession. These posts will be about my little random obsessions of the week! I would love to hear your comments each week about your little obsessions as well! Here we go!

My Hobbit Door Necklace! Every LOTR fan should own one! :)

I just started year five of the Harry Potter Series! 

My aunt gave me these fuzzy socks for Christmas. LOVE them!!
Keep this quote in mind during a race...I promise it'll help! :)

Owl City, "Gold"- Incredible song!

These Frozen Banana and Peanut Butter Nibblers are so good! I made some the other day for a snack. I put mine in the freezer for about 45 minutes. 

Emma Watson! I love her style. 

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Don't Quit

Hello all! Hope you are having a great Tuesday! We all have problems, there's no denying it. One problem I have been trying to work on in my life is not giving up so easily. When I run long distances and there's lots of hills, there's always this little voice in my head telling me to slow down and walk. But I know deep down, I really can do it. So, I say back to that little voice "Nope." I think we all have to do that every once in a while when we want to give up on a dream we want to pursue or a goal we want to reach. Its really easy to give up soon. But you don't get the results you want. Here are a few circumstances where other people, who you just might know of, said "Nope." to that discouraging voice and kept going! 

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Saturday, January 12, 2013


Hello all! Hope you are having a super-amazing Saturday! Well, I want to apologize in advance if you are on a diet because this recipe for today ain't gonna help! :) looks sooo good! Let me know what you think about this recipe! 

Cookies ‘N Cream Oreo Fudge Brownies

1 box Brownie Mix

eggs & oil (as called for by the brownie mix)
1 heaping half cup (6 oz) Cookies & Cream ice cream
1/4 Cup hot fudge topping (chilled or room temp)

Preheat oven & spray an 8×8 baking dish generously with cooking spray. Combine brownie mix, eggs, and oil as directed on the back of the box, but do not add the water. Add ice cream and hot fudge to the brownie batter and stir to combine. Pour half of the brownie batter into the baking dish, layer with Oreos, then top with remaining batter. Bake for 40-50 minutes or as directed on the back of the box.

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday's Fashion Finds- Britt Nicole

Hello lovelies! Hope you are having a great Friday! So one of my absolute favorite fashion icons is Britt Nicole. Britt Nicole is a wonderful singer and I just love her style! Let me know what you think about this musician's style!

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