October 24, 2014

Fashion Friday | Scarf Crush

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(photo credit to @celebstyleguide on IG)

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Plaid Fringe Scarf


Happy Friday!  This week has been a bit crazy, so I'm excited for the weekend to get here!  Are you a scarf lover?  I used not be so much, but this year I'm a bit obsessed with them.  How cute is the middle one?  It's from Target and only $16.99!  I've shared a couple of my favorites on IG already this season and I'm thinking that I would love to add the black and white buffalo plaid one to my collection as well!

Have a wonderful weekend!


October 21, 2014

New Black Doors

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Hi there! We finally finished painting the French doors to our study and I'm so happy with the new look!  Our study is right next to our front entry door, which is also black and it looks so much better.  I also have an entry table and buffet that are both black in this open entry area, so it flows nicely with those pieces as well.  I love the contrast against all the white in this room!  You can see the doors before in the below picture.

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I ended up going with Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze for my color, which is a deep charcoal as opposed to pure black.   And I'm so pleased with the color!  To paint the doors, we took them off the hinges and sprayed them with our paint sprayer and compressor using the same technique as this project, giving it a nice smooth finish.

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This is for sure one of those easy projects that sure makes a huge impact!  And one that left me wondering why we didn't do it sooner...

Have a great day!



October 16, 2014

Peanut Butter Blossom Spider Cookies

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Good Morning!  I hope everyone's week is going well.  After our rainy day nap on our Columbus Day holiday, the kids and I woke up hungry so we made these creepy little cookies. 

Not only is this one of my all time favorite cookies recipes, but it's a super cute, super easy idea for all your Halloween festivities.  Unlike a lot of cute cookies you buy in the store that are loaded with really sweet icing on top of an okay cookie, this cookie is really delicious!!  I shared the original recipe long ago right here.  And by changing the Hershey's Kiss that I normally put on top to a Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffle and adding some candy eyes and icing legs, one of the yummiest cookies is now an adorable spider.

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Peanut Butter Blossom Spider Cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffles (or candy of choice)
  • candy eyes
  • black tube icing
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Cream together butter, both sugars and peanut butter.  Add 1 egg and vanilla.  Add flour, baking soda and salt.  Mix all ingredients together until dough forms.
  3. Roll dough into walnut size balls.
  4. Roll in sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake 8 to 10 minutes.  While baking unwrap truffles
  6. Remove and allow the cookie to almost completely cool, then place truffle in the middle of the cookie pressing down a bit.  (If the cookies are too warm the truffle will melt and if too cool they won't stick to the cookie.)
  7. Completely cool cookie, then add legs with black icing and glue candy eyes on with a dab of icing on the back.
 
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A delicious peanut butter + chocolate cookie all dressed up in disguise for your Halloween festivities.

Hope you enjoy!