Festive In Fair Isle!

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Hat – Danier Leather (not online) / Similar Jacket / Top / Scarf / Jeans / Bag / Pom Pom – Town Shoes (not online) / Boots

Happy Friday everyone!!

For todays post, I’m sharing my new favorite Fair Isle scarf because it literally looks like a winter wonderland! I dont normally buy scarves from Aldo but when I saw this one in the store I fell inlove instantly. I’m thinking of wearing it on Christmas eve with a cream mock neck sweater, because it looks especially festive paired with other cream pieces!

Anyway… I still cant believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve! Where has December gone!? I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend filled with family and fun!

<3

Merry Christmas!

Staying Cozy This Holiday – with AdoreMe!

Happy Monday everyone!!

With Christmas only 6 days away I wanted to share one of my favorite ways to stay comfy and cozy this holiday season; with sleepwear.

For today’s post I’m teaming up with AdoreMe to feature my #holidayflatlay, which includes my favorite pair of festive PJ’s, slipper socks, and my go-to holiday candle. Canada gets extremely cold this time of year, so I really appreciate a good Pajama set! As soon as I get home after a day of running around I change straight into my cozy Pajama’s to warm up…. and there’s just something about Pajamas that instantly relaxes me once I put them on!

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I’m a huge sucker for matching sets – especially around Christmas! I love the idea of waking up on Christmas morning and unwrapping gifts feeling cozy but still put together.

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AdoreMe has sooo many cute sleep set options on their site which would make perfect holiday gifts – or just a gift for yourself! Your first set is only $24.99(!!!) with free shipping and returns. They also carry seriously stunning bra and undie sets as well. Its definitely worth a visit to their site if your someone who loves lounge wear like I do, every time I check their site I find more things I want to order…its dangerous!

I’m linking some of my favorite pajama sets off their website down below <3

 

Cami & Jogger Set / Tee and Shorts Set / Tee and Legging Set/

Check out the AdoreMe Pinterest page for more holiday sleepwear inspiration <3

 

The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe For The Holidays!!

Hi guys!!

Last week I mentioned that every year around Christmas my mom, sister and I bake up a huge batch of sugar cookies and spend a whole night decorating them. Well this passed weekend we did just that and today I’m sharing the recipe for the best sugar cookies ever!!

If you love soft baked chewy cookies you are going to love these, I promise.

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Our Famous Sugar Cookie Recipe: (Makes one batch)

Dry Ingredients:

1 cup sugar

2 cups flour

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter

1 egg

1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon milk

Steps:

  1. When you start making the dough – first combine all the dry ingredients in one bowl and all the wet ingredients in another (separate) bowl. After that is complete then mix both bowls of ingredients together.
  2. Then divide it up by batch (if your making more then one batch) and cover in saran wrap. Keep it in the fridge over night to cool – or approx 4 hours until dough has cooled
  3. Next, roll your dough out (not too thin) using flour on the counter.
  4. Once you’ve got the dough rolled out grab your festive cookie cutters and go to town!
  5. Bake at 350 for 10(ish) minutes. You want to ensure these don’t over cook. I usually wait 8 mins and then keep an eye on them for the last few minutes.

**Depending on the thickness of the dough they may take a little shorter or a little longer then 10 minutes.

 

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Now for the best part….the decorating!

We like to make all different colours of icing just by adding food colouring to our icing recipe, which is just a bit of melted butter, milk, and icing sugar.

We don’t follow an exact recipe for this because we make so many different sizes of icing batches depending on the colour. Just keep adding icing sugar to your butter and milk mixture until you get to your desired consistency.

**You don’t want runny icing if your making designs on your cookies, so be generous with the icing sugar 🙂img_5533

I love making some of my sugar cookies into Belgium cookies by just adding some jam in the middle of two cookies and a little icing on the top! These taste amazingggg, you have to try them if you haven’t already!

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and Voila!

If you try this recipe I would love to hear what you thought of it. Hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the week.

<3

 

 

 

 

The Girly Girl Gift Guide!

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 Plush robe / #Girlboss book  / Starbucks tumblerReading socks /  Rose gold candle / MK bag / Iphone power bank / Iphone charging cordGold swell bottle / Eye shadow Pallet /

Happy Friday everyone!!

Christmas is right around the corner so I figured now is a good time to share a holiday gift guide with you, for that girly girl on your list. I am personally obsessed with everything on this list and want to buy it all, so it’s definitely girly girl approved (haha!).

Plush robe

A nice soft robe is a great gift for anyone on your list, especially that girly girl who loves taking hot baths (or really long showers) and putting on something super comfortable after! Its a great alternative to Pj’s since they are usually one size fits most, and if you find one that’s not, it’s a lot easier to guess a size in a robe because it doesn’t have to be exact!

#Girlboss book

I have heard nothing but good things about this book, I haven’t read it myself so I cant go too into detail but It’s about the creator of the online clothing retailer ‘NastyGal’ and her experiences from started her brand from the ground up! I’ve heard its very motivating and inspiring, I’ve added it to my own Christmas list too!

Starbucks tumbler 

Who doesnt love a Starbucks tumbler!? and this one has polar bears on it, LOVE!

Reading socks

These are the absolute best alternative to a slipper! I personally don’t wear slippers very often because I find they slide around on my feet when I’m walking or they fall off when I’m laying on my bed and have my feet up. But these reading socks are like normal thick socks but have a super soft faux Sherpa lining inside! They end up back on my Christmas list every year because I’m so obsessed.

Rose-gold candle 

For starters candles are great all year round but this one is so gorgeous I couldn’t not add it to this list! I can also see it being the cutest jewelry/ring holder when you’ve finished with the candle too, it’s like two gifts in one!

Micheal Kors cross-body bag

Every girl needs the perfect mid-sized cross body bag for when shes off to the mall or out to dinner. I’m a major tote bag lover but for me, my bag just gets in the way when I’m out for the day shopping. It gets heavy on my arm and its hard to navigate through tight spaces (especially with a big winter jacket on too!). Which is why this bag is perfect for those days, she can throw in her wallet, keys, phone, and any other little things she might need and shes good to go!

Iphone power bank

This one is great for the girly girl who is always on her phone. For me, my phone usually starts losing power at the least opportune times! Which means everyday before I leave the house I have to remember to bring my one and only charging cord out with me and find an outlet to charge my phone when its dying. But with this she can have her own back up battery power in her purse where ever she goes! AND you can get one to match whatever colour Iphone she has – girly girls love to match! <3

Iphone charging cord

I put this one in here as an extension to the power bank. A special charging cord that can stay in her purse with the power bank would be ideal so she doesn’t have to remember to bring her one from home all the time!

Gold Swell bottle 

These are the best for keeping hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold, and come in a ton of colours and patterns!!

Urban Decay eye shadow pallet – Naked 3

Depending of what shades of eye shadow she usually wears, Urban Decay will have a pallet for her! I have been coveting the Naked 3 pallet for years because I wear a lot of gold tones, but if shes more of a neutral girl the Naked or Naked 2 pallets are great as well!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by & I hope you have an amazing weekend!

<3

 

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