Friday Favorites #505

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Remembering Christmas Past

Thinking of Christmas in the past, while preparing for the Christmas of the present…enjoy the memories as I create more!

Welcome to our house, we believe in a simple, minimalist approach to holiday decor…just kidding! We believe in a cozy, interesting and and decidedly non-minimalist approach to the holidays…and I hope you enjoy it. Come inside our Foyer, hang up your coat and stay awhile.

And presenting the cutest little dove to ever grace the stage as a friendly beast…

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Friday Favorites #504

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Stocking up with Christmas Cheer

I can’t believe Christmas is almost here! The calendar is already filled up for the next month. I love the busyness of the season but really want to make time for the simple joys…like Christmas cookies. To make life a little easier, I find making the dough in advance a huge timesaver. Although the Princess says it’s not fair, I have mixed and frozen some of our most favorite Christmas cookie treats…this one is my favorite, chocolate sugar cookies with peppermint sprinkles! Don’t worry, I’ll show off the deliciousness when the season is in full swing.

The usual Cast of Characters

3 cups of flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Crushed candy canes, 3-4

The Steps to Glory

  • In a bowl whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of your mixer, add the rest of the ingredients and mix until smooth, I mixed mine about 3 minutes. Add the flour mixture in batches about 1/3 at a time and mix. 
  • Transfer the dough to a big piece of plastic wrap and gently knead it until it forms a ball. Wrap the cookie dough and refrigerate for at least an hour or freeze for later
  • Preheat  your oven to 350 degrees. Line a couple baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • I found it easier to cut the dough in 4 pieces and roll out each piece at a time so that it’s about 1/4 of an inch in thickness. Cut the cookies with your favorite cookie cutter or roll into balls and dip into peppermint sprinkles.
  • Place the cookies onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for about 9 to 11 minutes, just until the edges are firm and the center still slightly soft. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Transfer to a rack and cool. If you wish you can sprinkle them with icing sugar

I added it to my cookie stash in my freezer!

The Princess can’t wait for Christmas.

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Friday Favorites #503

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Some New Old Stuff For Fall

This season has been quite busy. I guess life is like that with a job and family that includes an energetic First Grader and a hard working hero. I have managed however, to pick up a few new old things to brighten my house. My goal is a cozy, welcoming home, a place that makes me smile the minute I walk through the door…no matter how busy the day has been. I love that the things I enjoy have a history, and have perhaps brought joy for many people before me. I hope you enjoy some of my recent finds!

Can you believe I found this beautiful quilt on EBay?! I love the vintage materials in fun fall colors.

I snapped up two more colored seltzer bottles at a local antique market. I love glass.

I’m still not sure what I’m going to do with this framed vintage grain-sack, but I’m sure the perfect spot will be found.

When my First Grade Princess is ready to read big girl books, I will have her covered. I love vintage classics and “Malt-shop” romances.

Our sweet Princess dressed as a Princess holding the oddest treat she found in her trick or treat bucket.

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