Monday, January 16, 2017

I'm a lumberjack and I'm OK.


I couldn't resist. I'm a closet Monty Python fan.

While I am not, in fact, an actual lumberjack, today I'm sharing the details for this lumberjack-esque outfit with you all! Though an alternate title for this post could easily be; "OMG look you guys I finally blogged! Wheeeeee!"


Details after the break! 
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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Perfect Gluten-free Sugar Cookie Recipe


So, uh. This recipe is way late. Clearly, right? I mean it's from before Christmas. But I feel zero guilt about that because OMG Christmas is busy. And I have kids and stuff. 

Also I ate these cookies for breakfast. 

All right, confession time is over now I swear. Who wants to make cookies? You know you do! And these are actually gluten-free sugar cookies that are indistinguishable from their gluten-y cousins. 
And even though these lovely pictures are kind of Christmas themed, I promise they're just as delicious the rest of the year too!


Ingredients: 


1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla
2 eggs
3 1/4 cups 1:1 gluten free baking flour (I used Bob's Red Mill 1:1 gluten-free baking flour and I LOVE IT)
1/4 cup milk

Instructions: 


1. Preheat your oven to 375. In a large mixing bowl, cream your butter and sugar until it's smooth, and then add your eggs and vanilla.

2. Add in your milk and flour until a thick dough forms. Now, you can refrigerate this dough if you need, so that it's easier to roll out and cut, or if you're like me you can throw caution to the wind and just make oddly round blob cookies because you don't want to wait the 3 hours you should wait to eat cookies.

3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and bake your cookies for 10 minutes. They shouldn't have a lot of color when they're done! If they're "golden brown" they're probably too crispy. Unless you like crispy cookies, and then feel free.

Step 4: (super important step) Shove cookies in face. Or dip in coffee. Or both, like I did. I can especially attest to the fact that if you choose to frost them, they're even more delicious when dipped in coffee!

I hope you enjoy these! I know I did, and I'll be making them again soon. I might have some in the oven right now. Don't judge me!


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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year!


You guys, 2016 is almost over (but not before apparently taking half our celebrities with it...) and I'm celebrating by blogging over at My Style Boise about my top three tips for NYE dressing, featuring local boutiques here in Boise. Go check it out, and give the Boise style scene some love! Oh, and here's to 2017 being an amazing year for us all!

photo credit: Sydney Studios & Co

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Ten really easy and fast last minute holiday DIY gift ideas people will actually want to get!


Hey guys! Done with all your Holiday shopping yet? Yeah? Confession time...I'm totally not. I know, we're sitting at ten days before Christmas and I still need to buy, uh, a fewish things. Maybe more. And it's currently snowing outside so I have no idea when I'll be able to leave the house to actually go do that shopping...but I digress. 

If you're like me, and you're also not done yet (and stuck at home due to snow), then for you darling readers I've whipped up this list of ten super easy, SUPER last minute gifts you can make with zero sewing involved. Most of them you can even do in front of the latest season of Gilmore Girls (which...yeah...is what I'm doing right now too)

So here you guys go! Ten DIY gifts you can make super, super SUPER last minute!



Not going to lie, I love my blanket scarf and use it all the time, with practically everything.



I still wear this one, too. I even made a matching hat!







One of these is still on my keychain, the other one is now they charm on my favorite Coach bag!



I use one of these for my rings in my bathroom!



My friend stole this gold striped number and won't give it back, I'm going to take that as a compliment. Right?



I wore this one last week!








I wear these all the time too! 





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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Finally sweater weather...and three tips for finding a great sweater at the thrift store!

three tips for finding a great sweater at the thrift store
three tips for finding a great sweater at the thrift store

I wait all year for sweater weather. Don't get me wrong, I love sundresses so much, but cold crisp weather and cozy sweaters are my favorite. I spend all year at thrift stores looking for sweaters, even in the middle of summer! Actually, summer is the best time to look for great sweaters at the thrift store, because they're usually super cheap (around $3-6!) and no one else is looking for them...but more on that in a second.

three tips for finding a great sweater at the thrift store
three tips for finding a great sweater at the thrift store

Click through for more details! 

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Quick cold weather fashion DIY: Romper to top refashion (plus, a thrifted outfit!)

Quick cold weather fashion DIY: Romper to top refashion (plus, a thrifted outfit!)
Quick cold weather fashion DIY: Romper to top refashion (plus, a thrifted outfit!)
Quick cold weather fashion DIY: Romper to top refashion (plus, a thrifted outfit!)

I'm always sad in the fall when I have to put my summer clothes away for the year. My sundresses I can safely stash away knowing I'm going to see and wear them again in the spring, but sometimes there are trendier pieces that I really like, but don't know if I'm going to be able to use again next summer. This romper was one of those! 

Click through for more details on how I refashioned my romper (it's so easy you'll be pulling your summer clothes back out, I promise) and cost breakdown of my thrifted outfit!

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Monday, November 21, 2016

gluten-free Thanksgiving turkey sage dressing recipe-from scratch

gluten-free Thanksgiving turkey sage dressing recipe-from scratch

Who else is excited about Thursday?

gluten-free Thanksgiving turkey sage dressing recipe-from scratch

One of my absolute favorite side dishes during the holiday season has got to be dressing. Savory, soft, glorious turkey dressing made from scratch and covered in gravy. This year, we're doing a completely gluten-free Thanksgiving meal, but I was determined to figure out a way to make my homemade turkey dressing and still staying completely G-free. 

I succeeded. 
gluten-free Thanksgiving turkey sage dressing recipe-from scratch

Today I'm going to share my recipe for homemade gluten-free turkey sage dressing with you all!

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