The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe!

The best sugar cookies

Merry Christmas Eve everyone! I figured it would be fitting to share my Mom’s delicious sugar cookie recipe today 🙂  I don’t only use this recipe at Christmas time, it is also my go to for baking throughout the year. This recipe makes the PERFECT sugar cookies!

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups flour

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg yolk, slightly beaten

3 tbsp. milk

1/2 tsp.vanilla

best sugar cookies

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees

Cream butter, add the sugar and mix

Add the egg yolk, mix well

Add dry ingredients alternately with milk

Add the vanilla

Chill your dough thoroughly

Roll 1/4 inch thick

Bake  at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes

Wait for the cookies to completely cool before you ice them

delicious sugar cookie recipe

Enjoy!!!

I hope that you all have the most wonderful Christmas with your loved ones.  I am SO excited to wake up tomorrow morning with my little loves!

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

The Perfect Christmas Dress!

I absolutely love this time of year.  Yes it can get a little hectic, but for the most part it is so much fun!  Lots of family outings, activities and celebrating with loved ones.  Ask any of my friends and they will tell you that I love to embrace a good theme.  Christmas is no exception!  I have owned my fair share of ugly Christmas sweaters and festive onesie pyjamas, but in my heart, I am a dress lover!  This is my very first holiday themed sweater dress!  As soon as I saw this cute snowman’s face, I knew that I had to have it… LOL!  But seriously, how fun is this dress for holiday get-togethers, parties and even to wear to work (with tights an a blazer for a more responsible look of course… haha!)

Snowman Sweater Dress

Snowman Sweater Dress

It even comes with a striped scarf as the belt… so adorable!!

Snowman Sweater Dress

Snowman Sweater Dress

My Snowman Sweater Dress // Over the Knee Boots

Of course I had to make a collection of a bunch of other fun Holiday themed dresses as well 🙂  The problem is choosing only one!!

 

Fun Christmas Dresses

 

One. Nutcracker Pom-Pom Sweater Dress // Two. Candy Cane Apron Sweater Dress // Three. Fireplace Sweater Dress // Four. Christmas Apron Sweater Dress // Five. Crushed Velvet Holiday Bow Dress // Six. Cold Shoulder Mrs. Clause Dress // Seven. Velvet Santa Print Dress // Eight. Fair Isle Gingerbread Man Sweater Dress // Nine. Faux Fur Collared Mrs. Clause Dress // Ten. Striped Elf Sweater Dress

 

Which one is your favourite? I think I might need to have the green velvet Santa faces as well…. 🙂

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

 

Holiday Gift Guide: For Him!

Happy Monday everyone 🙂 Last week I shared my Holiday Gift Guide for Her.  Today I have rounded up a bunch of great gifts for the men in your life!  As always, I have tried to limit my list to some more budget friendly suggestions.  I hope you had a chance to take advantage of all the recent Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, they were pretty amazing!  I definitely checked gifts for a lot of people off my list.  Happy shopping and I hope that I can be of some help with those often hard to buy for guys!

 

Holiday Gift Guide For Him

 

One. Flat Cap // Two. Weekend Bag // Three. Rubberized Shave Set // Four. Skull & Crossbone Bow Tie // Five. Kiehl’s Essentials Collection // Six. Half Zip Pullover // Seven. Flannel Scarf // Eight. Quilted Gloves // Nine. Copper Mule Mug // Ten. North Face Beanie // Eleven. Patterned Socks // Twelve. Bose Bluetooth Speaker // Thirteen. Brewquet Craft Beer Bouquet // Fourteen. Steel-Mesh Watch // Fifteen. Corkcicle Canteen // Sixteen.  12-in-1 Multi-Tool // Seventeen. Faux Shearling Slippers

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

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Holiday Gift Guide: For Her!

I cannot believe that it is practically December!  I absolutely love this time of year and always get ridiculously excited for Christmas.  I find it so much fun trying to find the perfect gifts for everyone of my list.  I am going to kick off my Holiday Gift Guides with some ideas for the ladies in your life.  I have limited this list to gifts that are all under $100.00.  A few of the things I actually own myself and a couple more of them are on my wish list!  Hope you love them all as much as I do 🙂

 

GGforHer

 

One. Fringe Earrings // Two. Paperback Book // Three. Bow Scarf // Four. Floral Kimono Robe // Five. Stemless Wine Glass // Six. Pom Pom Slippers // Seven. Thermal Travel Mug // Eight. Soy Wax Candle // Nine. Monogram Mug // Ten. Rose Gold Lanterns // Eleven. Alpha Pendant // Twelve. Pom Pom Toque // Thirteen. Rose Gold Flatware // Fourteen. Tart Fave Colour Gift Set // Fifteen. Cable Knit Mittens

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx