Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas Cowl Giveaway!

Hey everyone! I hope you are all having a lovely start to your holiday season and enjoying the beautiful winter weather, wherever you are. 

I've got something here that will help you enjoy it even more, by keeping you toasty and warm while staying stylish in bright holiday colors! I'm giving away one of my cozy cowls from my Etsy store, Tessacotton

Modeled here by my gorgeous friend, Jess. Enter below to win!

US and Canada residents only, please.

Happy Holidays!

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Sprinkle Cookies

Sometimes you just need a little color in your life. I had these leftover sprinkles (from buying the wrong kind) and decided to use them to brighten up some simple sugar cookies. They turned out really yummy, so I'm sharing them with you! 

Rainbow Sprinkle Cookies
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 2 oz. jar rainbow decorating decors:

1. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat until combined and smooth.
2. In a small bowl, combine together the flour, salt and baking powder. Add to the mixing bowl and beat just until combined.
3. Pour the rainbow sprinkles into a bowl or on a plate. Roll about a tablespoon of dough into a ball then roll through the sprinkles. Place on a cookie sheet and repeat until done.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Yum! They're not super sweet, so they go perfectly with the whole sprinkle situation. The family I work for loved them, including the kids. 

**Don't forget to enter my Christmas Cowl Giveaway, if you haven't already!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Stash Busting Scrap Ripple Afghan

I was going to attempt to write out the pattern for the lovely new afghan I just finished, but I re-found the original blog post that taught me the technique! Nobody could explain it better than this. Please go check out Lucy at Attic24 and her awesome patterns! Really great instructable.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Last Airbender Manicures

ATLA Manicures

This summer, as a surprise, I bought some fun nail polish for my 3 best friends and I. I found the perfect polish at this awesome Etsy shop: Metametics
Her shop is all homemade nail polish inspired by geeky TV shows, which I obviously love. Game of Thrones, Sherlock, The Avengers, and my personal favorite (and the inspiration for these manicures) *Avatar: The Last Airbender. The greatest television show of all time. If you haven't seen it, you really should, it's on Netflix Instant! Or I guess maybe your kids should, depending. It is technically a children's show. 
*Disclaimer: I am not talking about the super terrible live action film "The Last Airbender" which is awful and we do not speak of.