Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday Favorites

This week was a good one! After several busy weeks it was so good to have a bit of down time! I got to spend some glorious time in the kitchen & I got to experiment with royal icing - so fun! Here's a little look into the best parts of my week...
1. Last weekend, my crew went to New Jersey to spend time with family and I got to do something I've been wanting to do for a long time - go to the Cheesecake Factory!! I've heard so much hype about this place and it lived up to all of my expectations! I had the Four Cheese Pasta for dinner (because I'm a pasta girl through & through!) and I had the Chocolate Tuxedo Cream Cheesecake for dessert! I've added The Cheesecake Factory to the long list of places that I love to hit up when I'm in the States! 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Top 5: Nail Polish Colors

It's about time that I dedicate an entire post to nail polish because it is one of my all time favorite things! It is one of the very few things in life that I just can't resist! If I am in a store that carries ESSIE, it's practically a guarantee that I leave with a bottle. I just can't help myself!

Today, I'm doing a round-up of my five favorite ESSIE colors - ESSIE is my go to and I typically don't stray from it. Although I just bought an OPI color and it is pretty darn cute! I'll talk about it in my favorites tomorrow!

If I could only wear one nail polish color for the rest of my life, this would be the one! It is by far my favorite. I love that it grabs attention while also being subtle and a sort of neutral. I also love that it goes with everything!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Pineapple Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

I have been wanting to try decorating cookies with royal icing for a while, but I was so intimidated by the whole process! After doing a fair bit of research, I finally built up the courage to use royal icing! I will share more as I discover more, but I definitely recommend reading as much as you can find before using royal icing!! I used the recipe that Lindsey from Follow the Ruels shares HERE.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Spritz Cookies

A couple of weeks ago, I picked up a cookie press from a local kitchen supply store only to come home and find one hidden away in my cupboard - Boo! I was initially super disappointed about this, but it ended up being a big win! The Bean worked by my side and was thrilled to have her own cookie press! It is so quick to whip these up and the end result is beautiful!! The cookie press I use is from Wilton, and I use the recipe right off the box!
Start by creaming 1 1/2 cups of softened butter and 1 cup of granulated sugar together in a medium sized mixing bowl.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Music for Monday: Stay Stay Stay

Happy Monday! Today, is a Canadian holiday, so I'll be spending the day doing some cooking and a little shopping with my family! I have some fun recipes that I am working on this week! I'll be sure to keep you in the loop! The song I'm talking about today is an old one but such a good one!