Family unit on our wedding day
The start of a new year is already here, and sometimes it is hard to believe how much can happen in one year. I will always look back on 2011 as a truly amazing year. It was filled with wonderful celebrations with friends and family (we got MARRIED!), travel, learning lots of new skills and I happily started this blog. It was exactly a year ago that I first thought about starting this blog, which at the time was nameless, and I couldn’t be happier that I was able to follow through on the goal. Thank you so much for all the helpful and kind feedback I have been getting and I am truly looking forward to sharing 2012 with all of you. Have a wonderful New Year’s Eve and I will see you in the new year!
With Love ~ K
The perfect latte for Lilies, Lattes and Lace
Many more outfit posts - goal for 2012
Our first time in a helicopter - Kauai
My mom's adorable new pup
The perfect Cosmo for New Year's Eve
From the sky in Hawaii and the source of many daydreams since
A little while back I mentioned a cookie swap I had coming up this holiday season here
, and I was having trouble deciding what to make. As usual, time flew by, and before I realized what had happened, it was 5pm the night of the swap, and I didn’t have anything ready to go. Luckily, I found this simple and delicious recipe for cookies I KNEW people would love. I mean who wouldn’t love Oreo, cheesecake and chocolate chips, how could you not? My favourite part is the crunch you get with the rolled Oreo cookies and this will definitely be making it into the cookie rotation from now on.
You will need:
- ½ cups Unsalted Butter, Softened
- 3 ounces, weight Cream Cheese, softened
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 cup All-purpose Flour
- ½ cups Mini Chocolate Chips
- 1 cup Oreo Cookie Crumbs
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and cream cheese using a hand mixer until they are well combined.
- Add the sugar and vanilla and mix until ingredients are well combined. Add the flour and mix on low until the flour is incorporated. Stir in the mini chocolate chips.
- Scoop the dough into 1″ balls (I used a scoop to insure all measured the same) and roll in Oreo cookie crumbs so cookie is covered. Place covered cookie balls onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the edges are golden and the tops are slightly puffed.
Original recipe found here.
Christmas candles and flowers - staying festive until the new year
I hope everyone had a wonderful holidays celebrating with friends and family. We had a special few days as always, starting with a great party with our friends, and then travelling to visit family. I always find having a few days away from your normal routine makes you appreciate some of the little things around you, so here are a few things that are currently making me happy.
What is making you happy right now?
An amazing surprise gift from my husband.....looking forward to exciting updates on the blog (and a fun Rebecca Minkoff case)
Catching up on movies I have been meaning to see
A scarf I featured on the blog awhile back that arrived in my stocking on Christmas morning.....the perfect accent for my purse
Our adorable pooch dressed for the holidays
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends! Enjoy good food, good company and special traditions, and I look forward to connecting with you on here again next week.
Stay Safe & Happy Holidays!!!
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