BASIC BUT DELICIOUS SUGAR COOKIES


sugar cookies

It’s been snowing on and off since Friday…which is pretty crazy for this part of Canada!! We normally don’t get a lot of snow…or if we do, it’s gone the next day, but we currently have about 8 inches on our front lawn! Making cookies is a MUST for a snow day around here! Luca loved being involved and London, well, she just loves eating cookies, ha!

SUGAR COOKIES

Ingredients:

-4 cups of sifted flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
-1/2 tsp salt
-1 cup unsalted butter at room temp
-2 cups sugar
-2 large eggs
-2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Directions:

1. Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.
2. Mix butter and sugar together in the bowl of an electric mixer. Mix on medium until pale and fluffy. Add in the eggs and vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Gradually mix in the flour mixture.
3. Divide dough into two halves. Flatten each half into a disk, cover in plastic and refrigerate until firm (about 1 hour- overnight)
4. Preheat oven to 325F.
5. Take dough out of the fridge and let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes.
6. Roll out dough on a floured service until dough is about 1/8inch thick then use your favourite cookie cutters to cut out cute shapes! I used these ones.
7. Once you have a cookie sheet filled, put it in the freezer for 15 minutes.
8. Bake cookies for 15-18 mins until the edges turn golden.
9. Ice with Royal Icing or leave plain!

 
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XO,
Laura

HOW TO BE HAPPY ON VALENTINE'S DAY WITHOUT A SIGNIFICANT OTHER


How to be happy without a significant other
 

Oh, Valentine’s Day. Some of us say that with an “ohhhh, Valentine’s Day!!” And some of us say that with an “oh. valentine’s day (barf barf).” What camp are you in?

It’s funny because before I was married, I liked Valentine’s Day a whole lot more. I remember LOVING going to school on Valentine’s Day. Dressing up, heart shaped cookies, writing cute Valentines…you name it, I did it all…and ironically, I was SINGLE! Now, it’s just another day but this year I booked myself a massage and bought some cute cookie cutters to use with the kiddos.

A few years ago I wrote a post on do’s and don’t’s of VDAY and I thought it would be fun to resurrect it! I was single for a lot longer than I’ve been married, and I’m telling you, you can enjoy Valentines day without hiding from the world or compromising your values.


HOW TO BE HAPPY ON VALENTINE’S DAY

DO

1. Choose joy. Joy is a choice that’s not based on circumstances. Choose it and keep choosing it.

2. Spread love to others. Make some cookies for your co-workers or hand some out to homeless people. It’s hard to be lonely and sad when you’re focused on others!

2. Eat chocolate.

3. Hang with friends! Watch a comedy, go out for dinner, have a party.

4. Enjoy your freedom. Go to bed early. Go to bed late. Go for a drive. Plan a trip. Do what YOU want to do before you have to consider someone else in your decisions.

5. Do some self care. Do a face mask. Get a pedicure. Book a counselling appointment. Go to the gym. Do what your soul needs.

6. Journal/pray how you really feel. God already knows your heart and is there to listen. He is the one who can give you true peace.

DON’T

1. Watch too many chick flicks.

2. Pin your future wedding.

3. Not eat chocolate.

4. Think that you’re going to be alone forever.

5. Settle for creeps on tinder, bumble, etc etc


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Valentine's Card

At the end of the day, Valentine’s is JUST a day. Don’t let it dictate how you should feel. Show it who’s boss (that’s YOU, incase you were wondering ;)

XO,
Laura

WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WEIRD BUT TRUE! CANADA EDITION

WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WEIRD BUT TRUE! CANADA EDITION

Did you know that Canadians eat more than 12 kilograms of cheese every year on average?

Did you know the first Thanksgiving in North America was celebrated in Newfoundland on May 27, 1578 with a meal of salt beef, biscuits, and peas?

Did you know it’s the 10th anniversary of National Geographic, Weird but True! books??

Ever since we’ve received our Weird But True! Canada book, I found myself telling James all these random facts about Canada. I’ve had so much fun discovering all these random facts about our country!

Luca loves looking through it as well. So many bright, fun pictures and we read the facts together!

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2018 READER SURVEY

2018 READER SURVEY

Can you believe the year is almost over! I really can’t! We’ve been taking it VERRRY CHILL over the last few days but I am excited to get some goals established for 2019. Here is the link for my 2018 Reader Survey. It means sooo much to me that you would take the time to fill this out! And if you want to leave your email, you will be entered in to win a $25 starbucks card! Thanks in advance!!

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NUTELLA STUFFED CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

NUTELLA STUFFED CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

So you know how my mum and I made cookies on cookies on cookies a few weeks ago? Well, James and I decided it wasn’t enough and we made two more types of cookies, ha! We went for a basic peanut butter one with a hersey’s kiss and these Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Cookies. THESE ARE AMAZING! I’ve blogged about them before but the pictures were so horrible that I decided to take some new ones…enjoy!

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