Soft & yummy sugar cookies!

Hi guys! Don’t you just love sugar cookies, I love them, and sadly, I can’t eat them (I have to do the fodmap diet, till’ like december) They have wheat and dairy in them, but they are a great gift!! I love this recipe because they are super simple, you don’t have to refrigerate the dough or anything! I found this wonderful recipe on  itsalwaysautumn.com and I love it! They taste great and are just as fun to make!Soft, yummy sugar cookies with delicious cream cheese frosting!

I mean, who doesn’t love sugar cookies with classic pink frosting! Two people I know had birthdays this week, so I gave them each some!
Soft and yummy sugar cookies topped with pink cream cheese frosting!

I tried a different recipe before this one and it was a disaster! The dough was much too sticky and wouldn’t cut out! This recipe is so much better! A big thanks to It’s always autumn for this recipe! My favorite picture by far is this one! I love our vintage measuring spoons!Soft and yummy sugar cookies topped with pink cream cheese frosting!
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Watercolor quotes (free printable)

Happy Wednesday! How are you guys doing? As many of you know summer is my favorite season, and I am LOVING it! If I had the choice between it always being freezing cold or super warm, I would pick super warm. 😉 (as long as it wasn’t humid warm) I mean I like winter and all but after a while it just gets old. Ok I got sidetracked back to the post. 😉 Watercolor quotes, and they are free printable!Watercolor quotes! (free printables)

So, a couple weeks ago I was playing around and made these three cute watercolor quotes, and I decided to post them as free printables for all of you guys to use! I love the watercolor and the brush font together! These would be cute in a little girls’ or boys’ room! Or just for decoration!
Watercolor quotes! (free printables)

First we have this fun one 😉 “be yourself, everyone else is already taken” This one doesn’t actually have a watercolor background but there are little watercolor triangles.Watercolor quotes! (free printables)

Next we have this one from the new Cinderella (If you haven’t seen it it’s good! 🙂 ) I love this one “have courage and be kind” This would be so cute in a little girls’ room! Iv’e seen this quote used a lot of that.Watercolor quotes! (free printables)

And last we have this Walt Disney quote “it’s kind of fun to do the impossible” I like this one a lot, and I did the background kind of cloud-y watercolor-y 🙂 This ones fun because it’s kind of adventurous! Plus it’s a Walt Disney quote, who doesn’t like that?!Watercolor quotes! (free printables)

So these aren’t full paper sized there smaller so you can put them in a frame! Print them out below and enjoy! Watercolor quotes! (free printables)

Print them out!

Be yourself        Walt Disney    Have courage

 

Comment below and tell us how you are going to use them!

Blueberry lemonade cupcakes!

Hey guys! I am loving summer, what about you? I’m excited to be posting these Blueberry Lemonade cupcakes! That just sounds so summery, doesn’t it? I just love the way these cupcakes turned out! So, the cake part of these cupcakes is a yellow cake with blueberries folded into the batter, then we top it with delicious lemonade frosting!Delicious yellow cake with folded in blueberries, topped with sweet lemonade frosting!

So, I was kind of scared to do this recipe because I had to make up the recipe. The batter was pretty easy to do, I just made a yellow cake and gently folded in a cup of blueberries at the end. to make the frosting lemonade, I added two tablespoons of lemon juice to it.Delicious yellow cake with folded in blueberries, topped with sweet lemonade frosting!

I love this recipe, the juicy deliciousness of the blueberry cake, balanced with the sweet and tart taste of the lemonade frosting! It is so good!

Delicious yellow cake with folded in blueberries, topped with sweet lemonade frosting!

This recipe is a perfect summer treat! And if don’t like blueberries you could even make it raspberry lemonade cupcakes by substituting raspberries for the blueberries!

Blueberry lemonade cupcakes!
Delicious yellow cake with folded in blueberries, topped with sweet lemonade frosting!
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Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
For the cake
  1. 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  2. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  3. 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  4. 1 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  6. 1 1/4 cups milk
  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  8. 3 eggs
  9. 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
For the frosting
  1. 3 cups powdered sugar
  2. 1/3 cup butter, softened
  3. 2-3 teaspoons lemon juice
  4. 1-2 tablespoons milk
For the cake
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl beat all ingredients except blueberries on low speed for 30 seconds constantly scraping bowl.
  3. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes, occasionally scraping bowl.
  4. Lightly fold in blueberries, I recommend taking the bowl off the mixer and using a spoon for this part so the blueberries don't get smashed.
  5. Line cupcake pans with cupcake liners, fill cupcakes to about 1/2 to 3/4 full.
  6. Bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minute or until toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Let cool completely before frosting.
For the frosting
  1. In a large bowl mix powdered sugar and butter together until blended.
  2. Stir in lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of the milk.
  3. Slowly beat in just enough of remaining milk to make the frosting smooth and spreadable.
  4. If frosting is too thin beat in more powdered sugar, if to thick, add more milk.
  5. Put in a frosting bag and frost cupcakes once they are cooled .
Notes
  1. If needed, beat in more lemon juice until it tastes right.
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Almond and peppermint chapsticks + free printable labels!

Hey guys! Happy fourth of July! Be sure to grab these free printable fourth of July prints for your party today! Guess what I have for you today! These super cute almond and peppermint chapsticks! (no that’s not one flavor, it’s two different ones 🙂 ) These chapsticks are fun to make, fun to use, and even fun to give!Almond and peppermint chapsticks +free printable lables!

 I personally love these chapsticks! Especially the cute labels I made to go on them! (print them out at the end)

Almond and peppermint chapsticks +free printable labels!

So for the almond one I used almond extract and it smells wonderful! So does the peppermint one, I used Young Livings peppermint oil. ( you can use whatever essential oil brand you like, I just had young living on hand) I bought the chapstick tubes at a health store that was going out of business, but I also found these on amazon,click here to buy them! 

Almond and peppermint chapsticks +free printable labels!

These are definitely something you want to try! And, they would go great with this orange creamcicle sugar scrub!Almond and peppermint chapsticks!

Peppermint and almond chapsticks + free printable!

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 1 Tablespoon of beeswax
  • A couple drops of almond extract or peppermint oil
  • Chapstick tubes

Steps:

  1. Place all ingredients into a small bowl .
  2. Heat a pot of water until it boils, then take it off the heat.
  3. Place the bowl of ingredients into the hot water letting it all melt together, stirring occasionally.
  4. When a liquid, pour into a chapstick tube, let cool before putting the cap on.

A couple of quick tips:

When you pour it into the tubes, fill it almost full, tap to let the bubbles out, then fill it the rest of the way.

When you are printing the labels, make sure to un-click scale to page.

Free printable labels:

Almond chapstick

Peppermint chapstick

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Cinnamon Brown Sugar Blueberry Scones (Guest Post)

Moist and buttery, with a hint of cinnamon and brown sugar, these blueberry scones are hard to beat, especially when drizzled with a creamy vanilla cinnamon glaze.

Moist and buttery, with a hint of cinnamon and brown sugar, these blueberry scones are hard to beat, especially when drizzled with a creamy vanilla cinnamon glaze.

Hi! I’m Grace, food blogger on Gracefully Baking, and I’m excited to be with you today! I found Gracie’s site through Pinterest (it’s awesome, isn’t it!?) and I’ve been reading her blog ever since. So anyway, on to the food!

Moist and buttery, with a hint of cinnamon and brown sugar, these blueberry scones are hard to beat, especially when drizzled with a creamy vanilla cinnamon glaze.

Today I’m bringing you the best recipe for one of my favorite breakfast foods: scones. Scones are easier to make then you might think. The process is kind of like making pie crust, but it’s super easy, I promise.

The most important part is keeping your ingredients COLD, because the butter melts in the oven, and that’s what make these so nice and flaky. If the butter melts when you’re making them, they become tough and dense. Also, do not over-mix the dough. Fold it together only enough to distribute the berries and combine the liquid and dry ingredients. If you keep these things in mind, you can’t help but succeed!

Here’s how you make them:

Cut butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Then, you pour in the liquid mixture and fold it all together. After you turn it out onto a floured surface, shape it into an 8″ disc and cut into wedges. Then all that’s left is to bake and devour!

Moist and buttery, with a hint of cinnamon and brown sugar, these blueberry scones are hard to beat, especially when drizzled with a creamy vanilla cinnamon glaze.

Paired with a cup of coffee, these make the perfect breakfast.


Cinnamon Brown Sugar Blueberry Scones
Serves 8
Moist and buttery, with a hint of cinnamon and brown sugar, these blueberry scones are hard to beat, especially when drizzled with a creamy vanilla cinnamon glaze.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
For the Scones
  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1/2 cup brown sugar sugar, packed
  3. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  4. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/2 cup (1 stick) frozen butter
  7. 6 tablespoons heavy cream or whole milk
  8. 1 large egg
  9. 1 heaping cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
For the Glaze
  1. 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  2. 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  3. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  4. 2 tablespoons heavy cream or whole milk
For the Scones
  1. Preheat oven to 400° F (204° C). Line two 9 x 13" baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Using a pastry cutter, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the heavy cream and egg until combined. Pour into the crumb mixture and gently mix using a rubber spatula until a sticky dough forms. Be very careful not to overmix, as that will make the scones tough.
  4. Gently fold in the blueberries until they are incorporated completely throughout the dough. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and form into a 8" disc. Cut into eight sections. Separate them and put 4 scones on each baking sheet, about an inch apart, to prevent excessive spreading.
  5. Bake for 13-18 minutes, until the tops are golden brown and the scones are cooked through. Let cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes, and then transfer to a cooling rack. While they are baking, make the glaze.
For the Glaze
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the confectioners sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and heavy cream until combined. Drizzle over the scones using a piping bag, a plastic bag with a corner snipped off, or the prongs of a fork.
Storing
  1. Scones keep well at room temperature for up to one day, in an airtight container for up to 1 week, and in the freezer for up to 2 months.
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