Thursday, February 11, 2016

JT + JIMMY PALENTINE CARD (FREE PRINTABLE)

Probably the most epic and most adorable bromance of our time: Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon. Is there anything better than watching them just laugh hysterically with each other? Ugh. so cute. 
Here's one last Valentine's Day free printable for your fav PALentine!
 1. Download the the card HERE.
2. Print on card stock for best results.
3. Cut using a paper cutter for perfect lines.

Download our other class Valentine's Day designs below by clicking on the titles:

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

RECIPE: BEST EVER CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE

We all have our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe that is our go-to. Jenni's is soft and chewy with a brown sugar flavor, while mine is salty, chewy, and crisp on the edges. I have this dough in my fridge most of the time, just ready to scoop out what we want at the moment. So good for those late night cravings or for your kids after school treat! 
I've made these with lots of variations as far as add-ins. These are perfect with just bittersweet chocolate chips, but I also love to add dried cherries... trust me on this one. These cookies I made today have chocolate chips and crushed up Heath bar pieces! So. Freaking. Good.

Although this has the most amazing flavor, you really need to let the dough refrigerate for at least 24 hours. Sorry. But it makes a huge difference. We've found that three days has the best flavor.

Recipe and super helpful tips below!

RECIPE:
Chocolate Chip Cookies

INGREDIENTS:
*Need to refrigerate at least 24 hours 

- 2 c. minus 2 tbsp cake flour
- 1 2/3 c. bread flour
- 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 2 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter, room temp
- 1 1/4 c. light brown sugar
- 1 c. plus 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 eggs, room temp
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 c. bittersweet chocolate chips
- additional mix-ins if you want! The cookies pictured have crushed Heath bar pieces and chocolate chips.

INSTRUCTIONS
- cream butter and sugar for 5 minutes
- combine all dry ingredients besides mix-ins while you wait
- add in eggs one at a time to the butter and sugar, mix well in between
- add vanilla
- slowly add flour mixture
- when there's only a little bit of flour left, add in the toppings and mix until JUST combined. Do not overmix at this point
- press saran wrap on the dough in the bowl and refrigerate at least 24 hours for best flavor (more in tips)
- when ready to bake, set oven to 350. Using a large ice cream scoop, scoop out dough onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet
- bake 18 minutes or until edges are golden and the center looks light
- sprinkle immediately with a little kosher salt or fleur de sel
- let cool and devour

TIPS:
* Though the dough tastes amazing right away, you need to refrigerate for at least 24 hours for the best flavor when you bake. Three days is best! 

* Only scoop out what you want to eat! We keep the bowl of dough in the fridge with saran wrap pressed down on top of the dough. Just scoop out and bake what you want to eat at the moment. 

* If you bake and don't eat, freeze immediately to keep fresh. These are amazing fresh out of the oven, but get stale very quickly. 

* Bittersweet chocolate chips are best with this in my opinion. The cookie is already sweet- it doesn't need sugary sweet chocolate in there too. I love 60% Ghirardelli. 

* A good cookie starts with good ingredients. Use GOOD vanilla, good butter, etc.

* A sprinkling of fleur de sel on top after the cookies finished baking really brings out the chocolate flavor.

Enjoy!
-L

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

HEAD TO TOE | PLAYING IT GREY

We hope you guys had a fabulous weekend! Mine was packed full of birthday celebrations. Unlike last weekend, we enjoyed some Spring-like weather this weekend. I decided to break out my grey suede heels with a simple sheer button up. The wind was cray cray hence me holding my hair in every. single. pic. Also, I am SO obsessed with this crossbody bag that I scored at none other than Target. I just couldn't resist the nude color and the tassels.... gets me every time. 


suede heels - sold out, but almost identical here | denim | shirt - sold out, but love this one | bag | rings - no longer available. 

Monday, February 1, 2016

GILMORE GIRLS VALENTINES (FREE PRINTABLE)

Anyone else marathon Gilmore Girls on Netflix? I just finished and pretty much cannot function. I miss my friends! All I can do is drink coffee and pretend I'm at Luke's. All my Galentines (and my Valentine) will be getting these cards! 
1. Download the RORY or the LUKE version.
2. Print on card stock for best results.
3. Cut using a paper cutter for perfect lines.
4. Count the days until the Gilmore Girls reunion comes out!
-L

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Friday, January 29, 2016

VALENTINE'S DAY | MEN'S GIFT GUIDE


Travel Kit | Boost your man's ego on the daily!
Prints | Leah and I are both married to Star Wars fanatics! These prints would look great in an office or media room.
Beard Maintenance Set | Our men need new beard care. We are hoping they might enjoy this peppermint scent.
 Cocktail Ice mold | For the cocktail lover in your life that likes an impressive looking glass.
Sneakers | duh! Anyone can wear these, no matter their style.
Beanie | For the baldy in your life. (raising my hand)
Mug | Obsessed! I may need to purchase a his and hers version. My husband wouldn't even be mad if I woke up to Justin's "mug" on my mug. Can we say Man Crush?
Marble Controller Skin | This is a game controller that would actually look sleek sitting out in your living room if need be.  MUCH cheaper version here. Great ratings also.
Wireless Speaker | Both of our guys work in the music industry, so music on repeat is a daily thing for us. How cool is this speaker?
Tee |  Fries... all day err day.

XO!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

YODA BEST CLASS VALENTINES (FREE PRINTABLE)

 If your house is anything like mine, it's Star Wars everything all the time! We found these mini glow sticks (light sabers!) and Yoda key chains at the Target dollar spot. You could really use any Yoda toy or our Yoda tattoos HERE.

Simply punch two holes for a light saber (glow stick) and thread through. Or if you're tying a key chain, punch two small holes close to each other and use string to tie it on.

Download the Yoda Best free printable HERE.
Find our Yoda tattoos HERE.

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