February 2015 archive

Roll-Out Sugar Cookies

When making cookies I generally default to my favorite chocolate chip recipe, but there are few things as classic as a good roll-out sugar cookie. My mom shared her recipe and baking tips with me a couple of weekends ago. With some super simple ingredients and one (relatively) unique baking item, I have happily added these to my repertoire. They are a nice, delicate accompaniment to ice cream or sorbet, pretty as a base on a cookie plate, and fun to decorate with the kiddos (recipe and tips below).
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“Yoda Best Valentine”

There were a whole lot of Valentine’s Day preparations going on at the Olson house this past weekend. Taylor’s classroom has a card exchange later this week and since handwriting is such a focus at his age, the teachers encouraged the parents to involve their children in the card making process. Although that required a bit more advance planning than I generally do, I will be loving it at about midnight the night before the party, which is usually when I am getting things ready for school events. DSC_4868_edited-1“Yoda Best Valentine.” A great card for a little boy that loves Star Wars, but one that is appropriate for all of the students in his class. Many classrooms don’t allow candy, so we opted to use these gel pens for Yoda’s lightsaber.

Nautical Returns

I suppose the nautical look is timeless in many ways, but there has been a heavy fashion emphasis on the style over the last few years, and the trend seems like it’s continuing with the early spring looks hitting the stores. I love that the style is holding strong, as it’s one of my favorite looks. Across the spectrum of my closet you’ll see clothes with navy and white stripes, from some of the oldest pieces (a Tory Burch dress that I treated myself to when I first started at the law firm ages ago) to the most recent – this sweater just purchased.

DSC_4205_edited-1Banana Republic sweater, shirt and pendant | Hudson jeans | Hunter boots | Tory Burch sunglasses | Chloe handbag | Anthropologie earrings | Michael Kors watch | Madewell bracelet

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