I don’t know about you, but where I live, there’s a little bit of a Noah’s Ark situation going on with it raining virtually everyday for the past month. The saying goes “April showers bring May flowers”, right? What is this?!?!? Shouldn’t the rainy season be over?Anyway, I thought I’d share some of my essentials to make the gloomy days more fun.
OOTD Preppy with a Pop of Pink:
Is it just me, or does this hairdo make this outfit look totally equestrian? I’m diggin’ it. To do this hairstyle, I just put my hair in a half up, half down do, braided it, then pulled out a few pieces in the front. Super easy!
Something about rain boots puts me in such a preppy mood! In my opinion, these Hunters make the outfit. They’re so bright and fun, it’s hard not to smile when you see them! Perfect for keeping your spirits bright, even when the skies are dark and gray.
Mason Jar Cookie Company Review:
The Mason Jar Cookie Company takes all the stress and mess out of baking. They have kits for all different flavor varieties of cookies (duh!), brownies, granola, muffins, scones, hot cocoa, and pancakes. I was lucky enough to get the chance to make my very own custom cookie blend! How cool is that? It’s like all the excitement of a make your own sundae bar or fro yo place. You get to pick your mix ins! At first, I wasn’t sure that I’d be able to try out the cookies since I’m dairy, gluten, and soy free, but this brand is so accommodating. They have something for everyone, regardless of your food sensitivities or allergies. I was so impressed with their willingness to work with me so that I could make something delicious that worked with my dietary needs. My mix consisted of a Gluten Free Buckwheat Oatmeal Cookie Base with macadamia nuts, pistachios, and vegan (and gluten and soy free) chocolate chips. I named it “Cookies for Dinner” because that’s how I roll. When you prepare the mix, it calls for butter and eggs, but, as they mention on their website, you can use coconut oil, egg replacers, or as in my case, 1/2 applesauce, 1/2 coconut oil, to make these cookies work for you. Whether you’re looking for a unique and delish party favor, something to brighten up a friend’s day, or just like cookies (*cough* me), I’d really recommend you check The Mason Jar Cookie Company out!
As previously mentioned, I used 1/2 applesauce and 1/2 coconut oil for my cookies. Additionally, I added 1/4 tsp vanilla bean powder rather than vanilla extract and chose to add in a few shakes of cinnamon. With all that said, they turned out UHH-MAY-ZIINNGG!!! I like my cookies crunchy, so these were my ish. Plus, the chocolate chip to dough ratio was on point. Everybody knows you gotta be generous with those chips! The jar says that it makes 24 cookies that are the size of 1 heaped teaspoon of dough; but I made my cookies a heaped 1/2 tablespoon and still ended up with 51 cookies. Not complaining. More cookies for me.
Snuck this bad boy right out of the oven before dinner. Cookies before dinner. Yes, I live on the edge.
I also tried a cookie crumbled up on top of some Nada Moo ice cream. NO WORD. SO GOOD!!!
Let me know…
How’s the weather been in your neck of the woods?
How do you like to eat your cookies?
What’s your must-have rainy day accessory?
Enjoy the moment,
xoxo Meah <3