GretchCannon: 12.2015


Holiday Cut-Out Sugar Cookies with Icing Recipe

So, last Friday - my best friend Kim and I had a Holiday bake-a-thon in my kitchen! 
She has helped me so much this year get through hard times, so it was wonderful to create some new memories with her for Christmas this year. 

I am not a big sugar cookie lover, but I thought it would be a great home made treat, and they came out chewy, sweet and delicious! Soft, buttery, sweet...mmmm!

Kim's Mom's vintage mixer..

Here is me rolling out the dough...

Got some cute cookie cutter shapes at The Dollar Tree.. 

Baked till light golden on the edges.. 

Stood outside to enjoy the sunset together..

Made some fabulous icing following the recipe from the blog and using a clear squeeze bottle and some food coloring.. 

Also made brownies, gingerbread cookies, rolo pretzels, chocolate chip cookies, and toffee squares... 

Biggest lesson learned -- have fun, make more cookies, and keep more to eat myself! Very tiring but very worth it and I am very grateful I was able to enjoy this with Kimmee. 


Valentia True Glow Eye Cream Review

I received a sample of this eye cream in exchange for my honest review. It is called the Valentia True Glow Eye Cream and you can get it on Amazon for $25, which is half off of their regular price. It is an organic corrective eye treatment with Vitamin C and Rosehip Oil that is good for undereye circles, puffiness, dryness, and wrinkles. The packaging, seen below, is really pretty and nice. 

I like the scent of this first of all it is not strong and that is important to me because I have a lot of allergies. I also have a chronic illness so i have been really struggling lately with puffy and dark under eye circles. I have used this a week so far and I can already tell a slight difference in puffiness and I will continue to use it. 98% natural ingredients is important to me and it is interesting that arnica is used as a natural anti-inflammatory! This size should last a while, so I think the price is a great deal.

Hope you like my review and find it helpful! 



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