2019 - Like Honey

Cookie Butter Truffles


Christmastime calls for decadent desserts, but I don't always have the time to whip up a fantastic display of treats in a hurry. These cookie butter truffles are rich, melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness and so simple to make! They only take 4 ingredients and come together in just a few minutes (not including fridge time), so your last minute party snack can be a breeze! Download or pin the recipe card below:



Click the image below to download the printable recipe!






I decided to be fancy and went for the holly sprinkles for this batch, but was soon filled with regret--these little things took forever to place oh-so-carefully on each little truffle before the chocolate melt set. I think I made maybe a dozen before I gave up and started sprinkling recklessly. I do love how they look with the dainty, "perfect" holly leaves, but I think a colorful sanding sugar or other type of holiday sprinkle would easily look just as festive and take half the time! You could even color some of your chocolate to add a colorful drizzle!

However you choose to decorate your cookie butter truffles, I know they'll be the hit of the party! They are so rich and delicious but so simple to make and always a crowd pleaser! Merry Christmas!




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A Very Vintage Christmas





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If you've been here for any amount of time, you'll know my love of vintage style runs deep. I've been wearing vintage and vintage inspired clothing and accessories for a long time, even sometimes donning vintage inspired makeup looks, but have never been able to perfect a vintage hairstyle! It took a few tries and a little help from some of my favorite YouTubers (see Laci Fay The Vintage Girl Next Door, Rachel Maksy, and The Eyre Effect), but today we made it happen! They're far from perfect yet, but I'm proud of myself for not giving up on it midway through like I used to, and I feel like the hair really completes the vintage vibes of this festive outfit! What do you think?

OUTFIT DETAILS

Plaid Dress (old, here's a similar plaid top and a different festive option!) // Red Midi Skirt (here's another similar option) // Green Heels (old, similar here) // Vintage Brooch // Vintage Coat // Red Lipstick




So this plaid top? It's actually a dress! You may remember it from this festive outfit last year, where I wore it two ways! I think this may be my new favorite way to wear it now! Layering a dress under a skirt is a great way to add a little extra modesty (I feel like this dress is a little too short and therefore don't wear it as often as I'd like), plus a bit of extra warmth!

Speaking of skirts, I've been on a skirt buying kick and this red beauty is going to be such a wonderful year round staple! From Christmas and Valentines to Fourth of July and everyday wear, red is a fantastic color to have in your vintage wardrobe arsenal. Even if you don't love the retro styles, a red skirt will go with so much and this cut is a timeless, classic option for day wear or office wear. If you do want to up the vintage ante even more, you could definitely add a fluffy crinoline to this skirt! Unique Vintage has lots of options for vintage inspired undergarments.




Since we're on the topic of layers, let me introduce you to my favorite "new" coat! This 100% Cashmere and real mink collar peacoat is a 1960s dream! I actually scored it over the summer while on vacation in Houston, Texas and couldn't be more excited to finally take it for a spin! The neutral color is exactly what I wanted and I couldn't believe the deal I got on it: $60! All it needed was one button fixed and a section of the satin lining reinforced which were super quick and easy fixes. A modern cashmere coat, even with faux fur, would go for hundreds of dollars, so to say it was a steal is an understatement! Vintage items like this are a worthwhile investment if you're willing to put in a little effort for repairs (or have a great tailor) that will last you for years to come!

OUTFIT DETAILS

Plaid Dress (old, here's a similar plaid top and a different festive option!) // Red Midi Skirt (here's another similar option) // Green Heels (old, similar here) // Vintage Brooch // Vintage Coat // Red Lipstick

How do you feel about vintage fashion? Do you ever go thrifting for your clothes and accessories? I live for a good deal and would love to hear about your favorite find!



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Plaid Midi Skirt


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OUTFIT DETAILS

Plaid Midi Skirt (c/o Chicwish) // Cream Sweater // Cognac Beret // Cognac Heels (similar linked) // Cognac Satchel (similar linked) // Lipstick

Tis the season for all the plaid and this pretty midi skirt is no exception! I'm always a big fan of holiday plaids, but this more neutral palette really drew me in and I was so excited to take it for a spin. I love the vintage vibes I get when I wear it! The fun part is, if you look closely, the pattern is really a mixture of gold/tan and black, so this skirt looks great with both brown and black accessories. As you know, I'm always here for a versatile piece!




I was really impressed with how heavy this skirt is! It will definitely be a winter wardrobe staple when the temperatures drop and demand more woolen knits. Since I'm still hanging on to that last bit of fall while Thanksgiving is still upon us, I opted to pair it with warmer neutrals like this cognac beret and handbag. This look still works great for winter, but if I'm in the mood I just might throw on a black sweater, vintage brooch, and tights for a bit of a darker look. It's fun to play with color palettes to create a completely different style while still using the same basic pieces.





Do you prefer fall styles or winter? Do you even find that there's a difference? Winter is really the only time I wear much black, so that's a big difference for me, but otherwise my fall and winter wardrobe is much the same!

OUTFIT DETAILS

Plaid Midi Skirt (c/o Chicwish) // Cream Sweater // Cognac Beret // Cognac Heels (similar linked) // Cognac Satchel (similar linked) // Lipstick


Check out the other cute and affordable plaid skirt options available at Chicwish:




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Corduroy Pinafore Dress


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OUTFIT DETAILS
Corduroy Pinafore (I'm wearing a small) // Striped Sweater (similar linked) // Wool Beret // Suede Booties // Cognac Satchel (more affordable version) // Lip Crayon

I remember wearing little jumper dresses as a kid in the 90's, usually with a turtleneck that I hated and itchy tights that I fought my mother tooth and nail over. This button front version is a fun way to upgrade an old classic, without looking childish. I love the length and that the color works with so many different tops! Funnily enough, I fully intended on wearing this jumper with a basic white sweater underneath (and probably will in future!), but when I pulled it out of my closet I saw this sweater from last fall sitting on top of my sweater pile and realized it was a perfect match! I love when I come up with new ideas right in my closet--it's great for my wallet!





As for accessories, I've fully embraced the beret this season! I love how it adds just a little something extra and that I don't have to worry about it taking off with any autumn breezes. It's also a great way to tame any wayward cowlicks if you're running short on time in the mornings (or hide unsightly third day hair when you run out of dry shampoo...)! This year, it was finally time for me to replace my everyday brown booties. I found these on a recent shopping trip and ended up loving them so much I bought them in two colors! They're very comfortable--wore them for the first time for an entire day walking with no blisters or discomfort, completely true to size--I almost always need a half size up for pointed toes but I got my usual 8 with these, and a versatile style that can be dressed up or down--the suede material and pointed toe looks chic with dresses and makes casual jeans + sweaters look more neat and pulled together.




OUTFIT DETAILS
Corduroy Pinafore (I'm wearing a small) // Striped Sweater (similar linked) // Wool Beret // Suede Booties // Cognac Satchel (more affordable version) // Lip Crayon

The only complaint I'll add is that if you've wider hips, you might need to keep an eye on some of your lower buttons. The very bottom one kept popping open on me when I walked. It wasn't a big deal, as it wasn't in a revealing spot, but just something to keep in mind! I believe this pinafore is already being clearanced out so snag one fast before sizes run out!

How do you feel about bringing back nostalgic styles? Leave a comment!


Click HERE see how I styled this striped sweater with a mini skirt last year, too!

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DIY Outdoor Murphy Bar



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Summertime is in full swing here in Missouri and I'm making the most of these hot, humid months with a quick little patio project from Westlake Ace Hardware! It's a DIY Outdoor Murphy Bar, takes minutes to put together, and is the perfect accompaniment to all of your summer BBQs!




All you'll need is a few cedar pickets (cedar keeps bugs away!), a couple of 1x6 boards, some decking screws, a few feet of jack chain + d-rings and hinges for the door, a paint brush and a gallon of your favorite paint--I love the Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines options available at Westlake Ace Hardware. They carry 150 hand selected timeless colors so you can perfectly recreate your favorite Fixer Upper styles at home. After a little deliberation, I ended up going with the shade "mineral green" and I think it turned out lovely! It was easy to find everything I needed right there in the store thanks to the help of the friendly staff; they even kept my kiddos entertained while I waited for the paint to mix up! We've got quiet a few paint projects in our near future, so I'm glad to know that there's a local shop where I can find all of the brands and accessories I trust for all of my home improvement projects!





This do it yourself outdoor murphy bar is the perfect place to prep a fresh batch of lemonade, mix up a few drinks, or even host a s'mores bar! The ideas are limitless and we have the whole summer to think up even more patio projects at Westlake Ace Hardware! What summer project will you tackle next?

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