Wednesday, June 21, 2017

What should I do in our sunroom?!?!

Happy first day of summer!  We have been working a lot on the exterior of our house and I can't wait to show y'all our progress.  If you follow me on Instagram then you know that while loading mulch into my car I accidentally threw a SNAKE in my car!  It was terrifying!!  I am thankful that someone was close by to get it out and it was supposedly just a gardener snake {and only 10 inches long}.  

After finishing our front room makeover I feel like our sunroom looks worse.  Am I the only one that does that?  You decorate one room then feel like the other rooms are just blah.  If you are new around here, our sunroom has come a long way...

 The room is just not where I want it to be.  Close but not where I want it to be.  This is what this side of the room looks like most of the time...

Here are all my random thoughts....

1.  so so so busy...
2.  is this a married couple's dorm room?
3.  should I paint the brick?  white wash? white?
4.  can I make the wicker baskets look better?  
5.  I need pillows that are not so mismatched...
6.  can I hide Mack's toys better?
7.  should I keep the gallery wall as is?  add more? paint the frames?

I would LOVE y'all's opinions on this.  Tall Tan Man is anti painting the brick but I think we need to.  I love a brick accent wall but our brick is ugly and covered by gunk...  Mack and I are headed to Texas tomorrow for my cousins wedding!  Bring on the heat and fajitas!!


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Patriotic M&M Cookie Cake

Y'all, I had to throw this cake in the trash...  We had way too much left at our house and I was the only one eating it.  Does that make me terrible?  I kept cutting a little sliver every 15 minutes yesterday and finally I decided it HAD to go!  I'm probably the only person that has ever done that.  My swimsuit will thank me for it.  ;)

Get excited, this cookie cake is FANTASTIC!

Patriotic M&M Cookie Cake

Cookie Cake Ingredients:

10 TBSP Butter {room temperature}
2/3 Cup Brown Sugar
1/3 Cup White Sugar
1 Egg + 1 Egg Yolk
1 TSP Vanilla
1 2/3 Cup Flour
3/4 TSP Baking Soda
3/4 TSP Salt
1 Cup M&Ms

Frosting Ingredients:

1/4 Cup Butter {room temperature}
1/4 Cup Shortening
1/2 TSP Vanilla
2 Cups Powder Sugar
2 TBSP Milk


1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and grease an 8" spring form pan.

2. In a mixer, blend together the butter and sugar.  Add in the eggs and vanilla until it's all combined.

3.  Add the dry ingredients and mix until combined.  Using a firm spatula or wooden spoon, mix in the Reese Pieces and chocolate chips.

4.  Spread the batter into your spring form pan and bake for 20-25 minutes.  I like my cookies very soft so I removed the cake at 22 minutes.

5.  For the frosting: Mix butter and shortening together until combined.  Add vanilla and mix.  Slowly add in the powder sugar and milk until you get the desired consistency.

If you missed my patriotic round up post from last week I found some fun DIYs and recipes for you.  I hope you are enjoying BBQ season!!!

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