With this winter chill lingering on the East Coast, I felt it was still appropriate to share this awesome video created by Nordstrom that I recently rediscovered thanks to the gals over at The Chic Incumbent. It’s almost 2 years old but I found myself watching it multiple times like it just came out yesterday.
I am a serial scarf wearer. Like I literally wear one every single day, even in the summer. People think I’m crazy when I have a scarf wrapped around my neck on a 75 degree day but what can I say, scarves are just my thing!
I remember back when I was an in-store stylist, clients would always ask me how I tied my scarves, which surprised me because all I was doing was taking one end and wrapping it around my neck in a circular motion, making larger circles as I went along and then tucking the tail end to secure it. Definitely a much plainer method than the one’s Nordstrom highlights in their video.
Check it out below for some great & easy tips for how to tie a scarf, no matter the shape.
Today I’m rockin the ‘Celebrity’ style. I look forward to trying some of the others!
In case you’ve been sleeping under a rock, it’s Girl Scout cookie season!
There are so many yummy(also see, addictive) cookies to choose from but my all time favs are Samoas and Do-Si-Dos. Since I’m on my, “make absolutely any & everything you can think of from scratch” kick, I figured I’d give homemade Girl Scout cookies a whirl, starting with my beloved Do-Si-Dos!
What You Need:
1 cup instant oats
3/4 cup flour
1 tspn salt
1/2 tspn baking soda
1/4 tspn baking powder
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 brown sugar
1 tspn vanilla extract
3 tbsp softened butter
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
3/4 cup peanut butter
3 tbsp heavy cream
**Makes 2 dozen sandwich cookies
Preheat the over to 350 degrees.
Pulse the quick oats in a food processor. Combine in a bowl with the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder and set aside. In a stand mixer or separate bowl using a spoon or hand mixer, cream together the butter, sugars, vanilla and peanut butter.
Add in the egg and thoroughly combine.
Slowly pour the dry ingredients into the butter mixture and mix it all together until the cookie dough is formed.
Cover and place the batter in the fridge for at least an hour.
Lightly spray a cookie sheet or two, depending on the size of your oven, with non-stick spray. Scoop out the dough using a teaspoon. Roll the dough between your palms, forming a ball and place on the cookie sheet. Gently smash the cook until about 1/4 of an inch thick.
Place in the oven and bake for 7-8 minutes.
As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, use a toothpick to make the signature hole in the middle of the cookie.
For the filling, combine the butter, powdered sugar, peanut butter and cream in a bowl and use a stand or hand mixer to mix together until nice and smooth.
And there you have it!
These cookies are soooooooo good! They literally taste just like the Girl Scout cookie but with a homemade charm. The peanut butter filling is my favorite part; it’s got just enough peanut buttery goodness with the right balance of creaminess. And the oatmeal in the cookie is really what keeps these authentic. It adds that necessary texture and chew.
I took them to work, to keep myself for eating every last one, and everyone loved them! One of my co-workers told me that these were the best peanut butter cookies she’s ever had. Ever!
They’re easy and would probably also be a fun activity to do with the kids. These are a must-try!
Next up? Homemade Samoas