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I'm Chelsey. Wife. Mama to two. Interior Designer. Passionate about all the details that make life beautiful. Hope you have a nice stay!

XO, Chelsey

Valentines Party

Valentines Day Party
Vintage milk bottles
Red Velvet Cupcakes
Copycat Swig Sugar Cookie Recipe
the best sugar cookies ever
Valentine's Day Party

I love any excuse to have a party and Valentine's is the perfect opportunity to celebrate those closest to you.  Instead of having a dinner party with couples, make it a lunch with girlfriends where you can bring your kids and enjoy some yummy treats, cause who doesn't love some cookies and milk?!  The menu can be light with heart shaped sandwiches and red berries, then for dessert red velvet cupcakes and sugar cookies complete with a glass of milk.  Have small plastic gift bags for guests to make a candy bag on their way out or to bring home extra cookies.

Giant Balloons with tassel garland
Valentines Party Invitation

glass jars | striped straws | red velvet cupcake mix | flowered dishes | white dishes | balloonspaper fan tutorial | tissue garland tutorial | denim jacket | jcrew necklace [similar] | skirt

contact me if you would like a custom party invitation

| SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE | 

[these cookies are from the famous Swig in St. George where you must stop and get a dirty dr. pepper with a cookie.  seriously, the best cookies ever]

| INGREDIENTS |

1 C Butter [room temperature]

3/4 C Vegetable Oil

1 1/4 C Sugar

3/4 C Powdered Sugar

2 T Water

2 Eggs

1/2 t Baking Soda

1/2 t Cream of Tarter

1 t Salt

5 1/2 C Flour

Cream together butter, vegetable oil, sugars, water, and eggs.  Combine dry ingredients and slowly add to butter mixture.  Mix until everything is combined.  Your dough should be a little crumbly and not sticky at all.  Roll a golf ball sized ball of dough and place it on your cookie sheet.  Now its time to give these babies their signature rough edge.  Put 1/4 c of sugar and a pinch of salt in a dish [this is in addition to the sugar and salt listed above].  Stick the bottom of a glass in it.  This is going to be your cookie press.  Firmly press it into the center of your dough ball.  You want your dough to spill out over the sides of the glass.  If there is a lip its even better.  Bake at 350 for 8 minutes.  They should just barely be browning on the bottom.  Move cookies to a cooling rack .  Once they are cool put them in the fridge.  

| SOUR CREAM FROSTING |

1/2 cup room temperature butter

3/4 C Sour Cream 

Approx 1 2lb Package of Powdered Sugar

1 t salt

1/4 C Milk

Red Food Coloring

Start by creaming together butter and sour cream and salt.  Slowly add powdered sugar.  When it gets so thick its not frosting like add a splash of milk.  Alternate this process until your frosting is the desired consistency. 

Frost the cookies right before serving and enjoy this delicious treat!

Original Recipe here

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