Date Night In

Tonight I decided it would be fun to have a cozy date night in with Carson and bake and decorate some snowflake sugar cookies and build a blanket fort- complete with twinkle lights and a movie!

Since it is currently winter break, I have some time off work. This has been lovely and has allowed me to relax a bit and do the extra little things I seem to never have time for. We have made a winter bucket list. Two of the many items on this list, is to bake sugar cookies and build a blanket fort. So for our date night, we decided to do those both!

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For the sugar cookies, I used a very basic sugar cookie recipe. When we were making them, all I could think about is how when I was a kid and baked sugar cookies with my Mom and Grandma. It made me feel very nostalgic. It was always such a happy activity to do when we were growing up.

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But as I am no longer a child, I had wine as I baked these cookies haha. Somethings are nice about being an adult.

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Then I rolled out the dough with my new rolling pin! I got it from Anthropologie. Even though that store is often very pricey, I find if you look in their sale section they have lots of homeware on sale and even often have 20 or 30% off the sale price. This rolling pin was a fraction of the original price and in my opinion adorable! I also seem to have a blue/green theme with my bakeware so this piece fits right in.

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I then used a snowflake cookie cutter to cut out the cookies. This was a very delicate process.

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Once they were cool, this is where we got crazy with decorating! We got icing and sprinkles everywhere and it was completely worth it. I forgot how fun it was to decorate cookies. We weren’t fantastic at it, but it wasn’t really our aim to be perfect. It was just fun to do it together.

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The finished product!

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As aforementioned, our blanket fort! Made with sheets and twinkle lights.

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We finished the night by eating sugar cookies and watching a movie in our cozy blanket fort. It was a perfect, affordable date night in! Our favorites.

Until next time!

  • C & C

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