Outfit: Stay In & Eat Sweets

My advice (and personal plan) for surviving February would be: stay in and eat sweets. Preferably in red clothes and usually with sweets you bake yourself; adding a little poetry to the mix won't hurt anything either. I've been making quite a mess in the kitchen lately stretching my out-of-shape baking muscles. I used to bake a lot when I was younger--in fact I won a blue ribbon at a county fair for my cookies once! But I haven't baked as much in recent years, moving out of my parents house meant leaving behind all of my mother's wonderful baking tools and it's quite a collection of pieces you need to acquire to start again. For these cookies I had to buy a rolling pin and cookie tray, but I still didn't have mixing bowls so I just used pots! Thankfully you can't tell the difference in method when it comes to taste (although I didn't follow a proper Linzer cookie recipe for these but instead just sandwiched two sugar cookies with jam).
Simple sugar cookie recipe:
-2 1/4 cup flour
-1/2 tsp baking soda
-1 tsp baking powder
-1/2 tsp salt
-1/2 cup butter
-1 cup sugar
-2 eggs
-1 tsp vanilla
-1 tbsp milk
Beat all ingredients together for a few minutes. Wrap and chill for two hours. Bake at 425 for around 10 minutes. Makes around 4 1/2 dozen cookies.
*To make them into little sandwiches just cut half of your cookies as simple hearts and cut out the other half of your cookies with little heart cut-outs within the hearts. After they bake allow them to cool then spread with seedless raspberry jam and sprinkle powdered (or icing) sugar on top.* 

*You can choose your phrase for this necklace from options that vary from "you suck, man eater, wonderbuns, go away, for keeps, troublekeeper" and so on...*
*all pictures by me*



  1. Happy Valentine's I like your blue hair, and I like this post. The cookies look so good to me---I'm giving up sugar (as much as I can) so February is going to be hard for me. I've told everyone---no candy this. : (

  2. I have the exact same blouse or so I thought but mines from Topshop instead! Those cookies look so delicious and these photographs are gorgeous as usual! x

  3. Love the valentine themed outfit! And those cookies look super yummy!

  4. Oh my gosh Rebecca I was just about to ask you if you've seen those necklaces before. I want one sooooo bad, though two things are stopping me. 1. I am very very broke. 2. I can't decide which one I want to get first. Yes, you heard me correctly, first, because I want many different phrases.
    I'm trying to get into jewelry again and only get pieces I'll really love, but there's something about this necklace... The simpleness and sweetness of it mixed with the brash phrases makes my heart sing. It's my aesthetic 110% but sometimes I feel like I'll want "Eat a Dick" or "really fuckin' cute" depending on my mood. Actually, by typing this up I think I decided I want those two, but first I think I'll go with "really fuckin' cute"
    Sorry that went on for quite a while, but gosh I love that necklace. Also I'm definitely going to have to get my hands dirty and do some baking soon. We're having some awful weather at the moment where I am and I feel like cookies will help to brighten my mood as the snow starts to melt and become gross and muddy.
    You've also inspired me to dye my hair blue! Actually, the first time you did got me itching for a new color. However, I'm going to be waiting until after I graduate High School to dye it. Sort of as a celebratory action.
    I hope you and Thomas and the gatehouse are doing well!

  5. This is the best series of photos EVER.

    Also, "stay in & eat sweets" sounds like the perfect rule for winter.

  6. oh wow, your new hair is amazing! well, it's not that new I guess but I've been busy with the baby and haven't had time to check out your blog as often as I used to. Your photos are super dreamy, as usual!



  7. This is literally the most adorable outfit I have ever seen in my life.

    Victoria | dearvictoria

  8. I love your outfit & hair!!


  9. Thanks so much for the daily cuteness and lifestyle inspiration.
    Love, Joy


  10. So pretty !! I'm surprised to see that you used that jam, we also have it in France (I don't know why I find that so cool) ANYWAY it makes me want to get some. And it makes me want to visit your place which looks soooooo cool

    Bisou !

  11. So nice and cute specially your blur hair and red cookies i just love it

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  12. This looks like so much fun!




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