PUMPKIN SNICKERDOODLES | THE PERFECT PRE FALL COOKIE

food and drink • September 18th, 2014

pumpkin snickerdoodles

So it may be close to 90 degrees here is SoCal, but I’m still pretending Fall is on its way! I’m ready for pumpkins, baking and sweaters! Hence today’s post. One of my favorites, with a slight fall twist. The snickerdoodle is a great cookie on its own, but add a little pumpkin to the mix, and you have yourself the perfect pre-fall sweet treat!

RECIPE

3 3/4 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 sticks butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup pumpkin
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

 coating:
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

BAKING DIRECTIONS

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugars on medium speed until well combined.

Next, beat in the pumpkin, and add the egg and vanilla extract.

Lastly, add in the dry ingredients. Beat until combined, but don’t over mix. Wrap dough in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least an hour,  until firm

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover cookie sheet with a Silpat or use parchment paper

In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon for the cookie coating. Scoop dough (I use a small ice cream scooper)  and roll into a ball. Roll the dough ball in the sugar mixture, and place on the cookie sheet, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie.

Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes. Let cool on the baking pan for a few minutes then transfer to wire cooling racks to cool completely.

pumpkin snickerdoodles bungalow m

snickerdoodles

xo
MB

MAD ABOUT PLAID

currently loving | trend spotting • September 16th, 2014

mad about plaid sources 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

Recently I found myself wrapping a plaid button down around my waist, and suddenly it was as if  I was back in 1998. My sister then saw me and said “did you just come from the set 90210 (original cast)”. Don’t worry I took it as a compliment!  So, there starts the story of my sudden and current obsession with all things plaid. Lucky for me, plaid seems to be everywhere these days. So, here’s how I take mine, how do you take yours?

wrapped plaid
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mid century plaid
mid century plaid

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a splash of plaid
a splash of plaid

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plaid on plaid
plaid on plaid

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oh my! the perfect plaid
glamourous  plaid

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street plaid
street plaid

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xo

MB

DINNING CHAIR MAKEOVER

before & after | home decor • September 12th, 2014

OK, today is the day! The great chair reveal is here. If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen these beauties, and now they have finally made there way to the blog. Way back in March I posted the before photo of these ugly duckling chairs. Tucked away in a far dark corner of the consignment store I spotted these guys, and more importantly their POTENTIAL. People its all about seeing the potential!! Marked down to a whopping $9 for all 4 chairs I happily lugged their dingy, dirty, sorry butts to my car.

DINNING CHAIRS BEFORE

They then sat in my garage for a few months as I wavered on what to recover them in. First thought was white leather, or maybe black leather, just could not decide. Then walking into my parents house one day, I spotted a bolt of black and white stripe outdoor fabric. LIGHTBULB moment! If you know my mother, then you know having a huge bolt (or 10) of fabric in her garage is nothing new. And if you know me, then you know I now wanted them recovered yesterday. Patiently, ok not so patiently I waited for their return…and when they did, I shrieked, fell over, and hugged them. A bit dramatic yes, but it was a good design moment! I love me a good chair, and these far surpass good, they are ridiculous! Promise! With a grand total of $129 (free fabric, $9 chairs, $120 upholstery bill), these chairs are now priceless, to me at least.  Oh, and did I mention they swivel, major bonus!

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black and white stripe chairs

black and white stripe chair

striped dinning chair

striped chairs

xo
MB

WHAT I’M LOVING | THIS MINUTE

currently loving • September 8th, 2014

Happy Monday! Thought I would share my current inspiration board! Don’t be surprised to see some these elements popping up in (near)future projects…

moroccan wedding blankets
moroccan wedding blankets

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layered neutrals

 vilayered neautralsa

odd wall decor
strage wall art

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mirrored entry ceilings…Thank you Kelly Wearstler!
mirrored ceilings

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collected decor
collected decor

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the unexpected element
unexpected elements via

ceramics
cermaics

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1970’s feminine glam
70's glam

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baseball hats
baseball hats

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Fall veg
fall veg

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skillet desserts
skillet brownies

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The late great Ms. Joan Rivers
joan rivers

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xo
MB

BUNGALOW M ON BEST FRIENDS FOR FROSTING

D.I.Y • August 25th, 2014

Hi all! I know I have been M.I.A from the blogoshpere this summer, but slowly getting back into my D.I.Y groove. I have plenty of projects, vintage finds, and other goodies that I cant wait to share! But first head on over and check me out on Best Friends For Frosting. I am sharing styling tips for your side table (here), and these fun D.I.Y tassel top boxes (here).

tassel-diy

chic-white-side-table

See you all back here soon!
xo
MB

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