Just a Girl Trying to Find Her Place in This World

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“Hey Baby, I Think I Wanna ‘Merry’ You…”

Yes, I spelt ‘merry’ that way for a reason… don’t worry.

I watched my nightly Christmas movie last night, this time it was called “Will You Merry Me”…hence the title. It was a wonderful Christmas love story comedy about two people who meet when they try to buy the same appartment in New York…. six months later they’re engaged and meeting each others families… the girls parents are Jewish and had planned on spending their holiday in Aspen, instead of the small town where the boys family (who have the last name ‘Cringle’) live. Both mothers are about as opposite as they can get, and it’s an incredibly funny story.

I also did some crafts last night… I made an ice wreath, an idea I found on this blog… I love how it turned out, but I only really had blueberries to put in it. I’m going to try making another one this week with some more Christmas colours in it. But for now, this was simple and fun. I hung it off the flower hook outside.

I think it turned out nicely, and it was still out there today. I definitely want to try making some Christmas coloured ones. Maybe I could use some juice or some food colouring to make a multi coloured one. I’ll have to give it a try.

I did a little bit of baking today as well, a recipe for shortbread cookies I got from my cousin’s wife. They are so good, and quite literally melt in your mouth. It’s what I love about them. Rest assured I don’t use that phrase lightly either. When I was younger and we were staying in a hotel after my dad’s transplant, I remember my mom telling me that the bacon was so good, “it melts in your mouth”. Being 8 years old, I sat there for 10 minutes before my mom finally asked why I wasn’t eating. My response? “I’m waiting for the bacon to melt!” So when I say something melts in your mouth, I mean it! And these cookies, they melt in your mouth. It’s such an easy recipe too…

Melt in Your Mouth Shortbread Cookies

1 cup of unsalted butter, whipped.
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract (I prefer to add a bit more for flavour)
1 1/2 cups of flour

1. Whip the butter so it’s nice and soft and add the vanilla.

2. Mix in the flour, then scoop tea spoon sized portions onto a baking sheet.

3. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 12-17 minutes.

4. Remove carefully from the baking sheet (they break easily)

This recipe’s great for the holidays, who doesn’t like shortbread? I get approximately 18 cookies out of it, but I might do a scoop a little bigger than a teaspoon. Enjoy!

Anywho, I have one more essay to finish, and then an exam tomorrow, and I hope to put my Christmas tree up when I get home (I’ve never waited this long before to do that!) Wish me luck on my exam though, I’m definitely going to need it!

Happy Thursday y’all!

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