JUST GOOD COOKIES

March 2, 2015

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Sometimes you just need a good old fashioned cookie. No bells, whistles, special tricks or complicated 17 step recipes. Just cookies.
Here’s a classic Oatmeal Cookie recipe that never fails me. (The raisons, coconut and nuts are all optional…but you should opt for yes. It’s delicious.)
WHAT YOU NEED:
 
2 STICKS OF BUTTER SOFTENED
3/4 CUP BROWN SUGAR (PACKED)
1/2 CUP GRANULATED SUGAR
2 EGGS
1 TEASPOON VANILLA
1 1/2 CUPS FLOUR
1 TEASPOON BAKING SODA (I ADD A DASH EXTRA)
1 TEASPOON CINNAMON
1/2 TEASPOON SALT
3 CUPS ROLLED OATS
1 CUP RAISONS (OPTIONAL)
1/2 CUP SHREDDED COCONUT (OPTIONAL)
1/2 CUP CHOPPED PECANS (OPTIONAL)
 
WHAT YOU DO:
 
(Heat oven to 350)
Mix butter, and sugars with a mixer until creamy. Then add the eggs and vanilla.
Add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Mix well.
Add oats, raisons, coconut, nuts. (This will be thick. Your arms will have a nice work out)
Drop cookie dough (ooooh oatmeal cookie dough is the BEST) in rounded spoonfuls, or use a cookie scoop. Bake 7-10 minutes and remove from heat quickly after you pull them out.
Your house will smell amazing.
(Should make about 4 dozen cookies)
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IMG_0483Pardon my little helper’s fingers stealing nuts right out of the bowl.
Enjoy!
XOXO
Brittany

A FRESH START

February 27, 2015

OK!

Well, things are wrapping up nicely over at Gypsy Threads, which is sad and satisfying all at once. I do love my little online shoppe, but I’m excited for the opportunity to focus on my little family.

I am excited to launch this new blog, mostly for the sake of my own sanity. I am a person who needs a creative outlet all the time. I go crayyyzee if I don’t have some kind of project or activity of my own. When my first baby (Miles) was born 3 years ago, I had just sold my store in SLC, and we moved to Washington. I took about a year off to focus on being a mom and adjusting to life in a new place. That time was so good for me. It was a chance to breath, and take in the fact that life as a non-parent was over. After about a year, I was craving for the creative outlet. That’s when I started Gypsy Threads.

For me, running the online retail business is a bit overwhelming with 2 kids. So, this blog will hopefully tide me over till the time comes when I am ready and able to restart the business, or maybe jump into something new.

I know…who needs another blog to read? Who the hell cares?  I get it. Even I find it slightly annoying. But, I’m gonna give it a go. I’m not selling anything, I’m not pushing a brand or agenda. I’m sarcastic and messy. This is just a little space to doodle some nonsense.

I hope you’ll give it a chance!

Thanks for all your support over the last 2 years…I really do appreciate all the customers, followers and friends I’ve made along the way.

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XOXO

Brittany