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A couple weeks ago I got an itch to make up some “Christmas” cookies! I knew the weeks leading to Christmas would get so crazy at work that I wouldn’t have time, and I was SO right! It has just been insane around here but that is a good thing. We are all so proud of what we do here at Kiepersol that we never have a problem working extra hard to spread the word about what we do!

I digress – back to the cookies. So instead of doing a massive baking day – you know those where you have extra high hopes of accomplishing all of these crazy, insanely complicated cookie recipes and then you end up covered in flour with a bunch of Pinterest fails? Yeah, I wasn’t about to go down that road again. So I baked three different recipes on three different days. It made it really nice. I’d bake a batch of cookies  and try a new recipe and still manage to walk away from the situation unharmed. So here is one of the cookies I made that weekend. They are really delicious, light and airy! I love anything lemon and these have a great lemon flavor! Give them a try for your Christmas baking this weekend! 

Enjoy! Xo

 

Ingredients:

1 Box of Lemon Cake Mix

8oz tub of Cool Whip

5 cups Powdered Sugar

1 egg

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

Prepare a greased cookie sheet or use a silpat

Mix all ingredients, except the powdered sugar, together in your mixing bowl. 

 

 

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In a separate bowl, put the powdered sugar. Take two spoons and make rounded tablespoons of dough and drop into the powdered sugar. DOUGH IS VERY STICKY! 

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Roll in the powdered sugar until coated then form into a ball. 

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Place on prepared baking sheet about 2 inches away from each other. 

Bake for about 8-10 minutes depending on your oven!

I had to peek to see how they were crinkling! 

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Enjoy! These were so yummy!

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With Christmas only 8 days away, I figured this blog post might be good to help inspire anyone that needs last minute gift ideas!!  This year it has snuck up on me so fast that I can hardly believe Christmas will be here so soon! I think the wedding had a lot to do with that – it made this year go by SO fast! Anyways – here are a few ideas for that beauty hunter, fashionista or homemaker in your life. Any of these gifts are sure to please! 
Enjoy! Xo
Holiday Gifts For Her


I just love the holidays for getting all dressed up and attending fun parties! I have put together a few cute outfits that are so festive! Remember – you don’t always have to go for red and green but I just loved these combinations so much, I didn’t mind the holiday colors! This midi skirt is just to die for! It’s a must on my list for sure! 
Enjoy! Xo
Holiday Attire

The holiday season is full of fun get-togethers and fancy soirees to attend! I always love bringing the host/hostess something to show appreciation for the invitation. Here are some ideas that any host/hostess would love! 
Enjoy! Xo
Hostess Gifts

I always find myself struggling to get the men in my life gifts for Christmas! This year is no different. Normally, when they want something, they just go get it themselves! Handsome and I are starting a new tradition where we are only going to give each other stockings each year filled with small presents (remember: small presents are sometimes the BEST presents!). Here are some ideas for stocking stuffers for that special man in your life!
Enjoy! Xo 
Stocking Stuffers for Him

 I just LOVE making homemade Christmas decorations. My brother came up with this idea for our front porch and I just LOVE how they turned out! Homemade touches for Christmas always make it so special and unique! Try this idea out – plus if you have kids, they will love making this. We just googled a bunch of different snowflake shapes to make!

Enjoy! Xo

What you’ll need:

Glue gun with glue sticks

Popsicle sticks

Ribbon or fishing wire

Spray paint

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 Stockings are always a big tradition for Christmas in my family. Some stocking stuffers are the best gifts we will open on Christmas! Below are some great stocking stuffer ideas for that awesome lady in your life! 
Enjoy! Xo
Stocking Stuffers for Her

Another idea inspired by Pinterest! I saw this idea and thought it was so adorable! I went to Lowe’s and got a couple bundles of wired garland to make these wreaths with. I didn’t want to use live garland because of the mess it makes and since I was going to have several hanging in the window, I thought fake garland would last better. You can hang with any sort of ribbon or even tulle you want! It’s a festive way to decorate your windows all winter long!

Enjoy! Xo

What you’ll need:

Wired Garland

Wire cutters

Ribbon

Nails/Hammer

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I cut about 1.5 feet sections of garland and then shaped them into a circle. 

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I twisted the garland into itself to fasten it. 

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I made mine a little bigger than what I saw on Pinterest. I used a couple different types of garland as well. 

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Then just hung them in the window with some red ribbon and burlap ribbon! 



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