Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Friday Finds | Fun & Unique Things From Around The Web

Hello!
 
 
Wowzers it's been a good while since I've blogged. I've been super busy and let life take me astray for a bit now, and I'm no longer going to let that happen. Going to make this little corner of the web my happy place again and rebuild this blog.
 
Today I thought we'd do a "Friday Finds" post. It's perfect for this time of the year, Holiday season is in full swing and so is Christmas shopping. Below are some fun goodies to treat yourself with or those you love.
 
All of these companies are a great place to give your money to, they give back to women or local communities around the world. And who doesn't love giving a little helping hand this time of year?!?
 
 
 
 
Fashion:
 
Bloom & Give not only do they have beautiful scarves like this one but also offer things like home décor and bags. Their mission is keeping girls in school in developing countries.
 
 
 
Jewelry:
 
Aid Through Trade  I have always been a sucker for these beaded bracelets, and I guess they are the original people that started them back in the early 90's. These with the tassels are my favorite. They are fair trade, & made in beautiful Nepal.
 
 
 
 
 
Candles:
 
Sanctuary Project is an amazing company who's mission is to rise awareness about human trafficking and help those who've been trafficked get back into working a normal job. They make jewelry as well but I personally love the look of their candles.
 
 
 
 
 
Food:
 
Women's Bean Project offers many things other than soup mixes: such as bread mix, spices & even sweets. Their goal is to change women’s lives by providing them with a job so they can become self sufficient.
 
 
 
 
Home:
 
Raven & Lilly  is a beautiful fair trade brand with so many beautiful things, from artists all over the world. Home décor to fashion and jewelry.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
I hope you enjoyed some of these fun goodies. I'd love to hear if you pick out anything from these wonderful brands.
 
Hope you all have a fantastic start to your weekend.
 
~Emily
 
 
 Disclaimer: Any photos used are owned by the brands and or companies listed above. This is not a sponsored post



Monday, July 23, 2018

Food | Recipe : Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake Balls

Hello!
 
 
Chocolate chip cookies & cake; what can be better than those two combinations ? Today I am sharing a delicious cake ball recipe with you. Its super easy and if your a baker you'll have most the ingredients in your pantry.
 
 
 


Recipe: makes 3 dozen


Cake:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups milk

Frosting:
8 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 cups confectioners sugar
1-2 teaspoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Chocolate Coating:
24oz. Almond bark bar

2-3 Chopped Chocolate Chip Cookies

In a large bowl or stand mixer combine butter, eggs and sugar. Add in your salt, baking powder. Mix. Once that's all combined add milk and vanilla. Slowly start mixing in the flour.
Grease a 9 x 12 cake pan and bake at 350 for around 25 minutes.

Once the cake has baked and cooled completely. Break apart cake into a large bowl, make the cake pieces into small crumbs. Then add in your chocolate chips.

Make the frosting:

Cream butter , vanilla & salt. Start adding in your confectioners sugar. Once you've added in all the sugar pour in your milk. You don't want the frosting to thick so add your milk until its a nice frosting consistency.

DO NOTE! The frosting recipe does make a little more frosting than you'll need. Unless you want your cake mixture very moist.

Combine your cake crumbs and frosting. Its easiest to mix by using your hands. Once thoroughly combined roll into 1 1/2 - 2 inch balls.

Melt your almond bark and roll balls in the coating with a fork or spoon. Then sprinkle the tops with crushed chocolate chip cookie crumbs.





If you make these cake balls I'd love to hear how you liked them. Comment below or tag me in a picture on Instagram @ChicCountryGirl
 
 
 
Emily
 
 
Disclaimer: Any photos used are mine unless otherwise posted with a * . This post was 100% created by me and photos are copyrighted to TheChicCountryGirl, If your sharing any of them please give credit to this site. This is not a sponsored post

Friday, June 15, 2018

Friday Finds | Fun Things Around The Web

Hello!
 
Hope everyone had a fantastic week. Here in Colorado it's been so hot this past week, I am looking forward to relaxing a bit this weekend.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bags: This bag I'm obsessed with. It screams take me on an adventure. The Escape bag has been copied by other people but this is the original. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Garden:  Maybe your an avid gardener or just love the cheeky saying on this sign, it's a hilarious sign to add to any yard or garden.
 


 
 
 
Wall Décor: Take me back to the late 70's the era of Macramé everything. Have you too noticed macramé wall hangings have been popping up everywhere. Love the design of this one.
 
 
 

 
 
 
Jewelry: These bracelets are not only beautiful but support an amazing cause. Head over to their site and learn about the work this company does.
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Home Décor: I'm always excited to find a new way to display plants or flowers. Loving this unique design.
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
~Emily


Monday, June 4, 2018

Recipe | Chunky Peanut Butter Cup Cookies


Hello!
 

 
 
Aww peanut butter! How I love thee. Even since I was a little girl I've loved peanut butter flavored anything. I'll even just scoop a spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar and eat it. Which has freaked some people out in the past saying its like "eating a stick of butter or cup of ketchup." which I personally don't think at all. Call me crazy!
 
So these cookies below are a spin on my Great Aunt Edna's classic peanut butter cookie.
All I did was swapped out creamy peanut butter for chunky and added peanut butter cups & milk chocolate chips.
You could make these minus the chocolate and they'd be delicious too.
 

 







Recipe:  Bake 350F Time 11 mins

1 cup Brown Sugar
1 cup White Sugar
1 cup Un-salted Butter
1 cup Chunky Peanut Butter
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 Eggs
3 cup Flour
2 tsp. Baking Soda
8 oz. Bag Mini Peanut Butter Cups
1/2 cup Milk Chocolate Chips
 
 
In a large bowl or stand mixer add eggs and brown & white sugar. Cream the butter and sugar then add in baking soda & vanilla. Mix thoroughly. Then start adding in your flour a little bit at a time. Once you've mixed in all of your flour add peanut butter cups & chocolate chips.
 
 
Scoop cookies onto a baking sheet roughly 1- 2 inch balls (depending how large a cookie you want.)  not packing the to tight and then smash them down. Bake at 350F for 11 mins.
 
 

 
If you make these cookies I'd love to hear how you liked them. Comment below or tag me in a picture on Instagram @ChicCountryGirl
 
 
 
Emily
 
 
Disclaimer: Any photos used are mine unless otherwise posted with a * . This post was 100% created by me and photos are copyrighted to TheChicCountryGirl, If your sharing any of them please give credit to this site. This is not a sponsored post
 
 

Friday, April 6, 2018

Friday Finds: Fun Things From The Web

Hello! Lovelies
 
Check out some of these really fun things I'm currently loving and needing.


Home Décor: Loving these cute little copper pots. Obsessed with the little succulents in them. But they can be used for many different things. From in your bathroom to kitchen.

 
 
Jewelry: I own these very earrings myself and love them. They come in so many different fun colors and they even have a mini version of these petal earrings.
 
 
 
 
Clothing:  I love the simplicity in the bold font of this tank.
 
 
 
 
Furniture: Of course Target has come out with a new collection of awesome goodies. I love this outdoor chair, reminds me of some my Mom had when I was a little kid. Man I wish she still had those chairs.
 
 
 
 
What fun things have you discovered this week?
 
 
 
 
~Emily



Thursday, April 5, 2018

Thirsty Thursday: The Perfect Margarita Recipe

Hello!
 
So I've not posted in a very long time. I really need to get back on track with a schedule. Since I've been away so long lots of things have happened in my life. Some great and some not so great. But recently something great happened, I've finally perfected the best margarita. I've been trying to make them at home for awhile now and they just never taste like I want them to. But now I've figured it out. Yay me!
 
 
Cinco de mayo is fast approaching so it's the perfect time to share this with you all.


 
 
 
Recipe:
 
 
1/2 - 1 cup Water
1/2 cup Arta Silver Tequila
6-7 limes
1/3 cup Cointreau
2-3 tablespoons Blue Agave Golden Syrup
 
Optional: Kosher salt for glass rims
 
 
In a blender squeeze fresh limes (The more the better, I personally like lots of fresh lime) and add water. Add your tequila and Cointreau. Then add the agave. Blend until combined.
 
Rim margarita glass or mason jar with salt and pour over ice. And enjoy!
 
 
 
If you make this Margarita I'd love to hear how you liked it. Comment below or tag me in a picture on Instagram @ChicCountryGirl
 
 
I'm pretty sure this just might become mine and yours weekend summer staple.
 
 
Cheers!
 
Emily
 
 
Disclaimer: Any photos used are mine unless otherwise posted with a * . This post was 100% created by me and photos are copyrighted to TheChicCountryGirl, If your sharing any of them please give credit to this site. This is not a sponsored post
 

 




Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Fashion: Summer Party Dress | The Perfect Floral Print Wrap Maxi

 Hello!
 
Between Graduation parties, Wedding season and afternoon lunches with the girls. We all are looking for the perfect dressy casual maxi dress for summertime. So look no further; I've found it!
 
This dress is both a wrap and maxi dress. The blue color is beautiful and the flower print is striking without being over the top. I really love how easy this dress is. Its a dress you can throw on and you have a whole look. Add some cute earrings or a simple necklace and you are good to go. Oh well you might also want to wear some shoes unless your going for a very bohemian look.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earrings: by Rachel Dawn Designs
 
 
 
 
 Lipstick: Everlasting Liquid Lipstick "Lolita" by Kat Von D
 

~Love
 
Emily
 
 
Disclaimer: Any photos used are mine unless otherwise posted with a * . This post was 100% created by me and photos are copyrighted to TheChicCountryGirl, If your sharing any of them please give credit to this site. This is not a sponsored post; I bought all the items myself except for the top from TOBI.