Apr 23, 2014

CITRON + BLACK & WHITE

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I am just loving the pops of citron I see in this spring's fashion. It's just so bright and happy. Here are some of my favorite citron pieces paired with patterns and patterns of black and white. 

Apr 22, 2014

SHARE IT LINK PARTY #111

Hello and welcome to this week's link party!
Today is your last chance to enter to win two pieces of jewelry from Loopsway! Go HERE to enter.
Here are some of my favorite link ups from last week:     
Spring House Tour from Bigger Than the Three of Us

Living Room Tour from Number Fifty-Three

Craft Room Reveal from Lolly Jane

Triple Berry Dessert from Besa GM

Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Pizza from Lamberts Lately

Blueberry Coconut Mini Pies from Pint Sized Baker

Party Rules:
1. Like The Winthrop Chronicles on Facebook
2. Become a follower of The Winthrop Chronicles 
3. Make sure to check out some of the other links before leaving
4. Link back to my blog, or grab a button and put it anywhere on your blog or post to share the love (link below)


This link party is for crafts, recipes or diy projects that YOU made. 

Remember to link to a specific post. Thanks!

So go ahead and SHARE IT!

Apr 21, 2014

SHORTBREAD COOKIES

Recently I saw these shortbread cookies made with beet frosting and I thought they looked cool so I decided to make some like it. I decided to skip the beets and go with a raspberry, orange and lime glaze instead. I had never made shortbread cookies before and they were really easy and pretty good too.
Shortbread Cookies:
{recipe inspiration here}

3 sticks of unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix together the butter and sugar until they are just combined. Add the vanilla. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour and salt, then add them to the butter and sugar mixture. Mix on low speed until the dough starts to come together. Dump onto a surface dusted with flour and shape into a flat disk. Wrap in plastic and chill for 30 minutes.

Roll the dough 1/2-inch thick and cut with a cookie cutter. Place the cookies on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, until the edges begin to brown. Allow to cool to room temperature.

When they cool, dip the cookies in to the desired frosting or glaze.

Raspberry Glaze:
1 cup of raspberries
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted

Place the raspberries in a small saucepan on medium low and mash with the back of a fork as they simmer. After doing this for about 5-8 minutes, strain the raspberries in to a small bowl. Discard the seeds and combine the sifted powered sugar with the strained raspberry juice. You may need to add more powered sugar if you would like the glaze to be thicker. 

Orange Glaze:
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
orange zest

In a small bowl, combine the orange juice, sifted powdered sugar and orange zest. You may need to add more or less of each ingredient depending on how thick you would like the glaze.

Lime Glaze:
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
lime zest

In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, sifted powdered sugar and lime zest. You may need to add more or less of each ingredient depending on how thick you would like the glaze.

Apr 15, 2014

SHARE IT LINK PARTY #110 + GIVEAWAY

Hello and welcome to this week's link party! I am loving the warmer weather and we even had our first spring storm you can check out pictures on Instagram. And it's Easter in just a few days whew this month is just flying by!!
Before you get to the link party, I have a giveaway for you from Loopsway. They are an online fashion jewelry boutique with so many beautiful pieces to choose from. Yesterday I posted about some earrings I received. Just enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below for your chance to win two pieces of your choice from Loopsway. All you need to do is go to Loopsway, find two pieces of jewelry you want to win, pin them and then come back here and post the links to your pins in the comments section below. You can also do some liking and following to increase your chances of winning. Good luck!
Here are some of my favorite link ups from last week:    
 Master Bedroom Reveal from Bigger Than The Three of Us

Spring Wreath from CC McAfee Perspective

Gold Striped Easter Eggs from Delineate Your Dwelling

Spring Banners from The Colored Door

 Easter Egg Crayons from Crafts By Courtney

 Pull Apart Easter Bread from Organizer By Day

Party Rules:
1. Like The Winthrop Chronicles on Facebook
2. Become a follower of The Winthrop Chronicles 
3. Make sure to check out some of the other links before leaving
4. Link back to my blog, or grab a button and put it anywhere on your blog or post to share the love (link below)


This link party is for crafts, recipes or diy projects that YOU made. 

Remember to link to a specific post. Thanks!

So go ahead and SHARE IT!

Apr 14, 2014

NAVY + WHITE

Tis the season for a lightweight flowing top and white skinny jeans. I just love these chiffon blouses and have grown quite the collection. They are perfect for the warmer weather. Pair the look with some wedges and done.
{top: Sheinside c/o, skinnies: Target, earrings: Loopsway c/o}
I love these earrings from Loopsway, such statement accessories. I am always accessorizing with gold so these earrings are just perfect. I love the geometric cutouts. Come back tomorrow for a giveaway from Loopsway!
Is your wardrobe ready for spring? I am sorting through my warm weather clothes to find out which ones are going to the Goodwill and which ones will be upcycled. So fun!
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