Friday, September 30, 2016

ryder cup m&m cookies

Ryder Cup M&M Cookies // A Style Caddy

If you follow me on Snapchat {sheriann_snaps} and Instagram, then you'll know that I'm at the Ryder Cup! And I'm so incredibly excited to be here! We left on Monday night and have going to the golf course every day to just walk around and see Team USA and Team Europe practice a bit before the real action starts today.

If you don't know what the Ryder Cup is, let me give you some information. It's one of two {the other being the President's Cup} team competitions in golf and happens every two years. Team USA will face off against Team Europe {consisting of players from Great Britain, Ireland, and continental Europe} in three days of matches. Today and tomorrow there will be four matches in the morning and four in the afternoon. Sunday consists of just singles matches, and that's where we get to see some real action. Team Europe has won three of the last four Ryder Cups, so it's about time we bring it home for the USA!

I baked up a batch of really simple M&M cookies last weekend before we left to help get into the spirit of things. Of course, you don't have to specifically make them with any event in mind. The sugar cookie dough itself is really delicious so you could just throw in M&Ms and call it day! In fact, I'm already thinking these would make a really great go-to Christmas cookie...

Ryder Cup M&M Cookies

1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
5 ounces M&Ms

1. Cream together the butter and sugars in a mixer. Then, add in the eggs and vanilla extract. Make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl to ensure that everything is incorporated.
2. Add in the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Mix together on low until combined.
3. Chill the dough for at least two hours.
4. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
5. Scoop out a teaspoon amount of dough and roll it between your hands to form a ball. Only place 6-9 cookies per sheet because these will spread a lot.
6. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. If they look under-done, let them sit on the baking sheet for another 5-6 minutes and they'll be perfect!
7. After about a minute out of the oven, press your M&Ms into the top of the cookie just slightly. Press hard enough to have them in the dough but not all the way through the bottom of the cookie.
8. After 5 minutes of cooling on the cookie sheet, move them to a cooling rack and ENJOY!

Ryder Cup M&M Cookies // A Style Caddy

Ryder Cup M&M Cookies // A Style Caddy

Ryder Cup M&M Cookies // A Style Caddy

Ryder Cup M&M Cookies // A Style Caddy

Ryder Cup M&M Cookies // A Style Caddy

Thursday, September 29, 2016

september favorites!

It's officially fall! And it's almost the end of September. You know what that means... It's time for another monthly favorites video! This month I have quite the mix of food, lifestyle, and beauty things. Part of that is because I've been trying out a bunch of new food since my hospital visit {an un-favorite of the month} and because I'm keen on trying to incorporate more than just beauty things in my monthly favorites videos.

Make sure to check back here tomorrow for a super fun and tasty recipe! ;]

Monday, September 26, 2016

fall reading list

To be quite honest, I haven't been so good at diving into my reading list this year. I'm usually so good at reading a ton of books, but for some reason, I just haven't been able to get into it. I think a part of it is because I'm no longer commuting via public transportation to and from work. I used to spend every morning and night reading on the subway or bus when I was still in New York City. Now that I drive, I typically listen to the radio or podcasts since I've never been into audio books.

I'm actually leaving later on today and heading to Minnesota with my parents, and I think it's the perfect time to hop back on the reading band wagon! I'm hoping to read a lot while I'm away so I bought several books for my Kindle last night. I thought I would share my list with you, and then you can let me know if you've read any of them or if you have books that I should add!

I'm going to start off with The Girl On The Train, a book I've read already and loved, since the movie is coming out next week and go from there...

Fall Reading List {8 Books To Read!} // A Style Caddy
The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins // Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris // The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens // All The Missing Girls by Megan Miranda // Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty // What She Knew by Gilly Macmillian // The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena // The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Friday, September 23, 2016

fall fashion under $100

The weather is still quite warm here in the NJ, but I'm already looking forward to anything and everything fall fashion. I recently purchased this off-the-shoulder sweater dress in a beautiful olive color and can't wait to wear it in colder temperatures.

And while I was I shopping around for that, I found some other great things that would be fun additions to your closet and makeup drawer. The best part? They're all under $100! Great style doesn't have to come with a high price tag. There are so many affordable good quality pieces out there that will still have you looking stylish throughout the season.


bath & body works fall candles

The first day of Fall called for a fall-themed video. And what better way to start the new season than with some of my favorite fall candles? Fall and winter candles are the best scents out there. So when Bath & Body Works had a buy one, get one free {!!!} sale about a month ago, I jumped at the opportunity to purchase some new candles for the season. There's usually some type of sale going on at Bath & Body Works so I would wait until then to purchase candles. Save money wherever you can, right? Right.

Monday, September 19, 2016

five must-make fall apple recipes

The first day of fall is just days away! I cannot even begin to explain how excited I am. Autumn is my favorite season for just about everything - the fashion, the makeup, the weather, the food. And while it's not quite time to break out the big sweaters and riding boots, it's certainly never too early to get dig into the seasonal food.

I am not a pumpkin fan at all, but I love just about anything apple. I've shared some really delicious recipes in the past for cinnamon sugar apple doughnuts, baked apple cider doughnuts, and Milky Way apple blondies. And as much as I love those and already have plans to bake those soon, I've always looking for more apple recipes. I've found five that I think sound so perfect and tasty for the season that you {and me!} need to make immediately!

Five Must-Make Fall Apple Recipes! // A Style Caddy
Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls // Little Spice Jar

Five Must-Make Fall Apple Recipes! // A Style Caddy

Five Must-Make Fall Apple Recipes! // A Style Caddy
Glazed Apple Fritters // The Kitchn

Five Must-Make Fall Apple Recipes! // A Style Caddy
German Apple Cake // Sweet Phi

Five Must-Make Fall Apple Recipes! // A Style Caddy

Sunday, September 18, 2016

sephora & ulta beauty haul

I've been trying really hard to cut down on the makeup I own, but sometimes I just can't help myself. A brand new Ulta store opened up near me and I just couldn't pass up heading in to see what it! And since I was already in the area, I drove over {literally across the street} to the mall to see what was new in Sephora. I decided to share everything I bought in a little haul video for you guys!

You can get the full list of items on my YouTube channel so make sure to head over there and subscribe!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

august favorites

Happy September friends!

Can you believe that it's September? The year is flying by... And I'm so excited! I love fall and winter and the holiday season so I'm happy to soon be rid of the summer weather.

While we wait for the first day of fall to arrive, I'm sharing all the things I loved, sort of loved, and didn't love in the month of August. A full list of everything mentioned in my newest video is on my YouTube channel!

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