Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Gaither Kitchen: Heart Shaped Cinnamon Rolls

Last year for Valentine's I made these delicious Heart Shaped Cinnamon Rolls!  I honestly feel they were just too good not to share again. 


You can find my complete step by step recipe here


 Not a fan of cinnamon rolls?
Why not try one of these Vday breakfast options?


Mini Heart Shaped Pop Tarts 
 


Red Velvet Crepes


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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A Day of Love


If you follow Delightfully Chic on Pinterest you know that I love pinning balloons and fun Valentine’s images to my “Day of Love” board.  They just make me happy and are always sooo pretty on the eyes!  This is just what I need today as I pull together the husband's Valentine's gift.






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Monday, February 8, 2016

Quote of the Week {Weekend Wrap Up}

Happy Monday! I am one busy lady today! I feel like the countdown is officially on and with just under 6 weeks to go before the big due date I want to tie up all loose ends so I can relax and enjoy the end of this amazing ride!    

It was another packed weekend and unfortunately in all the fun chaos I neglected to download my pics!  So instead of images from the weekend, I am going to share quotes!

Saturday, we had our 3rd and last shower for Baby G!  It was a GORGEOUS one and I will be sharing all the details soon in an upcoming post!



 

As for Sunday, Scott and I worked with my dear friend and amazing photographer Brittany Blake to capture our maternity pics!  I cannot wait to see how they turned out. 

 

After we wrapped the shoot, we headed out to meet up with Scott’s co-workers to watch the big Super Bowl!  As a NC girl, it just felt wrong to not pull for the Panthers, but Peyton Manning is such a class act and with him possibly retiring I have to say I enjoyed seeing the Bronco’s win! 
 

And...for your quote of the week...


Happy Monday! 

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Friday, February 5, 2016

STYLED: The Look for Less

This week we are taking a look at the young and ultra chic Gigi Hadid!
Here stylish threads rack up a price tag close to $2,000, but we have found the look for way less!


On Gigi Hadid: Ray-Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses ($150); Zachary the Label bodysuit; Raquel Allegra Double-Breasted Maxi Trench ($995); Tom Ford Leather Small Tassel Bucket Bag ($1990); J Brand 620 Mid Rise Super Skinny Jeans ($188); Stuart Weitzman Nudist Sandals ($398).


Shop the Look...FOR LESS 

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

A Shower for Baby G

This past Saturday our sweet little Baby G was showered with so much love! My two very best friends and our Mom's joined forces and hosted the most gorgeous and perfect shower.



These two are so excited to finally take on the title as Aunt Becs and Aunt Katie!
Being Aunt Tiff to their four little ones (Carley Grace, Bailey Grace, Raylee, and Judson) has been such an honor and a title I hold very dear. 


These ladies know I am a gold and white fanatic so of course, they hit a home run in my book with the decor!


Not knowing the gender of your baby might be a hard thing for some, but for us Baby G is all we need to know.  I also thought we would just skip all the monogrammed items until he or she arrives and has their "official name", but Baby G has really stuck! I am almost certain I will slip up and say this many times after our miracle arrives.  Some of my favorite and most cherished gifts were those monogrammed with "Baby G"! This bunting brought tears to my eyes! There is a good chance you will find this hanging in the delivery room!




Another trend you might be picking up on, giraffes!  I think it's safe to say that Baby G's nursery has a couple giraffes, elephants, monkeys, umm...actually, the list could go on! I have a HUGE love of animals and this is something I really hope to pass on to our child.  Throughout the decorating process my mama has said to me "do you think it's too many animals"?  I just laugh and say "No Way"!! Then tell her of the next one I want to add! haha

Speaking of Sweet Mama, can we please give her a round of applause for this gorgeous presentation!
Again, they know me, Baby G's gifts from GiGi, Pappy, and Uncle Brent came wrapped in perfection!

 
Some of my closest girlfriends!
I wish I could have snapped pics with all my girlfriends that came out to celebrate!


And...here are just a few people that are extremely excited to meet Baby G!

First time Grandmother, "GiGi"...Oh how she is already spoiling you little one!
If I am even HALF the mother she has been to Brent and me, I got this thing in the bag!


First time Grandfather, "Pappy"... all I can say is, if Baby G is a girl (like me) she will be smitten with her Pappy! But, if you are boy my little dear one, plan on LOTS of fishing trips! My Daddy, surely hung the moon!  At the end of the shower he came strolling in to surprise us all and check out things! He's so precious! 


The man who makes all my dreams come true! I absolutely cannot wait to see Scott as a father.  He is everything I prayed for and more.  Baby G and I are so very fortunate God chose you for us. 


I am so thankful for such a perfect day and for friends and family who love us and our angel!
Counting our blessings and naming them one by one! 

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

From The Gaither Kitchen {Oreo Cheesecake Cookies}

During the winter storm I had some time to get in the kitchen and do a little baking.  The end result, yummy Oreo Cheesecake Cookies with a dash of food coloring to make these darlings just perfect for the upcoming Valentine's holiday.



 I love recipes that require very little ingredients.  This one only requires five!  Six, if you decide to add a little color. 

Ingredients 
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
8 tablespoons salted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
10 Oreo cookies, broken into pieces 

Directions 
In your stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat cream cheese and butter until light and
fluffy, scraping down the sides as needed.
Add the sugar and beat well.
Add in flour, a small bit at a time, beating in on low speed, until just mixed.
This is where you would also add your food coloring!


I decided to do a soft and bright pink.

Fold in Oreo's until evenly distributed. 

  

Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 45 minutes, and up to 2 hours.
30 minutes prior to baking, preheat oven to 350 degrees (F).

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Using a cookie scoop, scoop out 2 tablespoon sized balls of dough, roll them into rounds, and place them on the cookie sheet. Lightly press down on each cookie.
Place pan in the oven to bake for 10-11 minutes, or until *just golden at the edges. 


They will still be very soft when you remove them from the oven so just make sure to let them cool for a full 10 minutes after removing from the oven.

Pour yourself a tall glass of milk...and ENJOY!
 


Ingredients
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
8 tablespoons salted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
10 Oreo cookies, broken into pieces

Directions
In the body of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy, scraping down the sides as needed.
Add the sugar and beat well.
Add in flour, a small bit at a time, beating in on low speed, just until incorporated.
This is where you would add your food coloring!
 Fold in Oreos until evenly distributed.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 45 minutes, and up to 2 hours.
30 minutes prior to baking, preheat oven to 350 degrees (F).

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Using a cookie scoop, scoop out 2 tablespoon sized balls of dough, roll them into rounds, and place them on the cookie sheet. Lightly press down on each cookie.
Place pan in the oven to bake for 10-11 minutes, or until *just golden at the edges. 

They will still be very soft when you remove them from the oven so just make sure to let them cool for a full 10 minutes after removing from the oven.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Design Element Must: Greenery

One design element that I love to see in just about any space is a greenery plant of some sort.  For me, they brighten and bring life to a room.  We currently have ivy in our laundry room, a money tree that formally resided in my office is now in our master bathroom, and a bamboo plant sits in Scott’s office.  I am head over hills in love with lemon cypress trees in our kitchen area, but seeing as I have just killed our second one I think I am giving up on these fragrant darlings.
  
Lately, I have crushed over two plants.  The fiddle leaf fig and the snake plant.  I would love to see the fiddle leaf in our kitchen nook or possibly in one of our living spaces. This tree to me just screams sleek and modern life.  The snake plant I think deserves a home in Baby G’s nursery.  I love the snake plant because it not only purifies the air, it is safe for the little one, and provides fun color.  










What are your favorite indoor plants for your home? 

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