25 Beachy Knobs & Pulls On Amazon

Looking for beachy knobs and pulls for your kitchen & bath renovation or furniture upgrade? Look no further, I have created this list of my top favorites that I found on Amazon. I love the look of coastal style, and adding these tiny elements of beachy hardware will elevate your home decor.

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I’m currently in the middle of my own kitchen renovation and thanks to the pandemic, I find my local home improvement stores have been low on supplies due to supply chain issues or out of stock. If you plan on renovating, see my blog post The Ultimate Kitchen Renovation Guide.

I decided to turn to Amazon to find most of my home decor supplies because I no longer have to drive and go searching only to find out it’s out of stock. I love Amazon Prime because you can still get 2-3 day shipping, plus their prices are competitively low compared to the big box stores! Just click on the images below to find the items.

25 Beachy Knobs & Pulls On Amazon



1. Franklin Brass Seaside Cottage Starfish Kitchen Cabinet or Drawer Knobs comes in 2 colors, brushed satin pewter & antique white.

2. Cosmas 228SN Satin Nickel Rope Cabinet Hardware Knob


3.HARPOON Kitchen Cabinet Pulls, 3″ Inch Bin Cup Drawer Handles come in a pack of 10 in Satin Nickel


4. Crystal Glass Crystal Cabinet Knobs Crystal Drawer Pull Handles comes in Aqua Blue & Rose Gold


5. Sonoma Cabinet Hardware Nautical Sea Shell Calico Atlantic Scallop Seashell Knob Polished Chrome 


6. Franklin Brass PBF661-BSP-C1, Seahorse Drawer Knobs Cabinet Hardware Collection in Brushed Satin



7. Nautical Ship Rudder Wheel Cabinet Knobs 


8. Cosmas Satin Nickel Braided Cabinet Hardware Handle Pull 


9. Starfish Cabinet Knobs Pulls Pretty Ocean Theme Single Hole Handles  

10. Laide Seashell Drawer Pulls Handles Ocean Theme Knobs Hardware Decoration

11. Doorknobs Nautical Twisted Decorative Jute Knobs 


12. Franklin Brass Brushed Satin Pewter Seaside Cottage Oval Handle Pull

13. Cosmas Satin Nickel Rope/Scroll Cabinet Hardware Handle Pull

25 Beachy Knobs & Pulls On Amazon

14. RRRuo Seashell Drawer Kitchen Cabinet Knobs Beach Ocean Theme Pulls 


15. Franklin Brass Cockle Shell Drawer Knobs Cabinet Hardware Collection in Brushed Satin Pewter


16. Joyindecor Ceramic Starfish Drawer Pulls Handles for Nursery Dresser Cupboard Wardrobe Kitchen Cabinets

17. Hickory Hardware 3-Inch Newport Cup Cabinet Cup Pull, Windover Antique


18. Lovely Starfish Ceramic Cabinet Handles for Kid’s Room Door Handles or Cupboard Knobs


19. VOSAREA 2PCS Seashell Knobs Nautical Door Handles


20. Retro Seahorse Knobs Cabinet Drawer Cupboard Furniture Door Decorative Single Hole Handles

21. Franklin Brass Seaside Cottage Turtle Kitchen Cabinet Knobs

22. Seahorse Shaped Drawer Handle Pulls Coastal Metal Decorative Drawer Pulls

23. Beach Bum Cabinet Knobs

24. MechWares-Retro Marine Style Cast Iron Drawer Handles


25. Octopus Drawer Pulls and Handles


I hope you found this fun list helpful, good luck with your renovation!



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How To Save On Renovation Costs

Do you plan on renovating your home? A home renovation can one of the most expensive projects you’ll ever take on, plus you want to try to not exceed your budget. Whether you’re planning an addition, remodeling a room, or upgrading the existing interior or exterior of your home; there are ways to keep costs down and stay out of debt.

If you’re planning on selling your home, you’ll want the spaces you create to appeal to potential buyers. This is less of a concern if you’re planning on making it your forever home. If it’s a starter home or investment property, think about keeping renovations neutral and using decor to make the spaces unique.

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How To Save On Renovation Costs

I recently bought my first home, a fixer-upper in the spring of 2020. I purchased my home during the pandemic which was an excellent time to buy a home but not to renovate it. There were NO contractors available in my are due to the restrictions, but once those were lifted it seemed as if every single contractor was booked solid. So what’s a girl to do? I tried to do as much work as I could. Talk about scary, but fun! First off, I want to explain that I did simple tasks such as painting, demolition, and drywall. I watched a ton of YouTube tutorials for the things I didn’t know how to do, but the best part is not only did I learn a lot, I saved a ton of money!


The first thing that you want to do before you start any home improvement project is plan. Plan your project, budget and materials! Then decide what you can  DIY or do yourself! Next, make a list and start gathering and shopping for materials. When I started planning my kitchen reno, I started shopping up to a year in advance for materials. I scoured the clearance sections at Lowes, Home Depot, Amazon and Walmart to save big.


DIY Tips To Save Money


  • Plan- the amount of time and money you want to spend
  • Make lists of materials needed and use it to compare prices.
  • Invest in good, long lasting tools such as a power drill, nail gun, hammer, ect.
  • Use Pinterest to save ideas and visualize your project.
  • Shop for materials early- check the clearance sections at your local home improvement stores and online.
  • Get your friends to help you.
  • Shop Habitat Restore if you have one in your area. Habitat Restore re-sells tons of home improvement items left over from construction projects and home improvement store donations.
  • Shop Amazon- Amazon has tons of home improvement tools and materials at amazing prices!
  • Paint- You don’t have to hire a painter as long as you have the time and patience to do it. See Everything You Need To Know About Paint


*Remember you want to leave the complicated things such as plumbing and electrical up to the professionals and unless you feel comfortable enough that can do-it-yourself.  For example you don’t want to demo something that could cost you more money in the end by having to replace it. DIY is best when you have a small project to complete but if you have a large renovation project, it’s best to consider hiring a general contractor.*

How To Hire A General Contractor

A general contractor will coordinate and execute the construction of much larger home projects. Make sure you find a licensed contractor you can trust by doing phone interviews, and getting at least 3 estimates. Check out this handy checklist and tips from forbes.com on how to hire a general contractor.

Did you know that some home improvement are tax deductible? When I replaced my old front door it costed just over $2000. I was able to claim it as a tax deduction because it was considered and energy efficient home upgrade! See the new front door here. Also see this helpful article about tax deductions from www.thebalance.com.

5 Home Improvements That are Tax-Deductible


  • Energy-Efficient Renovations. Type of Savings: Credit.
  • Home Improvements for Medical Care. Type of Savings: Deduction.
  • Home Office Improvements. Type of Savings: Deduction.
  • Rental Property Renovations. Type of Savings: Deduction.
  • Home Improvements for Resale Value.

I hope you find this information helpful! If so share it with your friends, also if you are starting a kitchen renovation see my blog post The Ultimate Kitchen Renovation Guide with free printable checklist! Good luck with your home improvement projects!



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10 Delicious Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookie Ideas

Sugar Cookie Lovers, are you looking for Valentine’s Day Cookie decor inspiration? Here are 25 Deliciously decorated sugar cookie ideas to inspire your creativity this Valentine’s Day! If you looking for a great sugar cookie recipe, see my recipe for Buttery Soft Sugar Cookies with Easy Royal Icing!

Here I have gathered a collection of all my favorite V-day cookie designs.

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10 Delicious Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookie Ideas

1. These Hearts Smiles Decorated Cookies from CookieBugInfo Shop on Etsy are the cutest cookies ever and in my favorite colors Aqua & Pink! Click on image to order incase you don’t want to bake!

2. These beautifully decorated classic sugar cookies are so pretty decorated in soft pinks, rose and pastels from SugarHero.com.

3. These cut out heart cookies are almost too pretty to eat! Image credit: Pinterest

4. These cookies are absolutely gorgeous from momlovesbaking.com, click image to see full recipe!

5. Just chill with your gnomes this Valentine’s day with the cutest cookies ever from hollybakes.com.

10 Delicious Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookie Ideas


6. Not all Valentine’s day sugar cookies have to be hearts with these cute envelope shapes from recipemagik.com.

7. Check out these gorgeous custom cookies from bunnycakes.com

8. Deliver a cute message to your sweetone with these valentine heart envelopes from gardenseedsandhoneybees.com

9. No hearts here but love these valentine cookies from cookieconnection.juliausher.com

10. Last, here is a link from thedecoratedcookie.com of 30 BEST VALENTINE’S DAY DECORATED COOKIES ideas from around the web. Cut-out sugar cookies and royal icing.

I hope you enjoyed this post and these amazing cookie decorating ideas, if you like almond flavored sugar cookies, see my blog post The Best Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies, enjoy!


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25 Beach Cottage Home Decor Finds on Amazon

Do you love the look of Beach Cottage Style? Bring the beach into your home with these 25 coastal style furniture finds on Amazon.

When it comes to coastal style, these affordable furniture finds will look gorgeous in any home including cottage, farmhouse, lake or beach house. For more seaside style inspiration, see my blog post 10 Dreamy Beach Cottage Rooms.


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25 Beach Cottage Home Decor Finds on Amazon

This Beach Cottage Style collection brings together cozy and casual elements to reflect an easy going way of coastal life. The use of bright whites, tans and neutrals create a clean aesthetic meant to evoke the breeziness of the beach. (click on image to find item)


1. Elk Lighting Springtide Table Lamp, Aqua, Polished Nickel – Create a warm and welcoming home with this beautiful Aqua lamp.


2. Nearly Natural Zebra Silk Plant, 3 feet – Add a warm tropical touch to any room in your home with this gorgeous plant.



3. Kenroy Home Rustic Wall Mirror with Natural Rope Finish- Place this nautical rope mirror above the sofa or any wall to ass more natural light into your home.

4. Nearly Natural 5289 6.5ft. Golden Cane Palm Silk Tree, Green – Bring the coast in with this gorgeous palm tree.


5. JONATHAN Y 19″ Seashell LED Table Lamp – Use this transitional coastal cottage lamp in any room to complete your coastal decor.

6. Baxton Studio Chavanon Wood and Linen Traditional French Accent Chair – This beautiful cottage style chair will add coastal charm to any room.

7. Sunset Trading Horizon Slipcovered Sofa – This bright beachy white sofa comes in 2 colors.

8. OSP Home Furnishings Kaylee Spindle Accent Chair, This beautiful white framed chair with linen fabric will elevate your living room style, comes in 3 colored fabrics, white, grey and navy.


9. Coaster Home Furnishings Rectangular 2-Drawer White Coffee Table – This coffee table is the perfect piece for decorating a coastal style beach cottage living room. 

10. Coaster Home Furnishings Johansson 3-Drawer Writing Desk with X-Shaped Braces Antique White – another beautiful furniture piece perfect for a decorating coastal office.

11. Ashley Furniture Signature Design Ceramic Table Lamps – This set of 2 taupe lamps add soft neutral hues and textural beauty to your home.

12. Signature Design by Ashley – Havalance Flip Top Sofa Table in Whitewash/Brown Wood comes in 2 styles: A sofa table or a coffee table.


13. BIRDROCK HOME Round Pouf Foot Stool Ottoman – This Knit Bean Bag Floor Chair in Sage Green is Great for The Living Room, Bedroom and Kids Room

14. These Rattan Back French Country Cottage Dining Room Chairs are perfect for a coastal style dining room and comes in 4 colors and sets of 2-8.

15. This Seaside Lodge White End Table by Home Styles adds a rustic coastal feel to any room in your home, 3 styles available: end table, sofa table and coffee table.

16. Decorative Accent Chair with Studded Details – Light Blue come in 6 colors to complete your coastal decor.

17. Signature Design by Ashley Mirimyn Cottage Vintage Hand-Finished Round Accent Table comes in 3 colors, distressed white (shown) teal and brown or grey and brown.

18. Safavieh American Homes Collection Charlotte Distressed Light Blue Sideboard come in 8 gorgeous colors, click image to see all.

19. Renditions Gallery Abstract Seascape Wall Art Framed Beach Painting

20. Powell Furniture Sadie Long Console Table come in 2 colors, Teal and Cream

21. Safavieh Home Collection Ebo Coastal 4 Tier Etagere come in White and Grey. Use this shelving to display all of your coastal decor.

22. Safavieh Home Collection Mina Modern Coastal 3 Drawer 25″ Bamboo Nightstand, White also comes in 2 other colors.

23. This Liberty Furniture Summer House Queen Panel Bed in Oyster White is a perfect addition to any coastal cottage style bedroom.

24. Progressive Furniture Willow Nightstand in Distressed White also comes in 2 more colors.

25. Safavieh American Homes Collection 5 Wicker Basket Storage Tower, bring the beach into your bedroom with this gorgeous tower of seagrass baskets, comes in 5 colors.


I hope you enjoyed these coastal beach house finds! For more inspiration see my blog post 25 Beachy Knobs & Pulls On Amazon.


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3 Free Printables

Do you love planning? Before I create a recipe, weekly plan, or budget for the month, I plan it out & I also love using free printables. Take control of your life, your finances, & get organized with these 3 free budget, weekly & recipe printables! These are perfect for moms, bloggers, entrepreneurs, & students. New bloggers please see my post The Ultimate Free Blogging Guide for 2022 for more free printables!


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Monthly Budget Planner


Weekly Planner



Recipe Planner


I hope these planners were helpful, take the guess work out of creating your own and print these today! Enjoy!

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Banana Pancakes


My Favorite Banana Pancakes


There is nothing like waking up in the morning to the smell of these homemade Banana Pancakes. The optional shredded coconut added to the batter gives the pancake flavor a tropical twist, but they still taste delicious without it. This recipe serves 4-6.

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  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups butter milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 ripe bananas thinly sliced
  • 1/4 shredded coconut (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans to garnish (optional)


In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda. In a separate bowl, whisk buttermilk, vanilla extract, egg, butter, and coconut. Then add the buttermilk mixture to the dry ingredients.

Add pancake mixture to lightly buttered skillet or griddle. Top each pancake with 4-5 pieces of banana and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the edges appear dry. Turn with a wide spatula and cook another 2-3 minutes on the other side. Drizzle with maple syrup or honey.

This recipe serves 4-6.


Note: You can also add sliced bananas in between layers pancakes once they are cooked if you do not wish to add them while they’re cooking.

You can serve these pancakes immediately or stack on a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven at 200 degrees.

If you love this recipe please share it, Enjoy!




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Peanut Butter Brownies

These wonderful homemade Peanut Butter Brownies are a decadent treat for peanut butter lovers! They have creamy peanut butter in the mix and delicious peanut butter chips baked inside. You guys know I love to alter a good box mix recipe, but when comes to brownies nothing beats homemade. This recipe serves 18-24 brownies.

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1 cup all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

pinch of salt

1/2 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder

1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar

1 1/4 cups creamy natural peanut butter

1/2 cup or 1 stick of salted butter softened

4 eggs lightly beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1-2 cups peanut butter chips

Peanut Butter Brownies

Peanut butter lovers, rejoice!


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Grease 9×13 in baking pan and place into the refrigerator.
  • Mix flour, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt together.
  • Combine brown butter, sugar, peanut butter, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl and beat until blended.
  • Add eggs and beat until combined.
  • Stir in the flour mixture and peanut butter chips.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until brownies begin to pull apart from the sides of the pan.
  • Cool in pan or on wire rack before cutting into squares.




Side note:

This peanut butter brownie recipe can be made many different ways by adding chocolate chips, chopped peanuts, Reese’s Pieces or chopped peanut butter cups to the batter. This recipe serves 18-24 brownies.

If you love this recipe please share it! Enjoy!





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How To Be Happier In The Year 2022


Happy Holidays! Are you looking to feel happier in the year 2022? The secret is practicing the art of gratitude!

What are you grateful for? The 2022 New Year is upon us and I just wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past year. Let’s face it, for some this has been a tough year. For others the holidays can be a very sad time of year. You may be dealing with loss, loneliness, grief, anxiety or depression. If you are then this post is for you. Even with the current state of events going on in the world; There is always something to be grateful for. I felt the need to share a little bit about myself and my past struggles because I want to you to understand why your first thought in the morning should be Thank You!

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If you are having a tough time right, now here are some tips to help you through. Remember..

  • Look for something positive in each day.
  • As your life changes, so will your circle.
  • Make yourself a priority again.
  • Your presence matters here.
  • Always believe in yourself.
  • Keep faith that you will make it through.
  • Start each day with a grateful heart.

I remember when I wished for all of the things I have today. You see, I used to be a person who complained a lot. I used to see the bad in every situation and I wasn’t even grateful for my life. I was diagnosed with chronic illness at a young age, so just being able to do ordinary things was a challenge. I thought my life was over. I had so many hopes and dreams I still wanted to accomplish; but how could I now? I became very depressed because my future was so uncertain and guess what? I lost everything!

Not only did I lose my health but my job, friends, family, and the place I lived in. I hit rock bottom. Until I learned to practice gratitude there was no way I could even begin to try and rebuild my life again. Even though you may lose everything at some point, or you may be having a tough time in life; the point is it may be really hard but you will get through it. I might not feel that way, but I can honestly speak for someone who has been through more that I ever thought I could handle. Rock bottom became the solid foundation from which I rebuilt my life!


I am Grateful for:

  • Being alive! – Despite all of my health challenges, I’m still here.
  • All of my life experiences, good and bad. I learned how to become a survivor.
  • My wonderful loving friends and the family who truly cares.
  • Buying my 1st home. Something I thought I would never be able to accomplish.
  • My blog. I am able to help and reach many people.
  • Never losing hope or faith in God and myself.
  • All of the people along the way who helped me on this journey of life.




You see there is always something to be grateful for. We may not always realize it, but it’s true. Each day that you are able to wake up and take a breath is a gift!


The more you focus on gratitude, the more you will attract things to be grateful for! I know it’s not easy, but slowly start practicing an attitude of gratitude and you will soon see your life begin to change for the better. You will not only begin to feel better, buy you will feel more positive about your situation. You will begin to feel as if you can accomplish anything.

With the new year upon us, another helpful thing I like to do is to set goals instead of new years resolutions. Maybe you want to start a business or a new hobby. Remember most people break their resolutions within the first 1-2 months of new year. Try writing down your goals instead. By writing them down, you begin to manifest them into reality. That way when reflect on the past year, you can look back at your list of goals and you will feel better about the past years accomplishments. Also don’t be too hard on yourself if you don’t achieve everything on your list. There is always the next year.

I hope you find this post helpful, is so share it with friends and family or anyone who is having a tough time in life right now. Have a very Happy New Year!


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Easy Almond Funfetti Cake

Happy Holidays! Are you looking forward to the New Year? Are you tired of baking Christmas cookies yet? I know I am, lol. Why don’t you bake this deliciously easy Funfetti cake for New Year’s Eve? It’s actually a great cake recipe for any occasion such as birthdays, July 4th (think red & blue sprinkles) or Halloween (think Orange & black sprinkles).

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What makes this cake easy is that it’s made from a box mix. What makes it taste home made is the altered ingredients. I never use water in any of my box cake recipes because water does not add any flavor. I also like to add butter to the recipe because butter just tastes better.

You Will Need:

  • 1 box Pillsbury Funfetti Cake Mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • extra sprinkles
  • cake frosting

Note: You can substitute corn or canola oil (you won’t taste the olive oil at all).


  • Set your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Prepare 2 or 3 8-inch round pans to keep cake from sticking by lightly coating bottom of pan with butter.
  • Add  flour to dust the pan then place into the freezer.
  • Blend Funfetti cake mix, melted butter, oil, eggs, almond and vanilla extract in a large bowl until moistened.
  • Beat with a mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes.

Note: Should you choose not to use Funfetti cake mix, use a white box cake mix and add your own sprinkles to the batter at this step.

  • Remove cake pans from freezer, fill each equally with mix.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 29 to 33 min.
  • Insert toothpick in the center of the cake to check and see if it comes out clean, your cake is done.
  • Cool 10-15 minutes before removing cakes from the pan.
  • Choose your favorite frosting, add between layers and then on top of the cake.
  • Decorate top and sides with the extra sprinkles, Enjoy!

I hope you enjoy this recipe! If so share it with family and friends. Also see my recipe for Coconut Malibu Rum Cake.

Have a Very Happy New Year!

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The Best Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies

Can you believe Valentine’s Day is almost here? Looking for an delicious home made treat to bake for your sweetie or a fun project to do the kids? These yummy cookies have the aroma of a warm fresh butter cookie with a background of wonderful almond flavor. Sugar cookies are my favorite to bake, share and enjoy with loved ones because they are so versatile and fun to decorate. These will taste amazing plain or with royal icing!

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Some of my favorite memories are the times I spent with my loved ones in the kitchen baking home made treats. Make this recipe and create those amazing memories for you and your loved ones today!


The Best Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies


  • 3 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup softened butter (not melted)
  • 1 1/2 cups of granulated white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure almond extract

The Best Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookies


  • Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together, set aside. In a large bowl, cream together softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then add in the almond extract. Gradually blend in the sifted ingredients until fully absorbed. Cover dough, and chill for 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheets. On a clean floured surface, roll out small portions of chilled dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are barely brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks. Once cooled decorate using your favorite icing colors and flavors.
  • This recipe yields 4 dozen. Enjoy!

You don’t have to use royal icing to decorate these cookies especially if you are decorating with young children. Any easy, flavored cookie frosting or sprinkles will do. The idea is to have fun!

I hope you love this cookie recipe, if so share it! Also see my recipe for Buttery Soft Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing!

Happy Valentine’s Day!


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