Hi, I’m Jamie

A vintage loving maker with a total sweet tooth. I wear lipstick, patterns, costumes and a whole lotta hats. I like to do one too many things at all times, and share the results right here. Stay, and you’ll see recipes, personal style, DIYs, and more. Sound good? Hooray! I’m so happy you’re here!

About Me

Fave Five: Super Bowl Snacks

As I said yesterday, I only care about the Super Bowl for the junk food. So today I’m sharing five awesome recipes that are either fried, cheese-filled or covered in bacon. Or all of the above. My mouth is watering (and waistband expanding) just thinking about it. Perhaps after sunday I’ll actually start exercising again. It really needs to happen since I don’t see an end to my decadent indulgences anytime soon. But that’s Monday. For now, let's just enjoy the cheesy weekend. Go team!

Fave Five: Super Bowl Snacks- Paint the Gown Red

I Am A Food Blog

Potato Chip Cookies

Potato Chip Cookies- Paint the Gown Red

It’s the Super Bowl this weekend. Is that right? To be honest, I’m not the biggest football fan. I don’t even know who's playing. But there’s something else that happens every Super Bowl Sunday that I can totally get behind...BBQs! I love a good daytime barbecue. Beer, ribs, guacamole, 7-layer dip, pretzels chips. Gimme all of it! I’ll put the game on if it means I can stuff my face with game day snacks. And now I have one more treat to add to your menu and it’s pretty dang delicious- potato chip cookies! That’s right. I put chips in my cookies. Actually, I didn’t even invent this brilliant idea. This recipe has been in my family for years! We’re all a bunch of crazy people. Either way, these are some of the best sugar cookies I’ve ever had. Game on!

Potato Chip Cookies- Paint the Gown Red

Potato Chip Cookies- Paint the Gown Red

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Shortening
  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1tsp. Vanilla
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/2tsp. Salt
  • 1 Cup Walnuts
  • 2 Cups Potato Chips *slightly crushed

Directions

Preheat oven to 350F. Using an electric mixer, cream shortening and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and beat well. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda. Add flour mixture to egg mixture. Stir in nuts and chips. Drop dough onto an un-greased baking sheet. Bake 12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve and enjoy!

Potato Chip Cookies- Paint the Gown Red

Home Wishlist

Home Wishlist- Paint the Gown Red

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

It’s aliiiiiive! Sorry about that. I may have underestimated how long it takes to move. But after spending all weekend, Monday and Tuesday unpacking, I’m back today and ready to get down to business. I can’t even tell you how happy I am with our new place. Before the weekend, I was having major anxiety about if we made the right choice. Mainly, I worried the lighting would suck and blogging would become a total nightmare. This is not the case. The lighting here rocks...and I am a goof. I can’t wait to conduct my first shoot! But that probably won’t be until the weekend. In the meantime, please enjoy this list of items I want for our new home. Did you know Target has a mid century modern furniture line?! Yeah. Gunna have to get me some of that.

Fave Five: Valentine's Day DIYs

I told myself I wasn’t going to do Valentine’s Day yet. But then everyone started posting beautiful heart projects and FOMO set in. So its happening. It’s hard going from December, a month with too many holidays and possibilities, to January where theres nothing. Blogger burnout is a real threat this time of year. So we bloggers account for this creative lull by focusing (perhaps prematurely) on Valentine’s Day. It’s just what needs to happen to get back into the swing of things. Ok? Now that I’ve explained myself- how pretty are these projects? I can’t get over those conversation heart macarons! I took a macaron making class last Valentines Day and we made hearts. Mine did not look like that. Not even a little bit. We’re moving tomorrow and I’m very excited and overwhelmed. Hopefully I’ll get settled quickly so things can keep on rolling here, but there may be a few hiccups next week. My apologies in advance. Hope your weekend involves less heavy lifting then mine!

The House That Lars Built

Extra! Extra!

Extra! Extra!- Paint the Gown Red

Today, I have a super huge announcement to make. Are you ready? Here goes. Paint the Gown Red was featured in a magazine! Cue hysterics. This is my very first print feature and I could not be more thrilled! I’m so thankful to all you supportive readers out there who’ve helped the blog grow and get to this milestone. You rock! So, what exactly was featured? Well, remember those donut bulletin boards? You guys went nuts for ‘em and so did the editors of craft magazine, Mollie Makes. If you turn to page 16 of the latest issue 49, you’ll see my babies. Front and center. Taking up a full page like they own the place. If you don’t already have one, I highly recommend grabbing a copy or subscription to Mollie Makes. It’s a magazine filled with beauty, crafts, inspiration...and now me! Is this real life?

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