I just wanted to write a short and sweet post about some of the small, but sweet, holiday happenings around here. As mentioned in my last post, we kept our favorite traditions alive including making gingerbread houses. With the girls getting bigger, this was really a very hands-off project for me. The only thing helpful… Continue reading Sweets and Santa
Happy Holidays! We are in full cozy-mode around here. I don’t know about all of you but I seem to fluctuate daily between experiencing pure joy this Christmas season and also being totally overwhelmed about all the things a parent needs to do and be during the holidays. These feelings seemed to be heightened… Continue reading Nov + Dec 2018
” A Sunday well-spent brings a week of content.” Hello from Monday! Whether your weekend was productive, relaxing, or just plain busy, I hope you enjoyed it! Ours was a mixture of all those things. However, on Sunday Joe had work and it was my day to be home with the ladies. We stayed in our… Continue reading Sundays are for baking, art projects, and PJs!
Greetings from December! How did that happen? Weren’t we just wrestling wiggly kids into bathing suits and sunscreen, like, 10 minutes ago? Now it’s less than two weeks until Christmas and things are all kinds of holly jolly (and cold) over here. Below are a few snaps from my phone and some things we have been… Continue reading First Week of December
Today, Rosie turned two! Even though it was a rainy day, we got out to Good Times Park in the morning, squeezed in lunch, a nap, and a shopping trip, and spent lots of time breaking in her new art desk (which she so kindly shared with Cece.) We baked a chocolate cake and made… Continue reading Happy 2nd Birthday, Rosie!
Last week may have been the most relaxing week of winter. With Cece out of school, Christmas being over, and no more planned activities we got to finally just relax at home instead of running around and enjoy the snow that had finally fallen. As you can see, we took the girls sledding a few… Continue reading Sledding and Snowmen
Next to Christmas, we recently experienced our favorite day of the year… COOKIE DAY! Am I still a little jittery from all of the sugar consumption? Yes. Is there still flour and sprinkles in all of our kitchen crevices? Most likely. But so worth it! With our friend Azure, we baked six different kinds of… Continue reading Cookie Day 2015
This afternoon we had a very important annual holiday cookie baking date with Azure. Instead of just making sugar cookies like we have in previous years, we added lemon cookies to the list, peanut butter blossoms (per Joe’s request), and caramel-chocolate pretzels. (To be honest, I’m certain Azure did most of the work.) Cece was so excited… Continue reading A sweet time!
I present to you… more photos of our messy kitchen! I think this is the third explosion of edible holiday cheer that has occurred in here this month. Just in the nick of time for Christmas, we got our sugar cookies baked and decorated (with Azure’s help. THANK YOU!). The… Continue reading Delicious Christmas Cheer!
Instead of getting all bent out of shape about this fall weather in July, I decided that it was obviously nature’s way of telling me I should bake cookies. And so, I turned the oven on for the first time in weeks and I made peanut butter cookies for the first time in my… Continue reading 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies