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Sugar Cookie Crackdown

No matter the holiday, season, or reason, I am always drawn to cookies. There is something infinitely perfect about the versatility of a cookie. I can make them chewy or with a little crunch. I can make them healthy and full of oats, sweetened with honey, or calorie rich with butter and chunks of rich …

Cheesecake Obstacles

If food is not allowed in the living room, and definitely not allowed on the couch, then how is it that there are crumbs under the cushions? This is a very important question. Also– why do the little boys not rinse the sink after brushing their teeth? Why do they leave socks under the bed? …

Birthday Season

Yesterday was my little boy’s ninth birthday. Happy Birthday Evan!!! Tomorrrow is my sister’s. Happy Birthday Sister!!! Since Evan was born he has shared his birthday parties with my littlest sister (or rather she has shared hers with him) since their birthdays fall only two days apart. Right here at the end of February, birthday …

Empty Box

We had our Valentine’s Day date over the weekend… it was just easier that way. No work to worry about in the morning, no early bedtimes for the little boys, no reservations required at every restaurant on earth… it was just a little more simple than trying to make our great evening escape during the week. …

Love Notes

My little guy, Evan likes to leave me notes. He will go through an entire stack of copy paper in a week if you don’t watch him. He sneaks into my room and tapes things to the back of my bedroom door so that when I close the door his letter to me is in my face. …

Pretty in Pink

Because it’s almost Valentine’s Day… I have the notion… To turn everything around me… PINK. Consider yourself warned. Pink Rice Krispies Treats Ingredients 3 tablespoons butter 4 cups mini marshmallows OR 1 (10 ounce) bag of regular marshmallows *** the mini marshmallows are easier to melt*** 6 cups of Rice Krispies cereal PINK SPRINKLES! (crystals, …

Easy Homemade Salt Dough Ornaments

These Easy Homemade Salt Dough Ornaments only require 3 ingredients! This is such a cheap (and totally fun!) activity to do at home — with or without kids! My favorite ornaments on the tree are the ones my kids made. I adore the frames made out of popsicle sticks, the tiny thumbprints turned reindeer, and the …