December 10, 2017

Make these! Peppermint Meltaway Cookies

Hey you guys! 'Tis the season...for Christmas cookies! Today I'm sharing a recipe for these Peppermint Meltaway Cookies that I just made for a cookies and cocoa with Santa party our church had after our Christmas Candelight Service tonight. The cookies REALLY do kinda melt in your mouth and the peppermint is not overwhelming - since I know some people aren't a huge fan of that flavor. I found the recipe on Taste of Home's website and was leery to try it because of the mixed reviews - but mine turned out great with a few, minor modifications. I will definitely be making these again! Recipe after the break


October 28, 2017

halloween 2017

toddler witch costume
toddler witch costume
toddler witch costume
toddler witch costume
When I asked Jensen what she would like to be for Halloween this year she told me enthusiastically that she would like to dress as "a happy witch!" and I was happy to oblige! This is my fourth Halloween of making her costume and she just gets more fun each year. We have been rather busy this year so I made it a little easier on myself by only designing and making the skirt and just decorating a store bought hat and broom. I still think she turned out as cute as can be! I found the spiderweb fabric and sparkly tulle fabric from Joann's and also got the decorations for Jensen's hat and broom from there as well. The socks are actually adult socks that I altered down to Jensen's size! We've already had a trunk-or-treat at church and then yesterday was trick-or-treating at my office. She'll get to wear her costume again on Halloween day for their party at daycare. Here are a few photos I snapped yesterday after we left my work...the temperatures dropped pretty significantly so we definitely didn't spend too much time outside since it was cool, cloudy, and windy- as you can see by how much hair is in her face in every single picture! ha! Happy Halloween sweet girl- you're the cutest witch I ever did see. p.s. Past Halloween pics here: Baby Jensen as a pumpkin, as a toddler super girl, and last year as the Morton Salt Girl!
toddler witch costume
toddler witch costume
toddler witch costume
toddler witch costume
toddler witch costume
toddler witch costume
toddler witch costume
toddler witch costume


October 21, 2017

pumpkin patch

A few weekends ago when my mom was visiting us we headed out to the pumpkin patch for a few hours of fun! This was our first time out to Motley Family Farm and it did not disappoint! Jensen enjoyed the hay ride (although my country-girl-mom informed us that it was technically a "straw" ride), picking out some pumpkins, a tractor-pulled train ride, and jumping on the giant bounce pads! Lots of photos below! p.s. last year at the pumpkin patch

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