Encouragement

A Different Easter

A Different Easter: You did not see me at the Easter brunch with my dress flowing in the wind You did not see matching outfits adorned with smiles and wide spread grins You did not see the posing for pictures at a family gathering or sprawled across your feed You did not see me amongst… Continue reading A Different Easter

Adventures in Baking

Brownie Chocolate Chip Cookies

When asked if I’d prefer a brownie or chocolate chip cookie, I tend to take Joey Tribiana’s (from Friends) stance: “Put your hands together!”. Generally, most chocolate chocolate chip cookie recipes I had come across either came out too fudgey or too dry. I wanted the texture of a chocolate chip cookie with the decadence… Continue reading Brownie Chocolate Chip Cookies

Adventures in Baking

Perfect Fall Oatmeal Spice Cookies

Cookies are my passion...of course we already know this, but honestly I would take a cookie over any dessert any day. In fact, I could just eat cookies and be completely content. Especially if that cookie diet consisted of these fall oatmeal cookies. Oatmeal cookies often get a bad rap. They are left out of… Continue reading Perfect Fall Oatmeal Spice Cookies

Encouragement

Living in the Saturday

Recently, I was doing some reading on hopelessness and faith. This time of Covid has impacted lives like nothing I've ever seen. Not just with physical health, mental health, jobs, finances, relationships, but also politically and economically. The affects of this virus have far reaching and worldwide impacts. As I watch friends lose their loved… Continue reading Living in the Saturday

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The Cookier List: From Essentials to Wish lists, The Must Haves of Cookie Decorating

I began my journey with becoming a cookier a little over a year ago. Making cookies was always something I did for the holidays, but it was never something I even thought about as a year-round adventure. Until, one day while looking up “#thankyougifts” on Instagram, I came across the rabbit whole that is the… Continue reading The Cookier List: From Essentials to Wish lists, The Must Haves of Cookie Decorating

Encouragement

From Praise to Protests: Finding Peace in a Pandemic

Here we are...sitting in our homes in the year of 2020, amongst a global pandemic. Who woulda thought? I have been wanting to sit down and write this for some time, but honestly just couldn't find the courage to do it. Until yesterday, when I was sitting listening to my pastor (who for some weird… Continue reading From Praise to Protests: Finding Peace in a Pandemic

Encouragement

Hope Found

I was so immensely blessed to speak to a lovely group of women at my church yesterday. Because I am incredibly long winded, I didn't get to really dive into the topic of HOPE as I "hoped" (hahah). So, as promised, here is the transcript of the full lesson for your reading pleasure. May it… Continue reading Hope Found

Adventures in Baking

An Adventure in Sugar Cookies: Featuring a Basic Vanilla Sugar Cookie Recipe

Ah...the sugar cookie. A beloved tradition that started as an English Biscuit and has traveled the ages to gain notoriety and varying trends. When I first started my cookie journey, I spent hours scouring websites, tutorials, recipes, blogs, etc etc to find the perfect sugar cookie recipe. I didn't think I was in for the… Continue reading An Adventure in Sugar Cookies: Featuring a Basic Vanilla Sugar Cookie Recipe

Encouragement

Crohn’s Awareness

Many of you know that my son, Justin, has Crohn's disease. I have posted about it before...his journey to finding out he has Crohn's and the doctor who has saved his life (you can find that here). Justin is 14, a self proclaimed "epic gamer" who loves everything to do with computers, history, people, and… Continue reading Crohn’s Awareness