Category Archives: baking

button cookies

Emm’s sister asked me to make some cookies for the shower. There wasn’t really a theme…just LOTS of pink. :) But she did mention that someone was making a clothesline to hang for decoration. So I peeked around the internet … Continue reading

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winter break at home

As I write this it’s Tuesday afternoon of winter break week. Andrew is waiting for me so we can start a science experiment and Isaac is revisiting his Chicka Chicka Boom Boom obsession. There are sketches of coconut trees and … Continue reading

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valentine cookies!

My goodness it felt good to make these. Hearts and chocolate and baking and creative and oh my! I got the recipe for these guys here. The recipe has you roll the sides of the cookies in sprinkles, which I … Continue reading

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Earlier this week I walked into my kitchen looking for chocolate and was unable to find it. So, after some soul searching, I realized that brownies were in order and I went ahead and made some. You can purchase the … Continue reading

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Favorite Christmas Cookies

My mother made these every year and now I make them every year. I’ve taken to doubling the recipe and it’s still not enough. I don’t know what it is about these cookies, but I always just want to sit … Continue reading

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pecan bars and silly stories

I have a few silly stories for your holiday reading pleasure: 1. Isaac’s class has been talking about feelings…and now Isaac talks about feelings A LOT. When I’m showing signs of frustration he’ll run up to me and say “how … Continue reading

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feeling quiet and happy

I’ve been looking forward to December and now it’s here. And I’m really enjoying these early days. I like to let the season unfold slowly around here. Right now we have our advent things out, our Christmas train and our … Continue reading

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Today will be a lot of run around. The third graders at Andrew’s school are putting on a performance about math. :) I think there will be rapping of times tables involved. I made cranberry muffins for the post-rap snack. … Continue reading

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this week

I’m cranking through photo projects like nobody’s business. I’m organizing for the holidays hot on our heels. I’ve been reading articles like “what to wear to the holiday parties” and then I question Dave about possible holiday parties in our … Continue reading

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This last week I switched up my routine a little. I *had* been writing in my journal right after I got the kids on the bus. And then I *had* been going for a run after that. I’ve been writing … Continue reading

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