Cookies Cookies Cookies

Thank you for all who participated in our Virtual Cookie Exchange. What a fun way to celebrate the holidays together. We'd love to hear about your favorite holiday memories! Do you always bake with your mom? Would you rather go to Costco for all your baked goods? We'd love to hear from you! Read more...

Christmas Party Ideas

We are officially well into the holiday season! I know, I cannot believe it either! If you are hosting or attending a party in the next couple of weeks, I have some fun ideas to share! Mix it up with some new ideas this year! Read more...

ANN’S “BUSY MOM” SUGAR COOKIES

Recently, our family was going through a hard time. One day, out of the blue, I received a mysterious manila envelope addressed to “Queen Blogger Ann”. I opened it to find a mesh bag of cookie cutters, a snowflake container of hand sanitizer, and a card from my fellow blogger, Stephanie. I can’t begin to tell you how much that sweet gesture meant to me. A simple thing in a difficult season. So, today I am sharing my recipe for sugar cookies that I made with those cookie cutters. Read more...

Simple Peppermint Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub

Is it just me or has this cold weather totally dried out your skin? Personally, I love this time of year, especially when it snows like it did a  week or so ago. More snow, please?! However, as much I love tromping around with my kids in the cold, I’m a girl that’s prone to extremely dry skin. Read more...

Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

Friends, I hope you enjoyed a delightful Thanksgiving with your friends and family. Take a moment to write down and reflect on what you are thankful for. Even when we are having hard times, we can always be thankful for a Savior that loves us so very much. Did you know that we are the apple of God’s eye? Psalm 17:8 “Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings” Speaking of food…HA! Let’s gather up some deeelish Thanksgiving leftover recipes for the day after! I mean, who isn't thankful for Thanksgiving leftovers!? Read more...

Thank You For Chex Mix

As I was doing research on the first Thanksgiving, I found out that the only females left alive after those first awful years of sickness and starvation were four women and two teen girls. It is said that those six women alone cooked the food for the entire settlement and all of their guests on feast day. I could relate to those ladies! Read more...

Thanksgiving Casserole Bake

I love Thanksgiving. I love that it’s a slow holiday. A reflective holiday. A holiday where there’s nothing to do but be together. I also love cooking. And I’d be dishonest if I didn’t admit that I love all the eating and deliciousness. {I also love the leftovers.} So today I’m sharing a recipe that I enjoy making with the leftover Thanksgiving goodness. Read more...

Three Moves to Keep Fit

Was anyone else excited to see that Starbucks now has their holiday cups and holiday drinks like eggnog and peppermint mocha? It also makes me realize all the extra holiday temptations that are just around the corner…as if Halloween candy wasn’t enough! Let's start a fitness journey together that gives us the ability to have that treat now and then but also keeps us fit! Read more...

Gingerbread Playdough

Oh girls, I know we’re about 2 weeks out from Thanksgiving and homemade playdough might be the last thing on your mind, but hang tight with me here for a second. If you’re like me, maybe your kids playdough is getting a bit funky or maybe it’s A LOT funky, like ours was. Trust me, it was gross. I ended up throwing it all out, taking just a few minutes to make this recipe and oh my, this playdough smells amazing! Read more...

Gingerbread Biscotti

More times that I can count, I’ve asked one of my girlfriends what her favorite food is and with a sheepish smile, she’s asked me if coffee counts. Oh yes, and can she choose something sweet, too? I write this with my favorite blanket thrown over my shoulders. The days are growing colder and darker and now is the perfect time to make our houses feel cozy. We need to light a candle, put on some good music and then bravely invite a friend and her kids in for a simple visit. Before having 3 kids in five years, I thought that these visits needed to be fancy. Oh, I was so wrong. I can’t do fancy anymore, you guys. But, I can do real and I’ve found that when you keep it simple, you create an atmosphere that makes people feel like they belong. Read more...
  • Verse of the Day - 12-20-2014

    Isaiah 41:10 "Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." Read More

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