• Colton’s 18 month Update

    My sweet, fiesty, snuggler of a babe turns 18 months today and I’m finding myself asking that age old question, “How did this happen?!”  You get pregnant and you typically hear two things repeated over and over again.  “Are you having twins?” (yuck. And yes, I heard that. Twice.) and “Soak it all in.  It goes so fast.”  Colton’s last 18 months have been a complete blur and I truly don’t know where the time went.  Suddenly, my little boy is talking, singing songs, grabbing my hand and wanting to walk instead of being held…and this mama heart is having…

  • Chocolate Cookie Cups

    Sugar cookie + Chocolate Ganache + Your Favorite Holiday Toppings = This Glorious Cookie Recipe! Ingredients 1 Package of pre-made Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 2 tablespoons of your favorite hot cocoa mix 1 cup semi-sweet…

  • Chocolate Stuffed Snow Balls

    These are some of the simplest cookies I’ve ever made, and I’ve made my fair share of no bakes, rice krispies treats, and pre-made sugar cookies in my lifetime. 🙂 Powdered sugar coating a pie crust, coating a hershey kiss. …

  • 5 Best Christmas Cookie Swap Recipes

    Let’s not talk dieting or watching your weight today.  It’s all about Christmas and the amazing, calorie-filled, sugar-laced cookies that go so hand in hand with the holidays!  I have 5 killer cookie recipes that are my go-tos for this…

  • Turtle Cookies

    Another holiday classic cookie with that soft, sweet chocolate mixed with crunchy pecans, and salted caramels.  The perfect mix of goodness in each bite!  A perfect spin on a classic thumbprint cookie! Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup unsweetened…

  • Sugar Cookie Frosting Cups

    These are a total fan favorite of my little guys, and can’t you see why?  Sprinkled sugar cookies, colorful frosting, and sprinkles on top.  A little kid’s dream!  And maybe one of my favorites, too. 🙂 Ingredients 1- 17.5 oz…

  • Sea Salt Butterscotch Pretzel Cookies

    I joke with my husband and tell him he’s a 90 year old man trapped in a mid-30s body because that man could each butterscotch all day, everyday.  Sign him up for Werther’s Originals and butterscotch shakes for every dessert.  …

  • The 12 Books of Christmas

    I’m such a sucker for Christmas traditions, and add that up with a countdown to build anticipation for the big day, and I’m 1000% in.  When I was a little girl, I used to take one of my mom’s calendars…

  • Christmas Bucket List

    We were gifted with a few extra days of Christmas amp-up this year since Thanksgiving was earlier, and I’m ready to take full advantage of all things red, green, and Christmas!  It’s time to slow ourselves down to spend time…

  • Christmas Home Tour 2018

    I’ve been slowly decorating our house, but when the forecasters say there’s a blizzard in KC today, I booked it to get it all done.  Nothing makes me happier, cozier, and never-gonna-leave-my-house-ier than Christmas lights and snow.  So come get…

  • My Thanksgiving Tablescape

    Every year, we load up the family and head north to a small town in southern Iowa for Thanksgiving.  We spend the day at my husband’s grandmother’s house for a beautiful dinner and time with the family.  Even though Grandma…