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  • Choosing Your New Year’s Word

    “Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” ~Brad Paisley I’m a big New Years person. The closing of a year, the reflection of where we’ve come, what we’ve accomplished, and the anticipation…

  • After Christmas Sales 2018

    Gift cards? Check. Cash? Check. A cold weekend with way too many bowl games on TV that is going to totally dominate my husband’s attention? Check. Let’s get shopping! Sites are really killing it with the sales right now, and…

  • Kemper Christmas 2018

    Can it really be over? Could all the excitement and build-up really be done already? Got an extra week and it still went too fast! On a Hallmark movie this year, one of my favorites, Lacey Chabert, said something like,…

  • Merry Christmas!

    My very best Christmas wishes to all of you and your families! May you find happiness in all that’s around you, cherish the joy and rejoice in all His love. Take your moments over the next few days to count…

  • 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…

  • 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…