I LOVE almond, I mean I really love it. I’ll let you in on a weird secret I have: sometimes I randomly go to the cabinet, get out the almond extract, and just smell it, because it smells so dadgum good! Give me all the strange looks you want, that scent is heavenly!
So it’s that time of year! We all bake and my mom is no exception. She makes around 13 (yes really that many) different types of Christmas treats each season!
These chocolate mint crackle cookies are just as their name suggests: chocolate, minty, fudgy goodness that will melt in your mouth! And one of the great things about them is most of the work is already done for you because the first ingredient is boxed cake mix!
Wednesday I posted about making Lady a first Christmas ornament but it’s also our (mine and Garrett’s) first Christmas as a family. That means all our decorations are “new” (at least to us) and everything we do is a first, like having wreaths on our front door.
Ahh the day of feasting is upon us! My family actually had our Thanksgiving on Sunday so that my brother and sister-in-law could there so today we’re celebrating with the small part of Garrett’s family that still lives here in TN. While it’s not what we’re used to I’m kind of loving it! We’re not pressed for time so we can enjoy the full experience with both sides and we get to eat everything at both meals! No more missing out so we can still eat at the other family’s house!
I still can’t believe how quickly this year has gone by! This year me and Garrett have SO much to be thankful for that it’s almost overwhelming! A new pup, a roof over our heads (that we’re able to afford a roof over heads), food on the table, the love from our Savior and the list goes on and on! While day to day life can be stressful at times the bigger picture humbles me to my knees! And if you’re reading this right now I’m especially thankful for you! The love this blog has already received makes me want to cry! And I hope that it’ll continue to grow!
“In everything give thanks to The Lord” 1 Thessalonians 5:18
I hope your day is blessed and that you reflect on all the wonderful things in your life and most importantly I hope you give thanks to The Lord from whom all blessings flow.
Now get to feasting! I need to go cook a green bean casserole!
Well I definitely thought two things about this recipe: 1) that it was a family recipe and 2) that I had been eating it at every Thanksgiving for my whole life. I was wrong about both! It is a Paula Deen recipe and we’ve only been eating it since 2006 (but apparently it’s so good that it transformed my memories).
This might be the easiest thing I’ve ever done! What was intended to be a short trip into Michael’s ended up being an inspiration station to make these super cute diy wrapping paper vases!
I had been wanting a cuter way to display my pencils, pens, and brushes on our desk and had thrown around a few ideas when I came across some clear little vases that were about $2.49 each if I’m remembering correctly.
Well, I did it.
I finally made a blog after years of imagining it and never being able to find the right resources (until now), it has actually happened! My hope is for this to be a place where I can share bits of my life but mostly how I try to make my house pretty, crafts I’m brave enough to make, recipes I’m courageous enough to try (and my husband to taste), my little pup, and maybe some clothing/fashion interests. We shall see where this little blog seed goes and I pray it grows into a fruitful tree!
Will you join me?
What are things that you would like to see posted?