Thursday, February 26, 2015

Frozen Chocolate Chip Cookies

My family loves cookies but if I bake the entire batch all at once we have a tendency to go through them all in a day or two. To help us control our cookie consumption, I have started making a couple of batches and freezing the dough so that I can bake only what we want to eat at a time.  We have enjoyed having a greater variety this way and it saves time. I used mini chocolate chips in this recipe which makes them easier to evenly scoop and you are sure to get chocolate in every bite!

If you already have a favorite chocolate chip recipe, scroll down anyway for some tips freezing and baking with frozen dough.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Create a New Space by De-Cluttering and Rearranging

We have been busy doing more de-cluttering and recently freed up a bunch of space in the living room. Inspired by this extra square footage, I decided to flip the furniture placement. I had measured it out a few times and knew that everything would fit but I wasn't sure how it would feel or how my husband, Shelby, would like it.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Family Room Pallet Art

The wall in our living room above the couch has been blank ever since we moved in a year-and-a-half ago. Which is probably why when someone stopped by to pick something up that I was selling, they asked if we were moving in or moving out! I was just waiting on the right piece of artwork and hadn't found it yet. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Pixie Dust Pendant

This cute pendant would make a great gift for any pixie, young or old, to easily keep their pixie dust at hand for when they need a little magic.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins

One of my favorite things about fall is pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING! I'm like Bubba from Forrest Gump only instead of talking about shrimp its pumpkin. :) Pumpkin CoffeePumpkin Cheesecake, Pumpkin Puppy Chow, Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Butter, and now Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Pumpkin Spice Recipe

If you ask me, nothing says "fall" like pumpkin spice. You don't need to buy a special bottle though when you can easily put together your own blend using spices you most likely already have in your spice cabinet. This little bowl of pumpkin spice smells heavenly and makes everything I use it in taste even better.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Printable Planner Updates

A few months ago I made a FREE 2014 - 2015 Printable Planner that followed the school year and ran from August 2014 - July 2015. After several requests, I now have some extra downloads for you that will take you through the rest of the 2015 calendar year. Click the links below for August 2015 - December 2015 calendar pages!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

23 Halloween Party Games

Last year I put together a huge collection of 266 Halloween Food Ideas to help you with your party planning. Today we are going to take a look at some Halloween Party Games. It is great to have some games planned to ensure that little ones have a good time but these games would be a lot of fun for a party full of adults as well!

Monday, October 20, 2014

DIY Totoro Hoodie

Over the weekend my best friend came to visit and I helped her out with her Halloween costume: a Totoro hoodie. I had never heard of My Neighbor Totoro before but it looked cute from the pictures that I had seen and I was happy to help out. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hanging Zero the Ghost Dog Tutorial

Since my Etsy shop is closing down and I will no longer be selling my Hanging Zero the Ghost Dog I thought that I would update my tutorial to make it easier for you to make your own. It now has pictures of each step and a pattern to print out!