Today I am joining a wonderful group of blog friends in Cookies & Crafts for Sandy Hook. (I know I’m stretching it slightly by calling this an edible craft:-) This past week I was reminded again of how fragile our life on Earth is. God has given us a precious gift in our children. We love and serve them every day without thinking. My heart breaks as I think of how much hurt those parents must be feeling right now. How can me posting a tribute help them? It can’t, but it can let them know we are in this together. We will continue to pray for them in the coming weeks. My prayer for the parents is that they rest in the faith that we have a great and loving God who wants us to lean on Him in times of hurt and despair. He is greater than any fear or hurt we can experience. His love covers all! [Read more...]
I don’t know about you, but I love to wear hats in the cold weather. Curly hair does limit what types of hats I can wear though. Most times I end up with bad hat hair for the rest of the day…but the cute hats are so worth it.
The other day I was looking at my snowman collection…it multiplies every winter. I have tall ones, fat ones, funny ones…you get the point. Anyway, they are all wearing some sort of hat. And because I love cute hats, I had the fun idea to create a cute winter hat snack for my kids to take to their Christmas parties next week. [Read more...]
Today is starting off a fun month of giveaways for you. I have some really fun products lined up for some lucky BruCrew readers. They range anywhere from $25 – $250.
Are you excited yet??? I sure hope so…because I am so excited to share them with you:-)
Can anyone else believe that Thanksgiving is over and the holidays are almost here? Christmas is the time of year when we love to make fun holiday food and give it away to our friends and family. Last year I started making different flavored chocolate covered popcorns and putting it in a cute tin to give away. Last week I headed to Walmart to buy some holiday candy to put in a new popcorn. Have you seen the Nestle holiday candy? They have the cutest chocolate bells that are great to eat or to bake with. [Read more...]
It’s Black Friday and I am snug as a bug in my warm house eating pie for breakfast. Are you one of the crazy ones who gets up at 2 am to go searching for a deal? I just like my warm bed way too much to be one of those shoppers. Now I will admit we have braved the crowds a few times on past Black Fridays…just never early in the morning!
We spent a fun day with family yesterday. Our bellies were stuffed to the limits with turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes. And let’s not forget the desserts!!! We don’t mess around with desserts in our family…3 different pies, fudge, lemon bars, pumpkin dip and cookies, rice krispie treats, candy, and pumpkin rolls. It’s quite possible we had more dessert than food. Ok, maybe not…but we sure had our fill of the sweet stuff. I personally felt it was my duty to sample every dessert…and they were all fantastic!!!
Thank goodness for elastic pants and soup to the rescue on the day after Thanksgiving. Do you have leftover turkey or chicken in your fridge too? This easy soup is the answer to your tight pants. It is so easy to put together and even easier on your waist. I need a few of these kind of recipes after eating so much yesterday:-) [Read more...]
Happy Halloween! The one day a year we let our kids take candy from strangers…in fact, we even let them knock on the strangers doors begging for the candy. Does anyone else find the irony in this holiday? That being said…my kids are going out with us right behind them, watching every move everyone makes. This year we attempted to create their costumes using only what we had on hand. For some reason they are obsessed with the show “My Babysitter is a Vampire”, so vampires all around. I’m just glad my son gave up the werewolf costume…I couldn’t find anything here in the house to recreate that. Vampires are so much easier to come up with.
Dear News Crew,
It’s time you suck it up and stop hurting. I have given you 4 weeks of rest. In return, you have allowed the brownies and cupcakes to take up residence in places I don’t like. I have decided to make you go back to the gym, so don’t even try to start hurting again because I’m not listening.
The Exercise Deprived Lady with Cupcake Buns
Why do you always cause me to think about cookies and cupcakes when I visit you? Next time I am there, please make sure to fill my head with visions of salad instead. Thank you for helping me out with this weakness of mine.
The Lady with Cupcake Visions
Every single time that happens, my heart drops into my stomach,
and I instantly look at my speedometer to make sure I’m not speeding.
I hadn’t gone through a red light…that day,
and I wasn’t trying to text and drive.
So why do I get so jumpy?
I did the same thing another day when we went past the park,
and sure enough in the turn around was a cop car.
My eyes dropped right to my speed.
This time I was going about 10 over…
I thought for sure I was going to be busted.
My stomach was full of butterflies and I felt all jittery!
And of course the kids were in the van with me.
Thank goodness, no red lights and sirens came after me.
The weather is slowly getting cooler here and the days are getting shorter.
I know the calendar doesn’t say it is fall yet,
but it is starting to feel like it around here.
Fall is my absolute favorite season,
so even though I hate to say goodbye to summer,
it is refreshing to say Hello to Fall and some of my favorites again.
Here are just a few I came up with…
1. The fashion aspect. Gotta love layering scarves, boots, jacket,
cardigans all with your favorite pair of jeans.
2. Bonfire season. We loving hanging out with our friends
and roasting smores.
3. Changing leaves. Who can resist the charm of a brilliantly colored tree?
Can we say photo opps???
4. Leaf jumping. It’s all about the photos people:-)
5. Apple Picking and Cold Apple Cider. There is something about eating a fresh
picked apple on a crisp autumn day. And yes, I like my cider freezing cold…non of that
warm stuff for me.
6. Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks. They know how to get me every year.
7. Crisp Mornings. Even better when you can stay snuggled under
the warm covers for just a little bit longer.
8. Fall Festivals. Love hanging with the family while shopping for knick knacks.
9. Hay rides out to the pumpkin patch. I love doing this each year, even if
my kids think they are getting too big to do it.
10. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin donuts…
pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin.
Once the calendar turns to September,
I go a little bit crazy with the pumpkin baking.
I don’t know why…
but I never bake pumpkin stuff any other time of year.
So I try to get as much in before fall leaves.
Last week we had pumpkin donuts for breakfast.
And now you can too:-)
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