recipe: cinnamon swirl cookies

cinnamon swirl cookies

A friend of mine (hi Lauren!) brought over these cookies awhile ago and I just about fought off the kids and Rory so that I could eat the last one...they are THAT good. And this is coming from a choco-holic. They are delicious...perfectly cinnamon bun-esque! They aren't quick cookies since you have to chill them a few times, but trust me, … [Read more...]

recipe: homemade oreos

homemade oreo cookies craftinessisnotoptional

I hosted play date at our house the other week and decided to make these homemade oreos instead of my go to chocolate chip. It's safe to say I think I made the right decision. These have a great balance of salty & sweet, and the cookies are crunchy but not crumbly. I made up my own recipe for the filling on the fly, and I think it tasted pretty … [Read more...]

Christmas cookie box (and recipes!)

  I spent last week baking my little heart out. I love baking. Not the dishes so much, but they don't go away no matter how hard I try to ignore them, so I guess they come with the territory. It's so relaxing for me, and luckily the girls love to "help". Until they get bored and go make messes and change clothes a million times per day. (Sadie, … [Read more...]

St Patty’s day cookies and free printable

  My good friend Kim invited me and the girls up yesterday to make cookies-she wanted some royal icing/sugar cookie tips, and well, I always love frosting cookies so I was totally game! We made shamrocks of course, but I didn't have a pot of gold cookie cutter or anything, so I got creative (yeah super duper creative lol) with a circle and … [Read more...]

Superhero party treats and a free printable

My good friend Aimee was planning her son's (coincidentally, Sadie's future husband, or so she says) birthday party and I volunteered to make some superhero cookies and cupcakes, because if you know me at all, you know I love to bake...and a good theme! Her husband cut out that awesome skyline, and the POW sign from poster board. (plus a … [Read more...]

valentine’s day play date

conversation heart valentine party ideas

I hosted a Valentine's Day play date and exchange today for Sadie and Charlotte's little friends (and mommies)-and it was so much fun! I didn't do too much decorating, but I did do these Conversation heart word garlands-which I LOVE. I cut them out of card stock on my Silhouette and taped them to some thread. Hung them up by winding the … [Read more...]