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How to Make Simple LDS Sister Missionary Decorated Cookies

Oh goodness. I made the mistake of going outside today. 

I just opened the door and walked outside like I lived on some kind of hospitable planet. I didn't have ANY of the right equipment. I made it a good 2 1/2 seconds before I realized my colossal error in not wearing appropriate climate protection on my feet to combat the ever-loving heat rays of death coming straight from the sun. (Like I couldn't have taken the millisecond necessary to reach my foot that extra inch for some flip-flops??!) I actually wouldn't be surprised if I'm shorter tomorrow. I think I melted a little bit.

I think there must be some kind of quantum age-temperature inverse correlation thing going on though because my kids spent all AFTERNOON outside...NOT in the shade...and they didn't melt at all. I mean, there was giggling and running and actual playing...at the exact same moment I was making my treacherous journey from the door to the garbage can. It's a confusing world we live …

How to Make Easy Decorated Cloud Cookies

I almost cleaned my kitchen last week. For real. It very nearly happened. I got out the mop and everything...but I never made it past the pantry. A few shopping trips worth of canned food that I had saved to "put away later" stopped pretty much stole all my motivation.

Seriously though, is there a person on the planet that still has energy to put away their groceries once they've driven to the store...walked around it 7 times because you keep forgetting everything and your list is entirely UNorganized...and you have to lift all that food onto the counter and then back into your cart...and then you had to find a bathroom because *someone* can't make it through the 4 1/2 minute drive home...and then when you finally make it back home, you have to carry all those bags of groceries inside and up some stairs while dodging children who apparently can't even carry themselves up those stairs after all that grocery store walking. I always try to carry all the bags inside…

How to Make Decorated Centerpiece Cookies and a STENCIBELLE Stencils Giveaway!!!

I love clever. Like, even if it's WAY past bedtime and I just want my kids to finish putting their pajamas on and stop jumping around the house like dinosaurs (Because for some reason they are convinced that dinosaurs jumped?! What kind of school are they even going to?!) and brush their teeth FOR THE LOVE OF EVERYTHING GOOD and just go to bed before I lose my ever loving mind...if they get all clever and start reasoning through the pros and cons of a late night snack...I'll totally give in. Every time.

I like when people use their brains. And even more, I love when that use of said brain results in a brilliant surprise. Like the Stencibelle stencils.



When I first saw the STENCIBELLE line of stencils, I knew the world of stencils had changed forever. Have you guys seen her EDGE STENCILS??!! I seriously cannot wrap my brain around how clever these are. And I simply could not pick a favorite. They just make so much sense! Like this grass and clouds stencil or seaweed and wave…

How to Make Decorated Lemonade Pitcher Cookies

People keep asking me if I'm ready for my kids to go back to school yet. My answer is always, "Oh my gosh! Please stop talking about school like it's actually going to happen again!!" I absolutely LOVE having my kids home for the summer! The chaos...meh...I could do without that. But I love the FREEDOM of planning every second of our day, or really, not planning every second of our day.

Look, I'm not saying my daughter never takes all of her clothes off, including her diaper, and then finger paints herself with mayo on the carpet.

And it's not like my son learned how to start fires with a magnifying glass and got sent home from summer camp for starting horse...ummm...poo... on fire.

And to be honest, the day my girls decided to start a salon and ended up painting the couch with finger nail polish and lotion wasn't my best day.

Or the day my child asked me why my butt looks all "weirdy" -- also not my best day.

But every other day and hour in b…