Wednesday, January 4, 2017

New Year's Resolutions 2017 Edition: Redecorate and Organize

It's a new year, and with that means that I have a list a mile long of things I need (or feel that I need) to get done this year.  Is anyone else like that?  A new year starts and there is all of this energy driving me to get a few things that have needed to get done finished and off of the ever-changing to-do list.  I'm sharing my list with you today, and hopefully I will have updates on my projects later in the year.

1.  After much thought and consideration, we are moving our 2 year-old daughter's room from upstairs to downstairs.  Currently my husband's study is downstairs, but I think that switching the two rooms would work better for our family (and my anxiety level by not worrying about her falling down the stairs in the middle of the night).  This remodel is in the plans for this weekend, so hopefully updates will be soon. My new mantra for my house: Design your house for the way you live, not for the way the contractor expected you to live.

Current Study

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Homemade Gifts: Slow Cooker Chocolate Candy

I have a confession: I am addicted to the Food Network.  I feel like I really know those people personally because they cook in my house everyday.  I am also addicted to HGTV, but that is another post.  Back to the Food Network.  I love making Christmas goodies....cookies {see more here}, hot chocolate mix {see more here}, and now (thanks to Trisha Yearwood) slow cooker chocolate candy with peanuts.  Second confession of the day: this recipe is not mine, I saw it on Trisha's cooking show.  I am here however to tell you how absolutely delicious and easy it is to make (and gift).

Monday, December 19, 2016

Chocolate Ritz Peanut Butter Cookies

When I was growing up, we always made Christmas cookies for my teachers, neighbors, and friends.  As a parent, I have continued that tradition with my children, and they love helping me make them.  These cookies are chocolate covered Ritz and peanut butter cookies.