Friday, April 28, 2017


If you can't tell, I'm catching up on some things we did the last few weeks!  The last week of Lent we made pretzels, and I always question why we don't make them more often.  They are so tasty and really pretty easy to make.  Plus, the kids love to help with these!

We've always used Alton Brown's recipe, and I wouldn't change a thing.

I'm hoping he was just smelling this instead of licking it.

We don't do a whole lot of liturgical based activities always, but when we do, I just love it!  I love when there is meaning behind something.  So, the pretzels during Lent are just perfect.   

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Real Men Wear Aprons

One morning we needed a change of pace, so we all put on an apron.

The cookie of choice?  


We rolled a bit.

Then, as the cookies baked, we got a group photo!

Nothing better than a little icing in a can, right?

And, for good measure, we sprinkled them with a little taste of home.  Cow sprinkles.
There you have the most not-from-scratch cookies on the planet, and boy did they hit the spot!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Mid-week Likes & Links

The girls and I were gifted these matching necklaces (theirs are smaller and nestle into mine), and I love love love them!

For Easter, we made this yellow sheet cake - I've not made anything from this website that I didn't love!

The boys got these shoes for summer, and the girls got these - so far, we love them all!

Another book in one of our favorite series is out!

I ordered one of these dresses for Sophie - we'll see how it turns out.

I've loved her recent podcasts with Dr. Leonard Sax.

So, my sister loves gummies - we might have found the perfect bday gift for her!

Currently reading this.  It takes me about a year to read a book, haha.

Happy Wednesday!