I know a few things about money- mainly how to make and spend it, but when it comes to money management and our future, don’t we all need some help? College, Retirement, How, When, Where and Why? So overwhelming it makes my head spin. Thank goodness we have people like Buz Livingston from Livingston Financial […]
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The struggle is real: Eating healthy food all the time is NOT easy as a Mom. (A transparent thought process into my life as a fitness professional + mom) Moms, let’s get real. Staying fit and eating healthy is not easy. I can really attest to this. Just yesterday I found myself eating my kids […]
Meet the bad guy, the strict one, the meany pants and the one that’s always making sure the rules are being followed. Hello, it’s me. I didn’t ask for this roll and I don’t necessarily want it. However, I feel like without me playing the roll of bad cop in his life, it could come at the […]
Three years ago I started working at a local boutique. The owner was one of my good friends and asked if I would maybe want to work one day a week to both help her out and get out of the house. It started out as just that. Every Saturday I was a working mom […]
In partnership with Closet Solutions. As always, opinions are our own. Resolutions are for the birds. There I said it. Over the years I have made many (resolutions) and stuck with none. I just do not subscribe to the notion that I can suddenly, in one sweeping proclamation, become a different person. Resolutions are for […]
Every family has a special treat that is intertwined in many of their most precious memories. For us it is the delicious and trusty, donut. I have such a long and meaningful relationship with donuts. Donuts are not something we get often, but when we do get them it is sure to be a special […]
“May I have a quad shot of espresso in a Venti cold cup with 4 pumps of sugar free vanilla, 4 stevia, a very light splash of half and half, a venti scoop of ice, double blended & double cupped please?” Yep…that’s my Starbucks coffee order! Screenshot it now & don’t waste time searching for […]
Cooking with children comes with a few, how do you say, challenges. My older boys are now at an age where they can pretty accurately follow a recipe. Julian did mix up the salt and sugar that one time, but other than that they’re pretty ace. The littles, however, are more at the break and […]
The third Thursday in October is National Get Smart About Credit Day. Super exciting stuff, right?! Maybe to those of us that get super nerdy about money and numbers. But to most people, credit is a big, bad, scary word. Since the majority of people are terrified to talk about credit, kids grow up not […]
Who doesn’t love a good homemade cookie? Answer: no one. That is why there’s a national holiday dedicated to it! October 1 is National Homemade Cookie Day and to celebrate, I whipped up these bad boys. They are best when the dough sits in the freezer for a couple of hours so this isn’t the fastest recipe, but it’s worth it.
Pro tip: they freeze great so double the recipe and freeze whatever you don’t bake for a quick batch of cookies later.
I’ve kept this cookie dough in the freezer for up to a month and they taste just as great as the first batch. It has been a lifesaver when my sweet tooth kicks in, or if we have people over last minute. Happy Baking!!!
Seriously, these are delicious and you will love them. To me, there’s something extra special about homemade desserts. It’s a nice way to show loved ones that you are thinking about them and it isn’t done much anymore. Now don’t get me wrong, there isn’t always time to bake cookies from scratch and a store bought cookie is super tasty as well! My kiddo will devour a Publix cookie in two seconds flat. I just love to bake and try out new recipes so I take the opportunity whenever I can. Plus, can we talk about the lingering smell long after the cookies are done??? It makes me feel good to have fresh baked goods in the house (my jeans aren’t as big of a fan but…oh well). Our friends and family know that if they come over, there’s a good chance I’ve just pulled something delish out of the oven. Somebody recently came over to meet with my husband and when he walked in he said, “hey have you baked anything today?” and it totally made my day.
Amazon vs. Target, man oh man, I really have a lot of feelings about these two champions of my heart. Listen, before you get your nice girl panties in a bunch this is not a battle. If, God forbid, there was a battle and only one could remain, no! I’m sorry, I am not even […]
My warmest childhood memories all revolve around my grandparents. I was blessed enough to know all four of my grandparents as a child, to know and love them well. My great grandmother passed away when I was young but her presence in my life from birth to 11 was so impactful that my memories of […]
This time every year, the stores are filled with the latest Valentines. About 5 years ago, I decided to start the tradition to make all of our Valentines instead of buying them. Especially having boys, this holiday is usually geared towards us girls, (hey I’m not complaining). I make these super hero lollipops for my […]
‘Tis the season.. of feeling super busy. From holiday shopping, to family commitments, to finishing up end-of-year work, it’s a kinda crazy time of year to be a mama! Just wanted to drop us all a little reminder to slow down and enjoy the magic. ✨ It’s easier said than done, we know, but practice […]