Pumpkin cookies, pretty leaves, and just one Christmas tree 🍂🌲

Royal icing cookies! It’s been awhile. They are like childbirth…you can’t even think of making them again so soon…but it was time. The leaves have been so pretty this year!! God’s artistry on display for sure. this is in our back yard. Pumpkins are still on display… Warm apple cider… Homemade cranberry sauce with apples…

2013 art scene at our house

Looking back at old photos…2013 was a big year for art. It was fun to decorate our homeschool classroom (the bonus room upstairs) There were lots of cakes; rainbow for Skye, angry birds for Wil, painting cakes, and a terrarium for Wes. That was the year Wes planted terrariums for his science project and someone…

Reading…Eating…Shopping

Reading: Ruth Reichl is my inspiration in the kitchen! I want to make all her recipes…and this book is my favorite format; daily journal/memoir plus recipes I’ve wanted to read this book about Elisabeth Elliot! So excited to start it. So convicted and helped by this Article on Forgiveness. Cooking soup and baking cake, what…

KitchenAid Mixer Update

I absolutely love my mixer!! We’ve used it a lot already- how did I get along without it for my whole life? My favorite is mixing egg white for meringue cookies: One of our most favorite cookies. We use this recipe but rarely use the chocolate chips or drizzle. Just vanilla meringues. It was so…

Best Food 2020🥝🥗🍡

Let’s start with smoothies and smoothie bowls. The absolute best was Green Brothers Juice Co in Charlotte. That almond, coconut, honey topping was amazing. A close second was Juice Keys in Raleigh. Suuuuper good berry bowl that kept me full for the whole day! And Lauren got the gingerbread which was good as well. We…