Friday, December 30, 2011

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake {Foodie Friday}

Normally I try to copy the photo that Annie takes in an attempt to better my photography skills, but the day I made this, her site was down due to an upgrade, and I had to go it alone. Well, I wasn't too far off!!

Monday, December 26, 2011

DIY Paper Garland

Now that Christmas is over, and we are all completely exhausted, it is time for me to put all my time and attention into Caroline's birthday party as it is quickly approaching! I have been thinking about decorations and these are super simple ones that will add a nice touch. Time to get busy..

View on Whisker Graphics here.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Peanut Butter Crisscrosses {Foodie Friday}

Let me just say, these cookies were SOOO good!! This is probably my favorite thing since the Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip cookies! I made a half batch of these because using two sticks of butter for anything just kills me and I ended up with about 3 dozen cookies. So if you are working on some last minute Christmas goodie boxes, these would be perfect.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Toy Drive Party Printables

I love this twist on a Christmas Party. All the kids I know have more than enough toys, so why not hold a Christmas Party toy drive? Love it!

You can get the free printables for your own toy drive party here.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Countdown Paper Chain {Free Printable}

I have been on the hunt for an advent calendar for a while now. When I was growing up, we had one with a Christmas tree on top and ornaments in 24 pockets below. Every day we would put an ornament on the tree until Christmas! I thought it was the greatest thing ever. I have been shopping and shopping, but I have not been able to find anything like it anywhere! I enede up buying one that was 60% off at Jo Ann Fabrics last week. It had a Christmas tree on it and a snowflake that moved around the pockets on the outside. It was close enough, so I bought it. Then the next day I saw this. I think this will be equally fun when Caroline is old enough to count and can tear them off every day. (Well I am sure she capable of the tearing now). So hop on over to The TomKat Studio and get yours!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

FREE Christmas Party Printables from Bird’s Party

I think I have an addiction to printables and I am hoping that you do too. I am actually getting a printer for Christmas and I can't wait!! What's not to love? They're free and all you have to do is print them and cut them out! Hello! Easy Cheesy. Get your free printables from Bird's party here.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Chewy, Fudgy Triple Chocolate Brownies {Foodie Friday}

Thick is probably an understatement here. These things are huge and this picture is absolutely terrible. Sorry. I was kind of rushing out the door at the time I took it. These turned out to be really good if dunked into a cup of ice cold milk or with a big scoop of ice cream. I would recommend cooking them in a slightly larger pan and for a little bit less time. I prefer my brownies to be not quite cooked and I think I over cooked these a little bit. I'm a half baked kind of gal.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sweet Greetings Printable

If you are doing a lot of holiday baking this season, here is afree printable from At Second Street that can be used on your baking goodies!

View the printables here. You can also pick up a great fudge recipe while you are there!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

North Pole Baking Party

I think this North Pole Baking Party from Kara's Party Ideas is so cute! And i love to bake, so I think it is pretty close to perfect.

Check out these pictures and then hop over to Kara's Party Ideas to see more here!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

December Subway Art

Check out this super cute December Subway art from It is what it is:
You can download this and some free gift tags here.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Basic Pie Dough {Foodie Friday}

There is a great deal of satisfaction that comes from baking your own homemade pie. That's from scratch, people. I have never made a pie before, let alone a pie with a homemade crust. This turned out to be really amazing in taste and that feeling of accomplishment. I feel like if I can bake a pie, then I can do back. to. the. kitchen.

Free First Birthday Party Printables

If you have a child who has a birthday coming up like I do, you may be looking for some party printables to use for decorations. The good news is that Pizzazzerie has posted some free printables for a child who is turning 1! Click here to view.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Rubber Duckie

Be honest. Who doesn't love the rubber duckie? When I saw this party on Kara's Party ideas, I couldn't help but go "AWW"

I think you will enjoy it too. View the full party here.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Fonts

I just downloaded these super cute fonts to my computer!! You should do the same!
I found these at Pizzazzerie.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Free Christmas Printables

I really have a thing for free printables. I don't know if it is because they are free or if it is because they are cute. Ok, maybe it's both.
Here are some adorable printables from How Does She. Cut them out and use them to decorate around your house!
View them here.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

Soft Garlic Knots {Foodie Friday}

Let's be honest, these rolls were not as amazing as I thought they were going to be. I'm going to have to try them again. When I was ready to put these in the oven, my lasagna had another hour to go. Then when I put the butter glaze on them, they flattened, so I will have to try them again. They weren't bad by any means, I just had such higher expectations.