Wednesday, September 17, 2014

cookie dough truffles

In case you couldn't tell from my blog in the past (or if you're just a new reader) I love chocolate. I love sweets, I love cookies... whether they're cooked, under cooked (hot with ice cream on top!!), or as raw cookie dough. I know, I know, you're not supposed to consume raw cookie dough.
I just can't help myself.
That's why these cookie dough truffles are so perfect. They're a candy. Wait, no, a cookie. No, a candy. No, a cookie. Ultimately, it doesn't matter because they're tasty, easy to make, and egg-free!

Have you tried the Cookie Butter from Trader Joe's yet? Y'all... please do. Please go add it to your shopping list now. Go ahead, I'll wait.

You're back? Awesome. Now you can look at these scrumptious photos some more. Cookie Butter has a slightly different taste then a traditional sugar or chocolate chip cookie (the jar says it reminiscent of gingerbread, but I personally don't really think so), but it still makes a delicious truffle that will leave you saying yum.

Click {here} for the recipe!

Linked to: Polkadots on Parade

Monday, September 15, 2014

fall relief society bulletin board

Well, it was that time of year again, time to update our ward's relief society bulletin board for the upcoming Fall season.
Even though I am slightly in denial that Summer is over.

I used Cami to cut leaves out of chipboard, then I finger painted the chipboard with some gold paint I had. I didn't want it look perfect and I ended up loving the smudgy look of those leaves! I knew those gold leaves wouldn't be enough for me, so I also cut out a letter garland that spells "gratitude", which I thought would be appropriate not only for now, but really any time of year. :)

You can view my Spring bulletin board {here}.
You can view my Summer bulletin board {here}.

Friday, September 12, 2014

it's Swapoween time!

Well, the past couple weeks have been busy, busy, busy! I have been away from home more than I have been home, PLUS I had some internet issues thrown into the mix so even when I WAS at my casa I wasn't able to get much done! Major frustration over here, but thank goodness for some pre-published posts that meant I didn't miss a single one once my annual summer blogging break was over!

I am so excited that my internet is working and I am back from my trips in time to participate in my first-ever blogger swap! I have heard about these for so long and have always wanted to do one so when I stumbled across Chaotic Goddess Swaps I decided it was the perfect opportunity to take place in my first one! I had just missed their "Local Flavor" swap, which I was pretty bummed about because it looks like such an awesome one! But I wasn't sad for long because their next swap was Swapoween and I got my stuff submitted in time!
I love Fall and Halloween. Ah, who am I kidding, I love all the seasons and holidays! It's always great to have a reason to party (and decorate!), right? As much as I love Summer, there's just something refreshing about the change in seasons, when the air becomes a little crisper, the Autumn colors start coming out, and all those delicious flavors and smells associated with this time of year are in full swing.
Now that I have kiddos I love planning their Halloween costumes and I love seeing everyone else's! It's so fun to see all the different creative ideas that are out there!I especially love that my little ones are at an age where they don't care what they wear, they just love to dress up! Which reminds me, I've got to get working on their costumes for this year! They are going to be SO cute (although last year's cowboy and Indian will be tough to beat!)!
When I was younger I use to love snuggling up and watching ABC Family's 13 Days of Halloween, all those fun (and only slightly scary) shows, because blood and guts and gore=not my thing; a little bit of spookiness and silliness=totally my thing.
And Halloween decorations? Love them! For the inside I tend towards a little more simple and sophisticated than overly cutesy, and for the outside I love the traditional pumpkins and fake cobwebs! I always look forward to pulling out the Halloween box at the end of September!
So excited to get matched up with my blogger so I can start buying goodies and send them out! :)