Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Daily rundown and recipe!

First of all, thank you all SO much for all of the amazingly kind comments on my body image post that I made this morning. It means a lot to me that you guys read what I write, and it makes me feel so happy that I am giving some of you hope, and a common ground. It's astounding to know so many women have gone through similar struggles, and I hope that all of us can continue to support each other and come out on the positive end of it all! Remember you are beautiful. :)

So, I woke up pretty late this morning, and when I went to take Madeline on a little walk, I noticed that snow was starting to fall very softly! As the day progressed more and more snow started to fall, and now, at 5:30pm, there is quite a bit on the ground. I seriously love snow! A lot of people don't know this, but it does snow in Arizona! We live up north, in Prescott, which is about 2 hours from Phoenix. It definitely snows up here, and in all of the other northern towns too. Today as I was tweeting with the lovely Jamie, I realized that maybe some people only think of AZ as a hot, desert place, so I just wanted to clarify. The best part about Prescott is that we get all of the seasons, but nothing too crazy. The summers up here are to die for too. Basically it's the most perfect town in the entire world! Two of my blog friends have recently come up to visit, which is awesome. I love reading about Prescott from an outside point of view, and seeing all of the things that they find cute about this town. If you want to check out Chelsea's post about it, you can go here!

Today's snow:

Madeline running around in our front yard- she was soo happy.
Madeline running in the snow

I spent the day doing little projects around the house- I organized cupboards, cleaned the bathroom, and did some baking! Madeline and I had a great time being "snowed in," and it really got me in the holiday spirit.

good morning!

love my little girl

it was a bow kinda day!
today was a bow kinda day

dress details

my handsome husband, home from work! Don't mind our closet- the doors broke today (oops) and he has to fix them tonight.
handsome husband, home from work

I also wanted to share another fabulous recipe from my Mom. These cookies are very easy to make and are truly delicious. They take just a few minutes to whip up, and really bake beautifully. Let me know if you try them! I'm also including photos of the batch I whipped up today! Enjoy.

Drop Cookies

1. 1/2 cup butter
2. 3/4 cup brown sugar firmly packed
3. 1 large egg
4. 1 teaspoon vanilla
5. 2 cups flour
6. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
7. 1/4 teaspoon salt
8. 1/4 cup sour cream

Mix 1, 2, 3, and 4 until fluffy at medium speed
Combine 5, 6, and 7 and add at low speed into mixture
Then beat 8 into dough
Drop tablespoons onto cookie sheet
Put Hershey kiss in middle
Bake at 350 on an ungreased cookie sheet 10-12 minutes until lightly browned

baking hershey kiss drop cookies


a little closer


  1. awe, lucky! im up in portland and all we have is rain, rain and more rain.
    for an alaskan girl used to tons of snow, this is just depressing me.

  2. Just wondering if you have tried making those cookies with the kisses that have filling... I'm thing about trying them with the Caramel filled kisses and didn't know if you had any advice ;). Enjoy the lovely snow with your cute family!

  3. I love snow (we never get snow)! And those cookies oh my word!

  4. oh my goodness. peanut butter blossoms are my FAVORITE cookie. please save me one.

  5. i promise... one day i will live there!! i am in love with prescott!!!

  6. Yummy! Those cookies look so delicious!! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I love snow too! It never snows where I live in Texas. but we used to get lots of snow when I lived in New Mexico! I love Arizona! Every time I visit my friends who live in Flagstaff, I want to stay forever!!

  7. the hershey kiss cookies are made every christmas season when my family gets together, they are truly delicious! have a happy holiday! ♥

  8. glad to see madeline enjoying the snow!

    love your bow outfit.

  9. I love snow too!, i hate it when its cold and rainy, but just snow is amazing. I love how everything looks and smells when it snows. And you always look so adorable!

  10. those cookies look delish! i'm going to try to make these soon. it must be wonderful to actually have all the seasons, la weather is not constant at all warm for a few days then really cold (fall, winter & spring) or just hot(summer)!

  11. That's one of my most favorite dresses I own!!!

  12. I read (pretty much) your whole blog, archives & all yesterday and I had a dream about you! Not in a creepy way. I have a big tattoo on my back, and lately I've been kind of going back and forth whether to get more or stop, or get more or stop! ...I want more, thanks for your blog. You are lovely!

  13. your dress is adorable! i'm just wondering if that's what you usually bake in? :-) i am the messiest baker in the world...
    happy holidays!

  14. I love that dress!! I am totally going to make those cookies! Yum!

  15. So cute! and your cookies look delicious! :)

  16. I love that you're giving AZ a good name! Those cookies are to die for...think I'm gonna sign off and make some now :)

  17. I love this post! I always brag about my town and I love it when girls brag about theirs. I like reading about other towns I'm not familiar with! And you're married and you bake.. I'm in love! Plus your the cutest girl ever!