2014: A New Year

New Year’s Eve 2012 was spent in Boise. With sparkly dresses, fishbowl drinks and below freezing temperatures (I think it was about 10 degrees…)

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Together At Last


For the first time since starting this blog…Kelly and I were together! And we’d been practically counting down the days. We had a list a mile long of things to do! Such as: go running, go to hot yoga, shop, bake, maybe do a video post?, coffee date, drink wine, look at Christmas lights…it goes on. Want to know how many of those things got done? Two. Starbucks and wine. Pretty typical if you ask me! Granted it was mostly my fault as I was only in town roughly 48 hours (though if we ever actually work out while we’re together it’s a miracle). Continue reading

Royal Icing

To be honest, I really didn’t know that royal icing was fancy” or that many people rarely or never use it. We just called it “frosting” and it was the only way I knew how to frost cookies! Royal icing will dry into a smooth, hard finish that looks very professional. Any little bumps or imperfections will smooth out perfectly. Maybe this is why Mom let my sister and I decorate her cookies as children…because she knew we couldn’t mess up with this icing…hmmm…

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Soft Sugar Cookies

Is anyone else super behind on their holiday baking?! I don’t know where the time went! Sugar cookies are a classic. For any holiday! We used to make these every year growing up. The recipe is from my Aunt Jacki and to be honest, I don’t know where she got it. But this is the one recipe I’ve given out more than any other. Kelly visited me for New Year’s last year and ate sugar cookies at every meal I think!

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