Easy Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Well it has been a busy two weeks! Last weekend I had one of my best friend’s bachelorette party, and a football game in Kalamazoo! This weekend we had my parents in town, and we were dog sitting for my brother. And between those two weekends I was busy getting the house cleaned, baking for the players, getting in a few workouts, spending time with the other coach’s wives and putting together goodie bags for the team, and I started a new Bible study this week with our women’s group at church.

I took a long and much needed nap today.

For my friend’s bachelorette party, one of the other girls asked if I could make themed sugar cookies. Knowing I wouldn’t have much time to make dough from scratch, I thought I could easily make them from pre-made dough. That failed. I had very flat and wide heart shaped cookies. J was happy with that because he got to eat them. So I did some research and found a way that I could still use the pre-made dough, and have cookies that rise, hold their shape, and still taste good. I was so impressed with how they turned out that I ended up making personalized jersey cookies for the players. It was a lot of work, but they looked great!

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Dark Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cupcakes

First game of the season is a win. It was a perfect day for football, and I have some great tan lines to show for it. Since J’s guys played so great I thought I would try something new and make frosting from scratch. I’m so glad that I did because it turned out great! I could have eaten it by the spoonful, but that would mean more time at the gym.

Since I just got a gym membership, I’ve been having to reorganize my schedule to include a few days a week there. I really have no excuses to not go, since the place is right across the street from where I work. It’s seriously a minute walk from parking lot to parking lot. Last week J challenged me to go 4 times in one week. Challenged is just a sweet way of saying that we made a bet, and I was too stubborn to lose that bet. I’m not a big fan of exercise, but I was surprised at how easy it was for me to go and work out for 40+ minutes and then be done. And I felt great! So now my goal is to go 3-4 times a week…..and eat less cupcakes.

Dark Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cupcakes

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Mint Chocolate Pudding Cookies

Having a three day weekend has been a blessing. I got to spend great girl time with a friend, get some chores done, and just relax. But it wouldn’t have been this relaxing if my husband didn’t come to the rescue. On Thursday I was going to make myself a quick snack when I realized that we had a mouse in the kitchen!! This little pest had been all over our kitchen counter. So after I freaked out, J went and bought some traps while I thoroughly disinfected the kitchen. The next morning, the sneaky little mouse took the peanut butter off the trap! Luckily, we caught the guy Friday night while we were out for dinner and a movie. Hopefully he doesn’t have any more friends. I am very thankful that I am married and my husband is very good at taking care of situations like that. 


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