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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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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And so it begins…

I have been contemplating starting a blog for way too long now. I could never figure out just what I wanted it to be about, and always second guessed myself if this was something that I could pull off. Who would want to read about my crazy life anyway?

But after getting some confidence boosters from some friends, and my husband, I thought “why not?”, I might as well just give it a try. This could just be another page a year from now that I barely touch. But you never know if you’re going to succeed at something if you don’t take the effort to even try to start.

So here I am. And here we are at the start of the 2014 football season. We’ve been married for two months and are finally starting to adjust to schedules, and within the next week everything is about to change again. With training camp starting next Tuesday, I will see very little of J, leaving me with a lot of time to try and be productive. Hopefully I use that time wisely!

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