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Slice of Life Sundays: 12-13-14 {A Sad Farewell}

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Today is a very sad day. As was yesterday and the day before. On Friday our sweet girl Zoe lost her battle with cancer. If you've read my past Slice of Life Sundays posts then you know that we've been fighting to keep her going. Unfortunately her body didn't have the strength to continue fighting. On Monday evening she left some food in her bowl. This is totally out of character as she lived for food. In fact we have tried every slow feed product made because she always ate so fast. I immediately grew concerned but since she was still eating we figured she was just having a rough day. … [Continue reading...]

2014 Holiday Gift Guide

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Today I'm sharing my holiday gift guide with you. If there's a baker/cook in your life that you're still trying to shop for then I have some ideas for you. I happen to own and love several of the items on this list and others are things that I admire and would love to have. How does that saying go? The best gift to give is one that you would want to have yourself.  Maybe Santa's reading this blog post and will see what's on my wish list ;-). Note: Some of the links below may change or become no longer available. If an item is no longer available or the link no longer works then I would … [Continue reading...]

Slice of Life Sundays: 11-30-14

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It's the last day of November. Wow! Christmas is knocking on the door. I see several of my neighbors spending hours and hours decorating their houses and all I can think is "do they realize that in 25 days it's over and then they have to take this all down?". I know it's totally Scrooge of me but I guess I've lost my Christmas spirit over the years. I really need to get it back. We used to decorate our house but the last three years we haven't. We've only done a little decorating inside the house. This year I had plans to try and decorate but with everything going on with my dog Zoe I'm just … [Continue reading...]

Slice of Life Sundays: 11-23-14

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Hope you're having a great weekend friends. This weekend is much better than last weekend for me. My beagle Zoe was not feeling well for three weeks. She wasn't wanting to eat and was lethargic. After one week of not feeling good we took her to the vet. They didn't see anything that indicated why she felt bad so they sent us home with antibiotics and special diet wet food to entice her to eat. There were days when she seemed like she was improving but last weekend she just didn't seem right so we took her back to the vet. They hospitalized her and gave her IV fluids and anti nausea meds. They … [Continue reading...]

Party in Your PJs #30

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IMPORTANT NEWS: This party post is going to be my last time co-hosting Party in Your PJs. It was a long and hard decision but in the end I've decided that it is the best choice for me. I've been working behind the scenes on opening up an Etsy shop selling stencils geared towards cookie decorating but also for craft use. I've taken a break from the cookie world due to health problems and as I'm starting to feel better it is time that I get back to my roots. I would like to do a lot more tutorials on the blog. In order to put my total focus into creating quality blog material and into my shop … [Continue reading...]

100 Animal Cookies Book Giveaway

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***Giveaway is now CLOSED. I'm so excited to share this giveaway for the book 100 Animal Cookies by Lisa Snyder with you today. Do you know Lisa? You may know her best as The Bearfoot Baker. I've been a long-time fan of Lisa's blog and her work. Especially her animal designs. She has a way of capturing the essence of an animal through their facial expressions. It's only fitting that her first book is all about animals.  And what an amazing book it is! Just look at these amazing beavers! With Lisa's instruction you can make them too. The book is full of great ideas and walks … [Continue reading...]

Party in Your PJs #29

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Welcome to Party in Your PJ's!  A weekly anything goes link party that goes live every Tuesday evening at 7pm CST. Connect with your hosts: Simply Sweets by Honeybee | Facebook | Pinterest The Cookie Puzzle | Facebook | Pinterest  bumblebreeblog | Pinterest | Instagram Welcome back to another party. So happy to have you here. Please take a moment to visit at least one other link in the party and show them some love. My Features from Last Week's Party:   Fall Give Thanks Chalkboard Sign | My Pinterventures Homemade Cinnamon Vanilla Coffee Creamer | Anything & … [Continue reading...]

Slice of Life Sundays: 11-9-14

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Hello friends. Hope you're enjoying your weekend. A cold front blew in and we're enjoying some beautiful weather. The hubby and I are headed to the Renaissance Festival today but before I go I wanted to share some of my hauls from this weekend's shopping. I normally don't do this much damage but I was in need of some new face and hair products. First up is my haul from Target. I have extremely oily skin and was looking for a toner that would help combat the oil. I found this toner from Boot's that's mattifying. We'll see if it works. If so it may end up on my November favorites. I … [Continue reading...]

Party in Your PJs #28

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Welcome to Party in Your PJ's!  A weekly anything goes link party that goes live every Tuesday evening at 7pm CST. Connect with your hosts: Simply Sweets by Honeybee | Facebook | Pinterest The Cookie Puzzle | Facebook | Pinterest  bumblebreeblog | Pinterest | Instagram Welcome back to another party. So happy to have you here. Please take a moment to visit at least one other link in the party and show them some love. My Features from Last Week's Party:   Pink Pumpkin Cookies/BCA | My Cookie Clinic Zap A Cold Cookies | Christy's Cooking Creations Felted Acorn … [Continue reading...]

October Favorites

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Another month has come and gone. We're in my favorite month of the year but before we celebrate all things November I want to share my October favorites. 1) Joseph Joseph Adjustable Rolling Pin - I actually love this rolling pin all year round but wanted to include it in my October favorites. I've tried rolling my cookie dough in many ways but when I discovered the Joseph Joseph rolling pin there was no looking back. The adjustable guides allow you to perfectly roll out your dough every time. In case you're wondering I love to roll my dough between two pieces of parchment paper for easy … [Continue reading...]