Thursday, May 9, 2013

Peanut Butter Perfect



I don't often deviate from chocolate chip cookies as I've gotten pretty good at making them (if I may toot my own horn.) However, when I came across this recipe for Monster cookies at Sallysrecipeaddiction.com I was suddenly inclined to give it a whirl. Sally knows peanut butter cookies! This delicious recipe will now be a part of my cookie rotation. Give them a try and follow Sally's directions closely. I don't think you'll be disappointed.




Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Bobbing for Baubles

Since starting this blog I've come to appreciate the power of accessories. I've spent quite a bit of time evaluating outfits and noticing the impact a few statement pieces of jewelry can make. Bracelets and bangles are especially great because you don't have to worry about a kid ripping them off. Here are a few of my favorite arm candies currently available and given an unlimited budget, I'd snatch up all of them...and then some!

Bobbing for baubles



Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Vacation-spiration

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Sometimes after a long day of diapers and screaming babies I like to pour myself a glass of wine, put an umbrella in it and dream I'm on vacation....

In my mind I'm already packed...





Beachy

xo Ellen

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Carmelitas


I love a good excuse to bake. This weekend was my future sister-in-law's bridal shower and what a fantastic reason to try out this Carmelitas recipe (here.) Caramel, chocolate and oatmeal - I'm in!

I lightened up the recipe a little bit by using half and half in place of cream and reducing the butter to 1/2 cup but nevertheless these were delicious!