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 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


Original image here 
Original image here
Original image here

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...


xo Ellen

Sunday, May 5, 2013


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!