Mini Cookies With Cream Cheese Filling

The cookies are ready and the coffee is too. I have a super easy recipe to share with you... I think these cookies might just be the ticket for a little party too. No mess, not too big, and cute. You know how sometimes you want to bake and sometimes you don't? So if you want to bake just a little, this is the recipe for you. Super easy mini cookies with cream cheese filling are cute as a button and not much bigger than on either. I will be in California this week visiting some sweet family, so I wanted to leave something yummy for my helpful hubby. Who could resist a little sweet indulgence in the morning with a cup of coffee or in the evening after dinner. I left him with this pretty bouquet of tulips too. Those  five tips for caring for tulips   which I  shared last week, really and do  truly work.  This is my third batch of tulips and they are still are staying strong. Ingredients For Mini Cookies With Cream Cheese Filling One package of refrigerated cookie dough (I used chocola

DIY Candy Jar

Happy Valentine's Day!   I sure hope that you are celebrating this day of love with those dearest to your heart. Just in case Valentine's Day has crept upon you and you need a quick little something to  give to  one of  the loves in your life here is a snappy DIY project. Choose the fabric and embellishments of your choice, and with  simplicity being  the key for  this project,  you will be able to have these decorated jars and lids finished in 30 minutes or  less. Items needed for this project~ 1. M&M's 2. Pint size mason jars 3. Ribbon, rick-rack, scrap fabric, buttons 4.Pinking shears 5.Hot glue gun Fill jars with candy. Cut fabric approximately into 6 x 6 inch squares with pinking shears, place fabric on top of jar. Place lids on jars. Hot glue ribbon or rickrack on metal ring. Hot glue buttons or any other embellishment on top of fabric and on jar. Presto, you have a DIY candy jar. These were some of the little treats that I tucked in those easy  DIY Valentine Bags

Valentine Vignette & A Birthday

We celebrated our little Molly's third Birthday this past weekend, I cannot believe how fast  time goes by, and I think it goes by faster the older we become. Why is that? I remember being a child playing in the warm Idaho sunshine wondering at times why the  days were so long. Who would I play with , where could we go, and would I ever grow up. Do you recall those feelings too? Molly is my three old granddaughter and I spent precious moments with her and my  daughter this weekend in Edmond Oklahoma. One word for time spent with my Molly DELIGHTFUL!!! Sweet and simple felt heart wreath welcomes me into their home, along with a big hug, kisses and the best words in the world whispered in my ear. "I love you Mimi." My heart melts like a snowman on a sunny day. Three year olds are  much like a mixture of vanilla pudding mixed with cayenne pepper  served in a gloriously multifaceted  crystal bowl. Three year olds try their parents patience, but not a Mimi's. Mimi's

Decorating With Faux Flowers & Wreaths

If you have been reading this blog for awhile, I thank you! It is my joy and privilege to have you join me, truly, truly it is!! You might just know that I frequently write about flowers, and wreaths. You probably have guessed  that I am  crazy  over  family, reconstructing a simpler  lifestyle  and living with gratitude. So today, let's chat a little bit about flowers and wreaths. Decorating with  them  is an economical way to  add gentle charm, timeless elegance,  quaintness and makes  a home warm and  welcoming. Wreaths have changed so much throughout the years. At one time they were mostly found on front doors and usually it was an evergreen  wreath with a bright red velvet bow, welcoming in Christmas. Wreaths have evolved and now they are so much more than a decoration on the front  door  or a  seasonal thought. They "say," welcome no matter where they are placed. When you add flowers and a wreath to a room, it is a winning combination. The art

DIY Valentine Gift Bags

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I always enjoy giving my sweet Valentines  little  gifts of love. I do believe that Valentine's Day is one of the best holidays around.   It is a no pressure, let me love you sort of day. So, over the next few days I will be sharing some easy, pleasing and cutie pie ways to show your love. Today I am sharing a simple way to make these colorful and loveable Valentine Gift Bags. Really cute gift bags have become way too expensive, so let's start this project with some  inexpensive  bags and spruce them all up for those sweet ones in our lives. Could we say this looks like an interesting assortment of whatnots? Oh, goodness and interesting they are-let imagination, wonder and delight be the guide to creativity! I picked up these whimsical Valentine gift tags at a craft show in Oklahoma last year. Supplies For DIY Valentine Bags 1. Assorted gift bags 2. Rickrack  3.Paper doilies  4.Assorted material 5.Pompoms 6.Heart buttons 7.Woode

Change Is Good & A Blog Party

I am sure that during the course of  life you have heard  that change is good for you. However, change can be challenging and difficult. Relinquishing the familiar, where safety  resides like  an old friend, then  trading it all in for  uncharted  sailing where we could find a  rough  and  treacherous sea. Change inevitably means letting go of what was, and trading it in for something new. Change is futile to resist, it arrives like a gust of wind on a Spring day. Our backyard today. "Life is a series of spontaneous changes.  Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality.  Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like." -Tao Tzu Our backyard in May of 2015 "The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking." -Albert Einstein Our home today "The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but building on the new." -Socrates Our