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You are invited to the 2nd Annual TT&J Cookie Exchange!!

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Making the Perfect French Macaron!!

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I had the wonderful opportunity to get together with some great friends last Saturday at Shelley's home for a FABULOUS night of Macaron baking, taught by the adorable Mercedes White from Mercedes Macarons. Me, Lara, Elizabeth, Shelley, Amy, Amelia, Emily, Mercedes {Thank you Elizabeth  of Dear Lizzy for the great photos} I learned so much!! First of all -- do you know what the … [Read more...]

Crown Swap — I feel like a Princess!


 A few weeks ago I signed up to participate in a really fun crown swap hosted by my friend, the sweet and talented Molly @ Fleur De Bee. And right before I left on my trip a big, beautiful package arrived!! I opened the package up and was amazed at the beautiful goodies inside. My partner -- Christine @ A Work In Progress sent me the most amazing treasures. Look at this crown -- it is beyond … [Read more...]

New Giveaway: Sodderbug Photo Charm Necklace!

Update: Giveaway closed. A new giveaway will start on Monday. Happy Monday! It's the start of a new week and a new giveaway!  I am so excited to introduce you to a new friend of mine -- Janelle from Sodderbug  Janelle is a wonderful artist and a mom to two cute kids. She also has a fantastic blog -- Sew Blessed, where she makes all sorts of cute projects, like this: … [Read more...]

A litte project, a big winner, a room redo and a birthday girl!


Here's a project that is floating around the blogosphere right now.    I made this one up for our "Super Saturday" class last month. The kids love changing the date on the blocks every day. You can order a kit a few places, one I found is here. Or, if you are super skilled, you can make your own blocks. Also, countdown blocks would be great for most holidays and other events like … [Read more...]

Fun with Phoebe


We have been having a wonderful time with our friend Phoebe from Vermont. When she got here we made up a list of things we wanted to do: See Julie and Julia -- checkMake muffins -- checkGo to the Planetarium -- checkRide the light rail -- checkHave a barbecue -- checkShopping -- checkMake a cake -- check Go up the canyon -- checkMake omelets like Julia -- check Go to the Dinosaur Museum -- … [Read more...]

Simple Woman’s Daybook for August 10, 2009


For Today -- August 10, 2009... Outside my window... It is dark. We have had some rainy weather. On Wednesday night a group of women from our neighborhood went up the canyon for a cookout and hike. As we were going up, a huge thunderstorm came in. It stopped after awhile, so we were able to have a nice dinner and s'mores. Hannah came along and loved the hot cocoa. I am thinking... About Susan. … [Read more...]



Congratulations to Carrie @ Carrie's Little World. She won my Favorite Things Blogoversary Giveaway! If you don't know Carrie, she is the cutest girl. So creative - she made the most fabulous doll house, a great mom and a great friend. And she is also the one that introduced me to the 30 Day Shred - ouch! Last night we picked up another friend from Vermont. Phoebe's visiting for a week. We are … [Read more...]

Remembering Susan


My friend Susan passed away tonight after a long, courageous battle with breast cancer. She was a wonderful person.A loyal friendan incredible artistFunnyA great listenerQuiet KindGentleSelflessLoved to readA wonderful momHad a beautiful laughA talented writerLoving wifeA fighter She will be remembered and missed. My heart goes out to her husband Elden and their young family. *** XOXO Tweet … [Read more...]

Extreme Makeover: Me Edition — August 5th


Can you believe it's August already? This summer has just flown by. If you haven't hear of Extreme Makeover: Me Edition before, it's a group of women started by the lovely Amber who are supporting each other as we try to get healthier. Amber's question this week is: *** How is your progress? {Weight, body, mind, etc.} I am feeling really strong. I have been doing my trail about 6 times a week. I … [Read more...]