Monthly Archives: March 2015

her bags are packed and she’s ready to go…



tickets are bought.

heading to see what the real world (CA) has to offer.

she might want to study acting.

and model.

on her way to becoming a dental assistant… or something else.

at 17 do they know what they want to do?

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she’s insisting her room be black and white.


pompom’s will be a must.

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and a little sign on the wall from me (gotta order this quick).

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and a few words of wisdom.

okay, maybe it’s only for this weekend, but it feels like she is leaving already.

am i prepared?

did i give her the right advice?

wasn’t she just a little girl asking me for ice cream?

this weekend is a trip with her dad.  just the two of them.  to tour the two schools she wants to attend.

then she will be back.

until august… when i will shed a tear.

and know this girl is going to change the world.

i am sooooo proud of her.

go for your dreams brookie!

happy Tuesday.



the BEST cookies ever. just ask my kids…


i love girl scout season.

those little girls are so sweet.  so cute.  i actually like them outside the stores.  i appreciate when kids have to actually sell something face to face to reach their goal.  nobody wants to do that anymore.  yes, i’m old school.  and proud of it.

in order to make them all happy, I buy a box of Thin Mints from each visit and store in my freezer so I can make these cookies all year long.


1 c. butter, softened

1 small pkg Instant Vanilla Pudding mix

3/4 c. brown sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

2 large eggs

2 1/4 (although i use close to 2 1/2) c. flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 sleeve Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies (about 16 cookies), lightly crushed

– mix butter and dry pudding mix.  add vanilla and brown sugar.  add eggs one at a time.  mix until fluffy.  mix in flour, baking soda and salt.  Mix well.  Lightly fold in Thin Mints.  Roll into balls.  Bake in preheated 375 oven for 9-10 minutes.  EAT!

when my kids see the girl scouts… they yell, “mom, did you see?  girl scout cookies!  can you make your cookies?”

and i do.

happy monday.