cowboy cookies.

These cookies are amazing! Cowboy Cookies are soft, gooey, chewy, and loaded with a variety of flavors and textures — from oats and coconut to chocolate chips and pecans — which make them hearty and totally addictive! This recipe makes a huge batch, and is also loaded with so many goodies that you can be assured that there’s a [...]

make it matter.

Last night, something really changed some of my perspectives. I had not planned on spending my fourth of July evening watching Joey and Rory's movie, but I am so glad that I did. Watching a family walk through what Joey and Rory walked through was absolutely heart wrenching. Seeing Joey have baby Indiana and then [...]

mint chocolate chip cupcakes.

My Pastor loves chocolate chip mint ice cream, and when I came across this recipe, I was so excited to try it! And let me tell you, they did not disappoint! A quick swirl of two-tone mint-chocolate frosting and a sprinkling of mini chocolate chips created mint-chocolate chip cupcake perfection! Ingredients. *Yield 24 Cupcakes* for the [...]

soccer camp 2017.

If I were to sum up Soccer Camp in one word, it would be: Amazing. If I were to sum up in a sentence what God taught me, it would be: Sometimes the sweetest of moments comes from even the smallest of kids. Everything about it from start to finish was amazing! This past week brought [...]

cheesecake filled chocolate bundt cake.

I made this cake for Father's Day, and let me tell you, it was AMAZING! You can't beat this cheesecake filled chocolate bundt cake with its rich yet tender chocolate cake, surprise cheesecake filling, and thick fudgy glaze? YUM! That's my kind of cake, and I hope it's yours too. Ingredients. *Yield 12 servings* for the filling: [...]

happy Monday.

Hey there, Monday! To be honest, I really don't like Mondays... but who does? Monday morning you are still running on weekend energy, but by early afternoon it just goes down hill from there. But why? Why does it have to be that way? I have realized that if you don't have the mindset of Christ, and are being so [...]

lessons with Emily.

Camp was one word. Amazing! Like really amazing! But honestly, how do you not have a great time at The Wilds?! Thank you so much to all of you that prayed for me and my youth group this past week. We all appreciated it very much! The theme for this Summer at camp was "joy," [...]

nutella banana swirl muffins.

Oh my, these muffins are fantastic! I am a huge Nutella holic, like obsessively, but who isn't? These muffins are sure to make any kind of morning just a tad bit brighter. I made these for my Sunday School class and everyone loved them! >> So whether you are making them for your breakfast or for a brunch party, they are sure to be [...]

my love for missions.

This post is something I have had in the back of my mind for quite sometime,  and to be honest, I'm not sure how I got the idea to do a post on my missions trip to Utah. The trip was over two years ago, but that trip has continued to have an impact on my life even today. First off, I [...]