Monday, February 20, 2012

Thoughts & Peanut Butter Cookies

Monday :)
The weeks seem to fly by these days.
I have been praying about being extremely intentional with my time.
Time spent with Travis...time spent with the kids...time spent with friends...time spent with the Lord.
My days just seem to fly by...

Yesterday I played piano for the funeral of an elderly man.
His wife is still alive...they would have been married 65 years next month.
Some of his grandchildren and children spoke during the service.
They spoke of their fondest memories of him.

It made me think about my own babies and husband.
I want to be so intentional with the time that I am spending with them.
Intentional about making great memories with them :)
Am I using every minute of my day to pour into their lives?
Whether it be teaching the babes a new Bible verse...
or sitting down to play toys with them.
Or with Travis...
I want to be intentional making sure our evenings aren't spent with me on the computer
and him reading on the couch.

I've also been trying to be more intentional in writing down funny stories
or events that might have happened that I will want to remember.
I know I've posted this before...
but I read somewhere that we as women are the "memory keepers" for our families.
I love this!!!

Most of all I want to be intentional about impacting my children's hearts for the Lord.
My prayer is that they would be used for His Kingdom.

I know I talk often on the blog about the Lord....
His Kingdom...

If you're confused about what in the world I'm talking about I would love to tell you more.
Even if you just want to ask a question about the Lord.
He has changed my life.
I pray that you would let Him change yours as well.

E-mail me...


And now I will just transition into a Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe ;)
Cause that's how we roll over here haha!

Emma and I made these cookies this past weekend.
It is my all time FAVORITE Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe!
They're soft and chewy...the perfect combo!

Soft & Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

1/2 Cup Butter, softened
1 Cup Peanut Butter
3/4 Cup White Sugar
1/2 Cup firmly packed Brown Sugar
1 Egg
1 Tablespoon Milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 Cup Flour
3/4 Teaspoon baking soda
1/2 Teaspoon Baking powder
1/4 Teaspoon salt

Beat together butter and peanut butter until well combined.
Add sugars and beat until fluffy.
Add egg, milk, and vanilla extract and mix until smooth.
Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and mix just until blended.
Roll dough into balls.
Dip a fork into white sugar and make a criss-cross pattern in the top of your cookie.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Do NOT overbake!
I pulled mine out while they still looked a bit raw.
Let them sit on your baking sheet for a few minutes to finish cooking.


And in other news...
just in case you missed it...
my Etsy shop is back open!


And also... Angie with Two Things in Common is giving away $25 to
The winner will be announced this coming Saturday!


And last of all...
I'm linking up with my friend Laura of Bits of Splendor today.

bits of splendor monday

Here's a little bit about the link up in Laura's words:
"Each Monday, you can link up with your post about whatever Bit of Splendor you found in your week. The little moments or things in your life each week that made it fun, distinct and beautiful. Maybe it's a fun craft or new project {I love a good craft or decor project!} an encouraging word, a special memory or milestone you want to capture with your loved ones and kids, or simply something God taught you that week.
My heart for this is to continue cultivating community and encouragement among us, and to capture the distinct moments of life that make it so beautiful."

I love this :)
Check out her blog and the others that link up.
I have a feeling you'll be encouraged :)


Have a great start to your week friends!!!


  1. those cookies look soooo yummy! peanut butter is my fav. and i love that "women are the memory keepers for our families" so true!

  2. What a thoughtful post. This is my first visit to your blog, so I took some time to browse through your earlier entries. I'm so glad I did that. You've created a lovely spot to visit and I really enjoyed the time I spent here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  3. I, too, want to be more intentional with my time this year. 2011 was a TOUGH year for our family, filled with crisis and transitions. Every day was a whirlwind, where we needed to be flexible.

    I feel like we all missed out on a year of our lives ... it slipped through our hands while we weren't looking. Praying that the Lord shows us how to be intentional in the coming year.


  4. Love your post, your prayer is my prayer as well. time does go by so fast and I want to make sure iam spending it wisely and doing things that matter. Thanks for the reminder ;) stopping by via splendor

  5. Sweet post. I feel the same way. I wrote about the same thing today. Sheesh. Are there ever enough hours in the day.

    AND....those PB cookies look DELISH!

  6. such a sweet post! we must be very intentional in all that we do, and show love constantly. thank you for the lovely reminder.
    oh, and those cookies look scrumptious!
    xo TJ

  7. um did I ever tell you I love me some pb cookies? add a reeses on top and im in HEAVEN! add it to my list of things you will make when I come visit ;) Love you sweet friend! And I am totally with you on being the memory keepers--such an important job we mommies have.

    thanks for linking up!!

  8. I love this post. Creative and Sentimental. I don't want to waste my days with meaningless activities either. I COMPLETELY know what you mean.