September 29, 2013

Blog Hiatus is Over!

Hello Readers!!

I hope you are all still out there and interested in what I have to share! After a few months of contemplation I have realized how much I've been missing this little ol' blog of mine and I have decided to bring it back to life!! I have spent the last 3 months (approx) thinking about how much I have wanted to get back into blogging but then remembering how time consuming and stressful it started to be. But in these 3 months I also have determined a way to blog and keep my sanity which will be to limit myself to only 3 posts a week. I have already set aside time on my calendar and I am so extremely excited to be coming back to the wonderful blogging community.

This time around I will still be focusing on book reviews, new recipes, crafts, etc but I will also be tossing in some randomized posts...such as Friday Favorites, new product finds, weekend recaps, holiday festivities and more! I actually love that a lot of bloggers do a Friday Favorites post and I think it's a fun way to focus on the positive stuff that has gone on throughout your week.

I can't express how excited I am to be diving back into blogging. And I hope I didn't lose my fabulous readers during this hiatus!!

So without further ado lets kick this off with a new recipe! :)

This past weekend I was lucky enough to spend my entire weekend at HOME!! It was lovely!! I was able to relax, bake, read, and do some things around the house!

I ended up trying a new recipe that I've held onto since last Fall.....Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies...


These were super easy to make and included two fun ingredients:
 
Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
 
Ingredients
 
  • 3 cups uncooked oats
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Combine butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add in eggs.
  5. Add in vanilla and pumpkin puree.
  6. Add in the flour mixture.
  7. Stir in cranberries.
  8. Drop by spoonfuls onto baking sheets
  9. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes.
  10. Let cool.
  11. Enjoy!
I ended up doing a split on these cookies. I divided the batter in half and only put cranberries in one half.
 

I got this recipe from the blog Mother Thyme.
 
This past week was quite the week of baking and I ended up sending these to Chuckles work today! I just couldn't have any more baked goods in the house! This week alone I made chocolate chip cookies and muffins for Chuckles and Monday night I will be baking cookies for work because....Tuesday is National Homemade Cookie Day!!
 
Alright my lovely readers I am off to finish up Laundry and enjoy what is left of my wonderful weekend at home!! I hope everyone has had an enjoyable weekend!!


3 comments:

Staci said...

Welcome back! Those cookies look delicious!

Jenna said...

Whooo Hooo, I am so excited you're back!!

Alycia Asai said...

HOW DID I MISS THIS?! WELCOME BACK!!