If you didn't already see it, check out my post about setting goals in 2015. It's the first in a series that you won't want to miss. I felt this picture was appropriate because as I reflected on my goals for 2014 I saw there were quite a few that I didn't achieve and that's ok. Some are no longer important to me and others are just welcoming me to start over this year or table them as a future goal.
Today's recipe is not something I made this week but I think I may have to make this one day soon. It's a super yummy cookie recipe which I thought would be perfect for anyone participating in a cookie exchange. MMM!!!
Any flavor or jam can be used for this recipe, we found seedless jams work best. For best results, bake only one sheet of cookies at a time.
1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
3 ounces (6 Tablespoons) cream cheese, softened
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1. Adjust the oven racks to the upper-middle and lower-middle positions and heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Fill a small zipper-lock bag with the jam. Whisk the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder together in a medium bowl.
I truly believe yoga can be for everyone and every body so I want to start a series of blog posts that can help you activate each yoga asana (poses) in a way that's accessible and meaningful for you. My favorite part of my Yoga Teacher Training was learning modifications for each pose and gaining a deeper understanding of what each pose can bring to your life.
I am hopeful this series will help when you attend a class or practice along with a video at home so you can understand what each pose does for your body and make the proper adjustments that still allow you to get the most out of each pose. I will also share easy ways to modify your poses with what you have at home so you don't have to go out and buy expensive yoga props until you're ready to make that investment (or at all).
The first pose I want to help you understand is a favorite of mine. It's easy and one that most people will be able to safely and easily practice. Even if you think you're too busy to p…
In my last post I talked about my favorite place in our home being the floor of our master bedroom looking out the window so I'm back to deliver some photos of the view.
I simply adore the view and maybe because of the elevation change on our property (under our room is the walkout basement so it makes our first floor room feel like a second floor room) it feels like we're way up high in there.
I think another reason I love it is because it feels so open and expansive. Like there's no boundaries to what's possible. Literally the sky is the limit. It's like my personal connection to nature watching birds of all sizes, deer with their young, and even the local neighborhood cats (no really I see the same orange cat on our security footage at least once a week - ha ha ha).
I love that I can see the mountains, watch the sunrise, and when it's a day like the 4th of July it's like my own personal fireworks show watching every fireworks display in the Salt Lake val…