Literally just came out from a Levain induced cookie coma.
Happy Birthday to me!
|Our family birthday banner that makes an appearance every year!|
Remember how I said mail order cookies would be something I would spend money on if I had any?
Good thing my birthday was Thursday (June 23) and my AMAZING Aunt and Uncle sent me cookies from Levain bakery. I think every meal has been cookies for the past three days. (Actually, every meal has been cookies, but it is a little embarrassing to admit.)
Levain you do have a way with cookies
and trust me, they taste as good in OKC as they did in NYC.
But for at least one day, I'm putting a chain lock on the freezer with the cookies just so I will have some next week.
Way to go KB and Bill. You earned some serious "cookie" points with that gift.
Just in case you wondered, I also received some
Lulu Lemon items which is another one of my addictions.
Just call me Eloise Cookie Lulu Kropp.
and this blender
|The holy grail of blenders|
This is the Ninja
Like a VitaMix, but $300 cheaper
I made peanut butter in my Ninja.Yes, whole peanuts were made into a smooth, nutty butter.
That was the instant I fell in love.
I. Love. My. Blender.
Remember the picture of my Kitchen Aid a few days ago?
Well, I baked for my birthday!
Three different kinds of cookies
AND peanut butter cookie dough brownies.
I know...weird that I baked for myself for MY own birthday.
But I am weird, and thought of it as a good gift from my mom.
Yes, from my mom.
The gift of her allowing me to completely take over and destroy her kitchen for a whole day.
What could be better than that?
Yummy, delicious, warm, gooey cookies, of course.
|Mixing the Oats|
|These cookies were MONSTER sized!|
I could hardly let them bake
not only because I like my cookies SUPER doughy
but also I was just so excited to be baking!
I also made a weekend trip to Wichita to see Finnian's Rainbow at MTW and of course see my FABULOUS roomies and MTW family!
It was one of those trips that when I got there it instantly felt like I had never left. Even though I have been gone for more than two weeks.
My roomies and I have been playing a fun game of leaving each other daily videos on our Facebook walls, which has been so great. I don't think the phrase:
"I miss you SO much"
has ever been used in the videos ;)
It was so good to see them in person, instead of via Facebook video!
A video can only do so much. You can't have girl talk or pillow fights over a video.
Teenage girls still have pillow fights if you were wondering.
Proud of it too.