Summer Tic-Tac-Toe Cookies

HAGS! Or #HAGS. This was written in my 5th grade son’s yearbook, next toย his friends’ signatures. What the heck is that? Hags?! All I couldย picture was a white-haired old lady with bumps on her nose. I figured I would have to inquire once I unloaded the backpacks fullย of papers, art supplies, and stray locker items. […]

Happy Summer Solstice

Summer is in full swing here! It’s been hot and sunny and busy. In the two weeks since the kids finished school, we’ve travelled across the state and back, done a major landscape overhaul, and the eldest will be completing his first camp of the season today. Lazy days of summer? It doesn’t seem so, […]

The First of May

I remember making small May Day baskets one year in elementary school…maybe it was the first grade? Little containers filled with flowers, brought home to adorn my neighbor’s door, secretly of course. The anxiety over not getting caught as I slipped the ribbon over the door knob of my unsuspecting recipient was quite exhilarating. At […]

Busy as a Melissa Joy Bee

You’d never guess it was a month with no major cookie holiday. It seemed as though I was in the kitchen non-stop this April, and now looking back on the photos, perhaps I had been. Holy cookies Batman! Here’s a sampling… Dreaming of summer for a silent auction at my boy’s school. My Grandparent’s Anniversary, […]