Our younger daughter got her beginner’s driving permit this week. How did this happen??!!
The girls and I had plans to watch Fixer Upper on Tuesday night, and I decided we needed a sweet treat for the evening. I’d just pinned this Copycat Starbucks Flourless Chewy Chocolate Cookies earlier in the day, and decided to give them a try. Oh my goodness, they were delicious!! I will definitely be making them again!
Just a few notes – the batter does get really thick. I only added the 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips (not the additional 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips) and they were still plenty chocolate-y enough. And the recipe doesn’t make a bunch of cookies; I made mine pretty large and got nine cookies out of it. But that’s probably a good thing!
And as for the episode of Fixer Upper, it was one of my favorite houses they’ve done! I like smaller houses, and the outside was so charming!! I also loved the back splash in the kitchen, and so many of the other design elements.
Now on to other helpful posts from the past week…
For moms of tween and teen girls, I highly recommend Kari’s post Want to Help Your Daughter? Be Her Emotional Coach.
Kristen says Give Your Marriage the Fight It Deserves.
Samantha shares 10 Ways to Rock Being a Stay-at-Home Mom.
Lori lists 5 Ways to Disagree without Being Disagreeable.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!
We like Fixer-Upper, too! What a great family show!
I like Kristen’s post about not neglecting our marriages and Lori’s about disagreeing without being disagreeable. It seems like people don’t know how to do that anymore, and it’s sad.
Lori’s post is definitely timely – it does seem to be an issue our culture currently struggles with. Hope your week is getting off to a good start!!
Whoa re: Emotional Coach: “My biggest mistake – which took me time to correct – was mirroring my child’s reaction. If she got angry, I did too.” Convicted THIS VERY morning!!!
And same on “Five Ways to Disagree without Being Disagreeable” 😖😜
I’ve definitely had to learn that, too – to remain calm when my girls get angry/upset – to actually act like the adult in the situation. Not easy at times!!