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I love my family!

I am a wife, mother of three beautiful boys, and a middle school administrator. At times, I have mistakenly tried to achieve perfection in each role. These attempts always fail miserably because there is no such thing as a perfect wife, a perfect mom or a perfect worker! I decided to relinquished my pursuit of perfection…I can say without guilt that my shortcomings are vast and my mistakes many. Embracing my imperfections and turning my life over to God has been freeing and led to a sweeter life. I found that when I quit trying so hard, that SOMETIMES things magically fall into place and for brief moments I am “Supermom.”

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Lil' Chef Hat & Simple Sugar Cookies

When I was a kid, I loved playing with my mom's aluminum cookie cutters that she had inherited from her mother.  Mom gave them to me some years back, and I still love playing with them!  Usually they sit in a bowl in my kitchen on display.  At Christmas time, I use them to decorate a silver tree.  There is just something so appealing about the simplicity of them. 

Cannon, my little chef, and I decided to get them out the other day and make some sugar cookies.  I used the Martha Stewart recipe which is so yummy!  Before we got started, I had to make Cannon another chef hat...he wore the other one out. 

Here are some simple steps to make your little chef their own hat.  First gather these supplies:  glue gun, piece of posterboard or cardstock, & tissue paper. 

Measure around your little one's head and cut out a piece of posterboard/cardstock that is an inch longer.  I used a piece of old cardstock I had, it was the perfect width.  Next, hot glue the tissue paper around the band of the posterboard/cardstock. 

Then, overlap the ends of the posterboard/cardstock about one inch and hot glue them together.   

Once you have the edges glued, take the parts of the tissue paper not glued down and mushroom it up to make the hat poof.  Then take the ends and glue them to the inside of the hat. 
Finally, write the name of your little chef on the hat and let the cooking begin!

Cannon had a great time cutting the cookies out of the chilled dough. 

Here are a few of the cookies he cut out baked perfectly on a pizza stone.  Isn't the Scottie dog the cutest!

This has always been my favorite of all my cookie cutters.

Cookie time!

The batch before the boys got their hands on them...they didn't last long. 

Cannon was proud of his creations. 

Cannon even let his big brother have some cookies!

What simple things bring your family joy? 


  1. Awwww, how adorable. Baking fresh memories, for sure :)

  2. This is just too sweet, and such a great way to turn the baking experience into something really memorable! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday, great to have you!

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