My Week…Anastasia & Camille…

“Those who teach the most about humanity aren’t always human.”~Donald £. Hicks

Hello, sweet friends…

I hope you are doing well…

(btw…where in the world has August gone!)

This past week I’ve been tirelessly trying to convert one of the rooms into a closet…

I’ve had so much fun perusing for creative ideas…

however…at times it felt like a juggling act…

with Anastasia and Camille running all around our home…(Camille mostly chasing Anastasia)

Fortunately…familiarity breeds affection… and with a little bit of understanding and training lots of chasing

Camille & Anastasia in ”time-out”

I am hopeful they will come to live together happily ever after…

What’s Cooking👩‍🍳

This week my furry kids inspired me to whip up these favorite afterschool cookies; they are fun & easy to make… of course my favorite part is making the crisscross design on top!

Jumbo Peanut Butter Cookies


3 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

3/4 cup packed light brown sugar

1-2 cups chunky peanut butter (I use 2)

two large eggs

1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 300°.
Lightly grease two baking sheets. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, preferably the bowl of a stand in electric mixer, beat the butter and the granulated and brown sugars until light and fluffy. Add the peanut butter. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition Beat in the vanilla. On low speed, beat in the flour mixture in two additions. Shape rounded tablespoons of the dough into balls and place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. With a fork, make a crisscross pattern on the top of each cookie, flattening it into a 2 1/4 inch round bake for 11 to 13 minutes, until the edges of the cookies I light golden brown with the centers still soft. Let cool for one to two minutes on the baking sheets, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

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3 Responses to My Week…Anastasia & Camille…

  1. Jose says:

    What a charming post! Lovely idea to create your closet!
    You had some energetic companions to ‘help’ you
    How fun!

  2. Lee Whitford says:

    So fun to get a window into your creativity! Thanks!

    Lee Ann

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