Friday, April 19, 2013

Maybe This World Needs Prayer, a Group Hug, and a Milk and Cookies Party!

and you think i'm kidding, right?
really, after this week. . .
year. . .
decade. . .
there's a whole lot of sense to this.
to me anyways:)

prayer is a given.
number one on the list.
because nothings really gonna change without it.
prayer and love. . . . .and Faith in God.
and a moral wake up call.
and some good ol' simple, Christian values.
but at least, let's start with prayer.

a group hug. . . .
you know what i mean by this, right?
there's so much hate floating around out there,
and while we can't "hug" everyone,
we can care.
and love.
and pray for them.
which is kind of like a group hug:)

and when all else fails,
we can throw an awesome party for those we care about.
a comforting, reassuring, 
remind you of innocent days kind of party.
like maybe a 
milk and cookies party!
i told you i wasn't kidding:)

actually, Robert Fulghum said it best in his book

All I Really Need to Know
 I Learned in Kindergarten
(one of my favorite books EVER)

“Think what a better world it would be if we all. . . .the whole world. . . .had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankies for a nap. Or if all governments had as a basic policy to always put things back where they found them and to clean up their own mess.
And it is still true, no matter how old you are. . . .when you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together.” Robert Fulghum

some of the pictures i'm gonna show you are
from a child's birthday,
which, in my opinion, is genius!
i mean, what else does a 1 or 2 year old even need for their party?
it's brilliant and adorable...what more is there?

other pictures are from weddings.
oh yes, some people know how to do it.
a rustic wedding, with great decorations and themed dessert tables,
like a milk and cookies table, a cupcake and ice cream cone table. . . .
and instead of confetti or rice, they throw sprinkles.
(are you listening girls?  because i know one of you
will let me plan a wedding reception like this someday:)

anyway, i hope you like these ideas.
and what am i trying to say here. . . .
oh heck, how could you not like them:)

alrighty then, let's get started!

i mean, these babies in their rustic chic setting should convince you,
but if not. . . .
this bride and groom have milk and cookies for the ride home.

and some awesome party favors. . . . .


am i convincing you yet that this is a great idea?

 no one says you can't have other stuff at your party,
personally i think whoopie pies would be a fabulous idea too:)


and because i'm kinda nice,
most of the time(;)
i'll share a few recipes with you.
one is mine, and it is a repost from a few years back,
but it's been pinned a lot of times so i'll make it simple and share with you.

These are so good, so white and sugary and look pretty wrapped in a
clear cellophane bag and tied with a ribbon.
Oh my gosh, I'm making myself hungry for sugar cookies at 9:30 in the morning!
*note. . . .these are not cut-out sugar cookies to decorate, but more like a classic
sugar cookie you would buy in a bakery.
you know, back in the day:)

Beat Well:
1 C Sugar
1 C Powder Sugar
1 C Butter
1 C Corn Oil (We used Canola Oil)
~~~ Beat the above ingredients, then add in:
2 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Cream of Tarter
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
4 1/2 C Flour
mix thoroughly

Baking Directions:
Drop a heaping tsp on greased or parchment lined cookie sheet.
Flatten with a glass bottom dipped in sugar.
Bake at 350 for 10-12 min. or till edges are golden.
(we add a sprinkle of sugar when they come out too. . . what can i say:)

not in the mood for sugar cookies?
how about some big, soft, ginger cookies!

 go to allrecipes for the yummy recipe:)

 that's it for today.
i hope you have a milk and cookies kind of day:)



  1. Suzanne, What a GREAT post- I saved several of these ideas. Did you happen to make those soft ginger cookies? I have been looking for the recipe for a long time for a good soft ginger cookie. I did save it and saved the Amish sugar cookie one, too.

    Those ideas are ALL so cute- Thanks! xo Diana

    1. Oh Thank you so much Diana! I had such fun writing this post. Yes, we have made the cookies and they are soooo good. I hope you like them:) Thanks so much for stopping by! BIG hugs:)


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