What is your definition of JOY? Yesterday I had a great reminder of what brings me joy. My daughter comes over once a week to use our washer and dryer to do laundry for her family. Both my daughters and my son bring me joy. Of course, so much joy. But there's someone that makes me giggle with delight. You've probably guessed who.
When Abigail saw me yesterday, she not only hugged me, but she squeezed my neck. True love. I adore her. And her mommy too. Abigail's little brother is fun too. He is only 2 months old, but he smiles whenever he sees me. These little munchkins bring me so much JOY. So, I made some joyful cookies.
I started by making a JOY cookie cutter with fun reindeer, available in my Etsy shop here
and then I outlined my design
I really liked how they came out.
and to match Abigail's pretty dress from grandma
I made the mini cookies matching Abigail's outfit too because I thought it would be fun to package them together
I had a little bit of a rough morning. Want to see why? The big bolt on the side of my mixer has wiggled its way out several times, but this time it was intent on staying out.
Then it got worse...
So here's what I learned in case this ever happens to you. Lay the mixer on its side. For some reason this makes it a lot easier to get the bolt back in. Keep in mind that it will easily fall out the other side, so prepare for that. As moms we all have octopus hands, you'll probably need them for this type of fix. But it worked and I'm back to work in my kitchen.
So this little reminder of my JOY was perfect for today's post.
I hope you're having a GREAT day and your mixer is working properly!
Reindeer blog background for today: