Weekend Baking


Do you have an activity that you just LOVED to do with your mom when you were younger? I do! It was baking for sure. My mom baked so many things whether they were homemade (lemon poppyseed bread…yum!) or from a box (funfetti, anyone?!). It was the experience of doing something and creating something with my mom…okay…and licking the bowl, because if it was just the two of us, I got the whole thing to myself! If my brother was around, she’d draw a line down the middle of the bowl, and we’d each get half a bowl to lick. Womp womp. And yes…there were raw eggs in it. Don’t judge. Have you ever gotten sick from eating raw cookie dough?? That’s what I thought.

So, recently, I’ve started to let Hallen help me make things in the kitchen. I’m kind of a neat freak when it comes to cooking, so it took me some time to build up the courage to let her help me. Usually, I have a paper towel under my spices, flours, and sugars. When I’m done using something, it goes in the dishwasher, etc. I just like as little cleanup afterwards as possible.

A few weeks ago, Bob’s Red Mill offered to send us some products, and when I saw that they had a chocolate chip cookie mix, I knew I had to have it! Who doesn’t love a good chocolate chip cookie? And, their’s is gluten free, so it’s perfect to bring to all your summer get togethers when you don’t know if someone has a gluten intolerance. I’m always skeptical about chocolate chip cookie mixes, because my mom’s recipe is the best, of course! But once these were made, I was pleasantly surprised! We are a family who likes to try and eat healthy 80% of the time, so I kind of feel like these can fit into that 80% even if it is a dessert!


Later that evening, we took them to our friends’ house for game night, and they loved them too! This cookie mix will definitely be part of our pantry for an easy and tasty dessert. I love to make homemade things, but in this season of my life with two  little ones, it’s easier to have some of the ingredients already mixed together. All this mix needed was some butter, an egg, and water! (When I started to make it, I realized I only had half of the butter in the fridge that it called for, so I also used 1/4 cup vegan butter.) And I’m happy to report that Hallen didn’t make a mess ha! I hope she starts to love baking with me like I did with my mom.

I wish I had a picture of the finished product for you, but…we ate them all a little too fast before I remembered to do that. Sorry!

Matching Necklaces: Emma Jane Designs (include name “Libby Brackett” as your rep at checkout)

Hallen’s Outfit:

Top: Mila Chic Boutique

Bloomers: Rhett Tucker

Bow: Charlotte’s Webtique



My ring: Life’s Journey Jewelry Creations (code DEARNOVEMBERDAYS)

My smart bracelet: Ringly




    This is way too cute! Also my fave time spent with my mom baking and loved to Eat the dough. So yummy thinking about it. I’m sure the finished product was so good. And good for your baby girl for not making a mess.


    05 . 06 . 2017
    • Kristina

      Eating the uncooked parts are always the best when you’re baking haha!

      08 . 06 . 2017
  2. Maggie

    It was baking for me too! love this. Also, those cookies look so good! Yum!

    06 . 06 . 2017
    • Kristina

      The cookies were scrumptious!

      08 . 06 . 2017
  3. Jana

    This is so sweet! I loved baking with my mom when I was young too! xo jana | http://www.janastyleblog.com

    06 . 06 . 2017
    • Kristina

      It was so much fun, wasn’t it?!

      08 . 06 . 2017
  4. Kate

    How fun! I love their products but I’ve never tried their cookie mix out. I’ll have to give it a go.

    (And your daughter is seriously adorable!!)

    x Kate

    06 . 06 . 2017
    • Kristina

      Aw thank you! You’ll love their cookies!

      08 . 06 . 2017
  5. Helena Marz

    Aww this is the sweetest post if you and your dauGhter! She is so adorable with helping you to bake! I am kind of a neat freak when i bake, i like to put some things away right After i use iT! Lol I can imagine these cookies were so delicioUs❤️

    06 . 06 . 2017
    • Kristina

      Haha! Glad to know that there are more neat freak bakers like me! I’m all sponges and paper towels when I cook!

      08 . 06 . 2017
  6. Kaitlin

    Love red mill products! I’m not the best baker when it comes to baking from scratch so I will most definitely have to give this cookie mix a try! what a sweet post (and photos) to capture your daughter-mommy time, she will cherish these memories forever =)

    xo, kaitlin || http://www.eightpepperberries.com

    07 . 06 . 2017
    • Kristina

      Bob’s Red Mill always makes life a little simpler! You’ll love the cookie mix.

      08 . 06 . 2017
  7. Linda

    So cute! I used to bake all the time when I was in high school – I always baked brownies and cookies for all of my friends’ birthdays. I’m not sure why I stopped but reading your post makes me want to get back into it!



    07 . 06 . 2017
    • Kristina

      You know..I was the same way when I was growing up! It was my zoning out space, and a place for me to just have me time and create.

      08 . 06 . 2017
  8. Amy

    These pictures are the cutest! I bet they were delicious!



    07 . 06 . 2017
    • Kristina

      Thank you! And they were so good! Kind of embarrassed by how fast they went down haha!

      08 . 06 . 2017
  9. fashNcurious

    she is soooo cute! She will always remember baking with you! https://fash-n-curious.com/

    08 . 06 . 2017
    • Kristina

      Thank you so much! I hope she does!

      08 . 06 . 2017

    You’ve inspired me to try baking again and I know my husband will be happy!


    08 . 06 . 2017
    • Kristina

      Haha! I bet he will!

      09 . 06 . 2017
  11. Nicole villarreal

    This is so sweet that yall baked toGether! I also loveee your countertops. Looks amazing with the white cabinets. I recently painted my cabinets white and im in love!

    09 . 06 . 2017
  12. Debbie Savage

    Did you save any for me? I love this post so much and reminds me of my time with my girls in the kitchen!
    xo Debbie | http://www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

    10 . 06 . 2017
  13. karissa

    chocolate chip cookies are the best, those look delic and what an adorable little helper you have! and a gorgeous kitchen might i add!

    14 . 06 . 2017
  14. Jennifer

    Looks like you tWo had so much fun. I bet thsoe cookies were good too.

    24 . 06 . 2017

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