Blood Moon Cookies

Happy Monday friends! We made chocolate chip “blood moon” cookies to celebrate the big lunar eclipse last night!! Did you see it?! It’s all the boys could talk about yesterday they were so excited for it. 

Hope you enjoy our little {homemade, super unprofessional video}! It’s fun to see just how busy these boys are (Graham was asleep)!

PS. We made these cookies and just added a little red food coloring to them!

Fried Out Fridays | Books, Bags, & Chocolate

So much has been on my mind this week! I’ve been giddy with excitement thinking about the overnight staycation Brett and I get to enjoy this weekend while his mom is here visiting {gosh mom’s are the best!} And then I’ve had this strange lump-in-my-throat kind of feeling thinking about my baby turning one on Tuesday. It brings on a flood of emotions that I would’t dare dump on you…..yet 😉 

Let’s just talk about a few things I’m liking/loving/looking forward to this week (and weekend!) 

Fried Out Fridays Books and Bags | Boys Ahoy

1. Looking through cookbooks is relaxing to me, especially when I’m drooling over candy and chocolate. Sally’s book came in the mail this week and I just can’t even handle it! It’s fabulous….get yourself a copy. And make everything!  

2. Just picked up this book yesterday at the dollar store for $2. I’m excited to lay on the beach and read a book this weekend…because it happens, like, NEVER! Has anyone read it? 

3. I’m on the hunt for the perfect church bag/tote and I can’t decide between these three from Sole Society –one, two, three.  All on sale!! Which one, which one??? 

4. Ate way too many Dove chocolates this week, but at least I got some good words of wisdom that led to a conversation with a good friend :) 


 Have a great weekend everyone! 

Big, Soft, Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

Big Fat Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies | Boys Ahoy

I hardly ever stray from my very favorite Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies. There’s just something about the slight coconut oil flavor that I love, plus the texture is pretty much perfection. You should probably try them :)

But THESE cookies you guys!!!! They knocked my socks off. They’re like the big, fat bakery style chocolate chip cookies.  I mean really, look at the size of the dough. 1/4 cup of dough for each cookie!! Big Fat Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies | Boys Ahoy

I don’t even know why I made these (I’m really trying to eat clean) other than Miles has become my newest baking buddy and I can’t tell his sweet face no when he wants to make cookie balls. He’s really in it for the cookie dough, and he calls them cookie balls. He usually swipes a ball of dough from the baking sheet before I get them into the oven. 

And then there’s just somethig special about plopping him on counter and eating cookies together right out of the oven.  Big Fat Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies | Boys Ahoy

Big Soft Baker Style Chocolate Chip Cookies | Boys Ahoy

A few tips for making these juuuuuust right.

1) Melt the butter. Then let it cool a little. (don’t mix the sugars and eggs in while it’s hot!)

2) Cream, cream, cream the butter + sugars real good….like, just let the mixer go for a few minutes! 

3) Chill the dough. It’s always a good idea to chill cookie dough– it makes for thicker cookies. 

4) Use a heavy duty baking sheet + always line with parchment. I’ll add to stick to the same pan for each batch too. Consistency is key to making them all perfect :) 
Big Fat Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies | Boys Ahoy


Big, Soft Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies 

3/4 cup butter, melted

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 egg

1 egg yolk

2 cup flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

2 cups milk chocolate chips (favorites are Ghirardelli, Guittard, Private Selection)

Preheat oven to 325.

Melt butter in a microwave safe dish. Pour into a the bowl of a stand mixer.

Add brown and white sugars and cream together with butter for several minutes. Beat in egg, egg yolk and vanilla extract and beat until light and creamy.

Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt together. Slowly mix in flour mixture into the wet mixture until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

Scoop 1/4 cup cookie dough and shape into a ball. Place six on a cookie sheet and bake for 15-17 minutes until just golden. Let cool for two minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.

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Comfiest Tees + Words That Matter

Comfy Tees | Boys Ahoy


I’m missing fall weather and cozy sweaters like crazy, but these boys are 100% happy running around in tshirts, shorts, and flip flops (or barefeetsies for Graham)! And we can never have enough tees for them! 

Sticks and Stones Apparel has the cutest, comfiest tees for kids and babies. They are super duper soft. Seriously, I want my tees to feel this soft.  And fun fact, my older two are super senstitive about how their clothes feel on them. So they love these cozy soft ones:) But more importantly, Sticks and Stones Apparel tees stand behind such an important mission. It’s their mission to remind us (parents, adults, mentors) that words matter.

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