Think of it as a love letter to my Facebook fans… a FREE set of printable pocket cards!
To download Cherished, simply visit the Danielle Young Designs Facebook page, and click the Facebook Fan Freebie tab. I would absolutely love to see what you create with these cards, so I hope you’ll share! Feel free to share on Facebook, or right here on this post, or just send me a good ole fashioned email. But first, you’ll need these…
This week’s Project Faith™ cards were inspired by Valentine’s Day. That’s right! With February nearly upon us, I’ve been reflecting on LOVE and wanting to show kindness and patience even when I feel like I have none. With His help, I can slow down and give an extra smile to the cashier, share a kind word with a fellow parent at school drop off, or discover a little extra patience while caring for a whiny two-year-old!
So I present to you this week’s card set: LOVE is the answer.
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Next week is February (WHAT??) so we’re in Valentine’s Day mode around here! Traditionally, The Hubs and I enjoy a special treat at home to celebrate the day… chocolate fondue, heart-shaped pancakes, etc. This year will be… my favorite sugar cookies!
I’ve made this recipe several times recently for various holiday events and always had great results. It’s easy and delicious! Go ahead, try it. It’ll probably become your go-to, too!
image courtesy of San Diego Food Bank!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 1/3 cups King Arthur all purpose white flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 stick of butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- edible decorations, optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then the vanilla.
- Gradually stir in the dry ingredients until just blended.
- Scoop walnut sized balls of dough and drop onto ungreased cookie sheet (or lined with parchment paper).
- Bake for approximately 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned at the edges.
- Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Then decorate with sugary love (or not. I prefer mine warm and plain.)!
Yields between 12-15 cookies depending on the size of your dollops! Enjoy!
This week’s Project Faith™ pocket card set is inspired by For King & Country’s song “The Proof of Your Love.” If you’re not familiar with it, watch below. Their passion and these lyrics are so encouraging. Love, love, love this song. I hope it inspires you as much as it does me. Enjoy!
This week’s cards are based on the lyrics “Let my life be the proof of your love.” I hope to remember this idea everyday and to let my words, actions, and choices be based on LOVE.
Click the image to download. Happy weekend everyone!
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As you know, Little Man just celebrated his two-year birthday! With his birthday falling shortly after Christmas, he has received numerous gifts in the last month. Most he loves, a few he barely acknowledges…
Here are a few gifts that have really stood out as favorites. Plus a couple of my own favorites thrown in for good measure!
1. A stainless steel sippy cup. As a family, we’ve attempted to limit plastics in our household. This Klean Kanteen is plastic-free, adorable, AND the best part is that Little Man actually WANTS to drink water out of it!
2. Mega Bloks: We received our first set of Mega Bloks this month, and LM can’t get enough. He wants to “build castle.” Every. Day. They are the perfect size for his little hands, and he can really get into connecting and building with these things!
3. This wasn’t a gift, but it was necessary for this list, because we LOVE Super Why! on PBS. From the creator of Blue’s Clues, Super Why! is a brilliant way to LM to learn his letters and eventually spelling, and of course, the episodes are fun to watch, too.
4. Mr. Potato Head Super Spud. This was another birthday gift, and I have been really surprised how much LM has enjoyed this classic toy. This particular set comes with three different sizes of potatoes to “dress.” He likes being able to create an entire family of spuds: the giant container one which doubles as storage for the entire set, two traditional sizes, and two little ones that become a “kitty cat” and a “woof woof.”
5. This Boy Genius shirt is on super sale at Carter’s right now, and it’s one of my personal favorites. It’s a good quality long-sleeved tee without being too thick, so he won’t get overheated while running and playing!
6. I am so thrilled to have found Gap toddler boy pants! LM is currently in between sizes in other brands’ clothing: 18 months is too short and 24 months is too long. Gap’s 18-24 month size is absolutely ideal, and not to mention they have an adorable selection!