Cookie Exchange

Do you have a cookie exchange to attend this Holiday season? Or maybe you’re hosting the exchange for you and your friends?! 

Mom is hosting one in a few weeks, so I’ve been on the hunt for all my favorite Holiday cookies! 

Bring 4 dozen, taste and sample each cookie, and take home 3.5 dozen! Sounds like my kind of party! Those of you who know me, know I love dessert! My in-laws give me a hard time because they never had to plan dessert until I joined the family…I think I did them all a favor 😜

Hmmm…now the question is which family favorite cookie should I make?

Oatmealcookies

Gingersnaps

Snickerdoodles

SpecialKbars

Chocolate chip cookies

Spritz cookies

Sugar cookies

 Waffle cookies

No bake cookies

Peanut butter cookies

I found this sugar cookie mix at Costco, makes 21 dozen cookies! Convenient for any and all Holiday cookie needs!

 

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What kind would you make?

-Jaclyn

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Girls Night Out!

All 3 Sisters went out on the town last night!! 🙂 The three of us and a few friends went to the Carrie Underwood concert in Boise! The Storyteller Tour: Stories in the Round. It was AMAZING! Seriously, if you have any interest in seeing Carrie live…do it. You won’t be disappointed!

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We had to take full advantage of our night out so of course we started with dinner. No one appreciates dinner out more than moms of babies and toddlers! Dinner with girlfriends is like a mini-vacation 🙂 

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Easton Corbin opened the night and was quite entertaining. Even serenaded us with some Justin Bieber…yeah, we’re not sure what that was about either!

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Check out this stage! Stories in the Round…so cool! There really isn’t a bad seat in the place – everyone has a front row view throughout the concert. The things they do with stages these days, it is quite the production!

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Here she is, coming right up out of the center round to start the night with Renegade Runaway.

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Only a few minutes in and you realize exactly why she’s been nominated Entertainer of the Year! Hope she wins!!  

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On top of the Jukebox for Cowboy Casanova!! 🙂 

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Easton Corbin came back out to sing a song with her, and of course he was wearing a BSU jersey 😉 

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Carrie Underwood | all3sisters.com

One of my favorite stage effects was this one for Blown Away.

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And here she is singing Smoke Break.

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We all loved how many outfit changes she had! 🙂 

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She finished off the show with Something in the Water. 

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We had such a great time! Let’s plan more girls nights, okay guys? Anyone have any great traditions you do with your girl friends?

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Chloe Sue’s Baby Shower

Michelle and Justina only let me know the date and time. If you’re a control freak like me, you know the suspense of not knowing, just about kills you! Yet I was so excited and knew they’d come up with something way cuter than I would have ever thought of. That they did!

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Is this not the cutest baby shower theme you’ve ever seen?

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Aunties made all letters A-Z, each with their own design and pre-measured to be hung in Chloe’s playroom!

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Along with their adorable alphabet theme, they created Chloe’s first alphabet book, asking each guest to fill in a letter page.

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“Chloe’s First Alphabet Book…By all the ladies who love her most”

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The letters were perfect decor arranged throughout the room.

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Karla, our Mom, came through once again and provided the delicious brunch items! Mini quiches, mini scones, chicken salad lettuce wraps, fruit kabobs, and of course coffee! She even had decaf for me! No one else is crazy enough to drink decaf at 10:30 am 😉

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Thank you sisters for the most beautiful shower I ever could have imagined! Chloe is so loved and spoiled already! 

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Jaclyn

 

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Happy New Year 2016!

Happy New Year!!! Wow! How is it already 2016? That just doesn’t seem possible!

We hope you had a wonderful Holiday weekend, doing whatever makes you happy — and of course recovering from the food coma that is the last couple weeks of December! 

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We sisters actually threw a New Years Eve party this year! We had so much fun putting it together and thought we’d share some pics with you guys.

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We have to start with the photo props…because that’s what all parties must have these days 😉 I mean, why not, when they’re so much fun?! We actually took the lazy route this time and ordered these props and background. Find online, click order, open box 2 days later and wa-la. Instant party fun. Now that’s my kind of party prep!! Who’s with me??

Photo Booth Props | all3sisters.com

We decided on a theme of black, white & gold…because what’s New Years Eve without a little sparkle?! Luckily for us Jac’s house has LOTS of those colors already…so we really didn’t do much decorating.

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We had lots of fun coming up with black, white & gold food…and of course a few extras thrown in for good measure 😉

NYE Food | all3sisters.com

What’s more gold than goldfish?!

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The best way to add gold to your food? Gold glitter sprinkles!!

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I have a cookie set from Williams Sonoma that lets you create messages in your sugar cookies. Admittedly I don’t use it very often, but this seemed like the perfect occasion! Who doesn’t love a cookie that’s also spreading good cheer?

NYE Cookies | all3sisters.com

These might be my favorite ingenious pinterest find of the night. Mini tuxedos!! Seriously, how cute are these? Just a Ritz cracker, a triangle of our favorite white cheese and a little olive bow tie. Adorable! And so so simple!

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While the tuxedos were my favorite “look” on the table…these pretzels…oh man, these pretzels…why is chocolate and pretzels such a delicious combo? Seriously, I don’t even like pretzels…but throw some chocolate on them and they are divine!! I could’ve eaten the whole platter myself! And probably did eat about half! Eek! :/

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We had some golden pineapple to help cleanse everyone’s palate 😉

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How do you make 7 layer dip fit your theme? Just keep whatever color you’re looking for on top! Olives it is! Resting on a bed of white cheese, of course.

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White chocolate dipped Oreos, covered in gold glitter. It doesn’t get more festive than that!!

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And then of course there’s the bubbly for that midnight toast! We just added blackberries to the champagne or sparkling cider to give it that little extra glam 😉

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Jac’s Christmas tree even fit our theme?! Apparently this girl was made to host New Years Eve parties!! It’s official: same theme, same place, next year!

NYE tree | all3sisters.com

We had a few fun games planned for the evening and had them in separate boxes so every hour (9, 10, 11) we opened a new one and had a completely new activity to enjoy!

NYE games | all3sisters.com

At 9pm we started with a 2015 pop-culture trivia game. Our winner got 30/40 right! Not too shabby!! 

At 10pm we had a “never-ending” saran wrap gift. There was a scarf, hat & gloves in the box that had to be worn by the unwrapper. Everyone passed a die, trying to roll a 5 to get the chance to start unwrapping! If you’ve never played a game like this before you should try it. It’s hilarious just to watch, let alone participate! The saran wrap addition was a first for us, but we’ve done it many times with actual wrapped presents. The key is to get big obnoxious gloves so it’s extremely difficult to unwrap. Especially when you know someone else could roll a 5 at any time and take it away!! (You can also try to roll doubles…you know, if you can find 2 dice ;))

At 11pm the box included noisemakers and Happy New Year tiaras. Because that’s what ringing in the new year is all about!!  

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Of course we topped it all off by watching the ball drop!!

Welcome 2016. Here’s to new beginnings, new adventures and a new baby!!

<3 Michelle

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A Bridal & Baby Brunch

And now for the other shower! This one was totally unique! Because it wasn’t only a baby shower for Michelle & Ember, but also a bridal shower for Jaclyn!

What do you do when your wedding & your sisters due date are the same week? You live in the same town, have the same family, a lot of the same friends and both need to plan a shower? Combine forces of course!! Michelle & I decided to have a combined shower, and you know what? It was SO much fun!!!Shower Invite

After the wedding date was set, Michelle announced she was pregnant and due 2 days after the wedding! A 9-month pregnant Maid of Honor!! We prayed she’d make it to the wedding! Thankfully Ember decided she liked it inside Mommy’s tummy and waited for Auntie Jac to return from her honeymoon 2 weeks later! (thankfully, if you’re me…Michelle wasn’t so thankful at the time ;))

A Bridal & Baby Brunch was a perfect way to host and celebrate for each other! Thanks to our friend, Jodi Perez, for letting us use her house!

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Gerber Daisies are my favorite flower and yellow is my favorite color!

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Chocolate fountain is always a hit!

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Mimosa bar! Alcoholic and non-alcoholic of course!

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Diamond rings and pacifiers to celebrate!

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Most of our events would not be a success without our fabulous Mother! Her cooking expertise and delicious recipes are loved by all!

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We served monkey bread, egg & sausage casserole and fruit salad on the tables and then had the other snack items at the island for people to grab at their leisure.

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All3Sisters!

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Our beautiful Mom & Grandma 🙂

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Best Friends Forever!

Let us know if you’d like recipes for anything. I hope you’ve enjoyed a look back at these special moments in our lives!

<3 Jaclyn

 

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Justina’s Baby Shower

Now that we’ve got another baby coming, we thought it’d be fun to go back and show you what we did for the baby shower’s for Ember & Bradley. Plus, Michelle & Justina need some inspiration for planning my shower 😉

Today I wanted to show you the shower we threw for Justina & Bradley. Michelle & I had so much fun planning this shower. It was your perfect themed shower. Thankfully coming up with the theme was easy, Justina had always wanted to do a ‘woodland’ theme for Bradley’s nursery so we took that inspiration and ran with it. Thanks to Pinterest -it was another successful all3sisters event!

We found the adorable tags & invites on Etsy at The Pretty Paper Studio. And once we picked the paper goods, the rest sort of fell into place.

Shower Invite | all3sisters.com

Seriously, how cute are those foxes?  

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Moss Cupcakes. White cupcakes with chocolate frosting and green colored shredded coconut.

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The Fox Family- Daddy, Mommy and Baby Fox. They are still sitting happily on Bradley’s nursery shelf 🙂

Foxes found at Anthropologie

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Forest of Trees: Broccoli Salad

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Toadstools: String Cheese with peanut butter and an apple slice

Mushroom cookies|all3sisters.com

Stumps: Marshmallows covered in chocolate and chopped almonds. Along with some mushroom cookies!

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Don’t Feed the Bears: Teddy Grahams

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Hedgehog: Watermelon

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Twigs: Pretzel Sticks

Bird Nest Cookies|all3sisters.com

Bird Nests: Chocolate covered pretzel cookies with jelly beans – recipe coming soon!!

Cheese Hedgehog|all3sisters.com

Hedgehog: Cheese ball with sliced almonds -served with Ritz crackers.

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Chocolate Swamp: Chocolate Milk

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Pond Punch: 7-up with sherbet

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Snails: Little smokies rolled in crescent rolls, with shredded carrot antennas 😉

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The Baby Shower was a great success!  Of course the food & decorations are fun, but the real star of the show is the mom-to-be & all her supporters that show up to shower her with love!

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Also, a huge thanks to our cousin, Teresa Sandros, who owns Bliss Events, who let us borrow the wooden decorations. You can get similar wooden platters here and the adorable card holders here.

<3 Jaclyn  

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