A Real Urban Mom riding the 2015 Subaru Legacy

Guys I’m super excited to say this… my family and I are test driving the 2015 Subaru Legacy! We will have the car for a whole week and we’ve already been putting that baby to use. We’ve ran errands, did last minute Christmas shopping, dropped off gifts and picked some up from family and friends. Whew!

The funny thing is the car just fits perfectly in our life. It’s not too big and it’s not too small. Our boys fit comfortably in the back and have some room to move around and Dennis has enough leg room when driving and being a passenger (he’s 6ft.) Since I’m short I love the fact the seats can be moved by a push of a button.

The gas mileage on this car has been amazing, we have been all over Chicago and we still have more than a half tank of gas! I’m impressed. I’ll keep you guys posted on what else the Subaru can do later this week!

image

Keep an eye out on us on social media because videos and pictures are being uploaded constantly! We are loving this car and super blessed to have it for a whole week!

Tomorrow isn’t promised

Two days ago we said goodbye to my Father-in-Law. My husband lost his father and my children lost their grandfather. I was left speechless because I honestly thought he would recover from his sickness and things would be like normal or even better. Sadly that didn’t happen.

Death is going to happen, I understand that people are born and that people pass away, but when it hits home it’s a different story. The thought of a loved one no longer being around stings…memories of the past flash in your head and then you realize that you have to go on without this person. Pain.

A funeral is reminder to live. It’s a PSA to not take life for granted and to love those near to you like there is no tomorrow because sadly there might not be.

Hold your kids a little tighter tonight and make sure your family and friends know you love them.

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

So I joined my friend Natasha from HousefulOfNicholes on her #HousefulOfCookies challenge! 11 days of cookies recipes are on her blog and my recipe will make it 12. I’m not a baker at all, but I wanted to push myself this Holiday season. So I attempted to make Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies with the kiddos!

image

So I’ll be honest my husband Dennis helped me mix the ingredients together because my mixing skills aren’t the best. Another confession I left the cookies in a little to long so they weren’t super chewy. But they were good! And I will make them again soon, but won’t keep them in the oven as long. All my friends enjoyed them so that’s all that matters!

image

The time it took me (my husband) to  blend and prep was about 10 minutes.

Baking time was around 10 minutes.

These cookies are good, simple, and cheap to make!

image

What do I need to make them?

1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1 stick of butter

How to make them??

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips.
When blended, mix in the chocolate chips.
Make 2 inch balls and place on a greased cookie sheet. You don’t want to make them too big because they do spread.
Bake for 9 to 10 minutes. Let the cookies sit on the cookies sheet for about 30 seconds to 1 minute before letting cool on a wire rack.
Makes around a dozen small cookies.

Make a dozen and let me know how it goes!

Hello, December!

image

Whoa! The last month of 2015!!! Can you believe it?? I can’t. It seems like yesterday was Just the beginning. Sigh. I’m thankful for another year and to grow old, but it’s just happening so fast.

I plan on soaking up every day of December. Watching my boys grow up and trying new things. I want to live life a little more structured in 2016. For some reason 2015 was so random and kind of free spirited which isn’t bad, but with life being so short I think I should plan more and stick to it.

Anyways, enough of my random venting I want to wish you nothing, but blessings, peace, and fun this month. Enjoy your family, friends, and food!

Xoxo,

Keyonda