cookie exchange series 6

These sugared cranberries are so wonderful! Thanks, Marlene, for bringing them!


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 3/4 cup superfine sugar


  1. Combine granulated sugar and water in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring mixture until sugar dissolves. Bring to a simmer; remove from heat. (Do not boil or the cranberries may pop when added.) Stir in cranberries; pour mixture into a bowl. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain cranberries in a colander over a bowl, reserving steeping liquid, if desired. Place superfine sugar in a shallow dish. Add the cranberries, rolling to coat with sugar. Spread sugared cranberries in a single layer on a baking sheet; let stand at room temperature 1 hour or until dry.
  3. Note: The steeping liquid clings to the berries and helps the sugar adhere. Store in an airtight container in a cool place for up to a week.

have fun at work, or else

Every year at work, we parody the Office. Here is the shot we are copying this year. Michelle is going to finish the shot and turn it into an ad for our winter conference. Last year, we copied this one. It turned out so awesome! I can’t wait to see how this year’s turns out. Thanks to Betsy for getting me in this shot!


For my first senior portrait session, I got to shoot Taylor. She loves books, wants to be a missionary and is looking at a bunch of different colleges to attend next fall. We had such a good time today enjoying a beautiful fall day. I am loving the pictures I took, and I am excited for her whole family to see them. I told Taylor when I took this one, that her mom would not want this one shown to the boys. ;) Isn’t she beautiful!?!