Baking Is My Stress Reliever!!

Haha. Like my title? Baking definitely is a stress reliever, as is running of course! They kind of balance each other out :) I made some super yummy cookies today!! They are a favorite in our household. Check out the recipe on my recipe page for my All Time Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies! Best recipe ever! And I kicked them up a notch today by adding Heath bar to them also!



Like my double decker cooling rack? It’s actually triple decker if you need it to be!! Love it! Got it as a wedding gift :)

These cookies are so yum-o! Glad I have good friends I can pawn them off on (Brandi) so I won’t turn into a blimp from eating them all!! Try this recipe out and let me know what you think!


On to my first and most important stress reliever, running. I think I might go crazy if I couldn’t run, seriously! It keeps me sane with all the craziness going on in my life (mostly school related). Today I had a 4 miler on the schedule. I didn’t set my alarm because I have a special dog who likes to wake me up at the crack of dawn. This morning, Sadie decided 5:40am was the perfect time to get me up to go running. She was actually right! It was already light out, hot, and humid. The sun was still behind the clouds, which was perfect! But, I still managed to be drenched when I finished! Crazy humidity!! I took this run nice and slow and it felt great!! I really love my 4 mile route by my house. Lots and lots of hills! Yes, I’m the crazy girl who enjoys running hills :) I’ve been having a lot of issues with my plantar fascitis, but it wasn’t too bad on this run, which is nice for a change. I’ve really been making it a point to stretch and ice everyday. Seems to be working. I wish it would just go away, but it’s been around for quite awhile and is something I think I just have to deal with. But anyway, all together great run!! And tomorrow I start my Women Run Memphis training group!! I’m excited! I decided to switch from the intermediate 2 group to the Advanced group after talking to someone who’s done the program before. Makes me nervous to be in a group called “Advanced” but I’m sure it will be fine! Can’t wait!!

Well friends, I’m trying to get some relaxing in before another hectic school week starts! Have a wonderful night and a fabulous Monday!!


  1. Those cookies look awesome! Especially with the heath bar addition!

  2. I always like baking for people (so I don't eat what I make). Great job n the 4 mile run. Hills and humidity are not the best combo

  3. Baking is definitely great stress relief!! :)