I am a stay at home mom, wife, cookie maker, and domestic goddess (so I like to believe...but I know I'm not....just don't burst the bubble....)

A little about me:
I grew up in Texas.  Texas is my motherland.  Enough said about that.  No matter where I roam, Texas will always be in my heart and engrained into my being.  I attended Baylor University in Waco, TX (when all of our athletics stunk) and studied Nutrition and Food Science.  There I met this gorgeous man that would YEARS later become my husband and father to my current and future children.  After college I moved to Dallas where I worked as a Personal Trainer and spent many a rambunctious evening experiencing youth and the night life with my best friend Kim.  Much shenanigans and tom foolery....

But yes, the love bug lured me happily into marriage.  I married my handsome hubby in Houston and promptly moved to Virginia, right outside DC.  Virginia is beautiful.....very beautiful, but it isn't Texas, so we moved back to Dallas, Texas when I was 8 months pregnant.  We had our beautiful baby girl, and then 2 years later we moved to Missouri.  Joplin, Missouri -3 months post tornado - in to a damaged home that we renovated and made our own.  And here is where I live, surrounded by my in-laws on the edge of a cute, historic and friendly town.

I started this blog in late 2008 due to the incessant nagging of my mother.  They always say mother knows best...you would think that in my 20's I would have learned that lesson...  Anyway, I started blogging, talking about nothing really.  I was a new mom and had only even heard of the blogging world maybe 2 months before I decided to launch my own.  So I was basically clueless...

But eventually I found cookies, and then I suddenly had something to write about.  And soon after I was so busy with cookies that I didn't have time to write at all!!!

How did I get into cookies?  Well, a friend of mine was having a bachelorette party in New Orleans.  I was going to make cupcakes, but the maid of honor really wanted to make cupcakes, so I opted to make something different.  I always thought sugar cookies were impossible.  But I was in need of something edible and festive that would travel.  So I Googled.  Google is my boyfriend.  And found a small handful of sites that had tips and tutorials.  Cookies weren't as big then you know.... Anyway, I gave it a shot.  And got hooked.  And I've never stopped.

Since moving to Missouri I have had to stop selling cookies due to the way the laws are set up in my county.  (And really y'all I am ok with it!!)  But I could never give up cookies.  Over the years I have learned some valuable cookie lessons the hard way and this is the place where I want to share these lessons with you.  I'm not all about cookies tho.  My first love (outside God and my family) is food.  Second is makeup...but that's a whole different blog.  Don't be surprised if you see a random photo, or rant, or recipe that's completely un-cookie related.

So please, read, subscribe, enjoy.  :)

I do not take cookie orders at this time.  :(

But I am available to answer questions or simply have a chat any time (or whenever I get a minute away from being a domestic goddess...)

Please direct all questions or private comments to alibeesbakeshop@gmail.com and I will get back to you as soon as I possibly can.


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