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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tis the season...

I'm really feeling the holiday spirit. I can't believe Walmart is already playing Christmas tunes! I'm totally GIDDY!!!

Which is why I don't mind that I bombarded myself with cookies this week. I finished a dozen horn of plenty cookies for a gal at work that turned out ADORABLE! I'm doing some pumpkins for my cousin's holiday party which she came over and helped me get going.. and that was a HUGE help. Of course, Thanksgiving would not be complete without beautiful place settings... so my contribution to our feast is going to be individually personalized turkey cookies to be used as placecards! YAY! I can't wait to share the pics...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

new cookies!

I recently added a bunch of cookies to my picasa album.. including my current favorites - the cinderella cookies for my cousin alyssa's birthday! I think that these cookies definitely rival my butterfly cookies as my personal choice for the best I have ever done!

I also added fruit and veggie cookies that I gave to my parents as part of their anniversary gift - the other part was a fresh produce delivery box for 4 weeks.. hence the theme.

I made favors for my nephew's preschool's halloween party - all bagged and tied with "trick-or-treat" ribbon.

As you can see from the "bud light" cookies.. beer is a common theme in my family. They are definitely fun to make and I am open to the challenge of new brands! I still need to add my brother's birthday cookies and my dad and step-mom's anniversary cookies. Coming soon!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Talk to me tuesday..

I have the pictures of my personalized sugar cookies from last year on my picasaweb account, but I wanted to put them up here as a "talk to me tuesday" link from tipjunkie. Hope you enjoy!

It's just a simple sugar cookie with colored royal icing. Really fun to make!

If you wanted, you could even punch holes in the cookies when they first come out of the oven using a straw and tie them to packages as edible gift tags!!

Monday, September 22, 2008

weekend of celebration!

Before this weekend, it had been a while since I had made cookies. I was on a streak during the summer with birthdays, showers, anniversaries, etc... but things slowed down a bit. I was excited to get creative and make some cookies for my dad and step-mom's anniversary, and my little brother's 16th birthday!

I had to really contemplate what to make for them since they are all very active, outdoorsy people.. and generic hearts and balloons just won't cut it in this family! So, I made quads, a minivan (my little brother's hand-me-down car), and car keys for the 16th birthday... and for the anniversary I made their 2 dogs, Shelby and Maiya, camouflage hearts and lounge chairs. I can't wait to put up photos!

Fun times! I'm so excited for the holidays!

Thursday, September 18, 2008


Ever since "business" has picked up... in that I'm baking more often than ever... I haven't had a chance to put together a place for my cookie pictures. Since I'm not a professional or anything, I wanted to keep it casual, so I decided to use what I initially put some cookie pictures on... my google account!

Check out for most of the cookies I have done. Although, it does still need to be slightly updated with a few more that I can't seem to track down! That's what happens when you move, I guess.. things get lost in the shuffle.

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