Stars, Stripes, and Fireworks

  Hello Everyone and Happy Independence Day! I hope everybody has been enjoying this long beautiful weekend.  We’ve been spending time with family, eating all the classic bad-for-you summer type foods, and getting some pool time in.  I love the 4th for the fireworks celebrations too of course.  This year because Miss Samantha is still… Continue reading Stars, Stripes, and Fireworks

Dinosaurs and Eggs

  Hello Everyone, Sorry I was absent last week.  We were on vacation visiting family out of state.  Twelve hour car ride with the little ones was an adventure to say the least!  But, we’re back now.   On to cookies!  For this week I have some dinosaurs for you.  Why dinosaurs you ask? Because… Continue reading Dinosaurs and Eggs

Baby Shower Cookies

Hello Everyone! Several weeks ago I saw these cookie cutters at the Michaels and well, I just had to have them.  Mostly for the bear, to be honest.  Look at how cute he is!  I had this idea to make some baby shower cookies with bears and duckies, but then as I was cutting the… Continue reading Baby Shower Cookies

Graduation Cookies

Hello Everyone.  Happy Memorial Day and congrats to the class of 2016!  I’m super proud of my little sister Nicole who just graduated from college this month.  For this weekend’s party I broke out my brand-spanking-new graduation cookie cutters and gave them a whirl. Couple things, off the bat.  See these delightful little tassels on… Continue reading Graduation Cookies

Simple Baptism Crosses

After last week’s fancy cookies I wanted to take a step back and do something simple.  These crosses were an experiment for a christening coming up next month.  The coloring was significantly more cooperative with these.  Blue… and blue.  But only a tiny bit of blue.  Almost none at all really.  I almost ruined it with… Continue reading Simple Baptism Crosses

Sparkly Princess Cookies

Hello Everyone!  In honor of my little girl’s first school dance I decided to make some princess cookies for her.  Here she is, all dolled up for her dance.  Once again, I am amazed how fast they grow up.  This Mother’s Day was one of reflection, remembering my own childhood with my mother and these… Continue reading Sparkly Princess Cookies

Mother’s Day Basket

  Hello Everyone! I wanted to do something a little different for Mother’s Day in honor of my own mother.  I know that if I have any artistic skill, then it came from her.  And while a plate of cookies is always a wonderful thing, I wanted to combine the traditional flower arrangement gift with… Continue reading Mother’s Day Basket

Library Week

Hello Everyone and Happy Library Week! Many of you might not know this, but along with the baking and mommying I am also an academic librarian.  So I  ❤ libraries, and you should too. National Library Week is from April 10th-16th this year.  The week is dedicated to raising awareness of all the services libraries… Continue reading Library Week