Friday, July 13, 2012

PINspiration & Baby Shower Cookies (well...almost)

I've been spending an insane amount of time on Pinterest lately.  It's quite embarrassing actually!  I think I'm on that site from the moment I wake up until I go to bed.  Sad, huh?  I have to say though that I have discovered some great ideas on that site so it's not all that bad!! 

Case in point...I couldn't have come across this pin of a baby bunting cookie tutorial by Glorious Treats at a better time.  I knew these cookies would be perfect for my niece's (almost) baby shower because they would match her invitations!

invitation and cookie
I was a little worried about getting the colors right, but then I remembered reading a post on Sweet Sugarbelle's blog about using ivory to make "off-colors."  Thanks to her tutorial, I was able to get the colors pretty close!  If you haven't done so already, you should really check out her blog.  She is A-MAZ-ING!!

I tried to make some of the cookies look like brooches and made some cute little hearts too.

baby bunting cookies and hearts
"brooches" and hearts

Well...they were almost baby shower cookies until...

The night before I was going to send the cookies off to my niece, the hubby and I got a text announcing that baby Zoey had arrived!  She is one beautiful baby girl!!  I went ahead and sent the cookies off anyway.  Now, they will be attached to the new invitations announcing the new date for the "Welcome Zoey" party! 

Z is for Zoey

Hope you all have a good night!  
Until next time!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Happy 4th!

Happy 4th everyone!

I know, I know...I'm a couple days late.  

Hope everyone enjoyed the holiday.  What did ya'll do?  The hubby and I decided to invite some friends and family over for some good ol' American BBQ.  We enjoyed our hot dogs and hamburgers and of course...cookies!!

stars and stripes



The cool thing about the street I live on is that everyone comes out to celebrate and set off fireworks during the holiday.  It's always nice to see everyone being so neighborly!

Well folks, I'm keeping this post short and sweet.

Until next time!!

Sunday, July 1, 2012


Before school let out, my friend Kristin asked if I would make some cookies for her adorable son Miles' birthday.  The party was going to be based on Where the Wild Things Are, a famous children's book written by Maurice Sendak.

I have to admit that I was quite nervous when she told me what the theme was, but I had a lot of time to think about how I would make the cookies.

Well...a couple of weeks before Miles' party, I still had NO IDEA how I was going to make the cookies.  I looked for inspiration in the book itself and even Google-d images of other "Where the Wild Things Are" cookies, but could not make a decision!

Finally, I came across an image of the crown Max wears in the story.  Since the monsters were too hard to make, I decided why not make cookies with crowns on them.  After all, the crown is a recognizable symbol from the book.

I had some extra cookie dough and icing so I decided to do a trial run and...umm...yeah...I was NOT HAPPY with how they turned out!  I decided to abandon that idea and do more brainstorming.

A few days before I had to start on the cookies, my niece Alee was visiting.  We were talking about the cookies when she encouraged me to go ahead and try making the monster.  She also suggested icing the colors of the monster's sweater behind his image.

Well, I guess I just needed that little bit of encouragement because the cookie went from this

boring old crown

to this
hello monster!

Kristin was expecting to get crown cookies so she was quite surprised when she saw the cookies I ended up making!  She placed them in plastic bags and topped them with a label made by our friend Cynthia.

wrapped and ready to be given out as favors

So...thanks to Alee for the encouragement!!  
monsters never looked so cute!
Until next time!

P.S.  Check out Kristin's blog Yum Belly