Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Very Hungry Caterpillar




“One Sunday morning the warm sun came up and - pop! - out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar.” 



 


“On Saturday, he ate through one piece of chocolate cake, one ice-cream cone, one pickle, one slice of Swiss cheese, one slice of salami, one lollipop, one piece of cherry pie, one sausage, one cupcake, and one slice of watermelon

That night he had a stomach ache.” 
― Eric CarleThe Very Hungry Caterpillar








And I'll leave you with a tip.....


Don't leave your babies in the bathtub with your shampoo within reach. 
(The red on P''s face is bathtub paint).

Monday, January 21, 2013

Ruffled Rainbow Tutorial

Theres something so fun about anything rainbow, and something REALLY fun about rainbow cookies. I have been itching to do more rainbow cookies since Taylors party, so I was really excited to do some last week.



Ruffled Rainbows


Rainbow Cake


So fun, right?!

So I thought I would share a little something fun for the cookie decorators out there.

Ruffled Rainbow Tutorial


For your icing: Make whatever colors you are wanting to use. Keep your icing a thick piping consistency. If you don't, your "ruffle" won't look like I ruffle. It will run together.

 #1.Outline the cloud on your cookie. I matched the invitation to the party I was doing so I outlined in teal. I have also outlined in white and they both look really cute.

#2.If you outline your cloud in a different color, wait to flood and sprinkle your sanding sugar until it is dry. If you outlined in white, immediately flood it and sprinkle it with sanding sugar.

 #3.working in whatever order you want your colors, make your ruffles, and you are done!









Sunday, January 20, 2013

Soaking Up the Sweet

I am soaking up a lot of sweetness in my life right now (hence the absence of blogging). Parker is turning into such a little boy and gets funnier by the day.


I am trying to prepare myself for kindergarten coming up in August, and it is nearly killing me. I tossed around the idea of homeschooling but after a lot of prayer have decided that's probably not the best thing for us right now.

Taylor is quickly losing all of her "baby." She is independent, sassy and hilarious. She definitely keeps me on my toes. 

And of course sweet Sawyer who will be here in April.....
(Sorry for the blurry pic)


And since I'm not busy enough with everything else, my "cookie break" has turned into taking a few orders here and there :).

I have a lot of catching up to do on cookie pics, but I'll start with a few I did for sweet Meredith. These pics are long over due but better late than never!


Carson had a "camping" themed getaway birthday with his family. Meredith knew what she wanted but let me pick all of the details. I couldn't resist the toes hanging out of the tent :).


Little Hunting Boy :).


A Manly Cake


And a dinosaur by request of the birthday boy :). 

Meredith has the sweetest family and 3 of the cutest little boys you will ever see. I hope I am part of many more birthdays to come!

Do you all remember the auction the blogger world put on to benefit Julee and Preslee?? Well, the sweetest lady won the bid, and I did some Hello Kitty cookies for her little girl.

These cookies were so special to do, because we were able to minister to Julee, and it was so neat to see people willing to give above and beyond to make that happen! Thank you Karen for your generous donation, you were a joy to do cookies for!

I love that God gives everyone different gifts and I hope that I can use mine to be a blessing to others!

"We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully."

Romans 12:6-8

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Auction for Julee

As most of you know, sweet Julee lost her husband Matt in a car accident weekend before last. I am so honored to be part of this auction to love on Julee and Preslee.

 
I will be auctioning off a credit for 2 dozen custom cookies!
Valued between $48-$72 and all shipping will also be included if highest bidder is out of town.
 
Open to U.S. residents only.
 
 
I am not taking any new orders for a while, so this gives all of you who have emailed me about orders a chance to get some cookies!
I will be donating 100% of the proceeds to the fund for Julee and Preslee.
 
To check out the other items being auctioned, visit one of these blogs:
 
 
Happy bidding!!!! 


Monday, October 8, 2012

Family Pics

First off, I want to thank everyone for the sweet comments about the new baby. We are beyond excited and grateful for another sweet baby God has chosen to entrust us with. I just thought my house was crazy now, ha!
 
A couple of weeks ago we had family pictures taken and I have had a lot of people asking who took the pictures, so I thought I would share some pics and share the photographers info!
 
Our pictures were taken by Amber, and we are SO pleased. I cannot say enough good things about the way she handled the kiddos, and how easy she was to work with. We will be using her for all of our future pictures!
 
 
I know I'm partial, but ya'll, this melts my heart.
 

This picture is sweet for two reasons:
1. Taylor's face. It sums up her personality.
2. The first pic of "the bump." I think its just now sinking in that this is really happening.
 
 

And this, just this. She's beautiful.
 
 
There is something so sweet between these two. Taylor knows who to run to for sympathy, or to get out of trouble ;).
 
 
 
And these two; I am so blessed.
 
 
My sweet boy, I love the relationship between a mom and a son. He is such a blessing.
 
 
The big announcement :).
 
 
If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you have already seen this, but I think this picture is too sweet not to share. The kids faces are priceless. :)
 
Thank you Amber!
 
If you are interested in having Amber take some pictures for you, visit her website at www.amberdickey.com. She is running a great special for the month of October; $75 for a family session and a CD to print as many prints as you would like! Fall is the perfect time for pictures, so don't miss out!


Surprise!

"From the fullness of His grace we have all received one blessing after another."
John 1:16


We are thrilled to announce we will be adding another sweet baby to our family in April.


Thursday, October 4, 2012

A Year Later.....

One year ago this month, I made my first rolled sugar cookie. I had NO idea that a year later I would have made thousands of cookies and shipped them all over the U.S. I can't tell you how much I have learned about myself and life throughout the past year. I have no doubt that God has taken me on this journey and I am excited to see what the next year brings!
So, with that said I want to say a big THANK YOU to all of my customers and readers who have been encouraging and supportive, I'm looking forward to being part of many more parties and celebrations!

I can't celebrate 1 year of baking without some cookie pictures, so here are a few of my recent orders:

 
See you late Alligator baby shower.
 

 
Brody's 4th Birthday 

 
Addi's School Bus/Chevron Birthday
 

 
A close up of the rainbow chevron.
 

 
A colorful candy birthday party.
 

 
Another monogram.
 
 
 A Lululemon inspired baby shower.
 

 

 
And a picture of me with my sweeties :).
 
I have some really fun pictures to share at the beginning of next week, make sure you don't miss it!
 
*I am not taking new orders at this time. If you have an existing order with me this does not affect you.



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