Friday, April 1, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Our friends, Matt and Kristina, love the outdoors so I thought it would be great to make some woodland themed cookies. The original plan was to make more gnome cookies, but the plans changed and I like the mix I came up with instead.
I think this little owl guy is my favorite, as always I love owls!!! Their older daughter Haley, who just turned two, loved them as well- she too is an owl lover : ) She's such a cutie pie, when we went to visit she kept calling Finley "my baby sister Finley"- adorable!
Congratulations Peterson family- welcome gnome baby Finley!
Monday, March 21, 2011
100% of the proceeds go toward the Thompson's adoption fund giving hope to a child in need. The Thompsons have also decided to personally match 9% raised from the auction to donate to Japan relief efforts.
Please pray for the Thompson family as they begin their adoption journey and please help by spreading the word- Thank you!
Below are a few of my favorite items from the auction:
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Perhaps some of you know, my sister Desiree and her husband Aaron are planning to adopt and are having an auction to raise funds for their adoption. So far over 85 items have been donated! The auction begins this Monday, March 21st. Mother's day is right around the corner- there are plenty of items to choose from!
Below are a few pictures of one of the items I donated that will be up for auction. It is an Olive Green diaper/messenger bag. The bag features one large zip pocket facing two medium pockets on the inside. The back of the bag has a large pocket, great for books or magazines. And the sides each have an elastic pocket to hold in baby or water bottles.
Giving a little of your Green means helping to give love and hope to a child in need. Please consider bidding on some of the items up for auction and spreading the word.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Monday, February 28, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
So what have I been up to you ask? I've been busy baking and decorating birds. After seeing my Super Bowl cookies a few weeks ago; Maureen, my internship supervisor, asked me to make cookie favors for a baby shower she was planning. Fast forward to this week and I'm baking 60 some cookies. Not to mention, our apartment has turned into a mini birdie bakery : )
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Also check out these 22 Ridiculous Things You Didn't Know About U.S. Presidents. There's some interesting facts... Like, did you know James A. Garfield was ambidextrous?
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
Two more days until the SUPER BOWL!!! I've just finished up my game day cookies and I couldn't be more excited to share them with you : )
To decorate my Super Bowl cookies I used a combination of Wilton's FoodWriters and Royal Icing. I love the way the FoodWriters look on my NFL logo cookie. It was a lot easier to use the markers then having to make two more different colors of icing just to get the blue and the red.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Monday, January 31, 2011
I semi-followed this tutorial from the University of Cookie. I won't actually be making the cookies until later this week, so we'll see how they actually turn out. I adapted the "cutters" from my sketch of super bowl cookie ideas below.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Seth and I had our pictures taken on a beautiful October afternoon by our wonderful photographer Nicole Utecht- she is amazingly talented! We wern't sure what to expect at first but she was so sweet and made us feel really comfortable. We're so excited to have her as our wedding photographer as well!
The pictures turned out amazing- I just love all the different shots she captured! Below are a few of my favorite photos. Be sure to check out Nicole's photo blog to view more from the shoot.
We're not a bad looking couple... if I do say so myself : ) 219 Days to go!
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
So you may have noticed that many of my new Wordless Wednesday posts are dessert related... I've been obsessed with dessert/candy buffets lately. Mainly because Seth and I have decided instead of a traditional wedding cake to opt for a dessert buffet table. Of course it will be baseball themed, so we've been coming up with all sorts of treats that can fit in with our theme.
A few weeks ago I found this great petits four tutorial on an amazing sweets blog i am baker, by Amanda. For the petits fours Amanda uses oreo cakesters- how simple is that! As a surprise I decided to try them out and make some to surprise Seth when he got home from work. Instead of using royal icing for the toppers I used white chocolate that I colored with Wilton food coloring.
It's not the greatest picture... but I think they turned out great! Seth thought they were amazing and they were pretty yummy too. Thanks for the tutorial Amanda!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
I've had this adorable fabric for a while now and have been waiting for the perfect project to use it on- I just love how it turned out, what do you think?