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Baby Shoe Cookies {A Royal Baby Shower}

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I was thrilled when Michelle of Make Me Cake Me, Hani of Haniela's & Mike of Semi Sweet invited me to be a part of a virtual baby shower for Sweet Sugarbelle {Callye} & LilaLoa {Georganne}. If you're not familiar with Callye & Georganne then you're likely new to cookies. In the cookie world they are known as cookie royalty. They are idols to so many with their innovative designs, endless creativity and willingness to share their knowledge of all things cookie. What better way to celebrate the birth of their daughters than with a royal baby shower? What makes this shower so special … [Continue reading...]

Slice of Life Sundays: 4-13-14

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Hello friends. Just wanted to write and let you know that I'm alive and well. It's been quite some time since I did a Slice of Life Sundays post. I've been taking a little breather and I recently went on vacation to visit my parents. We had a really nice visit. Work's been a little hectic. The downside of going on vacation is coming back to piles of work. I've become obsessed with paper crafting. I've been watching lots of videos on You Tube trying to absorb knowledge. It's a foreign world to me and so out of my element. I tried my hand at copic coloring and was quite pleased with my first … [Continue reading...]

Inspiration Challenge: Down the Rabbit Hole

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This month's challenge was a bit of a doozie for me. When I first heard the theme I had a total block. Then my mind starting thinking about Easter. I had plans to make a cake or cupcake that literally represented a rabbit going down a hole. As time was getting closer to have my post done (I procrastinated as usual) I decided the easiest thing to do was take an Alice in Wonderland approach and make these. The inspiration for these cookies came from a hat that I saw at Hobby Lobby. It instantly screamed Mad Hatter and the ears incorporated the rabbit element for the challenge. I'm … [Continue reading...]

Decoupage Eggs

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Hello friends. Hope you had a great weekend. I spent mine getting my house cleaned up before I go on vacation. I like to come home to a clean house. I also did some crafting. I've never been the type of person to decorate my mantel for every holiday but I decided to give it a try and decorate for Easter. One of the the things I made was these decoupage eggs. I haven't done decoupage in years. I'm talking since I was a young girl. My mother is the crafter in our family and I have fond memories of sitting down with her and helping her craft. One of the things she loved to do was … [Continue reading...]

Slice of Life Sundays: 3-16-14

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Warning: This post may contain spoilers for Scandal & The Walking Dead. Hello my friends. It's been awhile since we last chatted. I didn't do a Slice of Life Sundays post for two weeks. Truth be told I just wasn't feeling it. As some of you know I've been struggling with a muscle spasm in my shoulder and back. It started in January and is taking it's sweet time healing. I'm getting less & less flare ups so I'm confident that I'm close to not having problems with it anymore. I've had to take it easy which is hard for me. I always have 10 million things on my mind that I want to get … [Continue reading...]

Easy Leprechaun Beard Cookies

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With St. Patrick's Day approaching I thought I'd show you a really easy and quick way to make leprechaun beard cookies. They're so simple that you could get the kids involved in making them. Pair them with shamrocks and you'll have a fun and festive platter for your party. The idea for these cookies came from my Santa mustache & beard cookies. I used a six petal flower this time instead of an eight. Leprechauns freak me out and this is a great way to not have to worry about faces. The cookies are so simple to make that a tutorial isn't really needed but I snapped a couple pics … [Continue reading...]

Inspiration Challenge: The Sky {Paper Flowers}

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I know what y'all are thinking. What on Earth is "The Sky" challenge? Believe me I had a hard time coming up with a plan for this one. The only thing that kept coming to mind is rainbows. Rainbows are in the sky and with St. Patrick's Day approaching they would be perfect. So I was all set to make some cookies with rainbows on them but I just couldn't get myself to make them. When we did our first yearly challenge they were strictly for cookies. This time around we can do anything. I wanted to truly challenge myself to come up with something other than cookies. Friday a package arrived at my … [Continue reading...]

Triple Chocolate Muffin Tops

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I recently purchased a muffin top pan and have had muffins on the brain ever since. I finally got a chance to put the pan to use with these triple chocolate muffin tops. They combine dutch process cocoa powder, milk chocolate chips and semi-sweet chocolate chips. The addition of chocolate jimmies as a garnish adds that extra little something. They are chocolatey goodness my friends. My favorite part of a muffin is the top so now I can enjoy a muffin without the added bulk of eating a full one. These are in no way trying to mimic the healthy muffin tops you can purchase at the super … [Continue reading...]

Slice of Life Sundays: 2-23-14

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Happy Sunday friends. Hope you had a great week. Mine went by super fast. Right now I'm up to my elbows in cleaning, going through junk mail and taxes. Dreaded taxes!!! Every year I say I'm going to get more organized and it doesn't happen. I have receipts strewn all over the house. It's a mess! Yesterday I went to see my chiropractor. I always enjoy the muscle stimulation part of my visit. The electric currents massage the muscles and help them relax. It's also good to help relieve swelling or so the doctor says. Ever since I refinished the table and chairs for my kitchen I just haven't been … [Continue reading...]

My Royal Icing Recipe

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Sharing my royal icing recipe with you has been a long time coming. I've been hesitant to share it not because it's top secret but because I fear the responses to it. I don't want people to say I made your recipe and it didn't work. My friend Callye {Sweet Sugarbelle} is about the only person that can convince me to share my recipe. She recently shared her updated recipe and then shared recipes of fifteen other decorators. She's hosting a link up for us to share our recipes and this convinced me to go for it. Let me start by saying that it took me about a year to a year and a half to find … [Continue reading...]