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Halloween Stencils | Simply Sweets by Honeybee
Under the Sea Stencils | Simply Sweets by Honeybee
Stenciled Cupcakes | Simply Sweets by Honeybee

Slice of Life: 5-16-16

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Hello there. It's been a long time since I've last posted so I wanted to pop in for an update. A lot has been happening in my life. I lost two of my dogs in less than a year's time. One to cancer and one to kidney disease. My dogs are children to me, as I don't have children, so you can imagine that I took these losses very hard. My parents had a rough patch with some medical issues but are doing much better now. It was a stressful time because I was unable to go and help them out but thankfully my sister was. I'm so grateful that she was able to be there for them when they needed help. … [Continue reading...]

Plan with Me: Fall Theme

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Hello there! My work life has been so stressful lately that I haven't been doing any baking. I just want to veg out and watch TV when I get home from work and on my off days. I've been watching a lot of YouTube videos as well which is how I discovered my newest obsession -- decorating my planner. I've watched so many videos over the last couple months that I decided to take the plunge and try my hand at decorating my planner. I've done a total of four decorated spreads. This week was my fourth and it's a fall theme to celebrate the first day of fall this Wednesday. I thought it would be a … [Continue reading...]

Simply Sweet Stencils: Halloween Stencils

Halloween Stencils | Simply Sweets by Honeybee

I'm back with another short and sweet post. As promised I told you that I was going to share more of the stencils that I've listed in my shop. This time it's Halloween stencils. Just like last time I made a short video showing all the stencils. They are stenciled on Notta Cookies which are 3 1/2" in size to give you an idea of scale. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0Fyoe6lwcY I plan on working on more stencils this weekend but I'm not sure that I'll do these types of posts will all my new additions. I just wanted to try something different. I have a lot of post ideas jotted down … [Continue reading...]

Simply Sweet Stencils: Under the Sea

Under the Sea Stencils | Simply Sweets by Honeybee

Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend. I spent the weekend working on stencils for my shop. In the next couple of days I'll be sharing them with you. Here are the first ones that I've listed. I like to call them under the sea stencils for lack of better wording. You can see them in this video I've made. I design all stencils with a 3" cookie in mind. The Notta Cookies shown are 3 1/2" so this will give you perspective to the size of the stencils. Visit my shop here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUpnMk31FJ0&feature=youtu.be Thanks for stopping by today! … [Continue reading...]

Stenciled Cupcakes

Stenciled Cupcakes | Simply Sweets by Honeybee

Do you know what the hardest part of a blog post is for me? The dang intro. I always struggle with how to begin the post. I'll sit and stare at my screen for a long time trying to figure out what to say. It's complete madness. So here we go. For quite some time I've been wanting to try my hand at stenciled cupcakes. Not fondant covered cupcakes but buttercream iced cupcakes. The buttercream I use is a crusting one so I knew that I could smooth it out to look like fondant and the stencils wouldn't stick to the icing. I'm quite pleased with how they turned out. They're not perfect but … [Continue reading...]

Royal Icing Recipe Video

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It's been quite awhile since I last posted. I apologize for being MIA but I needed a little break. I'm ready to start posting again more regularly. I'm keeping it short and simple today. When brainstorming ideas I thought it would be a good idea to film the making of my royal icing recipe. I've shared the written recipe here with pictures but sometimes it's nice to see things in action. … [Continue reading...]

Slice of Life Sundays: 6-28-15

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Good morning! I woke up late this morning. I usually set an alarm every day of the week or else I won't wake up but last night I forgot to set an alarm so I slept in until about 8:45. Now I feel like I'm going to be racing all day to get everything done but that's not too late so I don't know why I feel this way. We got some crazy storms last night. So much lightning and thunder. I'm able to sleep through storms so thankfully it didn't prevent me from getting to sleep. We've had a break from the last real big storms we had so the flooded areas have had time to go down. However, last night I … [Continue reading...]

One Cool Pop Father’s Day Card

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I feel like the white rabbit. Always late to the party. I swear one day I'll get my act together but if you're a long time follower of the blog then you know that I'm probably late posting ideas 95% of the time. This one is no exception. Father's Day has come and gone but I was determined to still get this post up and not save it for next year. I made a stencil for Father's Day that was intended to go with a set of cookies. Popsicle cookies to be exact. It says One Cool Pop. Brilliant right? Well those cookies never happened and I didn't list the stencil on time in my shop so I was just … [Continue reading...]

Pantry Makeover

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Hello there. It's been forever and a day since I've done a post. I won't get into detail but I've got some family stuff going on with my parents so it's been a difficult time for me to concentrate on blogging. They're fine. Nothing life threatening. Just getting older and I worry so much about them. Ever since I've been seeing a new acupuncturist I've been feeling a lot better and have had a lot more energy to do things around my house. One thing that was in desperate need of cleaning was my pantry. It was a complete disaster zone. It got to the point where I didn't work on purging it … [Continue reading...]

Slice of Life Sundays: 5-31-15

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I can't believe it's the last day of May. Pretty soon we'll be seeing Christmas stuff in the stores which is crazy. I think last year Hobby Lobby was clearing their shelves and getting ready in June. I had planned a Hobby Lobby visit yesterday but didn't make it because more horrendous storms blew in. The lightning, thunder and rain were crazy. I was just happy to make it home safely. I went to acupuncture yesterday. I'm going to a new place. The other lady I was seeing started being kind of quackish. The place I'm going now is run by a husband and wife. The office is very clean and zen. … [Continue reading...]