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Let’s Chat

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Hello there. How's the weather in your neck of the woods? Houston has gotten some crazy rain and had horrible flooding. I'm sure many of you have seen pictures and videos on the news. Thankfully I live away from the flooded areas. We just got torrential rains last night with horrible thunder and lightning. Thankful to not be dealing with flooding. I thought I'd pop in and do a post to just chat. Are you a person that hinders your own growth? I certainly am and wanted to talk about it. When I started blogging back in 2011 it was simply a blog to share my cookie creations with family, friends … [Continue reading...]

Mother’s Day Card

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I looked at the calendar a couple of days ago and realized that this Sunday is Mother's Day. I panicked. I thought it was next week. I had to make a card for my Mother stat. A watercolored background is one of the simplest ways to add impact to a card I've found. I also love incorporating dies for sentiments and added features. When I need a quick card it's the way to go. … [Continue reading...]

April Favorites

April-Favorites

I think I say this every month but I can't believe that a new month is already upon us. I missed doing a favorites post last month so this post is a combination of March and April Favorites. Let's get to it. 1) Serial Podcast -- This was one of my March favorites that I didn't post about last month. To say that I was obsessed with this podcast is an understatement. I finished it in two days. I was late discovering this podcast as it was a sensation when it first began airing in October of 2014. It follows the case of a murdered high school student named Hae Min Lee. The murder occurred … [Continue reading...]

Princess Baby Shower Cookies

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I recently completed some princess baby shower cookies for a friend and wanted to share them with you. When I've made cookies in the past I've always been concerned with being so innovative and creative with my designs that it's held me back. I spent so much time contemplating how to make my cookies different from others that I stood in the way of my own creative process. I'm trying to step away from that mentality and focus instead on simpler designs with a clean look to them. You can spend a few hours on cookies or a few gazillion hours and the end result is the same. They end up … [Continue reading...]

Slice of Life Sundays: 4-19-15

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It's been a hot minute since I've done one of these posts. I was busy getting a bunch of stencils made for an event that I was helping sponsor. The event was yesterday. I hope that the attendees liked my stencils. It's a challenge trying to grow a small business and also working a full-time job. I also love blogging and I've been putting my blogging on the back burner as I've been working on stencils and fulfilling orders. It's driving me nuts because the desire to blog is so strong. It's definitely challenging trying to balance everything that I want to do in terms of blogging and my stencil … [Continue reading...]

Easter Goodie Bag

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I know I've been extremely absent from the blog with the exception of a Slice of Life post here & there as well as a random post on occassion. I'm trying my best to get back to a schedule of posting more regularly. For those that are still following and sticking with me I really appreciate it. When I lost my dog in December it hit me like a freight train. First, her illness that started the first day of November literally came out of nowhere. There were no signs that anything was wrong. She literally went from normal to very sick overnight. Then dealing  with her leukemia diagnosis and … [Continue reading...]

Slice of Life Sundays: 3-22-15

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It's officially spring! I love this time of year so much. Friday was a really gloomy day so it didn't feel like spring at all. Then yesterday it rained pretty much all day long so it felt even less like spring. Today the sun is out and it looks like it's going to be a nice day. Hallelujah! We've got several errands to run so this weather will be great to be out in. I'm keeping today's post short because I need to get a stencil order filled and get going with our errands. … [Continue reading...]

February Favorites

February-Favorites

This post is overdue. We're the 7th of March and I planned on posting this earlier but things have been crazy. You know that saying "when it rains it pours"? Well that's a true statement. My husband has been battling a bad cold so it's been hard for me to get much done. I've been dealing with my wrist pain issues. I was supposed to get an MRI and nerve test done Thursday but there was a mix up with the scheduling and neither test was done. I have to wait until later this month to get them done. It's so frustrating but I'm taking a new medication and so far it's helping. I have less pain and my … [Continue reading...]

Happy Cupcake Stamp Watercolor Art

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Today is a special day. I had the awesome opportunity to get together with many other cookie artists to surprise Krista of Drawn with Character. Krista is designing stamps for Whimsy Stamps and she just launched her first designs. At the time I purchased mine she had three designs and I got them all. Now she has seven designs available. Today we are flooding social media with projects we made using her stamps as a show of support for her new venture. If you search Facebook and Instagram for #drawnwithcharacter you can see everyone's projects. You'll find a mix of decorated cookies and … [Continue reading...]

Slice of Life Sundays: 2-15-15

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Hello friends. Hope you're having a good Sunday. It's gloomy here and it's making me want to be lazy but we have so much to do today including meeting some friends for lunch. We haven't seen them since November. It's been too long. I also want to go to Ikea and get a Raskog cart. These carts used to be $49.99 but I found out from a friend that they are $29.99 now. I put off getting one because I thought they were too expensive. Now the price is right. … [Continue reading...]