Amy Atlas’s Sweet Designs {Giveaway}

G’mornin everyone!  You know when you go on a trip with several of your closest friends, and you stay up until four am three nights in a row even though you know you have to get up at seven?  Well, that’s what I am recovering from.  So please forgive any typos, weird grammatical errors, my extreme fondness of ellipses and parentheses, and the complete lack of cookies in this post.  I had the best of plans, but well, you know…

As a cookie designer, I am always on the lookout for inspiration.  I constantly scour magazines, Pinterest, and many other places for fun fresh ideas.  I have several go-to spots but one of my favorite resources are party planners and party planning websites like, you know, AMY ATLAS.

If you don’t know this gal, well, I can honestly say, you might be living in a cave because her amazing parties have even made it all the way out here to West Texas. {I am pre-apologizing to those who might really not know her…if you didn’t, you do now, so you can forget about the cave comment.}

Anywho, Amy, one of the most inspiring party planners around, has a new book, Sweet Designs, and I’ve got two…one for me, and one for you! It is full of fresh fun ideas that you will love. Like this beautiful vineyard arrangement…

or a table full of zigzags….

And my personal favorite…this BEE-utiful, bee-inspired tablescape .  I must have gotten twenty-five ideas from this one alone!


Even though I ran short on baking time this go around, you’ll be seeing a lot of Amy-inspired ideas in the near future.

Now for the fun stuff.  Like I said, I have two of these babies, and in the interest of filling the world with more cute cookies {or sweets in general} one of them {courtesy of Amy Atlas} is for you!!!

All you need to do is leave a {NICE} comment.  You can just say hi, or if you’re feeling type-y tell me what inspires you {or that I am the prettiest girl alive}.  That’s simple enough right?  You have until midnight April 30th to do it.

Okay, bear with me, I’m almost finished.  As we all know, when it comes to sweets, one is never enough, so be sure to visit my sweet bloggy friends for more chances to win a copy of Amy’s new book.  Luckily they were not as lazy as I was, and made treats .  I’m all over the Honey Panna Cotta

i am baker: Chocolate Cupcakes {Amy Atlas Giveaway}
TidyMom: Honey Panna Cotta
Two Peas and Their Pod: Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Sweetapolita: Pink Eclairs
Sweetopia: Chocolate Beehive Cupcakes
My Baking Addiction: Banana Whoopie Pies
Bakingdom: Mini Strawberry Trifles
Bake at 350: Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles
Now, go win a book.  Here is is again, without all of my rambling.
  1. Leave a nice comment to enter {One entry only, por favor}
  2. Giveaway ends April 30th at midnight
  3. Visit my friends for more chances to win {nine total, woo hoo}
  4. US contestants only, eighteen and up, blah blah blah… please forgive me, not my rules
YOU WANT THIS BOOK, so get after it.  Have a great Tuesday everyone!