To the Angels of Sandy Hook Elementary School

Last Friday started like any Friday.  I got up, took my kiddos to school, forced myself to go to the gym, gave up too early then called one of my besties to keep my company while I washed dishes.  Except when I called, instead of her normal happy hello, I was greeted with, “Are you watching the news?”

I guess in a lot of ways I choose to shelter myself from the evils of the world.  But on that life changing day I had nowhere to hide as I watched it invade the most innocent of places.

I woke up that morning with a mile long list of Christmas cookies to share but the horrific events in Newtown erased every ounce of excitement I felt as I thought of all of the hearts breaking that day.

People grieve in different ways.  There are so many things I want to say, but no matter how hard I try I am unable to express how deeply sorry I am for everyone who will be forever affected by what happened that day.  So instead, I made cookies.

Angel Cookies*Cookies inspired by Ali-Bee’s Bake Shop

 No tutorials or tips.  Just an angel to honor the memory of each precious victim lost that terrible morning at Sandy Hook Elementary school.

 Charlotte Bacon, 6

Daniel Barden, 7

Rachel Davino, 29

Olivia Engle, 6

Josephine Gay, 7

Dylan Hockley, 6

Dawn Hochsprung, 47

Madeline Hsu, 6

Catherine Hubbard, 6

Chase Kolwalski, 7

Jesse Lewis, 6

Ana Marquez-Greene, 6

James Mattioli, 6

Grace McDonnell, 7

Anne Marie Murphy, 52

Emilie Parker, 6

Jack Pinto, 6

Noah Pozner, 6

Caroline Previdi, 6

Jessica Rekos, 6

Avielle Richman, 6

Lauren Rousseau, 30

Mary Sherlach, 56

Victoria Soto, 27

Benjamin Wheeler, 6

Allison Wyatt, 6

Newtown Angel Cookie

I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the parents, families, and friends of every single person affected by this horrific tragedy.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Anne says:

    Another longtime fan who misses you and hopes all is okay . . .

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    carla moretti says:

    Hello Sweet lady! As many other fans, I miss your post and your new ideas!!I I hope everything is fine! All my best!

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    Alibee says:

    Hi Callye, Long time reader first time commenter. Just wanted to let you know we miss you and hope all is ok. xxx

  4. 84
    Kristin says:

    I see I am not the only one w/love and concern for our beloved Sweet Sugar Belle!!! Hoping things are ok w/you and family!

  5. 85
    intan says:

    Hai callye, is this your website ? —>
    i found it was as same as sweetsugarbelle.
    thanks,just wanna know

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    Amy says:

    WE all miss you and hope you are well.

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    Callye…I’m very concerned. I love your blog and visit everyday to see what wonderful new creation you have. I’ve missed so much your amazing new ideas. I really hope that you and your family are well. Please come back soon!

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    Donna says:

    Callye, Your post of Dec. 16, 2012 struck me with it’s simplicity and beautiful message of sympathy. It reminded me that we all must express grief in our own way and time. I am a retired elementary school principal from eastern Connecticut and had attended a retirement for a special education teacher the night before the tragedy. Being with so many of my former staff the night before the tragic event made the events of the day more real. I know my teachers and staff would have reacted the same way as the wonderful adults who supervised the children of Sandy Hook. Sandy Hook will never be forgotten by me as it occurred on my birthday.
    The teachers and staff at my former school know that I make cookies (inspired very frequently by your beautiful talent). Last week, I made a box of cookies for the principal who celebrates the joy of working with children by wearing brightly colored neckties. I felt he needed to have an assortment of neckties inspired by the school colors and mascot. Turns out, he grew up in Newtown and attended Sandy Hook as a child. I’m hoping the “ties” helped him through his own grieving process as well as showing him how appreciated he is.
    Thank you again for so willingly sharing your creative gifts with us. You motivate so many of us to push on, stretch our skills and learning, and share the joy of cookie making and gifting. God Bless.

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    Pat Dattilo says:

    God Bless you for posting the little one’s names with the angel cookies. I love your site and have learned so much!

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    Jennifer says:

    Can I ask where you got this Angel cookie cutter?
    They are just adorable!


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