Mommy and Me Giveaway!

*If you are having trouble leaving a comment, click on the words at the bottom that say 203 {or whatever number} commentsLong before my first baby was even thought of, I would tell people that I wanted  a little girl, born on Valentine's Day.  I never in a million years thought it would happen, but it's funny how things work.  My sweet baby Belle was in fact born on Valentine's Day {barely, I almost didn't make it past the 13th}, … continue reading

"Cookie-ing" From the Trenches

I love to make cookies.  In fact, it's so much fun, I don't know why the whole world has not joined thecookie revolution.  It's rewarding, fun, and a tasty way of expressing yourself. I just cannot understand why everyone's not doing it, UNTIL... I spend the better part of a Saturday standing at the sink doing this.  I'm guessing bottle washing is not a popular weekend pastime... Oh, the things I do for this crazy hobby of mine!  … continue reading

Building Cookies is Not SEW Easy!

Yesterday put me in a sewing mood which gave me this bright idea.  I wanted to build a sewing machine out of cookies.  It worked {eventually}, but believe me, it wasn't pretty. I may have said some bad words in the process. Halfway though, I was thinking I might have been better off making the cute pillows on my to-do list instead.But I made it, and lived to tell about it.I wish I had a video of myself building … continue reading

Sew Lucky Printables and Button Cookie Tutorial


This week my friend Mique and I teamed up to come up with cookie favor ideas for a "craft night".  I loved this cute little printable and the colors she chose.  {click on the photo to get yours} For some reason, button cookies can be hard for even an experienced cookier to get right, so, I came up with this step-by-step tutorial on making button cookies. I actually have two metods of making these...the other uses the "Oh, @#*!" icing, … continue reading

Valentine’s Round-Up

Here's a little Valentine's day roundup of the fun projects I worked on this week.  This one, was the by-product of Loren's ribbon rose tutorial.  I think it's my favorite this year.Closely followed by this one.  I have been daydreaming of this one since last year...I was so inspired by a color scheme I recently ran across, that I went a little crazy and made these =)I also couldn't wait to try this idea!  I saw the … continue reading

Quick fun little Valentine Cookie

Here is a quick fun little decorating idea for Valentine's cookies.  I am still on a lovebug kick.Also, re-check yesterday's recipe! I mis-typed some of the ingredients! I am so sorry! {for the record, the first recipe wasn't a "BAD" one, I just made about 4 different versions to tweak it to my personal preference, and I accidentally posted version 3, rather than 4 =)} … continue reading

Simple Heart Topped Cuppies and a Recipe =)

Valentine's Day is almost here, and what could be cuter  than a heart-topped cuppie cookie?  The best thing is they are super simple.Follow this simple tutorial to create cookies like these!Using two common Wilton Cutters,  follow the simple example below!That's all there is to it.  And if you are in the mood to try something new, bake my Cherry Cordial Roll-Out Cookies.  They are chocolatey with a hint of cherry and … continue reading

A Glorious Friendship

The first time I "met" Glory it was over a cookie she'd made with fondant. I came across it on Flickr, and I was in the middle of telling her how pretty I thought it was, when I read her caption pointing out that her elegant embossed fondant cookie in fact, looked like an egg.  From that day on, I remembered her.  Before then, she was only an online stranger that created these beautiful treats.  However, … continue reading

Leopard Print Cookie {Tutorial}


Valentine's Day is coming fast, and with it comes leopard print.  I have made a lot of leopard print cookies over the last two years... Now, if you want to get technical, I really didn't know if this was leopard until yesterday.  To me cheetahs, leopards and jaguars all look the same.  But without telling you way more than you really want to know about the three, it is leopard.  I checked =) and if you really care to know the difference, … continue reading

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em…

Join 'em!  It's that time again!  The Superbowl is here.  Really.  It's right here in Texas.I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little relieved when both of Bern Dogg's teams, the Cowboys AND the Longhorns {did I mention we're from Texas} dropped out early.Finally, I had a fighting chance to watch TV on the weekend again.However, this weekend's a little different. No matter who's playing, there's no getting out of the … continue reading