The Door is always Open

Instructions: old school classroom doors, Room 202. Got it. Meanwhile, I am inspired by (the many fabulous cookie decorators out there but on this day) the water color effect used by the unbelievable, uber talented Angela at The Painted Box.  And also the mad skill painting of A+++ artist Molly at TheGingerBites. And the results were…

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GOURDgeous

Let’s talk about mistakes. I work incredibly hard not to make them. But I did. In my haste (4 different sets were on our dining room table that day) to get a friend her birthday cookies on time, I totally misspelled a play on words.  No pun pride that day.  Luckily, it was a dear friend and I gave them to her anyway.  She said she didn’t even notice (that’s how good a friend she is).  Despite my spelling fail, the gourds in the set turned out beautifully and the pun was perfect for the season.  And, here’s the most important part, the cookies are always tasty.

Bottom line, I just want to pass along a hug to those of you who like things just so, who strive for perfection.  It’s frustrating when things don’t go according to plan but mostly it’s US that care so deeply about perceived imperfection.  Others, not so much.  Here’s to continuing on. May the rest your day still be GOURDeous.

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Nine Months on the Inside

My niece is expecting her first child! Had to think of some pregnancy puns, pronto!  It’s important to make light of an ever expanding situation, you know…

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Here’s that cute onesie shape from Kaleida Cuts again! (yes, I am slightly obsessed…)

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Alaska

She wanted birthday cookies that were centered around the things he likes.  They have great taste (…as do these cookies).  I must admit that I rarely make the same cookies again and find customer’s diverse requests so interesting.  The hand knucks are new to me; learn something every day.  So happy to make Alaska cookies; we had the most fabulous time taking our kids to Denali NP and beyond a few summers ago.  Stunning.  Jaw-dropping gorgeous.  All that in more, Alaska!

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Uncle Sam and Miss Independence

Go 4th and celebrate! Here’s to a folksy Independence Day (and by that , I mean I hope you celebrate with some folks that you really enjoy)!

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Banjo-Kazooie

The video game Banjo.Kazooie was originally released in 1998 for Nintendo 64 and then rereleased in 2008 for Xbox 360.  I am told that it is a classic… and worthy of being ‘cookie.fied’ for a “boys” night marathon play fest.  So that is just what was done.

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