Come He** or High Water

Let me first say that Sydney is a fabulous swimmer (she’d have to be to make the Northwestern D-1 team). Hearty congratulations and good luck to Miss S as she heads off to Chicago this fall. All that hard work paid off! Go rule the pool!

That being said, I have to admit to a dislike.affair with purple cookies. There. I’ve said it. The darnedest color ever to match and impossible to get colleges, companies, logo masters, etc to commit to one shade. Really, really. Go google, say, ‘Northwestern University logo.’  50 different shades pop up.  And that’s the way it is with almost everything purple.  ARGH.  I decided to choose two shades & go with that.  At least I know they all had the same level of deliciousness!

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Aquaholic

V is for Victory but also for Victoria.  She is heading to the University of Buffalo where she will swim for their D1 team.  Victoria is super sweet, honest and hardworking but also has a playful, whimsical side.  So I thought a few happy splashes (thank you Jill from Funky Cookie Studio) and a saying from her favorite Disney movie would give the set a lighthearted feel.

DSC_0007…Working on some different techniques; my attempt at pointillism (divisionism/neo.impressionism) was NOT spot on but, hey, you have to start somewhere.

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Lots of layers until the final platter was complete!

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In the Swim of Things

I am quite familiar with eau de chlorine as both of our daughters were competition swimmers.  And, once you are in the swim world, it is never far away.  At least I have absolutely NO guilt handing a swimmer a cookie.  They are a fit bunch who will burn those calories within the first 25 yards.  I made some traditional, looks.like.a.swimsuit cookies as favors for a swim banquet.  But then I digressed.  A platter for a bunch of gentlemen swimmers who are stealthy like a ninja and maybe, just maybe, caught the water inferences before consuming the “molecules”.  And this week, as college swimmers start the 2014 championship season, I stamped aquatic themed conversation hearts.  I might go as far as to say they turned out swimmingly!

Traditional:

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H2O and ninjas:

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We are the Champions!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLARENCE SWIM TEAM, STATE WINNERS!  This amazing group of swimmers won all 3 relays at States this weekend- all in either All American or All American Consideration times!  The 200 and 400 free relays times established new STATE records.  Might I remind everyone that means the fastest in ALL of New York state, EVER! Wicked phenomenal!  In individual events, they ruled the pool too.  Lots of best times.  Way to go Dina, Victoria, Sydney, Claire, Rebecca, Maddy, Dorotka, and Allison!
These were the cookies I brought over to the pre-meet pasta party.  I was hoping that the “non-nutrition” would not hurt them.  I guess there was no stopping this group, sugar rush or not.