Monday, December 21, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009


I recently made penguin cookies for my favorite 1 year old's birthday. They were to be used as favors, so I found some cute black and white ribbon to tie on the bags.
Since I don't have a penguin cutter, I decided to use circle cookies, and freehand the penguin. After a small breakdown, I think they turned out OK.

Saturday, November 28, 2009


Thanksgiving cookies...the turkeys are my favorite!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


I attempted to decorate my first cake this week. Here's the result.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fall Cookies

Some fall cookies I made for a friend's 30th birthday. I tried chocolate sugar cookies for the first time. YUM!!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Americolor vs Wilton

So I've always used Wilton coloring because well that's all that's in the craft stores around me. But I HATE making black icing. It takes so much of the Wilton gel coloring that I'm worn out by the time it's black, and even then it's not truly black. So I decided to try Americolor, as I've heard a lot of positve feedback. It's amazing how fast the icing turned black and it is a true black. I love it! Now I'll definitely try some other colors from Americolor. Once I finish the Wilton colors I have, I may completely switch over to Americolor.

Here's a cookie with Wilton after mixing for a few minutes. You can tell it's not super black.

Here's a cookie I did with Americolor, that was mixed in at least half the time. There's not a big portion of black, but you can tell it's more black than the other.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

$5 Dinner giveaway

One of my favorite blogs is on This week, she's hosting a ton of giveaways. Head on over there to enter.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Green and Ivory wedding

Some wedding shower cookies for a friend of a friend. They didn't come out as ivory as I had liked but still had fun with them!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Baby Boy Cookies

I made some baby boy cookies for a friend who was throwing a shower for her sister. They bagged them and put them in the basket. I think they are so cute!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Lean on Me!

So lately I've come to the realization that I lean on my friends and family too much. Not that it's bad, but I've, in some ways, put other people above the Lord. The problem here is that people will always let you down....God won't.

I've noticed this lately because I've been down due to people "not meeting my expectations." The first "let down" came from my best friend of 14 years. For years I've been waiting for my best friend to come back to the states from Germany. She did come in for my wedding in October, but her and her family have officially moved back to the US. Although they are transfering to California, they were in Ohio for a short period of time. For a long time, she told me how excited she was to get together when they came to town. But slowly that excitement seemed to wear off, and then when they were in town, I never heard from her.

The second stems from me trying to reach out to a girl in our house church. She was hanging out with us for a while, but lately is distant. Says she'll attend an event but then doesn't. Says she'll come to house church but doesn't. One particular instance was that she said she was going to my birthday dinner but ended up drinking with friends instead. I don't know if I'm more let down by her or if I've let myself down by not being able to reach her.

And lastly, I feel a little let down by family. I don't require gifts, and would rather not have them, but I love getting cards for my birthday. It lets me know people care and are thinking of me. Coming from a large family, I've received a lot of birthday cards, but each year the number of cards lowers. Makes me wonder if they remember me.

All this said, I'm not writing these to be all "Woe is me, no body like me." But to remind me that in just the last two weeks, all these people have let me down in some way. It's probably not their intention to do so, but human nature. So I need to lean on Him more!

That's all! :)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

A few shots from my birthday dinner at Montgomery Inn...

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Baby girls and Birthdays

I finally got to make some girly baby cookies for a shower...

And then I made some cookies for my own birthday :) I got to practice a monogram technique I found on

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Yummy Dessert

So, Phil is at band practice and I was craving something sweet.

With one brownie left, some ice cream and chocolate syrup left here from house church, and raspberries that I bought on sale, this is what I came up with.

If only I had more brownies, I may have made a second serving!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

More Cookies

An order of wedding shower cookies.

These were inspired by my own wedding cake...
Wedding dresses and tuxes...
And some pretty cakes...
Some Birthday Balloons...

Some more birthday cookies...

That's all.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Wedding Shower Cookies

This week I got to make cookies for a dear friend of mine's wedding shower. It was her lingerie shower which made making the cookies really fun! Plus I got to practice some wedding cookies and hopefully get some more business from it!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Well, God answers prayers!
Thursday I got a call from my mom at work on Wednesday last week, asking if I knew a lady. I didn't recognize the name, but she insisted the lady knew me. Turns out that I had one class with her at Sinclair, and we had talked because she dates one of my co-workers. She found her dream job and needed someone to take her place. I called her and she asked if I could interview that day, but I was covered in cookie dough so we decided Thursday morning would be better. I went in Thursday and answered some questions on a piece of paper. Then the owner came and looked over the paper and offered me a job. I literally said "Are you serious?" He has asked me no other questions, but trusted the recomendation. So I started Monday and think it seems like a great job. I'm doing all the bookeeping at The Carpet Store, and my hours are 9-2...can't get better hours than that!
Through this I've realized just how much God is in control and how His timing is perfect. The time I had off was great to pack for the move and then to get a little settled in once we moved.
HE is awesome!!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Music and babies

I made cookies this week for our praise band picnic and some to include with a baby shower gift. Final outcome...

The organized tray I took to the picnic...

And the baby shower cookies. I will use a sheep and a turtle as gift tags...