Saturday, December 7, 2013

My Grandson Is An Elf

I love my Marlene the Elf cookie cutter and I decorated him to look like the Elf On A Shelf cookie a couple weeks ago, but then I took out my Elf cookie cutter again and decorated him as a winter child with scarf. You can get the Marlene the Winter Child cookie cutter in my Etsy shop here

 Can you tell I had fun with these?

My daughter posted a picture of my new grandson decorated as an elf and I squealed. He really looks like he could be Santa's big helper. That is if Santa needs a helper that sleeps all day ;-)

Are you done with your Christmas shopping? Do you have some wonderful ideas of Christmas gifts to give? I'm still struggling with that one, but working on it!

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Every Accomplishment Starts With The Decision To Try

A triathlete is a cyclist, a runner and a swimmer. They go the distance and push their bodies to do more than I can even imagine. Sometimes more than they can imagine too. I found this saying "Every Accomplishment Starts With The Decision To Try" and I used that as my inspiration for this set of cookies.

I love this set with a runner, a cyclist, a swimmer, a wave, a shoe and a bicycle and a whole bunch of stars to go with them. A friend of mine has a friend that is a very strong athlete and she was in an accident - hit by a car while cycling. So she wanted cookies to lift her up and these are what I came up with.

Cookie Cutters Available HERE
Download Tutorial Cards HERE
Download Cookie Bag Toppers HERE
 Then I did a set in red and blue too.
I started by making a cyclist cookie cutter, all cutters available here

 I love the simplistic design
and a bicycle available here
 and then I made a runner cookie cutter available here

 and a super cool running shoe available here

 and a swimmer available here

 I love these!
 and a really fun wave that sparkles with sanding sugar, cookie cutter available here

and a mini star available here

 and then I used my scallop circle cookie cutter for this saying to tie them all together, scallop circle cookie cutter available here
Then the same customer also asked me to make cookies for her cycling race team

 so I was able to make more of the cyclist cookies that I love

So as you can see, I had lots of fun with these triathlon cookies and in my two favorite colors too!
My new little grandson is now 5 days old. We were able to babysit Abigail while my daughter and grandson were in the hospital. Baby and mommy and daddy are doing well. I rode my bike on Saturday out to their house for a visit.
Lots to do before Thanksgiving. I hope you all have a wonderful week and have MUCH to be thankful for. I sure do!

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Seth the Sea Otter Cookies and Free Printable Cookie Tags

One of our favorite places to go is the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Thanks to my mom, she bought us season passes and we get to go see wonderful sea creatures often. My son's favorite is the sun fish. My mom's favorite is the jelly fish. Mellissa's favorite is the sea otter. My favorites are the sea turtles and of course, the sea otters. Once I went kayaking in Monterey Bay and the sea otters come right up to your kayak. Legally you're not allowed to go within 50 feet of them, but they do come right to you. It's beyond cool. They are such awesome creatures!

Sea Otter Cookie Cutter Available HERE
Download Tutorial Card HERE
Free Printable Cookie Bag Topper HERE

So I made Sea Otter cookies and I named him Seth. You can get the cookie cutter HERE. I absolutely LOVE him.

 I absolutely love how these cookies came out. They are my very favorite right now!

 I made some cute Sea Otter cookie tags and shared them here so that you can download them, personalize them and use them for your own cookie bags.

 I had so much fun at the Monterey Bay Aquarium with Mellissa and Abigail. 
 At every exhibit, Abigail did the sign language sign for "MORE". 

Mellissa took all these wonderful pictures of me and Abigail at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I obviously should have taken the camera and gotten some pictures of her too. VERY pregnant and walking throughout the aquarium. So cute.
See why I love these so much?
Do you have an aquarium near you? Which sea creature is your favorite?

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