Remember when your kids were little and cute and played all the time with no concerns? Remember how they blew bubbles into the summer breeze and life was easy and carefree? Yaa me too. So when my youngest came home for the summer from his first year away at college, I threw him a welcome home party. I thought about all the different fun possibilities of cookies and decided on BUBBLES. Feeling a little nostalgic huh ...
I made a set of cookie cutters for this fun project. A bottle of bubbles, a bubble wand, and a couple of different bubbles. I've had a lot of people ask me for this cookie cutter set and I've finally made it available for you too. You can get the cookie cutters for this bubble blowing set here in my Etsy shop.
The top is filled in with purple because I almost forgot to get a photo of these cookies outlined for you. As always, you can right click on the photo and save it to use for your own use in decorating your cookies.
I had A LOT of fun with this set and it was really fun to package the set all together in one cookie bag.
I made some cookie tags for you too (without Cristin's Cookies on it). You can download them for your own use here or by clicking on the photo below.
Nick is a really well adjusted and responsible kid, but he faced his share of challenges away at his first year of college. Nick got Mono and was horribly sick for a couple months, even losing almost 30 pounds during finals. His roommate was expelled and Nick was alone for half the school year. Nick has to pay 1/3 of his tuition (our choice to make sure he is personally invested in his education) and one of his classes turned out to be too difficult to handle with Mono and he had to re-take the class. Did you know that we learn and grow the most when life gives us challenges to overcome?
But there were lots of positives too. Nick learned that he was exactly right at choosing his major because he absolutely loves his Engineering classes and is in the top 10% of the class. He learned how to juggle school work, new friends, extra curricular activities and a long distance girlfriend. And his mom got really good at Skype when she was missing her baby boy ;-)
So for my Nicky, bubble blowing cookies were a fun choice for his welcome home cookies.
Last week my little Cristin's Cookies Facebook page hit the very exciting mark of having 5,000 fans! I am so incredibly honored that 5,000 of you want to see my cookies and enjoy my ramblings. I appreciate each of you so very much. I love to make cookies and new designs and it's so much more fun having you join me on this journey! So I'm doing a give-away. Go to this Rafflecopter app to access the give-away for 3 free cookie cutters OR 8 Cristin's large COOKIES. I haven't had any extra cookies all summer because you know, that boy is home from college ;-) but I promise to hide a few of them just for the give-away winner.
Enter the give-away through this Rafflecopter app:
I hope you're all enjoying your summer and time with your children. It all goes so very fast.
Bubbles blog background for today: