Last Flops

I can’t tell you how many women I know love this time of year, myself included. I love when fall hits. The air is crisp. The leaves begin turning beautiful shades of orange. It’s the season for apple picking and sweaters. Many of my friends swap their wardrobes when the season changes…bringing out their sweaters and putting away the sandals. Well…in my household there’s no rushing putting those flippy flops away. My flops stay accessible all year long :) So while this may realistically be the last order of flip flops this year, they will never be far from my heart!

My Mother In Law’s bestie LOVES flip flops (I’m guessing as much as I do!!) and when she asked me to create some flip flops for her friend I did flips :) hehe “OF COURSE!!”

Here’s the color palette I used for inspiration:

Design-Seeds

And the beautiful flops for our beautiful Nancy :)

Super Twins

Another set of twins is turning 5…such a fun age! I swear kids are excited about everything at this age. This particular adorable boy and girl are lucky enough to have Mom throwing them a Super Mario Bros themed party. How cool is that!! I remember going over to my next door neighbors house growing up and us sitting in her basement playing this (and many other) video games on her Nintendo. Totally get why it’s still a beloved game for tykes these days…however I bet the graphics are much much better ;)

Super Cool Mom wanted a Mario cookie and a Princess Peach cookie for the little ones to take home with them as thank you’s. She sent these images along and below is my process for trying to replicate.

  

First night was spent outlining these little guys. Took less time thanI thought thanks to my trusty Kopykake Projector…

Second night I started filling…

Third night I finished filling and added the finishing details!

Voila!!

It’s a Mans World

And based on the men I know, their world would involve fire somehow. I don’t know what it is, but men seem to like fire.

A recent order came in requesting favors for a husband’s 40th birthday party. There was no “theme” per say but she did say she was going to have a few things printed up with “40 & Hot”. My thought process went from Man…Hot…Fire.  Flames!  And so I designed these 40’s that are on fire.  Super fun to make and in my opinion a super cool and unique theme for such a milestone birthday.

Dew my inspiration from this cool car flame

Wanted it to be a fuller flame around the 40 so I drew it up using a Bic marker

Then went to town :) Happy Birthday Curt :)

Oh and I have to thank Pinterest for this order. Small world it is…the super nice woman who placed this order lives in Bellingham, Washington…where I WENT TO COLLEGE!!! I couldn’t believe it. Testament that social media does in fact work :)

Wedding of the Century

This past week, I flew down to Florida for my 82 year old Grandma’s wedding. Yes…my Grandma and yes she was an 82 year old bride. And what a happy bride she was :) I couldn’t help but giggle at how giddy she was! I kept telling her she was acting like a 25 year old…but in truth…this is how young her heart is :) It was quite the event too. She kept telling people it was going to be the wedding of the century and believe it or not there were more people at her wedding than mine! Fabulous!

Best part of the weekend…seeing how happy she was. Her grins were infectious.

Funniest part of the weekend…we went to buy her shoes the morning of the wedding. She tells the cute 20 something boy ringing us up that she was getting married:

Grandma: I’m getting married today.

Sales Clerk: (looks at me questioningly) Really?

Me: Yep, this afternoon.

Sales Clerk: That’s great!

Grandma: And he’s younger than me (grins a little grin and winks at him)

Sales Clerk: HAHA Really?

Grandma: Oh yes. That’s right…I’m a cougar

Sales Clerk: (cracking up hysterically) You made my day!

Me: How about a discount on those shoes then??

Sales Clerk: You got it!

So we all scored…but only one of us wound up married that afternoon.

Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Bailey!

Let the party begin!

They did wind up with frosting on both of their noses by the way :)

Decided to send a little something sweet to the new bride and groom as they get settled together. They have matching rings that say “LOVE FOREVER”. To a lifetime of happiness Grandma! Love you so much!!

All Things Boy – Part III

When I first started making cookies, I would see everything as a cookie. I wondered “Can I do that in a cookie?” or wondered if I had the ability to decorate something so fabulous “Can I really do that??” Oddly enough, the characters from the movie Cars was one of those. Last week I had the opportunity to give it a try and push my skills out of their comfort zone. I am happy happy happy that I did! I love how they turned out (everything except for the cratering in the windows…those damn craters show up even when you do everything and I mean everything to prevent them!! grrrr).

Happy Birthday Mason…your Grandma loves you tons (proof as she hand carries these cookies on a plane from Connecticut to Utah)!!

All Things Boy – Part II

I’m going out on a limb here since I have two girls and am an only child so I have very limited exposure to little boy birthday parties, but when I think of boy party themes I definitely think of sports. Don’t get me wrong, many many girls are into sports just as much as boys are, but little boys live for kicking, hitting and throwing things ;)

So when an order came in last weed for soccer balls I was super excited!! The favors are for twin boys who were turning 5 and having a soccer themed birthday party at an indoor soccer arena. I hope these cookies were a huge “kick” ;)

All Things Boy – Part I

Not too long ago, before my summer vacation, I was lucky enough to have a couple weeks of girlie cookie orders. Now…the boy orders are flying in! Love it!

My daughter has a set of Legos. It’s a farm scene. She loves it. This farm set is my first experience with legos. No idea why, but I never had them as a kid. So when an order came in for a lego head and a ninjago I was like “whose-a-go what?” Apparently, ninjas have invaded legoville :) There are photos of these cool dudes everywhere online! Some might say suspicious, others would say mysterious…I say hooded coolness!

Happy Birthday Hunter!

Hunter’s brother is also having a birthday party and picked a super cool theme. His theme brings back happy memories of my childhood :) I grew up watching Yogi bear and Boo Boo. Yogi always so silly…so funny…so happy…so hungry!

Happy Birthday Caden!

Let the Pigskins Fly!

I should begin this post by saying I had to ask my husband, the football fanatic in our house, if a pigskin was in fact a nickname for a football. This is your first clue how into football I am.

A friend and her husband are very, very into college football. Me…not so much. I went to a college where it was a big deal for our football team to play a school outside of the state. My friend and her husband both went to schools where football was so big it was aired on national channels! She emailed me and wanted an order of cookies for her husband to kick off the college football weekend. She used the words “Gators” and “VT”. Second clue how football I am…I had to google what these meant ;) For those of you who don’t know let me save you the 30 second Google search

VT = Virginia Tech

Gators = mascot for the University of Florida

Now time to air one of my weaknesses…burgundy. No, not the wine…I’m pretty good at wine ;) No, the color burgundy. I have the worst time mixing icing to get a burgundy color. It kills me! I don’t know what it is, but I continually struggle with it. I figured I’d show my progress and see if anyone has any tips they can share :)

Start with burgundy, add red, add brown, add purple, add more red…hmmmmmm

Well, after adding more red and purple to my last picture, I finally ended up with a color that I felt was acceptable ;) Hope she enjoys them and both their teams do well this season!

All Things Girlie – Part II

I was very excited this cookie order came in. It was so much fun creating birthday favors that were so girlie! Eesha’s Mommy noted that her daughter was a fabulous little 5 year old who was really into Barbies and Princesses and would love little cookie favors for her birthday party. I was given design control and found an adorable little princess image, which turned into my inspiration for her cookies. I hope she likes her little black haired beautiful princess cookies!

Happy 5th Birthday Eesha! May all your princess dreams come true this year <3

Design Inspiration

Up Up and Forever Happiness

Weddings always make me smile. Scratch that…everything related to weddings, including the chaos and drama (as long as I’m not involved and can merely watch!), makes me smile. I love the excitement and the giddiness. But most of all I love the planning and seeing how all the beautiful wedding accessories and decisions come together.

I was enlisted to make cookie favors for an upcoming wedding shower and asked to match the colors and theme of the invitation which was a beautiful hot air balloon. Loved the theme and the romantic tag wording “Love is in the Air”  :) Excited to use my hot air balloon cookie cutter too :)

Hope the bride and groom enjoy these cookies made especially for their special celebration!

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