Friday, June 25, 2010

Because Two is always better than one

Well as I mentioned in my last post.... I got to make cookies for TWO sweet twin boys celebrating their 7th birthdays...  So can you guess what theme/themes Mr. X chose for his party?

Aliens and....

Men in Black!

Hope you had a fun party!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

DOUBLE the fun!

I was thrilled when a good friend of my sister's asked me to bake some cookies for her twin boys who were celebrating their 7th birthdays!  They were each having separate parties with different themes, and each had very unique ideas for what they wanted their birthday cookies to be.  Mr. W got to have his party today (first...of course...because as he told me "he was born first!"  So, I will post pictures of his cookies today.  His party was a "JAWS" themed party and he requested life preservers, danger signs and of course SHARKS!!!!  When I was in the process of frosting the hubby told me they didn't look like sharks at all...more like dolphins.  That night I finished the details of the teeth and eyebrows and left them on the counter to dry.  When he woke up the next morning... he told me he was worried they were toooo scary for a 7 year old.  I guess they didn't look like dolphins, anymore, huh???

Anyway...what a treat to get to give these boys their cookies in person.  Such cuties and soooo polite.  Hope Mr. W had a terrific party....and stay tuned for what Mr. X. chose for his celebration!!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010


I can't even begin to name the things our daddies do for us each and every day.  And most often than not....they go on doing these things without anyone even noticing or saying thanks.  So my own Daddy, and to S and J's daddy....just want to say a BIG thank you for all those little things....for knowing my car is on empty when I don't, for taking Willie outside every night before bed, for folding laundry for me, for coming home when I need you, for washing dishes, for making MANY late night grocery runs, for letting us all make mistakes and loving us anyway.  Happy Father's Day to all of my favorite boys!!!

A big thanks to  Bridget for this POPULAR idea!!! And to all the other bloggers who shared their ideas for the bag toppers!!!! AWESOME!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Measuring Up oatmeal cookie that measures UP in both taste and appearance.  For years, my mother and I have tried to find the perfect oatie, but to no avail.  When taste was good....the cookies were flat, and when the cookies were thick, taste was marginal.  But I can always look to this amazing woman for all of my baking solutions!!!  Thanks, Bridget, for this yummy recipe that finally measures up!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

In her shoes

When I was little....I wanted to be like her.  I wanted to go to school like she did... I wanted to have homework like she did.  I wanted to be a Blue Bird like she was.... When she painted her nails for the first time... I wanted to paint mine too.  When she got to pierce her ears....I wanted to be old enough to do it too.  I wanted to be just like her in more ways than one.  Everything seemed better in her shoes.

So we have grown a bit and changed a lot...but my she is still the same person she has always been.  I still want to be like her... I still want her GENEROUS heart, I still want her FASHION sense  (She is the QUEEN), I still want her ability to forgive and forget, I still want her easy going personality.  She is one amazing person....and one admired Thea....She is my SISTER!  Happy Birthday Cherry-OH!!!!  

PS.... It was MY CHEEZ-IT:)

Friday, June 11, 2010

A Cookie for every occasion

Just to wet your taste buds... a few pictures of some cookies I have baked over the last few months...

Stay tuned....something sweet is stirring.....