Sunday, January 23, 2011


My favorite little guy turned THREE a few weeks back.  I still can't believe that my baby boy is sooo big!! We had a super fun train themed party....with cookies, cupcakes, cake....and a trip to a local eatery famous for the trains that bring you your meal!!! My little guy was in LOVE with this place!!!

And here is the special birthday boy....he is the cutest THREE year old I have ever seen!!!!

Hope you had a very special day....little J!!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Saturday Breakfast...

Here's what we will be eating for breakfast tomorrow at our house...

Cranberry- orange muffins.....can you smell that citrusy orange zest???

It's been a cold and snowy week here in Kansas....I'm starting to get the winter blues...  Thought we needed something to "wake" us up...out of our normal breakfast rut!

I found the recipe on one of my favorite sites...And you can find many more fabulous recipes and creative tricks on Glory's blog.  These were so fun to make....and smelled so good...that even my little "non-fruit" eater begged me for some of the batter as we were mixing!

I think they might just be the perfect accompaniment with that morning cup of coffee!  Happy Weekend!

Sunday, January 9, 2011


Whew... the holidays are over and my little guy's birthday has come and gone!  I think I can almost breathe now:)  So, I am just now getting to posting some cookies.  This order was for a very special little girl.  I have known Miss M's mama since I was in college.  Her mama is one of the sweetest, gentlest....kindest people I know.  We ended up teaching at the same school together for a bit....and she was the best mentor I could have asked for!  It seems like just yesterday that she was pregnant with Miss M.  But oh how time flies ...because Miss M just celebrated her 8th birthday... and I got to make her cookies!!! I was thrilled!

The birthday girl chose a mermaid cookie....I have wanted to make mermaids before but never found the right cutter and was a bit nervous to design my own.  Luckily I finally found the perfect mermaid shape I was looking for....and here is the end result!

I realized once I had sent the order off... that I hadn't taken good pictures of these cookies...I always like to get a few once they are tied in their bags and bows..  Maybe next time:)

Hope you had a TERRIFIC birthday Miss M!  Thanks for letting me be a part of your special day:)