I do love to bake. I've cut back a lot over the years. I used to make many different kids. Our boys ( along with Dan) just aren't sweet eaters. I, on the other hand AM! If it's in the house I don't leave it a lone.( and just because it's in the freezer doesn't mean it's safe). lol It is still fun to bake tho, and I love giving baked goodies as gifts as well as taking it to our big family gathering Christmas Eve.
Here is a idea for individual cookie bags. I used Kraft bags from Fancy Pants Designs and the new Merry & Bright Collection make them festive!
There are so many super cute pieces in the Ephemera Pack with this collection.
If you would like to read more about these, you can see my entire post on the Fancy Pants Designs Blog HERE
Since I'm talking about baking, I wanted to mention a bit to you about the "Pie Turtle" I told you about in my last post HERE
It's a new endeavor my friend Julies' daughter Michelle has started. It's quite clever!
Well, they have officially begun their Kickstarter Campaign!
Here you can see all the pans that will fit in the Pie Turtle.
As long as I'm talking about baking, I should share a couple of photos from today. I watched Emmett at his house today and we made cookies and decorated them. He was pretty excited about it. I had quite an assortment of sprinkles, and trust me... he put them to good use. lol
I was busy cleaning up a bit when he was decorating his last cookie, so when he said, "I'm just going to add a few more sprinkles to mine ok"? I just keep cleaning up and said. "ok". When I turned around he was sitting there with this sightly nervous look on his face, then grinned. My eyes were quickly drawn down to his cookie. There is was in all its glory.... with sprinkles seriously piled an inch high. I convinced him we needed to tip some of those sprinkles off on to a few other cookies.. He agreed that would be fine. ( hey you cant fault the kid for trying) lol
The cookie he's eating in the photo below is after we dumped off what we could of the big pile right in the center.
We don't have any grandbabies yet, but I'm lucky to have some pretty special wee ones around to keep me smiling.
Speaking of smiling. I am so excited for my sis Jan ( and brother in law Keith). Their little grandson Tennessee and his mommy and daddy will be back in NE for Christmas. Tennessee just turned one in October so this is going to be a fun Christmas for all of them. Oh, and did I mention... I CAN NOT WAIT to see them!!
The count down is really on now. Christmas is coming fast. You'll be hearing from me again soon because I have some Christmas projects I need to post this week.
It's a busy time of year. But I keep telling myself to remember too slooooooooow down and just enjoy it!
It's so easy to just get focused on all that needs to get done. I try to remind myself that it will be okay even if it doesn't all get done. ( I'm usually the only one who notices if something doesn't get done anyway). We put too much pressure on ourselves. I say let the dusting wait. Put your feet up, light a candle and relax with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, watch an old black and white Christmas movie, .. or just enjoy the lights of your tree. It's all over so quckly.... so enjoy it
I'll be back with a couple for things to post this week before Christmas. Thanks for taking time to stop by.