Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Cookies Are Calling {Home Made Decorative Sugar}

The other day, I came across the extra sugar cookie dough that was put in the freezer around Christmastime.  Cake, pie, candy, and chocolates... they're all absolutely delicious, but for me the reigning sweet treat of them all are cookies.  So, while a little bit dangerous, I thawed that lovely ball of dough and began choosing cookie cutters.

Not up for fiddling around with a batch of icing, I needed a quick and easy way to decorate those cookies.  I was wishing that my pantry was stocked with coloured decorative sugar when I realized... why not make my own coloured sugar!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Word of the Year

This year, many people are choosing a "Word of the Year" instead of making a new year's resolution.  The goal is to "choose one word has the potential to inspire you and create intention in your life, all year long." (Layla Palmer. "Word of the Year". The Lettered Cottage. January 6, 2012).

The word that I have chosen for 2012 is spark.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

You'd Think We Like Food Around Here

Maybe it was the gloomy weather.  Maybe it was my toddler who refused to nap for several days.  Maybe it was the aftermath of a wonderful holiday season (I hope you all had a great one and are enjoying the start of this new year).  Whatever it was, over the past few days (ok, let's be honest... the past week), I haven't had the motivation to do... well, anything.

Do you ever have days (or weeks) like that too?

So this post has been sitting here all written up, waiting for me to take and upload the photos to go along with it.  Today, the sun is shining brightly, the baby monitor is actually quiet right now (thank goodness!  I am REALLY not ready to give up nap time and I don't think Oliver is either), and I've finally gotten these pictures together...

We really did have a fabulous time visiting with family and friends in December and we're getting back to our regular routines (with lots of great new toys thrown into the mix).  Let me introduce a few of them...