It seems I've got this 'forgetting to blog' thing pretty much down to a science. May was no exception. Some days I wish I had all the time in the world to sit at my computer and blog about the process of making and decorating my cookies. Some days I wish I could be one of those bloggers who provides useful tutorials and shares their life story through cookies in a witty way.
Then reality sets in and I remind myself to whole heartedly embrace my once every couple of months blogger status. I cherish the hour or so I find the time to sit with a cup of coffee and check in with this virtual world. And once my cup of coffee runs out (or gets cold), I'll quickly resume cherishing the world that happens outside my computer because that's the one that counts.
Here's a recap of what happened at the end of April and all through May.
The thought of doing Minecraft cookies terrified me at first, but I loved how they turned out. Thanks, Carrie!
It's hard to get away from black icing when you're making Wicked cookies! There's just something about that dark background with the white piping that I love! Thanks, Shelley!
I seem to get an Eagle Scout request every May and I love them! Thanks, Mary Virginia!
I made several graduation sets this year and this was my first set of the 2014 graduation season. Thank you, Polly!
This Pen Pal themed set went to a local retirement home for one of their intergenerational programs. I love it when children and seniors get together! Thanks, Sarah!
You know I love making Penn State themed cookies. Congratulations on your graduation, Ashleigh (and thank you)!
My middle sister also graduated from Penn State in May and we had a fun weekend in State College celebrating her accomplishment.
I made some cookies for her, too, but was so busy beforehand, I forgot to take a good picture of them!
Last year, I made Sesame Street cookies for little Jackson. This year it was TMNT! I absolutely LOVE how the drain covers turned out. Thanks, Lindsay!
Off to another graduation party. I love a simple pattern/color scheme! Happy Graduation Lyndsey and thanks, Vicky!
I love a little direction mixed with creative freedom. I'm happy I finally had the chance to try making the minions and I hand painted the man character (whatever his name is!). Thanks, Susie & Matt!
During the Race to Parenthood, back in April, I included an order of '2 dozen your choice' cookies to the raffle table. The winner cashed in for Mother's Day. These cookies were divided into mother and mother-in-law gifts for Mother's Day. Flowers and bright colors was what I was told to do. I love the actual flower cookies that look a bit to gerber daisies to me…though I'm sure they're actually some type of flower (I just don't have a green thumb!). Thanks, Regina!
A little design inspiration from the invitation mixed with a little freedom and knowing the baby was a boy and this is what happens. I loved the two shades of blue together. Thanks, Stinson!
Don't adjust your computer screen. This set is actually done in black, grey and white. A classy spin on the traditional "over the hill" birthday theme. I LOVED them! Thank you, Cara!
These cookies went to a movie night/adoption anniversary celebration. What a fun and amazing reason to celebrate! Thank you, Katie!
More graduation cookies! This set went to a High School grad who is on her way to U of R in the fall and will be playing LaCrosse! Congratulations Katie and Thank you, Pam!
Logo cookies and character cookies always cause a little bit of anxiety for me. Mostly because people know exactly what they're suppose to look like. I'm happy I've gotten the hang of hand painting on cookies because it made this set a whole lot easier! Thank you, Lee Ann!
This set went to a man who just got into the Richmond School of Law. They were a little congratulations gift from a friend. What a sweet friend! Thank you, Lauren!
The initial thought of making so many different colors for the My Little Pony characters initially had me nervous. Then I opted to hand paint. Although, hand painting is pretty time consuming, you can't beat the ability to get the detail that is sometimes hard to do with royal icing. Thank you, Liann!
The biggest event that occurred in May was my middle sister's wedding. She married her love on May 25th and I spent five days in Pennsylvania gearing up for and celebrating the wonderful occasion. We had a brunch on Memorial Day for them and it was such a joyous long, holiday weekend. I made 100 PSU themed cookies for their reception.
And 100 wedding themed cookies for their reception.
My husband and I just before the wedding.
My gorgeous sister & her new husband & the bridal party.
When you're the oldest of 5 girls, your "immediate" family is pretty big! The guys are slowly starting to catch up to the girls! I cherish the times we're all together! Happy wedding, Ally & Matt!