Simple Sunshine Cookies

simple sunshine cookies

Yesterday was a trifecta of a day in our family. It was Father's Day, it was our son's 2nd birthday and it's the first day of  summer. I made these cookies to celebrate. These are some cool-cat simple sunshine cookies.  It was appropriate treat since the sun was out in full force and the temperature was a balmy 99 degrees. It's only going to get hotter now. And I love it! I even sort of took pictures of the process. Which I always forget to do. These are so quick and easy to make. … [Read more...]

Ironman 70.3 Cookies & Race Recap

Ironman Cookies

Last week was one of the most memorable weeks of my entire life! At the beginning of the week we got the news of Dr. Jones getting to go to the White House, the end of the week I participated in my first Ironman 70.3. I've been training for months for this race and it finally came! (Ironman 70.3 is sometimes called a half ironman. And in case you aren't familiar it involves swimming 1.2 miles, biking 56 miles and then running 13.1 miles.) I'll give you a race report below, if you're into that … [Read more...]

Mountain Peak Cookies

Mountain Range Cookies

A few months ago, I got a commission to create cookies from a neighbor. Her request was not typical. No baby shower or birthday cookies here. She wanted cookies with a mountain scene for a work conference. This was the logo and what I had to work with.  She specifically requested no writing on the cookie. They were okay with either realistic or cartoon-ish mountains. I love the mountains in this photo, but I also love the wild flowers and grass in the foreground. I had a while to … [Read more...]

Stop Being a Mom Hater!


Anita posted this last Mother's Day. We've had lots of people search for and read it this week so we thought we'd share it again. Enjoy! I made some cookies for Mother's Day. But that is kind of a side note to today's post. It appears that I have something to say about Mother's Day. Who knew? I used to think Mother's Day was just a nice Sunday when moms got  ugly adorable homemade earrings. But last year, I got the "coveted" opportunity to speak in church on Mother's Day. I was … [Read more...]

Make Your Own White Food Color Marker

how to make a white food color pen

Stop everything! This is big, Big, BIG news! I have been on a quest. A quest to find or make a white food color marker with a fine tip. They (whoever they are) just don't make white fine tipped food color markers. Do you ever just want to add a little highlight? Do you want to make killer chalkboard cookies but can't paint? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then I'm so happy to say that I have discovered how to make your own white food color marker. And it is SO EASY. … [Read more...]