Saturday, June 27, 2009

I HEART cookies

I've been a bit busy the last week making 300+ cookies and 300+ bite-size brownies for a wedding (whose colors are pink and black) The black cookies are actually very dark chocolate brown but they certainly look black. I started making these little cream cheese, chocolate dipped morsels about 5 years ago for my in-law's 50th anniversary. They have been a hit for many occasions since. I forgot to take pictures of the mass production of brownies, but I have some left over so I'll post a picture soon.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Little Dinner Party

Friday Night I co-hosted a Backyard BBQ with my friend Nicki. We provided the meat and Dutch oven Potatoes while everyone brought potluck sides and desserts. I took a few shots after setting up, but forgot to take any once everyone arrived. (typical of me)
The weather was PERFECT except for the little breeze keeping my candles blown out.
I gave all the guests a take home gift of chips and salsa. It was such a fun night of good food and friends.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Teacher Gift

I really do try to incorporate a little bit of homemade into end of the year gifts for teachers. This year I was a bit pressed for time, but managed to create an accordion fold card in a tin that held gift cards from different stores.
Since Mrs. Holloway loves Peanuts, I decorated the top of the tin with Snoopy. Once open, the top fold reads "Hope you find time to do all the things you enjoy this summer"Then each fold has a pocket with a gift card and a note saying... read a good book or enjoy a cool treat.
Then the final fold had a place for Parker to write a personal note to his teacher. It was super fun to make and might have to try it again for another occasion.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Let the Sunshine in!

Ok, so I haven't completely fallen off the edge of the crafting world... I'm still doing a few things here and there...
Just thought I'd share centerpieces I put together for Stake Seminary Graduation.I wanted to keep the colors neutral so it would work for boys and girls.
The colors looked great with the lemonade and lemon water. We served up ice cream and cookies ...simple, but delicious.