How to Make Ornate Frame Decorated Cookies

Sugar cookie decorating -- tropical luau island cookies

There is something about seeing the sun again for the first time in ages that makes me look around my house and think, "Oh my gosh!! Do you even OWN a vacuum or Windex or ANYTHING AT ALL that is remotely related to cleaning and organizing you cavewoman??!!" And then I say to myself, "Gah! You know I do. I hid it under that mountain of laundry so I didn't feel guilty staring at it all the time."

How to Make Decorated Hibiscus Cookies Using a Rose Cutter

Decorated Luau cookies -- tutorial

You guys. I wish you could all be right here in my living room THIS VERY SECOND!!!!! I **NEED** someone else to be hearing this!!! My little very-nearly-three-but-totally-the-boss-thank-you-very-much Little P is playing the piano and singing for me. I'm not sure if you've heard the song before, but it goes a little something like this --

How to Make GREENERY Colored Icing

How to mix greenery colored frosting -- cookie decorating

I think it would be safe to say that absolutely no part of the month of January went as planned. I was determined to be "organized" this be "on top of things" and to stop "freaking out because I put everything off until the very last possible second and then took an ice cream break anyway." I spent a whole afternoon making lists and color coding my January calendar so that I could efficiently balance cookies and family and still have time to make myself  a better person by reading instructive and insightful novels and spending quality time with my running shoes.

How to Make Caramel and Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

Whip up a fun Valentine's Day treats with caramel and chocolate covered pretzel rods!

Last night I dreamed that I was in the middle of a zombie apocalypse while watching a private Cirque Du Soleil performance in an opera house. I'm not really sure if it's a commentary on all the late nights (early mornings) I've been putting in lately or a result of the panic I feel at trying to comprehend how all the tiny little plastic pieces are supposed to fit together to create my son's Cub Scout Space Derby rocket.

How to Make Decorated Heart Padlock Cookies for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day cookie decorating -- padlock hear sugar cookies

It snows a lot here. I like when it snows at night while I'm sleeping. Because then when I wake up in the morning it's like, "Ohhh you sneaky snow -- Look at you!" And then I complain a little about shoveling even though my husband does almost all of the shoveling. And then what's done is done.