My best friend (and former roomie) Kate needed a hostess gift a few weeks ago. She was heading to Annapolis for the opening of rockfish season. She figured food would be a nice touch.
I was so excited when AJ contacted to me help out with her Godson’s first birthday.
Eek! Farm animals? I managed the birds, but could I do horses, cows, pigs and sheep? I really wasn’t sure.
Well, you know, since my computer decided to freeze last night (ensue PANIC) and today it had to be completely deleted and reset. So that means, I no longer have said invites. Guess that just means you have to trust me.
Yesterday, I focused on the fact that I turned 30 this weekend. I have details and food and a few DIY projects to show you, but I’m still easing into this whole “I’m 30! Yay!” thing.
I had a lot of freedom when it came to color and design. I settled on a modern masculine color palette (or at least that’s what I think blues and oranges are) and some traditional birthday icons – candles, balloons, cakes. You know all those things that just made your 5th birthday.
Granddad loves Westerns. Mini-series or full-length feature. New or old. Seen or unseen. He loves them all. If John Wayne is in it, well, that’s like hitting the lotto.
So, I can only imagine how disappointed he would be to find out I had to do a Google search when I was contacted to do these cookies. See, the soon-to-arrive baby will be loosely named after the main character, Gus, in Lonesome Dove. (On my behalf, I knew it was a Western. I just didn’t know much after that.)
Cousin Pam (you remember her from this post, right?), who ordered these cookies for a book club friend, wanted to tie-in the name reference with the cookies.
One of my friends from Philadelphia contacted me a couple of weeks ago to see if I could do some car cookies for his son’s third birthday. Could I? Absolutely!
I had a car cookie cutter just waiting to be used. Plus, with the birthday party scheduled for November 26, it was the perfect way to break out of the Thanksgiving sugar cookie monotony. Blue would be a much appreciated change after being elbow deep in brown, red, orange and yellow royal icing for days.
The theme for the party is Cars. So we decided on…
Hopefully they are the perfect addition to what I am sure will be a fabulous 3rd birthday party!!!
Last week was college roommate week here at Kristina’s Confections! You’ve already seen the thank you basket I put together for my roommate, Cait.
Well, my other college roommate, E, asked me to make some cookies for her cousin who just had her second son. She thought cookies would be a nice treat for the big brother. Cookies are much more exciting for a three-year old than flowers or balloons. Just stating the facts.
In true E fashion, she was very open to colors, design and phrases. I suggested a navy, light blue and yellow palate. She was happy with that.
Then we agreed on…
Now I just hope big brother enjoyed these cookies as much as he’s (hopefully) enjoying the new baby!
There wasn’t exactly a theme for the shower, but, if you know Emily, you know “beachy preppy” pretty much embodies every fiber of who she is and who Salter will be. She has even declared that navy will be Salter’s signature color (who knew babies had signature colors these days?!).
Anyway, the lunch spread was delicious – Ann made homemade chicken salad, shrimp salad, egg salad and orzo salad. And she bought delicious rolls. Really delicious rolls (I love bread, so it was worth noting). It was a perfect combination for a Sunday afternoon.
As for dessert, Ann asked me to make carrot cake minis (Emily doesn’t like chocolate… I know, what?) and some sugar cookies. Ann and I discussed a couple of different designs, but after seeing these anchor coasters Ann bought for the shower, I thought they would be great on large medallions. Ann suggested a monogram (obviously) and so it was set:
And since it was a baby shower, the good ol’ onesie had to make an appearance. Again, working off the coasters, I decided on these:
Simple. And definitely beachy preppy.
Now the wait is on for the little guy to make his big debut!!!