Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Be Mine...

Valentine's Day is coming up and I am reminded every time I step in a store. Does not matter if it is a grocery store, clothing store or a drug store. The hearts, candy and shades of red and pink hit you as soon as you step foot in. I am not one to get all crazy for Valentine's Day. Don't get me wrong I may indulge in a box of yummy conversation hearts....I ♥ NECCO or buy a cute heart decoration for the cuteness of hearts. Other than that it is just another day. Funny because Valentine's Day was a lot of fun as a kid. I can remember making cute Valentine's Day holders to tape to the side of my desk in school and then we would all go around and drop our cute little Valentine's in every ones holder. Always looking forward to seeing which one I got from the few boy crushes I had. Then we would have cupcakes, cookies and punch before school was let out. What a FUN day for a kid. So saying that...
I made some fun fuzzy wuzzy 'be mine' bears. XOXO

Monday, February 11, 2013

Butterfly L♥VE

A group of cookie friends decided to send some butterfly love to a very special friend whose Mother had recently passed. Butterflies  represent many things, to ME a butterfly represents not only beauty but a Celebration of Life. A butterfly emerges from it's cocoon and flutters away in it's new life.
Beautiful isn't it? I think so. 
Okay now on to the cookies... I was excited to make butterfly cookies since I have yet to make some. I cut about four to decorate figuring I will mail my favorite. Well I got sick and was unable to finish in time. They sat out and got stale LOL. A week later I baked a couple more so I could send her a fresh one. Because we all know that fresh cookies are the best unless your my husband that really doesn't care because he will dip the cookie in milk to get it soft again haha! Sometimes the second go around your cookie ideas are even better because I also baked some hearts to add to them. The "Love" heart was not in my original idea. 
With that being said here is my cookie for a very special friend ♥ Beautiful...just like her! XOXO
     Butterfly Wings
Like a butterfly emerges
And unfolds its graceful wings,
A child grows and develops
With the love a mother brings.
I'm thankful for the times
When you encouraged me to try,
For God gave me my wings,
But, Mom, you taught me how to fly.
~ Robin Fogle