Category Archives: holidays

a lot of cookies.

I try to pace my posts this time of year, but inevitably, I end up doing a Christmas Eve blog dump.   Read more…

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nordic sweater tutorial

I am a big time doodler. I doodle during meetings at work. I doodle during conference calls. I doodle during regular calls. I doodle a lot, and mostly cookie patterns. Read more…

’tis (almost) the season

I got a jump start on holiday cookies this year.  Last weekend, I started to make Thanksgiving cookies.  I cut out a bunch of circles, intending to revisit the pie cookies I made last year. Read more…

once upon a midnight dreary

I am still playing around with my new airbrush.  For my final set of 2014 Halloween cookies, I used it to create a neat antique effect.   Read more…

boo!

I have a new cookie toy!  My husband gave me an airbrush system for my birthday.  I spent the last two weeks playing with it and trying to figure it out. Read more…

cute quickie cookies

Need to make cute cookies in a hurry?  Or cookies simple enough to make with kids? Many of the cookies on this blog are time-consuming and complicated.  Some are very time-consuming.  But today I am sharing a set of cookies that I wouldn’t ordinarily post on the blog: quickie cookies.  Read more…

easter egg tutorial

The first time I made cookies for Nate, he remarked, “it’s amazing what you can do with lines and dots!”  It’s true.  With the right colors and designs, easy techniques can have a powerful impact.

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finally spring

It was a long, wet, cold winter in the nation’s capital.  Despite the fact that 2013 was the warmest year on record — and the warmest and driest in California–Nate and I suffered near-New England-like conditions down here in DC.   Read more…

my funny valentine

I have been a bad blogger.  I have been tied up with work and renovations.  I found time to make a few cookies in between, but failed to post them.  I actually made Valentine cookies… and have finally decided to post them 1 day short of two months later. Read more…

home renovations and cookie decorations

I had a very busy weekend.  I finished my Christmas cookies AND we completed the living room renovation.  I am feeling super crafty and handy right now.  I am also feeling tired, so I will keep this short.  Merry everything, everyone!

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options paralysis

It is already December 8 and I am still searching for this year’s holiday style.  I started out with a retro theme, which morphed into an ugly sweater theme, which has devolved into a total free-for-all.   Read more…

pie cookies

Because we need to work on the house, Nate and I will spend Thanksgiving at home in DC.  When we started working on the house back in June, we thought all of the work would be completed by August.  We did not know much about fixing houses in June. Read more…

pollster by day and night

First, I have to thank my colleague Lester for giving me the title for this post.  In an email exchange timestamped 3 am, he questioned the legitimacy of “pollster by day.”  It is true;  lately I have been a pollster by day and night and those dark quiet hours in between.  Read more…