Tag Archives: hand-painted

mixing bowl sunday

Superbowl Sunday is my day in our house.  It is the day when Nate goes off to watch football and I have the house to myself.  I cheerily bake Valentine cookies and snuggle in with Masterpiece.  It is one of my favorite days of the year.   Read more…

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kidlit cookies 3.0

I’m not sure I will ever get bored of making cookies based on beloved kids’ characters.  Yes, I have been making these a lot lately.  See here and here.  Oh, and here.  Also these.  And then there’s these that I never blogged about.  I just can’t turn down a request to make character cookies.  Read more…

Anne Shirley has a very bad temper.

I love Anne of Green Gables.  A lot.   Read more…

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…

musical interlude

Wait!  Where did all the Christmas cookies go?!  A few weeks ago, I got a very special request to send ukulele cookies up to New Hampshire.   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…

make way for…

A few weeks ago, two of my favorite people in DC asked me to make cookies for their end of summer party.  The best part–“end of summer” was just a ruse.  They planned to announce their pregnancy and wanted to use cookies as part of their big announcement. What an honor! Read more…

hometown, busytown

This week I am making my annual summer visit to my home state, New Hampshire.  I love New Hampshire in the summer.  When I think back on my childhood, what I remember is beautiful, long summers (I tend to block out the even longer–and much more painful–New Hampshire winters.) 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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june is busting out all over

It is wedding/engagement season.  Three years ago at this time, I was desperately trying to discern the difference between ivory and off-white table linens. As I could not choose (or see the difference), my brother (a man of great  wisdom, taste, and refinement)  noted that my ivory dress might blend in with the table linens, leading to all sorts of embarrassing faux pas should my guests mistake me for a table. We went with off-white and (thankfully) no one tried to eat off of me.  As it turned out, our wedding was wonderful and it had nothing to do with table linens. Read more…

i love weddings.

Two of the kindest, smartest, fanciest, and most endearing people I know got married last weekend. Their wedding was the best possible combination of Jewish-meets-hippie-meets-hipster meets-foodie-meets-liberal DC.

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…

spring, please.

The talking heads will spend the weekend debating the sequester, crisis governance, and partisan gridlock.  But I am thinking about cherry blossoms and warm weather.  I am sick of winter hats, wool coats, and grey skies.  I want to arrive home before dark. I want to wear sandals and white pants. Read more…