Last weekend I got a kid-free day to spend as I chose…
It didn’t take me long to decide that the day could be best spent decorating cookies! It was great to have a day to just play, with no real expectations or requirements. And no pressure… if they didn’t turn out, I can always just send them to work with hubby. My husband’s co-workers are always glad to take cookies off our hands (or in my case… hips).
The photo above is a set of Halloween cookies I made last year. But I liked them so much, I stuck with some of the same designs this year. Cute, fun and not too spooky.
No tricks, just treats =)
Want to make some fun Halloween cookies of your own?
My sugar cookie recipe is HERE.
I have a simple decorating tutorial to get you started is HERE.
And I have a cute packaging post for these cookies HERE.
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I can’t wait to see how you use your beautiful bunting!
One of my blogging friends, Tracey Lau
, recently tagged me in a little game called “7 Random Things”. I don’t normally post “random” things on this blog, but I thought I could make an exception just this once. I mean, how can I say no to a person who is so incredibly talented that she can…
take photos like this…
make desserts like these…
and set up a dessert table like this…
So here are 7 random things about me…
1. I married my high school sweetheart, and 13 years later am still very glad I did!
2. I’m 5’11″ tall, and have been since I was 13… yes, the phrase “jolly green giant” was tossed my way a time or two.
3. I was homeschooled until 8th grade… and I think I turned out pretty o.k. =)
4. I am currently training for a marathon (my first, and most likely only!). Last week I ran 10 miles (at once!) for the first time. When I started training in January, I couldn’t run 1/2 mile. I don’t look like a “runner”, but that may have something to do with my other hobby… baking cupcakes!
5. I made my own wedding dress… hey, these are supposed to be “random” so that’s what I’m doing!
6. My favorite indulgences (to buy)… Starbucks, ribbon, cake stands, glassybaby
7. I won first place (and $50.00!) at the county fair when I was 12 for a homemade Lemon Meringue Pie. And again the next year for a Chocolate cake.
That’s it! Seven random things. If you enjoyed them, you can thank Tracey
. If not, well I promise I’ll get back to sweets, crafts, recipes and parties next week.
Either way, do yourself a favor and head over to Tracey’s blog, Tracey Lau- Art & Soul
, it’s full of all things sweet and beautiful.
Have a great weekend!
* All photos in this post by Tracey Lau
, and are being used with permission *
Earlier this week
I showed off a variety of beautiful ways to use buntings, both large and small, to dress up your next party. Today, I have a fun giveaway from Blue Moon Studios
for a gorgeous fabric bunting. One (or more!) of these buntings would be a gorgeous backdrop for a dessert table, a perfect decoration for an outdoor party, and an adorable banner to hang in your child’s bedroom or playroom.
Here are just a few of the beautiful fabric buntings handmade by Blue Moon Studios
The bunting above would be so versatile for a variety of children’s parties, or would be amazing in a playroom!
I love this red, white and black one! It would be so cute for a ladybug theme or pirate party.
And for goodness sake.. this one has polka-dots (which I love on anything!!) and CUPCAKES!
These buntings are made of quality fabrics, and are double sided, so they look great from every angle!
Ready to win one?
The winner will get to pick a bunting of their choice from Blue Moon Studios
Etsy store (up to $25.00 value)
~ How to enter ~
For one entry- Head on over to Blue Moon Studios and have a look at their gorgeous selection of buntings. Come back here and leave a comment telling me your favorite (if you win, you don’t have to stick with your choice).
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Add Glorious Treats to the blog links on your blog, add the Glorious Treats button to your blog, blog about this fun giveaway, or post on Facebook about the giveaway. (Include the link to your blog or Facebook page in your comment)
Leave a separate comment for each entry.
A maximum of three entries total per person.
Please make sure to include your e-mail address, so I can contact the winner.
This giveaway ends Saturday, Sept. 25th, 7:00 pm Pacific.
Winner will be chosen using Random.org and will be announced by Monday, Sept. 27th.
Over the past year I’ve seen a beautiful trend in the party world…the increased use of buntings as party decor. Buntings can be made of paper or fabric, and may include wording, like a banner, or used simply as decoration. I made a paper bunting/banner for my daughter’s candy party
earlier this year and I really loved the way it completed the candy buffet (shown below). I’ve continued to see buntings of all colors, shapes and sizes adding beauty to birthdays, showers and weddings. Below are a few of my favorites. These may give you some ideas as to how you could include a bunting (or two or three) in your next celebration.
~ (above) Photo details ~
(top left) Gorgeous paper banner designed by Pen N’ Paperflowers
, as displayed by one of her customers, Heather Sullivan.
(bottom left) Perfect bunting/banner for a boys party from Hello Naomi
(party by scissors, paper, cake
(bottom right) Beautiful fabric bunting available on Etsy from Blue Moon Studios
Of course most anything that looks great full sized, looks even cuter when it’s tiny! Check out these adorable mini buntings (below) use to dress up cakes and cupcakes.
~ (above) Photo details ~
(top left) Gorgeous cake bunting available from Etsy seller Kiki La Ru
Above image from Rileigh of Blue Satin Sashes.
Isn’t the photo above is just magical? It makes me want to drop everything and go set up a pretty tea party!
But first, I need to go make some buntings!
*All images used with permission*