As we all look forward to the beautiful potential of a new year, it’s nice to pause and look back at 2011 to remember the work we’ve done, the goals attained, and the memories made. Of course Glorious Treats is just one part of my life, but it is a very big part. Baking, and creating beautiful things is my passion and I love being able to share my joy with you!
Looking back, I’m realizing why this year went to fast… I was busy! In addition to doing my best to take care of our home (with lots of help from my amazing husband), I’ve homeschooled my oldest daughter (2nd grade), and chased around my pre-schooler all the while!
Early in the year I had the opportunity to attend a taping of the Oprah show (thanks Sharnel!!), and to close the year I fulfilled a longtime dream and was included in a segment on the Martha Stewart Show! And along the way this year I made some wonderful new friends! I met lots of wonderful bloggers at the Wilton Blogger’s Workshop, then met in person many long time “Cookie friends” this past fall at Cookie Camp.
In between doing dishes, 2nd grade math and flying around the country, I made a lot of cupcakes… and cookies… and treats! In fact, in 2011 I’ve posted the nice round number of 100 blog posts!
Here are a few of my favorites (and hopefully yours too!) of 2011…
Joy’s Ladybug Birthday (photo by Gene Chutka)
Pink and Purple Penguin Party (photo by Gene Chutka)
I think my oven must have been on for 600 hours this year! And lets not even think about how many bags of powdered sugar I went through!
I’d love to hear which posts were your favorites. What would you love to see more of in 2012?
Wishing you all a safe, happy and sweet New Year!
Bediels & Co. (Jen) says
Simply Gorgeous! Every one of them!!! Happy New Year Glory! I look forward to more posts in 2012~
your pictures are wonderful and everything seems so delicious, what a lovely blog!
Congratulations on all of your successes this year. I am sure 2012 will be an amazing year for you!!!
Looks like a busy and beautifully delicious year for you! I hope you have another beautiful year but I'm sure you'll make sure of that ;D
Dinx @ Lovely in Random xoxo
Cristin (Pinkie) says
Happy New Year Glory! I love ALL your posts. My favorites are the ones that add a personal touch about you. My very favorite cookies were the penguin pink & purple party cookies. Those were so beyond gorgeous!
Poet Whale says
Happy New Year!
Thank you for posting such a wonderful blog to lift one's spirits.
If I had to choose between viewing pretty icing and shoes, then I'd choose icing.
Much to My Delight says
You have such an incredible talent and more patience than I could ever wish for. Hope your 2012 is just as sweet to you as 2011 has been!
I just love to see your posts – they are always so inspiring – thank you! One of my goals this year is to have my vanilla cupcakes come out as perfect as yours!
Karen @ Sugartown Sweets says
So much beautifulness!! I LOVE your blog..the Pink Ombre cake is amazing! Happy New Year!
Lots of beautiful in one place! Happy New Year, Glory Bee!!