Friday, December 14, 2018
It was my "little" guy's birthday recently. He's a teen and doesn't care much to spend time with me or his father. That's fine - it's completely normal! But just like other parents, I'm not too happy about it. So in an effort to get him away from his video games and spend quality time together, one of his birthday gifts was a cookie decorating class for the two of us with Amelia's Desserts in Chesapeake. I was so blown away by the entire experience I felt compelled to share!Allow me to begin by saying Amy has created a wonderful experience and incredible brand. I'm in awe! Be sure to check her website for the story of Amelia, which you can find here. I totally felt like an Amelia, creating (not baking as the tagline says since the cookies were already baked for us) small things with love, by the end of a lovely evening! My teen enjoyed it as well...and it involved spending time with me rather than a video game! :DThis first cookie below was actually one of the last we did. Amy had created the cake pops and cookie base for us. We simply had to create the snow and add the tree and snowman. So stinking cute! I'm not sure I can eat any of these, as much as I love sugar cookies, because they're so pretty! Amy made learning the decorating techniques so simple. It was relaxing to "work" on the ...
When I learned a friend has some chickens, I let him know I am interested in trying fresh eggs. Well, he recently brought some eggs for us to try. I have to say they were delicious...and quite pretty in their simplicity!
Friday, February 03, 2017
Today is one of those days when I just want to curl up with a book, cup of tea, and slice of pie...like these my mom made for Thanksgiving a few years ago. Her pies are always so pretty! I decided I needed to take some shots of them. What better image to share for our first Foodie Friday post? We love food in our family! It seems whenever I share some of our recipes (with images of course) on social media, they have sparked an interest. I thought I might like to step things up and learn a bit about food photography. A personal project! Well, things have been so busy around here lately, I haven't had much time. :( I promise our Foodie Friday posts will get better! So I'd like to know...what would you like to see for our Foodie Friday posts? Any particular recipes? Are there any food photographers you like to follow? Let me know! And hopefully I will find some time to play in the kitchen before our next post in four weeks. ;) Have a fabulous weekend!