Sunday, December 26, 2010

Gingerbread Train Making

Riley, Kaycie and I were invited to a fun party at our sweet Aunt
Joy's house. When we arrived the graham cracker trains were all
assembled and we got to decorate them with tons of goodies.
It was so much fun! Here is Riley's train.
Thanks for the invite!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Black Friday

I swore I would never never ever do any sort of door buster sales on the day after Thanksgiving but those darn Target ads brainwashed me and I had to do it.  I talked angie into going with me. We started out at Walmart.  We got there at 11:00 for the sale that started at 12:00.  It was crazy...I loved it. We bought lots of fun things ...none of which I really needed but it was so much fun.  I bought this pillow pet sleeping bag for Ruby Foo .......see nothing I really needed but it was only $7 so how can you pass that up. 
After waiting in line for hours at Walmart , making best friends with our line neighbors we stopped at Del Taco then on to Old Navy (too crowded so we left) then Kohls (stood in 11 degree weather for 5 minutes to get in) and finally Target (no carts for us to pile things in so we didn't buy much here).   Then home around 6am. I never thought it would be so much fun.  I totally loved it! 

Friday, December 24, 2010

Cookie Exchange 2010

Cookie Exchange 2010 was a success!  
Winners were Christy for Christmas Tree cakepops she also won for best display.  
Tiffany also won for her fantastic cups of joy. 
Shauna won for most festive costume. 

It was lots of fun and there were lots and lots of cookies.  I am already making plans for next year. 

Thursday, December 23, 2010

My Sad Sad Desk

This was my work desk a couple of weeks ago. Lots of super exciting
projects are here. I am happy to say a lot are finished and have been
shipped or are in the final stages of being finalized and approved by
customers. I am also stating right now that the project in the little yellow bag is going to be the source of at least 3 tear filled breakdowns in January.

Have you seen anything like this

In the latest Barefoot Contessa Cookbook - How Easy is That? she has a bunch of tips and one that I loved was buying a large basket for baking trays. I was thinking it would be good for cheese and cutting boards.  I have been looking but no luck.  Please let me know if you run across anything like this.  

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Cookie Exchange Class

Emmy and I taught a cookie exchange class in November. It was so so scary but after it was over I was so glad I did it.  
Emmy worked so hard and did almost all of the baking and brought her fantastic CB2 platters for us to use.  Thanks Emmy

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Caramel Apple Dipping Day

A sure sign that the holidays have arrived - it is caramel apple dipping day at the chocolate factory!