Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Birthday Birdies and Owl Cookies!

When I moved into my college dorm room many moons ago,
(no...I will NOT tell you how many)

I met Sarah.

She was my new roommate and was (is) pretty much perfect.

Super friendly and welcoming.
Fun, silly, wicked smart and girlie without being 'mean girlie'.

Completely sensible, but also absolutely the girlfriend you knew 
you'd have a great time with all weekend.

Love her.

Plus, she totally introduced me to Joe, who became my super awesome husband.

Because of this I will NOT post the only picture of us I could find.

We are wearing bathrobes and wearing mud masks.

Instead, I will show you the cookies I made for her, for her birthday!

Her Mom wanted to send her some sweet little owls!

I added a loving family tree and some little baby birds 
since she has two little birdies of her own.

She let me make them all springtimey and happy.

Which is perfectly appropriate for Sarah.

Because whenever I think of her....

I don't just remember that she is now a wonderful teacher and mom,

and a super brave breast cancer survivor,

but she has always been one of my best examples of who a girlfriend should be.

I wish she lived closer and that we got to see each other often.

But I hope she knows that I think of her all the time,

and always with a smile.

Hope your Birthday was extra Happy!

(Joe says 'Hi' too!)

Thanks for stopping by! Lizy B
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Monday, May 13, 2013

My Favorite Cookie Font!

It's graduation season all over the country!

All month long munchkins and big people will be wearing those silly little flat hats and graduating!

Which of course means.....lots and lots of cookies!

These are a favorite of mine and I make them using Sugarbelle's tutorial.

Callye (Sugarbelle) is the queen of combining cookie cutters and 
changing their shapes to work best for her (and us).

I suck at it am not.

So, I'm always grateful for her posts about cutter shapes and uses.

I do, however, really REALLY like using all different fonts on my cookies.

I LOVE this one!

I love the little sideways 'O's.

And the 'G'!  It's hard to find a G that looks good in sugar.

It's called ENVIEW.....

You can find it for free HERE

I first started using it because it reminded me of the architectural lettering I had to practice 

foreeeevvveeer in college.


My hand hurt for the entire quarter.

It's kind of fitting to use a font that reminded me of college on a college graduation cookie...

I didn't over think that or anything, did I?



Congratulations Kristin!

You did it!

...and I made it through another graduation season without putting


on a single cookie!

Thanks for stopping by! Lizy B
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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Simply Sweet Mother's Day Cookies!

I've found a quiet little corner of the house to show you a little Mother's Day Treat.

(okay, so maybe the quiet is due to the are LOUD)

Happy Mother's Day everyone!!!

Our sad soggy little laundry room floor has turned into ripped up 
wood, carpet, tile, baseboards and three giant trash bags full of wallpaper.


But, we're in the home stretch 
and we'll be back to normal in a couple of weeks.

(I really hope I didn't just jinx us) 

I made a few batches of Mother's Day cookies in the lull 
before the demo started up again and these were my favorites.

They're inspired by my Faith, Hope and Joy cookies from last year.

Super simple to make.

Just a basic white cookie with an black outline and 'Mother' piped in the middle.

They would be really sweet signed by a munchkin with an edible marker instead.


A few ribbon roses on the side with leaves.

Sweet Sugarbelle and Ali Bee's Bakeshop both have great tutorials for ribbon roses.

(I've learned sooooo much from those ladies!)

Hope you all enjoy your weekend!

I'll be here at home....

....with the contractors....

...and the growing pile of debris in my driveway...

...and the eight foot tower of sofas.

(oh my)

Thanks for stopping by! Lizy B
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