The First of May

I remember making small May Day baskets one year in elementary school…maybe it was the first grade? Little containers filled with flowers, brought home to adorn my neighbor’s door, secretly of course. The anxiety over not getting caught as I slipped the ribbon over the door knob of my unsuspecting recipient was quite exhilarating. At […]

Busy as a Melissa Joy Bee

You’d never guess it was a month with no major cookie holiday. It seemed as though I was in the kitchen non-stop this April, and now looking back on the photos, perhaps I had been. Holy cookies Batman! Here’s a sampling… Dreaming of summer for a silent auction at my boy’s school. My Grandparent’s Anniversary, […]

How does your garden grow?

These may be my most favorite cookies I’ve ever done. For this week anyway. They were definitely a labor of love. Let me tell you something, decorating sugar cookies is not so easy peasy. It takes a long time, a steady hand, and a bunch of patience. But IΒ love it. It’s been borderline obsession lately. […]

Bunny Mission Accomplished

Finally the last of the Easter cookies have been completed! It took me a while to find my rhythm, but once I did, it came like gangbusters. Then I scrambled to get them all organized, wrapped, shipped or frozen. That’s usually the way it goes. Lots of ideas to try leads to lots of extra […]

I’m definitely no CΓ©zanne

Art class in school was by far my favorite. Always. I loved just about everything, but I was never really crazy about painting. I completely admire those who can create in this way though. I especially love watercolors and I’ve got a Pinterest Board to prove it. Some of my favorite children’s books are in […]

Bunny Block

I will admit that I just took down a very small Dept. 56 Christmas village that had been on my mantle since just after Christmas. Don’t judge. It didn’t really look Christmasy, but more wintery, alright? I dragged out the Easter decor in hopes of finally getting a spring vibe around here, though the weather […]

Hey Girlfriends!

I’m like the kid on Christmas who’s got a gift and gives it early. When I am excited about a cookie idea, I just gotta show someone because I love it right then and can’t wait! That’s what happened with these. {Here’s a spoiler alert to the Far Pond Ladies} My high school girlfriends and […]