Hey there sweet bloggy friends! My apologies for the radio silence, but as I’m sure most of you guessed, our newest little gal arrived a couple weeks ago!
Say hi to Miss Adair Josephine! She’s giving you a sassy little wave here!
Everything about Adair has been entirely different from our experience with Quinn. Our little Quinnlet’s arrival was painfully slow, clocking in at 30 hours of labor. When she finally popped out, we were met with a sweet, but colicky baby. She struggled to sleep, crying until her wee voice was horse. She had problems nursing and she never wanted to be put down. Poor gal, poor mama, poor daddy.
My due date is here, but the baby is not, so we have more time to chat cookies! Woo!
Living in Southern California with a two and a half year old means lots of summer beach outings and lots of cute beach cookies. Last year, I had had a blast making flip flops, parasols, surfboards and bikinis.
This year’s first official beach cookie is the Sweet Summer Sand Castle and I totally love ‘em!
Baby girl #2 will be here super soon (I’m due in a week!), so with limited cookie-time remaining, I want to focus on cookie designs that I really love. Designs I’ve been itching to try and can’t bear the thought of setting aside for a few months.
At the top of that list is rainbow cookies. I’m on a big sky kick these days and have yet to add rainbows to my sky cookie collection.
First though, I had two challenges to overcome: I don’t have a rainbow cookie cutter and I sure don’t have the energy to mix up a zillion different icing colors…
Sometimes a sugar cookie can be simple, yet still catch your eye, and a cupcake can be easy to make from scratch, yet fully satisfy your sweet tooth. You can skip the box mix and you don’t even need a stand mixer for this recipe, but it will totally knock your socks off.
Vanilla Chai Cupcakes that really embody the warm spiciness of chai in both the cake and the frosting. And of course, you can toss on a cookie cupcake topper and they’re that much more awesome.
“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” Marcus Aurelius
No doubt, I’m one of zillions who love the sky. Puffy white clouds and stormy purple expanses. The vivid yellow sun and sparkling silver stars. I love bumping into beauty when I least expect it and then realizing its overhead, out front, and all around.