Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Wishing you all a beautiful Holiday Season filled with people you love.

I'll be on vacation until early January!

See you in 2013!

Thanks for stopping by! Lizy B
Pin It

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Cookies for Santa!

Last year I saw these darling cookies by Sue at Munchkin Munchies...

Go look!
They're super cute!

(I'll wait here)

Darling, right?!

So I wrote her a little email asking could I pretty please re-create her cookies, 
and because she's as sweet as can be, she said yes!

(Thanks Sue, you're the best!)

I think Santa will like these, don't you?

(I hope so...mama needs a new camera!)

The snowmen were my favorite!

Every now and again I make a set of cookies that makes me giggle.

This is definitely one of those sets!

Alright....back to the ovens.

Hope your holiday baking is going well!

Thanks for stopping by! Lizy B
Pin It

Friday, December 7, 2012

Snowflake Cookies

It's finally winter in Southern California.

We woke up this morning and looked out over a valley of beautiful, puffy, white....


No snow.  

So I made my own.

Not great for making snowmen or sledding.

Pretty darn good with my coffee though,

 while I'm staring out at that fog.

Thanks for stopping by! Lizy B
Pin It

Monday, December 3, 2012

Homespun Christmas Tree Cookie

At Cookie Con, there were lots of fun treats from our sponsors.

One of the best was a brand new cutter from Karen's cookies!

Pam from Cookie Crazie designed it and they made it just for her!

Then Miss Pam asked me (and a whole bunch of other cookie ladies)
 to join her in a little cookie decorating project!
Of course I said yes!
We could use our new Homespun cookie cutter anyway we liked!
So I made these!

They're all sparkly!!!

There's a silver cookie (light grey icing sprayed with Duff silver food spray) 
with a red tree and white pearl ornaments....
...and a silver cookie with a white tree and red pearl ornaments!
Then I got a little crazy with the spray and turned some white sugar pearls silver!
ooooooooooooo... pretty!
So I made a white cookie with a red tree, just so I could use those little silver pearls.
I can't wait to see what everyone else makes!
Oh, right!
No more are all the cookies!
2 CeCe – Tactical Baker
3 Laurie – Cookie Bliss
4 Andrea – Cupookie
5 Christine – Sugar Cravings
6 Heather – Sugar Nosh Treats
7 Lorraine – Lorraine’s Cookies
9 Nancy – Seasons of Joy
10 Kim – The Partiologist
11 Maryann – Cookie Artisan
12 Jen – Posh Pastries
13 Jennifer – Cookie Cutter Creations
14 Tricia – The Cookie Loft Girls
15 Elizabeth – Lizy B Bakes
16 Stephanie – Ice My Biscuit
17 Melissa – The Baked Equation
18 Liz – Arty McGoo
Miss Pam's not on that list!!!
If you don't know Pam...she's the wonderful lady behind Cookie Crazie.
She bakes beautiful cookies decorated with glaze and 
donates all her profits to her mission work in the Ukraine.
Her cookies are as beautiful as her smile and her spirit, 
I hope you'll stop by her blog and read all about her amazing work!
Thanks for stopping by! Lizy B
Pin It

Saturday, December 1, 2012

My Favorite Personalized Christmas Cookies

These are my all-time favorite Christmas cookies.

I made them last can see the post HERE

Since then, my boys have reminded me many, many, many,
times that I didn't put THEIR names on them.


They were affectionately called 

"Those cute cookies you made, but didn't make for us..."

So like any good mom, I made them again this year.

This time, with the correct names on them!

Thanks for stopping by! Lizy B
Pin It

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Christmas Cookies are Here!!!

Let's start the holiday off with a little humor, shall we?

What does Santa say to Mrs. Claus right before he leaves on Christmas Eve?

That makes me laugh every time I read it.
(I realize I'm probably the only one laughing...but that's okay)

Christmas cookie season has officially arrived!

Here they come!
(These cookies are now available in my Etsy shop!)
If you enjoyed this post, you might also like:

Christmas Cookies...finally!

Cookie Couture!

How to Embarrass Your Tweenage Son.

Thanks for stopping by! Lizy B
Pin It

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Call of Duty Cookies

Call of Duty, Black Ops 2....Cookies.

That is officially the strangest sentence I've ever typed.

If you have a 'gamer' in your life, you most likely know about this game...and how it just came out a week ago...and it's the coolest thing ever...and about the map-packs and zombie gear...
and nuketown...

Oh my.

Like most mothers out there, I'm completely freaked out by the whole thing.

But if you can't beat 'em...join 'em, feed them cookies, 
and insist they have 'A's in all their classes if they are even
 going to think about turning on their Xbox on the weekends.

I thought I'd give you a little window into life with a tweenage boy, ready?

Me:  Hey Ethan, so this new Call of Duty game you're playing, what's it about?  
Is there a town that's been 'nuked' and are you guys running all over it shooting stuff after the war?

Ethan:  No, nuketown has nothing to do with Call of Duty.

Me:  but...What?  
Then why does is say nuketown on all the stuff, and there's even a missile in the '0'.
And there's a radioactive symbol.

Ethan:  Well...yeah. But there wasn't a war.

Me:  Then why is it called Nuketown?

Ethan:  It's a fake town where they test missiles.

Me: So nuclear missiles blew up everything and now you're running around shooting people?

Ethan:  Uh huh.

Me:...isn't that what I said?

Ethan:...(shaking his head and looking at me with pity) It's okay Mom.
The cookies rock.

Yup...that's life.

Now I'm thinking I should have made a Call of Duty cocktail for myself instead.

If you liked this post, you might also like:

How To Embarrass Your Tweenage Son

Cookies For The Hunger Games

My Date With Jack

Thanks for stopping by! Lizy B
Pin It

Sunday, November 25, 2012

What Happened at Cookie Con.....

Earlier this month I was lucky enough to spend 4 days with a
group of incredibly talented cookie ladies.

I've mentioned once or twice that you have to be nice to make cute cookies and this weekend absolutely proved that without a doubt.

Welcome to CookieCon!!

(hosted and produced by Karen and Mike of Karen's Cookies)

This giant ballroom was our cookie home for the days we were in Salt Lake City.

Here we are listening to our presenters introduce themselves 
and the first of HUNDREDS of giveaways from our generous sponsors!


Julia Usher - Recipes for a Sweet Life
Elizabeth Adams - Arty McGoo
Maryann Rollins - The Cookie Artisan
Alison Stinnett - Ali Bee's Bake Shop
Callye Alvarado - Sweet Sugarbelle
Glory - Glorious Treats
Pam Sneed - Cookie Crazie
Lisa Snyder - The Bearfoot Baker


Plastics in Print
The Cookie Thing
The Cookie Cutter Company
American Tradition Cookie Cutters
Country Kitchen Sweetart
Spices etc.
Designer Stencils
Julia Usher
Karen's Cookies
Foose Cookie Cutters
BRP Box Shop
Kool Cookie Cutters

I won Julia Usher's new book from Julia herself!
(...she even signed it!!!)

We spent the weekend laughing and chatting and 
finally meeting other bakers and bloggers that we only know through the internet.

Arty McGoo (left) lights up a room just as brightly as you would imagine her to.

(I'm in the middle)

And Miss Pam (right)...she doesn't know this yet, but I've adopted her. 
Uh-huh, I have.

She's my new sister and we're going to decorate the world with Christmas trees together.
They will be decorated with cookies.  

Her cookies will be covered in glaze, mine with royal icing,
 and they will live in harmony and create world peace.

Here's Callye, Miss Sugarbelle herself!
She's lovely and gracious and sweet as can be.

...and we totally have baby boys that were born on exactly the same day of the same year!

I have no idea what that means...but how fun is that!?

I'm sure they'd be best friends forever if they'd met and would talk for
 hours about how much they just want a package of Oreos!

Miss Lisa!  The Bearfoot Baker!

Love her.  Just love her.
She's great.

I might even camp if it meant hanging out with her!

I met lots and lots of people...just not enough photos!
Too much laughter.

We left the hotel now and again.
Delicious dinners, shopping and .....

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir!

They were amazing...and I'm hoping they said a prayer for the crazy cookie ladies.

Know why?

We had to clean up this room after demo day.

The cookies were gorgeous....

tablecloths, not so much.

Karen and Mike are already planning the next CookieCon!

Hope you'll join us!

If you liked this post, you might also like:

Thanks for stopping by! Lizy B
Pin It

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Happy Holiday Weekend!

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend with friends and family 
as much as I am.

We'll be decorating our tree just as soon as Jack stops giving it hugs.

Thanks for stopping by! Lizy B
Pin It
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...