Saturday, October 25, 2014

Halloween Cookies

Trick or Treat!
Give me something good to eat!!!
Like Cookies....






Happy Halloween Everyone!!!!

Smiles,
Marci


Monday, September 29, 2014

Happy Monday......


Happy Monday.......
Yes...
This does make it a happy Monday....
What makes me sad...
is waiting till April to see the second half of season 1.



Hope everyone has a happy Monday and a great rest of the week!

Marci

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Summer Wrap up....

Instead of me making a list of excuses...
excuses for why I have not baked...
or decorated cookies...
I thought it might be better if I show you...

So here it is...
Summer in a snapshot....







Hope everyone had a great summer.  
Pumpkin Season is almost upon us.

Smiles,
Marci

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Miss me? Simple Cookies and a hello!

I bet you all have missed me.
Ha!
I have been busy making the most out of summer.
which means I haven't been baking much...
or decorating much..
Instead...
I have been swimming
sunbathing
napping
reading
lounging on patios
enjoying cool summer nights
chasing sunsets
eating.... smores, fresh pasta, summer fruit and anything else that catches my eye
chasing boys around the house
having water gun fights
and feeling content.
Content.
I felt no pressure to blog.  
Which is just the way I should feel.


I did decorate some simple cookies a few weeks ago...
and simply never shared them.
So here they are...


Inspired by some cookies I found on Pinterest.
Made by CaramelCookies


I still have a few more things I want to get done this summer.
So- If you don't hear from me..
Picture me out by the lake catching a sunset...


Enjoy the last few days of summer everyone!

Smiles,
Marci


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Beach Boys.....

Beach Boys....
Two cuties.
One beach party.
plenty of water guns and water balloons...
Cake, cookies and snacks galore.
It was a perfect party!


I think my sister should be a party planner.
She throws amazing parties.
I want to get engaged or something..
just so she can throw me a party.


Maybe she will have one kicking 80th birthday party for me...
Here's to hoping I can do that inner tube course as well as I did this day...
Which was not impressive at all....
What is impressive...
This party!


If social work doesn't work out for me...
You will find me and my sister in Cleveland...
opening our party planning business...


It was a pretty humid day.  
But, it was perfect weather for swimsuits and water games.



Favor pails filled with summer goodies.





The cakes... 
There were two of them.  
Delicious.


My contribution.
Cookies.
I didn't even get to eat one.  
They were gone.
Gone. Gone.






It was a beautiful day.
One I hope my nephews remember.
I know I will.

Smiles, 
Marci
Aka- Aunt CiCi

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Fourth of July Cookies.... and a funny.

Happy Fourth of July Everyone!

This one is for Nky....
I remember when I heard my first gun shot.  
Like real gun shot- not the movies or fake ones.
I was at my first 'real' job in a bad neighborhood.
I heard a 'pop' and I instinctively dove under my desk. 
My boss thought that I was nuts.
No one else even batted an eye at the gun shot. 
Sadly, I too became immune to the sound.
I heard lots of 'pops', 'ratatatats' and 'popopopop' noises while I worked there.  


Sooooooo...
There is no easy way to transition from gun shots to cookies.
Here we go...
I made cookies.  
Not for me.
Rather- for a bake sale at work.
Phew- transition done. 


They have their usual imperfections.  


But, they did make a pretty plate of cookies. 


If I have the energy, I may try to make up another batch before the actual holiday.


Happy Fourth Everyone.  
I hope that there is lots of burgers, fireworks and sweets to fill your weekend!

Smiles,
Marci

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Cloud Cookies

I am in love.
With these cookies.
They are so simple
and darling.
I rarely get all doe eyed.
But, I did.


What made these cookies even sweeter....
Is the trip back to the Netherlands.
I made these cookies for my friend
to take back home...
for her Gender Reveal Party!


The cookies have nothing to do with the gender...
Rather, they served as the theme...


Congratulations Sophie & Robert!!!


Okay.
I will stop being all mushy now....
And resume my social worker cynicism.

Happy Days and Smiles to all of you!
(okay a little mush stayed)
Marci