Can you believe it's already October?
I sure can't!
I mean, I've been wishing the year would move in super slow motion ever
since we learned that October is the month our Ranger deploys back
to Afghanistan for the fourth time. Nevertheless, despite my wish...
That the day would never come or that at the very least someone
would call it off... Here we are, with less than five days to go!
Of course, I'm doing what I usually do before a deployment...
Filling the time I should be sleeping with baking busy-work!
Because who can sleep? Not me... I'm still going strong on day six!
Sunday I finished sorority cookies for a friend and tonight, it's Owls and Bats!
I've wanted to create these owl cookies for the longest time!
the December 09 issue of Martha Stewart Living... And, you already know how
crazy I am for cookie cutters from CopperGifts.com, so when they partnered, I
couldn't wait to add the new Sweet DaniB cookie cutters to my collection!
You can find Dani's template for her Autumnal Owl here. And you can
The decoration for this owl employs all the same decorating
techniques I learned following my friend Bridget's blog!
Outlining, flooding and wet-on-wet icing designs!
I like it!
I like it... A lot!
A few of these wise owls will be traveling to Ft. Benning in a couple of days...
Because I want the Ranger to have one before he leaves! I mean, this will be
the second Christmas he's overseas and the fourth birthday he'll miss at home
too. So the least that can happen is he gets to have one of my Halloween cookies...
Thank you in advance for the prayers I know you're sending
for our Ranger and all our brave men and women in uniform