I was in cahoots with my mom’s friend and coworker Lisa to send some cookies to a Retirement Dinner Party that they were throwing for her. Bandaids and eye charts (for kindergardeners). Some “Retire Mints” (get it?!) and a little Rx pill bottle with a “subliminal” retirement message and a Hall Pass cookie for good measure. Cole designed the tags for me — I was trying to emulate the idea of a “just married” banner on the back of a getaway car, which in this case had to be school bus, obviously!
I loved the “Get Well Soon” cookie designs Sweet Sugarbelle did, particularly those adorable Nurse Cookies, so I did a similar design to those for the Nurse Jeanette cookie, but I had to tweak the design a little to give my mom a different look. The little kids at school over the years draw my mom adorable pictures for sweet little cards on Nurse’s Day or the last day of school — and consistently, over the years, my mom is often dressed in a nurse uniform (even though she does not wear that hat or any uniform to work) and pretty much always has a short black “flip” hairdo. It’s just become a thing and I love it so I, of course, had to emulate that in her cookie portrait!
Here’s a little really lovely article that was written in the school bulletin a few years ago about my mom, Nurse Gilhooly! We love her so much and are so proud of her and excited for this new chapter of her life!Read More
While I was in New York, my mom and I teamed up on a birthday cake + cookie favor combo. The birthday boy, Jordan, who was turning 1, is the grandson of our good family friend, Joan. Joan shared the birthday decorations with us for some design inspiration, which were these cute little plates from a set for a 1st Birthday Boy Turtle party theme.
I shared this instagram photo a while back during the making of:
Here are some more photos of how the finish product looked:
My mom’s cake was SO adorable but unfortunately — and I can’t remember WHY (maybe because Cole wasn’t there) — but I don’t have any pictures of it! I did however snap an iphone picture of the cake topper my mom made the night she was working on it. Isn’t it so cute?! So this time, you will have to imagine how cute it must have looked on the finished cake.
Happy 1st Birthday Jordan and thank you Joan!!
Just a quick share — I made these little teddy bear cookies for Jenn’s baby shower with her family, ordered by her sister Christine. With the gender of the baby not known at the time, teddy bears don’t discriminate in their being cute for a baby boy or a baby girl. Thanks, Christine!!
I made these martial arts themed cookies for my sister-in-law Madie’s dear friend, Rachel, who lives in NYC and was one of the bridesmaids in Madie’s wedding along with myself — in other words, Rachel is a fellow member of “Madie’s Ladies”. For her son’s 6th birthday she had a Martial Arts theme party. She shared her birthday planning Pinterest board with me for cookie inspiration.
Source from left to right, top to bottom: http://www.pinterest.com/rcedar/boys-birthday/
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Here are the cookies, which my dad took pictures of for me.
Big thanks to Rachel for all the fun inspiration and the order!