Tuesday, April 9, 2013

What to Get For Mother's Day

It's often difficult to decide what to get for Mother's Day. Some mom's love to receive flowers, while other moms simply love Mother's Day crafts made by their children. Since I'm all grown up, I don't think I will be making any Mother's Day crafts for my mom, and she probably would prefer a nice homemade meal (that she doesn't have to cook!) over some flowers.

A great alternative would be a lovely new apron! In my opinion, one can never have too many! My mom has had the same apron for as long as I can remember, but times have changed and with so many styles and patterns to choose from, I don't know how I could only own one apron!

It's the perfect time to get some Mother's Day shopping done, since throughout the month of April you can get 40% off anything from the Flirty Aprons Website. Just use the Flirty Aprons coupon code MOMSDAY40.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Cookie Cupcakes

I made some cupcake shaped cookies in place of actual cupcakes for a treat since they have a longer shelf life than cake items. Of course cupcakes or cookie cupcakes can be frozen, but I prefer not to freeze too many baked items. Especially since I don't have much room in the freezer most of the time!

I stuck with a simple design and piped the Burgundy icing onto the bottom portion of the cookie and white royal icing on top. Then while the icing was still wet, I added dots in the opposite color to the top and bottom. For the bottom of the cookie on the left, I simply ran a toothpick from the top to the bottom of each white dot to create a different look.

What is your favorite cookie shape? Feel free to comment!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Wash Away Labels by Mabel's Labels

I like to stay organized by labeling my flours, sugars and other jarred items in my kitchen. Mabel's Labels has recently introduced their new line of Wash Away Labels. These labels are perfect for potluck dishes, daycare bottles, frozen foods, canning jars, and especially the dry goods that I mentioned! When the labels are are no longer needed, they can be cleaned off in the dishwasher or rinsed off under running water. The labels disappear completely and don't leave that sticky residue that is hard to remove. Check them out at Mabel's Labels!