Usually my sister takes Grace to my other sister's house a few hours away for a cookie baking extravaganza. I send cookie tins and they come back with the most beautiful treats. This year, my niece was in and out of the hospital for the entire month of December. No matter how hard they tried, the cookie baking just wasn't going to happen.
I didn't want to disappoint the kids, so I made a few more cookies than normal. This feat only proved how much baking isn't my thing. On the first batch I used the wrong cookie sheets and burnt the bottom of the cookies.
Eva really wanted cut out cookies, so I obliged. Little did I realize that the recipe would yield over five dozen cookies. Even though these cookies turned out edible, the kids decided they really didn't like that kind of cookie afterall.
|Innocent Little Trees...|
|OMG...these cookies are taking over my house!|
|and my family too!|
Several hours later, I went to heat up some vegetables for dinner and guess what I found in the microwave....
That's right, the butter. No wonder those cookies were like hockey pucks!
Despite my baking faux pas, I really can be quite crafty. Against my better judgement, I typed pinterest.com into my web browser and lost the rest of my weekend.
And this is what happened.
|Hand Painted Ornaments|
|Complete with GLITTER.|
|Hand Painted Chalkboard Mugs|
It's much better than baking.