Happy holiday weekend all! Its #FBF and I’m coming at you with the sweetest little set of cookies created for my cousin who is like a brother to me. Last August I was blessed to have the opportunity to travel to Lake Tahoe to witness this man marry the woman of his dreams and here we are a little over a year later celebrating the blessing of a new life as they expand their family. All our lives we’ve been close but over the years as adults we’ve allowed the hustle and bustle of our daily lives to come between us. We may not talk daily, life around the corner or visit every other weekend but you are never far from my mind and are always in my heart.
When I learned this amazing couple was expecting I was moved to tears. I’ve know my cousins desire to marry and have a family of his own well, for as long as I can remember. The invitation to the shower arrived and I knew I wanted to be there but unfortunately my schedule once again got in the way. I thought to myself if I couldn’t be there in person at least I would be there in person and be there in cookies. While disappointed I wouldn’t make the trip home to MI or to Las Vegas I devised a plan to surprise one of my favorite couples with cookies celebrating their little angel.
With the little bit of info I knew and taking clues from the baby shower invite I devised a plan for a rustic glam set of cookies just perfect for a backyard bbq shower in Michigan. I attempted to make a woodgrain fence (I probably should have highlighted within the ridges more with a darker color or edible pain) and these cookies would be the centerpiece of my platter. On the wood textured cookies I wrote the baby’s name “Sylena” and her anticipated birthday “12-2-15” and surrounded each with simple florals. Of course to glam it up a bit I hand painted the baby’s name in gold.
So many of my family members are expanding their families and I’m just so excited this is the first time I’ve had an opportunity to participate in their shower. This surprise cookie gift is just a little something from my heart to celebrate their heart. Kurk and Lauren I hope you enjoy these cookies as much as I enjoyed making them for the newest edition to our family. Baby Sylena is going to be so spoiled.
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Until next time, Be Sweet!