Are you a Triathlete? | Swim, Bike, Run Birthday Cookies

Well, neither are we, but Elaine’s brother is and it’s his birthday!! And so what do we do for this fit freak? We bake cookies! Check out these little replicas … “Swim … Bike … Run!” Or do as we do … bake!! Happy Birthday Aaron, Yenta Mamas style!!

Triathlon Cookies

Happy Birthday Triathlete

Here are the cookies all packed up and ready to deliver!

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Garden Party!

It was our pleasure to make these tasty warmer, spring-like weather treats, now especially that our own gardens are defrosting from San Diego’s blast of cold, winter like weather!

Check out these lady bugs, aren’t they adorable, we used a balloon cutter for these snazzy bugs, the idea courtesy of Sweet Sugar Belle, pairing with these party favors, some of our special buzzy bees and coordinating white daisy flowers with red sanded sugar centers!! Enjoy!!

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The Dowager Countess of Grantham Returns … | Downton Abbey Cookies

To Downton Abbey (… and to our living rooms (in the States) on Sunday!

For a few months now, I have been telling Elaine, “There’s this terrific show on BBC, you should check it out, you would enjoy it – it’s full love-to-hate characters and love-to-love characters and beautiful costumes and gorgeous cinematography – plus a bit of mystery and intrigue and painfully real (yet soap-opera-ish) story lines and drama”! And then I go on and on …

Alas, life is busy and can you believe it, she still has yet to watch one episode!? But all that will change on Sunday evening when she attends our friend Staci’s Series 3 Premiere Party (where apparently Mr. Bates will be serving something, ha) and deniably, she’ll be hooked and forced to buy Series 1 & 2 on Netflix … to this fun gathering, Staci had asked us to bake some fun Downton Abbey-inspired cookies!

Check out our maid’s dresses and classic porcelain tea cups and please, let us know, if you too, follow this stellar program!!

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Happy 2013 | Cookie photo booth props

Photo by: Waldman Photography

Photos by: Waldman Photography

Happy 2013! Thanks to Waldman Photography we had a super fun photo booth on New Year’s Eve! My girls had a blast posing for the camera and I think the adults did too. We took our annual family photo with our “New Year Sunglasses.” (I really need to make a collage of my family in our glasses from all the past years!) The best part was that of all the Yenta Mama cookies were put to good use (see cookies here). Check out some of the fun!

Photo By: Waldman Photography

Photo By: Waldman Photography

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Go Badgers! | Custom Made Cookies for the Rose Bowl 2013

We live with a die hard badger fan! Friends ask if he owns any clothing other than University of Wisconsin wear. Now that the badgers are headed to their third Rose Bowl in the last 3 years, we made some cookies for him to take with him to the big game! Next year I might actually order the motion “W” cookie cutter.  For the sanity of the house, we really hope the Badgers win this year! Go Badgers and Barry Alvarez….please bring home a win!