Cookie Decorating

I just discovered Pinterest. I knew the general idea and have heard/read about how it often makes moms feel bad about what they're not doing or pulling off with their homes/cooking/baking/etc. So when I added a few boards to get started (as Pinterest made me do), I wasn't surprised to see some pretty impressive baking feats.

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Once upon a time, I decorated the things I baked. Not anymore. I think the last time Dave and I did any cake decorating was for Katherine's first birthday.

I've tried a few times since, but since I do most of my baking with small children who want to help out, I've learned everyone is much happier when there is no specific outcome in mind. 

So while some people's Easter cookies look like this...

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Ours look like this...

(In case it isn't obvious, there are bunnies, carrots, maple leaves "because it's maple sugar time", little fairy cookies, and something round that is also for the fairies, but I never did understand what it was for exactly)

(In case it isn't obvious, there are bunnies, carrots, maple leaves "because it's maple sugar time", little fairy cookies, and something round that is also for the fairies, but I never did understand what it was for exactly)

I don't have anything to pin to Pinterest from our afternoon of baking, but we have a neon pink carrot cookie to eat. Who wouldn't want that?!