Welcome to My Blog

 

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Hey there!  I’m Brittany.  I’m a wife, momma, cookie decorator, and now a blogger.  I’ll be 30 this year and have never done anything quite as scary as starting a blog, so here goes nothing!

If you’ve found yourself here you’re likely my mom, another family member, my best friends, or someone looking for a simple, not complicated personal blog about some of my favorite things.  Whoever you are, I hope you enjoy it here, and I do hope you’d come back as I continue to learn the ins and outs of blogging.

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Spring Shoes Update with Jane

Although our temperature had dropped this week, I’ve decided it’s a perfect time to update my shoes for this spring and summer.

I found these two pair of shoes on Jane!

These shoes are only available until March 15th, so don’t wait to go shop them. I love these two colors but there’s several colors available. Super stylish color block sandals were $29.99 but right now $17.98 includes shipping! Follow this link to shop them: http://shrsl.com/tsky

These Elizabeth Scalloped sandals are darling! They are available in two colors, black and taupe, and only available for a very short time. They were $48.99 but right now are only $22.99. Go check them out using this code: http://shrsl.com/tslo

Shop the other great deals on Jane using my affiliate link HERE!

As always these are affiliate links. Should you use these links and make a purchase on Jane, I do make a small commission.

Weekly Cookie Recap

Such a fun week for cookies!

This week I had a light week of cookie orders. I love being super busy with cookie orders but sometimes it’s nice to have a light week to help me rest up for another full week, which will be this next week!

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This week I had an order for baby shower cookies. My sweet customer sent me some inspiration for what she was looking for and let me run with it. I think I now have a new favorite set! First of all, look at that sweet monogram. As a southern girl, I believe in monogramming everything and I absolutely love this circle monogram style, especially for little baby boys 😍. And then the deer antlers, I mean come on, how sweet are these?! This was such a fun set and I hope to get to make more like these soon!

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These cookies were made for my high school friend’s birthday. He’s a police officer so I only felt it appropriate that he get a donut cookie to go along with a police car cookie. I love making cookies for my customers but I think I might enjoy making them as gifts for my friends even more. I get to be completely creative and pick a theme specific for them.

Dr. Seuss HatsDr. SeussRead Across America Week Cookies

The last set I did for this week is for Dr. Seuss’ birthday. These cookies are going to be given to special readers who are coming in to read during Read Across America week! I love this cookie and I think I need to do more Dr. Seuss cookies because they are so much fun! I love the tiny details that my edible marker gives to these hats.  So, if you’re in need of Dr. Seuss themed cookies, contact me so that I can get you on my calendar and we can start planning your cookie set!

This is all for this week but next week is fully loaded with some fun cookies. Be sure to check back weekly to see all I’ve been creating!

Weekly Cookie Recap

Happy Valentines Week, friends! What a wonderful week full of cookies this has been for me. My house is bursting with the smell of fresh baked cookies decorated for all kinds of wonderful events this week.. don’t y’all just love the smell (and taste!) of fresh baked cookies?!

 

Starting this week I had Valentine cookie pickups. I offered several different cookie sets for everyone to choose from. They made a perfect, affordable, gift for teachers and kids that everyone was sure to love!  Locals, please visit my Facebook  page to order cookies for your next holiday or special event!

This was my first year to do Valentines cookies. I began this Cookie endeavor in May of 2017 so this is all new territory for me. But with any new cookie and cookie holiday, comes a challenge, and that is exactly why I wanted to get into this craft.

 

Moving on, this next set was for a preschool Valentine’s Day party a few days after Valentines. I used my SweetSugarbelle heart cutter to create these. I love the sizing of these cutters. I also love the combination of these colors. They look soft and cohesive.  On these, and all of my other Valentine cookies, I used sprinkles from Sprinkled.  Remember, you can read my review on these sprinkles over on my post: Collaboration with Sprinkled + A Sprinkle Mix GIVEAWAY. And don’t forget you can use my code, Brittany20, and get 20% off!

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I also did sports cookies for a sweet little boy’s birthday! He loves basketball, football, soccer, and baseball. I was so glad I could make these for him and hope he loves them as much as I do!

 

This mermaid set has got to be one of my favorite mermaid sets. I love all the details, especially the fin details on the mermaid tail that I achieved with my airbrush.  If you look close, you can see glitter in the name cookie. Plus who doesn’t love these beautiful mermaid colors?!

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I also got to make cookies for a 30th birthday bash in Nashville!  I loved the super girly colors and Nashville inspired cowgirl boots and guitar I used.  Not to mention, the state of Tennessee turned out so cute.  I could see this cookie being perfect for other events like tailgates for UT games, great for someone moving, or even great for a graduate!

This last set was for a friend from high school. I just have to stop here just a minute and tell you how much a friend supporting your little business means. Seriously! It is the ultimate compliment to have a friend buy your cookies. Okay back to her beautiful baby shower cookies.. I love the theme and colors and think the pot of gold is perfect in pink.  The pot of gold was made from a honey pot cookie cutter, my sweet cookie friend suggested it and I think it works perfectly! Congratulations sweet friend on your sweet girl’s upcoming arrival!

That’s all for this week. Thank y’all for catching up each week for my weekly recaps.

I’d love to know where my readers are reading my posts.. leave a comment below with your state or country!

Collaboration with Sprinkled + A Sprinkle Mix GIVEAWAY

I am collaborating with Sprinkled for my Valentine’s cookies!

I was sent 3 of the most beautiful sprinkle mixes to incorporate into my cookies and, ya’ll, look at them!!  As a cookier and baker I’m easily amused by sprinkles.  They are so beautiful and it took me days to even want to open the package because I just wanted to keep them for myself.  But I’m so very glad I took the plunge and cracked these babies open.

Cookiers and bakers, I did not experience any color bleeding with these sprinkles.  They kept their colors perfectly on my royal icing as well as my butter cream.  Also, they get softer once in the icing.  They were a bit crunchy right out of the bag, but after my cookies were decorated my husband and I both tried one and sure enough the sprinkles didn’t have that hard crunch you get with some sprinkles.  Including the little gold nonpareils, so soft!

The first mix is called Love Actually.  It has the perfect mix of pink, red, and white and a few glitter heart quins mixed into it.  I used these on my Valentine’s cookies and I love how they really tied in well with the colors I had previously selected.

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Love Actually

The second mix is called Wild in Love.  This is actually probably my most favorite mix.  I love all of the colors and I love that I was able to use this mix on cookies specific to little boys.  It’s a perfect blend and says “Happy Valentine’s” without the pink colors boys tend to not enjoy.  Plus I’m about 1000% sure I could use these on cookies for this coming Spring and Summer.  I think they’d be great on a Trolls themed party.. who needs cookies for this theme? Let me know because I’ve got some sprinkles for that!

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Wild in Love

This last set doesn’t actually have a name.  It’s new!  And Shannon, from Sprinkled, wants my readers and followers to help name it!  To enter a name you think is best suited for this set, comment on this post, comment on my Instagram post with these sprinkles, or go to my Facebook page and comment on the post with these sprinkles.  Simply tell me what name you think fits best.  I will then narrow down the best 4 names and have a poll on my Facebook page for everyone to vote.  The winner will have these sprinkles named after their suggestion AND they will receive a bag of these sprinkles sent from Shannon.  How awesome is that?!  So please comment with your suggestions.  I will take suggestions until Monday, February 12th then post the poll on my Facebook so be sure you go and vote!

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Suggest a Name for this Mix

Here’s the best part about all of this, even if you don’t win a Sprinkle Mix named after your suggestion you’re still going to get 20% off your purchase in her Etsy Shop by using my code, Brittany20.  This is a huge savings for anyone needing sprinkles, you do not have to be a baker or cookier like me to enjoy some fancy sprinkles.  Trust me.  You could use these in pancakes, on top of ice cream, not just baked goods.  Go check out her page, I promise you that you will love these as much as I do!

Check out my cupcakes I made using the sprinkle mixes.  Which mix is your favorite?  I’d love it if you’d comment below and let me know!

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Weekly Cookie Recap

This week was the start of Valentines orders. I’m so excited to show y’all those next week! But back to this week, let me show you what I had!

I started this week with a 60th birthday for a hot rod owner. These were very fun and I love the bright flames with the black car. I loved using my Sweet Sugarbelle bus to make a hot rod!  I really do enjoy taking a cookie cutter and making it into a new shape.

I also had a Galentines party set I was able to create! I didn’t know what a Galentines was when I was first asked to make these. But thankfully my sweet customer explained to me that she and her friends (gals) were all getting together for pizza, drinks, and sweet treats. She asked if I could make pizza cookies to go with the theme of the night. I, of course, said yes. These pizza slices turned out so cute. I absolutely loved making them and think the toppings make them so unique.  And what’s a Valentine’s party without hearts? So I had to do a few hearts to tie it all together. I sure do hope these sweet ladies have a great Galentines tonight!

The last set I made was for us! Liam and I are going to a Valentine’s Tea Party with my niece, she’s 5 and Liam absolutely adores her. I made these little two bite hearts and detailed them with airbrushed hearts. I love how cute they turned out. Be sure to check out my next post with my Collaboration with Sprinkled + A Sprinkles Mix Giveaway to see the cupcakes I made and topped them with the most delicious sprinkles.  You’re not going to want to miss it because I’ll have a coupon code for you to use to get 20% off your sprinkle order in her etsy shop!

Updating My Closet

I’ve been working on cleaning out my closet as part of a way to get more organized this year.  I realized when going through my closet I had so many clothes that no longer fit, due to the fact I’ve had a baby and nothing goes back to “normal” after a baby, and so many of my clothes are what I wore when I worked in an office.  I rarely wear business casual clothing anymore.  My casual look is typically jeans and a top or if I’m getting extra fancy it’s yoga pants (just kidding.. not really!).  And now that I’m a momma I cannot spend hours searching in my favorite stores when I need to update my closet.  So I’ve quickly fallen in love with online shopping.  One of my favorite stores to shop for me is Old Navy.  I find that their products are affordable, trendy, and they make their pants in short/ankle sizes so they are perfect for someone who is 5’3″.

These are a few of the things I’m planning on getting to update my closet while we transition into spring here in the south.

Here’s the links:

Shoes: Sueded Pointy Ballet Flats for Women • Old Navy • $9.97–22.99

Coach Bag:COACH Coach Market Tote • Coach • $295

Cardigan:Textured-Knit Open-Front Cardi for Women • Old Navy • $49.99

Knit Top:Textured Bouclé-Knit Top for Women • Old Navy • $24.99

Off the Shoulder Sweater:Rib-Knit Off-the-Shoulder Sweater for Women • Old Navy • $17–34.99

Striped Top:Relaxed Mariner-Stripe Tee for Women • Old Navy • $12–16.99

Gingham Shirt:Classic Gingham Shirt for Women • Old Navy • $24.99

Bell-Sleeve TopRelaxed Crinkle-Jersey Bell-Sleeve Top for Women • Old Navy • $19

Jeggings:Pull-On Destructed Rockstar Jeggings for Women • Old Navy • $39.99

Rockstar Jeans:Mid-Rise Distressed Rockstar Jeans for Women • Old Navy • $39

Rockstar Skinny Jeans:Mid-Rise Rockstar Skinny Jeans • Old Navy • $32

Let me know if you know of any other great places to shop.  I need affordable, trendy, and something that will fit my shorter stature.

These are affiliate links.  I can receive a commission should you shop my links.

Updating My Home with Jane.com

Hey friends! I’m getting really tired of this cold winter weather so I’ve decided to help warm up my house I’ll update a few things for bright, happy, spring time weather. That should make this last few weeks of winter better, right?!

I’m shopping on Jane to update my home! Go check out Jane using my affiliate link: http://shrsl.com/rr79

The first thing I found were these succulents. I don’t have a green thumb. Like at all. Give me your 10 year old Peace Lily and I’ll show you how quickly I can kill it. No joke. Anyways, I found these cute succulents. They come with care instructions and say they are drought tolerant which to me translates to “you can forget to water them and they will survive.” They are only $13.99 for 4! Go get you a set using this link: http://shrsl.com/rr4s

Nothing says “happy spring” like a bright new front door mat. I have people coming over all the time to pickup their cookie orders so I want something that’s cheerful. This indoor/outdoor mat is only $24.99 today on Jane! Follow my link and see the other bright styles they have: http://shrsl.com/rr5t

Along with updating the inside of my house I’m updating my porch. I found this 48″ folding bench. It comes in a few different colors and is only $139.99 + Free Shipping. It was $299.99! Huge savings plus it will brighten my front porch. Follow the link to get one for yourself: http://shrsl.com/rr68

These 8×10 Prints are amazing. Seriously only $2.97! I plan to get a few of these to put around the house to brighten my bookcase and mantle. At such a great price it’s hard to just pick one! Follow this link to get yourself some: http://shrsl.com/rr6j

These are all affiliate links to Jane. I make a commission on their site should you use the links I provide.

I love sharing these great deals with you and I hope you enjoy seeing them. Comment below with what you found on their site that you’re buying today!

Weekly Cookie Recap

This week was filled with some fun cookies!

I started this week with Matilda Jane cookies. I have the sweetest customer who has me do MJ inspired cookies for the new launches. I look forward to these cookies so much! They are always so fun and I really feel like I can be as creative as I’d like. Also, if you’re in need of some MJ things let me know and I’ll pass on the trunk keeper’s contact info. I’m sure she won’t mind!

These cookies were inspired by crib bedding for this sweet baby shower. I love how the little owls turned out and the colors are so soft. And that name, Emelia Louise.. how cute is that?!

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“Welcome to the ‘hood” cookies. What a sweet way to welcome new neighbors. This customer is one of the sweetest and she lets me just get super creative. I ponder this one for a while but then thought the front doors would be absolutely perfect to add the little words to. I love how these turned out.

Super Bowl Sunday is tomorrow! What better way to celebrate than with some delicious football cookies? I do hope these are enjoyed at a party tomorrow.

That’s all for this week’s cookie Recap. Be sure to check back weekly for my latest posts!

Here’s how I blog on Saturday mornings.. my “editor” telling me which cookie photos I should post.  Happy Saturday friends!

Workout Wear on Jane

I’m working on updating my workout wear (aka my Mom uniform that I wear even when I’m not working out.. shhh no one ever actually knows if I’ve been to the gym). So I’m turning to my favorite site. I love shopping for a good deal so this is the place to go.

I found these super cute workout pants. I love the detail on the side of the capri pants. Plus I love black workout pants, it’s slimming, and who doesn’t want to feel slim while working out? These are only $13.99 and were $26.99! Major steal!! They are only available for a short time so go grab them now! Link is here: http://shrsl.com/rehn

These earbuds are so pretty. I love the soft pink. They are water resistant and Bluetooth enabled so not worries about having to keep it plugged into your phone. They are $14.99 and were $74.99. Seriously, that’s a 81% savings. These are already in my cart! The link is here because they won’t last long: http://shrsl.com/reht

These rings are beautiful. I always wear my wedding rings to the gym. Am I the only woman who does this? It makes me feel more comfortable. Plus I love wearing my rings and what they symbolize for my marriage. But I’m always so afraid I might scratch them with weights. I can get these silicone stackable rings and not worry about ruining my “real” rings. Plus the color options are great! Did I mention it’s a 6 pack of rings? So many color combos, I’m getting the Women’s April Set colored ones! They are only $8.99, from 19.99. Hurry and grab a set using this link: http://shrsl.com/rf9s