Wednesday, December 14, 2011

C is for... ...Cookies!!

I've been busy, like the rest of us this time of year, and have this strange feeling. I know Christmas is coming and will be here before we even have time to get in the spirit of it. As I get it feels like it keeps coming back faster each passing year.

I've decided not to put up our tree this year. It will be my second year without a tree. I've been hanging the cards we're receiving, and those will be the only Christmas "decorations". Maybe it is because we don't have any snow (yet), or because I feel it is too much work or to avoid Hubby's bitching about having to get all my crap from storage... but whatever the reason, there will be no tree in the Paw's household this year.

I've mailed all of our cards, and parcels. I've baked and decorated with my dear friend from high-school the cookies I wanted to offer our clients this year. I've made beautiful boxes for them and started to distribute them. The responses are very good. People love them - they are so pretty how can they not?

This year, I've decided to decorate them in our company's colors, i.e. blue (for technology), green (for being environmentally conscious) and grey (for the knowledge or to match Hubby's hair).  As you'll see below, my friend is an artist, and it shows...

Hand decorated by my artistic friend

Then, here is one of mine... can you tell I'm no artist?  Despite her encouragement, I can't help but feel somewhat self-conscious...

Hand decorated by me
I find mine have this childlike quality... I'll say this though, I may not have my friend's skills but I bake darn good, that much I know!

While I decorated one cookies, she would do three.  No matter, I'm glad she came and for the second year in a row, we've done our "Cookie Extravaganza" and the end results were, once again, amazing!

Thanks sweet buddy of mine for all your help, it wouldn't be the same without you.  It was a blast, as always!


Heather said...

Cool looking cookies! I'm just happy if they look like the shape I cut out!

PinkPiddyPaws said...

Not only can I not decorate like that I can't even BAKE good cookies.. You guys are awesome!

comebacknikki said...

Fantastic decorations!