Five things that happened this week

My orchid finally bloomed again. I was give. This orchid two years ago. Of course it was blooming when I got it, but then the blooms died away with the stem. I kept watering it thinking that it would bloom again, but it didn’t. The. I noticed that the roots were cramped so I changed the pot and put fresh orchid mix in there and now look! I have a pretty orchid just in time to brighten things up on this yucky winter day.

Otto is just about done. I just have to touch up the background and give I’m a couple coats of varnish and he’s good to go. Next up my little Zelda.

Monday was a kitty cuddle kind of day. I woke up and could barely walk leaving me on a heating pad on my back while the kitties and Zelda took turns making sure I was properly cared for. No worries though my back is better, at least for the most part anyway.

Harper took most of these home, but I will have you know that I accomplished the task of eating all the cookies she left behind. This is an accomplishment that I not so proud of, but they were yummy after all.

The last item I don’t have a picture of but I am happy to report that I am once again able to park my car in the garage. It is just in time for this ugly snowstorm too. Unburying my car is not something I am very fond of and I have been doing a lot of it recently.

I haven’t been that diligent this week with my posts, but I vow to pick it up next week!

Fun with Harper

To keep my niece entertained during the Super Bowl we baked some cookies. She picked the shapes and the colors. I think she did a great job of decorating them too. I let her bring home a cookie sheet full and of course she picked all the ones mommy and auntie decorated, but I don’t mind. I missed out on these younger years with my girls as we adopted them at 8, so any chance I get to have kid creations around my house, I count myself blessed.

As for the game…it’s a bummer that the Rams didn’t win.

Cookie Mania

Turns out that I really love decorating cookies!

Here are a few more that I have done recently.

This is my first time using the edible markers. They are very easy and fun.

I made these for my boyfriend brother for his 40th, and yes I used the same icing as the kitties.

For my sister I made butterflies of all different icings.

With the excess icing I made doggies. I cannot wait until Valentines Day!

The last batch I used egg whites, and the first batch I made the icing with meringue powder. I think I like the egg white texture better, it’s less expensive too. What do you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Hopefully, there is improvement.

Yesterday I did a Thing

I finally did it! I bought myself a Kitchenaid mixer! Of course, I had to use it. I had so much fun icing those Christmas cookies a few weeks back that I decided to try my hand at some more.

It worked great, it was everything that I imagined it would be. Now, I need to do a lot more baking. I have decided that I am going to make Birthday Cookies for all my family members. It just so happens that today is my youngest sister’s birthday!

Happy 27th Birthday Kirsten! I hope you love your cookies and I hope that they make it to Michigan in one piece. Sorry they will be a few days late, but I hope they are a great surprise.