Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year's Resolutions

As another year comes to a close, most of us are spending some time thinking about their resolutions for next year.  I certainly entertain some every year, not that I am very good at keeping them.

This year I have created some resolutions for Sweet Handmade.  Here is what I am trying to make better for the year ahead.

1.  I will buy no cookie cutters in 2014.  Okay, this one is about as achievable as resolving to never eat chocolate again, but I am setting my goals high.

2.  I will be a better blogger.  I love to tell stories, but I admit I tend to neglect this blog, resorting to Facebook for the every day stuff.

3.  Post more often (on all of my social media accounts - Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Flickr and this blog), especially the behind the scenes stuff that seems to get the most response.

4.  Learn to turn it off - the computer, that is!  I have the terrible problem of "procrastination" and I admit to spending time on useless things online and then having to work into the evening to finish orders.

5.  Ask for help when needed - this is probably my biggest challenge.  There are times help is the only way I can finish an order, whether it is hiring someone to help in the Sweet Handmade kitchen or asking my family to pitch in with meals and household chores, I have to improve this area!

I hope you are successful in any resolutions you make.  I am going to go out this morning and enjoy one last workout at the gym before it becomes packed with those who put "exercise" on their resolutions list!  Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Bahamas Bound Wedding Cookies

This set of wedding/beach themed cookies were created as a wedding gift for a Bahamas-bound couple.  Packed in their suitcase, they will be enjoyed in the tropical paradise after the "I Do's"!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Snowman Families - Stocking Stuffers and Table Decorations

I love these snow families - snowmoms, snowdads, snowbrothers, snowsisters and snowbabies!! Perfect stocking stuffers or Christmas dinner table decorations!  

Sold individually - $4 for the mom/dad size, $3.75 for the brother/sister size and $3.50 for the baby size.  No minimums required, just tell me how many of each styles you like and if you have colour preferences - Merry Christmas!  (Last day for pickup is December 22).

Mom styles - toque or ear muffs
Dad styles - top hat or santa hat
Sister styles - ear muffs or crown
Brother styles - ear flap hat or toque
Baby styles - cute or cute!!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

National Cookie Day

Smack dab between Thanksgiving and Christmas is National Cookie Day.  Did you know the word "cookie" comes from the Dutch word "koekje", which means little cake.  The Dutch connection is very fitting, in my opinion!  Remember, it doesn't have to be National Cookie Day for you to enjoy a Sweet Handmade Cookie, but today is a lovely day to celebrate with this collage of some of my more recent cookies.