Happy New Year!

Whew! What a whirlwind. Holidays…I’m on the fence about them. Seriously.

So, we’ve had company for a while, and we’ve been unpacking, and of course there was Christmas and New Years and my kid’s 5th birthday and my birthday and Thanksgiving…I’m pretty sure it’s naptime.

Anyway, I got this month’s issue of Everyday Food at the grocery store, and there was the easiest little recipe for cream puffs! I seriously love cream puffs. So I made them. I didn’t have the ingredients for the filling, or for pastry cream, so I just made a box of vanilla pudding and piped that inside. YUM!

Everyone should try this recipe. SO EASY.

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I also made eclairs! (Same recipe, but instead of piping the dough into round blobs, you pipe rectangles…too easy.

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I also unpacked almost all the fabric bins and organized all my fabric. In the bins, it was all by fabric line…but I’m not really into using pieces of a line all together anymore, so by color is going to allow me to mix and match a little easier. Pretty eye opening to see all the fabric I own…a little overboard, really. It was much easier to be in denial of my hoarding when I had the majority of my ‘collection’ in bins in the garage.

Bins before (under the table):
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Bins unloaded, colors sorted:
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Mostly put away…still a few colors to go:
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It’s awesome to have such easy access to all my fabric!

let’s have a party!

Quick! I need cookie ideas for my son’s class THIS Friday. He’s not a big cupcake fan, and I don’t want to burden the preschool teachers with anything crazy like a full cake that needs cutting, plates, silverware, etc. I’d like to make some cool frosted cookies…

One other problem – he’s not that crazy about sugar cookies either. So I’m thinking snickerdoodles or chocolate chip…but what are your thoughts on decorating those?

I did find these super cute yo gabba gabba cookies…they look kind of do-able.

I mean, I’m sure they wouldn’t be as awesome as hers…but I could do something close.