Monday, January 5, 2015

How did it get to be 2015 already?

What happened?

This was one of the fastest years yet.  Really.  I felt like everything was in fast forward.  Except I wasn't running around like someone on a video in FF mode.  At least I don't think I was?

That would require me to run.  And that's funny.

So to make myself feel depressed  motivated I went back and looked at my 2014 goals from last January.  Not so hot.  I think this year I need to print out my new goals and put them up to look at each time when I'm decorating cookies.  Yeah, that's it.  That'll help...

So 2014...here's where I left ya:

2014 I'm-Going-To-Try-To-Do-List
  • Make a complete list of cookie cutters I own (so I stop buying doubles) Can you believe I actually completed this task.  Then promptly forgot to keep updating it.  So 2015 I'm all over you like white on rice. I'll show you how I'm going to do it...
  • Make cookies at least 4 times this year for fun - just for me Yep, I did do this.  I made them for fun, handed them out to friends and family.  And it was nice.  Honestly, it was really nice just to make them and not have any pressure.  Boom.  DONE.
  • Make videos of decorating to put on the website ummmmmmmmm.....I've got nothing to say other than fail.  Epic fail.  For this is now going back on my 2015 goals.  Bring it on. 
  • Work on perfecting my airbrushing technique It's not perfect.  But it's better.  I'd say aside from perfecting my airbrushing technique I need to perfect a place to actually spray them.  So I don't have airbrush color ALL OVER EVERYTHING.  That or I need to invest in more 409 cleaner and paper towels.
  • Develop new flavored cookie recipes for chocolate, pink lemonade, blueberry, & pistachio sugar cookies.  Nope note even close.  I did make chocolate ones via LilaLoa, and I printed off recipes for a bunch of others but did I try to make them?  No.  No I didn't.  My husband is even begging me to make different kinds.  So I guess I'll have to do that in 2015 or he'll stop making me cookie cutters when I need them.  That's a threat and a promise.
  • Attend a cookie conference (CookieCon 2014! - I'm already signed up) COMPLETED!  And it was awesome.  Now to decide if I can attend 2015....I just have to see how much vacation time I have available!
  • Figure out how to make "characters" aka people with faces that don't look morbid! Good question....did I?  I'm not sure.  I think I can still work on this.  Thankfully or unfortunately I didn't have many orders of things that needed people faces.  And heaven forbid I just practice on my own, right?  Bad Annie.
  • Use at least 15 of the cookie cutters I've bought but never used This I'll admit is an epic fail.  Why you ask, well because I had plenty I've never used...and I sorta bought a lot more this past year.  What is my problem?  I need a self help group.  I've been saying that for a few years now!
  • Work on taking better photos of cookies and the process of decorating - think step by step directions Kinda.  Sorta.  I'm not letting myself off the hook for this one.  It has to go back on 2015 goals.
  • Develop 5 new football cookie designs (for those Husker football weekends)  Is it bad if I don't know if I completed this or not.  I forgot it was even a goal.  I made cookies for other Husker Athletics...like the Husker Basketball team here, and a bunch on my Instagram page here.  So I think I've done ok...but still room to improve.
So you ask...what's up for 2015.  Other than the fact that it's already started and we're in 5 days to the new year.  Nothing.  Yet.

I have been thinking about new goals.  And knowing that to complete them I've got to keep them in the forefront of my mind.  

So I got myself a cork board...and it's going up.  

And these are the goals that are going to be listed on there!


So there you have it.  2015 all wrapped up in a pretty little navy bow.

I've gotta run. I need to start figuring out how to accomplish all this.

Here's to a new year and new goals!

 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Where in the World Have I Been?

It's time for another cookie dump here on the 'ole blog.  I promised I haven't disappeared.  I've just been posting directly to the Sweet Details Facebook page here and the Sweet Details Instagram Page here.  Oh and Twitter too.  But I just don't get Twitter.  It confuses me.

Somehow...someday soon I should figure out how to make my Instagram feed and Facebook feed update this blog. 

Anywho - I haven't been MIA.  It's been quite the opposite.  It's been a crazy busy fall.  Really, I swear.

See.



































I wasn't kidding.  And those are just the ones I remembered to take photos of.

I do have some more shots on my big nice camera...just getting them off of it seems to be the challenge.  I figure I should concentrate on getting the cookie orders I have completed instead of playing around with photos.

But I promise.  I promise I'll get them off the big camera soon.

And 2015....I know I can do better. 

You'd think I had a full-time job or something?!



Thursday, September 25, 2014

Ahoy Matey...

Arrrrrggggg...I can't believe it.

I'm just shocked I haven't posted these pictures.

I did...kinda...on Instagram...and it went onto my Facebook page.  But it never got here.

And for that I'm sorry.

Thankfully cookie photos don't go bad.  And neither do cookies if you freeze them, but who keeps them around long enough to do that?

I was asked by a friend to make cookies for her son's third birthday.  Who, from what I understand, was having a pirate birthday party. 

What is better than that?

Nothing.  Except in cookie form.

The birthday boy's mother asked for just a few cookie designs...but because I grew up with her...and because this was such a fun request I went a little overboard. 

Ok.  A lot overboard.

How can you not when it's such an awesome theme?

So without any further adieu I bring you...Finn's Pirate Birthday cookies!


 





 
Arrrrrggggg swashbucklers - we hope Finn had a fantastic birthday.  Even if it was back in June.