I swear, EVERY time I’m going out of town I just get buried in work right beforehand. Usually I’m trying to compensate for the time I’m going to be gone, but this time I’m only leaving for the weekend! Ahhh well, I guess I’d rather have a lot of work then none.
As a rule I always try to make time for myself each day or week, and do something that I really love (usually cooking) This week I did squeeze in some time to bake some gingerbread cookies. (No joke, this happened at 8am! Whatever works!) The Hubs and I love gingerbread and I’ve always wanted to make some from scratch. Big thanks to my favorite ladies over at Ourbestbites.com for providing a great recipe! As you will see, my decorating skills are sub-par, but I blame my decorating kit and waaaaay too much coffee!
Funny side story: I asked for this mixer for Christmas. The other day, the doorbell rang, and when I opened it, this was sitting on my step! Fedex just slapped a shipping label to the outside of the original box! A christmas miracle!! Thanks Hubs for the great gift! Its test run for these cookies was a huge success.
My men came out kinda chubby! I guess that’s what happens when you use a cookie cutter like this one:
Had to have a beach bunny pair!
This guy is sad cause his head is flat on one side
This guy is ready for work!
Click HERE to check out ourbestbites.com gingerbread recipe!
Off to my 5th and final holiday party tonight then off to San Francisco tomorrow to relax with The Hubs and celebrate his bday!