Stacey Woods Photography My fabulous friend, Stacey Woods, is an incredible photographer specializing in maternity, newborn, and children photographs. She has also taken some amazing shots of our delicious gourmet cookies that will make your mouth water!!
Hallmark Development This is one of our satisfied corporate clients. and we really enjoy working with this stellar group. Hallmark Development of Florida is a diversified real estate development firm founded 43 years ago by Daniel Engelhardt. It has developed roughly 630,000 square feet of office and service-center space with nearly 160 tenants at the Airport Business Center near the St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport on 140th Avenue North in Clearwater.
Currently, Hallmark is building Pinellas County's first privately owned LEED office building. When complete, this 25,290-square-foot building will be the international headquarters for The Moorings/Sunsail.
Confetti Events Jamie & Laurie are two of the most creative girls I know. Event planners extraordinaire, you will be amazed and inspired by their ideas and talent. I've enjoyed getting to know them, and have loved working with them. I hope you'll check them out for your next event!
Dreaming Giggles Design You will love Patti's talent and her fabulous creations!! All of her items are custom designed, and working with Patti is a great experience.
Finicky Window Cleaning You will love John & Jesse, owners of this business, and will be amazed with their work! These people know how to do windows, and do it right! Plus, customers receive Kookie Krums cookies with the Finicky logo on them . . . a yummy reason to have your windows washed today!
Blogs I Follow
Two Shades of Pink My gorgeous new friend, Jessica, has an amazing story of her journey to motherhood, and daily chats about her life in the trenches. You'll laugh out loud, and sometimes cry as you read; I love her perspective on life!!
Mom2Drew My incredibly sweet friend Jenny writes about life with her little boy (who is also incredibly sweet and very cute!). A totally different perspective than those of us with girls, although she does have a baby girl on the way! I always find her posts encouraging. I know you will too.
Confetti Events Blog I love this blog! New ideas, amazing finds, innovative designing . . . this one always gets my creative juices flowing!
Stacey Woods Photography See life's most precious memories through Stacey's lens as she lets us get sneak peeks of photos she's proofing for clients. Gorgeous shots, beautiful photos, and sweet Southern stories!
Bring the Rain For those of you who have ever lost a child, or know someone who has, this blog is incredible. Having lost four babies myself, giving birth to one and knowing her for a brief four hours before she died, I can tell you every sentiment, every feeling, every sentence is absolutely true. From mourning to dancing, this blog will completely bless you.
We were so excited to have the opportunity to be a part of making William's first birthday a special occasion. William's mama sent us the invitation for his party, and we made photo cookies to match the invite.
The cookies were arranged in a bouquet that adorned the table where guests could sign in and write their birthday wishes for William.
Happy, Happy First Birthday, William! Here's to a lifetime of special birthday memories!
My girls adore their Daddy. There's just no other way around it. In their eyes, he hung the moon, and I think that's just the way it should be. My hubby is leaving early tomorrow morning to go out of town for a few days, so we celebrated Father's Day a day early. You would have thought I told the girls that Christmas was coming early. They were so excited they could hardly keep their toes on the ground.
We have a tradition in our family that I started after Hailey was born, for Daddy's first Father's Day. I stamped Hailey's handprints, cut them out, and attached them to a card that read "10 Reasons I Love My Daddy." We do this each year on Father's Day, and my hubby and I love to go back and compare how her handprints have grown each year. We started the same tradition with Kaylee her first year with us. I have this very Hallmark-moment picture in my head that one day when the girls are 30, they'll send their Daddy a Father's Day card with their handprints and their list. I know, I know, I'm mushy that way. This year we got out the stamp pad again, but the big change this time was that Hailey could write her own list.
Kaylee's #3 absolutely melted my heart, "He always comes back." A big deal for our little adopted daughter, and I love that she loves that about him. Hailey told me that "this year I'm focusing on the things he does to help me." I adore her #10, "your money you spend on food." That's right, never to early to learn the value of a dollar!
Since Daddy is driving a long way tomorrow morning, we decided to make him some special cookies as well. After all, it wouldn't be the Kookie Krums family if we didn't have cookies in there somewhere! But these cookies had to be special Father's Day cookies. Inspired by a recipe I found online, we decided to make what were called "garbage can cookies," thinking it was appropriate since Daddy always takes out the garbage.
I made a mixture of my chocolate chip, peanut butter, and oatmeal raisin (minus the raisins) recipes, and combined them all together. After we scooped our cookies, we added some crushed Heath bars to the top, since that's Daddy's favorite candy. Can I just say delish?! They turned out yummy! I realized I may have been a little enthusiastic about them when my hubby was packing his snack bag for the trip and said, "should I leave some of these cookies for you?" I did say no - this time - because I realize it's not my day.
We did wrap them up for him in a cute little garbage can. This was one garbage can he certainly won't mind emptying!
Happy Father's Day to my sweet husband. He is an amazing father to our girls. He has more patience than I can dream of having, knows how to put work aside to take time for fun, is a great teacher of all things both interesting and practical, can be wrapped around a little finger with the tilt of a small head and a smile, and knows just how to win a little girl's heart or two.