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.
Isn't this little rake the cutest thing you've ever seen?! We are covering tools with cookies for a sweet introduction to this fabulous landscaping company.
I love this as a marketing piece, for several reasons. One, the tools. Perfect for a constant reminder of what this company does best - lawn and landscaping services. Two, the cookies. This company is currently marketing to offices where they need to impact several decision makers. Individually wrapped cookies allows this to be shared among numerous people, without the added expense of doing a separate gift for each person. Three, the whimsy. It is just so fun, and so unique. When Daisy (the super fun general manager) walked into her office carrying one of these cookie-covered tools, she literally stopped traffic. And that's exactly what an effective marketing piece should do.
I had the wonderful opportunity to be involved with a baby shower this past weekend. Not just any baby shower, this was a shower celebrating two very long awaited gifts. Sweet twin baby boys, who found their forever families and were adopted recently. We decided to theme the shower, "the perfect pair."
Guests were given pear shaped name tags when they came in. They also got a paper to answer some questions about the family's adoption experience. The questions were posted on pairs of pears throughout the room.
Diaper cakes graced the tables as centerpieces, all with a "pair" of something attached to them - bottle brushes, teethers, rattles, etc.
We made cake pops for the kids - although many of the adults enjoyed them as well! They looked absolutely adorable in the flower pots!
I just have to show you these balloons . . . aren't they fantastic?! Each family had their picture taken by the balloons, then wrote a note to the family. The notes will be placed in a scrapbook with each family's picture next to it for a special keepsake.
A special party, for a special family. Congratulations on your forever family . . . we wish you a world of happiness!
To answer all of the questions in one spot - here we go. Yes, I made everything for Hailey's birthday party. Yes, everything did have to be about bowling, as that was the theme of the party. Yes, I do make invitations for people, in fact, I can do the entire package for you. No, it was not overwhelming, and yes, I loved every minute of it. Yes, I did think our shirts were one of the best accessories of the party. And yes, I do know that I can get carried away. But I love it that way.
It started with the invitation. I'll have to come back and add a picture of the invite, because I sent all of mine out and didn't think to make an extra one for the archives. As usual. Anyway, I decided on a pink, black, and white theme for the bowling party.
A wonderful friend of my aunt's made Hailey's shirt for the party. Dr. Karen is into everything bling. And I mean everything. Hailey thought her closet was like Disneyworld. Sparkly shoes, sparkly clothes, sparkly jewelry, sparkly tiaras - she has it all, and she does it all! If you're looking for anything along the lines of bling, let me know. I can have you blinged in no time flat. The front of her shirt had an adorable little bowling design on it, with rhinestones accents.
The back of her shirt had her name in rhinestones, and then a number six, because she was six. Of course. Isn't it fabulous?!
Of course, I got so excited over Hailey's shirt that I wanted a party shirt too. Dr. Karen gave me the quick tutorial on how to make a shirt, and then let me have at it. So fun, and so me.
Then we had the dessert table. I had decided that I would make all of the desserts, instead of ordering a cake. Why order a cake when you own a cookie store, right?! Well, I mean, unless you really are in need of a cake. Our dessert menu consisted of cupcakes, bowling ball cookies, and cake pops.
I made the dessert display from a piece of wood, some scrapbook paper, and some white foam balls. I had my hubby paint the foam balls to look like bowling balls, and we attached them to the wood frame. The cookies were decorated to look like pink bowling balls.
The cake pops were a huge hit! We had both strawberry and chocolate, some dipped in milk chocolate, and some dipped in white chocolate. They were all covered in either sprinkles or cookies & creme toppings. I was amazed at the number of kids that chose a cake pop over a cupcake. I was also amazed at the number of kids that chose one of everything. But hey, they weren't coming home with me!
I had two cupcake displays on either side of the bowling balls, so it was like sugar heaven when the kids walked in and saw ALL. THESE. SWEETS.
The party favors were absolutely adorable, I have to say, even if I did make them. They were little paper boxes, filled with a ring pop and a few silly bands, and tied up with a cute ribbon. The tag on the front was a bowling ball (probably no need to clarify that at this point) with a note in the middle that said "thanks for coming to my party."
Would you love to have a party with all of these details, but don't feel you're creative, or just don't want to spend the time putting it together? That's what we're here for! You can order this entire package from the shop, in any combination of colors. And yes, we go overboard like this for our customers too. Of course we do.
Peyton is a precious little girl with a sweet, sweet grandma. Each of the grandbabies have received their own painted rocking chair that coordinates with their nursery theme. With Peyton just having her first birthday, it was her turn to receive a rocker. Peyton loves to rock, and has been scamming the other girls' chairs while patiently waiting for her own. I was told as soon as she saw this, she sat down to rock. We wish this girl many relaxing moments hanging out in her chair!
Big sis was glad it was time for Peyton to get her chair . . . because that meant she got to pick out some cookies when she came with Grandma to pick up the chair! That's what I call a win-win!
One of our clients recently wanted to thank her team, and came up with a fantastic idea. While she wanted to give them each a cookie, she also wanted to give them something they could hold on to and remember how much they were appreciated.
We put our ever-so-popular white chocolate macadamia nut cookies on a stick, and tied them up with fun ribbons. Then we added a purse hook to each one! I love it!! Cookies and purses - any girl's heaven! The designed base of the purse hook adorned the front of the cookie, and the velvet pouch to carry it in your purse was attached to the back. Who wouldn't feel loved receiving a gift like this?!
This was such a fun baby shower to be part of! Grandma-to-be, who was also hosting the shower, found these adorable mini flower pots at Michael's on sale. She wanted to incorporate these into the favors, which was a great idea. I love, love, love when you find something that jumps out at you, at a fantastic price, and just works to develop a party around it!
She wanted to do cookies for the party favors, but also wanted a nice centerpiece for the gift table. Great way to take care of multiple needs with one item. A cookie bouquet looks great as a centerpiece, and works perfectly for guests to pull a cookie for their favor on their way out. The flower pot then makes a lovely keepsake for the guest of honor.
We decided to make baby onesies for the cookies. They needed to match the flower pots that were also being used for favors, as well as the primary color theme of the shower. We frosted the onesies in various colors, then in alternating colors added a little flower in the middle of the neckline. The baby's name is "Kendal," so we added that beneath the flower.
The hostess decided to do some other flavors of cookies as well, so there would be a variety with the sugar. We used royal frosting, and piped flowers onto the other flavors of cookies as well. Did you notice the "K" in the center of each of the flowers?!
I absolutely love how this turned out, I thought it was absolutely precious. Congratulations, Kendal's family! We are excited with you to welcome this sweet baby into the world!
Our new artist has designed two new fabulous flower pots for back to school teacher gifts. Can you imagine how thrilled your child's teacher would be to receive this during the first week of school?! A delicious gift of yummy cookies in an adorable hand-painted flower pot that they can use in their classroom all year long! I think someone's child would be getting an A for sure!!
We have already made these available on our website. Click here to order!
So me and my girl C go way back. You know, back to the days where you've only got mac and cheese to eat in the apartment, and you're just hoping your boyfriend will take you out for a decent dinner. Oh, to go back to those days! Now my hubby and I sit and go, "Man, we were rich back then, we just didn't know it!" Anyway . . . that's a conversation for another day. Back to C.
We lost touch for several years, but recently connected through the wonderful phenomenon of Facebook. You cannot even imagine my giddiness when C asked me to be a part of the.big.announcement. She was planning a pregnancy, and was so gracious to ask me to get in on the "telling the family" part of things. I think announcing a pregnancy is one of the times when you truly get to be so creative with a huge announcement.
I mean, when you get engaged, usually your parents already know it's coming, and heck, you usually even know it's coming. Once the ring's on your finger you just start dialing the phone and don't care who answers, they're hearing your news. Now.
But with a pregnancy - the announcement is a big deal. You can surprise everyone. You have an amazing little secret that nobody knows about. My girl C took full advantage of this wonderful time. And she did it with cookies . . . I'm telling you, the girl has style!
I made these pink and blue strollers with buttercream frosting, as that is the frosting of choice for her niece and nephew. I piped on "Addison Grace" on the pink strollers, and "Greyson Andrew" on the blue strollers, with "4.11" in the corner. This is the month that sweet tiny boy or girl will grace this world.
When she found out she was pregnant (and probably after the second or seventh pregnancy test), C took these cookies over to her family. When they opened the box, they were greeted not only with yummo cookies, but also the sweetest surprise!
Thanks, C, for letting me have a little part in your special time. Cannot wait to celebrate the next nine months with you and then meet that precious little bundle!!