Monday, September 20, 2010

A Give-A-Way! A Give-A-Way!

Monday, September 20, 2010
Are you excited?

Are you pumped?

Our first ever give-a-way here at Ali Bee's Bake Shop.

Hosted by CSN Stores!  Have you seen it?

To quote one of my favorite movie lines..."This place has got everything"  Like seriously...if you need baby strollers, cool bistro sets, or a hot plate or something.... No joke. 

And they want me to give one reader a $55 Gift Certificate to spend in one of their 200+ online stores.  Free stuff....what's not to love?

So to enter:  (up to 4 entry's per person...I know, crazy right?)

1) Become a follower...then leave a comment telling me you're now stalking me.  I love it.  If your already a follower leave a comment telling me your a follower.  Blam!  That was simple.  (this is entry numero uno)

2) Become a fan on Facebook.  Come back here.  Tell me you love me.  (that's entry number 2)

3) Blog about the give away.  Or tweet about it.  (That's one more entry...or if your an overachiever do both and it counts for two)

Please leave a separate comment for each entry.  The give-a-way will end Monday, September 27, 2010 at 12:00am.  The winner will be chosen at random.  Good luck!!  :)

** Contest Closed! **

And our winner is:

Lovey said...
I'm now stalking you....I'm not afraid to admit it, now, give me the pan and no cookies get hurt! ;0)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Old Green Cupboard Quilt Cookies

Thursday, September 16, 2010
Ok so a LONG while back (ok maybe just a little over a month ago) I made some quilt cookies for my mom to take on a quilting retreat.

My mom quilts.  A lot.

Anyway.  She asked me to make some for her.  She wanted them to be themed after the quilt store that was hosting the retreat.  The Old Green Cupboard.  She had some pretty specific designs in mind.  It was a little like having someone hovering over you to watch you work the whole time.

It got pretty interesting when she took a piping bag in hand and gave it a shot herself.

Anyway.  Here's what we ended up with

The pics were taken by Heather Lynn over at Moments By Heather Lynn. I didn't get a chance to take any photos of these cookies before heading out the door.  So I was pleasantly surprised when I received these in the inbox.   They're pretty awesome and I would like to thank her.  It isn't often that someone sends me cookie pictures that look quite so professional  :) 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Pajama Series #1 - Giraffes

Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Ok....I see cookies

Everywhere.  Like, in wallpaper, and greeting cards, and cartoons, and music videos, .....

Lately, I have been seeing them a lot in clothes.  My daughters clothes.  Not mine.  If my clothes inspired cookies they would all be plain black cookies.  Boring.  And frankly a little depressing.

Ok I don't wear black all the time on purpose.  I'm not a gloomy Gothic black kind of person.  I just happen to find it slimming.  And it pairs nicely with my fair ivory complexion.  And it goes with everything.

Really not the point....

Anyway.... I have decided to start a series of cookies based on my daughters pajamas.  :)  Sounds like fun (and not at all boring and gloomy)  So to kick off the series :

GIRAFFES!  Cute little pink giraffes!  Inspired by a pair of Carter's pajamas :)

They would be great for a baby shower no?

I think so  :)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Prairie Days

Saturday, September 4, 2010
These remind me of the prairies and fields of Texas...

And of the people...

and the music...

Pretty much everything that reminds me of the real Texas.  Not that hokey spurs and sherriff way.  But in the way it really is when you head out to the stockyards in Ft Worth, or drive into Brenham in the Summer with their fields of flowers.  (While your there you can grab yourself some Blue Bell ice cream. )

Yes a few people here wear cowboy hats....but mostly on special occasions. Like a rodeo...or you know...unless they're an actual steer hand (which still do exist)...

or a state trooper....

And yes we like our country music.  Because that's how we do it here.... the precipice of fall...I am thinking of lazy summer afternoons in the fields of Texas....Black centered sunflowers, dragon flies, country music, sunsets, wild hair, and hats.

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