Monday, June 27, 2011

Retirement cookies

I made some retirement cookies yesterday for a friend to give to some of her coworkers.  She gave me complete carte blanche in regard to the design.  Thats great - except when I have no ideas.    I went to bed for two nights with retirement on the brain.  Clearly, I needed to

The problem was, I don't relax and unwind easily.  And my personal happy place to relax is in the mountains with trees all around.  I am hiking and breathing in the crisp mountain air.  Throw in a little stream and a thermos of hot apple cider as well.   

I realize for most people, relaxation happens at the ocean, and so that seemed the most likely cookie theme for me.  Unfortunately, I don't love going to the shore.  Sand in my swimsuit, sand in my hair, and sand in the car.  Its crowded and I am sweating.  Too many years spent playing the part of lifeguard making sure my kids weren't carried away by a rip current or eaten by a shark. 

Nevertheless, most people find the beach to be synonymous with relaxation, so I forged on with a beachy theme.  I thought a hammock would work, and I love the way a black outline looks on a vibrant sunset background.  My Lion King giraffe cookies were similar and I really liked that look. 

These are actually beginning to make me relax.  Look closely - NO SAND.

The beach is deserted, its not too hot, the sunset is magnificent, and I have my thermos of apple cider.  Ahhhhh.

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  1. OH MY these are FANTASTICO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am Italian this week btw....The way you made that sunset icing...R U SERIOUS! Patent, trademark, copyright it. WOW!

  2. Aw-w-w-w they are so beautiful! What lucky recipients!!!

  3. These cookies are amazing!! If I had even done ONE, that would have been it! Such beautiful work...they look delicious and there are multiples. Again, amazing!

  4. Oh my goodness! These are marvelous!!!!!!! DO you you sell these, 'cause you should. :D

  5. Came by way of Bacon Time :) Btw, I'm admiring all your creative posts here. Can you please share them at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

    PS: I am also currently holding a blog party called Market Your Biz and Giveaways where you can link up your etsy, online boutique or giveaways. You're more than welcome to come and get your business and giveaways promoted.