Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Cookies of the week!

I started making cookies for the crews for the show sorta as a joke. But then it's become something I really look forward too every Tuesday. So last week I departed from my typical iced sugar cookies and used some recipes I found online to make last week treat boxes:

Gotta love my Ashley Brook Design post-it notes as a finishing touch!!! I used treat boxes I had left over from Valentine's Day.

Here are the recipes I used:
Magical Peanut Butter Cookies by Paula Deen
Fluffy Oatmeal Rasin cookies by Paula Deen (except I didn't make them sandwiches)
Sugar Cookie "Smooch", I just winged this one. It was a bag of sugar cookie mix then you push a hershey kiss in it!

I really think it helps boost moral of the crews when they come back on the first day of the week to some fresh cookies. A lot of them are away from their families and loved ones and it me making cookies keeps people happy, then I love it!!

Can't wait to show you guys this weeks treat....tomorrow I'm making CAKE BALLS!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The cookies I made during "the toe break of 2010"

Alright, if I broke my toe making cookies, they BETTER had been worth it, right??

Worth it they were! Maybe it was the meds they gave me, but I got inspired. And my detail work got a lot better. I wanted to go with a beach theme (for no other reason than I saw these adorable cookie cutters on Copper Gifts.com

Here's a little picture of what each crews gift box looked like.

Bikinis and board shorts

Some colorful one pieces

Close up of the board shorts. I tried to do some detail but my icing kept messing up...I won't say what I think these look like.....

I think the palm trees were my favorite. I just loved how simple they turned out!

So while I did get hurt while making cookies, at least they were fierce!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Bake em cookies, you'll get hired!

So what started out as just a one day event as me working back in TV Production has turned into a full time gig!! (Well full time for the 8 weeks they're shooting)

I'm really happy to be back in Production. I've missed it and luckily it all comes back very naturally. Everyone in the office is so nice and it's going really great.

I think me being hired back had something to do with the Texas Themed cookies I made for the crew....

So make cookies and you'll get hired!! I hope that I'll find time to regularly blog still. Because one of the things that I do not miss about production is how your life comes to a HAULT! Working 13 hour days leaves little time to do anything but sleep. Getting to do little things like laundry will go undone for about 3 weeks. I had Sunday off and had the best time cleaning and just tending to my apartment.

One of the best things about this job is that Mike and I are working together in the office. I'm very happy about this because if we didn't work in the same place, we literally would never see each other. Of course everyone thinks it's funny when a couple works in an space together. (When it's not that strange because we've always worked together. But we enjoy being the main part of the days entertainment).