Saturday, October 2, 2010

Fall Cookies and Shopping

Today was my annual fall cookie-making day. Last year, I spent 7 hours in my kitchen, making cookies and decorating them all by myself. But this year, I was smart. Not only did I bake all of the cookies two days ahead of time, but I also recruited help. Thanks, Sarah!

Sarah came over on Thursday night to bake all the cookies with me. Then she came back this morning to help me decorate. And it only took us 3 hours to complete them all! We felt like regular Suzie Homemakers! ;-)We made pumpkins, apples, squirrels, acorns, and leaves. And most of them turned out pretty cute, if I do say so myself! Toward the end, though, we got kind of tired of decorating, and we got to the point where we were just slopping on some frosting in whatever color was left and smearing it around. That always seems to happen on those last few cookies!
I think the jack-o-lanterns are my favorites.

After all of that madness was done with, I went out for the afternoon/evening with my mom and sister. We went shopping all over the place, but we started out at White House (yay!) No doughnuts today, but I did end up buying some of this crazy caramel apple candy corn and fresh kettle corn. They were having some kind of fall festival there today or something, and there were people everywhere, and there was so much going on! We didn't stay for long, but it was fun to stop by for a little while.We then headed out to some of my favorite stores including: Hobby Lobby, JoAnn Fabrics, and TJ Maxx Home Goods. We also went to Gabriel Brothers, which I usually don't care for because I don't have the patience for it, but I ended up finding a pair of gray flats there that fit like a glove. And they cost $7! I wear a size 5, so that just never happens!

I bought way too many things today including some more fall decorative items, some new clothes, and this awesome sign that I will hang above our bed. I've been looking for something to hang there for a long time!
After our long day of shopping, we were absolutely famished! And truthfully, my lunch consisted of a few cookies, so I was especially hungry. You have to get rid of the mess-ups somehow, right? ;-) Anyway, it was freezing and rainy and dreary out, so we thought Panera would be the perfect place for dinner. We all got soup, and Julie and I got bread bowls, and it was absolutely heavenly on a day like today!My baked potato soup was delicious! And the sourdough bread bowl was even more delicious.

After dinner, we called it a night and headed home. I had the busiest, craziest week, so today was the perfect way to end it. I had so much fun! And it's starting to get really cold, and the leaves are changing here. I couldn't be happier :-)

Have a happy Saturday!!


  1. OK! Those cookies look so great! They would have been so fun to make!! You are so creative my dear!! Hope you had a nice week!

  2. The cookies are beautiful! Very nice! Sounds like a fun day!
    I haven't beena ble to find any caramel-apple candy corn this year so far, and it's quite disappointing. :-( Maybe I'll look again today.


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