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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Gettin' Crafty: DIY Photo Box

Ever since my camera had an unfortunate encounter with a cup of root beer, I've been having a lot of trouble getting good pictures of my cookies. I was forced to use my iPhone (3GS) for one batch, and I've been using a borrowed digital camera since then, but the lighting in my apartment is awful. There isn't enough light anywhere, the lights create endless shadows, and as I'm usually up til all hours of the night finishing the cookies, sunlight if often not an option.

So, I decided I would ask for a photo box for Christmas. I found one on Amazon for $40. Cheap, easy, what else could you want. But then  I started reading the user reviews, and I decided that maybe it wasn't worth my money, and did some research, which led me here:

I made a Staples and Home Depot run and snagged a box from the recycling.
It was super easy! It took me less than an hour to make!


And then I spent an hour playing with it!


And of course Charlie needed to inspect it.

Pictures look much better than those in my kitchen light (left).
I can't wait to see how the cookies look!

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

THE BUZZ: Just Desserts NYC

My lovely friend Beth, who was in White Christmas, has a great website called Just Desserts NYC. They review all of the different desserts around town (lucky!), and Beth just wrote a sweet little snippet about Curtain Up!

My first piece of publicity :)

Check it out here:
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Monday, January 2, 2012


Happy New Year! 
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!

After that huge batch of White Christmas cookies, I barely had it in me to decorate my Christmas cookies, but it's tradition, so I did a few.

I got these mini cookie cutters, so I was really excited to decorate the cute little cookies.

The mini tree was my favorite.

And I went a little snowflake crazy.

But all in all it made for a lovely Christmas afternoon activity.

And I even enlisted my cousins to help!

And I've got to say, they did a pretty impressive job: 

Stay tuned for an exciting New Years announcement!

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