I’m back!

I just returned to work after two months of maternity leave. It’s great to be back and a little weird all at the same time! This is the longest I’ve gone without decorating a cookie in the last 8 years. When I picked up the piping bag again, I was happy to find that I haven’t forgotten how to do it!

Since I’ve been back, I’ve been working on a couple of Valentine’s Day video tutorials and trying to catch up on all the administrative stuff that got neglected over the last two months. There are also some collaborations in the works that I’ll be sharing with you in the coming weeks. It’s a lot to do, especially now that I’m working part time (down from about 50 hours before my daughter was born!). While I would love to stay home with her all day, I feel fortunate that I’m at least able to spend almost half of my week with her while still being a working mom.

In other news: I’ve been nominated for a Shorty Award! The Shorty Awards honor the best in social media, so I was pretty thrilled to hear that I’m a nominee. I’m up against some pretty stiff competition (Marcus Samuelssen and Tasty just to name a couple!). If you have a minute, you can head over to the website to vote for me!

 

Baby Has Arrived!

Our baby girl arrived two weeks earlier than expected! I was sent to the hospital on November 9th after showing signs of preeclampsia and delivered by emergency c-section 3 days later. Baby and I are home now and doing well.

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I’ll be taking time off from cookies through the beginning of January. In the meantime, if you have any cookie decorating questions or need assistance with an order, you can send an email to my super-helpful assistant at [email protected] or use this contact form. The book orders that had already been placed were delayed because of my prolonged stay in the hospital, but they’ve all been shipped now. To those of you who’ve been waiting, thank you for your patience!

I hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season and I will see you in 2017!

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