I’m in Charlotte, North Carolina, visiting my sister. A little vacation now that school is out. I love the South. In my previous life, I must have been a Southern Belle. In fact, I love the South so much I subscribe to Southern Living; it is my favorite magazine. Unfortunately though, I can’t plant the flowers they recommend, or buy the outdoor living furniture they suggest, because in Oregon, our zone is obviously quite different, and our outdoor living consists of really being outside only three months out of the year–July through September. (So having outdoor furniture isn’t as practical. Umbrellas are.) No matter; I still make all the recipes and try their indoor decorating techniques. At least I can pretend to be from the South, right?
Noelle, my sister, and I are leaving to visit Charleston tomorrow and I can’t wait. Nor can Matthew. He’s been talking about it since we got on the plane Friday. Here he is hanging out in Noelle’s laundry basket. When you’re not at home, you get to do things you don’t normally do.
He thought it was so much fun being pushed around on the carpet.
In honor of our getaway, we made sugar cookies. (I taught her how to make and decorate these types of cookies a while ago–see Girly Sugar Cookies post.)
The flip-flops are actually butterfly cookie cutters. Creating the flowers for the flip-flop design was a lot fun. I need to figure out how to incorporate them into another cookie design.
I used the flood icing (the flip-flop on the top) for the thong portion of the sandal, but I think they flooded just a bit too much.
My palm tree broke (sadness!) when I placed it on the beach towel. Right across the trunk! Maybe it was the humidity, I don’t know. It was 95 degrees outside, so I’ll blame it on that.
The starfish was really fun to make as well. I did blue with white, and white on white. I like how they both turned out.
And these were Noelle’s cookies.
Well, here we come Charleston! Can’t wait to meet you. And we’ll bring you some sugar cookies. xoxo