Hi! A little about me… my name is Leah and I live in a little suburb south of the Twin Cities, MN. My busy household consists of my high school sweetheart hubby, 3 kids, dog, and cat. Yes, it’s a house-full!

My interest in decorating sugar cookies was captured after watching Ina Garten decorate dog shaped sugar cookies with Patti Page, a guest on her show. I could NOT get those cookies and that royal icing out of my head! I was obsessed with the icing flowing from the piping tip to the perfectly shaped cookie and made flawless outlines and smooth tops. You can see the video and recipes here.

That was several years ago, but I didn’t get around to actually making any until last christmas. I was hooked! Those first cookies were far from perfect, but it gave me enough hope to keep going and improving.

Come learn with me! I am a beginner- beginner blogger, beginner cookie decorator, beginner everything. I’m always looking to learn new techniques and discover fun tools of the trade. You will see my mistakes, goof-ups, blogging errors, the whole works!

Here are some facts about me:

-I love kitchen gadgets- spatulas of all shapes and sizes, small appliances, technology.  You name it, I want to try it!

-I’m a bargain hunter. I inherited this gene from my mother and her mother before her, I love a good deal!

-My last child weighed 10 lbs 9 oz at birth- notice I said last!

-I love to travel, mostly to try new foods.

– I recently discovered I’m an introvert.

– I minored in home economics. Loved the cooking classes, hated the sewing ones.

-I was diagnosed with Multiple Scerosis at age 30, but had the disease since I was 22.

-I love animals and wanted to be a veterinarian when I was little.

-I’m kind of a coffee snob. Ok, not kind of, I’ll own it.

-I sold my first cookies in November and that’s what gave me motivation to start selling cookies and blogging my journey.

Excited to share my successes and failures with you!