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The Creativity is in the Cookie with Michele Tanenbaum

To see more of Michele’s cookie creations, follow @lucky_bites on Instagram.

It all began with snickerdoodles. Growing up in New Jersey, Michele Tanenbaum’s (@lucky_bites) health-focused mother wouldn’t allow treats in the house, but Michele managed to trick her into letting her bake cookies. “I convinced her it was creative,” she says. “And everybody has cinnamon and sugar. Snickerdoodles were my go-to.” Looking at the kinds of cookies she now dreams up for her Brooklyn, New York-based business Luckybites — named after her dog, Lucky — that early creativity has flourished. Trained as an apparel designer, Michele first got an inkling to turn cookie decorating into a profession when she was holiday shopping. “I was buying gourmet gift baskets to give to clients, and I realized that I could probably make them better myself,” she says. So, she took to coming up with her own recipes for everything from biscotti to Linzer hearts to thumbprints to sugar cookies. “I started to realize that I liked this way of being creative better than the clothing design.” For Valentine’s Day, Michele says she will be sketching just like she did during her fashion days. “But now I’m doing it with icing.”


etsyfindoftheday | v-day prep | 2.13.17

gourmet spice rack in a box by marvlingbrosltd

spice things up in your relationship with this gourmet box o’ spices valentine’s day gift!! see what i did there? ;) enflame your love!

Mil is our new baby!! <3 <3 He’s a sweet and shy little baby, but he sends lizard love your way despite his shyness!

Hi Mil! 😊🐸🦎 Thank you for your lizard love! 😊

Gumby is most pleased to meet you! Thank you for sharing your beautiful long tail! Gumby thinks you are doing a fantastic job of guarding the corner too, and she sends you a gift-wrapped gourmet lizard treatie and several pats! 😀🐸🦎😊

anonymous asked:

Your mob "wife" Sidney minific was so good!!! 😭😭😭every single person in that scene had such a distinctive character and was so colorful! "Intern"!peter! Terrifying scar across his face smiling!mikhail! Oblivious teacher!sid!! Probably terrifying around his mob and sweet as a lamb and horrible at cooking!geno!! I,,, just love it! If you're still doing fic for it, can we have a scene for when mob geno and sid first met?? :)

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“But the boss doesn’t celebrate Christmas,” Peter protests, even as Mikhail throws a vomit-green knitted sweater at him. Ugh. 

“Yeah, well, Sidney does, and he wants a potluck this year, so we’re gonna have to suck it up,” Mikhail says, then considers. “And for the love of God, please don’t make an embarrassment of yourself. We’re still on duty.”

“I never make an embarrassment of myself. Well, if not for this sweater,” Peter says, pulling on the shirt. There’s a dancing Christmas tree on it, with a sad smile and a cartoon dog peeing at its trunk. Peter feels like a clown. “And I’m not going to embarrass myself in front of Sidney.”

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🎁 21 FUN sorority sister gift basket THEMES! 🎁

I LOVE creating and giving gift baskets! Have fun, theme your items and put together a one-of-a-kind sister gift. Save money too by shopping smart and putting inexpensive things together that look lush in a group. Then add some sorority specific gifts to your basket to make it the ultimate greek girl gift experience!  xoxo ;)

🎁 21 FUN Sorority Gift Basket THEMES: 🎁

  • Pamper Basket: bubble bath, soap, shampoo, lotion, puff, candle, sorority towel, pillowcase, or cozy socks.  
  • Mani-Pedi Basket: emory boards, nail polish, cuticle cream, lotion, buffer., manicure supplies. 
  • Book Basket: best sellers, bookmarks, Amazon gift card, painted wine glass, list of favorite books. 
  • Movie Night Basket: popcorn, candy, sorority throw blanket, movie tickets, DVDs, soda, recommended movie list, sorority pj pants/shorts.  
  • Italian Dinner Basket: pasta, sauce, bread, napkins, wine, wine koozie. 
  • Craft Basket: jewels, paint, mod podge, brushes, craft flowers, markers, wood sorority plaque/paddle (blank ready to paint.) 
  • Fun in the Sun Basket: sorority beach towel, suntan lotion, paperback book, sorority tote bag, flip flops, sorority tumbler and cap. 
  • Baking Basket: cupcake and cookie mixes, frosting, spatulas, oven mitt, sprinkles, baking pan, timer, greek cookie cutters, cookie recipe.  
  • Coffee Basket: bags of gourmet coffee, Starbucks gift card, sorority coffee mug, coffee flavored candies, travel mug, flavored creamers.  
  • Tea Basket: specialty teas, sorority mug, cookies, fancy tea spoon, scones, tea cakes/cookies. 
  • Apple Basket: fresh apples, apple cider, apple snacks, apple chips, apple gum, sour apple candy. 
  • Work Out Basket: towel, sorority shorts or yoga pants, sorority headband, tank top, gift card to sporting goods store, small hand weights, sorority water bottle, healthy snacks. 
  • Cupcake Basket: assortment of different cupcakes, cupcake themed trinkets like ornaments and magnets, cupcake napkins, lemonade. 
  • Gameday Basket: team sweatshirt, team earrings, snacks, foam finger, koozie, pom pom, mascot plush toy, team and sorority tattoos. 
  • S’mores Basket: all the fixings for s’mores, plus hot chocolate packets, sorority mug, napkins, throw blanket, sweatshirt.
  • Adult Coloring Basket: several “adult” coloring books (Michael’s sells them), nice set of colored pencils, tasty snacks, pencil sharpener. 
  • Happy Hour Basket: drink mixers, nuts, chips, cute cups, bottle/wine opener, wine koozie. Theme your basket to a particular drink such as Margaritas, Bloody Marys, wine, or beer. 
  • Game Night Basket: board games, sorority deck of cards, candy, snacks, popcorn, dice, cute cups.
  • Chocolate Lovers Basket: chocolate candy in all forms, chocolate sauce, hot chocolate packets, chocolate themed ornaments, candy bar pillow. 
  • Fruit Basket: fresh fruit, healthy snacks, dried fruit, organic juices, smoothie or frozen yogurt gift card, fruit flavored gum, fruity lip gloss.  
  • Peppermint Basket: peppermint candy, peppermint gum, peppermint cocoa mix, peppermint lip balm. peppermint bath & body, peppermint candle. 

for anon

at first glance, one would think that a brilliant clash of red and green whirlwind was zipping about the room. or, at least, that’s the impression yoongi gets as he watches jimin run about their little apartment, dressed in the most ridiculous holiday sweater, checking and double checking that everything is just perfect for the christmas party they’d been planning since july.

the christmas party jimin had been stressing over since july.

“baby, you need to relax,” yoongi cringes as jimin climbs on top of a tottering chair, stretching up on tiptoes to pin the end of a sparkling spool of white tinsel to the ceiling.

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Gourmet Gift, Jakarta - Product Review!

I am the kind of person who is always excited about getting mailed gifts. Mainly because I love receiving love (if that makes sense), but also because it has become quite rare to receive mailed gifts, especially with the convenience of e-gift cards and e-vouchers and all. Because of the rarity of mailed gifts, receiving them becomes a special thing. Now imagine this: MAILED FOOD GIFTS. How epic is that???

A few weeks ago, I got approached by someone from Gourmet Gift to try out its products. Gourmet Gift is a little food and drinks gift delivery business based in Jakarta. I checked out its Instagram account (scroll down the bottom for more contact info) and was immediately intrigued by the simple/cute/rustic design and especially curious about its pre-made, microwaveable lava cakes. They were kind enough to send me some packages that they are selling for the Chinese New Year celebration. This is how they look:

Drinks packaging.

Some info on the back of the card.

What’s inside.

You get two pairs of Green Tea Latte and Thai Iced Tea bottles.

Packaging for lava cakes.

My attempt on food styling. This is basically how the cake looks like when you remove it from the foil cup (and add some orange decor).

I received two cute brown boxes, one box is filled with two pairs of Green Tea Latte and Thai Iced Tea bottles, all decorated with red fabric and rustic strings, another box is filled with four mini chocolate lava cakes. The drinks were good, although I especially liked the Green Tea Latte, because it is less dense than the Thai Iced Tea and it was more refreshing. I was really fascinated by the lava cakes, because you are supposed to microwave them for 30 seconds before you eat, and they are just magical because I never experienced any microwaved cakes that are actually good! Even though I didn’t get to take a picture of the melted chocolate inside (it was so beautiful I couldn’t resist eating it!), i can assure you that it is as good as a quality restaurant’s lava cake. 

Overall, I am very impressed by Gourmet Gift. Even though I got the products for free from the business itself, I think that the prices are very reasonable for such quality products (Lava Cake box is retailed at Rp 75,000 and Drinks box at Rp 125,000).

So if you are thinking of being generous to friends and family for this upcoming Chinese New Year or even any kind of special occasions, definitely try sending these out!


Gourmet Gift

Order by email: contact.gourmetgift@gmail.com

Instagram: @gourmetgift

Price is mostly by request.