milk and cookies

My friend Anne is the most talented party planner and decorative baker I know. I am always amazed by her works of art, but she trumped herself this time when throwing a first birthday party for her daughter Aubrey. The theme was milk and cookies and everything you see here, from the cakes to the cookies to the decorations were handmade by her. Of course her friends and family are always the beneficiaries of her gifts… but she’s starting to offer her talents to other lucky connoisseurs. Connecticut is one lucky state to have Miss Anne Powers in their midst.

the birthday girl

the scene

the scene (cont.)

ta da… the cake!

the details – drinks at the watering hole

cookies galore

puffy paper flowers

party favors – as if the rest wasn’t enough!

the serenade by her big sister

the reward!

portland soapbox derby

on your mark

fred & wilma’s ride

kid favorite

a crowd favorite

#25 (with a little liquid courage on the side)

aaron @ the starting line

the flying pig I

the flying pig II (this thing screamed down the hill)

my favorite! actually piloted by a friend’s husband who own a winery

ted & tara’s summer bounty

I’m housesitting for friends during summer’s most productive month. Ted and Tara haven’t even been gone for a week and this is what I harvested in just one morning. I by no means picked the plants clean so there will be more to come. Now, what’s for supper?!