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A Merry Merry December

Happy New Year! Wait, what day is it?! I realize talking about December might already be “so over” but I  have been trying to write this blog post for eight days! We celebrated the last of Christmas last Saturday then New Years Eve was up! Whew! December is always a whirlwind month for me- is it possible that it gets crazier every year? Or am I just getting older and it seems that way? Here’s some of the fun projects we worked on in December and some of the fun adventures we had…

We kicked off the month with a trip to Fairfield Garden Center. A palce of our youth, I thought it would be fun to intro the next generation of Boglivis to this wonderfully weird place.
We kicked off the month with a trip to Fairfield Garden Center. A place my brother and I visited every year as kids. Once December comes, they transform the garden shop into the “Christmas Ice Caverns”.  They also have one of the best Santas in NJ! (He is the real deal- he told me!) I thought it would be fun to intro the next generation of Boglivis to this wonderfully nostalgic place…

 

Cece was not so into Santa.
Ok so Cecelia was not so into Santa but she did enjoy the rest of the caverns. We will be back next year! (Photo by Nicole, C’s Mom)

 

KF gifted his design team Pantone mugs as a Holiday thank you for a job well done. I couldn't resist adding a few gingermen!
As designers we are huge fans of all things Pantone! KF gifted his design team Pantone mugs as a Holiday thank you for a job well done. I couldn’t resist adding a few gingermen!

 

This was one of our bigger orders of the month... Scow Scene cookies for a fabulous kids snow party. We mixed it up by adding the soldiers and ginger girl versions.
This was one of our bigger orders of the month… Snow Scene ornament cookies (made with our new cutter we debuted for Christmas 2013) for a fabulous kiddo snow party. We mixed it up by adding the soldiers and “ginger girl” versions which fancied purple skies.

 

Even though I LOVE the craziness of our usual faux silver tree, we decided to switch it up a bit and go with a real tree this year. Here we are at Porta in Asbury where they were running an amazing tree/ pizza/ wine special!
Even though I LOVE the craziness of our usual faux silver tree, we decided to switch it up a bit and go with a real tree this year. Here we are at Porta in Asbury Park where they were offering an amazing tree/ pizza/ wine December special!

 

Another bigger cookie order... These cookies were individually packaged and delivered as corporate gifts! Sweet!
Another bigger December cookie order… These cookies were individually packaged and delivered as corporate gifts! Sweet!

 

Cece's first birthday was also in December! More about this party to follow...
Cece’s first birthday was also in December! Here she is with her parents and smash cake by Goodie Box Bake Shop. More about the monkeying around we did at this party to follow…

 

I spent a fun day spreading the love with Amanda at Porta's Holiday Pop Up. If you look closely you will see a plate of octopus on the table- my lunch!
I spent a fun day spreading the love with Amanda at Porta’s Holiday Pop Up. If you look closely you will see a plate of octopus on the table- my most favorite salad of theirs! Also note Amanda’s empty cake stand tier… thats where her sold out love knots once stood!

 

I don't mean to brag, but the cookie swap dessert bar at our annual Holiday party gets more delicious every year!
I don’t mean to brag, but the cookie swap dessert bar at our annual Holiday party gets more delicious and amazing every year! Here you see just a small selection of the deliciousness; THE gingerbread bundt (which has become the stuff of sweets legend!), a plate of Santa Snacks, and some yum homemade peanut butter cookies…

 

Only to be rivaled by this 21 person party group shot! YES!!!
Dessert amazingness only to be rivaled by this Holiday Party 21 friend filled group shot! YES!!!

 

Wrapping presents with Hope Fiori
Wrapping presents with Hope Fiori

 

I clocked in at close to 10 batches of Santa Snacks this year but by far the most delicious was the batch I made with my cousins on Christmas Eve!
I clocked in at making close to 10 batches of Santa Snacks this year but by far the most delicious was the batch I made with my cousins Ella and Will on Christmas Eve!

 

Pleased to see his coat still fit, Spot gladly reprised his role as Santa.
Pleased to see his coat still fit, Spot gladly reprised his role as Santa.

 

Of coarse, we put out some delicious cookies for Santa!
And, of coarse, we put out some delicious cookies for the man himself!

 

Whew! We sure do love the holidays but it is tiring!
Whew! We sure do love the holidays but it is tiring! Santa Spot takes a quick rest under the coffee table on Christmas Day.

 

One of the most beautiful sunsets of all of 2013 happened on Christmas Day!
One of the most beautiful sunsets of all of 2013 happened on Christmas Day! No photoshop or filter used here! Thank you Santa!

 

In honor of the New Year, we decided to try a new cookie decorating technique... more about this up next!
In honor of the New Year, we decided to try a “new” cookie decorating technique! More about this coming up…

We hope you had merriest Holiday Season to date! 2014, we are ready for you- but good thing we have a snow day today- I really need to catch up! Life is Sweet! Xo Dani

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DFiori

DFiori

Sweet Dani B is my small business and my mantra is Life Is Sweet! Both my business and life center around celebrating life’s occasions and making those occasions amazing. We design one-of-a-kind cookies, invitations, paper goods and pull them all together to deliver fabulous parties and events.

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