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Everybody, say hi to Lindsay! She blogs over at The Broke Book Girls, and she keeps me in supply of Benedict Cumberbatch tweets, great book recs, and generally fabulous conversation. Love her to pieces!

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~ FREE TIME WITH LINDSAY ~

I don’t have a whole lot of “free” time these days. My 4 year old son is super busy ALL THE TIME, I’m 7 months pregnant, plus I work a couple of part time jobs, and yeah…. that pretty much takes up any additional time I have these days. So when Jen was asking about hobbies, there was really only one direction for me to go-the hobby of mine that I turned into a part time job… COOKIE DECORATING!

I started decorating cookies almost 3 1/2 years ago. Instead of showing you all the pretty, pretty cookie pictures-like the book cover ones most of you probably know me for-I decided I’d show you all a peek into the process. The cookies are from a recent order I did for a 1st birthday party (sorry for the quality-they were all taken on my phone).

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  1. Outline the cookie (pretend I haven’t already done part of the 1s)
  2. Add flood icing
  3. Spread the icing with a toothpick
  4. Done!

I got an airbrush for my birthday this year, and I am OBSESSED. I try to find a use for it with every order! It makes decorating so easy AND I can now add lots of details I wasn’t able to before.

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  1. Blank canvas cookie
  2. Stencil in place & ready to be airbrushed
  3. Finished cookie

My other go-to product is my KopyKake Projector. I could not live without it. It projects any image onto the cookie, and all I have to do is recreate it with icing. (This is how I do all of the book cover cookies!)

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  1. Blank canvas cookie (I already airbrushed the border, as you can tell) with the image projected onto the cookie
  2. Finished cookie shown with the image projected above

And here’s the finished set of cookies! I didn’t take pictures of every step since I either (a) forgot or (b) it was basically a repeat of some of the steps I already showed above.

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I hope you all enjoyed a sneak peek into my cookie decorating process. Thanks for having me Jen!

Thanks so much for showing off your amazing skills, Linds! Now I just want cookies!

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~ THREE QUESTIONS WITH LINDSAY ~

Jen: What are you reading right now?

Lindsay:  I’m reading I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson which I won from Lili!

Jen: If you could only recommend two books to everyone, what would they be?

Lindsay: TWO BOOKS, JEN?! Evil. The easiest way for me to narrow this down is by genre. So, with that being said, I’d have to go with Landline by Rainbow Rowell because I absolutely love her writing and also there’s a Magic Phone. (Honestly, any of her books would be at the top of my suggestion list). And 2, Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. Fantasy is my favorite genre to read, and I’m happy that so many non-fantasy readers are as in love with this series as I am. I think Celaena’s story is so wonderful that it gets anyone and everyone wrapped up in the world Maas has created.

Jen: If there’s one other thing you could do with your free time that you can’t yet, what would it be?

Lindsay: Sleep. Not even kidding. I would take a nap whenever I want to. But since I have a 4 year old, and I’m pregnant, it’s going to be a very long while before that can happen. I miss naps. Naps and I used to be BFFs.

Sleeeeeep! Love it. And such great books recs, as usual! Thanks, Lindsay!

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Thanks so much to Lindsay for sharing a little bit of her life with us. 🙂 You can find her and more of her great book recs here:

Blog: The Broke Book Girls
Twitter: @brokebookgirls
Goodreads: Lindsay
Instagram: BrokeBookGirls

And if you’re interested in the cookies: Sweet Emotion Cookies!

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