Hi, all! I'm finally back with a Saturday Spotlight. I apologize for the many gaps in them, but I still haven't regained control of my life since my mom's move here in November. It's almost as if I have another entire life to manage. Having never had kids, I was definitely not prepared for this added responsibility. On top of this, my kit product development cycle has been haywire (back-to-back releases with too little downtime in between) since the launch of my kits back in October. The upside is: Mom is loving her new retirement community! Phew! One crisis averted!
One of my New Year's resolutions is to try to regain some order by getting more help. I am currently interviewing companies that might assist with SEO and social media strategy and execution, as well as trying to work up a more reasonable 2023 kit release schedule with my product partner. Also, if anyone is interested in sharing Spotlight duty with me, please email me. I would welcome the assistance, as I suspect it will take a while for me to get these other things in line. Probably TMI, but I wanted you to know that I hadn't forgotten you! To the contrary, you are quite top of mind! ❤️
Anywho, on to the most important matter, the one at hand - the cookies that hit our hot list* this week! Heads up! They are all beauties, so sit back and enjoy as I unveil them, starting with the fastest trender this week. But, first, special congrats to @Alejandra Avila, @MrsMac, and @Sandy_S, who are all brand-new (or relatively new) to these Spotlights. Both @LisaF and @Silviya Mihailova get extra shout-outs for appearing twice on our list this week, and Silviya also has the added honor of being our cover cookie artist! Now, without further ado, here are this week's honorees . . .
#1: Chinese New Year 2023 - Hand Fan by Sandy_S
#2: Paris Cookies by Evelindecora
#3: Hearts and Roses! by Di Art Sweets
#4: Rincón Oriental by Alejandra Avila
#5: You're My Favorite Bug by Silviya Mihailova
#6: You Light Me Up by Silviya Mihailova
#7: Made with Love by LisaF
#8: Nový Rok, Nová Svatba (aka New Year, New Wedding) by Dita
#9: You Are Loved by LisaF
And, last but not least, this classically elegant set . . .
#10: Bridal Shower Cookies by MrsMac
That's a wrap! I hope you enjoyed this week's selection as much as I did. Wonderful work, everyone!
Note: Next Saturday, I'll be traveling back to Maine to continue furnishing my recently renovated home there. I haven't been to that house since November, so I've been relying on my very crude digital room mock-ups, like the one below of my powder room, to try to figure out what to put on the walls and floors, and in all of the other empty spaces! As a person who designs best by seeing and touching things in person, it will be great to return so I can begin to make some real progress on the décor.
So . . . since I will either be in the air or in airports all day Saturday, I will do the next Saturday Spotlight either on Friday or Sunday, depending on how next week unfolds. 'Til then, have a great week filled with beautiful cookies!
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