Hi! I hope everyone is remaining safe and healthy, and that the required social distancing isn't driving you too stir-crazy. I had the first great day I've had since the quarantine began, and I think it was due, in large part, to our "Cookiers Helping Cookiers" chat, hosted by @SugarDotCookies, which started my day off on the right foot. It was really uplifting for me to hear from so many cookiers who have made lemonade out of lemons (so to speak) by quickly pivoting their businesses during the pandemic. (Now you know why I chose this week's cover image by the super talented @Andrea Costoya. Not only is it stunning, but it also perfectly fits the tone set by this morning's chat.) If you didn't have the opportunity to attend the chat, I encourage you to read the transcript and to join us next month for what Dotty and I hope will be a Zoom-based followup.
My day continued with a hike of Three Spring Farms, our farm (pictured above), which is named after the three natural springs that feed the creek that runs through it. If you attended the chat, you'll know that I was in quest of the elusive morel mushroom that grows wild in the woods here. Alas, none were to be found. But, I DID find solace in connecting with my husband for seven straight hours, uninterrupted by the racing thoughts and anxiety that have plagued me for weeks.
Now, what better way to end my day than by looking at this week's glorious hot list*?! It features a lot of carryovers from Easter, as well as standouts from our ongoing Practice Bakes Perfect food look-alike challenge (which you should also check out, here, BTW). Special congrats go to THREE two-time honorees this week: @Dolce Flo, @Evelindecora, and @Kim Damon!
Onward, shall we?!
#1: Alice in Easterland by Dolce Flo
#2: Happy Easter Cookies by Evelindecora
#3: Bunny Cookie Scene by Evelindecora
#4: Easter Fantasy by Dolce Flo
#5: Learn to Make Lemonade by Andrea Costoya
#6: Signs of Spring by Sandi Vanderwall
#7: Happy Easter by CHIKAKO.F
#8: Burger and Fries with Pickles on the Side by Kim Damon
#9: Comfort Food, Anyone? by Kim Damon
#10: Happy Easter to All! by Elke Hoelzle
And that's all for this week. As you venture into the unknowns of next week, I hope you all can find a bit of the peace that I found today. Take care!
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