Bread Art

by Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey

A little food coloring, a brush and pieces of bread will have you rethinking your sandwiches! Try this fun idea for a sandwich party or a simple edible message in your child’s lunch!

Mister Bean

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey

As it’s “Bean Week”, it’s only fitting that we celebrate the Mister in Mr. Bean. Do you remember Mr. Bean? That peculiar tv character played by Rowan Atkinson in the 1990’s that became a world wide sensation and still lives on in animation form.

Mr. Bean is a mean little innocent. A thoughtful yet self-centered ass. As soon as I couldn’t stand him for another minute, he would do something to lure me back in. Today, we salute his longevity, but mainly we just wanted to play with typeface and beans because I find them less annoying than the actual Mr. Bean.
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Mr. Adzuki Bean
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Mr. Mung Bean
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Mr. Cannellini Bean
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Mr. Black Turtle Bean

Sugar Ornaments

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey
Production Assistant: Anthony Lunsmann
Photography by Teresa Earnest Photography

Sugar, like snow, is beautiful. I’ve made a sugar angel out of my weight in sugar, baked up more sugar cookies than I could ever remember and this holiday, I made sugar ornaments!

Simple really, but stunning on the tree or in my case just in a clear mixing bowl for a holiday decoration in the kitchen. Do this one with the littles! It will be messy and fun and fun and messy!

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Sugar Ornaments

What You Need: 
Clear glass ball ornaments
Small piece of paper for a funnel
Small spoon
Dark brown sugar
Light brown sugar
White sugar
Strips of colored leather or yarn to hang on the tree (I used strips of pink metallic leather)

What to do: 
Fashion a funnel out of the paper and use the spoon to layer in the sugars. It’s like sand art you used to make as a kid! Just have fun. No two sugar ornaments are the same! Tie the leather or yarn on the top and hang on the tree or just pile in a glass bowl!
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Ginger Snap!

By Libbie Summers
Photography by Cedric Smith Photography
Animation by Thought Stamp

This week I’ll be sharing loads of holiday cookie recipes and last minute fun decorations as we count down to the holiday! And remember to watch out, because ginger snaps back!!

Turnip-inspired Holiday Ornaments

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey
Production Assistant: Anthony Lunsmann
Photography by Teresa Earnest Photography
On location at The Grant Hotel, available through Lucky Savannah Vacation Rentals

It’s funny really. I was working on a turnip recipe, then shooting fresh turnips, then some holiday ornaments with turnips, then I turned a turnip into an ornament by pushing an ornament hanger thing in the top…and it stayed. And the next day it was still holding. And the next day and the next day. So the turnip ornament was born and a turnip-inspired holiday was beautifully created.

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Since I didn’t want the whole tree covered with real turnips, I hand painted a few plain white ball ornaments in an ombre of fuchsia and purple and glitter!

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Overall, a stunning turnip-inspired tree!
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