Welcome to the weekend! You are probably spending your day at the orchard or pumpkin patch. I'll do my best not to complain about how I'm at work, the weather is beautiful, and I'm not partaking of all things Autumn. And you are. Not that you should feel guilty. Nope. Totally not my intention.
But if I were taking a leisurely drive to the pick apples, I know I'd be trying to finish up my Christmas shopping list while riding along. And maybe I'm the only one, but I HAVE to include all my "must-make" Christmas recipe lists so that I have all my ingredients at the ready. Supplies for my favorite gingerbread cookies are at the forefront of my radar these days, as I'm getting close to pumpkin overload. Close, but not there yet. Don't worry - I will surely eat pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving. To not would be to fail tradition. And that's unfathomable.
Speaking of cookies, I think I need to order one of these one-of-a-kind laser-etched rolling pins from Valek Rolling Pins. You're probably thinking you are at least a month or more away from a sugar cookie decorating fest (aka kitchen disaster full of green and red sprinkles), but these beauties come from Poland so you NEED to plan ahead if you want to test out these newfangled cookies. I know, I know - I said Cardboard Christmas was going to be our only non-US shop. But I lied. Can you blame me? Look at these things!
I'm seriously dying over the thought of having teacup imprinted cookies. With tea. I foresee the need for a Downton party...are you with me??
Some key facts about these beech beauties: orders take 1-2 weeks to process and then 1-3 weeks in shipping time. Hence the need to commit asap for your own cooking or gifting pleasure.
I'm sure I'd only use these for cookies, but really you could run them over clay for a craft project or even fondant for all you fancy bakers out there.
There are a bunch of other patterns, even the ability to customize a name or other phrase. So head over and see for yourself all the options Valek Rolling Pins has to make your cookies the star of any cookie exchange!
I'll announce the winner of the Pegged by Grace giveaway tomorrow - thanks to everyone who took part! Only 6 more shops to go - where has October gone?!?!?