Saturday, October 20, 2012

Tootsie Roll Floral Creations

As much as I struggle with my love/hate relationship with social media, recently it gave me a reason to love it.  Karen @ Homeschool Girls posts pictures of her daughter’s cupcake class on Instagram.  Lilah looks forward to these pictures every week for inspiration in her baking.  When she saw that Keilee created floral arrangements using Tootsie Rolls, she bought some and began experimenting.


Hours were spent making these flowers.  I am guessing three?  I was not home when the baking began but walked into a home that smelled of vanilla yumminess and was filled with the melodies of Taylor Swift and I was greeted by my apron-clad girl rocking out in her kitchen without a care in the world.  

Studies show it takes an investment of 10,000 hours to become an expert at something.  She is well on her way to meeting that goal!


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  1. Wow Jess! She rocked those flowers! She should sign up for one of those cake decorating classes at Michael's! I bet her skills would blow them away and the ones she would learn would take her no time to master at all!

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    1. I totally want her to take those classes but every time I ask she says no. I might just have to sign her up for one and give her a big surprise!

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  2. Weren't we just talking about those Wilton classes? Time for a nudge... Seriously, one day I will be a regular at her bakery!

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    1. I will sign up for the class with her if that is what it takes! She did these all by herself by copying what Keilee did at her coop class!

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    1. I will tell her you think so! They were beautiful and made with love.

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  4. That's awesome!

    I love that statistic of 10,000 hours and am going to pass that on to my girls! We had an "issue" here this week where Allie wanted to give up sewing her handbags because they were not "perfect".

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    1. Oh no! That would be a shame. If we were all perfect, there would be nothing for us to learn! I love watching all these children develop their talents and interests. Watching how she has learned to sew over the past few years has been inspiring! I know that someday I am going to shop at her etsy store!

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  5. She did SUCH a great job. I am so glad we were able to inspire her. Tomorrow is cupcake class and I will be sure to post pics. Reading this I was imagining Keilee and Lilah baking away and dancing and singing along with Taylor. :) Beautiful mental picture. Her flowers are awesome. Keilee is right here with me and she loves them. I have read that too about the 10,000 hours. I even tried to figure up about how many hours Keilee has spent with theater since she was 6. It was A LOT! :)

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    1. I have come to realize that the hours don't necessarily mean instructional hours, just hours practicing, learning through trial and error and developing your craft. I love that Lilah has her writing, her artwork and her baking. I can't wait to see what she decides to do someday, if she opens a bakery, or if she becomes an author or a children's book illustrator.......so many possibilities!

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