Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Stars at Night, are Big and Bright...

...{clap, clap, clap, clap} Deep in the Heart of Texas (and LA!)

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Yes.  Please do a little *squeal* with me.  That IS Jim Parsons.  Eating a cookie.  Eating a cookie made in my little ol' kitchen.  Seriously.

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Jim Parsons and I went to the same high school.  I believe he was a freshman when I was a senior, so with class sizes of 700+, we probably passed in the halls, but never met.  BUT, I *know* people who *know* him.

{It's kinda like that whole 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon thing, kinda.}

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When someone from your hometown makes it big, you root for them.  When someone from your hometown makes it big...and is gracious, and kind, and funny, and down-to-earth, you root for them even more.

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AnyWAY...I had the opportunity to make cookies for Jim's 40th birthday party.  (Yes, he's 40.  No, I don't know what kind of face cream he uses...it's working, whatever it is.)

Jim is a Texas boy, and like any good Texas boy, wanted Texas theme cookies.  So, that's what he got.
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Texas cookies all around: Texas, Texas maps, Texas stars, Texas bluebonnets, armadillos, boots and hats.
{More details on the decorating later this week.}

People, put the Spring/Klein area of Texas on your radar.  We're home to Lyle Lovett; we're home to Shelly of Cookies and Cups; and yes, we're home to Jim Parsons.  And we couldn't be more proud!

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{Happy Birthday, Jim!  Welcome to your 40's.  It's good here.}
PS...coveting that tablecloth. 

{PPS...thank you, Todd!!!} 

See the How-to Texas Cookies posts: part one & part two.

121 comments:

  1. That is so awesome! Congratulations! (and happy birthday, Jim)

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  2. Oooooooooh myyyyyyyyyyyy gooooooooooooood. I'm jealous and so excited at the same time!

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  3. So cool. I can't even tell you. And as always, your cookies are spectacularly beautiful! :D

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  4. That is so awesome! We love him and I would have never guessed he was 40! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. so exciting!!! i love big bang and sheldon is my favorite character! and your cookies are amazing!

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  6. I saw the first photo and screamed "OMG IT'S SHELDON..OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!" haha. LOVE the Big Bang Theory! And those cookies couldn't be any cuter! The boots and armadillo are probably my favorites :)

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  7. So, so cool!! I love him, what a neat opportunity to have him try your cookies. They look amazing by the way :)

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  8. How sweet and wonderful for him... and, for you! I LOVE SHELDON! Jim Parsons seems to be a doll, just as you described him.

    I hope you'll remember me when you're rich(er) and even more famous! :)

    xo

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  9. The cookies and the article are adorable! But, I think I have been calling the flowers bluebells! They are blueBONNETS...woops. I can't seem to get the 2 straightened out. Had an incredible drive over Hwy10 to Bellville to Fayetteville..then up to Brenham and finally Austin. Just beautiful this time of year.

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  10. I love Jim Parsons.....how fun that he's eating your cookies! BTW the cookies are amazing as always!

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  11. Ack! I love Jim Parsons and The Big Bang Theory. That is so cool he got some of your awesome cookies...which are fabulous!

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  12. How fun is that?! I'll bet he adored your cookies.

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  13. Also from Spring/Klein...Matt Bomer of White Collar and Michael Strahan! Awesome cookies!

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  14. Oh, how awesome!! I just adore him. Big Bang is my favorite show. SO exciting for you!!

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  15. I would be dying! That is amazing, and he is hilarious. And as always, your cookies look fantastic!

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  16. Isn't it so much fun to see people enjoying your cookies? And when it's someone you've been rooting for, all the more! Super cute cookies!

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  17. So, SO fun! I love this and your cookies, and Jim and the BBT! From one Texas cookier to another: WooHOO!

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  18. Love it & love your cookies too! Very cool!

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  19. I love Jim Parsons and he's lucky to have received your cookies!

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  20. This is the awesomemest thing EVER EVER EVER!!!!!

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  21. That is AWESOME! I did squeal when I saw him and realized he was eating one of your cookies. :) How fabulous for you!!!! (and really for him to get to eat your cookies!)

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  22. I didn't know he was from Spring/Klein! I grew up in Spring. I love your Texas cookies! Absolutely beautiful.

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  23. That is super awesome!!!

    He seems like a cool guy.

    Also, your cookies? amazing!

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  24. *knock, knock, knock* Bridget :) He looks very pleased with your cookies - beautiful cookies!

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  25. Those cookies would make any Texan proud. So adorable in TX and LA!

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  26. Happy birthday to Jim, he's a lucky man that he got this cookies :)

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  27. That is so awesome! Congrats!

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  28. Squee!! How amazing! I was just reading my Entertainment Weekly (a week late) yesterday, and saw that he was 40!! I couldn't believe it, I never in a million years would have guessed he was 40. How cool to get to send him cookies!

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  29. How exciting! He is so funny on BBT. The cookies look amazing! I only recently discovered that Jim & I share the same birthday; I'm just a few (a very few!) years older than him.

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  30. SO fun and exciting!! Love it Bridget!! :)

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  31. That is totally awesome! Although he's also a lucky guy to be getting some of your amazing cookies!

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  32. That is so cool! I went to Klein High and now live in The Woodlands......do you take cookie orders???

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  33. You (and your cookies) were already famous, but now you're super-duper famous!:) I would never have guessed that he was 40, but then again, everyone is looking younger and younger as I get older! Beautiful cookies!

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  34. ewwwww, super excited for ya! that is so cool Bridget!!! can I have one? lol

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  35. So funny that you posted that about the tablecloth! I am also coveting it...wonder where he got it?

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  36. Oh my gosh. Now I know someone who knows someone who knows Jim Parson. You just made my day. I love him. He's my favorite character on The Big Bang Theory. I love that show. It cracks me up endlessly. Congratulations to you. How exciting. Your cookies are so inspiring.

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  37. That is SO AWESOME, Bridget! We actually just finished watching TBBT from start-to-finish two nights ago (it took us 2 months to get caught up on all six seasons!), and I'm ecstatic to hear your news! Great job, girlie! <3

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  38. I see a potential ad campaign; youthful appearance from eating Texas girl's cookies? :)

    Congrats on this; I'm sure the entire state of Texas is proud!

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  39. That's pretty sweet! I love that show :)

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  40. How cool!
    And 40??? I was going to give him 30.

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  41. OMG! Sheldon Cooper is eating your cookies!! I just love Sheldon and Jim Parsons seems like a "nice guy"...refreshing. I heard last week he was turning 40, makes me not feel so old as he looks great and he's "not much" younger than me:) Congrats to BOTH of you.

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  43. OH MY GAHHHHHH! I can't believe my eyes!

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  44. WOW! Congratulations Bridget that is amazing! I can't believe he is forty, I would have said 29 haha! I also do not believe you are over forty! :) Dead serious too!

    xoxo M

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  45. Wow I would NEVER have guessed he was 40! So crazy and even more crazy that you are *practially* best friends with him! ;) So amazing though and I am certain he adored your cookies as much as we do :)

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  46. Oh my god!! That's amazing!! Crazy amazing!! And he's 40?!? So mind boggling!!

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  47. That is so awesome!!! I love that show and he is my favorite.

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  48. Happy 40th to Jim Parsons and congratulations to you Bridget on these awesome birthday cookies for HIM!! :)

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  49. that is sooooooooooo cool!! I am a BIG fan of BBT and that is awesome that someone you maybe passed in the halls at school is now A STAR!!!! It gives a person goosebumps!!

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  50. OMG! I didn't realize that you were from that part of Texas. My parents and all their family are from Troup, not too far from you. My brothers and I were born on the other side of the state in Iraan. What an awesome state! And awesome cookies especialy the map cookies. Do you have directions on your site for decorating those? Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!

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  51. So awesome! I'd have never EVER guessed 40! The cookies are adorable and even us non-Texans can appreciate them.

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  52. Wow that's awesome. Love that show. We use to live in Plano, TX.

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  53. How fun is that??? We love BBT and Jim Parsons ... it's nice to know that he is nice! Great cookies too!

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  54. Woohoo! Love these cookies! Love Jim Parsons! Love that you went to the same high school! What a fantastic, LOVELY post!

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  55. i love you, your blog, book and cookies. i love BBT and Sheldon (Jim Parson) and that fact that both of you are from the same small town. OMG! its pretty awesome!!

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  56. How fun for you! That is so exciting, and I'm sure he loved them.

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  57. Too cool! Must have been a lot of fun :-)

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  58. I actually screamed when I saw this picture...how cool is this! Sheldon eating your cookies! :-)

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  59. There was clearly only ever one woman for the job, Bridget!! Your cookies are ridiculous!

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  60. So so awesome! Squeal for sure!!!

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  61. Oh my god. You have no idea how much jealousy is running through me right now! :P

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  62. Oh wow. That is just awesome. Too bad you didn't get to deliver them in person. OOh maybe he'll give you are quick phone call to say hi or order more. ;)

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  63. This makes me so happy. I knew he was older than he looked, but I am absolutely floored that he just turned 40! Happy birthday Shelly Cooper!

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  64. That is sooo cool!!! Lucky you!!I'm a huge fan of him!

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  65. Wow, congrats! I'm a huge fan :D Happy birthday, Jim.

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  66. That is SO COOL! I'm 41 today and my husband got me a "Soft Kitty" t-shirt. I got him a "Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock" one for his bday last week. Yeah, we're fans. :)

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  67. That is SO super cool! I love to figure out who made it big from High School. We've had some pretty big baseball players from my HS. And one of my good friends back then is now a major Hollywood stylist for the stars. Neato that you had the opportunity to make Jim cookies! XO

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  68. WOAH!! That's the most amazing thing I've ever seen. Congratulations!

    I can't believe he's 40. SERIOUSLY?! FORTY?!

    xx

    P.S. FORTY?!?!?!?!?!!!!

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  69. Pretty nifty, Bridge! Love me some Big Bangers...addicted to the show. Sheldon is my fave, of course. Beautiful Texas decorated cookies, girl! xo

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  70. Love his character!! Bridget, you are awesome, what a fantastic thing to think of.

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  71. I completely love all the Texas cookies you made for the birthday boy, JIM PARSONS! So awesome that you "know" him and that he's eating YOUR cookies!!!! I especially love the state of Texas cookie! How did you do that Bridget??? So cool looking!!!
    I'll bet he's talking about YOU to HIS friends TOO :)
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen

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  72. Those cookies are so cute! You will soon be cookie maker to the famous, I know it!

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  73. So you happened to mention me in the same sentence as Lyle Lovett...best day ever.
    Also, you don't want to forget Matt Bomer for sure..I mean, hello gorgeous.

    Those Texas Map cookies...dying!

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  74. How cute is he?! And those cookies are amazing!

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  75. those are awesome! Almost makes me wish I came from Texas instead of Oklahoma.

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  76. OMG...that is awesome! Cute cookies for one of my favorite actors!

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  77. So COOL! You went to the same high school as me! I am about 8 years behind you guys, so I was at Strack when you guys were there. Love the cookies AND love Jim Parsons :). What a neat little world we live in :).

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  78. That is beyond awesome! Congrats to you! And the cookies look amazing!!!

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  79. I had to google "Jim Parsons". Duh. Yes, I live under a rock. Love the cookies. LOVE that tablecloth, too. Now, how did you do the state of Texas with the map on it?

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  80. Love love love the cookies (especially the Texas map ones) and Love me some "Sheldon" Great work, Bridget!!! How did you do the maps? So ingenious!!!

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  81. To cool! Seriously, no words!

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  82. SO COOL!! LOVE the cookies, and LOVE Jim Parsons. My husband and I seriously cannot get enough of the Big Bang Theory.

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  83. O.M.G! I seriously freaked when I saw Sheldon! I love him so much! I cannot believe he is 40! He looks amazing.

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  84. Your cookies look awesome!! I bet he was so surprised and absolutely loved them. Way to go!!

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  85. SO cool!!!! Love Jim Parsons and you got to bake for him!!! Again, SO cool!! :)

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  86. Обожаю этот сериал!!! И Джима Парсонса!!! Абсолютный восторг!!! Великолепный подарок!!!

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  87. Adorable, Bridget! LOVE the armadillo and your bluebonnets are divine!

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  88. did you and Jim go to high school at Klein?? That's awesome. One of my best friends was friends with Lyle Lovett in college because they met in the freshman dorms at Texas A&M. Small world! SO COOL you know Jim! Cookies look amazing as always!

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  89. Major jealous squee over here! I lurve Jim Parsons! Beautiful cookies as per the usual!

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  90. That is so cool, I love that show and Sheldon is my favorite. I love making cookies but decorating them tests every last ounce of patience I have so the fact you decorated these to the hilt has me in awe. Congrats on all your success.

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  91. Awesome!! I am so glad "Sheldon" is eating your cookies! You both put a smile in my heart!

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  92. that is awesome! haha all i can think is you totally had a bazinga moment!!

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  93. ohhh love me some spring/klein boys... i dated a boy from klein back in my hs days felt like a rebel since it was our rival schools. Oh to be young and well young again! (granted that was over 20 yrs ago...when i type that out it makes me feel old)

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  94. Should have read this post before I read the newer one. Now I know who "Jim" is that you mentioned. He's so lucky to have these awesome cookies for his birthday! I just think it's great. LOVE The Big Bang Theory and so glad he hails from Texas in the show.

    Gorgeous cookies!

    Pat

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  95. I discovered your blog after moving to NYC from Spring. I'm a proud Klein High Graduate (along with Matt Bomer & Sherri Stringfield). This is so neat to see! Go Bearkats/KOHS panthers!

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  96. This is the greatest post ever! Jim + cookies! So glad for you and for him 'cause he got to eat your cookies :)

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  97. This is very cool. Very very very cool. And he looks great for 40, but not as good as YOUR COOKIES! Very cute and perfectly themed. :-)

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  98. Wow... small world. I found your blog through Ree Drummonds site and I was shocked to see that you with to KO... I went their too and yes so proud that Jim is from our Spring area... love your blog and these cookies are amazing....

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  99. I love Jim parsons <3 so cute & adorable!! & those cookies looks so yummy :PPP

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  100. No stinkin' way! Awesome!!!

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  101. How cool is this?? Wow. Wish I could share this on my Facebook...I know some people who LOVE that show as we all do... :o) Love your cookies. I have learned so much from you...
    Judi

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  102. That is so awesome!!! I'm so doing the happy dance for you right now!!

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  103. 40's are the best and that is AWESOME! We are HUGE BBT fans!! And of course,Texans as well. ~ Michelle

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  104. This is SO exciting congratulations I am a HUGE Jim Parsons fan! (and just as huge a fan of your blog!)

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  105. I just wanted to say even though I'm a million years behind on reading blog posts, that this is so freaking cool!! I'm a huge fan of Jim Parsons, and how fun that you got to make him so amazingly adorable Texas-themed cookies. You really are the cookie queen!! :-)

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  106. So very cool! We love him in Colorado too!!! Class act! laura@imnotatrophywife.com

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  107. Very Coo, !
    I want to order some cookies now :)

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  108. So great. That tablecloth is KILLER! Are those his dogs behind him?

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