This title could refer to different things – I think we all have events in our lives that we could refer to as “new beginnings”. I had the opportunity to create sugar cookie bouquets and individual sugar cookies for a few of the LDS young women organizations in my area. Every year they have a special program called New Beginnings. The young women’s organization has eight values (faith, divine nature, individual worth, knowledge, choice and accountability, good works, integrity, and virtue) and each value is represented by a color. So deciding on what colors to use was very easy for me this time! This first bouquet was for a New Beginnings program where each value was represented by a puzzle piece and they discussed how those pieces fit together in their lives. There are 8 puzzle pieces, one for each value, and in the center is the LDS Salt Lake Temple. The hardest part of the bouquet was figuring out how to fit choice & accountability on the cookie. The next bouquet is of sugar cookie flowers done in the 8 young women value colors. I also prepared small bags with 8 mini sugar cookie flowers in the value colors to be handed out to the young women.