Sunday, December 20, 2009

December Peeks

Because I'm a chronic procrastinator, and because it's such a festive time of year, December tends to be a little crazy in our house. Here are a few peeks into the recent goodness.

First off: Baking. I made a double batch of the Chewy Chocolate Cherry Cookies from Cooking Light. They've become a holiday staple for me--much like mom's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip wonders. And they came out SO yummy this year! Evidently this ugly old oven we have is quite the charmer.

The cookies were destined for Joni's Cookie Exchange Party, but I caught an awful cold this week and was stuck at home in bed instead. I'm terribly bummed--not only did I miss out on all that cookie and crafty goodness--now I have to eat 4 dozen of these things myself!!

And this was the first of many visions for repurposing some of the burlap table runners from the wedding. They ended up in frames we have around the house. I'm SO excited to have my first set of stencils!! Watch out world--Brooke has paint and is not afraid to use it!

The burlap, on the other hand, is another story! Does anyone have a need for a ridiculous amount of used or unused burlap? I have almost a whole ream that's untouched...not to mention all that we salvaged from the tables! I need to come up with a money making craft that's made from burlap....

And finally we come to these little lovelies. I was so happy to open this box. A dozen perfect, adorable, wonderful little glass storage containers from Crate & Barrel. There were a few things from our registry that we didn't receive that I just couldn't convince myself to live without--this being number one. I'm totally smitten.
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Anonymous said...

Bring the cookies home with you!! :). Glad you are better! Xoxoxo

Patt said...

Oh, Brooke, I love those little jars, too! I'm a sucker for little jars and boxes! ;-)

Catherine Kristensen said...

Those cookies look amazing. I think I am going to have to try those out.

They remind me of a similar (yet very different) recipe I love for White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Kumquat Cookies: