Dec 16, 2014

Party in Your PJs #34

Welcome to Party in Your PJs

Christmas is almost here and I am so excited...I still have shopping to do, and I have not wrapped a single gift, I still have Christmas Candy to make..but...I am still excited!  I am so happy that you are here to join the party with us.  Last week was amazing, we had 96 links....WOW...just wow...reaching 100 links would be a great Christmas gift for Bree and I!











Features from Last Weeks Party!

   

Christmas Cookie Round Up  | My Cookie Clinic




Felt Dog Stockings | Our Secondhand Home


Grain Sack Stripe Christmas Sled | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

Grain Sack Stripe Christmas Sled | Little Red Brink House


Christmas Oreo Cookie Balls | Life With Garnish

Christmas Oreo Cookie Balls | Life with Garnish

Make sure you head over to bumblebreeblog to see her features, we each pick our own features.


All links are pinned to a Party Board...you can follow the board on Pinterest...feel free to follow the board, there is lots of inspiration to be found there.


Follow The Cookie Puzzle's board Party in Your PJs Link Party on Pinterest.

Ok...let's party!

Rules
-Link to post, not your home page
-Link to something YOU made
-No Etsy or Business Pages
-Link Parties, Roundups and Giveaways welcome
- Don't Link and Run! Please visit other links, make friends, learn something new, leave a comment, we all love comments
-If you were featured, grab a"Featured" button, found in the right side bar
-Consider adding our Party button to your Party Page or Post (button found on right side bar)



Dec 15, 2014

Ladder Christmas Tree

I am so excited to share my Christmas tree with you this year!

Last Summer, Mr. Cookie Puzzle was doing a cleanup job, and I went to visit him. I spotted an old wooden ladder in the garage and grabbed it.  It was falling apart and in pretty bad shape, but I saw something great for our new house.

My original plan was shelving for the bathroom, but that did not work out.  Then I saw THIS Ladder Christmas Tree at Funky Junk Interiors...and my heat skipped a beat!


Ladder Christmas Tree - The Cookie Puzzle

I am in love with this tree....and am tempted to keep it up all year long!  


Ladder Christmas Tree - The Cookie Puzzle

I first took 400 white Christmas Lights, and lit her up!

Ladder Christmas Tree - The Cookie Puzzle

I then hung vintage Christmas ornaments on the light wires. Next I just looked around my house and put old stuff on the steps of the ladder.  This one has a old brass lantern that I put a battery operated tea light in, and an antique clock.

Ladder Christmas Tree - The Cookie Puzzle

The next step hold an old telephone insulator, also sporting a sporting a battery operated tea light, to add some glow to it.

Ladder Christmas Tree - The Cookie Puzzle

Next came an "old and new" step, with an antique Ball Canning Jar next to a New Ball Caning Jar.  You can also see that Collin joined the fun, adding Candy Canes, because EVERY TREE needs Candy Canes.

Ladder Christmas Tree - The Cookie Puzzle

The shelf above that holds another new canning jar and a blue telephone insulator.

Ladder Christmas Tree - The Cookie Puzzle

I could not find a star or angle that I liked this year, to I topped the ladder with an vintage plastic Santa and one of Collin's Nut Crackers, with  another insulator between them.  You can also see the antique train lantern, I placed in the the paint shelf on the back of the ladder.


I am so happy with how this tree turned out and I think it is perfect for our simple rustic house.  How about you, do you have your tree up yet?  Do you have a theme, or do you just put random ornaments you have on it.

Other Great Ladder Christmas Trees to check out.


Eclectically Vintage

Desire Empire

Creative Cabin

Fox Hollow Cottage

Dec 9, 2014

Party in Your PJs #33

Welcome to Party in Your PJs












Features from Last Weeks Party!

  

Mini Cranberry Bundt Cakes  | A Sprinkle of This and That



Hostess Ho Ho Reindeer Treats  | Sweetology

Upcycled Thrift StoreSnowman Hat

Upcycled Thrift Store Snowman Hat | Live Randomly Simple

Knock Off Pottery Barn Advent Calendar

Knock Off Pottery Barn Advent Calendar | brepurposed

Make sure you head over to bumblebreeblog to see her features, we each pick our own features.


All links are pinned to a Party Board...you can follow the board on Pinterest...feel free to follow the board, there is lots of inspiration to be found there.


Follow The Cookie Puzzle's board Party in Your PJs Link Party on Pinterest.

Ok...let's party!

Rules
-Link to post, not your home page
-Link to something YOU made
-No Etsy or Business Pages
-Link Parties, Roundups and Giveaways welcome
- Don't Link and Run! Please visit other links, make friends, learn something new, leave a comment, we all love comments
-If you were featured, grab a"Featured" button, found in the right side bar
-Consider adding our Party button to your Party Page or Post (button found on right side bar)



Dec 2, 2014

Party in Your PJs #32

Welcome to Party in Your PJs

Happy Tuesday and Happy December!  Do you have your house all decorated?  I do, at least as much as I am going to decorate!  What about Christmas shopping?  Are you done?  Me, I have not even started....as I hate shopping...Yuck Yuck Yuck!

Anyway...let's get this party started!









Features from Last Weeks Party!

 

How to make a Really Ugly Ugly Sweater  | The Vintage Sheet Blog



Apple Cider Cranberry Bread  | Christy's Cooking Creations



Pinecone Decorative Tree  | My Anything & Everything



Santa Mustache and Beard Cookies | Simply Sweets by Honeybee

Make sure you head over to bumblebreeblog to see her features, we each pick our own features.


All links are pinned to a Party Board...you can follow the board on Pinterest...feel free to follow the board, there is lots of inspiration to be found there.


Follow The Cookie Puzzle's board Party in Your PJs Link Party on Pinterest.

Ok...let's party!

Rules
-Link to post, not your home page
-Link to something YOU made
-No Etsy or Business Pages
-Link Parties, Roundups and Giveaways welcome
- Don't Link and Run! Please visit other links, make friends, learn something new, leave a comment, we all love comments
-If you were featured, grab a"Featured" button, found in the right side bar
-Consider adding our Party button to your Party Page or Post (button found on right side bar)



Dec 1, 2014

Sweet Stackers: A Cookier's Dream



I am so excited to share with you a wonderful product today!

Have you heard of Sweet Stackers?  If you haven't, and you are a cookier, or a baker, or a gift giver, this post is for you!


Sweet Stackers : A Cookier's Dream

I first found out about Sweet Stackers, when the Creator, Colleen, linked to my weekly link party.  I was immediately intrigued.  We were in the middle of building our home, and moving, so I never got around to trying them.

In my previous home, I stored cookies in HUGE under the bed type plastic containers, with little shelves in them, so I could store 2 layers of cookies.  While this worked well, they took up a LOT OF SPACE!  Space that I was not willing to give up in my new cookie room.

I went to the Sweet Stacker Etsy page, hoping to find one of the combo sets I had seen there before.  Well, they were sold out, but I was determined, and boy was I glad I was.

I emailed Colleen, and she is just the sweetest girl ever.  She offered to send me two sets of Sweet Stackers to try, and sent me a link to what storage container to use to match the stacker!

Ya'll....I am in Cookier HEAVEN!


  • Made of Food Grade Corrugated Plastic and BPA free
  • Sturdy and light-weight, does not absorb oils
  • Can be used in refrigerator or freezer
  • Dish washer safe or can be easily wiped down with soap and water and reused
  • Available in 4 sized that fit major brand containers
  • If you are not sure what size Sweet Stackers to get, Colleen has created this handy little chart for you.!



Sweet Stackers: A Cookier's Dream

I got two sets of the 8x12.5 squared systems, and they work perfectly with THIS Container!


Sweet Stackers: A Cookier's Dream


As luck would have it, I have a Bed, Bath and Beyond near my work, and on my lunch hour, armed with a coupon, I was able to find the container I needed!

Sweet Stackers: A Cookier's Dream

I then got to work...baking and decorating cookies!  This is 37 cookies...they are all rolled 3/8 inch thick and between 2.5 and 3.5 inches big!

    Sweet Stackers: A Cookier's Dream

Sweet Stackers: A Cookier's Dream

Sweet Stackers: A Cookier's Dream



All stacked up, none touching...perfectly sealed!

Sweet Stackers: A Cookier's Dream

 That is 37 decorated cookies in a container that is approximately 9x13x5!  Ya'll that is amazing!

This is a true answered prayers...a way to store my cookies in an airtight container, that does not take up a lot of room. And as a side note, some of these cookies, I baked and decorated TWO WEEKS ago...and they are still as fresh as day one...BONUS POINTS!

Now, if you are not a cookie decorator, this is still a must have in my book.


Five layers, one container  Baked Kolacky (which I will be baking soon)


Fruit Filled Tartlets  Fruit Filed Tart lets

Mini Cranberry Pecan Pies    Mini Cranberry Pecan Pies

Sweet Stackers tray set and cookie tin  Christmas Cookie Tin

 The ideas are endless!

The trays are very study and washable, and come in a variety of sizes, so you can use the containers you have already.  Or, do what I did, and purchase new containers for storing my cookies.

I love the little notches on the sides, that allow you to place and remove the tray from the container.  You also have two different sized risers, that allow you to store desserts at a variety of heights.

 Each set comes with two  trays, 8 - 3/4" risers and 4 - 1 1/4" risers. You can purchase additional risers if you need added strength.    I loved that you can put the risers wherever you needed them, which worked well with different shaped cookies.  I did find that it was best to place the cookies on the tray first, then place the tray into the container, rather the putting the tray in first, then putting cookies on it, but I am sure this is a personal thing, to each their own, right.  The important and exciting thing, is that Sweet Stackers are a dream come true for this cookier!

Are you loving Sweet Stackers now?  Well, I have a wonderful offer for you!


Yep, you read that right, for the entire month of December, if you use the coupon code HOLIDAYCOOKIE, at check out at the Sweet Stackers Esty Shop, you will save 15% off your entire purchase, $10 min. order.  OMG...ya'll, now is the time to stock up, I know I will be.

Make sure you head to the Sweet Stacker Facebook Page and show Colleen a little love, tell her Kim, from The Cookie Puzzle said hi!

Sweet Stackers: A Cookier's Dream

More Sweet Stackers are on my list this year, I suggest you put them on yours too, and maybe even purchase some for your cookier friends, your aunt who loves to bake, your neighbor who makes the best donuts, or heck, buy them for yourself, you deserve it!


*I received 2 sets of Sweet Stackers to try, but all opinions and thoughts are my own*
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