Sep 1, 2015

Party in Your PJ #71

Welcome to Party in Your PJs!

Happy Tuesday!

Ya'll....it is like September!  WHAT?  Wait...how did that happen?  Wasn't it like June last week?
Why does time fly when you get "older"?  Remember when you were younger, and Summer Vacation lasted like FOREVER?  Now, you go to sleep one night, and you wake up and it is September.  Then you get all crazy and realize that you have done no Christmas shopping, because you know that soon, you will see those over achiever people posting on Facebook about how they have their Christmas Shopping done and their Christmas cards are addressed and ready to go in the mail the Monday after Thanksgiving...and well...sorry...I hate those people.  Judge if you want...but I am more of a last minute type of person...Planning is sooo overrated...am I right ladies?  Now...I am not one of those totally last minute Christmas shoppers...but I would like the temperatures to drop below 90 before I start.

I hope you all had a wonderful week...are you ready to party?












The rules for the group board include:
1. Limit of one pin a day.
2. Just like the party anything goes, but clear wonderful pictures with great descriptions are most successful.
3. Please no Spam ( Spammers will be deleted without warning)
4.  If you pin to the Pinterest Board, please link to the Party in Your PJs Party also, the party runs from 7 pm Tuesdays-Midnight Saturday (Central Time)
5.  Finally have fun and share this group board  with blog friends and followers!  The more success the group board is the more success you will see from your pins.

Want to be added to the group board?  Follow our Party in Your PJs board and comment on this post with your Pinterest name or email Bree at bumblebreeblog@gmail.com or Kim at thecookiepuzzle@gmail.com

Features from Last Weeks Party!

 

With September here, gardens are nearing their end, and these
Killer Marinated Tomatoes from Linda of
The Best of Long Island and Central Florida
are the perfect way to use up the last of your tomatoes.


                                 Wallpapered bin





Claire of Pillar Box Blue
shared some amazing transformations using
Wallpaper!  I love all these ideas, please go check it out,
trash bins, tables, lamp shades, WOW!

French Green Beans with Potatoes and Onions Labeled



Oh my YUM!
These French Green Beans with Red Potatoes and Onions
from Sherry at Olives-n-Okra have my
tummy growling for some!





Laurie from My Husband has too many Hobbies does it again!
These Fall Acorn Ornaments are so cute and
so easy to make!  LOVE LOVE LOVE!


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.


 

Ok...let's party!

Rules
-Link to post, not your home page
-Link to something YOU made, wrote or thought
-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)



Aug 31, 2015

Stenciled Birthday Cookies


If you have followed my "cookie journey" for any time at all...you know that I am all about the SIMPLE cookies...in fact my motto is "KISS - Keep it Simple Stupid"  While I love me a beautifully decorated cookies, and sometimes I crave the challenge of spending hours on a cookie set, sometimes, I just want to KISS it and be done with it.  

Not that these cookies are any less important...or that any less love went into them, it is just that when you are making cookies to feed a crowd at a party, or the customer is looking to have cookies, but keep the cost down...KISS cookies are the way to go.

Thankfully, by best friend designs and sells stencils for cookies...so KISSING these cookies we super duper easy!

These Stenciled Birthday Cookies could not be easier!





Stenciled Birthday Cookies
Balloon cookies stenciled with Pearl Sheen and THIS Stencil! 

 
Stenciled Birthday Cookies

Cupcake Cookies with the "wrapper" stenciled with the same Stencil!

Stenciled Birthday Cookies
Balloons and Stencils Togeteher


Stenciled Birthday Cookies

Melissa even makes "word" stencils so that I did not have to
write "Happy Birthday" on the cookie.....WIN!
*I don't see the stencil I used listed in her shop yet, but keep looking
it will be there soon*

If you are a cookie decorator...please check out Melissa's Etsy Shop...she has lots of unique and fun designs...and her quality is second to none!

Aug 25, 2015

Party in Your PJs #70

Welcome to Party in Your PJs!

Happy Tuesday!

I am not sure what the weather is like in your neck of the woods...but is is crazy beautiful here.  It has been in the 70-80's for over a week...that , my friends is what I consider the perfect temperature.  I am in full on baseball mode right now....I am a HUGE crazy BIG fan of the Kansas City Royals...and if they are on TV, which they are most every day...I am watching them!  I am reading the sports pages on the Internet..downloading baseball apps on my phone, watching "Quick Pitch" in the morning before work...How did I become THAT person?  The Royals on on tonight, first pitch at 7:10....so...well...I will be watching them ...while trying to finish up cookies, promoting this party and oh yeah...figuring out what to feed my "boys" for dinner.


I hope you all had a wonderful week...are you ready to party?












The rules for the group board include:
1. Limit of one pin a day.
2. Just like the party anything goes, but clear wonderful pictures with great descriptions are most successful.
3. Please no Spam ( Spammers will be deleted without warning)
4.  If you pin to the Pinterest Board, please link to the Party in Your PJs Party also, the party runs from 7 pm Tuesdays-Midnight Saturday (Central Time)
5.  Finally have fun and share this group board  with blog friends and followers!  The more success the group board is the more success you will see from your pins.

Want to be added to the group board?  Follow our Party in Your PJs board and comment on this post with your Pinterest name or email Bree at bumblebreeblog@gmail.com or Kim at thecookiepuzzle@gmail.com

Features from Last Weeks Party!

  Enjoy making this simple recipe for old fashioned hard tack candy. You're kids will love making and eating it!

Nina of Grandmas Ideas shared this
and I can not wait to try this...Mr. Cookie Puzzle
loves watermelon candy.


cut paper initial_final





I can not wait to try the DIY Cut Paper Initial Art,
that Lori from Greco Design Company shared!
I think I will try this with a large puzzle piece instead of a letter for
my Cookie/Craft Room!


Ultimate Pumpkin Recipe Roundup | Dreaming of Leaving


Because it is almost Fall...and Fall means that
PUMPKIN is EVERYWHERE!
Jessica of Dreaming of Leaving shared 

Tara of Anything & Everything
and I love them!


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.


 

Ok...let's party!

Rules
-Link to post, not your home page
-Link to something YOU made, wrote or thought
-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)



Aug 18, 2015

Party in Your PJs #69

Welcome to Party in Your PJs!

Happy Tuesday!

Schools in my area are starting back to school today.  Collin has been out of school for two years now, and I will confess that I miss the 'back to school" excitement...just a little.  The shopping for new clothes, the search for the perfect backpack...fun times. Collin and I spent some time this past weekend, wondering the school supply isles at the store....such memories.


I hope you all had a wonderful week...are you ready to party?












The rules for the group board include:
1. Limit of one pin a day.
2. Just like the party anything goes, but clear wonderful pictures with great descriptions are most successful.
3. Please no Spam ( Spammers will be deleted without warning)
4.  If you pin to the Pinterest Board, please link to the Party in Your PJs Party also, the party runs from 7 pm Tuesdays-Midnight Saturday (Central Time)
5.  Finally have fun and share this group board  with blog friends and followers!  The more success the group board is the more success you will see from your pins.

Want to be added to the group board?  Follow our Party in Your PJs board and comment on this post with your Pinterest name or email Bree at bumblebreeblog@gmail.com or Kim at thecookiepuzzle@gmail.com

Features from Last Weeks Party!

  on the go mini breakfast casseroles www.spoonsofgrace

I am not a big breakfast eater, at least during the work week, thanks
to Brenley at Spoons of Grace, I can make these
Mini Breakfast Casseroles and have a quick breakfast on the go!



Vintage, Paint and more... DIY Dorm Decor - made from thrift store and recycled trash




I am in love with the DIY Dorm Decor that Cathy of 
Vintage, Paint and More created for her Grandaughter

tims pickles



Bread and Butter Pickles are my favorite!  Tara at
Little Miss Dexterous shared a super easy recipe with us!


easy stocking up with 2crochethooks

Millie and Kristina of 2Crochet Hooks share some great
Easy Ways to Stock up, even on a budget and with limited space.
Great tips with winter right around the corner!


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.


 

Ok...let's party!

Rules
-Link to post, not your home page
-Link to something YOU made, wrote or thought
-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)



Aug 17, 2015

Moroccan Stool Hack

If you follow my blog, you know that Mr. Cookie Puzzle likes to bring home "stuff". He does a lot
of clean up jobs and often brings stuff home.

A few weeks ago, I came home, and his truck was full of stuff and he said it was all headed to the dump the next morning.  As I was walking by, a cute little stool caught my eye, and I pulled it off the truck.

Mr. Cookie Puzzle was puzzled, WHY would I save that stool, it was old and UGLY!  I told him I wanted to "re-do" it, but he was still skeptical.

Tell me what you think, was this worth saving?


Moroccan Stool Hack

Moroccan Stool Hack

It was small...and painted a very ugly off white...and the top...OH MY...the top was covered with a vinyl fake green and cream colored marble..it was terrible...but I saw a treasure in there.


I jumped on the Internet and doing a search landed me THIS!


Moroccan Stool Hack


The stool is no longer available at the online store, but the link I shared is from a Pin on Pinterest that I saved, the price tag was $325...Mr. Cookie Puzzle was sold...do it he said!

So I did!

I started by stripping the paint,  I had never stripped anything before, so another Internet search lead me to a product that could be used inside, which I wanted, since it is so hot here and wanted to work inside.

This is the product that I used, and I loved it.  It smelled great, did not require the use of heavy chemical gloves and it worked great....I started working on Friday night.

Moroccan Stool Hack

Moroccan Stool Hack


By Saturday afternoon, this is what I had.


Moroccan Stool Hack

After all of the paint was removed, I took it outside and gave it a quick sanding with a palm sander.

It was at THIS point, that MR. Cookie Puzzle came home and loved it...he wanted to seal it, and call it a day...HMMM...ok...we will see who won that battle!

Moroccan Stool Hack

Moroccan Stool Hack

Yep...I won!  I love how it turned out...and now it is has a forever home in our living room

Moroccan Stool Hack



I have since moved it do a different place, and accessorized it a little more, but still love it.



Moroccan Stool Hack


 So...the lesson learned here...it be daring...try something new...you just might make something beautiful.









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