Down the Rabbit Hole of Pinterest and Etsy

Someone needs to take Pinterest and Etsy away from me.

I saw something similar to this on Pinterest a long time ago; the bride “popping the question” to her bridesmaids with a cute card and one of those fake rings made out of candy. I liked the idea but wanted to make it my own. I did a little research and found a local bakery that could make me some sugar cookies in the shape of a dress.

When I called Le Cookie Monkey and put in the order I said I didn’t have a preference for the icing colors. I said the wedding was fall and that a light red and orange would probably be good. I left it up to them and I’m really happy with how they turned out.


Le Cookie Monkey also delivered! They dropped off two boxes of cookies at my office (which was awesome and saved me so much time) in pizza boxes.


Their minimum order was a dozen cookies, so that’s what I got. I stopped at Joann’s Fabrics to pick up treat boxes and some ribbon and spent one evening putting them together.

Since I was mailing them to my potential bridesmaids, I wanted to get it done asap so the cookies were fresh and I also had to use a lot of padding so they wouldn’t get broken in transit. I used red, white and purple tissue paper, sealed the boxes and then decorated with a ribbon.


It was so much fun! It took me hours but I had good music on, Fat Kitty was lording over the mailing boxes making sure he tested them out. πŸ™‚ I was so focused I forgot to eat. Michael got home around 8pm and then we ate dinner. I’m shocked that *I* forgot to eat!

I remember when I lived alone and was struggling with losing weight and mindless eating. One of the things that helped me a lot was not having idle hands. If I was watching TV I kept busy with crafts instead of food. I sewed, I quilted, I painted treasure boxes and bird feeders, I scrapbooked, etc. It’s a good tip if nighttime boredom eating is a problem for you!

I also bought some cards on Etsy asking my friends to be bridesmaids and I included that in the boxes. Everyone was super excited to get the packages and loved the cookies! It was a fun little thing I could do and it didn’t cost much.


That night Michael and I split one of the broken cookies for dessert. Holy cow were those cookies amazing! I ordered the lavender sugar cookie flavor and it was so freshly baked it was soft like butter. The frosting was good and not too sweet or too thick. I wanted to order another dozen just for me. πŸ™‚

I probably could have made the cookies myself, but I’m glad I went through Le Cookie Monkey. There’s no way mine would have been as delicious as their cookies!

Author: Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

14 thoughts on “Down the Rabbit Hole of Pinterest and Etsy”

  1. OMG, those turned out so cute!! Love it! Yep, I am a Pinterest whore – I can’t stay off of it! If I am at a stop light I’ll still look!

    I agree, idle hands = munchies. Since I do my Insanity at night I don’t overeat at dinner and I don’t feel like eating afterwards #winning!
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    1. Thanks!!

      It’s definitely addicting. I’ve started a page for home remodeling/decorating ideas and all sorts of things. I’ve tried a few recipes I’ve gotten from pinterest that were really good.

      That’s great you figured out a way to avoid the munchies! For me, working out at night after work helps, too. I get home just in time for dinner then I don’t have much time before bed.

  2. Those are so cute! And frosted sugar cookies are one of my favorite cookies!

    I am a huge pinterest whore. Oh my gosh! I love using the secret boards for gift ideas. That has been a lifesaver.
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  3. Those are fantastic!!!! What a lovely package! No butt bows? Your bridesmaids are lucky women! HA!
    (spoken by a woman who wore a floral butt bow bridesmaid dress some years ago. WHAT was my friend thinking??? I love to pieces, but WHAT was she thinking??? πŸ™‚ )
    Pinterest and Etsy are awesome. And such a fun time suck.
    Have a wonderful day Lisa.
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