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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

14 Responses

  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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