Friday, April 4, 2008

Welcome Home!

Many have noticed that there haven't been any blog updates this week. This is because my Husband took our laptop with him on a work conference in Chicago. I still cooked, and I'll post those Portuguese recipes after this. I took the opportunity to spring clean with the house being empty. I also wanted to do a little spring decorating.
I found this cookie jar at Hobby Lobby while I was looking for wreaths. Everything in the store was 50% off, so I couldn't pass it up. I figured I'd have some cookies waiting in it for JJ when we got home (even though he was very well fed working for Gatorade!)
Well, last night he walked in the door, and saw the cookie jar within 30 seconds. Truly amazing! I chose to make these cookies because they're simply the only thing I could make with what I had on hand. They're my go-to cookie, yet everyone I make them for absolutely loves them!

Frosted Ginger Cookes
**The Recipe will be posted later when I can find it online!**

I tried to find a nice wreath, but they're so overpriced! I found this plain wood twisted wreath for $3, and 3 sprigs of flowers and berries for $2 each. I found flowers at Kmart for $3 each, and rosemary for $2. I got the planters last fall at Michael's for $9 each. Very inexpensive and pretty! A few things really make a difference!

I have chosen my kitchen window to be the 'holiday' window in the house. I don't really buy a lot of seasonal decorating items because I don't have the space to store them, and too much starts to look bad, in my opinion! I found these chicks at Target, as well as the tulip. I like how the chicks are a little eclectic, but not too far. They were $7 each, the tulip was $4.

I also cleaned my house from top to bottom with Method cleaners, they're "green" products. Please check out my sister's blog, Green Kristine, to find out more information about being green!


Anonymous said...

YAY!!! You took pictures!!! The decor is all sooooo cute! TOTALLY looks like Spring at your house! :)

Tricia said...

looks fantastic!!

liv said...

Awww...I love it!! So cute!!