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I'm a twenty-somethin', mother of two beautiful girls, married to an amazing man. Here to share my love for decorating, party planning, and sometimes cooking.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Little bit of this and some of that

What I did this week:
For Mothers Day I received three gift cards to Kirklands (Haven't heard of them? Google that asap!) One of my FAVORITE stores EVER! They have such cute stuff, at great prices. Plus you can download their app (Spin to Win) and save money every time you shop. Usually 5-10% off your entire purchase. But this week I went in on Tuesday, and did my spin to win app & got $10 off a $50 purchase! Score! Since my gift cards totaled $125, it was perfect! Here's what I got:
My great deals!
First my little bird thingy, its like an outdoor wind chime? Whatever. I love little birds, not real ones though they give me the creeps! Next, my Home frame, its the perfect color for my kitchen or living room so yeah had to have it! And another frame, i love this color blue which is the theme of our living room. I've had my eye on this since it was $19.99. No way I'd pay that much but it was back on the clearance shelf.
I also found a cake stand, don't have one yet, so why not? Lastly, my wine themed tray, which was also clearanced, for $12.99. I'm going for a Tuscan theme for our kitchen, I plan on putting this up above our cabinets. The only thing not pictured is the big mirror I got was $79.99, on sale for $39.98! Holla!
The other finds were from Ross, who doesn't love Ross?! Like seriously, I could go everyday and find things I love. I got the metal wall art for $13.99, the picture doesn't do it justice, its a gray color and really big. Then there is my outdoor rug, I just wanted something simple for our front entry way. Turns out its too small for where I wanted it but I'll make it work haha.
Chewy Goodness!

My *new* cake plate
After a long but successful day of shopping, I was relaxing on the couch, pinning of course!
I came across these cookies,and decided to see if I had the stuff on hand. Totes did! These are sooo good and soft! Oh and easy, I'm no Betty Crocker, so these were right up my alley.
Cool Whip Cookies
One box cake mix (flavor of your choice)
1 container whipped topping (such as Cool Whip)
1 egg
Powdered sugar (for dusting)
Preheat oven to 350. Mix cake mix, whipped topping and egg until dough forms. Drop dough by heaping tablespoon onto greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheet for 1-2 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely. Once cookies are cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar and place in sealed container.
I used the recipe here: Crazy for Crockin'
There are other versions where you refrigerate it, then roll in powdered sugar instead of dusting. Since it was a last minute thing I didn't do that, next time I want to try that way.
Hope everyone enjoys their weekend! Stop by next week for a tour of the house!

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