i had a need.
ooh, wow, it sounds so selfish already.
but i did.
i was on a hunt for it.
it'd been on my mind all weekend long.
i searched website after website to find it.
it was those darn cookies fault.
i wanted a cookie jar.
it all began because i baked 4 dozen cookies from scratch.
they came out beautiful, moist, and so delicious.
(thank you betty crocker!:))
AND only the first batch had burnt bottoms.
ryan and i each ate a couple for dessert that night.
mmmhmmm...dunked in a cold glass of milk-it was perfect!
but then i had 36 cookies left.
what to do????
so i found my biggest bowl.
and flipped it over the plate of cookies.
the next day, i had a cookie.
it wasn't as beautiful or moist as the night before.
so i did some more milk dunking to moisten it...still good!:)
that evening the kiddos came over.
and they were hungry.
so i offered them some milk and cookies.
boy, did they enjoy it.
they ate all the cookies.
and i think it's part of being a woman to get so much satisfaction of feeding, nurturing, and caring for others.
so i was thrilled that they loved the cookies.
(even the burnt bottom ones!)
they kept saying,
"these are awesome!"
"better than [other] kind of cookies!"
"can i have more cookies and milk please?!"
"mmmmm sooooo good!"
ah, comments like that does a girl's heart good:)
and definitely makes me want to make more cookies.
so i got to thinking.
why not fill a cookie jar full of cookies and treats, and let them reach in whenever they would like a cookie?!
i know my husband would like it.
and the kiddos kept toppling over the big bowl anyways to reach for another cookie.
a cookie jar would be such a treat to have for the kids and my husband!
one thing though.
i had no cookie jar.
so i went online searching.
all weekend i looked on websites.
and guess what?!
today, ryan and i took a short trip up to the nearest city where i stopped by my all time favorite store: pier 1 imports!
and there, i picked up my very first,
isn't she darling??
she's big and fat so there's plenty of room to hold lots of cookies.
4 dozen to be exact.
and she's a welcome sight in our kitchen.
i can't wait to introduce her to the kids tomorrow.
maybe i'll even have them help me fill her up with new homemade cookies!