Saturday, December 15, 2007

Life is Like a Cookie Swap


You show up with your little plate of goodies, feeling like you've brought something special...

until you see what everyone else has made. And, suddenly, your offering doesn't seem so wonderful. You wish you had something prettier or more delicious to share...

but then you wander around and everyone shares what they've brought. You offer your treats freely and sample a little of everyone else's specialties. You're glad that everybody has brought something unique to the table...


...and you leave with a lot more than you brought!

Thanks, Helena...this is one of my favorite traditions!

15 comments:

Jill said...

WOW!!!!!! I would pay alot of money to be there right now!!!!!

Bridget said...

Yummy. And what a great analogy. I will never look at cookie swaps the same now.

Paige said...

Are those our blog brownies??? Love the red ones and the sprinkles. It's been a week, I need to make them again.

Dancin Queen said...

Yum, are those mint brownies??? Delicious! Post the recipe!

Stie: My Favorite Things said...

There's nothing I love more than a good cookie swap. Too bad I don't often look at my own life with such zeal. And those brownies look AMAZING!

Lisa-Marie said...

OK I've just got to get on it and make those blog brownies! Looks yummy and fun. I need to con one of my girlfriends into hosting a party like that. Some day my house will be big enough and I'll do it. Until then, I'll have to bribe. Maybe I should try using the blog brownies!?!?!

gab said...

I have made these brownies for years...who knew they were a blogging exclusive?!

Jessica said...

Holy Moly and those looked SO yummy! Yours look amazing!

Celia Fae said...

I can't believe your own special brownies got co-opted by the bloggers. It is taking over the world.

Thanks for including the food photos. I'm glad it isn't at my house or it would be gone!

John Holly Levi & Faith said...

I need a blog brownie and some of those cookies.
YUM!!!! I think the sprinkles add a really nice touch.

Holly said...

Cookie swaps are the absolute best--for my sweet tooth and social gene, not my rear view. Love your thought about leaving with so much more than you brought--so true!

Megan said...

What a fun idea. It looks delicious! We got your card. Your kids look adorable!! Thanks!

Rochelleht said...

Isn't it funny, though... I always feel like the second I get home, the cookie plate from the exchange looks disgusting. Just like a bunch of old food or something. Maybe it's just me, as that plate looked great.

Got your cutie-pie card today!

Denae said...

I wish I was invited. That looks so good. And the mint brownies are my favorite thing in the world!

gab said...

Rochelle...This is why you are so skinny and I am not. You think the cookies look disgusting. I eat them no matter what they look like. I wish I could be more like you!

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