Home for the Holidays-Blog Hop post…

Welcome to our Home for the Holidays Blog Hop!  I am lucky number seven in the hop and I can’t wait to show you what I have come up with for you, the previous girls are a tough act to follow…  Christmas has become my most favorite part of the year.  I think mostly because all of our traveling has come to an end and I can actually take a day here and there for myself and my family and not feel guilty about it…I love to decorate our home for Christmas.  Right after the last person leaves after Thanksgiving dinner, I pull out all the big red/green bins and start transforming the house.  I have already bought the tree for this year…it is standing in the garage just waiting and begging to come in…but Thanksgiving first, please…After the house is decorated, I start making the holiday treats…not right away but a few days later….I always send my favorite peanut clusters to all my friends…peanuts and dark chocolate…a girl can’t go wrong…I also make many batches of Irish Cream Whiskey  to give away…I say many because, they sometimes do not make it and we have to start over…they just vanish….Last year I found some pretty red bottles to put it in…I got most of them back with a note…please refill for next season…remember it is cold here in WI…..I make lots of different cookies for the holidays, but I have grown very fond of my Soft & Chewy Ginger Cookies…here is recipe…also the house smells so good while making these..

Soft & Chewy Ginger Cookies

It was hard to pick a project to share with you but after thinking awhile I came up with a cool cookie jar wrap to show off all these holiday cookies we are making!  It didn’t take long for those cookies to disappear, did it?  This is a simple wool “wrap” for your cookie jar.  The jar can be purchased for $5 at Wal-Mart.  Click the link here for the directions. Cookie Jar Wrap Directions I hope you can use this to proudly show off your wonderful cookies you exchange or make to give-a-way.  All the cookies so far have been wonderful!  I have been printing the recipes and projects and can’t wait to see what is next!  Here is few more holiday photos from the Bongean House….Thanks Stacy!  for putting this all together you have such wonderful ideas everyone is loving it!

We will have wool kits available for this project.  Threads are extra…please call or order online…

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!                                                                              Lisa & Nick Bongean


Tins of chocolate and peanuts...
Irish Cream…mmmm
Every year the shop girls make me a quilt….this is last years… Scrappy & Christmas!
lots of presents under our tree…
MERRY CHRISTMAS! 2009 THE BONGEAN FAMILY....to be continued....

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lisabongean

I live in Menasha, WI, Married to Nick, with 3 sons, Lance (forever 29) , Luke 29 and Jake 27. I am a quilter, rugger, gardener and I also love to cook when I get the chance...

44 thoughts on “Home for the Holidays-Blog Hop post…

  1. Oh I love the project and I know who I am making it for right now. She takes care of my dog for me when I have to go away for the day. She loves wool projects and this is just way to cool. Love it and the cookies recipe. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Hey Girl!!! LOVE the post! The cookies are sooo perfect! I want to go and snatch one (or two) for breakfast!!! The project is adorable! What a perfect combo! Thanks so much for being a part of the hop! You ROCK! Have a great day!! Stacy

  3. Thank-you Lisa for this pattern!! I am sitting here looking at a jar, I’ve had it for several years and now will make the wrap to “jazz” it up!! Can’t wait to try the recipe.you know you girls have spoiled us, we are going to expect this every year!! LOL!!

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!

    Ellen

  4. Thanks for the yummy recipe and pattern. It is so nice to make a treat to give away and have something special to put it in. I love the red bottles you found. Thanks for sharing.Can’t wait to get my Christmas things out. But first spending Thanksgiving with family that I don’t see very often. How wonderful.

  5. Hello and HAPPY THANKSGIVING……….
    Loved seeing you Christmas photos and the cookies look yummy.. I love the wrap and hope to get at least one done before Christmas.. so much to do..Thanks for sharing
    Maggey

  6. Lisa, those are my favorite Christmas cookies AND my favorite Holiday whiskey! ;c) How’s Nick coming along with that quilt?? ~C

  7. Thanks so much for sharing your life and your inspirations. I look forward to following your days and definitely want to know the vitamins you take!
    I’m now in three of your BOM’s and have completed or own countless kits. Your creativity makes my heart sing!

  8. Thanks so much for sharing your life and your inspirations. I look forward to following your days and definitely want to know the vitamins you take!
    I’m now in three of your BOM’s and have completed or own countless kits. Your creativity makes my heart sing!

  9. Lisa,
    Thank you for the cookie recipe and the cookie jar wrap pattern. I’m excited to finally have my “home” blogger have her turn! You did great! Thank you for participating in the blog hop. This is so much fun!!

  10. Lisa – I have been waiting for your design, and the wait has been well worth it! Such a cute design. I have my wool ready to start stitching. Thank you for the great project and the scrumptious looking cookie recipe!

  11. Thanks for the adorable cookie jar wrap and the recipe. Now I am salivating at the sight of the Irish Cream Whiskey and I’m also wondering about the nut clusters!!!
    Happy Holidays, Karen in Breezy Point

  12. Thank you for the great project and cookie recipe. What a wonderful friend you are, your gifts of irish cream whiskey and peanut clusters look so pretty and delicious! You have a very nice looking family and I love reading about everyones traditions. Thanks again for sharing! Happy Holiday’s. Penny

  13. GREAT IDEA! The perfect gift, I always make cookies for my mom, this jar and wrap would be a nice surprise. 😉 your cookies look yummy too. Debby (WI)

  14. I love the Christmas quilt in your post…can you share where the pattern can be found?
    Thanks! Enjoy your Thanksgiving Day.

  15. Hi, Thanks for sharing and what a wonderful group of artist to share their projects and recipes. I am going to try to make the jar cover, it is so cute! Yes and how about the recipe for the Irish Cream Whiskey to go with that. Thanks joni

  16. What a cute project! Thanks for sharing. I also looked at your pinwheel quilt – I made one just like it (only a little larger) this week. It was fun! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  17. I enjoyed you class so much at Roberts. I can’t wait to make the cookie wrap. Your stuff is so amazing. Thanks for sharing all your tips. Geri

  18. Thank you for participating in the holiday blog hop. Your cookie jar wrap pattern is great and the cookies look good, too.

  19. I just love the cookie jar wrap. The cookies sound really good too. How do you make your chocolate peanut clusters? They sound real good too. I will have to check the website for the kits. Can’t wait for after Thanksgiving to see the holiday event. Thanks for all the wonderful patterns and ideas, Happy Thanksgiving, and Thank you, Karen M

  20. This is too much fun! Thanks for the great pattern and cookie recipe. Love the pictures. I have two boys and it’s always fun to see a house full of guys in a picture…makes me feel right at home!

  21. Yum one of my favorite cookies – sometimes I put a little powder sugar frosting on them, but plain is my favorite. Your project is such a cute idea and would be so much fun to have on the counter – hmmmm maybe you could come up with a few other designs for other holidays :). You always come up with such great ideas. Thanks for sharing – this blog hop has been so much fun.

    Happy Thanksgiving – karen

  22. Yum one of my favorite cookies – sometimes I put a little powder sugar frosting on them, but plain is my favorite. Your project is such a cute idea and would be so much fun to have on the counter – hmmmm maybe you could come up with a few other designs for other holidays :). You always come up with such great ideas. Thanks for sharing – this blog hop has been so much fun.

    Happy Thanksgiving –

  23. Love the cookie jar wrap….now on my list of projects to make. Would love to have your recipe for Irish Cream Whiskey! Yum! Thanks for sharing, always love your designs,

  24. Great project, Lisa! I am making ginger cookies for our Grand ReOpening this weekend at the shop- these will be perfect! Darling cookie jar wrap, too. What a clever idea!! Thanks too for the wonderful pics of your home and family- handsome boys and a cute gal to run herd on them!!!

  25. Hi Lisa,
    Thanks so much for the lovely pattern-love gingers and hope I get enough time to make it:)

    Can’t wait to try those cookies and your Christmas sounds such fun,
    Thanks again,
    Shazy x

  26. love the wrapping paper on the presents 🙂
    very fun!
    oh the wrap for the cookie jar is adorable!
    LOVE< LOVE< LOVE that quilt, bet it was a lot of fun to make.
    Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

  27. And Judy called and was grateful I was the right Elizabeth A.
    Am anxious to put that little quilt together.
    Your boys are cest’ fantastic…….One is as handsome as the other,
    no wonder you are so proud of them. Man cave indeed!!!!
    Happy Days to you all.
    fondly,
    Liz A.

  28. Not to worry, it is the same here. Really I understand these days, just wished I lived closer, I am missing so much stuff, it seems. We will talk later…….
    Lzzzzzz

  29. Am really enjoying the holiday blog hop. Can’t wait to make the jar wrap. As for the gingersnap cookies they are my family’s favorite. I dip 1/2 of the cookie in melted vanilla chips and shortening. I’ve already made 9 batches. My daughter is stationed in Korea and I have sent a box of these to her to share. I vacuum pack them in my seal-a-meal and they have arrived tasting fresh out of the oven. Love you blog site. It is my favorite.

  30. Love your jar wrap! What a beautiful keepsake gift this will make! Thank you for sharing your pattern and recipe with us!

  31. Wonderful cookie recipe and your jar wrap is going to be so fun to make. Thank you for taking time to share your home and holiday traditions. It is all so charming.

  32. Recipe sounds delicious, and I love your project for the cookie jar wrap. Thank you for sharing. Hope you have a wonderful holiday.

    1. Lisa,
      Thank you for sharing your wonderful idea’s with us. One quick question, how did you get your lid on the cookie jar to look Primitive? I bought mine at Walmart and it’s silver…
      Thanks again,
      ~ Paula

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