Cookie Snob :: Running an Imperfect Home

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One might say that I am kind of a cookie snob.  I refuse to buy store bought cookies {oreos are a small exception} for multiple reasons…they don’t taste as good as homemade to me, it costs more, and I like to control what I am putting in them.  I have nothing against other people buying and eating store bought cookies, it just isn’t for me. 
My husband was having one of those days where chocolate chip cookies seemed the only solution.  I did not have time to cook a batch from scratch so I had to have a little talk with my cookie snob within me and put aside my agenda for the sake of my husband.  If I was going to go to the store, I would at least buy refrigerated cookies.  To my husband, it says I baked.  To me it says I allowed myself to come to a compromise. 
This reminds me of a quote I have written on one of my chalkboards at the moment:
House work done incorrectly still blesses the family.
Sometimes I have to put aside my ideas {or other’s ideas} of how to do things in life…specifically in our home.  Because sometimes my idea of perfection gets in the way of blessing our home.  Though I can strive for a clean, orderly, welcoming, perfect home…but in the end it will only come to disappoint.  By letting go I have allowed myself to see the people in the home as more important than the things in the home. 

10 comments:

  1. I do the same thing with store bought cakes. I hate the taste or maybe the lack there of. When I ask someone what they plan on serving at a party, they shrug and say "I will probably buy a sheet cake from the store". I have to try to keep my face from making a disgusted look. I will not eat strore bought sheet cake at any party. gross!

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  2. Well said! T actually loves the Nestle cookie dough "logs" you can buy at the store. He likes to make enormous cookies the size of a small child and eat them all. :s

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  3. I am the same way about avoiding store bought cookies! I just don't like them. I make chocolate chip cookie dough up and keep it in the freezer so whenever I need them, I can scoop a few (no need to thaw) and bake them right away! :) And, this way, I only make a few at a time and my husband can't eat them all at once :)

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  4. That's what I'm talking about!!! Good 'nuff is good 'nuff....you still blessed!!!! http://my50syear.blogspot.com/ I think you will find that blog fun to read from the beginning. I don't know if you already read it. She is living in the 50s now...and her growth and changes over the last 2 years is amazing. Have a great weekend!!!

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  5. I am the SAME way! I like to make my cookies and sweets in my own little kitchen:) They taste so much better and also you can sneak a taste of some cookie dough before you bake them! -which sometimes I like even better than baked cookies:)

    new follower on your lovely blog!

    xoxo, kelsey

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  6. Good for you!

    My husband is the same way about homemade/bought. His theory: If you have to do something besides cut open a box or bag it is homemade. :)

    I used to work at a coffee house as a baker and made nearly everything from scratch, so I see this issue a little differently than my DH.

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  7. something similar came up in my bible study today. it was talking about the things you will and wont regret when you look back at your life, it said "you will not that day you put house work aside and showed love to your family." I like a tidy home but I have to remember I only have so many days before my kids are in school so I need to let go and just have fun sometimes.

    and I like fresh baked cookies better as well :)

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  8. This is so sweet! Thanks for the reminder!

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