Dec 24, 2012

Merry Making

I can't believe it's been over 2 months since my last post!  I have been Busy, Busy, Busy.  I can see now why some people pay to have their blog written! With a (closing past due) Real Estate transaction , a few small design jobs and 2 kids with school parties- plus 3 weeks worth of Client's Christmas Decorating and our house too, there is just not much time for Blogging.

It's Christmas Eve, Eve and we only have 2 presents under the tree!!!!!  Can you say, PANIC??

I actually love giving gifts, but like most everyone else I know, my family already has everything plus more than we need or even want, for that matter.  I have been on Pinterest looking for some home made gifts that would be fun to do with the kids.  It's really not about saving $$$, but more about it being personalized! Since it seems, for me to get the unique style I want, it might actually cost more than I would spend on something from the store! :)

So I went shopping last night to gather up all of my supplies for our homemade gifts.  I have decided that I will make my infamous Chocolate Chip Cookies (going to make them bars) and the Best Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cake EVER!  I also bought every thing to make Strawberry Preserves... well everything, but the Strawberries!  They only had 1 container left and they didn't look good.  So I'll do those another time.  I also got the fixins for brown sugar scrub for the girls in my family! Aren't ya'll lucky!    Here are some images I took from Pinterest.  I'm hoping mine turn out this lovely!

This is what the cookie bars will look like, Hopefully! :)

I am excited to make this.. it will probably be a New Years Treat!

Here is the Sugar Scrub!!!!

 Pretzel treats- with Hershey Kisses and M&M's-  I forgot to get stuff for these.  Oops!

Aren't the tags cute?  I know Addi will have fun helping me. She loves anything that involves glue and glitter!

I actually pinned these a while back in hopes that I might make them one day.  We shall see.

This Hot Cocoa is a perfect gift for kids to give to friends or teachers

Some Precious Labels you can print for your homemade gifts

I better get to work... it's Christmas Eve and we have lots to do!

Happy Making and Merry Christmas!