6th Day of Holiday
I can hardly believe we are one week down, and 1 to go with Bj's days off of work. I love having him home, and I am very grateful for these perks of his employment.
Okay, on with today's ramblings.
Today is a creativity call to everyone out there. Each year we all give neighbor/friend gifts, and each year we have to come up with new ideas. So, here is my hope....I will offer you my ideas, and I ask that you comment with your ideas too. If you have a picture, just email it to me, and I'll post it for you, or put it on your own blog, and leave us a comment with a link. I have a great hope that this will give us all ideas for neighbor gifts for years to come.
This is this year's offerings. I made cookbooks for everyone. I got this great idea from my fabulous friend Katie Hughes. I must say, if you are going to take this one on, give yourself a little more time than I did. As I read through these and see all the imperfections, and hear about recipes left out (from my family), I think it would have been nice to have the time to spend editing and proofing it. Alas, it is done, and I have a great collection of recipes from my family members (even if there are some quirky moments).
Last year I made banana bread, and gave this recipe card to go along. I love this banana bread.
The year before I made these hot pads. Seriously, this was fun to do, and it took a long time! This is a great way to start quilting, if you are new to it.
gourmet hot chocolate (I did this a couple times, I loved it. Fast, easy, non messy, great)
plates of cookies (I did this one year and realized I really need to wear shoes on a tile floor when baking all day).
wrapping supplies: this year I found some fun square stickers, and made some to/from stickers for some of my friends. Here are just a few examples:
So, what are your ideas? what did you give? What did you get?