(Used in this project: Photo Note Cards.) Make a gift of thank you cards for family members or special friends. This is so fun and easy, you can cross off everyone on your Christmas list if you plan ahead. Now is the time to start thinking about it, because this involves taking photos of whatever it is that makes their home - or them - special: flowers in the yard, vegetables in the garden, a feature like a gate, a doorway, or a bowl of fruit on the kitchen counter. Or the home itself at a … [Read more...]
Blow out the old year and blow in the new! I found these noise horns at the Dollar Store, and personalized them with oval tags. I can't wait to hand them out at my annual New Year's Eve party. Just too simple for words and it makes a very LOUD statement. You Will Need: • Noisemakers - you can get them online or at your local Dollar store • Oval tags (I used boxicle style, color purple) Guidelines for Simple Gifts: • Plan ahead. Think about and decide what you want to do well … [Read more...]
My husband is in love with me for the savory herb rub I use on baked chicken. I know he loves me for more, but there is definitely good reason for his liking my herb-roasted chicken. Nothing adds juicy, tasty and crispy to chicken like an herb rub. It’s hard to beat a simple recipe that works, and this fits the bill: simple, fast, easy, and really, really yummy. Savory Herb Rub for baked or barbecued meats A big thank you to Steve Dimitrovic, who served this chicken years ago and told me … [Read more...]
Love your baked potato with sour cream and the works? This herb mix one-ups that. Add it to your sour cream for lots more flavor, no added calories. Easier, and better too actually, than adding the chives, salt, pepper, etc. But you will still have to do the work of adding the bacon bits. This herb mix is easy to make and package for gift-giving and it becomes very much a gift from the heart if you grow the herbs yourself. Baked Potato Herb Mix • 2 tsp salt • 1 Tbsp garlic … [Read more...]
Salt is one of the first treasures that humans gathered, traded, and treasured. It is the key ingredient to making food delicious, even though only a tiny amount is needed. These pretty little jars of salt make memorable favors - and because a little salt goes a long way, it is something your guests can use AND treasure for a long time. I thought salt favors would be expensive, but this turns out to be untrue. The list below shows the cost per pound, which varies widely. It also shows … [Read more...]
Homemade gifts in 30 minutes or less!
Make these super-easy filled-with-flair wedding favors to sprinkle around the tables, put into little to-go baskets, or slip into candy dishes by the drinks or the guest book. You Will Need: • Large bags of Lifesavers. They come individually wrapped in clear plastic. • Small Circle Labels, I used Vida style in deep red. I love the lifesavers candies because they are white, and their individual packages are completely clear, with no writing or images on them. A perfect blank … [Read more...]