Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Just some ideas!

I don't know about you, but my mom and I are constantly clipping little ideas out of the many magazines that we subscribe to.  The holiday issues of Women's Day, Real Simple and Good Housekeeping are my favorites for great craft and gift giving ideas.  We wanted to share some of our favorites with you on this snowy, snugly day!  (In Colorado anyway!)

1. Women's Day magazine suggests: "Be a secret Santa this month - 
leave a poinsettia on your neighbor's front porch with a note that 
simply says 'Enjoy'". 
*I think I'll leave plates of cookies instead.  :)

2. Get creative with your gifts this year….Create a collection of 
your favorite recipes (and include a small sample, if possible) to 
give as a gift. This is a great way to pass on culinary traditions to 
your family and friends.
*Recipe's as gifts?  What a swell idea! :)

3. Deck your halls with something different this year - hang your 
favorite holiday cookie cutters from pretty ribbons in your kitchen 
window. Inexpensive and fun! 
*Do this in your kitchen window and take a picture for me!  
I would love to post pictures of everyone's festive cookie cutter garland! 

4. Gift in a jar for yourself:
Mix together a large batch of instant oatmeal and scoop up a serving 
that costs only about 25-cents per day. In a large bowl, combine 1 
container (18-oz.) quick-cooking oats, 1 envelope (3.2-oz.) nonfat dry 
milk, 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar and 1 cup raisins or dried 
fruit of your choice. Transfer to an airtight container. For 
breakfast: Scoop 1/2 cup oatmeal mix into a bowl and add 1/2 cup 
water. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Makes about 16 servings.
*Done and Done! This one sounds great to me,
and I have been a very good girl this year!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, great ideas!!! I love the cookie cutter garland idea. I already have my grandmother's cookie cutters in a decorative basket on the wall in my kitchen so this will coordinate perfectly!!!