Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry, merry!

Well, Christmas Eve is Saturday.  The last present was purchased yesterday.  All my goodies are wrapped and ready to go.  We have a really scaled down holiday this year and I'm feeling pretty good about it.  Most family members are getting homemade gifts from the heart.

If you looking for some quick last minute gifts for people, this is what I made this year.  

Most of them require very little time (chocolate blocks) or little effort (citrus peels; I actually skip the blanching and simmer them for about 3 hours), the biscotti take a little more of both, but are totally worth it!

I hope everyone has the warmest happiest holiday possible!  See you in the new year!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wishin' & Hopin'

I've been a good girl this year and this is what I'm asking Santa for.  Hopefully one of these things will be under my tree Christmas morning.

I'm all about investing in solid pieces for my kitchen.  I imagine my granddaughter will use this one day, too!

Our local pub has a bunch of board games, but Jenga is my favorite!  Now I want one of my own.  (Though it does get more challenging as the pints add up!)
I'm not really a gadget person, but the Mia from Clarisonic is getting rave reviews and, let's face it, I'm not getting any younger.
The Lulu Frost collection for J.Crew is sooooo pretty and pretty affordable!

And, c'mon, a girl can dream, can't she???

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

It's that time of year again!  The 3rd Ward Handmade Holiday Fair!

Every year I think, "This is the last."  Then I have a moment of weakness and I find myself surrounded by scraps of fabric, and knitting like a mad woman all the month of November.

I'll be there with Jess, from Little Bunny, so stop by and say hello (and buy something!).  Support your small business owner (crafter) this holiday season and give with a clean conscious.