Fresh Wreath Making
Every year a group of us go to Ellerbrook Nursery to make our fresh wreaths for our front doors. Linda provides all the greens, the metal wreath frame, the tools and the ribbon. Each of us bring additional ornaments etc to decorate our wreaths. Each person also brings a beverage and an appetizer and we have a wonderful night out creating, singing, laughing, talking!!! Another great group of women! This wreath was made by Lisa Gonzalez. So cute!!!
Christmas Cookies as Gifts
When giving edible gifts, packaging is just as important as the baked goodies! Try one, or all, of these easy (and inexpensive!) tips for your cookie gifts this Christmas season. TIP 1: Use the same dough to make 5 different types of cookies. I used a basic sugar cookie recipe to make the cookies above using a different cookie cutter. I made them different sizes, frosted some, dusted some with powdered sugar, sandwiched some with raspberry jam, added pecans to others. TIP 2:
Gingerbread Sugar Scrub & Cookies
This Gingerbread Sugar Scrub is sweet, spicy and healing. Enhanced with comforting scents of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg, it’s sure to warm your spirit. Adding “Thieves” essential oil to the mix add's the healing component. "Thieves" consists of Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, and Lemon. It’s great to use in the shower, bath or have a bowlful next to the kitchen sink. It’s also perfect for gift giving. Mason jars are a perfect container for this along with a hand