The best gifts, I feel, are ones that can be eaten and shared. It's easy to guess what I give friends and loved ones on an occasion. Take this basic cookie dough recipe, then get creative with your mix ins. In the past I've used pretzels, nuts, banana chips, etc. Chocolate, Toffee & Pecan Cookies … Continue reading Chocolate, Toffee & Pecan Cookies
These took me 30 minutes to make. I kid you not! You've been treated to my fan-girling over the site A Beautiful Mess in the last couple of months, and this latest D.I.Y. is my favorite so far! You will need: Oven (Preheat to 275 (130) degrees) Oven baked clay: White + three other colors … Continue reading Marbled Trinket Dishes
There's something new on Wishing For Horses! Have you noticed the new D.I.Y. section? Lovely isn't it! There are quite a few quick and easy projects from the archives, so check them out! Also, stay tunes to the page for new projects coming soon!
What treats are you planning on lavishing upon your Mother on Mother's Day? Maybe a few nice bottles of wine or olive oil? Wrap them like this! How about this beautiful cookbook? You could bake her a cake? Or make her laugh. Happy Mother's Day!
We didn't make it to Pazzoria Bakery this year for our panettone bread so I thought, "How hard could it be?" As it turns out, not that hard! After some experimenting I think I've got it right. Panettone Loaf For the dried fruit mixture: 1/4 cup each of: Dried Cranberries Dried Currants Golden Rasins Dried … Continue reading Holiday Panettone Loaf
Start with a nice basket or bath caddy, then fill with as many indulgent bath items as you can find. This gift might be especially helpful for the college freshman who'll carry toiletries back and forth between a communal bathroom. (Ahhhhh! Dorm flashback! Ahhhhh!)
Continuing from yesterday lets play around with themes shall we? If your friends are movie buffs, or never has time to see the latest summer action flick, the movie night basket is the one to make. First, start with a fun popcorn bowl then, fill it with favorite movie treats and a few videos. Maybe … Continue reading Grocery Store Gift Basket (Movie Night)
I made a batch of these as a birthday gift for a friend. It's so easy! You just follow the directions to make the cookies on the back of your favorite chocolate chips (mine are Ghirardelli) then go crazy with the mix-ins! I used peanut butter chips, chocolate chips and pretzels. Next time toffee bits … Continue reading Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies
I do so love my internet. It's quick, convenient, and amazing. However, sometimes I get a craving for the old days of reaching out by post. Raise your hand if you had a pen pal. Mine was a girl from California I met during summer camp. Hi Sylvie, Stay cute! T.T.F.N. Kath- A hand written … Continue reading 5 Links: Snail Mail V. E-mail
I needed new containers for the morning beverage(s) of choice around our house. I've always wanted to try etching and I found this super simple how to at Create Studio Materials: Clear contact paper, exacto knife, printed pattern, glass ware, Armor Etch brand etching cream, rubber gloves, newspaper or old towels, plastic spoon. I chose … Continue reading Sunday Projects: Etching Glass