Archive for the ‘Craftiness’ Category

Last Minute gifts & goodies
December 23, 2006

This is what we were doing yesterday!


We made simple picture frames from popsicle sticks – painted them & wrote a message on them. These will be the gifts from the kids to grandparents, aunts, & uncles!



We also made our first ever chocolate truffles. Thanks to Kelli for sharing her recipe & photos of her delicious truffles. I just couldn’t resist and I needed to use up what I had left as far as baking goes. They were super easy. We rolled ours in crushed peppermints, colored sprinkles, red sugar, and confectioners sugar. They are very yummy!


Hope you all have a very happy Christmas Eve eve! I’m out to finish up my list and get a few groceries. It should be an interesting day! I’m not a big fan of the holiday crowds, but we forgot decided at the last minuteĀ on a couple family members gifts! Wish me luck!!!

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Colossians 3: 12, NIV


Scented Cinnamon Ornaments
November 28, 2006



4 oz. can (1 cup) cinnamon

1 Tbsp. ground cloves

3/4 cup applesauce

2 Tbsp. white glue


In medium bowl, combine cinnamon, cloves, & nutmeg. Add applesauce and glue; stir to combine. Work mixture with hands 2-3 minutes until dough is smooth & ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Divide into 4 portions. Roll out each portion to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters. Using a straw or toothpick, make small hole in top of ornament. Place on wire racks & allow to dry at room temperature for several days, turning over once a day. Thread ribbon through hole. DO NOT EAT!!!

*This recipe was requested by Rachel, who came here via Friday Playdate and she thought I should share it here. My daughter, mom, & I made these last year. We had a great time making them and I gave them as gifts to my daughters preschool class. We put them in cellophane baggies with candy canes and tied a pretty little ribbon on the bag as their Christmas gift. Inexpensive, pretty, and they smell good too! Enjoy.