Saturday, December 20, 2008

It's beginning to look...

...a lot like Christmas!!! So I had to work this morning but I'm home now and Mattie and I are busy baking, wrapping, cleaning, hanging, etc...

First things first, we decided to do little baskets for our neighbors which included cinnamon ornaments. FYI-the batch made about 6 PLATES of ornaments and our all house smells of cinnamon. They are spread throughout the house in HIGH places so the dogs won't eat them.

Here is a pretty cardinal that's been eating at our birdfeeder.

Here is the finished baskets for our neighbors. Contents include a glass snowman filled with potpourri (I made them myself and my mom knitted the hats-they are made out of frappacino bottles), homemade applesauce, cinnamon ornaments and homemade cookies. I've only given one basket away so far and she loved it!!!

Here I am (and I look awful) with one of our wedding gifts. It's one of those that lights up (but we couldn't catch all the colors). It looks really good.

Right now, I'm waiting for my dough to chill then I'm going to make Andes Mint cookies-yum!!! Hope everyone is finished up with their shopping and enjoying the holiday season!!!



2 comments :

LucyinStLou said...

Those cookie baskets look yummy!

Kat Fish said...

I love those baskets. Great idea!!