Thursday, November 29, 2007

A few of my favorite things

We're delivering an early Christmas to family heading out of town for the month.

Wearing: a sweet smocked candy cane outfit, 99-cents.
Wrapping: two small treasures in free luminaria bags.
Baking: pound cake made festive with recycled gift ribbon.

(Could I possibly have squeezed one more bow into this photo? )


TJ said...

Meredith, what a darling dress! I'm half jealous that she's wearing short-sleeves while we are being buried in snow. But when I look out the window and see the beautiful white flakes falling, I'm content with what God has given us.

Looks like wonderful gifts from the heart! Thanks for the inspiration.

~Babychaser~ said...

I love the bows!!! I can't wait for my little girl to be born!

Everything is very creative!

ravengal said...

I'm not much at baking - entrees are my forte.

We finally decided to try the "Capitol" brand poundcake sold at Dollar Tree last month. They are absolutely delicious!! Not cheap or processed tasting at all, and better than anything I could whip up for $1.00. Best of all, they are made right here in the U.S.A. in Baltimore, MD. I sometimes worry about the origin of some of the dollar store food offerings.

Betty Canuck said...

I don't do the baking at holidays. There is always too much of it around in my circles, lol!

But this knitting elf spends her nights knitting away.

The dress was adorable... the gifts very thoughtful. :)

Bonnie said...

This question is not at all related to your post, but I'm asking anyway!
Do you (or anyone else for that matter) have any suggestions for clothing storage? I'm to cheap to part with what I have for my kids, and while I love thrift stores, the closest one to me is nearly 30 min. away, and most of the kids clothes should be thrown in the rag bag.
Any thoughts as to packing away out grown things ( for future siblings), and do you know anything about those vacuum sealing bags?

Dalyn said...

Enjoying your blog...we always make candy and cookies from scratch for Christmas gifts, and I was very interested when I read your entry on making playdough and giving it as gifts. What a fun idea!
I'm giving homemade bath salts, solid lotion bars and goat milk soaps to the adults this year, but perhaps I'll whip up some dough and package it for the kiddies!

Scribbit said...

That smoked outfit is cute--even the little you can see. I've always loved that look.

And the price makes it perfect--have you ever done smocking yourself? I'd love to learn how.

Unknown said...

With all four of my girls, friends and family often comment that I put a bow on anything that moved...and they're right.

I really enjoy your blog.