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Treat Mom to a sweet gift

Oh, have I got the most divine treat to gift mom with this Mother’s Day! It’s so lovely and delicious that you will feel posh and use words like divine and you’ll probably want to

Holiday Gift Wrap

Holiday Gift Wrapping

With simple household materials, you can change your “brown paper packages, tied up with string” into the prettiest works of art. My daughter, “Milla Plum,” and I gathered several things that we already had to create unique, one of a kind gift wrap. A lovely, personal touch for that special someone. 1. Wrap your gifts […]

Flower Bouquets

“Honey, I Got You Flowers!” Making the Most Out of a Grocery Store Bouquet

When that special someone hands you a fistful of stems wrapped in polka-dotted cellophane, thank them sweetly and let this thrifty floral makeover begin. A little bit of this, a little bit of that, and a festival of color – that aptly describes the average grocery store bouquet. For years, I knew nothing better than […]

Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade Vanilla Extract

To make homemade vanilla extract, you need just two ingredients: alcohol and vanilla beans, plus a few minutes of prep time. You do need a little patience while the flavor of the vanilla beans is extracted, which takes several weeks. But it’s all more than worth it when you end up with the tastiest, most […]

Decorative Mugs

How to Make Fun, Decorative Mugs

Want to show someone you care this Valentine’s Day? Instead of the standard chocolates or flowers, make a one-of-a-kind keepsake for an extra-special gift! What you’ll need: -Clean white glossy mugs or cups -Stencils or designs you like -Scissors -Soft (8B) pencil -Tape -Markers for porcelain or glass, in assorted colors (such as oil-based Sharpies) By Marketa O’Connor

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Gluten Free Shortbread Gift Packages Recipe

Written by Kim Maes