Friday, December 24, 2010

Lemon Sugar Scrub

So this Christmas, our theme was "Homemade". I think we did pretty well with most of our gifts for family and friends. My dear friend Izzy, shared this lovely recipe she found with me and I had to give it a try. Well actually, hubby made it and I packaged it. We tweaked it a little and used the following ingredients which yielded 6 little jars:
2 cups grape seed oil
6 cups sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice
  zest of 4+ lemons and limes
4 tsp vitamin E oil
It's to die for! I just love the fresh scent and the way your hands feel after using it. You could eat this stuff! It's all natural and smells divine! I found the label idea here and added my own little touch. There are several recipes on the net if you google "lemon sugar scrub", Give it a try, you're bound to love it too!

Wishing all my friends a wonderful Christmas with your family and the very best of health and happiness for the new year! Hugs, Kathy

Monday, December 20, 2010

A Few More Projects to Share

Well today is our day to wash the carpets and upholstery to get ready to host Christmas dinner this year for our families. Right now, I'm procrastinating though as you can see. I have a lot of work to do but wanted to share a few more Christmas projects with you all.

The little cookie tins are altered using baby formula tins my friend Carrie gave me and Echo Park's Merry Christmas line from Yolanda's Tiny Seed Shoppe. The bottles are altered Starbucks bottles and the Snowmen chocolate wrappers are super easy to make. I got this cute idea from Laurie Furnell's blog and found the template to download here.

Hope you're all enjoying your holidays! Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Projects

So, I've been a busy little bee over the past few weeks but have also been struggling with my aching wrists and trying to get as much done when I'm not having a flare up. I've made several little gifts to give to teachers and friends over the holidays. Each little tin below will hold some yummy chocolates. Who doesn't like chocolate right? I'm almost finished making my Christmas cards too. I'll finish them up this weekend and will share some more photos with you once they're all complete. One of my favourites this year is posted below. I just love this poinsettia die! Hope you're all enjoying this festive season! Can you believe there's only 15 days till Christmas?! Are you ready?