The basket of course! Oh my word how I love to make Christmas baskets! Love, love, love it! Arranging and rearranging all sorts of little goodies into a container of some sort. Be still my heart…really does it get any better than that!!
Here’s a lovely little basket I made for someone this year.
And of course what would a basket be without a little personal touch from me attached to the bow…..he he….love my 3M Command Hooks!
(and yes there is something that needs to be hung up in that basket 🙂 )
As you can see I love to use dollar store containers as my base. Not only are they so wonderfully functional but they also come in so many fantastic colors and sizes.
They also just make me very very happy 🙂
Gifts in a jar also get me giddy at this time of the year. Obviously I just can’t get enough of the gift containerizing, what a high! For jar ideas check out Jar Gift Recipes courtesy of Organized Christmas.
And since we are speaking of Christmas this might be a good time to share some other fantastic links that I’ve been hoarding collecting. I’ve mentioned that I’m not much of a baker (although I do occasionally give it a try) but I do love looking at the pictures of all the delicious concoctions being created at this time of the year. The plus side? Looking at the pictures is definitely less fattening than actually making them and eating one too many LOL.
Our Favorite Cocoa Mix @ The MotherLoad
Make Your Own Starbucks Hot Chocolate @ The Happy Housewife
Or you can make a big batch of Peppermint Hot Chocolate in your slow cooker @ A Year of Crockpotting
Hot Fudge Sauce @ Homebased Mom ~ what an awesome gift idea
Jolly Snowman Cookies @ Easy At Home ~ these are adorable
Christmas Cookie Countdown @ Short Stop ~ awesome pictures to go with each recipe
12 Days of Cookies @ A Mommy’s Musings
Cookie Dough Log Rolls @ Make and Takes ~ very simple yet clever gift idea
Holiday Baking – 30 Cookie Recipes @ TipNut
I may be scarce over the next couple of weeks (although I do have something exciting to post about tomorrow!). I’ll pop in and out when I get a chance but I don’t want to put any pressure on myself. I just want to relax, enjoy my family and maybe just maybe even read a book. Ah that would be nice 🙂
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