I don't know about everybody this year but this Christmas is going to be really tiny! We really are in a mess since we are a sah family and the ton of my husbands overtime has been cut off for a whole year. I am relying on God and trying to make the best of what we will have. Christmas is about God anyways how we have turned this into spending tons of money, I don't know. I would love to make some homemade gifts for family and teachers. Here are a couple of ideas that I thought I might try
One thing about gifts in a jar is that you can by the ingredients a little at a time so it doesn't cost so much!
Another thing for next year is swagbucks
You get swagbucks for searching the web that you can trade in for gift cards etc.
I have earned several five dollar gift cards from them and I should have been saving for this christmas. Especially since Amazon usually puts magazine subscriptions on sale for 5.00 pretty often. I have seen tons of food magazines and even southern living which all would make wonderful gifts.
I love to cook and bake and so I saw these brownies and knew I had to give them a try. They are not for the faint of heart or those on a diet because there is a pound of butter and about 1 cup and half of chocolate chips. They are really good but also really sweet, I wouldn't skip the walnuts because they cut some of the sweetness in the brownies! I have had nothing but raves on the brownies.
I am sorry I haven't posted in so long but here is a link I think is worth the read. It gives you the basics of making your own marinade . It is much cheaper and better for you than the bottled
I love fresh fruit but it can be expensive! There is one tip to getting the best deals on your fruit and that is to eat in season. I love blueberries and cherries and right now is the time to buy. My husband bought to quart size bags of blueberries for 10.00 from a friend that raises them. I just checked the sales papers today and cherries were a 1.99 a lb and those that love cherries know that is a really good deal. So it you love fruit eat what is in season and you will spend quite a bit less.
Speaking of Blueberries we tried a new blueberry recipe the other day and it is delicious! These were so much better than the store bought muffins and were very moist!
Also check out my giveway here, right now only one entrant and it ends tonight!