Category Archives: gift ideas

Homemade Instant Coffee Mixes


Fireside Coffee Mix

  • 2 cups non-dairy coffee creamer
  • 1 1/2 cups hot cocoa mix
  • 1 1/2 cups instant coffee — (regular or decaf)
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg Continue reading

Spiced Nuts


A friend gave me a cup of Spiced Pecans recently. They were s-o-o-o-o good, I really “rationed” them (only ate one or two pecan halves a day), and just finished them. =: ) Continue reading

103 Quick and Easy Christmas Gift Ideas


1. M&M’s – “Have a Merry and Most wonderful Holiday Season!!”
2. Soup or soup mix – Wishing you a “Souper” Holiday Season!!
3. Frozen or ready to bake pizza – “Warm up to a wonderful Holiday Season Topped with Christmas cheer!” Continue reading

Gift Basket Ideas


Perfect Bath

Fill a basket with bath salts, oils, and a large natural sponge. Line the basket with a finger towel or fluffy hand towel. Add a great book or soothing CD, and don’t forget a baby-sitting coupon! Dress up baskets with bows, spray paint, and ribbon. Weave different colored ribbons into the weave of the basket. Glue ribbon around the edge of the basket, or you can also glue flowers, figures, or fabric to the sides. Get creative! I like to use Lucy’s Market gift baskets! Continue reading

Simple Craft Idea: Decorated Dish Towels

SUBMITTED BY: Cheryl in Ut

Made some cute dish towels for Christmas….

I bought smooth 100% cotton glass towels with colored threads running through them.  Then bought red, yellow, and black acrylic paints. I also bought a set of starter brushes for $2.00. Continue reading