Friday, December 31, 2010

happy holidays bloggy friends

Wow, it’s been awhile. Thanks for stopping by! I’m still trying to figure out why Christmas was even busier than usual this year. Could it be my obsession to make everything as close to perfect as possible? I decided to make a lot of gifts this year instead of shopping. I probably spent as much time shopping for supplies, but I didn’t have to pull my hair out coming up with individual ideas for each member of our two large families. Here are a few of the homemade gifts...




After a bit of trial and error, I think these turned out pretty well. There’s a wonderful soap supply company in town that helped make this project much easier by supplying me with melt-and-pour blocks and awesome molds. I wish I could add a scratch and sniff here so you could smell their wonderfulness. The bee soaps are scented with an almond/honey oil that makes them smell yummy enough to eat.




My daughter did all the decorating of the cut-outs this year. Nice job Isabel!

Cinnamon rolls...


This little kitchen gadget made all the baking a bit easier. Merry Christmas to me!

KitchenAid mixer

My Mom stopped by so Isabel could teach her how to decorate cookies. Baking cookies together is one of our many holiday traditions.


I hope you had a wonderful holiday too! Thank you for being my bloggy friend in 2010!


Cathy said...

Homemade gifts are the best! I love the little soaps with the bee, so sweet.

I always enjoy coming to visit you Cindy. I hope 2011 is a healthy and happy year for you and your family.

Sharon said...

Happy New Year, Cindy! I always enjoy stopping by your blog, especially when you have pictures of yummy food--like those cookies. The soap almost looks good enough to eat, too.

Susan said...

OMG! How do I get on your gift list?!! Those soaps are fabulous and I just want to take a big bite out of the honeybee ones, well, both kinds really.

Isabel did a wonderful job on those cookies. I would not be able to tell hers from a professional's.

And those cinnamon rolls look to-die-for delicious! Soft and cinnamony...oh yeah, baby, that's what I'm talkin' about! Can I just move in with you?

Happy New Year, Cindy! And to Isabel, Michael and Bailey, and the chicas! I hope 2011 treats you well.


jazgal said...

SO happy to see your update - you HAVE been busy!! I totally agree that you and Isabel have quite the touch when it comes to hand/home-made goodies! Hats off to you!! All so inviting.