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Homemade Holiday Gifts

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Christmas is only 5 days away! Are you done shopping yet? If not, I have some great homemade gifts that are perfect for stocking stuffers or just small gifts for neighbors or friends. Plus, you probably already have a lot of the ingredients in your kitchen. What is you favorite homemade gift? Easy, Homemade Candle – Who doesn’t love lighting a candle during the holidays? It’s really the only time of year I burn candles. Not only does it help warm up the house, but it also gets you in the Christmas spirit and makes your house smell amazing! This […]

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Sara Snow’s Homemade Gift Idea: Coconut Oil Lip Balm

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For years my family didn’t buy Christmas gifts.  If you were going to give a gift it had to be homemade.  So by November we donned our creative caps and got busy.  We’ve been known (individually…and I can’t credit any one individual with all of these charmers) to churn out gourd lamps, hand-quilted throw blankets, framed photography, and culinary creations like hot sauce and fruit breads from all locally-sourced ingredients. We don’t go quite so overboard these days but I do love to make one signature gift each holiday season and then distribute those around as stocking-stuffers or tokens of […]

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Holiday Stove Top Potpourri

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 I love the holidays because of all the sweet smells that give your home a great aroma! I’m not a huge fan of burning candles because I have a toddler running around the house so I like to use incense and reed diffusers. I recently came across a recipe for a stove top potpourri and I was very excited to try it. Most of the ingredients were things you already have around the home, so it is inexpensive and makes the house smell oh so delicious! Ingredients: One whole orange or orange peel 1/2 cup cranberries 1 tbsp. whole cloves 3 […]

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