Gift Wrapping with Kraft Paper

Gift Wrapping with Kraft Paper

I somehow discovered kraft paper at Home Depot when we repainted our first house.  I was inspired to use it as gift wrap and was pleasantly surprised that I liked the way it looked with some fancy red ribbon I purchased through my nieces’ school gift wrap sale. ...
Rolled Sugar Cookies

Rolled Sugar Cookies

Matt and I decided to create Homemade Sugar Cookies in a Jar for our family members this Christmas.  And, being the responsible gift-givers that we are, we knew we should test the recipe before sending the cookies out.  And I am happy to say we found a winner.  These...
Homemade Sugar Cookie Mix in a Jar

Homemade Sugar Cookie Mix in a Jar

Matt and I love to create a homemade gift for our family members each year, but I have been away at school during the week and so busy that I did not think we would be successful.  But I was inspired by a gift they sell at Disney – a Mickey gingerbread kit,...
Laundry Room Organization

Laundry Room Organization

There were two aspects of our house that drew us to it: the first was that the original owners were the builders and they carefully customized it, taking great pride in its design and construction.  The second was that the house was full of unexpected 45-degree...
Mamma Mag’s Scotch Shortbread

Mamma Mag’s Scotch Shortbread

Matt and I were able to visit my grandmother a week before she passed, and we had a fun hour talking with her about old times, new times, and our favorite shared interests.  One thing we discussed was her famous Scotch Shortbread cookies.  I was dying to know where...

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