Well it is time to announce the winner of my christmas giveaway...and Shirley from Wolf Spirits YOU WON!!! Yippee Skippy!!!I had hubby draw a name out of the santa cap and he picked your name..so you will be getting a great box of goodies along with your winnings below..:) Congrats!!!
Okay..today I was unable to go to church because I came down with another cold last night..this is getting ridiculous I might add...I just had one in like October..so don't know if Hubby spread the wealth or I picked it up while shopping yesterday..so I got some baking done..I made some gingerbread ornament cookies..I used my wilton cookie cutters on these above and made 2 little "chocolate chip" looking ones for my sisters plate that I am sending her..
these little guys were made using my vintage cookie cutter shown here..these were so much fun to make and they puffed up...now I gotta put the strings in the holes...
I also made strawberry/cranberry christmas jam, I got the recipe from Sue at Country pleasures last year and I loved it...so I made 8 little pints to give away..might have to keep one for me..its only right..
I also made my hot chocolate that I make every year..and I love this recipe from Tyler Florence it is so yummy..and he makes homemade marshmellows..I did this last year and they were fun to make...I ran out of jars and need more cocoa mix..so going shopping again tomorrow..so I can finish those up..then I have to bake 2 different batches of cookies for my cookie swap on friday..
I got this recipe from a fellow blogger I am sure..but don't know who..it is instant cappuccino mix..
and here they are all ready to go with tags and all...
Here are some goodies I picked up at Joanns yesterday...little gingerbread ornaments...
some gift bags and wrapping paper..they were having a great sale yesterday..
I went to petsmart to get the kids christmas presents for their stockings..:)
I saw this being demonstrated yesterday at joanns..so I had to have it..it is a rotary cutting machine..I can make bias tape now..I had to special order the other machine because they didn't bother sending enough to the store..but it irons the binding once its cut..so now I can make my own to personalize what I am making..I let hubby know this is what he bought me for christmas...I think he is loving this..cause he doesn't have to go out and shop..
Tuckers stuffed dog and a new glue gun..mine finally bit the big one..I got to use my 50% off coupon on that..and I got an extra 15% off my total purchase because I had a coupon in my mailer..so I went shopping on the right day..and it saved me 165.00..that is what I saved...to cool or what...Okay I can smell my chicken dinner..it is almost done..so gotta get the rest of dinner prepared...its been a long but prosperous day..have a wonderful week..:)