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Thursday, November 1, 2012

A Homemade Gift

Sure, you can go to the store and buy a quick gift, but that could turn into an all day ordeal and would require me to get dressed.    The turtle in me decided to make a gift basket and call it a day, and a homemade gift basket!

I packaged up some lovely Chili Burn Peanut Butter Cookies.
See Recipe Here 

Made a batch of Almond Bark,
1 cup of white melting chocolate.

1 cup of dark melting chocolate.

Melt the white chocolate in microwave and spread with chopped up almonds.  Put in fridge to speed up hardening time. 
Melt the dark chocolate and spread over hardened white chocolate.  Spread with more almonds.  Harden in fridge again.

Break into pieces!

Made some tags on the Cricut, which could easily be made by hand, but that darned turtle likes to do it the easy way! 

I packaged up the cookies and bark in clear cellophane bags.  You can get them at the dollar store.


Put a cupcake wrapper on a jar of homemade pear sauce,...made the same way apple sauce is made but with pears,
I happened to have a nice little wooden hat box with a lid.  I tucked the lid in behind the gift to add a backdrop and packaged in cellophane with a nice bow!

And called it a homemade gift basket and a day!


Cheers.

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19 comments:

  1. Hi! I am visiting from Thursday's Favorite Things and am your newest follower. I was hoping that you would hop on by and follow me back!

    www.enjoyingtheepiphany.com

    Thanks,
    Sarah

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  2. Homemade is always better than store bought, especially when they're made with care, which it looks like this one really was. Nice work. :)

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  3. I just had my first bark last month, just milk chocolate. It was made for me by my friend in North Carolina's 16 year old daughter. I ate the whole bag on my ride back to Philadelphia. I love white chocolate I am going to share this recipe with her!
    I love your blog, even the adds are yummy!
    I am visiting from Thursday Favorite Things.

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    1. It was hard to give it away! lol I must admit, I did hold back a few pieces.

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  4. I love homemade gifts! They seem to mean so much more. Yours looks really nice! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. That hat box makes the cutest gift box! Thank you so much for visiting and adding your idea to the Thanksgiving Treats and Fall Fun Linky Party. I’m one of your co-hosts from OneCreativeMommy.com. If you linked up from one of the other co-host sites, I hope you’ll stop by my site for a visit. (I think I need some of your almond bark for a mid-morning snack!)

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  6. I love making gifts! this is so great! Found you through the getting to know you hop!
    Helene in Between

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  7. That almond bark looks delicious!! I'm so glad you found my on the blog hop.

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

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  8. oh my goodness this is truly a treat. yum Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

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  9. You are so creative!! People like you just make me jealous! Thankfully now that blogs and pinterest are so popular, I can learn how to be creative ;) Great post!

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  10. I love homemade gifts. Thanks for the great ideas! Thanks so much for linking up to the Thanksgiving Treats & Fall Festival Fun Link Party. I also host a Tuesday link party and would love you to link up sometime :) Have a wonderful Tuesday!

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  11. I sure hope you share your finished products with your kind loving sisters? We love you!
    :-) CHEERS!!!!

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  12. Thanks for all the positive comments! xoxo

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  13. You're so right - homemade gifts are always the best!

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  14. I love homemade (or better yet homecooked, lol) gifts. Love you blogs attitude (turtles rock). Thanks for the visit and I am dropping in to meet and follow via GFC and Linky.

    Hope you week is filled with laughter:)

    PS I host a weekly Blog Hop called Freedom Fridays (no rules and goes live at about 7pm mst on Thursday) which I would love to invite you to share any of your favorite posts.

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Cheers to great words!