Holiday Gift Idea for the Wine Lover: VinoVinti

Holiday Gift Idea for the Wine Lover - VinoVinti

This post brought to you by VinoVinti. All opinions are 100% mine. Do you have a wine-drinker you are buying for this holiday season? I've got an idea that is perfect for gift giving -- even if you don't know how to pick a great wine or if you don't know what kind of wine he/she might like best. And if you are experienced with wines and feel confident giving wine as a gift, you'll love this too! It's a perfect addition to a great bottle of wine.  … [Read more...]

3 Valentine Gifts in a Jar


Valentine's Day is just around the corner! I love all the hearts and any excuse to play with red and pink colors, so I put together a few quick and inexpensive Valentine gift ideas to share with you. What could be better than that? Well, how about if all of the gift ideas are in a jar too? Yes, that's where I'm going, but that's still not the best news. I'm holding an awesome giveaway -- $100 to spend on your own canning jars, food storage containers and more for making your own food gifts or … [Read more...]

Orange Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

Orange Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

I've been making and giving food gifts from the kitchen for years. When David and I were first married, I did so mostly because it was frugal. We didn't have much money for buying gifts for extended family and friends, so I would give gifts that I could bake - breads, cookies, candies -- even savory items from time to time. Making a loaf of banana bread didn't cost much, but it always seem to make people happy. … [Read more...]

HUGE Mother’s Day Giveaway (May 3-13)


Your Fab Hostesses Are Mompreneur Mogul & Mom Blogger BuzzWe are so excited to present the Mother Load Mother's Day Giveaway Event where ONE mom will take home the whole shabang!RULES: This contest is open to US residents ONLY. Must be 18 or older to win with a paypal account to claim cash prize. When: This Mother Load Mother's Day Giveaway Runs May 3rd - May 13th 2012, 11:59 EST so share it and pass the word. How To Enter: Like the Facebook Pages On The … [Read more...]

Easy Gift Idea: Breakfast in a Can


Pin It As a coffee drinker, I love it when I have friends or family members who also enjoy a good cup of coffee. It's not unusual for me to give these friends gifts for Christmas that focus around coffee and this year is no exception. This year,  I am giving one of my friends (who will remain nameless for obvious reasons), a gift of Peet's Holiday Blend Coffee, as well as some breakfast items that I think she'll like.  Breakfast is her favorite meal of the day and it ALWAYS includes … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Pumpkin Bread


I remember having quick breads as a child - like pumpkin bread and zucchini bread - and thinking they were the greatest thing in the world. I thought it was cool that it was called "bread" but it was like a dessert. I recently made a new pumpkin bread recipe that I've enjoyed so much that I just had to share it with all of you. It's our favorite pumpkin bread recipe - I love the flavor and how incredibly moist it is. Get the recipe here:  Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe It's a perfect pumpkin … [Read more...]

Creative & Easy Food Gift Ideas


If you enjoy cooking, then you probably enjoy giving food gifts to friend and family. Christmas time is the main time I give food gifts. I bake ever year and have piles of goodies to give away to family and friends who live nearby. This wasn't a tradition that my family had, but rather something I learned from my grandmother-in-law and my mother-in-law. … [Read more...]

Tutorial: Make Tile Coasters for Beverages


Making tile coasters for beverages has to be one of my most favorite craft projects. I'm really happy with how it turned out and I'm so happy to share it with all of you. It make a great gift and there is endless ways you can personalize these -- no two sets have to look alike. My complete tutorial is available at Happy To Create: Craft Tutorial: How to Make Tile Coasters … [Read more...]