I love to give gifts. My monthly giveaways at Katherine Corner always brings me joy. Thank you to all who participated and helped to promote the Happy Holidays giveaway. It was my most popular giveaway to date! Using the rafflecopter selection system the winner has been selected. Please join me in congratulating Christina from the blog Spilled Milkshake. Congratulations Christina your gifts will be on the way!!! I sent you an email ( please respond within 72 hours ) you are the winner of the Happy Holidays giveaway for 2012.I love the idea of giving gifts to my lovely bloggy friends.
I especially love to give gifts at Christmas. I create a food box of dinner and dessert for the local food center. I give gifts to the toys for tots, to friends , family, loved ones, and to our neighbors. I also give monetary gifts to the shiny red bucket on the corner carefully guarded by one of Santas helpers. I give all year round too! But at Christmas, one of my favorite times of the year. I love to give, to acknowledge and to share whatever I can. It brings me joy!
Last week I shared some sweet reindeer cupcakes for neighbor gifts. Today I am sharing the gifts we gave to our neighbors this week ( and our family and some friends too).
The house smelled so good with brownies and cookies baking. I was busy creating gift bags for our neighbors when my sweet hubby came home from work and declared, ” it smells delicious in here! Have you been baking cookies? You’re not a baker, your a chef!” Well that was an awesome compliment, sort of….LOL. He’s right, I don’t do much cookie baking , but at holiday time I get down to business.
I took some time away from baking to wrap some of the gifts for our grandchildren too. Each child has their own color and style of wrapping paper. It helps keep the chaos to a minimum.
You don’t have to use expensive ribbon to make a pretty packages.
Now before I start feeling to full of myself….. I want to share this little cooking blunder and a very important tid bit. Just keeping it real my friends.
Space your cookies properly. I think I was getting tired and just threw caution to the wind and well…this is the result..LOL
What have you been baking that makes your house smell delicious? Have you had any cooking blunders lately? Don’t forget that you can still link up your blog to yesterday’s hop