This is the second day of my 3-day weekend. Yes, I'm finally getting a holiday. So what have I been doing? Probably the same as many of you - getting ready for Christmas, that is. I still haven't got my 'different' tree, but have added a few decorations round the house.
I haven't done a lot of cooking yet, but will be looking at my supplies later to see what I need for the goodies that I make to give as gifts at Christmas, namely buckeyes (chocolate-covered peanut butter balls), Mexican wedding cookies (also called Russian teacakes), and sometimes for the kids I make sugar cookies. Remember last year I got a beautiful picture in exchange for the teacakes.
The photo above shows some of the body butter I made for some of my friends. I wish I had more of these tiny jars, because I think the size is perfect for stocking stuffers. I'm not happy with how the bells are positioned as some are droopy, so I'll be re-doing them. I'm sort of a perfectionist, at least I try my best.
The recipe for the body butter was simple to make, and I found it on Pinterest. The ingredients are coconut oil, shea butter, jojoba oil and one of the essential oils I got from a company in France. When the recipe called for 1/4 cup each of shea butter and coconut oil and said the whipped butter would equal a cup, I was a bit dubious. However, it certainly made more than what you see in these little pots. I have discovered so many interesting ideas and recipes on Pinterest. It's become one of my favourite addictive sites.
My other favourite webpage is Post Secret. This is one site I've followed since its beginning. If you're not familiar with Post Secret, it's filled with people's secrets that they've sent probably with the hopes of seeing them published on the internet. Some of the secrets are funny while others are sad or even disgusting. The cool thing about the postcards that the secrets are written on is that they are, in general, homemade. I remember one of Richard Simmons lying in a bowl of salad which made me laugh.
Since I've written about one of my homemade projects, here are a couple of photos from the show I went to last week. I'll be attending another one this Saturday. Hope to find some more gifts then. The next one will be in a church hall.
Hope everyone is feeling blessed on this Sunday, and hope you have a good week.