Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Snow and More

Happy Tuesday everyone!
We are finally getting some snow in this here part of the country!  This is how it looks from my front porch this morning, looking across the street.

I have to admit it is pretty, although I would gladly do without it!

Here are a few last minute frugal ideas for gift making at your house.  These could probably all be made things on hand.  I have been saving ideas all year - maybe someone can use one or two of these cute ideas.

Apples with caramel.  Caramel made from sweetened condensed milk.  You can Google the instructions.  So easy.

A "hidden" key holder to place in the rock garden!  Simply a pill bottle with a nice stone glued to the top.  Maybe paint a larger stone as well with "Welcome" or "My Garden" or some special sentiment.

Cute little pin cushion jars that can also hold some supplies.  Could use batting, a sponge, or even Styrofoam for the cushion part covered with a scrap of material.

Rustic toothbrush holder.  Could even add a small toothpaste inside the jar (Maybe some floss as well).

Frame a doily made by grandma or some other wonderful keep-sake.  There is no limit to what goodies could be framed for wonderful memories. (pieces from a worn-torn quilt, a piece of daddies tie or mom's apron, etc.)

Don't forget - a nice plate or box of homemade cookies, or candy, or sweet breads.
No money - no problem.  There are tons of sweet and lovely ideas out there to give as gifts this season without breaking even the piggy bank!!!!!!!
Have fun and stay frugal friends!


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    1. Thank you very much. I do enjoy sharing ideas.
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  2. Your snow is pretty. The first snows are always the best I think. We haven't had any yet here in Rhode Island but the cold temperatures are really setting in.

    Great ideas for great gifts!

    I recently found your blog and, being quite a frugal gal myself, really am enjoying it.

    Thanks for your many posts.


    1. Hi Debra.
      Yes the snow is pretty, but the cold has really hit hard here as well. It was 4* when I got up this morning. Brrrr.

      I hope you continue to come by and visit. We love hearing from everyone!
      Have a wonderful day.

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  4. What great idea! I especially like the homemade caramel sauce and apples. :)

  5. What great idea! I especially like the homemade caramel sauce and apples. :)