Wednesday, November 10, 2010

It's gift time!

Today marks the 33rd birthday of a dear friend of mine.  To celebrate, I thought I would make her a homemade gift, straight from the heart.  I recently saw a recipe online for a homemade hand scrub so I thought I would give it a try.  I don't want to downplay my gift, but this was super simple, and inexpensive as well.  I also made her a card to celebrate the day...
I absolutely love making homemade cards and gifts.  I think they add such a personal touch to whatever gift, or note you are writing.  Here I am working feverishly on the tag for the hand scrub...

Isn't it pretty?!?!? The hand scrub was really simple to make.  I literally threw 5 ingredients in a bowl, mixed, and put the mixtures into a canning jar.  For the recipe, please visit this wonderful blog where I got the idea from in the first place - .

Here is another look at the card I made to go along with it.  My friend loves purple.

Happy scrubbing!


  1. Linds - I love it! You are in your glory - being at home - cooking and making gifts! But I do miss you!

  2. Lindsay,
    I am loving this idea! I have a couple of coworkers that I typically try to find inexpensive, but not cheapy-looking, gifts for Christmas...and this might just be the answer to my prayers!!! Thanks for the great ideas. Keep 'em coming!

  3. Oh...and that was me...Colleen.

  4. Thanks girls!!

    Jillian - Miss you too!

    Col - it is definitely the perfect Christmas coworker gift!

  5. This is a wonder blog Lindsay! I love the variety of ideas from food to gifts. Your blog is both fun and informative and for those of us who are amongst the culinary challenged this is perfect!!
    You must get this side from your mother ... :0)