I never had a chance to show some of the gifts I made. I forgot to take pictures of most of the gifts so here is just a couple that I did get:

Indoor plant markers of all the grandkids for my mom.


Cranberry Shrub for our friends. Shrub is a sweet vinegar syrup that you mix with seltzer water and sometimes vodka, if you like.  I’ve made it before and I make it every year for our friends.  It’s a big hit.

Combine 1 cup cranberries, 1-2 inches coarsely chopped and peeled ginger in sauce pan with 2 cups apple cider vinegar. Bring to boil and then pour everything into glass bowl with lid. Allow to sit for at least 24 hours. Next day, strain mixture into saucepan with 1 1/2 cups sugar, juice and zest of one lemon and 1 orange. Bring to boil then simmer for 5 minutes. Allow to cool and pour into bottle.

This can be made using cherries or rhubarb (without ginger) instead of cranberries. I’m trying cherries the next time they are in season~yum!

I also made hand warmers, photo note cards, a little bit of jewelry and a lot of baked goods.

Now, I’m off to work on my word of the year!

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6 Responses to gifts

  1. Jacquie Uribe says:

    The cranberry shrub sounds delicious. I’ll have to try it, I just happen to have all the ingredients on hand. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Tammy McGee says:

    mmmm! the cranberry scrub looks delish!!The cherry one would make me flip though! LOVE cherries :o) Maybe if I get to come visit you, we will have some! Hope you are having a wonderful week full of blessings and joy my friend!! Hoping to fix my blog this next couple of weeks, sigh. Computers. I Love the little plant sticks! hahaha! soooo sweet! Love your new look too. xoxox ONLY 3 months till I get to see you again!!! YAY!!

  3. Janet says:

    The grandchildren gnomes are adorable! You should publish these as a black and white pdf and then teachers could attach their students photos and the kids could color them in. They’d make great Christmas gifts for parents. I would pay for that!

  4. Andria says:

    I love those little plant markers with the kids’ pictures on them…adorable!

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