I imagine if you are like us we are all knee deep into the holiday making, baking and giving of our handmade gifts. I am one that usually makes gifts but yesterday I did spend the afternoon baking cookies with my little guy who is 6.
We thought we’d bake some cookies to give to teachers, the mailman, the cart boy at the store and our school bus driver. I am not a baker, cook, or even a microwave dinner maker so this was huge to try and pull this off but what a great time we had.
See, when I make something it usually ends up with something burnt, opening windows to get the smoke out of the house, or injuries so I tend to stay far away from the kitchen. Of course when you cook with me it is making a mess, having a few laughs, cranking the tunes and finishing it all up with taste testing and a big glass of milk. I even got a compliment from my middle one “mom these are pretty good”.
We bagged them all up and had them ready for the kids to take, put in the mail box and have a few extras in my van to hand out to who ever we want to. It was a great afternoon and my little guy. His comment was the best at the end when we were cleaning up. “Mom your kind of a messy baker but I didn’t know you could bake, I thought you just paint!” Gotta love their honesty!
So, today I am back to painting and making goodies for our sale this week at the Creamery. It is our last sale of the year at our occasional shop so we are busy little elves this week making and prepping for you all.
I did want to share a cute project that Annie Sloan shared on her blog. She is doing the 12 crafts of Christmas and I just love the first one she has made. What a great idea if you are tight on space or like me- don’t want to spend the money on decorations that don’t seem to last from one year to the next. This one would last a while and best part is I bet you have most of the supplies at home. I am thinking of making it and putting it up on the front of our house by our porch. This would be great project to get the kids to help with by painting the sticks!
Head on over to Annie’s blog and check it out and get the instructions on how to make this cute tree.
Have a great day and hopefully we’ll see you at the Creamery this week. Be sure to say hi- I’ll be back in the paint room. Happy baking, making and giving this week!