Monthly Archives: December 2011

Snippets of Our Christmas

christmas-morning

aquarium

 Good morning y’all! Did you have a good Christmas??? Ours was lovely. Just our little family — all together after Daddy got done working on Christmas Eve. My sister-in-law and her family came into town for New Year’s and we ate good food, visited the aquarium and stayed up late after the babies went to bed. I love quiet holidays at home with the ones I love.
Merry Christmas to yoooooooooouuuuuu!!!

Snow Squares

If you’re like me, you still have some loose ends to tie up before you’re ready for Christmas.  Scratch that.  I have long strands to tie up…picture miles and miles long and strewn everywhere at my house.

In short, I need quick and easy, free and beautiful to finish up my Christmas preparations.  Do you need that too?

I’ve been making oodles of this stuff for a quick, addicting, and cute Christmas gift for my neighbors, friends, and family members.  I named it “Snow Squares” to work for the holidays.  I know it’s borderline cheesy, but you can get away with cheesy this time of year. Amen?

All you need are 4 simple ingredients…

Snow Squares

ingredients:

::9 cups cereal {I used Great Value Rice Squares, but Crispix or Chex work great!}

::1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

::1/2 cup peanut butter

::1.5 cups powdered sugar

::gallon-sized ziplock bag

 directions:

1. In a saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate; add peanut butter and mix until smooth.

2. Remove from heat, add cereal and stir until coated.

3. Pour powdered sugar into large ziplock bag, add coated cereal and shake until well coated. Store in airtight container.  {I throw mine in the freezer because I like this cooold.  And I want it done like, immediately.}

These would also make cute hostess’ gifts.

For my packaging, I used an old tomato sauce jar, some scrap fabric, and red and white baker’s twine…

You like the tag?  It came from HERE for absolutely free.  Simply download, print, cut, and you’re good to go.  Emily offers them in 5 beautiful colors.  I have been using them nonstop.

May your wrapping and gifting go smoothly and without stress…

love,

me