I hope you all have been enjoying this special season. Last night, the husband and I loaded the puppies into the car to go check out the beautiful Christmas lights Boise had to offer. We grabbed some pizza from one of our favorite hole-in-the-walls called Pie Hole to enjoy as we took in all the beauty. Love the simple things in life!
I also took some time out to bake some homemade doggie treats. I love to do this for my four-legged children, and I think they deserve a little something for Christmas too! It's a simple recipe, consisting of just flour, water, oats, and peanut butter. Perfectly safe and delicious, my puppies love them! Here they are about to go in the oven....
Okay on to Thrifty Thursday! I'm sure you've gotten ALL those presents wrapped and under the tree, right? Well, in case you're just a tad behind on your Santa duties I've got a few thrifty AND crafty ideas to get those presents wrapped and looking oh-so-cute...
Brown bags from your local grocery store makes great wrapping paper! I got this festive bag from WinCo. I added some cute fabric I got from a thrift store for just a couple bucks and added some twine.
Another brown bag from WinCo, this time I added ribbon I got from Michael's craft store (with a coupon of course!) Stencil adds character to names in place of Christmas tags.
This is the "classy" way to use newspaper...I picked up this galvanized tub from a thrift store for $1 and the rustic bell for just .19 cents! I then used the same fabric, twine, and ribbon from earlier...just changed it up a bit. A single sticker for the first initial of a family member is so wonderfully simple.
Instead of your typical "To and From" Christmas tags here is a way to make it more personable. I printed pictures of my family members and mod podged them onto card stock. I LOVE this.
Hope these will get you inspired if you still have some wrapping to do. If not, well I guess you can just enjoy looking at those wonderfully wrapped presents under that beautiful Christmas tree. Happy Thrifty Thursday!
Command them [the rich] to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. —1Timothy 6:18 (NIV)