Posts Tagged ‘kitchen craft’

I am so excited about this Christmas. Germany definitely breeds the Christmas spirit with its busy Christmas markets, fresh white snow, and variety of Christmas traditions. What it doesn’t foster is that crazy Christmas materialism that so often comes in the US. Instead, I have been sweetly knitting gifts and crafting thoughtful tidbits for the people I care most about.

Here are the ravelry links to what I have knit; these could all be whipped together in one night if you were a quick knitter (unlike me):


Gingerbread House Kit

Label from Giverslogs



My coworkers are getting little gingerbread house kits. The idea and recipe are from Martha, but the label was adapted from the Giverslog. These are easy to make and could be pulled together in one evening. I hope they like them.

Merry Christmas.


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The smell of vanilla is so comforting. Sweet goodness. Without smelling sweet at all. This homemade honey vanilla salt scrub has great fragrance, but it really exfoliates my skin. I think, it makes me glow. I made them as gifts for a bridal shower and now everyone is obsessed, so I thought I would share this great bath scrub.

The recipe couldn’t be easier. I basically had everything around the house. The proportions are easy too 3,2,1, 1/4. Well, one quarter isn’t that easy. But anyway, here’s the recipe:

3  cups kosher salt
2 cups honey
1 cup olive oil
1/4  cup (or 4 tbs) vanilla

Just mix everything up in a bowl and scoop into your container. (Makes three containers worth.) I used containers from ikea, but wide mouthed caning jars would work perfectly too. This recipe was adapted from a Ready Made recipe for kitchen skin treatments. Gotta love it. Homemade salt scrub.

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