Plantable Paper Heart Favors


When you order heart-shaped tags, they come on a carrier sheet with each tag punched and ready to pop out. After you pop them out, you have not only tags, but the carrier sheet with a bunch of heart-shaped holes in it. There must be something you can do with this. After mulling it over… 

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Simple Gift: Split Pea Soup Mix


This is about the easiest gift of any you could possibly make. And it is simple for the recipient too; there is nothing on earth easier to make than split pea soup! Plus it comes with such a satisfying reward: it is so delicious and warming on a winter day. All you really need to… 

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Pomegranate Wedding Favors


Fresh, simple, and live favors are everywhere, waiting for your inspiration to discover. We used pomegranates for a fall wedding favor idea, with the bold colors of fall – red and gold and the deep blue sky of evening. You can use any fruit in the world! Bananas, oranges, kiwis, mangos, grapes, the adorable tiny pineapples… 

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Holiday Recipe: Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookies Recipe #holiday #christmas #homemade #gift #package #labels

My mother, Barbara White, has been baking these for over sixty years. I asked her where she got the recipe, and she doesn’t know; but I remember even when I was four or five years old that these were my very favorite Christmas cookies that she baked. I remember helping her roll them in the… 

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Browning Sauce Recipe


A perfect gift for cooks. Browning sauce is something I love for one very simple (and important) reason. It makes gravy beautifully brown. Beef, pork or lamb gravy becomes a rich dark brown, and surprisingly it also makes turkey or chicken gravy a lovely golden brown when you use it sparingly. Add a very small… 

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Pumpkin Seeds Halloween Birthday Favor

Pumpkin Seeds Halloween Birthday Favor #recipe #homemade #labels #packaging #gift

Our Taylor turns eight on Halloween, so we are making some little favors for the party using (of course) a classic Halloween goodie, pumpkin seeds. Crunchy and slightly salty! Caylie and I made them, and they are, of course, simple and adorably cute. Use organic shelled pumpkin seeds if you can find them. A few… 

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Homemade Garlic Salt


This is an amazing gift, and is not difficult. It needs some planning ahead. And talk about mileage! You will be remembered every time the cook adds a bit of garlic salt to a dish. If you don’t grow your own garlic, purchase it from a farmer’s market where you will find the best and freshest,… 

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Back To School I.D. Labels


Here is a super fun and super easy way to get your children off to school with a little excitement, and make things easier for them at school, as well. Use a cute photo of your child on a photo label to identify their lunch sack and other school snacks, supplies and notebooks. It will… 

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Printable Luggage Tags

Printable Luggage Tags from My Own Ideas blog

Make your own luggage tags for party favors, place cards or wedding gifts. Just download our printable Luggage Tag PDF, print on a sheet of heavy paper or cover stock and trim out. Affix a personalized label and tie off with decorative string. Add A Personalized Label: • If you choose to use the long… 

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