December 25, 2011

Sunday Linky Party #44 + Goodies

So, what are you all doing this Christmas morning? Hopefully sleeping in (or not), drinking some hot cocoa, eating with family and friends, and maybe opening some presents? Or watching a movie, perhaps? The theaters are open. I'm just glad the day's here and it's more exciting than most other weekends :) Isn't it so awesome that Christmas and New Years both fall over the weekend this year?? Anyway, there's still several more weeks of winter to go, so here's to more winter crafts and recipes!

Wake up to some lovely frosty 3D paper snowflakes, especially if you don't have real snowflakes to admire :) These'll last all winter and look really cool, from Nifty Thrifty Things.

Even if it's too late to give this as a gift, you can still pamper yourself with this hand scrub. I know I need it... my hands have been getting dry and cracked lately. Make this with The Crafty Scientist! This might be a little late, but I love her idea for a sequin ornament too.

Or try this brown sugar cinnamon oatmeal hand scrub from Pressed Down Shaken Together. Why not have some variety in homemade scrubs? Try her cup-of-everything cookies too.

If you're like me and have gotten (and bought) those big tins of Christmas popcorn over the years, here's something you can do with the tins to make them useful during the rest of the year too. Head over to Crafting Rebellion!

I think this craft idea is genius! Make magnetic play sets and maybe also use them as lunch boxes. Kids would love this... although I bet some adults would too! Learn how at From Gardners 2 Bergers.

Aaannndddd, get ready for the New Year with this New Year's Kit from The 36th Avenue. Get motivated and start off on a positive note :) You don't want to miss out on her candy cane cookies in a jar either.

It's a gorgeous Christmas dinner cake! Just feast your eyes if nothing else :) If you do decide to make this sometime, the ingredients are in metric so you'll need to do some converting (which is easy with so many online conversion websites). Find it at Clairejustineoxox.

Anticipate the coming of spring while celebrating the fun of winter and delighting your kids with melting snowman cookies. You can take this idea and apply it to any type of cookie, although sugar cookies work pretty well. Check it out at the Moody Fashionista.

Individual servings of desserts are always really fun, so here's a deconstructed pumpkin pie from Lady Behind the Curtain. She's prepared two versions of this recipe -- a made-from-scratch version that's probably extremely delicious; and a store-bought-semi-homemade version that's much easier and faster for those in a hurry or who are not exactly the bakers of the home.

Winter isn't just about desserts (although it is a perfect time for baking!) Let's not forget all the amazing soups out there too :) All warm and hearty... just like this white bean ham hock soup/stew dish that Adventures in Cooking should really come up with a name for. Ham hock gets my heart racing... in fact, we're having ham for lunch day :D I'll save the bone for this soup.


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5 comments:

Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things} said...

Jen, thank you so much for hosting the party, even on Christmas :), and for featuring my paper snowflakes!! Yay!!
I hope you're having a wonderful Christmas with your family!
Hugs,
Vanessa

adventuresindinner said...

Hope your ham is amazing and you enjoy the 'stoup' afterwards :-) happy holiday and thanks so much for the feature!

Lady Behind The Curtain said...

Thanks for featuring my De-Constructed Pumpkin Pie.. I added my Toffee Cashew Crunch Bar and Eggnog Cookie Recipes.

Crafting Rebellion said...

Thanks for featuring my popcorn tins project!
www.craftingrebellion.com

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

This meme has been added to the list of creative linkies at Link Rink.