Holiday Gifts * Homemade Sugar Scrubs





  • 1 C Sugar
  • 1/4 C    Coconut Oil
  • 2 tsp Pumpkin spice mixture
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

I mix it together & seal in a glass jar With a label . i make a couple of different flavors for a holiday gift basket or hostess gift. Decorate with ribbon and tags. 




  • 1 C Ground Coffee
  • 1 C Sugar
  • 1/2 C  Coconut oil
  • you ac add – 1/2 T cinnamon or 1 T vanilla extract

Mix together &  seal in a jar. 

  How long will it last ? 

Apply sugar scrub liberally to body and massage in. Rinse off with warm water. Sugar scrubs should last for quite a long time on a shelf, as long as it has a lid on it. I have kept it up to 6 months, but be mindful of your extra additions when determining how long to store it.

* I like to use raw Sugar in my scrubs & I also  try to use Organic ingredients  for my scrubs  ( But I have for a quick gift used what I had on hand) . Lisa 

Holiday Caroling Time: Recipes and more

Happy Friday ! And it’s Holiday Time : 

Do you have a favorite Holiday tradition? Today’s Prompt from the quilt block – a Caroling we Go !!!

Here’s a great recipes to serve to carolers  or after you return :


  • 2 quarts of cranberry drink
  • 5 C strong Tea
  • 4 sticks   Cinnamon
  • 3/4 slices Oranges
  • 1 C sugar

Directions : Heat until boiling. Strain and serve hot. Or can be kept hot in crock pot. 




  Snicker doodles

  • 1/2 C butter
  • 1/2 C shortening
  • 11/2 C Sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 23/4  C Flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 T sugar /2 tsp cinnamon

Cream butter and shortening. Add sugar and eggs, and dry ingredients.  Mix well and roll into balls . Then roll them into the sugar /cinnamon mixture and place on cookie sheet. Bake at 400 for 8 to 10 minutes. 





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Book Review * Santa’s on His Way

Holiday Book Anthology

Lisa Book Shelf blog


book link

Open your heart to the holidays with these stories of unexpected love . . .
The uneventful Christmas Annie McFarlane expected is suddenly anything but. First, there’s the adorable baby left on the snowy doorstep of her Oregon cabin. Second, there’s the extremely attractive, yet extremely angry man claiming to be the father. Liam O’Shaughnessy may be intimidating, but this is one precious gift Annie isn’t giving up so easily . . .

When Meg O’Neill’s longtime boyfriend lets her down, again, on Christmas no less, she braves an Oregon blizzard to get to her best friend Noah’s comforting arms. But this time Noah’s not telling her what she wants to hear—he’s telling her the truth, from his heart. And his words just might be the gift Meg’s been wishing…

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