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Teacher Gift – Best Teacher in the World

I feel really lucky because for the most part (except for ONE first grade teacher) my kids have always had great teachers.  Teaching is so hard, and putting up with our little darlings day in and day out has got to be so dang exhausting!  Celebrate your teacher and show your appreciation with this easy to make teacher gift. With Teachers Appreciation Week next week I wanted to get something for my daughter’s teacher that she could help me make, and something that her teacher would appreciate!  I work down at the school a lot, and so I’ve talked with many of the teachers down there and they honestly ALL...

Cinnamon Sugared Pecans

Every year when Christmas rolls around, my kids start asking when I am going to make “Suga Nuts!”These are a Christmas tradition to make as neighbor gifts. They are really easy to make and they make the house smell like Christmas. It’s really as easy as putting a few ingredients in a bag, blast your favorite song, (these yummies were shaken to “Last Christmas” by Wham) and then bake for about an hour. I usually double the recipe. One for me, and one for neighbors!Cinnamon Sugared Pecans Ingredients 3 Cups of Pecan Halves 1 large egg white 1 Tbsp water 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup granulated sugar 2 tsp...

Banana Streusel Bread

I love Banana Bread! I love Streusel! I don’t know why I didn’t think of combining the two before, but now that I have, I can’t go back! This recipe is so moist and delicious with a flavorful crunch topping. My family always gets excited when they come home and smell this in the oven. I want another piece right now! Banana Bread 3 ripe bananas 1/3 cup melted butter 1 cup of sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon baking soda Pinch of salt 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour Streusel Topping 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 2 tablespoons unsalted butter,...

Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Looking for an easy last minute gift idea for Christmas? You probably already have all the ingredients in your home. I am in love with homemade scrubs. They keep my skin feeling so silky smooth and hydrated in these cold winter months. And I love that they are natural and easy to make. Anyone on your list would love to open one of these!   Easy Peppermint Vanilla Sugar Scrub 1 cup white sugar 1/2 cup coconut oil 6 drops peppermint essential oil or peppermint extract 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions In a small bowl gently mix the coconut oil and white sugar. Add the peppermint oil and vanilla extract,...