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{quickie… ideas, that is}

I thought that title might get your attention 🙂

I always run to the store Christmas Eve to grab that “oh shit, I forgot to get a gift for…”  Anyone else with me?  I have a few clever ideas to help a sister out.   Need a grab-n-go?  Or how about a cute printable to slap on a last minute gift?  I swear a printables makes it look handmade or at least that you put a little thought into it, right?


DIY_Holiday_Wine_Labels_01.jpgThe Fresh Exchange created these super cute gold wine labels.


Here’s what you will need:

Soak wine bottle in warm water to remove previous label.  Dry and attach Gold wine label printable.  You could even print these out on regular paper and attach with double stick tape.  Yes, the label looks a little better, but if you’re in a pinch – it’s doable.


Skip To My Lou‘s “We’re Nut’s About You”

Attach this printable to a mason jar fill with mixed nuts, almonds or if you really feel like steppin it up…..try this rosemary roasted almonds recipe.  It’s BOMB.


May Your Days Be Merry And Bright by Landeelu

Red + Green // Gold + Silver

Print this tag and attach to your favorite candle.  My personal fav at the moment, Bath + Body Leaves.  You can find it here.


My current go-to for hostess gifts – homemade croutons + skinny italian dressing.  Just add greens + veggies and viola, your salad is ready.

You can find the recipe for homemade croutons here.


Skinny Fork Italian Dressing Recipe

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 0.7 Oz. Dry Italian Dressing Mix
  • 3/4 cup Seka Hills Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon mayo
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Mix all ingredients into a large mason jar.  Shake well, until ingredients are blended.

This recipe will fill three 4 oz. mason jars.

The crowd pleaser…COOKIES.  Especially Cookie Connection Cookies.  Call and order your cookie assortment and they will be ready when you get there.


And guess what……

I have a printable for that too!


Thanks Balancing Home for the cute cookie tag.


For the Kids – Beanboozled


Fun yuck or yum jelly belly game.  You basically test your luck.  Is the black jelly bean chocolate pudding or skunk?  You won’t know till you try it.

You can pick one of these fun family games at World Market + Party City + Amazon.

  • I will update if I find them available at any other local stores.


Get your ass out there and grab those last minute gifts…time is running out.


ps – Big welcome home to Teresa Giudice!!

xoxo stacyb






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