Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December 2010 "Friendship Gifts"

When I was reading the September/October issue of Sandra Lee's magazine "Semi-Homemade," I knew that I wanted to offer her s'more gift bags as my "Friendship Gifts" for December. These little gifts are inexpensive {I paid only 50 cents for each Hershey bar at Walmart} and everyone loves s'mores...especially at this time of year! They make a great gift for teachers or the postal carrier, a great little happy for children, and are the perfect gift for a hostess.

I placed two sheets of graham crackers, a Hershey bar, and four large marshmallows inside a cellophane bag. The bag tag I used can be downloaded at SemiHomemadeMag.com.

Of course the s'mores can be toasted over an open fire or placed on a foil-lined baking sheet and broiled for a few minutes in the oven.
Here's S'more lovin! Perfect little "Friendship Gifts" for December!

I'm back from my trip to Georgia...if you follow me on Twitter, you know that I had a great time back home. My first stop was in Savannah to visit with my longtime friend Miss Joy. We had a wonderful lunch at Paula Deen's restaurant, The Lady and Sons. We also enjoyed a fabulous dinner at Paula's brother's restaurant, Uncle Bubba's Oyster House. Joy was a wonderful hostess and took me to all Miss Paula's former homes and her present home! Joy and I had a blast! She loves good food and is a shopaholic just like me. In fact when we said our goodbyes, Joy said, "Lord, if we lived in the same town, we'd kill each other shopping and eating!" Later this week, I'm gonna feature "Joy's Beach Cottage" here...be sure to check out that post. Her cottage is absolutely adorable y'all!

My next stop was to mama's house! As mama is getting older, I cherish the time that I spend with her. Mama is a senior shopaholic, so we got in some good shopping time together also!

Thank you for visiting with me today. Let's get this Christmas season started!

25 comments:

Lori said...

What a fun trip and time. I have Paula Deen napkins I"m using now! S'mores can have the marshmallow heated warm in a microwave, very quickly.

Bethany said...

These are lovely little gifts! Glad you had a good trip. xoxo

Mildred said...

Love the smores bags and so happy you had a good time with your Mama and your friend shopping and eating. I haven't made it to Paula's restaurant yet but my brother tells me it's wonderful. Have a great day!

QueenBeeSwain said...

Miss Janice, I am so going to make those smore friendship packages, what a fun idea! merci beaucoup!

xoox

kHm

QueenBeeSwain said...

And PS- LOVE that I've eaten at the same place as you- my sis and I went to the Lady and Sons restaurant in April and that was my official undoing, I swear I still have to lose the weight from those delicious hoecakes!

xoox

kHm

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

You have the cutest ideas! So glad you had a good trip. I know that you treasure time spent with your Mama.

Fashion Meets Food said...

These are amazing gift ideas I absolutely love them!

xo

Suburban Princess said...

I am glad you had such a great time! I hope the Mister survived with his PB :O)

I love this friendship gift idea! It could be used for so much of the year!

I will be heading to Michaels tonight to get the bags for my friendship gifts so I will be posting them once they are assembled :O)

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

What a great idea for little gifts, simple, yet perfect for that extra little thought!

the pink prep said...

sounds like a wonderful trip -- i've alwasy wanted to go to savannah to pay homage to miss paula! :-)
your gingerbread table is so magical -- my little girl would just love it!!

theaikenite said...

I was waiting to see what your Dec friendship gift was gonna be so I could shamelessly copy you! Thanks!

Black Labs and Lilly said...

These friendshipe gifts are adorable Miss Janice! Who doesn't love some s'mores? So glad you had a nice visit to Georgia!

Lisa said...

So glad you had a good time. Miss Janice! It sounds like you had a ball! I love your sweet 'lil gifts. You are always so thoughtful. I know your friends appreciate your kindness.:)

The Doxie Diaries said...

Love the friendship gifts. Tasty morsels of heaven. Sounds like you had a GREAT trip. There's just nothing like going home to Mamas! Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for Christmas.

P.S. You must have one HECK of a food pantry after all of that shopping at Trader Jacks!!

Lori
(Lmsbartow)

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Miss Janice,
Lovely little Smore gifts, they are packaged so nicely. Takes me back to my Girl Scout days. Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Valerie

Lexilooo said...

they are adorable!

BEAR's Mom said...

Oh Miss Janice ~
{{{envy}}} you were in Paula's and Bubba's restaurants {{{envy}}}
Love those gift bags...happy happy :)
~victoria~

kbell23 said...

So glad your trip was lovely.
Glad you are back safe and sound! The gingerbread tablescape is soooo cutey. I adore gingerbread decor!

Love,
Mrs. Kindergarten

bevy said...

Love the s'mores treats! Also, did you and you mother get a chance to make it to Aiken?

Mimi said...

I LOVE your gingerbread table!! So glad you had a great Thanksgiving trip and safe trip home. Those S'mores are a great winter idea for my monkeys since we always have to have a S'mores night during Cousin's Camp in the summer. Thanks for the inspiration.

Henley on the Horn said...

I love this!!! I may use them tomorrow night at a dinner at our home! LOVE it!

A Hint of Home said...

You always have the best friendship gift ideas.
They turned out darling.
Sounds like you had a great time in Savannah!

15 North Palmer said...

Loooove the smores bags!!!!! So wonderful!

Candy said...

What a fun idea! I used to love s'mores when I was younger, and probably still would if I had them.. you've given me a new 'treat' idea! Ha! xo

stephanie said...

Merry Christmas, Miss Janice! It's been awhile since I've stopped by for a visit and I've been wondering what your December Friendship Gift would be--you know how much I enjoy seeing what you choose for each month!

It appears that you have been having a very busy (and festive) December. And, your home looks lovely...