Tasty Christmas Gifts!

Last year for Christmas I made a Southwestern Rub and Macadamia Nut Cookie Jars to give out as gifts!  I paired the Cookie Jars with a cookbook!

For the Southwestern rub I saved spice jars throughout the year.  I bought sticker labels from the office store.  Mixed the ingredients together and poured in the spice jars and slapped on labels!  I use this rub all the time!  It’s delicious!

Recipe for Emeril’s Southwestern Rub

This Texas Rub will give any piece of meat some KICK!!!

  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon granulated onion
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper


            Macadamia Nut Cookie Jars

For Recipe and Jar Tags click on the link below.

Organized Christmas


Anthropologie Inspired Knotted Quilt

This quilt is beautiful and not very difficult to make.  One of the girls I nanny for wanted this quilt from Anthropology.  After some searching she found a tutorial online.   We bought a king duvet at IKEA for around $20.  Some jersey cotton sheets from Target, lots of pins, and a sewing machine we made this quilt.  I enjoyed making the quilt so much.  I made a smaller version using a baby blanket!  This was a fun project!

Anthropologie Quilt Tutorial


The Completed Quilt!

Baby Quilt