The lights are twinkling, the trees are decorated. presents are wrapped and we actually have some long awaited snow! Finally a little bit of powder covering the ground today, wasn’t sure we’d see any until after the holiday. Here’s hoping its not all melted by noon.
Just thought I’d share a picture of our tree and let you know how we decorated it this year. A handful of vintage ornaments found at a local thrift store, our sweater scarf wrapping our tree in warmth and beauty and one of our sweater skirts fills in for the traditional tree skirt!
From all of us at Green3, we hope you have a wonderful and happy holiday!
Cookies! I should just end my post here because really is there anything else to say. Actually…maybe milk! Anyway, I just love a good cookie especially during the holidays, so today I am sharing my great grandmother’s sugar cookie recipe. If you like a crunchy cookie that you can soak in a glass of milk. This one is for you!
Wet Ingredients Dry Ingredients
1 cup sugar 1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup softened butter 1 teaspoon tarter
1 cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs 1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
2 teaspoons vanilla
Melted white chocolate and sprinkles
Combine wet ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix until smooth. Combine dry ingredients. Gradually add to mixing bowl. Mix until dough has formed. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and store in fridge overnight.
The next day, roll dough into balls, place onto greased baking pan and press the dough with two fingers. Chop chocolate and melt over the stove. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. After the cookies have cooled, cover them generously with the melted chocolate. Add sprinkles. Let the chocolate cool and don’t forget to leave a few for Mr. Claus! Enjoy!
Handwarmers, fingerless gloves, mittens without fingers? Whatever you call them, this little accessory is one HOT item for winter. With so many electronics and phones operated by touch, the freedom of our fingers has become essential. Not only are they convenient for technology purposes but I really think these guys would be a perfect addition for any office. Cold hands, no more! Plus who wouldn’t like the classic sock monkey looking up at them! These guys just make me smile!
Seriously, a great, great gift idea for anyone this season. So many people would be pleased to find a pair or two of these in their stocking this year! And as if you’d forget, our hand warmers are among the select few that are both organic and made in the US!
What holiday gift ideas are you toying with this year?
The holiday season is creeping up faster and faster! As someone who may or may not procrastinate on Christmas shopping, holiday open houses seem to get me up and moving. This past Saturday we hosted our first holiday open house and are pleased to say it was a great turnout! We were definitely thankful to have had a steady flow of traffic throughout the day, especially since it was POUR-ING out the majority of the day!
It’s important to our company to support our local non-profits and their missions, so a portion of our profits from the open house went to support the Boys and Girls Club of Oshkosh. We also gave out reclaimed t-shirt scarves to the first 50 people that came through our doors. Here is a mini shopper enjoying her scarf!
How are you doing on your shopping? Finished with it all or planning a December 23rd shopping extravaganza?