If you ever saw this uniquely created pedestal bowl at your local T.J.Maxx store, would you think to fill it with bright colored purple and yellow pansies and give it as a birthday gift to your friend?
A few weeks ago, my friend did. What a simple, yet beautiful gift! It looks so good sitting on my wicker table on the porch. An idea to remember. It was wrapped in clear cellophane and tied with a bright pink bow.
I have always liked the products that I've tried from the Casswell-Massey Co. Recently, I found these three bars of Freesia soap for 6.99, at our local T.J. Maxx store. I knew they would make some perfect little gifts.
I bought them, wrapped them in coordinating sheer ribbons, and added a butterfly sticker on each. They will provide some tiny gifts for the times I want to remember someone in my life. I need gifts sometimes when I visit the retirement home, or as a thinking of you reminder for a friend.
They were working in their garden, and they picked some of their flowers to make an arrangement. My Aunt and dear friend bought them at the little roadside stand, just for me. They make my kitchen smell so good! I can almost sense the time and the care these two ladies put into tending their gardens. Another summer of roadside bouquets...lucky for me and those living in nearby.
Three good smelling, waterless, anti-bacterial hand cleaners that I found on the shelves of T.J. Maxx, for 4.99.
Wrapped them each individually in clear cellophane, tied with sheer ribbons, and added a butterfly sticker. Adding to my collection of simple, ready to give gifts.
I have been trained on the importance of keeping one's hands clean by my daughter. I think this would be a worthwhile little gift to give a friend, so they can keep the germs at bay.
It is fun to think out of the box in regards to little gifts, that serve as reminders of care and friendship. Now, I have my shelf replenished. I will tie tags with my written messages on each one.
Cost...less than a card and stamp, but either one will do the job.
Do you need a simple, quick dinner for some evening? I tried this one this evening. The prep time was only a few minutes, because of the crockpot. I used shredded cheese instead of sliced cheese. I used what I have on hand.
I will definitely make them again.
I used hot dog rolls instead of hoagie rolls. I wish that I would have had whole wheat rolls, but this was fine.
Also, I usually butter the rolls lightly, and broil before serving sandwiches like this. Tonight time was limited.
I continue to learn so much from my blog visits, when they are possible.
For all the posts that you so lovingly create, for all the times you sit down to blog and the mind goes blank, and for all the times you open up and share your heart...thank you!
I consider it a privilege to step into your lives and your homes via blogland.