I always try to have some homemade gifts to give to neighbors, friends and family so this summer I canned (with help from my wonderful friend Brenda) dilly beans, tomatoes, beets, (no ewwing unless you have tried them) peaches and of course raspberry pepper jam. I also made 12 pounds of beef jerky and 3 pounds of turkey jerky. This will probably go very fast! It is by far the easiest and best gift this year.
The year Dylan was born all my friends had girls. So it is fun for me to come up with cute homemade girly items. This year I crocheted red and green beads with bells around socks and made curly hair bows. My mother in law found me the directions on Projects for your nest blog under wonderful finds. They were really easy and fun to make. Thank you Jenna and Lilly for being such beautiful models!