Archive for January 3rd, 2012

writing challenge… oh and happy new year!

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Found this writing challenge or list of writing prompts for the New Year!  Decided to give it a whirl…

1.  Write about the best gift you gave to someone else. What made it so special?

Most of the gifts I gave this Christmas were purchased online from a specific list.  But there were a few exceptions.  I always have these grand ideas of what usually turn out to be labor intensive tasks I regret half way through finishing.  One of the things I decided to do was to make goodie baskets.   When I mentioned this to my mother she loved the idea and wanted in.  We made lists of what we would be making/baking etc. and started the preliminary work of shopping for cute bags, boxes, baskets, ribbons, etc.  I realized  at this point we were way in monetarily so no turning back, and I also thought to myself, “you could buy a nice gift for the price these baskets will cost.”  But we pushed through and ended up making a basket I was proud to give as a gift.  Some of the things I made were chocolate almond toffee, peanut butter fudge, cinnamon white chocolate pretzels, nutella no bake cookies, and chex mix.  It was fun when it all came together and we worked assembling out cute baskets full of what I knew were all delicious snacks.  I must admit I enjoyed sampling EVERYTHING!  This gift was special because a lot of love went in to making it and it was doubled because I worked on it with my mother.