our first stop....bed bath and beyond. for THIS beauty ::cue hallelujah chorus::
i am a wise woman...and talked the hubs into letting me get this with our cards, on the guise that he gets ot benefit from the all the goodies i make.
plus, that way...it's his freakish metabolism fighting the widening waist...NOT mine.
we knew we had at least $200 in cards...and a couple we didn't know a total on. so we went in ambitious.
turns out...we got this....
plus these STELLAR flocked hangers, PLUS an ornament for the in-law's....for $35. oh how i heart me some gift cards. the best part? the mixer had a $30 rebate with it...so we'll pretty much get everything for less than $6.
by the way have you tried the flocked hangers? BEST. THING. EVER. they don't put points in your shirt shoulders, and they take up so much less room in the closet....i'm probably gonna give the mister....10. and keep 40 for me.
think our gift card adventure ends here?? no. way.
oh kohls....how i love you. we rolled up with $75 in gift cards, plus a $10 off $10 if i used my discover card. so we got this cooldaddy fryer (love the name!!) plus a sweet wooden spoon...for $3 and change. holla! AND since we "spent" $50, even if it was a gift card....we got $10 in kohl's cash to spend this week. which is pretty much free money. love that!!
and then yesterday, i made one of my favorite treats for a christmas party!
and it's so easy it's almost wrong.
you get a block of white chocolate almond bark....it's in a big block, at walmart for like $3....way better to use than the good stuff. trust me.
chop it all up, melt it in the microwave. add a splash of peppermint extract.
then take a box of candy canes, and unwrap them all. then put them in a ziploc...and get ready to get aggressive. or let your husband/boyfriend/angry neighbor help....you just gotta bust them up.
then dump the busted up canes in the white chocolate mixture, and spread it on a cookie sheet. if you wanna be fancy...you can put a layer of dark chocolate on too. me, i'm lazy. so mine always gets red sprinkles....sometimes green if i'm feeling awesome.