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Today’s My Favorite Things blog hop is all about the thought.   You know the saying, “It’s the thought that counts”?   Well we are putting that into action.   Kim at My Favorite Things sent the girls on the design team a wonderful little jar and challenged us to find a way to use it ~ creatively.


So, if you have arrived here via Amy’s blog, you are on the right track.   If not, you may wish to start back on Kim’s blog to see all the awesome ideas the girls have come up with.

I was inspired to do some web surfing when the challenge was laid down.   I found so many awesome sites that offered homemade gifts and ‘potions’.    So, I had to narrow it down a bit.   I started thinking of women my age.   Our skin need more pampering as we get older.   I fell upon this awesome recipe for Oatmeal Almond Scrub that sounded perfect for my friends as well as pocketbook!


The ingredients are simple:

1 cup of rolled oats (the old fashioned kind)

1 cup of  Almonds

4 tablespoons of cornstarch

4 tablespoons of Chamomile tea leaves (I used the tea bags and cut them open)

This is so easy to make!   Dump all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and grind until it is a fine meal.    The concoction is then sifted slightly to remove any large chunks and put into the jar.    This recipe makes enough to fill at least three of these jars (offered by MFT!).

To use the scrub, simply pour a small amount into the palm of your hand, add a little water to make a paste.   Apply to your skin/face and work it in in a circular motion.    Wipe face clean with a warm wet cloth and enjoy your smooth skin!

Here is the cost breakdown on this project:

Jar (comes in lots of 4)                   $12.00

Rolled Oats                                      $   2.00

Almonds                                          $    5.00

Cornstarch                                      $    1.00 (for the entire box, only 4 tablespoons were used!)

Chamomile Tea bags                     $    4.00 (1/3rd of the box was used)

Total~                                              $ 24.00 ~makes 4 jars   (that’s only $6.00 each!)


Here are my deets:

Stamps:   My Favorite Things’ Time for the Bubbly Label set

Colors:  GP White

Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, copics

Accessories: Jar, foam, material, ribbon, hot glue gun, glue stick, compass, scissors, buttons, word window punch, silver cord.


I have to add that this was one of the most fun projects I have ever worked on.   My 16 yr old son got in on the fun with me and we had a blast together.    We were having so much fun, we forgot to put the cornstarch in, initially …. that’s why it’s not in the pic! LOL   He would be horrified that I am telling you this, but he wanted to be the first one to try the concoction! 🙂

Also coming to the MFT store:

*Stephanie Fizer Papers – School Collection digi paper pack
*Jars sized to fit label stamp sets (will be sold in packs of 4, more info and cost info will be posted later)
*Eclipse Masking Sheet packs
*Adornments Shimmer brads (8-10 each pink, 8-10 cream, and 16-20 white)

I want to say thanks to Kim and the DT girls for always being such great people to work with.   Now I have to go order some more jars so I can start gifting my scrub! 🙂

Alright.. now you need hop on over to Amber’s blog and see the fabulous stuff she has to share!   Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a blessed day!

~~ Holly ~~

33 Responses to “~ Change The Way You Gift ~”

  1. on 19 May 2009 at 21:18Jada

    Oh….looove it! Hmmm….I think I may just try this little recipe…lol! Great job!

  2. on 19 May 2009 at 21:19StampOwl

    I almost did the same thing hehe … love it

  3. on 19 May 2009 at 21:21Carolyn King

    wonderful!!!! love what you came up with!

  4. on 19 May 2009 at 21:28Christina Fischer

    Holly, this is a great project! Thanks for the recipe!! 🙂

  5. on 19 May 2009 at 21:30Kate Z.

    Te recipe sounds as appealling as the package is!

  6. on 19 May 2009 at 21:44Cindy Haffner

    Super job Holly!!!!!

  7. on 19 May 2009 at 21:48Shel9999

    This is wonderful, Holly! I love it! Thanks for sharing the recipe too!

  8. on 19 May 2009 at 22:01Carole (TruCarMa)

    Fabulous, Holly! Dare I say that your scrub recipe actually sounds yummy?! 🙂

  9. on 19 May 2009 at 22:02Amy Sheffer

    Awesome project, Holly! Sounds like a great recipe, too!

  10. on 19 May 2009 at 22:35Carolina

    Adorable Holly! Thanks for sharing such a yummy recipe!

  11. on 19 May 2009 at 22:36KelliJo

    How fun to have some DS Time, I wont tell a soul 😉 But hey even “dudes” need to be soft! LOL

    Love it Holly…. it is so soft and fun looking and I REALLY like that brown and pink dotted ribbon!

  12. on 19 May 2009 at 22:41Bonnie aka raduse

    What a cool idea and I love the colors you used too.

  13. on 19 May 2009 at 22:48Dawn Easton

    Fabulous Holly!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  14. on 19 May 2009 at 22:58Jessica

    Fab Holly – Thanks for the recipe – have to try it out.

  15. on 19 May 2009 at 23:21mothermark

    How fun this is! Thanks for the recipe!

  16. on 19 May 2009 at 23:41MichelleH

    Cute idea.

  17. on 19 May 2009 at 23:49Susan Liles (susiestampalot)

    hi holly! i “lub” the scrub!! and the jar is awesome, too! the little fabric topper is adorable!

  18. on 20 May 2009 at 00:41Betty aka ZacksNana

    this scrub sounds wonderful and I bet it feels good too!

  19. on 20 May 2009 at 01:05Joycelyn

    What an awesome recipe…I’m definitely going to have to try it…beautiful package as well!!!! Superb, Holly!!

  20. on 20 May 2009 at 05:23Tracey

    Love it! A great idea!

  21. on 20 May 2009 at 08:07Lynn Spencer

    great ideal! I love how you decorated your jar!

  22. on 20 May 2009 at 08:26Joyce Rougeou

    Very, very appealing package!

  23. on 20 May 2009 at 09:38Carol Froehlich

    Cute jar and great recipe!!
    Thanks for sharing.

  24. on 20 May 2009 at 09:41Carrol

    I love the recipe. Another great idea I will be “borrowing”.

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  26. on 20 May 2009 at 12:31Candice

    Oh – this is SO cute, Holly!! LOVE the fabric and ribbon on the top of the jar!!

  27. on 20 May 2009 at 14:02Gloria Probert

    This is awesome Holly and thanks for the recipe. tfs

  28. on 20 May 2009 at 17:05Jessica

    What a great project Holly!!

  29. on 20 May 2009 at 18:29Erika M

    Very cute!

  30. on 21 May 2009 at 21:03ChristineCreations

    Well you’re so smart! And it’s pretty too!

    Just wanted to say I think you’re an awesome creation of God. Praying you sink your anchor deep in His deep love for you today!

  31. on 22 May 2009 at 04:07ginadcelis

    yummy! soooo cute

  32. on 22 May 2009 at 15:56Jessie/knightrone

    Completely awesome Holly!!

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