So what do you give to your daughter who is turning 22 years old…(WAIT! Wha-what?!? 22? Where in the heck did all those years go?)
Mary Claire has graduated college and is now living in a cute little house with three other sweet girls.No momma to cook for her.
No meal plan at the college cafeteria.
MC wasn’t around much when I was cooking dinner during her growing up years. She was always involved with after-school activities, soccer, and cross country, so I made sure a hot meal was ready for her when she came home.
Hanging around and watching me cook just never really happened.
Even with all of the online websites with videos and step-by-step instructions, sometimes it’s just easier to cook something if you are familiar with it.
She likes to eat healthy, but sometimes one needs to have a good-for-the-soul meal, so I included recipes for meatloaf, chicken pot pie and our Friday night Mexican Dip.
Putting the book together was easy. I used a Snap Scrapbook that I had on hand and Simple Stories paper and recipes collection.
Mary Claire has started having gatherings at her house and invitations to get togethers where she needs to bring an appetizer or a dish. Easy and cheap recipes were a must.
She is working at a Charleston Bed and Breakfast, where she has to have breakfast prepared in the mornings and a little sweet something for tea in the afternoons. Hopefully she will be able to use a recipe or two from this book for her guests.
This was a fun gift to put together. Happy Birthday Sweet Girl! Love Momma.
My girl just turned 22 years old. Wha-what?!? What happened to the little 5 year old playing with her dolls? She’s now sharing a house with girlfriends and working in a Charleston Bed and Breakfast.
I thought this beautiful paper kit from Hobby Lobby would be a good choice for a birthday card.
Not only does it have pretty papers, the kit comes with stickers and sweet 4×6 cards. After choosing two 4×6 cards for the front and back of the card, I cut a 4×12 inch strip from coordinating paper and folded it in half.
I cut 2 inches from one end to create a step in.
I decorated each page with a 3×4 card, message and or sticker.
Using my heart punch and glitter, tabs were added for each page of the birthday book.
Holes were punched for the string to tie the pages together.
Made my own envelope using the Martha Stewart Scoring Board.
Addressed, stamped and mailed!
Happy Birthday Sweet Girl of Mine!
Thanks for dropping by!