Dec 8 09
by cara
at 5:34 PM
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Apple Picks

Thanks so much to all of you for your amazing comments on my last post.  I’m home from the hospital now and feeling as good as can be expected as long as I take my pain meds every 4 hours on the hour (and even then, they tend to wear off after about 3 hours).  Mentally, I’m doing really well.  Physically, I’ve still got a ways to go.  It felt so good to sleep in my own bed last night!  The Picky Apple will be home with me for the next few days, and the grandparents are helping out too.  The Littlest Apple is still not feeling good either: he’s got an ear infection.

I thought today would be a great day for some Apple Picks.  I’m hoping to get a few new recipes, book reviews, and other things posted in the next few days since I’m just going to be sitting around!

I love body scrubs and they always feel amazing on my super dry skin.  Here’s a recipe for a Sweet & Spicy Brown Sugar Scrub that I’m looking forward to trying.

Remember our discussion about pants for skinny kids, and the miracle of adjustable waist pants?  Julie K has a tutorial on how to add adjustable elastic to kids’ pants in 5 easy steps.

It’s not looking like I’m going to be doing much cookie baking this Christmas, but you’ll be sure to find a recipe to try from this list of 50 Cookie Recipes from Southern Living.  I printed nearly half of these to try!

Still need some gift ideas for younger kids?  I thought Parenting’s Toys of the Year list had some great selections this year.  I particularly love the Citiblocs.

I’m hoping to perfect my cookie decorating skills before next Christmas using this guide on How to Decorate with Royal Icing from Annie’s Eats.

‘Tis the season for homemade gifts!  Our Best Bites has a great list of gifts from the kitchen, guaranteed to delight friends, neighbors and teachers!

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