Today is a pretty relaxed day for us. I love Sundays like that. We only need to purchase one last gift. Hopefully we will figure it out soon because the big day is almost here.
I went out this morning to purchase diapers and look around. No luck with that last gift but I did come home with a couple projects. One project for my son, a big roll of Christmas pictures to color. Big Brother and I started coloring and now Daddy is working on it with him.
For the adults to work on, I purchased a long shelf with hooks. We really need one for our entry way to hang coats so we don’t have to leave all of our coats in the garage where it is cold. I had a 50% off one regular priced item from Michaels Craft Store which was good until the 24th, so I was able to get the shelf for just $10.
It is unpainted wood, so we need to paint it and seal it to give it a matte finish. My hope is with a little more time at home over the holidays we can get this project done. Sometimes buying unfinished items, and finishing them yourself is a great way to save money, especially when you have a coupon!
Today while I was out my wonderful husband was hard at work cleaning. In addition, he started a meal in the slow cooker for dinner. It was so full we had to put it over a baking sheet to contain the mess. Soon we will need to get a bigger slow cooker now that we have kids.
Grandma and Grandpa gave us a roast, thank you! We seared the meat and put that in the slow cooker along with the left over half a bottle of wine from movie night. We weren’t using a recipe, just adding things we had.
While our baby was napping I made a batch of rice crispy treats using Kellogg’s Holiday Rice Krispies cereal. If you would like to see Snap, Crackle and Pop sing click the link.
Kellogg’s Rice Krispie Treats Recipe
It is raining pretty hard outside now so tonight will be one inside enjoying the lovely Christmas tree, electric fire and each other. Enjoy your evening everyone!
What are some of your favorite quick and easy last minute treats to make?