Friday, December 19, 2008

Support Our Troops in this Simple Way

We are all very grateful at The Cashmere Bunny for the service of the men and women of our armed forces. Please take one minute of your time to send a card FREE of charge. It means so much at this time of year, please join us and say Thank You!

This is Xerox’ website. You enter the website, select a card design, then fill in your

name, town and state, then Xerox prints out the Christmas card and mails at their

expense to a random service member deployed overseas.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Best Sugar Cookie Recipe for Family Fun?

This is our favorite Family Recipe....

Grandma’s Favorite Sugar Cookie

1 cup white sugar

1 cup powdered sugar

1 cup butter

2 eggs beaten

1 tsp cream of tarter

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp vanilla

4 cups flour

½ cup corn oil

Cream the sugars and butter together. Mix the beaten eggs, vanilla and corn oil, in. Add the dry ingredients .Mix all the ingredients well and chill overnight.
Bake at 375 F for 8-10 minutes….DO NOT OVERCOOK.

We used to make the funniest colors to decorate the cookies, most of them looked inedible. They tasted heavenly, though. We figured if we made them look gross enough, the adults would leave them alone. We were wrong. Everyone knew they were Grandma’s famous sugar cookies from her handed down recipe book. This page was splattered with all sorts of colors. I have that book now. I love making these cookies with my kids.

Grandma’s Favorite Frosting (don’t forget the food coloring)

2 cups of powdered sugar

½ cup butter melted

1 ½ T Milk

1 tsp vanilla

Cream sugar, butter and vanilla. Add a small amount of milk (1 to 2 tablespoons). Beat until fluffy. If frosting is too sweet add a little more milk.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Baby Back-up Security Blankets

Have you ever lost your baby's favorite security blanket?
I have and it makes for a miserable time. At the Baby Gift Basket Co, we have come up with a solution for you.
Baby Back-Ups are spare blankets for your baby.
You can buy multiples for your baby right from the start.
Have each one personalized and give one to Grandma, Aunt Susie and the babysitter. Keep one in your car and you'll never be without baby's favorite security blanket.
This adorable gift comes packaged in a tower and includes a sweet poem from "baby" asking for his security blanket.

You can choose from "Ducks In A Row," "A Pack of Puppies," A Group Of Giraffes" and more! What a perfect gift for any parents! This gift comes stacked in a tower with as many blankets as you choose and includes a lovely hang tag and poem card. (we've written an original poem for this gift)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Doggy Diaper Cake is a Hit

Wow, this custom Doggy Cake has already proven to be a hit with diaper cake crowds. Our diaper cake includes the best diapers around, Pampers Swaddlers.

Woof! Woof! How adorable. This 3 tiered puppy-themed diaper cake is perfect for a spectacular baby shower centerpiece. The warm-toned colors are perfect for a baby boy or girl. A plush terry hooded towel and bib are embroidered with an adorable puppy design any new mom would love. Johnson's baby products and other baby essentials will be appreciated by the new parents. This diaper cake comes wrapped with matching ribbon and includes:
  • Embroidered Hooded Towel
  • Embroidered Bib
  • Washmitt
  • Cuddly Puppy
  • 3 Washcloths
  • Johnson's Baby Lotion
  • Johnson's Baby Bath
  • Johnson's Baby Powder
  • Johnson's Baby Lotion
  • Johnson's Baby Shampoo
  • Desitin Diaper Cream
  • Johnson's Soothing Naturals
  • Manicure Set
  • Fork & Spoon Feeding Set
  • 35 Disposable Diapers

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How The "Teddy " Bear Got It's Name

Did you ever wonder how the teddy bear got it's name? We'll there are different versions on this historic day in 1902. Most tend to believe that President Theodore Roosevelt was out hunting and couldn't find any game. His men decided to offer him a young cub they found so he could hunt it. President Roosevelt decided to spare the cub's life. In the spirit of political cartoons, one was drawn with President Roosevelt's picture and a bear the cartoonist nicknamed, "Teddy's Bear". Soon after people started making Teddy Bears.

Gund is renown for making Teddy Bears now. Adolph Gund started making plush toys in 1898. GUND was one of the first companies to design and produce teddy bears in the early 1900’s. For a fun selection of Gund bears, check out The Baby Gift Basket Co.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Christmas Gifts on a Budget

What about a gift of service? Do you remember when you were little and you made coupons for your mom and dad? Well, what about continuing the tradition with a twist?
In today's world, you can print out gift cards, punch cards or standard coupons and give them to your neighbors, friends and loved ones.
Here are a few ideas:

For Friends and Neighbors
  • One leaf raking for your neighbors yard
  • One day of helping a friend clean out their garage
  • One session of organizing a friend's closet
  • Take your friends children to a movie
  • Babysit a new mom's baby so she can sleep
  • Plant winter hearty flowers for a neighbor
  • One hot Meal delivered for dinner
For Family Members

  • A punch card of five minute back rubs
  • Take out the garbage without being asked
  • Do your child's chores for the day
  • Make Mom and Dad breakfast
  • King or Queen for the day (that person gets to choose the activities and menu for the day)
  • Find all the missing socks around the house
You get the point, there are many ways to tell each other that you are important to them during the holidays that do not involve spending money.
Get Creative and have fun this holiday season without the regret of big bills to pay off in January. You will make their day and it is sure to be the most memorable present of all times.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Gourmet Christmas Baskets

Gourmet Foods Abound in this Hearth and Home Basket

This gourmet gift basket is filled with delicious comfort foods. Hearty nuts, olives and crackers are sure to leave a great impression. Sweet chocolate chip cookies, Italian raspberry espresso cake and butter toffee pretzels will satisfy any sweet tooth. This gift basket is sure to bring comfort and enjoyment to all who receive it. This hearty gift comes with the following gourmet items:
  • Lemon Meyer Tea
  • Gourmet Olives
  • Nunes Farms Almonds
  • Torn Ranch Peanuts
  • Southern Pecan Toffee
  • Bellagio Blend Coffee
  • Latte Chocolate Candy
  • Peanut Butter & Chocolate Popcorn
  • Apple Jam
  • Butter Toffee Pretzels
  • Cappucino Wafer Rolls
  • Dark Chocolate Coffee Toppers
  • Brent & Sams Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Chocolate Raspberry Espresso Cake
  • Foccacia Crisp Crackers
  • Woven Basket

The Cashmere Bunny Offers Embroidery

You can add your child's name to this nursery basket for free. This cute gift is so adorable for baby and the new mom.

Baby Girl Hugs Gift Basket