There are several reasons that I blog…but one, for sure, reason is simply that I enjoy others’ blogs so much! There are so many wise, encouraging and talented woman sharing their words, hearts and inspiration through blogs. One such blog that I read regularly is RefreshHer by Denise Cunningham. I am always uplifted after visiting her blog. And she shares great recipes.:) Recently, she began sharing something yummy and pumpkin-y every Monday. For instance, Pumpkin Sugar Cookies. Yum!! I also found a super easy recipe for Pumpkin Chex Mix on her blog. I thought it would be a great filler for a treat bag. Here is the recipe from Denise’s blog:
I had some cellophane bags that I picked up on clearance after the season last year and some colored raffia from the dollar store. Very inexpensive supplies, as you can tell. I wanted to double to the recipe but did not have enough pumpkin pie spice – which seems a rather crucial ingredient So, I made one and a half batches….and it gave me five treat bags. I think four bags, a bit fuller, would have been better. I also added a fall tea bag – to fill them out and just for fun.
The “Happy Fall” tags I made recently at a friend’s house when she had a small group over to do some stamping and card making. Mine were beyond easy – simply stamp with a pumpkin and color with pencils. Bam:) But I think they are cute and will make a few folks smile this week. I plan to simply to have them on hand. I have a few folks in mind but also hope to pass others out randomly. (I also want to make another batch as soon as I run to the store.)
These did not take a lot of money, any talent or much time….but I pray the Lord can use them to be a blessing. Who could you give a treat bag to this week??