Perfect Boozy Holiday & New Year’s Gift to Give Friends in 2020 + Free Printable

DIY toilet paper and prosecco holiday gift and free printable

2020 was a crappy year. There were amazing silver linings, but there’s not a lot of sugar coating this year. So, we’re going with the “crappy” theme for our small gifts we give to neighbors and friends this year. We are going to give them the hot ticket items that everyone wanted this year; the ridiculous things 2020 will be remembered for (the ones we can always laugh about, not the important, life-altering things)…booze and toilet paper. Yes, we all drank a little too much, and OVER BOUGHT (or couldn’t buy because it was sold out everywhere) toilet paper. We still cannot believe the toilet paper trials and tribulations that occurred this year. Who knew?!

This gift is super duper easy, and a very affordable gift anyone can do…and pull together last minute. All you procrastinators, we see you and we feel you. This is your gift to give this year! Give it at Christmas, or give it during that week between Christmas and New Year’s. Big farewell to 2020 with this awesome toilet paper and Prosecco gift!

2020 Essentials Gift Idea: Toilet Paper and Prosecco + Free Printable

DIY toilet paper and prosecco holiday gift and free printable

All you need is the 12-pack of Zonin Italian Prosecco from Costco, our cute FREE LABELS, Astrobrights Sticker Paper, and toilet paper (we bought the giant case from Costco). That’s it! It’s a fun gift to give and a funny gift to receive. You never know, that toilet paper may come in handy in 2021.

Merry Christmas. Cheers, everyone!

DIY toilet paper and prosecco holiday gift and free printable

DIY toilet paper and prosecco holiday gift and free printable

DIY toilet paper and prosecco holiday gift and free printable

DIY toilet paper and prosecco holiday gift and free printable

Delicious & Easy Charcuterie Board

charcuterie board with meat cheese and snacks

We’ve seen charcuterie boards that look so good, our mouths starts to water! We could live off them if our hips, thighs and stomach could tolerate all the goodness 24/7. We finally made a charcuterie board piled with meats, cheeses, nuts, crackers, snacks and fruit for a backyard get together. We want to share what we loved on it, and what we would add next time. It’s the perfect appetizer when you host guests for dinner. You don’t even have to know how to cook – you just have to find what tastes good, and place it nicely on a pretty wood serving tray.

We might make it a weekly dinner thing, just one night a week…paired with a glass of wine, of course. Who’s in?!

charcuterie board with meat and cheese

Cheese

  • One of our favorite cheeses these days is Boursin. Oh my goodness, it is so insanely good. Costco sells a three-pack of Boursin cheese, and you can find at the local grocery store, too.
  • Also delicious is Manchego cheese. We love to get the big block from Costco. It’s good plain, with crackers, and even with fig spread on top.
  • Goat cheese with fig spread on top. Yummy!

Meat

  • A salami is good to include on the board. I loved the Murray’s Calabrese salami we used.
  • Pepperoni, like an authentic Italian pepperoni stick you cut into slices.
  • Candied bacon would be dreamy on this board, too.

charcuterie board with meat and cheese

Fruit

  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Grapes
  • Strawberries
  • Apples, sliced

Extras

  • Hummus. We love Sabra classic hummus.
  • Carrots, that can be eaten plain or with the hummus, or Boursin
  • Pickles, small bite sized ones
  • Corn nuts
  • Nuts, such as candied nuts, Marcona almonds with rosemary (a personal favorite), cashews, etc.

charcuterie board with meat and cheese

Crackers/Pretzels

  • Gluten free pretzels. These are great plain, or dipped in hummus, or with the Boursin cheese. We like Pretzel Crisps or Snyder’s of Hanover gluten free pretzels.
  • Crackers. If you have not tried these Simple Mills Almond Flour crackers and you are gluten free, you need to run to the store right now to buy them. If you are not gluten free, you still need to run to the store to buy a box of these. They are THAT good. We buy them in bulk at Costco on a regular basis. Love them!
  • Dot’s pretzels. OMG, so yummy!

charcuterie board with meat and cheese

hostess with charcuterie board with meats and cheeses

Tell us, what are we missing? What do you love on your charcuterie board?

Looks how pretty these wood serving boards are*:
Target Acacia Serving Platter
Enzo White Serving Board (love this one)
Wooden Serving Plank, West Elm
Acacia Cheese Board, Pottery Barn
Mateo Paddle Serving Board, Crate and Barrel

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Summer Recipe: Fresh Corn Salad

summer corn salad

We daydream about good thymes in the garden every summer. :) Although we haven’t mastered many garden skills yet, we’re trying. Jenna has a strong showing of tomatoes and zucchini’s most summers. Jessica has had moderate success with spinach, herbs and radishes. Oh, and mint has multiplied everywhere. We are happy to report this year’s garden is growing, and fingers crossed we produce some actual food for our families, and the animals don’t grub on it all before we do.

With gardens, come more garden salads, and entertaining in the backyard. We hope to share more recipes with you, and heres’s the first one.

Fresh Summer Corn Salad
Recipe adapted by Cookie and Kate
serves 5-7 people as a side salad

Salad Ingredients:

  • 9 cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 Yellow pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, with seeds removed and finely chopped
  • 5 Green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 4 cobs fresh corn, either grilled or boiled and then sliced off the cob
  • 1/2 english cucumber, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped

Dressing Ingredients:

  • Red wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons
  • Garlic, 2 cloves pressed
  • Olive oil, 1/4 cup
  • Sea salt, 1/2 teaspoon
  • Black pepper to taste

fresh corn salad from the garden

fresh corn salad for summer entertaining

DIY LaCroix Baby Shower Favors That Sparkle

lacroix cans make the cutest diy baby shower planter

We know you aren’t actually hosting a baby shower in the next month or so during stay-at-home orders, but we do know baby showers are going to happen again when we make it through this historic, difficult time. When COVID-19 does pass, and a baby shower is on the calendar, you will be ready with the cutest baby shower favors ever!! With this DIY favor, the colors pop (so it’s a decor piece as well) , you can drink ALL THE cans of LaCroix to make these DIY planters, and everyone loves a little “baby” succulent they can grow at home, too! It’s a win/win for the host and guest, and also for the mom-to-be because they can be gender-specific or neutral.

All the details are here at Momtastic.

 

Sip Sip Hooray: DIY Pumpkin Wine Dispenser

diy wine dispenser pumpkins for fall bar

The photo speaks for itself: wine + pumpkins = the best fall bar ever!

This DIY wine dispenser is not only easy to make, it’s also cute, makes for an amazing hostess gift, and you can use it all season long! Heck, store it and use it again next year, and the year after that. Boxed wine has never looked so good!

Tutorial is on Momtastic.

diy wine pumpkin dispenser for boxed wine