The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Monday, November 7, 2011

Treats for Friends

Hooray for friends! I had the most wonderful chat with a dear friend this morning and was fed a most excellent lunch by another dear friend this afternoon. It's been a terrific day! (Plus, I started a yummy beef stew in my crockpot this morning, so after this rare day spent with friends, I didn't have to rush around pulling together supper for my family. The heavenly scent of our simmering supper greeted each of as we walked in the door this evening!)

Anyway, not wanting to arrive empty handed for my lunch date, I made this little something to slip to my friend.
I love that chocolate checklist stamp from Stampin' Up's Eat Chocolate set! I keep a supply of 3.75" x 6" treat bags on hand for packaging up little goodies. All I had to do was pop in 4 Ferrero Rocher chocolates, add a treat bag topper (made with papers from BasicGrey's Nook & Pantry collection), and staple on the topper. Easy!! A few punches may have been used in the making of this treat ;) .


And because I am hitting the jackpot this week, yet another friend has invited me to lunch on Thursday! When I asked her what I could bring to contribute toward the meal, she said she wouldn't say no to something for dessert. Done! I made some chocolate peanut clusters and set to work on making some packaging:
What I came up with was this easy-to-make 2-5-7-10 box (you can find a great tutorial on SplitcoastStampers HERE). The sentiment is from my brand new Quotes a'la Happy kit from {ippity} by Unity. The papers are from a big papers & diecuts pad from Me & My Big Idea that I picked up on clearance at Marshall's a while back. I wrapped up my design with a few fall-themed diecut felt stickers from the Dollar Spot at Target. Now I'm all set for Thursday!

With this treat box, I'm playing along with the Unity Stamp Co. Autumn Harvest Challenge, as well as the Do You Stack Up challenge to use teal.

Thanks so much for joining me for a little slice of bliss today!! See you back here soon. :)
Emily

P.S. Are you lusting after my chocolate peanut clusters? They are super easy to make!! Melt down one pound of chocolate-flavored meltable candy wafers (I use Melting Wafers from Make 'n Mold), stir in 2 1/2 cups of salted cocktail-style peanuts, and drop by the spoon full onto waxed paper. Allow to set up (should take only 30 minutes or so at room temperature) and enjoy!

26 comments:

yyam said...

These are yummy! Both the treats and packaging! :) Sounds like a hearty week ahead for you! :)

Anita said...

These are fabulous Emily. I'm sure your friends will love them. Thanks for the recipe too, I'll have to give it a try.

Marisa said...

You social butterfly you LOL! Glad you had such a fun day :) Those peanut clusters look fabulous - good thing they aren't in my house!

WencheP said...

Yummy stuff! These are fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up and good luck.

-Wenche

wearestampers said...

Your treat bags are the perfect little gift! Have a great lunch on Thursday, and thanks for sharing the recipe!
Pam

Jan Garber said...

What wonderful treat bag ideas!Thanks for joining us at do you Stack Up!

onecraftymama said...

hurray for friends! These treat bags are so sweet, and I'm trying not to drool over the chocolate. Not succeeding, but trying.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow! What a great week, hanging with friends. :) I had a wonderful time talking to you yesterday. THanks for giving me so much of your time!

THose peanut clusters look DIVINE. What a lucky gal your THursday date is!

Auntie Em said...

I like your lists! Right up my alley!!! :D Your little treat bag and check off list are adorable. I love the little gift boxes you made for the peanut clusters. Lucky ladies to receive one of those! It's been years since I have made peanut clusters. Might be a nice treat for the holidays this year.
Thanks for sharing, Emily! :)

Emily Leiphart said...

Hooray for going out with friends! I totally need to do that soon. LOL I love your packaging on both and I certainly would be very careful not to tear the papers! I also wanted to send you a huge congrats on your PC pubs in 365 cards. I noticed them and did a little cheer for you twice! Woohoo, Emily!!

Glenda J said...

Super fabulous - both of these. Great work. And I send second Emily's congrats on your pubs in 365 cards!

Bonnie said...

Sounds like a fun day! Great way to present chocolate. Thanks for the peanut cluster recipe. Sounds easy as well as delicious.

Joanne (jojot) said...

treats for the tummy and treats for the eyes....what could be better

and...yes....friends are such an important part of our lives

Linda R. said...

Such a yummy post here my friend. What a cute way to make chocolate pretty. I love it..

Hugs, Linda

Karen said...

what delightful projects Emily! I'd love a bite of those chocolate candies on the 2nd project..yum!!!

~amy~ said...

love the treat gifties...YUM.

Denise and Louise said...

Lovely treat bags.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Benzi said...

Can't take my eyes off those peanut clusters....love those things. Maybe they will be on my Christmas list to make this year.

Your box and treat bag are great items to have to gift a friend. Sounds as if you're enjoying life.

Jenny said...

Hi Emily, this is my kinda crafting...chocolate and paper, what a joy! Such wonderful gifts for your friends. The peanut clusters look yummy, might try them too :)
Jenny x

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

I bet your friends were overjoyed with those treats, Em! :)

kurlygirl said...

Congratulations on your win at DYSU!

Kary said...

What wonderful yummy treats for your lucky friends!! Love your treat bags, they are beautiful!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the cute little bag... I always look at fun packaged things and think I should work outside the card box.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Love your yummy packaging! Sound like you had [I'm guessing all the lunch dates are done] with your girlfriends. Those are the best!
Thank you for the link, and the yummy instructions for the clusters! ;o)

Jocelyn Olson said...

You're on roll...you make the most fabulous projects, Emily! I love this idea--it's really fun (and practical for little treats!)...I'm sure she loved it. No wonder you get invited to so many lunch dates. :)

lisa arana said...

Adorbs. Love the great colors and the yummy packages.