Gift Ideas: Personal Cookbook

November 7, 2011

Oh my goodness. I'm feeling so ill today. On top of being pregnant, I think it has something to do with my breakfast diet. I have a quarter cup of decaf coffee with milk, ice and sugar and a breakfast pattie sausage and a whoopie pie. Funny, I don't think it was the whoopie pie that did it. I also usually have fruit but we are all out today, maybe that's what's throwing me off? I don't think I even have the energy to make a fruit run. At any rate, I feel like rubbish. I could use a good dietician.

Speaking of diet, check out this great gift idea from Clover Lane. I've been wanting to do something like this for my mother who has a modest little cookbook of her own but it's so much better with photos of your family to accompany the recipes. Wouldn't this be a great idea to make for a grandmother in your life? Clover Lane uses Blurb for her book. With a coupon she says it cost $65. I've made photobooks before and that's pretty standard. Especially a thicker one with printed cover. I think the end result is worth it!

Oh, PS I also had a few candy cigarettes. That probably didn't help. I bought a couple at the Farmer's Market on Friday. You could say they're quite 'addictive'. Molly agrees. She just so happened to be wearing a striped shirt today. And please, no rude comments about candy cigarettes. The kids call them 'sticks'. I buy them for myself because I love the taste. Thanks;)

8 {comments}:

RhondaBuss said... Best Blogger Tips

Candy cigarettes were one of my favorite candies when I was a child. I still like candy and I don't smoke! Hope you feel better.

brite said... Best Blogger Tips

There's no getting between a pregnant woman and her candy cigarettes. I'm 23 weeks, and for me it's Chick-fil-A fries... I think there's some subconscious rule that says carrying around another living being 24/7 entitles you to just about whatever your heart desires in the food category.

Emily said... Best Blogger Tips

Hope you start feeling better soon! Love the cookbook idea. I've been wanting to make one for a few years; it's actually partly what motivated me to start a blog (that and sewing!)- a spot for pictures of my favorite recipes and the recipes with my variations. :)

Della said... Best Blogger Tips

Ha! I loved candy cigarettes as a child...still do. They are way too much fun!

Gillian said... Best Blogger Tips

Sorry you're feeling ill! It was probably the breakfast sausage... that always makes me queasy :/ That cookbook is lovely, though! Maybe a gift idea for my best friend, who asked for recipes as wedding gifts?

lakoczera said... Best Blogger Tips

Isn't it funny how pregnancy cravings are a bit contagious? You're making me want whoopie pies and candy cigarettes too! Hope you feel better quickly!

Michelle said... Best Blogger Tips

We were just talking about candy cigarettes, too! I remember how cool they were when I was little:D Anyway, I thought I'd throw in something on diet -- I have 4 (from 17-10), but I wish I had some resources like she gives here: http://www.bulkherbstore.com/

See the "Making Babies Book" ... For natural and herbal items I also like http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/

Feel well! Your site is inspiring! Thank you.

Roberta MacDonald said... Best Blogger Tips

You can also create a personalized cookbook at TasteBook, for about $30, http://www.tastebook.com/cookbook_studio

Ring-bound, so you can add more as your collection grows. I use mine almost every day!

 
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