Broke for Christmas? Bake!

This year Papa Bear and I are in a conundrum that we have been through before, and one that I know so many others are in as well. We’re broke.

He is in barber school, Baby Bear just started private preschool, and we just moved into a new place. So yeah, the account balance is a little low at the moment. But we still have the little monkey, brothers, sisters, their spouses, our parents, grandparents, coworkers and more to buy for. So what to do?

I think we came up with the perfect solution. Bake! And then presents for the little one.

Sugar High Pinterest Board

Sugar High Pinterest Board

Baked goods are made with so much love (and sugar and butter), by our hands and from the heart, we can crank out huge batches for not much money, and delicious sweet things make everyone happy. And this way we’ll be able to give to even more people!

We’ll be whipping up some serious batches this weekend, including my Ginger Orange Molasses Cookies! In the meantime, be sure to check out my Sugar High Pinterest board to get some ideas for your own holiday baking.

Are you buying gifts this year, or making them?

Shop The Project Shoppe for the Holidays!

Looking for a unique handmade gift for someone special on your list?  Check out some of the offerings on The Project Shoppe on Etsy!

Shipping charges on-site are calculated based on  the furthest possible shipping in the US, so if you’re not up in the tip of Washington, contact me directly and I can work out a more accurate shipping rate.

Rainbow Blorp & Mini Blorp

Rainbow Blorp & Mini Blorp

The Rainbow Blorp is an explosion of happy. From his manically buggy eyes to his overstretched smile to his head curly-cue to his wee little T-rex arms just poised to hug you to the fact that he’s a freaking rainbow, everything little thing about the Rainbow Blorp tells you that he is JAZZED to see you, and wants you to have your best day ever.

Let your Rainbow Blorp be your mascot in life, or bop him off your child’s head. He’s soft and cuddly enough that he does not have to power to injure a soul.

Each Blorp has been lovingly petted and cooed over by the Baby Bear, pictured. These toys, however, seem to especially appeal to adult men. I cannot tell you how many of them have purchased these toys from me, for themselves.

Blorp Backstory: When I was a child, I WAS Rainbow Brite. Ever since, I have had more than a little obsession with the entire color spectrum. I wanted a fat, blorpy ridiculous rainbow mascot to sit at my barber chair at work, and the Rainbow Blorp was born. He makes me smile every time I look at him.

Mini Blorps are also available in the store. Each Blorp’s color pattern will be slightly different. I can ship to places other than the US and Canada – message me for shipping rates.

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