Thankful for YOU!!!

There are so many ways to say thank you, but this month the Bo Bunny DT was challenged to create a gift that would be a unique way of showing thanks. Not some simple thank you cards here, but something that would be a little more out of the ordinary and different. Well, my mind got to thinking, and I remembered receiving a cookie mix in a jar from my mother one year and thought..."Hey! This would make a great thank you gift!" For me, food is always a great way to say "Thanks!". It's simple, easy to use and it doesn't take up much space! With these thoughts in mind I started searching online for the perfect recipe. After a bit of searching, I found what I was looking for...Sand Art Brownies! Brownies! You gotta love brownies!!! And yes, they are really good! Taste tested and 100% satisfaction guaranteed! LOL!!! So here's how you do it...

"Mixed with Love" - Brownie mix jar
I decorated the outside of a quart jar using Bo Bunny's Kitchen Spice line. I also created a coordinating card that contains a Kitchen Spice recipe card. On the front of the recipe card I wrote the directions on how to use the mix and on the back of the card I wrote the directions and ingredients so they can either make their own Brownie mix jar gift or recreate the recipe. The recipe card is attached to the inside of the card with photo corners so that it can be easily removed and added to a recipe box.

Patterned Paper: Kitchen Spice Allspice, Kitchen Spice Sesame, Kitchen Spice Cloves, Kitchen Spice Ginger, Kitchen Recipe Cards Cut Outs
Cardstock: Double Dot Chocolate Dot and Wildberry Dot
Ribbon: Double Dot Chocolate
Stickers: Lovin' from the Oven

Mix ingredients in a wide mouth quart size jar.

5/8 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup white sugar
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup walnuts

Mix the 5/8 cup of flour with the salt. In a clean wide mouth 1 quart jar, layer the ingredients in the order given. Start with the flour and salt mixture and end with the walnuts.

Make sure to include the following directions with your jar on either a tag or like I did.
Sand Art Brownies
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease one 9 x9 inch square baking pan.
2. Pour contents of the jar into a large bowl and mix well.
3. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2/3 cup vegetable oil, and 3 eggs. Beat until just combined.
4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes.

(Recipe taken from All

Stop by the Bo Bunny blog to see what the rest of the DT created! You are sure to be inspired!!!
Thank you for your visit and to THANK YOU for being YOU, I am going to do another give away. This time it will include some random scrappy goodies...some old and some new! All you have to do is leave a comment telling me what you are thankful for! Post your comment before 12PM on 11/26/09 to be included in a random drawing! And thanks again for stopping by!


  1. Very stinkin cute! I will have to scraplift your idea. Thanks! I am thankful for so many things. If I have to pick just one, I would have to say my Husband. He is the best. I love your work on the Bo Bunny lines. Looking forward to seeing more. Thanks, Melinda

  2. This is an awesome idea. I love cookies in a jar and of course you make it beautiful!! I am thankful for the people like you in my life!

  3. I saw this on the Bo Bunny Blog! I love this idea. I am thankful to still have my Mom and in good health. She is getting up in age and I didn't realize it until I watched her getting up from the table and having to help herself up.

  4. Super sweet idea ;) lol
    I was going to say the same thing as Kara, right off the top of my head aside from my hubby, my boys and my health, I love all the inspiring creative people in my life, just like you!

  5. What an awesome idea. I have a recipe book for all kinds of stuff in a jar but have yet to use. (recently got it when the bookstore closed down and everything was on clearance)

    Anyway...I am thankful for a wonderful daughter who has made me see what loving someone is really all about. Plus she is a great subject of my scrapbooks!:)

  6. Cute idea. I'm thankful for having a great job, family, life, and hobby!

  7. I am thankful for my husband and two wonderful kidlets...who put up with

    jlh774 at gmail dot com

  8. hi, I rarely ever comment on blogs(although I should)... I stumbled on your blog, and I just kept scrolling down.. you are so good at what you do, very creative indeed!
    Looking forward to seeing more.


  9. These are just adorable Juliana. What a great Christmas gift idea or basically any time of year.

  10. I absolutely love this! I'm going to lift your project and make one for each of my sons! Thank you so very much!

  11. I love this!!! I am thankful that you gave me idea for teacher gifts!! (Really, I am most thankful for my family, but this will help me out!!)
    Thanks Juliana!

  12. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations! I am thankful for so many things, my list is long and heartfelt. My freedom, my faith, my family...the list goes on and on.

  13. Thank you for sharing your awesome creations! I am thankful for so many things including my freedom, my faith, my family, etc...

  14. this is AWESOME..I am so going to have to do these for XMAS!!!!

  15. I just came across your blog from seeing your Haunted House on 2peas--you are so talented and creative! I've bookmarked your blog for some much needed inspiration! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!


  16. I am THANKFUL for my LOVING family and friends. Your idea is AWESOME and will make someone VERY happy this holiday season! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas and giving away goodies!
    May you and your have a BLESSED Thanksgiving!
    Me-Ma Kim

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  18. What a great gift! Very cute. I'm thankful for my 3 lovely children and a wonderful supportive husband, and for wonderful people like you who inspire us every day!

  19. Thanks for the neat ideas! I love stopping by your blog.

  20. Love it. All your work is so beautiful. I am so glad that I have so many things to be greatful for. I have a wonderful family, great friends, pretty good health, and am working on fulfilling some lifelong dreams with their help.

  21. I'm thankful for this giveaway, thankful for the sun that shines and to the gift of being able to see it, thankful for the love of my family and for my friends.....
    and for many other little and big everyday's things i love



  22. I am so thankful for pleasant teenagers lol!

  23. What a fabulous gift! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this. I thought I had already commented on this, but I do not see my comment. If this is indeed a duplicate please delete. Thanks!

    I'm so thankful for friends and family!

  24. awesome! thanks for the recipe! i love making these kinds of gifts.


Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa