Friday, December 16, 2011

Moms Christmas Gift

Hey y'all! I hope everyone had a wonderful week! 

On Tuesday morning, Neil and I headed up to Indy to visit my family for 2 days and got back last night. More to come about our trip in the next couple days, but for now, I wanted to share with you a gift I made my mom for Christmas! I made her a recipe book!  It took me about two months to finish it, but mom LOVED it!

I called it "Sugar Maples: A Collection of Family Recipes". My maiden name is Maples and my mom always wanted a bakery called Sugar Maples, so since I couldn't give her that, I decided to make her this!

I used a simple black binder and covered it with scrapbook paper. A Cricut would have come in really handy for cutting out the letters and leaves!

My dad past away last year, and he was the best Chef I knew. This was the little dedication page I put in there for him. The car at the top is a car that he had since he was 16 years old. It's been through everything with him, so how could I not include it!?

I typed out every single recipe, since the book was made up of all the special recipes Dad used to fix, as well as Neil's family recipes and of course some of Moms famous desserts!  I like the book so much, I think I'll make one for myself!

What do you think!?  Did you make any gifts for Christmas? 

xo Julia


  1. This is just the sweetest gift! I'm sure it will be treasured forever and ever! Merry Christmas :)

  2. This is the most beautiful Christmas gift! I'm sure she LOVED it... What a great idea!! xox

  3. Oh my gosh, it turned out GREAT! What a sweet gift and it looks so beautiful! I need to try something like this!

  4. That's so so sweet!! I'm positive that will be oe her favorites forever. :)

  5. I love this, Julia!!! you did a great job!!