November 04, 2012

Giving Thanks

Another wonderful weekend is coming to a close.  We spent time with friends, family and had an all around great time together.  Today, Baby B and I loaded up in the car and headed across town to see my sweet Nana.  She always loves a visit from us and adores the time with little B, after all ... it's her great grandson and she thinks he's tops (so do we).

Whenever we can, we try to remember to do a little something for the sweet nursing staff that take such good care of Nana each day.  Today's little giftable was a big box of carrot cake whoopie pies.  Nothing says "thank you" better than a sweet, tasty comfort treat.

I've made two big batches of these sweet treats over the past week - they are just so stinkin' good that I had to make plenty! 

To package them up, I took a white gift box (shirt box size) and put the two pieces of the box inside one another for re-enforcement.  A little two sided tape kept the two pieces together so they kept their shape.  From there, I used a square of burlap as a liner and put it catty-corner on the angle inside the white box form.  A layer of parchment was put down, followed by a small ton these tasty whoopies.  I folded the burlap up around the pies and secured with a seasonal polka dot ribbon.  The tags were made by hand using a copper gold paint pen.  (It was easier to do it free hand than to go print a tag ... yes, I am that lazy).

A second little box was whipped together for the nursing coordinator.  She has been a gem and helped out a few times above and beyond.  We wanted to make sure she received one too!

So the sweet pies were made and packaged up with loved and I know thoroughly enjoyed by the kind souls that help Nana each day.  We appreciate what they do so much ... it was only right that we give thanks!