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November 11, 2014

Easy Holiday Appetizer: Buffalo Chicken Wraps

Easy Holiday Appetizer: Buffalo Chicken Wraps

Buffalo Chicken Wraps

One of my favorite things about the holidays is the food! I love cooking fun recipes for my family and friends and being able to enjoy a good meal while we catch up. I also love food that is easy to make and doesn’t take up to much of my day. That is where easy holiday appetizers  come in! My family loves anything that is spicy, and can be eaten one handed, and one of our favorite holiday appetizer recipes are my Buffalo Chicken Wraps. There is no cooking involved, they are cost effective, and I’m sure anyone at your holiday gathering will love them!Continue reading

12 Days of Happy

My 12 Days of Happy

12 days of happy

A fellow Michigan blogger , Parsimonious Pash, is sharing her “12 Days of Happy” and invited others to join in on the fun. Most people spend the month of November saying what they are thankful for. I have found though that when Thanksgiving passes they forget everything they were supposedly thankful for. Today was a very stressful day for me and I found myself forgetting what actually made me happy and got lost up in the decorations and memories of past Christmases. I had to really dig deep to find my 12 Days of Happy because ……Continue reading

Cranberry Lemon Squares

Cranberry Lemon Squares



One of my favorite things to bake with during the winter is Cranberries! They are  readily available, and oh-so-yummy! Today I am going to share one of my families favorite recipes, Cranberry Lemon Squares!  This recipe is just the right amount of sweet and tart, and relativley easy to make! I love to make this for my family, and they also keep well so they make great gifts!Continue reading

December 22, 2012

White Elephant Gift Ideas

White Elephant Gift Ideas

Do you need White Elephant Gift Ideas?

The White Elephant Party is also known as Gift Swap, Yankee Swap, Black Santa, Chinese Gift Exchange, Dirty Santa, Greedy Punter, Thieves’ Christmas or Naughty Santa.

It really doesn’t matter what you call it the purpose is the same to have fun. The game is played in many ways and it usually requires at least 6 players. You can read our how to play the White Elephant Party if you need some tips.

Here are some White Elephant Gift Ideas

provided by my readers on my Madame Deals Facebook group

New 2014 White Elephant Gift Ideas

Emergency Underpants Dispenser

Weener Kleener Soap

Bikini or Lingerie Apron or Muscleman Apron 

Emergency Santa Kit

Old Small Kitchen Appliances with outdated plugs — the older the better

Old shoes


Disposable Camera

A pack of Poise or Depends

Ugly Christmas Sweater

Crayons and Coloring Book

Used Perfume, Lotion or Cologne

Bacon themed products

Plumber’s Crack Camouflage T-Shirt


Crazy Cat Lady Action Figurine

Crazy Cat Lady Game

Crazy Off the Wall Books

How to Tell If Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You” 

Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants

Everybody Poops

The Gas We Pass: The Story of Farts

Hillary NutCracker

Monkey Butt Powder


 2013 White Elephant Gift Ideas – Items you can buy

Artwork from Goodwill
Chicken purse
Framed photo of strangers
A game missing pieces
Anything Justin Bieber
Poster of a star from the 80’s
Mustache Ice Cube Tray
As seen on TV products
Christmas Story String Leg Lights
Nail Polish
Dental Floss with survival 2013 on it
A fish on a plaque
Gift cards
Scratch lotto tickets
Ugly Christmas sweater
Gift cards with odd values like $2.34 , $.17
Any artwork created on velvet
White elephant with pink polka dots
Movie tickets
Gloves, hat, or scarfs
A board game no one plays
A popcorn maker
All your half used beauty products
An insulated mug that hooks into the car charger and keeps beverages warm forever!
A ninja bread set
A box filled with a mug, hot chocolate, marshmallows, and a warm fleece blanket
Laundry detergent and fabric softener
Chia Pet
Food from your cabinet
Print out an elephant and put it on the underside of a gift card
An extra large bra and panty set
Adult toys
A live lobster
A book in a foreign language
A how to DVD on something odd
Cheese whiz, ritz crackers, and a serving tray
Dog toys
Candles with a foul smell
Old VHS tapes
A DVD no one wants
Mismatched socks
Kitchen kit made from items in the dollar store
Those mop slippers
PJ jeans
Gag Hand Sanitizers
Neck Genie Neck Line Slimmer
THESE are my Favorite White Elephant Gifts Ideas….. because you can make them yourself

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