Saturday ReView: Christmas in July- Zucchini Bread Jam & Barbie Stocking Cap DIY


I've always enjoyed Christmas in July. Back when it started, I remember QVC dedicating the weekend to it, but only on the years the 25th happened to fall on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Of course now, the Christmas line-up broadcasts six months a year. When I think of CIJ, two things come to mind (in addition to an extra reason for a summer party:@), canning for holiday gifts while the gardens are productive, and starting handmade items that may take a while to complete. 

May I suggest one of the tastiest ways to preserve the 
summer garden's most notorious overachiever...
Zucchini Bread Jam
This is a nicely spiced jam that's perfectly at home on toast or a bagel.
My only recommendation, if you're making this to tuck away for gifts, 
the golden raisins would be prettier.

For more ideas from the blog click:

My Canning and Preserving Pinterest Board.

My Making Jelly & Jam and Recipes that Use It Pinterest Board.

And I've started a Christmas In July Label over on DIY Barbie Blog.
This year's contribution is a ~cute~ Stocking Cap made from a sock.

You can get two hats per sock. 

As for the long term crafts...
Well, all I can say is, inspiration is everywhere!
Maybe a new Yo-Yo Christmas Table Runner or Tree Skirt? If you're really ambitious:@)

Watermelon Christmas trees using cookie cutters from Southern Living.

🎄No matter what you do this ~holiday~ weekend, 

I hope you make it a fun one:@)
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