I have always loved beautiful tablescapes, for any occasion, but especially the holidays! While I am still a novice at the art of creating a lovely table, in the two short months that we have lived in our new home I have already attempted a few. The first was for Thanksgiving, and now for Christmas! Let me start by saying that our home is unique
With Christmas one week away it is time to start thinking about gift wrapping! And for those over achievers out there who already have their gifts wrapped, here are some ideas for next year! Today I will show you some ideas that I tried out, including painting a few gift tags and making decorative flower toppers out of coffee filters and cupcake liners! After I saw
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas filled with family, fun & great food! Ours has been filled with gorgeously wrapped presents (thanks to my sister and mother), a big brunch and a bar of Christmas cocktails! Can’t wait to spend the rest of the day playing games and watching Christmas movies by the fire!
“Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With Strings”…these definitely are a few of my favorite things! And a great way to describe my gift wrapping style this Christmas! Today I will show you how to gift wrap your presents, with items you already have in your home! Mainly, brown paper shopping bags! It is inexpensive and a great way to “go green”! Ok so this isn’t
Wine is a pretty big staple for the holiday season, it warms you up from the cold, it gets served with meals, and gets gifted for parties. With all that wine going around it helps to have wine charms to identify people’s glasses….ok and they are really cute and fun too! They also make a perfect hostess gift! With today’s DIY tutorial I will
What is better than good drinks, food and family during the holiday season? Nothing! Unless of course you count presents, which there were none of. But the amazing recipes we whipped up for this occasion were gifts enough! We decided each couple would be responsible for two appetizers, one dessert, and one drink. That combined with some games proved to be just the festive family
You have about one week left to branch out this Christmas! That is, if you haven’t already, branches and twigs have become quite popular over the past few years, especially this time of year! And why shouldn’t they be? They bring a rustic yet simple element to your holiday decor, and many of the ideas I will show you today are easy and oh so
A few days ago my sister and her husband invited Jim and I over to their apartment for a pre-Christmas get together of food, drinks and games. But I think they just wanted to show off their beautifully decorated apartment. Ok, I know that’s not the reason. Still, I couldn’t help but feel as though I was stepping onto a Christmas movie set! A fire
Attention all tea drinkers – in the season of hot cider, hot chocolate and eggnog, loyal tea drinkers may feel left out! Until now! My handmade “Oh Christmas Tea” mug lets you feel as festive as your fancy “peppermint white chocolate” drinking friends! And it is punny, who doesn’t love punny mugs? I will be giving away this tea mug to one lucky winner to enjoy
Handmade gifts are my favorite kind of gifts to receive, as well as give. And handmade gifts that involve mason jars are just that much better, and frankly more adorable than most wrapping paper. The list of mason jar gifts below can be in addition to your holiday gifts this year, or they can stand on their own as they are both thoughtful and creative.