Believe it or not, even those people in our lives may be swimming in presents as early as now, but are still missing some Gifts that they are truly longing for. Perhaps you can get them one of these…
While I love making children happy during the Christmas season, I prefer giving holiday gifts that aren’t toy-related. Am I being a scrooge?
There’s really only one thing that disappoints me about the stove top potpourri, and it’s that I didn’t discover it years ago! Instead of hunting for candles or air fresheners and insisting on a fresh Christmas tree for the scent, I could have just been simmering pots of delicious concoctions. Now that I know, I’m doing my part to spread the word!
One project I’ve been pondering for years is making my own Advent calendar. So I hopped online for ideas, found the gorgeous Flickr pool of handmade Advent treasures, got good and inspired.
Thanksgiving is a perfect day of the week to share food, love, and good cheer. It is also a good day to practice the art of meal planning and extending.
Nope, not a typo — poppet is just the older spelling of puppet. As if that statement alone doesn’t make it obvious, I will openly admit that quirky is my thing. Quirky is also my husband’s thing, and our kids. We are a big ole nerd/geek/quirk family. So, when it comes to gifting things, we are […]
In creating a dice bag (geek thing ) for my husband, I was hit by the inspiration fairy. The original pattern for the Cthulu Dice bag that started all of this can be found at http://www.arcanavitae.com. From this, I made minor changes to create a home-knitted Valentine Treat bag that can be gifted to teachers, secretaries, […]
It’s easy (and fun!) to focus on kid’s toys and present ideas, but today I appeared on KXII to share some of my favorite tips for buying gifts for grown-ups when you are on a budget.
Holiday entertaining can seem overwhelming – especially if you are busy leading up to the holidays and don’t have tons of time for party planning. I’m excited about this campaign for Sweet Holiday Treat fragrances from Glade® Sweet Holiday Treat™ which focuses on easy entertaining holiday touches. Here are five simple tips for planning a holiday party that […]
This year I wanted a live Christmas tree and picked up a beautiful conifer from Lowe’s. I decided on a red and silver, country Christmas theme and set about making this happen! Everything on the tree I either picked up at Lowe’s or collected from around the ranch and together the effect is really pretty […]
Remember when I did the acorn double-vase centerpiece for Thanksgiving? I used these same vases for the Christmas centerpiece after painting them for a frosty effect. I used this frosty spray paint technique to make the cool look on the glass and then made the centerpiece. I wrapped the small vase with the LED Wire […]
I grew up loving the delicate looking lace garlands on Christmas trees. As an adult, I am drawn to them as they are less likely to be eaten by my toddler or pets. We are a non tinsel household with the babies (furry or otherwise) around. The only problem is that I don’t usually have […]