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DIY Cocktails to Go for Valentine’s Day

DIY Cocktails to Go for Valentine’s Day

Happy Friday, friends! We’re less than a day away from Valentine’s Day and I’m squeezing in one final last minute Valentine’s Day gift idea! This may be about the easiest DIY “project” ever, but it’s also super cute and fun, which makes it perfect for a friend, a neighbor or that person you’re just starting to date. You know the one. You’ve been hanging out, you’ve been on a few dates, but you’re not really at the diamond jewelry-mushy-card stage …

DIY Chocolate Box Valentines + Printable Cards

DIY Chocolate Box Valentines + Printable Cards

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You guys are well aware by now that my favorite tokens of affection to give and receive for Valentine’s Day are those that are sweet and simple with a homemade touch. Enter today’s super easy and utterly delicious Valentine’s Day idea – DIY chocolate box valentines! Paired with our free printable Valentine’s Day cards designed just for you …

A Festive Last Minute Gift Wrapping Party

A Festive Last Minute Gift Wrapping Party

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Last week I hosted an impromptu gift wrapping party and invited a couple of my best friends to spend an afternoon with me wrapping gifts, sipping wine and stuffing ourselves with Christmas cookies. It was, in a word, amazing. I swear there is nothing like hanging out with some of your favorite people in the universe while wrapping …

Nice Stems: DIY Succulent Boutonnieres

Nice Stems: DIY Succulent Boutonnieres

by Chelsea Costa

Happy Valentine season, lovebirds! Are you celebrating this year? We’ve put together a quick and simple little floral project for you, perfect for whipping up if you’ve got a special date or just want to be a little extra festive. And of course we know that boutonnieres are for fellas, but I wouldn’t hesitate to wear this on my own sweater, scarf, or just my bag. These little DIY succulent boutonnieres are fast and easy, so let’s do it.

Supplies …

DIY Mini Valentine’s Day Bouquets

DIY Mini Valentine’s Day Bouquets

As promised, we’re officially talking about Valentine’s Day this week! If you’ve been reading for a while then you’ll probably recall that my fondest memories of Valentine’s Day actually revolve around my mom, who always made sure to give us kids some sweet little token of affection each year. I think it’s probably for that reason that I’ve never really gone all crazy over the romantic side of Valentine’s Day and have instead seen it as just a fun excuse …

DIY Magnolia Leaf Garland

DIY Magnolia Leaf Garland

by Chelsea Costa

Every year after Christmas, my mom and I are so bummed to take down all of the decorations. So this year I decided that we needed some transition decorations that wouldn’t make us so sad to take down the tree at her house. My mom insisted on keeping up a few twinkly lights, and I got started on a surprisingly simple little magnolia leaf garland! I love that it feels wintery but doesn’t necessarily scream “holiday,” and that it’s …

20 DIY Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas

20 DIY Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas

Since we talked all about my love for homemade holiday gifts yesterday, I figured it was only appropriate today to make sure you’ve got all the gift wrapping ideas you need for making those Christmas packages look gorgeous! It’s probably not going to shock you that I tend to be the type who gets really excited about wrapping gifts. I like gussying things up with bows and ribbons and stamps and tags. Heck, I even go so far as to …

DIY Wooden Gift Tags

DIY Wooden Gift Tags

by Caitlin, Marla and Manda of The Merrythought

 

Only a couple more weeks until Christmas, which means it’s time to start thinking about wrapping up those presents that are hoarded away in our closets! It’s always tempting to just grab a marker and scribble a name across those just-wrapped packages but these quick and easy gift tags will add the perfect touch to any present.

Birch plywood or basswood (I found mine at Michael’s)
Pencil
Sharp scissors or utility knife
Drill
String or twine
Wood grain contact paper …

Nice Stems: DIY Mini Holiday Wreaths

Nice Stems: DIY Mini Holiday Wreaths

by Chelsea Costa

In case you can’t already tell, I’m into tiny things right now. I’ve also been trying to think of projects that are simple and cost-effective for the holidays. Sometimes with all of the excess of shopping and sales and the holiday madness, I enjoy keeping things small but beautiful on the DIY front. These little mini holiday wreaths are almost free and can be used to dress up your holiday table, mantle, or just a lonely doorknob. …

Cinnamon Pear Skillet Cake + Printable Thanksgiving Tags

Cinnamon Pear Skillet Cake + Printable Thanksgiving Tags

Posted 11/25/2013 by in Cake Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Recipes \ 0 comments

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When I tell you that this cake recipe is one of my favorite recent kitchen success stories, I’m not exaggerating. With resounding cheers from B and everyone else who has tried it, I think it’s safe to say this cinnamon pear skillet cake is a major win! Part of my collaboration with Air Wick (designed to bring you six inspiring …