Holiday Inspiration

DIY Hearts Galore

DIY Hearts Galore

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Friends, I have hearts on the brain big time this week. You’ve heard me say before that I don’t love the super commercialized version of Valentines Day that I think mention of the holiday brings to mind for most of us. However, I totally love sweet, homemade Valentines Day gestures to show a bit of love to your favorite people. This morning at Babble, I’m sharing ten super cute heart-shaped DIY projects all sure to add a little love to …

Christmas Snippets

Christmas Snippets

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I thought I would take a quick moment today to share with you a few Christmas snippets, Instagram style of course. My holidays involved lots of time with family and loved ones, more than my fair share of Tom and Jerrys, and lots and lots of snow. Add in copious amounts of coffee, mountains of presents to wrap, baking cookies, prepping photo shoots and spying on Christmas lights through the neighborhood and December turned out to be a pretty amazing …

Vintage Holiday Decor from ethanollie

Vintage Holiday Decor from ethanollie

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I have this thing about decorating for the holidays. I feel like as much as you can muster should be handmade or old. I have no idea why I hold this conviction so firmly, but I am guessing it has to do with spending hours making ornaments with my mom or delighting year after year over the same old ornaments on my grandmother’s tiny tabletop tree. Whatever the case may be, I need you to know that I’m hopelessly in …

The Woollen Family Christmas Story

The Woollen Family Christmas Story

I am really charmed today to be able to share this beautiful shoot with you. Captured by my lovely friends from The Why We Love and featuring the Woollen family, this shoot is just as sweet and lovely as it gets. You see, Audrey of Urbanic fame is also a friend of mine. She’s one of those talented people with an infectious smile that just gets you every time. Her husband Joshua and their adorable sons? Well, they’re just that. …

Pinterest for the Holidays

Pinterest for the Holidays

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I hope everyone is enjoying their long holiday weekend with family and friends! Just a quick note to let you know that I was thrilled to have the folks at Etsy ask me to guest pin for them for the holidays. For a pretty awesome number of holiday ideas (we’re talking DIY ideas and gifts galore), pop over and follow me on Pinterest and be sure to check out my Etsy/Pinterest collaboration where I’ll be pinning away! The holidays are …

Loving Advent Calendars

Loving Advent Calendars

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As a kid, the countdown to Christmas was a big big deal in our house. Us kids squabbled over who got to move Santa in our countdown calendar every morning and would race to be the first one up for breakfast in order to be the winner. Our Advent calendar was also a big deal every year. Just that building of excitement and sheer little kid joy. Maybe that’s why this time of year is still one that just fills …

Holiday Baking Essentials

Holiday Baking Essentials

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Now that November is officially upon us, this is the time of year that my KitchenAid stand mixer starts getting a serious workout. In short, I love baking. Over the years I’ve amassed a pretty serious collection of various baking dishes, pans and gadgets. A few that I can’t live without heading into the holiday baking season? Great measuring spoons and cups, a trusty pie bird, an arsenal of whisks and rubber spatulas and stacks of nested mixing bowls. For …

DIY Love Eggs

DIY Love Eggs

by Chelsea Costa

Are you dying eggs this Easter? I haven’t dyed eggs in years, but this year something about it was calling my name! Here’s a quick, easy DIY you can do with your little ones (or other big ones!) to tell the world just how much you love Easter.

Supplies –

eggs
egg dying kit (I used a Paas standard 6-color kit)
white vinegar
masking tape
scissors
optional: muffin tin

Start by hard-boiling your eggs if you wish. Let them cool and prepare your dyes. If you’re …

Loving Easter Eggs

Loving Easter Eggs

There’s something about Easter eggs that I find so nostalgic. I always loved sitting down at the kitchen table while my mom lead the egg-dying charge. On Easter morning it was all about a frilly dress, hunting for eggs and sugar-induced glee. Right now I am loving these stylish and colorful Easter egg ideas and definitely want to try my hand at making something especially pretty this year.

{Photos, from top: Sweet Paul Magazine /glitter confetti eggs from Oh Happy Day …

Gift Wrapping: Kraft, Pine + Twine

Gift Wrapping: Kraft, Pine + Twine

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I really can’t get enough of these gorgeous packages wrapped so simply yet beautifully in kraft paper and twine with little springs of pine for a fresh pop of evergreen. Add in little bits of patterned washi tape and you essentially have the prettiest brown paper packages known to man. I basically adore everything that Karen Mordechai of Sunday Suppers does, but her chic and effortless holiday style is really hitting a home run with me. See more here.

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Loving A Holiday Home

Loving A Holiday Home

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I really can’t believe the holidays are already here! With both Hanukkah and Christmas falling this week, I’m loving all of these pretty ideas for last minute decor to make your holiday home shine with festive cheer. If you haven’t had time to decorate for the season just yet, but still want to add a little something special to your space before upcoming celebrations, consider a few fresh pine garlands, a pretty wreath and loads of candlelight. Dim the lights, …

Gift Guide: Holiday Hostess

Gift Guide: Holiday Hostess

Hey all! It’s Chelsea here, stopping by not with a DIY project but with a holiday gift guide! When the holidays roll around, it’s so much fun to bustle from party to party, celebrating with all of the people you love. And you know what’s even more fun? Popping into those parties with a little token of your appreciation for your hostess! Here are a few holiday-inspired trinkets that would make the perfect little thank-you gift for the happy holiday …