Holiday Inspiration

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

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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 …

Celebrating the Holidays with Luna Bazaar

Celebrating the Holidays with Luna Bazaar

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Decorating for the holidays has always been a special tradition in my family. Unwrapping each ornament and recalling the story behind it is always a big part of the process and in recent years, we’ve even started exchanging ornaments as holiday gifts. It’s something we all look forward to every year. That said, I am loving the selection of beautiful mercury glass ornaments, hobnail glass ornaments, and crystal ornaments from Luna Bazaar, one of our awesome sponsors.

They also have the …

Four Simple DIY Holiday Garlands

Four Simple DIY Holiday Garlands

Need holiday decor ASAP? It’s Jenny here, from Hank + Hunt, with the world’s easiest homemade garlands! I have four different designs for you. Each is quick and easy, and only one requires a sewing machine. How’s that for simple? Enjoy!

Silver Doily Garland

First up, a silver doily garland.  Use the small, 4 inch round doilies you can buy in the cake decorating section of the craft store.  They come in white, gold or silver, like I used here. You will …

DIY Sparkle Christmas Carol Garland

DIY Sparkle Christmas Carol Garland

I love Christmas carols. I mean, I love them. And I’m here today from my usual post at Lovely Indeed to bring you a super-quick DIY, inspired by lyrics from one of the best carols ever.

You might have seen this little garland floating around before, masquerading as a Valentine’s Day treat, but today, it’s bringing us full-on Christmas spirit. And I’ve made it as easy as can be for you, with this printable template! Print out the template and gather …

Kaylee + Bobby: A Newlywed Christmas

Kaylee + Bobby: A Newlywed Christmas

I first spied a sneak peek of this photo shoot from Haley Sheffield a few weeks ago and I’m so excited to share it with you today. Kaylee and Bobby marked their first Christmas season as newlyweds with these gorgeous photos full of holiday cheer, a little [faux] snow, their cute doggies, and a whole lot of love. There is a chill in the air today, but these photos definitely warm me right up. All snuggled up with the one …

DIY Tinsel Wreath Ornament

DIY Tinsel Wreath Ornament

Hi! It’s Jenny here from Hank + Hunt. I have a super simple wreath ornament DIY for you today! This little lovely will be so pretty on a package or hanging on a tree.

Supplies -

skinny tinsel garland (I got mine at Target)
Glue Dots
mason jar lids
ribbon

First you will need to press a Glue Dot into the inside of the lid.

Press the tinsel into the dot. Start wrapping around the lid’s edges, going through the center hole.

Once you have made it all …