To the Nines: Christmastime 2012

  With just a few weeks to go before we achieve critical holiday mass, I’ve rounded up my nine current favorites in each of the essential Christmastime categories: How to decorate, what to eat, and what the hell to give everybody. Find something inspiring to make your own season super merry and bright! Decorate          These lovely fabric and book …

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Roundup: Last-Minute Holiday Inspiration

Here is a list of the things I still believe—however delusional it may sound—that I still have a chance to do before Christmastime is over. 1. Put a hat on something. Two years ago, Erica of Erica’s Sweet Tooth put two dollops of frosting and a strawberry on top of a brownie and changed my life forever. I, too, want …

Coffee Trees

Coffee Trees

I feel like I should preface this by saying that I love the smell of coffee. Because if I don’t say that, the first thing you think might be, “Whoa, this must really smell like coffee,” thinking it’s an oversight on my part, and I don’t want you to get hung up on that thought. No. The coffee smell isn’t …

Holiday Card Ornament

Lillyella’s Christmas Card Keepsake Ornament

Nicole from Lillyella posted this tutorial on ScoutieGirl this week, and I knew I had to make one immediately. It’s incredibly easy and quick to make, especially if you have a circle punch on hand… and if you don’t, it’s worth getting one. They come in handy from time to time. Mine is 2″ and it made a nice, big …

The Gingerbird House Project

Presenting the Gingerbirdhouse and the Gingerbird Nook! My friend Jenny and I designed these little non-edible gingerbread decorations for the Michael’s holiday craft contest. (Spoiler alert: We didn’t win.) www.michaelscontest.com/uploads/2958 www.michaelscontest.com/uploads/2962 The house is about 10” tall, but the Nook, which is pictured in the foreground, is only about 2” high. It’s very small, and fits on the Christmas tree! …