Pretty wrapped packages make everyone happy. Today we’re partnering with Martha Stewart’s line of holiday decor at Home Depot to share two favorite ways to tie a big, oversized holiday bow for all the special gifts this season. Here’s how…
By Assistant Editor Ashley
Whenever we get together for the holidays with family, we always end up staying up late playing games. Sometimes it’s canasta with granny, and sometimes it’s charades with all the adults. I love giving a game to my family for the holidays, so we have something new and fun to try. Here’s a round-up of some popular games out there, perfect for giving and playing!
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We have huge windows in our living room that have been begging me to be decorated for the holidays. So we have two fun projects with them I’m excited to share. First up, these mini window wreaths. Who says wreaths are only on doors or above fire places?
Fresh greenery can be foraged or picked for cheap at your local florist. Today we’re making simple, small window wreaths with them. Here’s how they’re made…
I tend to go pretty neutral on Christmas decor, but every once in a while something in me goes nuts for color and it usually ends up in a rainbow project. Today we’re making some rainbow tree ornaments with felt. You can make these into a garland too! Here’s how…
We’re working on a few projects with Martha Stewart’s line of holiday decor at Home Depot. Today we’re recreating a classic reindeer wreath. You can find their video here on the project, but here is our take on it…
It’s really starting to feel festive around here! Last night we had a village holiday stroll complete with Santa and a little Nutcracker performance at the ballet school. Then we tucked the girls in bed and Henry and I went to a Scrooge play that his cousins were performing in. The advent calendar is ready with treats, toys, and holiday activities all scheduled away for December. The tree is up (we have a traditional one upstairs and a modern white downstairs), and there’s a half eaten chocolate orange in the cupboard. Hoping to get lights on our house this weekend, which feels crazy grown up and I’m totally over thinking the whole thing. Also, if you’re local join me at this wreath workshop in Marin! Hope you’re feeling the holiday spirit too, here are a few links to explore:
Free printable 2017 calendar with such happy patterns
Love these DIY felt trees
The best snow boots (only thing I wear in Tahoe every winter)
Have you seen Brittany’s holiday card line for Hallmark? Love!
Navigating the screen-obsessed kid
Such a cozy sweater
Make gift candles in crock pot?!?
These hand puppets are too sweet
Lastly, this film about Standing Rock is worth watching
(image above from our white trees project earlier this week)
Today, we’re doing another Baking with Toddlers post and making a delicious and gorgeous Christmas dish of Swedish rice pudding with raspberry sauce. It’s sounds fancy, but it’s super easy to make, and a great one to get toddlers involved in! We’re partnering with fairlife ultra-filtered milk for our recipe today.
Edie (okay, and my) favorite thing to play with when the Christmas box gets dusted off every year are all the little Christmas houses, deer, and trees. I’m destined to be one of those older women with a full Christmas village on her mantle. I like the bottle brush trees, but they can be expensive to collect. I love the idea of simple and modern nordic white trees, so we decided to make some out of craft foam and aspen rounds. Craft foam is one of my favorite things to work it. It’s sturdy, easy to cut, smooth, and inexpensive. Here’s how we made these cute little trees to sit on your mantle, a windowsill, or to decorate for a special holiday dinner…
By Assistant Editor Ashley
How’s your holiday shopping going? Have you hit everyone on your list yet? If you’re anything like me, you’ve put off shopping for your parents and in-laws. Here’s a round up of ideas to help check everyone off of your list.
1. shave kit / 2. echo dot / 3. rechargeable headlamp / 4. shoe horn / 5. cord tech case / 6. key tracker / 7. book / 8. sweater / 9. hanging travel kit / 10. toiletry bag / 11. bathrobe / 12. book / 13. candle / 14. jewelry stand / 15. birthstone necklace / 16. jewelry box / 17. slippers / 18. throw blanket / 19. scarf / 20. tote bag
It’s a happy coincidence that Giving Tuesday has fallen on my birthday this year! We’ve collected a few ideas on ways to give back through monetary donations or gifting. Although there are also so many things to get involved with locally as well. Would love to hear your ideas, but here are some of ours…
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Hi there! I'm Liz Stanley. Born and raised a New Yorker I now live in the fairytale city of San Francisco with my husband, son, and baby girl. This lifestyle site is a collection of pretty, creative, and budget-friendly ideas to Say Yes to a more crafty, stylish, and family-focused life. MORE >>>
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