Category Archives: Christmas

3 effortless tips for holiday parties

I love throwing holiday parties, but always seem to end up rushed this time of year. To allow for my dreams of revelry to come true, I’ve found a few simple tricks for making a holiday...

painted block candleholders kit

I am super excited to announce the collaboration A Subtle Revelry is doing this holiday season with Brit to make our DIYing even easier! I designed this painted block candleholders kit that will make the table beautiful...

jingle chime garland

You guys… We turned on the Christmas music this weekend! I just couldn’t wait any longer The season is coming and, although I still have a few Thanksgiving goodies to share, I am definitely ready to...

raw fruit layer cake

Tis’ the season for pies, cakes and sweets! Sometimes the insanity of all the goodies we eat over the next 6 weeks starts to add up. So why not serve up something healthy for a change!?!...

colorful party garland and paper trees

Nothing beats a festive strand of party bunting. No matter what the holiday is… colorful bunting is always the right answer! Bunting, combined with a simple scene of white tress and peppermint striped straws, makes for...

paper trees advent countdown

Can you believe it is time to start thinking about advent already!?! In just a couple weeks the season will begin and the countdown will be on. These festive tree boxes are a fun way to...

vintage ornament wrapping

Happy November! I am really excited about this coming couple months. Turkeys, pies, trees… bliss! I love the holidays and am thrilled to be jumping into a season of festive fun with you. Here’s a quick idea...

sharpie traced dish towels

Some things never change in the history of my family – like handmade Christmas presents from the kids, grandma’s love for artwork, and enjoying a glass of milk during after school snack. It’s no wonder the...

three last minute holiday ideas

Merry Joyful Happy Christmas. This holiday is a huge one for our family and we will be taking a couple days off to celebrate and enjoy it together. I’ll be instagraming and pinning when I have...

wooden ball candlesticks

One of my favorite ways to decorate for the holidays is with candles. The simple shapes and gorgeous light they bring makes any room a place to gather this season. I also adore that a room...

christmas character cookies

I’d like to dub the week before Christmas – “Annual Cookie Week!” It seems that about this time every year we begin to indulge in those little guys. Plates start showing up at the office, school...

best holiday baking recipes

This weekend we are planning to bake like there’s no tomorrow! It’s the time of year when all my favorite flavors come out, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to jump into making cookies, sugared cranberries,...

how to take great photos under holiday lights

Tis’ the season for parties, twinkling white lights, disco balls, and snap… snap… snap… photos everywhere! Make sure the photos you take, and the ones you are in this season, come out looking splendid and bright;...

colorful pizelle cake

One of my favorite things about the holidays growing up was making the trek back to New York every year to visit our very large, very Italian family. No matter what else was happening, my grandma...

mod and merry christmas decor

Bright and modern Christmas decor has definitely been a favorite in our house this year. When Blush and Whim sent over this colorful Christmas table, I was immediately drawn to it – and not just because...

christmas salsa wreaths

One of the joys of the holiday season is gathering with our friends and family. It also means that I am often looking for something quick to bring over, or to put out, while we wait...

patterned rope tree skirt

Looking for a way to gussy up the tree this year? This patterned rope tree skirt is a great idea for crafting a tree with festive, modern flair. It is sturdy, graphic, and will bring a...

bright bow stockings

Lining the mantel in bright bowed stockings makes for a very merry Christmas display. Homemade stockings are an easy way to bring in personalization and your own festive style to the season. They are a simple...

big bow gift toppers

Having a casual gathering of friends during the holiday’s is one of my favorite things to do. Last summer I hosted a craft party and it went so well that I’ve been planning another for Christmas....

winter wonderland cake

Today is our first real winter storm. Not a pretty dusting, but an all out I’m sliding around the road kind of storm. It seems appropriate considering the day, to share with you my new favorite...

post-it note ornaments

There’s not much I love more than easy and homemade this time of year. I am excited to be partnering with the Post-it Brand today to blend a bit of festive vibrant holiday décor with an...

25 free christmas card fonts

Whether you’re a long winded, year update, note writer, or a more simple “merry everything” sender – this time of year is the season for corresponding the old-fashioned way (which I just love!). Add a selection...

a very pompom holiday

I know those of us in the U.S. are dreaming of stuffing and pumpkin pie today, but before we all jump onto planes carrying our stretchy pants along, I HAD to share this with you. StephLovesBen...