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...

typography popcorn bags

In the midst of all the holiday fun, we had an extra special weekend celebrating the twins 5th birthday with popcorn bags! With inches of snow falling, we were so happy to have a house packed...

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...

15 ways to wrap a present

Over the last couple years I’ve shared so many wrapping projects here (almost 80!). I can’t seem to help myself – I just LOVE giving a gift that has been thoughtfully wrapped. A great wrapping job...

holiday hoopla giveaway with minted!

(Ed note: This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Mallory for winning our holiday hoopla package.) Have you seen the new holiday goodies at Minted yet? Minted has been one of my favorite companies for a...

a grill gift for my guys

Buying for the guys in my life is always a challenge. I often get stuck just thinking about what would be the perfect gift for them. This year though, the problem is solved! The Home Depot...

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...

my secret holiday decorating trick

Ever since I was newly married I’ve had a slight obsession with red. I’ve owned a red dinning table, painted a living room wall red, and I still use a pretty set of red dishes daily....

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...

miniature marquee tree garland

This week is one of my favorites of the year. Not only do we get to celebrate Thanksgiving, but the very next day we have a family tradition of going out to grab our big Christmas...