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DIY Valentine’s Day Decor

In my normal, everyday life, I am not a big fan of the color pink. I never was a child, and even though I have my own girl now…I still can’t get into it. The one holiday where I will allow for pink, frilly stuff all over my house is Valentine’s Day. Because you just can’t celebrate Valentine’s day without pink and red being mixed in there somewhere.

Here are some simple DIY decor ideas that will get your house Valentine-ready in no time!

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New Years Eve Ideas

Goodbye 2013, and hello 2014! Tonight, we will share our resolutions, eat all the sweets we can find before our diets start tomorrow, and toast each other to a happy and healthy new year. Some of us will throw parties, and some of us will cuddle up on the couch with our family to watch the ball drop.

Regardless of how we celebrate, every one of us will be ringing in the new year. If you are still looking for some fun ways to celebrate the new year, here they are!

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DIY New Years Eve

New Years Eve has always been one of my favorite holidays. Before I had my baby, it was because I could do all the partying I wanted and then miraculously on January 1st, I would instantly become motivated. I would work out more and eat less junk food. I would meditate more and shop less. I would swear off drinking and partying. This usually lasted a few weeks and then it was back to normal.

Even after my baby, New Years is still one of my favorites. We all change from our fancy clothes to our pajamas and we cuddle up on the couch to watch the countdown. Some of us will fall asleep (ok, probably all of us) and we will jump when we hear the ball drop. We will eat sandwiches and will toast with cider instead of champagne. The next day, we will all meet at the bookstore to pick up our new books for the year – a tradition my boyfriend’s family has held since he was a little, and have now invited me to join.

In case you are hoping that your New Years Eve will be a little more eventful than mine, I have a few great party ideas to share.

Decor:

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Handmade Holidays: Christmas Craft, Recipe and Gift!

So how are your handmade holidays coming along? I’ve got almost all of my gifts done, and I’ve decided what to make for my Christmas celebrations – gingerbread cupcakes! Sounds delicious, right? In case you are in need of some last-minute holiday craft, recipe and gift ideas for this weekend…we are here to help you out!

Photo from The Lovely Cupboard

Photo from The Lovely Cupboard

Heather from The Lovely Cupboard created a holiday canvas lightscape by painting on plain white canvases and and poking Christmas lights through the back of the canvas, which she was inspired to do from Apartment Therapy. All you need to do is pencil dots on the back of the canvas and press an awl through the hole to make space for the lights. Secure each light with craft glue and your beautiful lightscape is ready! See more of her beautiful and festive mantle by clicking on the above photo or the link for The Lovely Cupboard.

Photo from Food Babbles

Photo from Food Babbles

Kate shared this Copycat Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark recipe on her Food Babbles, and it looks so delicious! I have to admit, I’ve never experienced the wonderfulness that is the Williams Sonoma peppermint bark, so I don’t really have anything to base this off of – but I definitely want to give this recipe a try! You can check out this recipe and more by clicking on the link or the photo above.

And what’s better than an ornament as a gift? One that you can consume, of course!

Photo from creme de la crumb

Photo from creme de la crumb

This peppermint cocoa ornament is super cute and fun, and Tiffany from creme de la crumb says that it only took her one hour to assemble. You will need all the ingredients for the mocha, a clear ornament like this and a funnel. Removing the ingredients is simple – just open the ornament up and pour it out! You could also do this with dry cookie mix and even write a cookie recipe on the ornament! Get the full tutorial by clicking on the link and photo above.

Do you have a favorite handmade Christmas craft, recipe and gift? Share the link in the comments and on our Facebook!

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Homemade Holidays: Christmas Craft, Recipe and Gift!

With Christmas just a little under two weeks away, there is still some time to make a beautiful homemade Christmas craft, recipe and gift (but not too much time). I was able to find some projects that are relatively quick and painless, and will knock the (homemade) socks off your family!

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Homemade Holidays: Free Christmas Printable!

Photo from The Paper Mama

Photo from The Paper Mama

Santa Coloring PageĀ from The Paper Mama – You can download this FREE Santa Coloring Page over at The Paper Mama. You can also find more Homemade Holiday inspiration with her 50 DIY Days of Christmas.

Do you have a free Christmas printable to share? Post a link in the comments and on our Facebook!

 

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Homemade Holidays: Christmas Craft, Recipe and Gift!

Hello friends! If you are reading this, I can safely assume that you survived Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday – hopefully without losing any appendages! Can you believe there is a little less than three weeks until Christmas – the holiday the crafting world has been gearing up for since Halloween came to a close?!

While I did have to do a little shopping, I’ve decided to make most of my presents by hand! Mostly because I love to craft, and a little because that’s what my budget demands (ok, maybe it’s the other way around). Starting today, I will be sharing a Christmas craft, recipe and gift for you to make at home for the next couple weeks. So let’s get started!

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Homemade Holidays: Thanksgiving Recipe, Decor and Craft

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is tomorrow?! Where has the time gone? Judging by all the texts going on between my family members, none of us are really prepared! If you are still wondering what you’re going to make/take to your Thanksgiving dinner…here are are a few options!

Recipe:

Photo from Cherished Bliss

Photo from Cherished Bliss

This recipe from Cherished Bliss looks rather harmless as it only has four ingredients, and I imagine it tastes a lot better than that canned stuff! It only takes about 15 minutes to make, so if you are hosting the dinner, do it about an hour before everyone gets there so it has some time to cool down. If you are a guest this year, it would be a perfect present to bring the host(ess). Cherished Bliss is a food and craft blog, and they have a lot of fun recipes and DIY crafts to check out!

Decor:

Photo from Design*Sponge

Photo from Design*Sponge

This is a simple DIY from Design*Sponge and all you need is some marbled paper, an empty paper towel roll, some mod podge and Krylon Crystal Clear spray! If you are fancy and have cloth napkins at your Thanksgiving dinner, these will be the perfect addition. I have followed Grace Bonney and Design*Sponge for a while, and I have to say that I want to do every DIY I see on there. She also has a budget and difficulty indicator!

Craft:

Photo from Spark & Chemistry

Photo from Spark & Chemistry

Have some mini pumpkins lying around from Halloween? This easy and cute kiddo DIY from Spark and Chemistry will keep your little one(s) entertained while you get everything ready! Just try to do it before their shower so you can clean off the permanent marker! These will be cute to have around your house, or to give to the host(ess) as a Thank You gift for hosting! Spark and Chemistry is a diy blog with lots of good style, craft and party inspiration to share!

Do you have any last minute Thanksgiving decor, recipes and crafts you want to share? Post in the comments and share with us on Facebook! Amanda Branham is a stay-at-home mom who also blogs about her adventures in domestication at from house parties to housewife.

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Homemade Holidays: Thanksgiving Recipe, Decor and Craft!

With Thanksgiving just around the corner – it’s literally less than a week away – it’s the perfect time to share a DIY Thanksgiving recipe, decor and craft to get some ideas flowing on hosting your Thanksgiving dinner! Even if you’re not hosting, these are perfect ideas that you could easily take to surprise the host/ess!

Recipe:

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