Yearly Archives: 2011

Take a break from holiday stress: Girls Night Out! (& Giveaway!)

girls night out
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We all know how it is this time of year… we get so busy with shopping & family & busy schedules.… [ KEEP READING ]

Pop Rocks Fireworks Cookies

Pop Rocks Fireworks Cookies
Check out these Pop Rock Fireworks cookies — Cakespy did these up for the fourth of July, but they would be equally fun for New Years eve, or any other time you’d like a cookie to explode in your mouth!
Like a summer blockbuster movie, these cookies are chock full of explosions: they’re both infused and garnished liberally with Pop Rocks.
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How to: B&W wood photo ornaments and keepsake gift tags!

I recently did a guest post on the FedEx Out of Office blog, with a tutorial on making personalized wooden ornaments and gift tags from photocopies of your photos and drawings. It’s pretty cool, go check it out: Personalized Black & White Wood Ornaments for all the step by steps. It’s a really neat technique that just uses acrylic gel medium from the art store– no toxic chemicals or anything like that. … [ KEEP READING ]

How to throw a White Elephant Party

How to throw a White Elephant Party
Update: We had a homemade eggnog tasting at the party, and it was fun and yummy! I documented How to Make Eggnog here. Also, a few pics from the party are here! After my big Halloween Parties, my next favorite party to throw is a White Elephant gift exchange party.… [ KEEP READING ]

From Snow Globes to Card Art: 7 Simple DIY Holiday Decor Ideas

(thanks Jessica for this lovely guest post! -ed) Whether we like it or not, the colder months are officially upon us and the holidays are just around the corner.  Using items you already have around, transforming your home into a warm and welcoming place is easier than you ever imagined. These quick and simple tips for do-it-yourself decorations will have you sitting back and relaxing with a hot cup of cocoa in no time at all!… [ KEEP READING ]

DIY Cupcake Ornament tutorial (+ more ornament links!)

DIY Cupcake Ornament tutorial (+ more ornament links!)
Check out this oh so cute Cupcake Ornament tutorial by Diana Evans… love it! And the tutorial itself is just plain adorable… all illustrated with Diana’s adorable drawings. In fact, I think this tutorial would make a lovely “Do it yourself” kit for Xmas presents. Buy the supplies, print the tutorial, and package it all up nicely for someone who’d love a DIY craft gift!… [ KEEP READING ]