Tag: Christmas

Merry Christmas 2016

He appeared and the soul felt its worth.

I wish you a very Merry Christmas. Truly slowing down and enjoying this season is always difficult, as it’s easy to go-go-go. We’ve tried to scale back on things that don’t really matter to us to enjoy the ones we do. (Which meant a pre-cut tree for our home this year – and guess what, it looks great!)

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My Favorite Christmas Cut Out Cookies

“We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup.” – Buddy the Elf
One of my favorite things to do at Christmastime is baking. I love to hunker down in my kitchen with some festive tunes and make a big mess in the process.
Christmas Cutout Cookie Tips

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Having Ourselves a Very (Decorated) Merry Christmas

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Hello there! I’m taking a break from my salted-caramel-eating, ugly-christmas-sweater-making, carol-singing, old-school-christmas-movie-watching, gift-wrapping week to stop in and share our Christmas decorations! The late-Thanksgiving threw me a bit this year, and I am behind on my gift shopping. 😐 Normally I have everything in-order a few weeks in advance, but not this year.

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Easy DIY Cone Christmas Tree

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About once a month my friend hosts a girls craft night at her house. Little does she know I’ve been trying to carve out some more time for keeping crafty (i.e. not spackling walls, sanding down dressers, or painting crown molding) so it’s been a great excuse for me to get back into it. Plus, crafting with friends is more fun.

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Gift Ideas for Graphic Designers (that they might actually use!)

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Most “gift ideas for graphic designers” articles are full of lame gifts. They are either totally kitschy (a CMYK mug! a Pantone brand stapler!) or stereotypical (it’s contemporary! something written in Helvetica!). From one graphic designer for another, here’s a round-up of gifts I would actually use/want.

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Merry jingles are blasting from the iPod. Pumpkins were swiftly swept away and Santa and Mrs. Clause now grace our dining room sideboard. The stockings have been hung by the chimney with care. I’m finally allowing myself to look at Christmas crafts (not one ounce before Thanksgiving is over, it’s my rule).

But before I get all caught up in the season (considering I have already DVRed all the Christmas movies for the next 2 weeks, I think I’m already there), take a look at my holiday tutorials from last year.

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Easy Holiday Brunch Tablescape

 

Looking for a quick and easy placesetting for brunch?

This was the placesetting we (me and my Mom) set up for our Christmas morning pancake brunch.

I made these placecards out of red construction paper and cut out tiny snowflakes from regular white printer paper. Then I just taped them up with plain old scotch tape. Fancy, I know.

Then my Mom added these fun individual pure maple syrup bottles! They were actually originally wedding favors from the wedding of a family friend – too cute!

Add some fun, graphic napkins, bright red plates and an evergreen centerpiece and you are all set!

(I know this is a little late being Christmas-themed and all… but really the general principles are the same.)