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...

new year’s eve party hacks

Every year I’ve wanted to throw a Christmas party, but my ideals always get lost in the midst of the twins birthday, cookie making, and present buying – so this year we’ve decided to throw a...

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,...

celebrating awesomeness

I did not plan to write this post. I have big intentions of starting back up the blogging series next year, but this post could not wait. This week, I was exhausted from the month of...

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;...

post-it note ornament giveaway

I had so much fun making my stash of Post-it Note ornaments last week. See the full tutorial for these bright, whimsical additions to our tree right here. I quickly placed them on one of our...

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...