Friday, December 7, 2012

For the people Santa forgot...

We all have those people on the bottom of our Christmas list. The ones you of course love but don't know if you are close enough to, to be exchanging gifts. These are the same ones that you have no idea what to gift them. I've created a little list here for you guys (you are welcome) of easy do-it-yourself ideas for gifts for those bottom of the list people...And you better hope they don't read this blog, or they will now know they are on the bottom of your Christmas list...again, you are welcome.
 So scroll through, and for directions/more info just click on the link. Anyways, here we go:
Test tube spice heard that right:
I loooovee this idea. You could really get crazy with this too. If the person is not a chef but a crafter, you could do this with glitter/confettis too. 
Chalkboard mugs...I'll take two please.
These are so fun and I love them. Imagine it with some homemade hot cocoa mix inside (maybe inside of a pretty cellophane bag with marshmallows on top) and wrapped with ribbon...too cute.
I love this idea...not only are they cute and literally anyone would love it, but they can be made in advance. Make a few and keep them hidden, just in case you forget someone...Don't lie, we've all been there.
I love this idea, and while the tag (which I also love) plays more into a baby shower/mother's day theme, you could make it work for any celebration...(Because the holidays are stressful...Because even Santa needs to relax).
 Cookie Dough...because everyone loves it..
Love this idea! "Print your favorite cookie recipe and baking instructions on white paper or vellum. Tie it around a frozen log of dough wrapped in parchment for an easy Christmas gift"
Who wouldn't love their own personal pie in a jar, to be taken out of the freezer whenever the craving strikes...
Oh and on a different, but not completely unrelated note, I made these two nights ago:
Two words...Ahh...mazing...So when you realize you forgot me on that list, you can simply send me a plate of these..and I'll be your new best friend...
Welp, that's all I got for ya folks today, because we just purchased Dark Knight Rises, and this lady needs her batman long suckers...

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

I've always loved The me it just means Christmas is near. I would love to use the traditional wooden nutcracker in my home to decorate for Christmas. The problem is I like my Christmas decorations to match the rest of the house. I'm just never going to be one of those people that can put a giant red Santa and brightly colored ornaments everywhere. So when I saw this:
on one of my favorite blogs 4 Men 1 Lady, I knew I had to make my own. I put this photo in the back of my mind, and kind of forgot about it (I know #winning) until I came across these in Dollar Tree:
ya know, the store where everything is $1...meaning this project cost me $2.....yea...
I did a little hair removal and sprayed them gold (surprise, surprise)..
and now I'm in love:
bad phone pic warning...
Yes, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around these parts:

 Now, let's hear from you? Are you a red and green only Christmas decorator? Are you like me and make your decorations match the rest of your home? Any totally crazy schemes out there? I want to know!
I've linked this project up at:
The Country Chic Cottage
Trendy Treehouse Create and Share Wednesdays
Red Head can Decorate Christmas Link Party
Hookin' up with House of Hepworths
So check 'em out...

Monday, December 3, 2012

My Favorite Home Blogs

I love blogs, have for years...especially home design blogs...Here are a few of my favorites for your reading pleasure...
Young House can barely discuss home decor blogs without discussing Young House Love..They are like the Oprah of design blogs...Great DIY instructions and they know how to work a budget...
Bower Power Blog...Katie's sense of humor make everyday home tasks way more fun..she has great taste, and once again can work a budget.
Style By Emily Henderson...Design star winner, Emily Henderson (host of Secrets from a Stylist) has great style, and uses vintage almost all the time...Her blog is fun and an easy read..I really think we would be best friends in real life...
6th Street Design School...Kirsten is a Utah based designer and probably has the closest to my style in home design. She mixes fabrics and colors flawlessly, which is the type of designer I aspire to be...
4 Men 1 Lady... Love following her newest renovation. She has great simple and modern style..
The House of Smiths...The Smith family seems to have a very positive attitude towards renovation and home projects, which is always a breath of fresh air.
Teal and Lime...These are my favorite colors in a space too, so of course I clicked immediately with this blog. Great and fun style.
Freckles Chic...She has a really fun take on renovation, a great sense of humor, and an adorable family to boot.
And no, none of these bloggers have any idea who I am, but I feel like we're old friends and I love them nonetheless #onlyslightlycreepy.
How about you? Any favorite home blogs, I missed?
I love discovering new ones, so if you're a home design blogger, leave a comment below, so we can help all of my readers discover their new favorites too!