Last Minute D.I.Y. Christmas Gift Ideas

When it comes to gift giving I consider myself to be an expert. I always write out a detailed list of who I am giving a gift to and the specifications of said gift. And while I love the act of planning what gifts I am making and giving, sometimes there are things that fall through the cracks and I find myself in a tricky spot. Fear not, below are some super quick D.I.Y.s that I you can make in no time and everyone is sure to love! WINTER THEMED HAND PAINTED MUG For this little treasure, all you have to…

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Our Upcycled Christmas

I was shocked to hear that, according to the EPA, the volume in household waste in the United States increases 25% in the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day! There is so much waste around this time of year but there doesn’t have to be. That is why this year A and I are making a conscious effort to create a much more eco-friendly Christmas. There were so many ways for us to cut back on spending and wasting, and this is coming from a couple who is only celebrating their second Christmas together and is therefore void of…

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D.I.Y. Holiday Gift Wrap Three Different Ways

As a kid one of my all time favorite things in the world was wrapping gifts, it was right on par with getting new pencils and binders at the beginning of the school year. As I have grown older, the magic I find in wrapping has not faded, in fact some might argue that it has even gotten worse! I spent most of the other weekend practicing different wrapping techniques, and I thought that I would share my three favorites with you guys! Read on for some wrapping ideas that are on point this holiday season! RUSTIC For a rustic…

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Holiday Gift Guides for Everyone you Know with Etsy

 When it comes to the holidays, there are so many wonderful gift options out there for the people you love. Basically every commercial and billboard is screaming at you to buy this or that, but few options out there do anything more than support large commercial chains. I have nothing against large corporations, but the holidays are about giving back right? So why not give back by helping to support small artists trying to earn a living on Etsy! As an Etsy shop owner I can tell you that few things bring me as great a joy as when I…

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Your Holiday Season Calorie Chart

We all know how hard keeping our health in check can be during the holiday season. Between office parties, cookie exchanges and eating Christmas candy and irish coffee for breakfast, the holidays are bound to be a bit of a calorie pitfall. To be honest, this time comes only once a year and I personally believe it is OK to indulge yourself a bit, but in case you want a reference point I created the below chart so we don’t forget how many calories can be concealed in such tiny, tasty holiday treats! Also don’t forget that alcohol is a…

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