Category Archives: Holidays

8 Thanksgiving Tablescapes for Inspiration

Nov. 15th, 2016

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Creating a Thanksgiving table that represents the vibe and style you want to convey can be creative, fun, and perhaps a touch stress inducing. Hoping the tablescapes below inspire your imagination (you can do some easy and cheap projects!) and ramp up the style in your home.

Color explosiondiy-tapered-candle-holder-5Sugar and Cloth

Semi-edible centerpiece2lgn-7-copyLittle Green Notebook

Ombre adorablenessombrepumpkins_01cOh Happy Day

Dollar Tree solutionspumpkins-pinterest-e1442821544638Up to Date Interiors

Kid friendly and fun
thanksgivingkidstable8Say Yes

DIY touches1_paperpumpkinsMinted

Food and floraltabletop-4Apartment 34

Balloon bonanzadiy-thanksgiving-balloons-11-600x900Studio DIY Tie them down the center of the table, but with strings long enough so you can see the person across from you

Christmas Tree Napkins

Dec. 16th, 2014

Holy adorableness! These Christmas tree napkins make your table decor look super professional and are easy to prepare!

All you need:
Square napkins
Iron / Ironing board
Sewing pins
Scissors
Ribbon (for a bow)

Inspired by Discover0

July 4th Red, White and Blue Popsicles

Jun. 30th, 2014

Watch to see how I make easy 4th of July red, white and blue popsicles. They’re yummy AND healthy AND no artificial ingredients!

Ingredients
2 cups nearly thawed frozen strawberries and/or raspberries
2 cups nearly thawed frozen blueberries
Lemonade
12 Popsicle holders
12 Popsicle sticks

Instructions
1. Blend two cups of nearly thawed frozen strawberries and/or raspberries with a ½ cup lemonade (or enough to make a puree)
2. Fill up popsicle holders slightly less than 1/3 of the way up and put in freezer for 30 minutes
3. Remove popsicles from freezer and add slightly less than 2/3 of the way up with lemonade
4. Put in freezer for 1 ½ hours
5. Blend two cups of nearly thawed frozen blueberries with ½ cup of lemonade (or as enough to make a puree)
6. Remove popsicles from freezer and fill up slightly less than full with blueberry puree
7. Put a popsicle stick in each popsicle, pushing it all the way into the strawberry/raspberry puree
8. Freeze popsicles for 4 hours
9. Enjoy those bad boys and happy 4th of July!

Santa bread

Dec. 13th, 2013

The holidays are here! And it’s time for Ho-Ho-Holiday bread! This adorably cute Christmas bread is actually easy to make and a show stopper at any holiday party. My family devoured this tasty treat only after taking 50 photos of it. It takes about 30 minutes and is well worth every second. Bake, celebrate, enjoy!

Here’s what it will look like!
photo

Ingredients
Dough (see below for link to dough recipe I used)
2 egg yolks
Red food coloring

Directions:
1. Shape half the dough into a triangle shape on a floured surface and set aside.
2. With half the remaining dough, create a flat half circle (or watermelon slice as I refer to it in the video).
3. With dough scissors or a pizza cutter cut 1/2 inch strips starting at the bottom of the circle up to 1/2 inch away from the straight edge. This is the beginning of the world’s cutest Santa beard.
4. Lay the beard on top of the bottom of the elongated triangle.
5. Twist beard hairs to make them more beard-like.
6. Use a palmful of dough to make a mustache.
7. Make a small ball for his cute nose.
8. Folder over the tip of the triangle (his hat) and add a big ball of dough at the end.
9. Add a flat straight piece of dough for the brim of the hat (tuck edge under the Santa head).
10. Add to raisins for eyes.
11. Take one plain egg yolk and coat all parts of the Santa that will be uncolored (beard, face, ball of the hat).
12. Take one egg yolk mixed with red food coloring and paint the hat, cheeks, and nose.
13. Cover bread loaf with foil and bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-12 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

Dough recipe: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/golden-santa-bread