Christmas

Cherry Almond Shortbread Cookies

It has been an AGE since I posted a recipe! I love to cook and bake though – I need to start sharing more. And this is the perfect time of year to start! We bake lots of cookies for Christmas – usually during the week before we bake up…

Visiting at Tatertots & Jello!

Wooohooo! Are you starting your Christmas decorating? Me too! I’m working on making some fun new things this year and I’m sharing one of my new projects over at Tatertots and Jello today as part of Jen’s Happy Holidays series! I’d love for you to come over and say hi!

So Excited for New Christmas Decorations!

Do you find yourself in a rut with your Christmas decorations? I got out all my boxes earlier in the week and felt like a lot of the items inside were looking a bit sad. Like, why did I keep that smooshed little pine candle ring? And that little snowman…

Simple Retro Christmas Apron

Are you into your holiday baking yet? I am going to be starting mine this week! I’m so excited! Do you have a special treat that you make every year? We have a couple that are favorites – but we like to change it up every year and try new…

Making Up Some Gift Bags!

Ok here we go. We are almost in Crazy Town. There are 5-ish weeks until Christmas. F.I.V.E. Do you have all your gifts bought/made? Yeah, me neither. And once we get that all done – what about the scariest of all scaries – the wrapping??? I will confess that is my least…

Christmas Traditions: Operation Christmas Child

When our kids were wee little we wanted to establish Holiday traditions for just our family. We had both grown up as part of families that love the holidays and we have great memories of Christmas and the traditions we’ve shared. We wanted our kids to have the same thing….

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Rustic Leaves Gift Tags

Yayyy! It’s our first Workshop Wednesday!! I am soooo excited to be getting a jump start on Christmas this year! The gals participating in Christmas in July are sharing posts blog hop style – so if you’re here from My CreativiT, welcome!! And after you’ve checked out my fun idea,…

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Helping Santa Out!

I don’t know about you – but I think there is a time warp around Christmas. You’re going along fine, with all kinds of ambitious plans to make the most AMAZING handmade gifts for everyone – treats for the neighbors – coffee cozies for the Starbucks girls – And somehow…

Handmade Gifts for 2011!

Ok – so for the sake of keeping it real around here I have to confess. I had grand plans for handmade gifts for Christmas. Apparently – a little too grand for my (family’s) sanity and the amount of time I gave myself. When it came down to the choice between actually buying gifts…

Merry Christmas!!!

Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas from all of us in the FT house! I am so thankful for all of you!! I pray you have a peaceful, happy holiday with your family and friends! ~Bev Luke 2: 1-20 1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that…

Stylish Christmas Deer Silhouette

Are you doing anything at the last-minute? Like me? :) There is no wrapping done here – gifts are not finished - and I may have finished decorating my mantel a  just a couple days ago. Not that I have procrastinated this year or anything. lol!! It’s been fun to make some…

Carved Heart Ornament

I have been having a blast this year making new things for Christmas! I will confess. My ornaments had gotten kind of sad and shabby. And not chic. So I’ve been making some new ones this year to freshen things up! This little ornament is fun and easy to do…

Mittens Ribbon Gift Wrap

So I really am loving all the cute gift wrap ideas Anthro has right now. I made their cute gift tags a few weeks ago – and I’ve had my eye on their sweet Mittens Ribbon too! Here is my version: And here’s Anthro’s: Aren’t they fun? Here’s what you’ll…

Quick Christmas Ideas!

Ok wow – we are getting close!! 17 Days Left till Christmas! Ack!! I am so not ready. Like . . . . really not ready! I can’t show you my list – because, well – it’s a secret. But it’s loooonnnnnng. And those are the things I KNOW I…

Swirled Wire & Chain Ornament

I am loving creating some new ornaments for the tree this year. I’ll confess. Some of mine were pretty sad. Ok. Really sad. It’s been fun to make some fun, unique ornaments to freshen up the tree a bit! Anthro has some really cute ornaments – shocker. So I’ve been…

Linen and Lace Trees

Woohooo! Time to bring on the Christmas Decorations!! Are yours already up? I will confess – I can’t do it. I have to wait until after Thanksgiving. But now it’s time!! I am all ready to set up the trees (I may have 4. Ahem.) Decorate the mantle (Not sure what…

Felt Hot Cocoa Ornament

Can you believe it is Thanksgiving Week already?? Sheesh? Where has the year gone??? :) Most of you know I live in Sunny CA. Winter to us means we might have to occasionally wear shoes that aren’t flip-flops – but probably not. I went to college in Flagstaff, AZ though –…

Anthropologie Knockoff Gift Tags

Anthro Penmanship Gift Tags

Today we’re making Anthro Gift Tags – alternately known as the Easiest. Knockoff. Ever. :) These probably don’t even need a tutorial – but I’m writing one anyway. Cause I like them so much. Here’s my version: Here are the Anthro tags: Cute right? I love how fast these are – I…

Silhouette Advent Calendar

I had so much fun with this project – I can’t wait to show you. :) You’re going to be so shocked. I actually made something with . . . . wait for it  . . .  . Paper!!! I know. Crazy right? It’s was awesome. Silhouette has come out…

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Everything Else – Handmade Gifts 3

So this is the last installment in the Handmade Gifts for Christmas this year! If you’ve missed the first two – click here and here. I made a lot more gifts this year than normal and I had such a great time doing it. Elizabeth inspired me. ;) Though the…