Archive for December 27, 2016

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DIY: Christmas Gift Wrap

Each year I try to step up my gift wrapping game just a little more. Last year, I began using plain brown packing paper as the base wrap for my presents and dressed them up with fancy ribbon and gift tags. This year, I wanted to take my brown, minimalistic packing paper aesthetic to the next level.   Inspired by Zoella’s gift wrapping ideas blog post from last year, I went ahead and purchased some Christmasy stamps to help personalize...

Recipe: Oreo Snowballs

Every year around the holidays, my mom and I gather up all of our favorite holiday baking recipes and get to work. Since I can remember, it has been a tradition for my mom to make her standard holiday cookies such as: peanut blossoms, peanut clusters, italian cookies, and more. As I have gotten older, I have been able to create and master my own additions to our annual baking recipes. One of my favorite recipes in particular that I...

A New Spin on Cut-Out Cookies

Now, I can’t speak for everyone, but I personally am not the biggest fan of the typical cut-out sugar cookie. As cute as the shapes and decorations may be, I just can’t get past how bland I find the taste of a sugar cookie to be. Therefore, I decided that this year I would find an alternative that would still give me the classic aesthetic of a cut-out cookie with a much better taste. To find this alternative, I obviously...

DIY: Upcycling Starbucks Holiday Cups

  Alright, so we’re all in agreement that the Starbucks red cups are at their cutest this year, right? I hope so because if not – disclaimer – this DIY is not for you. Once I obtained my first red cup of the season, I really couldn’t find it in me to just throw the cup away. Therefore, I came up with a way to simply upcycle the cup. From there, I got two more of the cups with different...