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DIY Decorations: Cinnamon & Salt Dough Ornaments

Hello there, ornament enthusiasts! I spent my weekend decorating, shopping and crafting – so I am now officially in the holiday spirit.


And my house not only looks great, but it smells fantastic, too! Every year, my family has a tradition of making salt dough ornaments as gifts. This year, however, I decided to mix things up and to whip up some more rustic, aromatic cinnamon ornaments. Read Post…

DIY Decorations: Candy Cane Crafts

Hot Chocolate DIY Christmas Holidays

Happy Holidays! As you know, I’m all about making my own ornaments and cards this year. So I’m back with more DIY décor to get us all into a festive mood. Next on my list of Must Makes: The candy cane heart.

Candy Cane Hearts DIY Christmas Decorations

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My Thanksgiving Survival Kit

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It’s almost here! Turkey Day, the beginning of the holiday season, is tomorrow.  That means that road trips, overnight guests and dinner party prep begins right now! But before you panic, take a look at a few tricks and tips I’ve come up with – with help from the genius mind of Dan Pashman, of course. Read Post…

3 Tricks to Lower Your Heating Bill


In many parts of the country, winter weather has arrived! Time to pull on a sweater, pull out the warm blankets and cozy up your home. Unfortunately, it’s also time for our heating bills to rise. But don’t worry – I’ve got a few tricks up my (long) sleeves. Check out these tips to see how low your heating costs might go this year. Read Post…

DIY Dip Dye Holiday Cards

The holidays are coming! The holidays are coming! Thanksgiving approaches! But there’s no need to panic. There is still plenty of time to set yourself up for success this season. A great way to do that? Get a jumpstart on your holiday cards.

I’ve been creating my own homemade invitations for weddings, parties and birthdays using one of my favorite techniques – the dip dye. So this year I thought, why not make my holiday cards, this way too? Above, you’ll see one of my mini masterpieces. To find out how to create your own dip dye stationary, check out my video hereIn this case I was making wedding invitations, but simply switch up your words and your stamp themes and you’re ready to go. Read Post…

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