ROW 1: Leprechaun Mojito // Baileys Irish Cream Cookies // Cucumber Margarita ROW 2: Homemade Irish Cream Liqueur // Boozy Shamrock Shakes // Chocolate Guinness Cake with Whiskey Caramel ROW 3: 3D Shamrocks // DIY Shamrock Honeycombs ROW 4: Drunken Grasshopper Fudge // Easy Corned Beef and Cabbage // Green Sangria ROW 5: Irish Soda Bread // Garden Path Wrap // Printable DIY Rainbow Boxes ROW 6: DIY Shamrock Streamers // St. Patrick’s Day Cups // Shamrock Wreath
01/ Record + send a digital copy of your heartbeat with Re:Beat.
02/ Typographic lovely little lies – Daily Dishonesty.
03/ Beautiful frozen trees on the shore of Lake Ontario.
04/ Check out the Tea Cup SlingsHOT!
05/ Swooshy, swoopy toilet paper art.
06/ Illustrated Wes Anderson valentines.
07/ Mother + Daughter – a posing/dressing alike series.
08/ Classic food pairings literally bound together.
09/ An adopted 13 year old sits for newborn photos.
10/ The prettiest Prize Ribbon Kit.
I don’t care what anyone says, homemade gifts are always some of the best. (Especially when prettily packaged!) During the holidays I think it’s nice to have a little special something for those people you wouldn’t necessarily buy a gift for but are still thinking about. Here are a few of my favorites this December.
Clockwise from top left: Maple Hot Cocoa from Not Without Salt // Cinnamon Cardamom Honey from Reading My Tea Leaves // Boozy Bacon Jam from Spoon Fork Bacon // Meyer Lemon – Orange Bitters from Whole Living // Vanilla Caramel Liquer from Sabrina Sue // Infused Simple Syrups from DIY Network // Homemade Extracts from Spoon Fork Bacon // Lavender Syrup from What Katie Made
I’ve always, always wanted a subscription to the Fruit of the Month club for Christmas. Seriously. Well, New York Mouth takes that wish of mine and dips it in gold and throws some diamond dust on top for good measure. Hand-crafted, small-batch, indie foods from New York packaged all pretty like and delivered to your (or the lucky gift recipient’s) door. Their monthly subscriptions are my favorite, but you can also purchase a la carte. YUM.
01/ Loving these driftwood horse sculptures.
02/ How to stock the perfect winter pantry.
03/ I never finish a bottle of nail polish, DOSE minis are perfect.
04/ I wish I had a big mug of this lavender hot chocolate in front of my right now.
05/ Lollipops in grownup flavors.
06/ It’s a little late, but you can still make a DIY Beer Advent Calendar.
07/ Oh my gosh, I want to hide a gift in this confetti surprise jar so bad!
08/ This Is a Memory, audio recordings of strangers’ memories.
09/ I’ll be eating more of these now that I know how to easily seed a pomegranate!
10/ Beautiful macro photos of snowflakes and ice structures.
When artists use their talents to give back I swear my heart grows three sizes. Hannah Rowlands is using hers to support Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and the animals who are there waiting for their forever homes. For £12 (about $19.50 US) Hannah will draw a custom portrait of your dog and donate £10 of the proceeds. She’s accepting order requests until December, the perfect gift for a dog lover! (via Creature Comforts)
I’m all over this idea of gifting a family cookbook. All over it. Anjali gave hers out as favors at her wedding, but I’m picturing a book full of my family’s favorite holiday recipes. Everything from main courses to cookies to the breakfast casserole we’ve eaten every Christmas morning for as long as I can remember. In fact, I think I’ll get started after the New Year of designing separate ones for both my dad’s and mom’s sides of the family. (via the kitchn)
PHOTO: Gabriela Da Costa
01/ a papercraft nativity set to print and assemble
02/ the most attractive way to store firewood – ever
03/ I like big buns and I cannot lie
04/ this paper tree looks so fun
05/ gorgeous agate windows
06/ magic beans to keep your coffee warm longer!
07/ great gift idea for a cook
08/ make hot cocoa ornaments
PHOTO: Abby Trys Again
01/ I love this Charlie Brown wreath made from tree trimmings
02/ super well-designed pop-up trash + recycling bins
03/ I had no clue disposable loaf pans existed, perfect for gifting
04/ the most insane ornaments + trimmings roundup
05/ learn how to make the perfect omelette in a baggie
06/ Mountain Dew + Dorito cupcakes, whoa
07/ pretty field of light blossoms
08/ make these paper gem tree ornaments
09/ love these revamped Virginia Woolf bookcovers
10/ the storybook fantasies of Dara Scully
11/ 14 charity gift sites, add one to your list
I’m all kinds of in love with the notion behind Turntable Kitchen. Music! Cooking! Vinyl! Recipes!
San Francisco couple Kasey and Matthew started connecting good and music on their site with hand-selected recipes and musical pairing, and recently they began offering up a Pairings Box. It’s a curated food and music discovery experience delivered to your door, you can either order by the month or subscribe. Fab concept, no? My favorite part is that the music shows up on vinyl. Maybe, just maybe, this is the perfect gift for the foodie/music lover in your life.
PS: Don’t miss their backlog of stellar mixtapes!