Jan
21

14 Valentines

How is it possible that Valentine’s Day is only two weeks away??? It’s the one holiday that sneaks up on me every single year. While I’m currently playing the singles game I still love to pull together something sweet for friends and loved ones – because who says that Valentine’s Day has to be purely about hearts-coming-out-of-your-eyes love? Here are fourteen valentines for you to share with both your lovah and your loved ones.

 

Valentines-1-Design-Crush

Dictionarty Card by Easy, Tiger // Let’s Make Out by Little Arrow Studio // Happy Valentine’s Day by LH Calligraphy // Love You More by Richie Design // Main Squeeze by Hello! Lucky

 

Valentines-2-Design-Crush

Mouth On Mouth by Near Modern Disaster // Nostalgic Calligraphy Set by Lindsey Bee // Ombre Love by Anemone Letterpress // Love by In Haus Press // Peach Scratch Card by Perfectly Put Together

 

Valentines-3-Design-Crush

You Make My Heart Beat Faster by Happy Cactus Designs // V.Day Meh by Farewell Paperie // Love is for Fools by Ladyfingers Letterpress // You hate pants and so do I by Sad Shop

Jan
15

Moscow Mules 10 Ways

One of my only goals for the new year is to perfect a kickass Moscow mule, the classic is new(ish) to me and it’s quickly become one of my favorite cocktails. They just go down so smooth and the shiny copper mugs make drinking one all the more fun. I’ll keep you all posted with my progress, but for now here are ten variations that I’d love to try while doing my own (ahem) research and here are some of the best ginger beers to use.

 

BLUEBERRY-MOSCOW-MULE-Sugar-and-Charm-Design-Crush

GARDEN-MULE-Something-New-For-Dinner-Design-Crush

GINGERBERRY--MOSCOW-MULE-The-Balanced-Berry-Design-Crush

GRAPEFRUIT–ROSEMARY-MULE-Something-New-For-Dinner-Design-Crush

HARD-APPLE-CIDER-MULE-Averie-Cooks-Design-Crush

HOLIDAY-MULE-Home-Sweet-Jones-Design-Crush

ORANGE-MOSCOW-MULE-Something-New-For-Dinner-Design-Crush

PEACH-BASIL--MOSCOW-MULE-Little-Leopard-Book-Design-Crush

PEAR-MOSCOW-MULE-Anthropologie-Design-Crush

POMEGRANATE-MOSCOW-MULE-A-Zesty-Bite-Design-Crush

Click on each image to go to the recipe.
All photos copyright of their respective sites unless otherwise noted.

Dec
30

Camp Blankets

I’ve been taking full advantage of the lower temperatures each evening and curling up under a blanket with Bebe as I finish up work for the day. (The fact that dogs are essentially electric blankets is totally underrated in this day and age.) I’m also looking for a good reason to tote my heaviest camp blanket outdoors to either enjoy a hot beverage in the backyard or hang out around a campfire. And while I’m all stocked up, here are eight camp blankets I’ve got my eye on.

 

camp-blankets-Design-Crush

ROW 1: Modern Scout Throw // Civil War-Style Wool Blanket // Derailed Eco Throw
ROW 2: Black Kantha Quilt // Vintage Throw    ROW 3: Antique Buchanan Tartan Cashmere Blanket //
Signal Stripe Throw // Mega Knit

 

Dec
18

Cinnamon Rolls 10 Ways

Cinnamon rolls are the definition of holiday breakfasts to me. Maybe it has to do with my aunt, who used to always make a fresh batch for Christmas mornings (which reminds me – I need her recipe!). There’s just something so satisfyingly indulgent and comforting about peeling one apart layer by layer and unleashing all of that delicious gooeyness. I’m drooling now, so I think it’s best I just send you the way of these ten amazing recipes…

 

APPLE-CIDER

 

CARROT-CAKE-CINNAMON-ROLLS-bethcakes-Design-Crush

 

INDIVIDUAL-CINNAMON-BUNS-with-BERRY-GLAZE-tartlet-sweets-Design-Crush

 

PISTACHIO,-ORANGE,-AND-DARK-CHOCOLATE-CINNAMON-ROLLS-Joy-the-Baker-Design-Crush

 

SWEET-POTATO-MARSHMALLOW-CINNAMON-ROLLS-Girl-Versus-Dough-Design-Crush

 

APPLE-CINNAMON-ROLLS-Flourishing-Foodie-Design-Crush

 

CHAI-SPICED-ROLLS-with-CINNAMON-GLAZE-spicy-ice-cream-Design-Crush

 

PEACH-COBBLER-CINNAMON-ROLLS-Joy-the-Baker-Design-Crush

 

PUMPKIN-PIE-CINNAMON-ROLLS-diethood-Design-Crush

 

VEGAN-CINNAMON-BUNS-with-CHOCOLATE-+-FIGS-Baked-the-blog-Design-Crush

Click on each image to go to the recipe.
All photos copyright of their respective sites unless otherwise noted.

Dec
17

2015 Calendars, Part 7

2015-Calendars-pt7-1-Design-Crush

Typodarium 2015 by Slanted // 2015 Botanical Calendar by Stationery Bakery //
2015 Calendar of Silly Holidays by Dirty Bandits // 2015 Lunar Calendar by The Far Woods

 

2015-Calendars-pt7-2-Design-Crush

2015 Linear Calendar by unfiber // 2015 Typography Calendar by Studio Hinrichs //
Calendar To-Do list Pad 2015 by Ryan McGinness // The Circular Calendar 2015

 

2015-Calendars-pt7-3-Design-Crush

Color Swatch Calendar 2015 by Vonfreyhold // Moon Fig 1 2015 Calendar by Hammerpress //
Perforated Calendar 2015 by HAY // Vertical Calendar by MAKE Collaboration

Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 3 // Part 4 // Part 5 // Part 6

Dec
16

Holiday Cards – Part 4

Holiday-Cards-pt4-1-Design-Crush

Shiny New Year by The Good Twin Co. // Bright Year by Parrott Design Studio //
Stuff It by Farewell Paperie // Jingle All the Way by Steel Petal Press

 

Holiday-Cards-pt4-2-Design-Crush

Season’s Greetings by Skipping Fox // Happiness & Love by The Yellow Note //
Color Swatch Tree by Fierce Mally // A Cozy Cup by Fierce Mally

 

Holiday-Cards-pt4-3-Design-Crush

Peace Pie & Coffee by Moglea // Merry Little Christmas by Thimblepress // Ho Ho Ho by Big Jon //
Trees on 67th Street by Mr. Boddington’s Studio

Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 3

Dec
11

2015 Calendars: Part 6

2015-Calendars-pt6-1-Design-Crush

2015 Wall Calendar by Mr. Boddington’s Studio // 2015 Time Map by People I’ve Loved //
Wildlife 2015 Calendar by Vikki Chu // Gem + Mineral by 2015 Calendar by LEIF

 

2015-Calendars-pt6-2-Design-Crush

2015 Calendar by Jennifer Young Studio X Good on Paper // Stendig Calendar //
2015 Calendar by Tiny Kiwi Prints // 2015 Wall Calendar/Nature by Modern Printed Matter 

 

2015-Calendars-pt6-3-Design-Crush

 Watercolour Birthstone Calendar 2015 by Squirrelly Minds Paper //
The Great Gentlemen Calendar 2015 by Mr. Pike // Dogs of the Year 2015 Calendar by Charlotte Farmer //
2015 Literary Calendar by Obvious State

Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 3 // Part 4 // Part 5

Dec
10

Holiday Cards – Part 3

Holiday-Cards-pt3-1

Happy Holidays by Our Heiday // Holiday Hats by Erin Wallace // Happiest Holidays by Moglea // In Good Spirits by Swiss Cottage Designs // Merry Christmas by Printerette Press

 

Holiday-Cards-pt3-2

Flourish Holiday Card Set by Four Wet Feet // Coppy Merry & Happy by Moglea // Love and Peace by Ink Meets Paper // Jolly Holidays by The Social Type // Warm Holiday Wishes by Our Heiday

Part 1 // Part 2

Dec
10

25 Cookie Swap Recipes

Cookie-Swap-Design-Crush

My Grandma turned 90 this year and has finally agreed to relinquish cookie making duties to me this Christmas. (She’ll still be making her famous-among-hundreds nut rolls, however.) I’ve done a few cookie swaps over the years, and I have to admit they make the cookie task much more interesting. I love trying other peoples’ tried and true family recipes, and I love the variety that comes with a good ‘ol fashioned swap. Do you have a go-to?

 

mandarin orange tea cookies

 

Mandarin orange Tea Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

Mint Slice Cookies

Frosted Spiced Persimmon Cookies with Cranberries and Walnuts

Nutella and Hazelnut Palmiers

 

Frosted Eggnog Cookies

 

Frosted Eggnog Cookies

Orange Ricotta Cookies

Peppermint Butter Cookies

Whipped Shortbread with Molasses Glaze

Brown Sugar Cookies

 

peppermint pattie cookies

 

Peppermint Pattie Cookies

Rum and Eggnog Cookies

White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies with Vanilla Salt

Cherry Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

 

Cranberry Marzipan Cookies

 

Cherry Marzipan Cookies

Gingerbread Donut Cookies

Chai Cookies

French Toast Sugar Cookies

Flourless Hot Cocoa Cookies

 

PUMPKIN PIE COOKIES

Pumpkin Pie Cookies

Citrus Sugar Cookies

Brownie Cookies Dipped in Chocolate and Pretzels

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Allsorts Sugar Cookies

Dec
08

20 Favorite Ornaments

Ornaments-0-Design-Crush

 

I’m not feeling very in the holiday spirit this year, but I’m hoping the tree I’ll be putting up soon will kick in like some sort of Christmas upper and get me there fast. I’ve upgraded from a 6-foot tall tree to a 9-foot since my ceilings in this new place are higher. The curved staircase has this perfect little nook that seems tailor-made for a tree (I’ll be sure and Instagram a photo or ten once it’s decked out). I’ve picked up a few new ornaments to make sure I have enough, and I’m wishing these shiny things below were on that list.

 

Ornaments-1-Design-Crush

Agate Slice Ornament // Gold Balloon Letter Ornament // Geo Drop Ornament //
DIY Ombre Ornaments // Painted Ball Ornaments

 

Ornaments-2-Design-Crush

Mid-Century Paper Ornaments // VINTERMYS Ornaments // Magic Wishbone Ornament //
Marbled Glass Ornament // Raw Crystal Snowflake Ornament

 

Ornaments-3-Design-Crush

DIY Wooden Christmas Ornaments // Ceramic Feather Ornaments //
DIY Modern Colorblock Ornaments // Woody Wagon House Ornament // Glass Honeycomb Ornament

 

Ornaments-4-Design-Crush

Gold-Flecked Feather Ornament // Painted Mirror Ornament Set //
Geological Geode Ornament // Brass Christmas Ornaments // Set of 4 Himmeli Ornaments