Dec
08

20 Favorite Ornaments

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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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Dec
05

Happy Alcoholidays!

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The holidays can be tough, not on everyone but certainly for us introverts out there. And while proper amounts of imbibing and etiquette are preferred, alcohol can definitely be the social lubrication necessary to get through all of those get togethers from November through January. Here’s a slew that I’ve bookmarked for this winter. (See also: Alcoholidays 2011, Alcoholidays 2012, Alcoholidays 2013)

 

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Slow Cooker Cranberry Wassail

Spiked Pumpkin Horchata

Sour Green Apple Margarita

Vanilla Vodka Chai Tea

Spiced Apple Old Fashioned

 

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Frosted Gingerbread Martini

Pumpkin Apple Spiced Sangria

Sugar n Spice White Russian

Homemade Eggnog

Bourbon Cranberry Shrub

 

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Cider Punch

Cranberry Orange Dark and Stormy

Apple Cider Bourbon Punch

Pomegranate Gin Tonic

Hot Buttered Rum

 

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Rosemary Maple Bourbon Sour

Spiced Apple Margaritas

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Gingerbread White Russian

Maple Daiquiri

Spiced Cranberry Orange Fizz

 

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Grapefruit Pomegranate Punch

Sage Ginger Prosecco Cocktail

Hard Cider Sangria

The Mid-Winter Margarita

Cranberry-Apple Cider Punch

Cranberry Margarita

 

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Milk Punch

Roasted Vanilla Grapefruit Mimosas

Gingerbread Toddy

Cranberry Orange Bourbon

Apple Cider Rum Old-Fashioned

Pear Moscow Mule

Dec
04

2015 Calendars: Part 5

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Twenty Fifteen Calendar (download) by Cocorina // The ‘Be List’ 2015 Calendar by fig. 2 design //
2015 Stones Wall Calendar by Prismatic Print Shop // 2015 Astrology Wall Calendar by Prismatic Print Shop

 

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2015 Shapes Wall Calendar by Dozi // Hip Hop Hooray 2015 Charity Calendar by Ask Alice //
2015 New Zealand Birds Calendar
by The Paperboard Society
// Planets 2015 Calendar by Meg Bentley

 

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Donuts of the Bay Area 2015 Calendar by Donut Galleria // Wall Calendar 2015 by Karolin Schnoor //
2015 Calendar by Klaus // Signature 2015 Wall Calendar by Artifact Uprising

Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 3 // Part 4

Dec
03

Holiday Cards – Part 2

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Bear Winter by Little Otsu // Comfy & Cozy by Elum // Reindeer Games by Wit & Whistle //
Yule Log by Nane Press // Santa Claus by Isabell’s Umbrella

 

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Sounding Joy by Shanna Murray // Pa Rum Pum Pum Pum by Mr. Boddington’s Studio //
Constellation by Nane Press // Merry Christmas Stars by StudioSarah // Pine Scent by Everlovin’ Press

Part 1

Dec
02

Clean Stockings

Are stockings a holiday tradition in your family? In my home growing up I had one that I swear was nearly as tall as I was. I could stand in the thing. It always hung in the same spot (on a closet door) and was one of the best parts of Christmas morning. We also had them at my grandparents’ house until several years ago when the whole lot just disappeared. Stockings are still one of my favorite traditions during the holidays, so I rounded up a few that I’d love to hang on my mantle this December.

 

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ROW 1: Vintage Linen Stocking // Hand Knit White & Red Fairytale Stripes Stocking // Snowy White and Grey Felt Christmas Stocking    ROW 2: Sweaterknit Stocking // Swedish Dala Horse Christmas Stocking    ROW 3: Hand Knit White and Red Christmas Stockings // Zigzag Stocking // Cable Knit Christmas Stocking    ROW 4: Monochrome Custom Christmas Stocking // Hand Knit Grey and White Christmas Stockings // Meri ‘Kutoa’ Handmade Stocking

Nov
26

2015 Calendars: Part 4

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2015 Letterpress Calendar by 1 Canoe 2 // TYPE 2015 Letterpress Calendar by iSkelter // 2015 Retro Fruit + Vegetable Calendar by Loopz Art // New York Architecture 2015 Calendar by Hello Small World

 

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Twelve Tables 2015 Calendar by Little Low // 2015 BEER/FOOD Calendar by redcruiser // 2015 Cat Desk Calendar by Gingiber // 2015 Sand Wall Calendar by Rationale Design

 

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2015 Calendar Poster Print by Yumalum // FolkFlora Wall Calendar 2015 by Durido // City Illustrations Calendar 2015 by Tessa Galloway // 2015 Calendar by Shanna Murray

Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 3

Nov
24

Ramen 10 Ways

I’m a soup fiend when cold weather comes to town, and I’m always looking for the next one to try (these are my favorite two!). This winter I’m planning on doing a little experimentation with ramen and I’ve bookmarked these ten recipes as my starting point. Have you ever made it other than straight out of the package? Me neither.

 

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All photos copyright of their respective sites unless otherwise noted.

Nov
20

2015 Calendars: Part 3

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Imaginary Travels 2015 Calendar by Kirsten Sims // 2015 Calendar by SNUG.TOYBLOCKS // 2015 Calendar by Leah Duncan // Standing 2015 Desk Calendar by Ditto Ditto

 

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Jaunty Animals 2015 Calendar by Hello Small World // The National Parks 2015 Calendar by Sarah Vaughan // MMXV Gold Foil 2015 Calendar by Chelsey Dyer // Frankie Calendar 2015 by Frankie Press

 

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Kukkuu 2015 Wall Calendar by Marimekko // Mark’s 2015 Notebook Calendar by Omoi Zakka Shop // 2015 Calendar by Jeanetta Gonzales // Modern Calligraphy 2015 Calendar by Bloom Letterpress

Part 1 // Part 2

Nov
13

2015 Calendars: Part 2

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2015 Ferme Calendar by Ferme a Papier // 2015 Minimalist Wall Calendar by ReStyle Graphic // 2015 Hand-Lettered Wall Calendar by Stationery Bakery // Flower Laser Cut Desk Calendar by Avie Designs

 

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2015 Colors Wall Calendar by Dozi // Woodland Creatures 2015 Calendar by Carol Farrell // 2015 Fortune Cookie Calendar by Messy Bed Studio // 2015 Buildings of New York Calendar by mmmMAR

 

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2015 Prisms Calendar by Julia Kostreva // 2015 Calendar by Kristina Krogh // Pickles 2015 Calendar by Darling Clementine // Cats Let Nothing Darken Their Roar 2015 Calendar

Nov
10

12 November DIYs

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