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DIY Candles for that Impossible to Buy for Person

We all have peeps on our Christmas list that are HARD to buy for. Whether it’s because you only know them professionally, & not personally like teachers and secret santa co-workers, or perhaps your giftee tells you that just being together on Christmas is enough, but you know you can’t actually show up empty handed. When I’m stumped on what to get for someone, I often turn to candles. They’re beautiful, useful, you can make them right in your kitchen.

Melt up a bunch of these essential oil DIY candles for Holiday gifting this year! Click for all the deets!    Continue Reading →

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DIY Marble Tasting Plates for Holiday Entertaining

This post has been sponsored by The J.M. Smucker Company and Kellogg Company. All thoughts & opinions are my own.

It’s no secret among my family and friends just how much I love a good cheese plate: both creating them, and of course, indulging in them. Their biggest appeal, in my book, is that they’re incredibly easy to make, (as easy as buying things and arranging them on a plate), and the finished result is impressive and delicious!

Ken and I are hosting with my side of the family this year, so I’m teaming up with The J.M. Smuckers Company & Kellogg Company to switch things up in the cheese plate department. As an alternative to the big free-for-all tasting plate that we’re all familiar with, I’ve created smaller individualized plates for guests to mix and match according to personal flavor preferences and add a fun twist to Holiday dinner or even girls’ night! Read on for the step-by-step on how I made the marble tasting plates as well as exactly what ingredients I incorporated to create a tasting experience that’s as pretty as it is crave-worthy.

Make these marble tasting plates as an alternative to the standard free-for-all cheese plate! Click for the full tutorial! Continue Reading →

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3 Tips for Throwing a Festive Friendsgiving Gathering

Do you guys partake in Friendsgiving? If you’re new to the concept, Friendsgiving is a Thanksgiving meal cooked and shared between friends, often in addition to family celebrations. My sister, who lives cross-country and can’t fly home every year, has participated in them for years, and we’re celebrating Friendsgiving with friends here in town this weekend, so it’s definitely been on the brain lately. If you’re thinking about hosting one this year you’ve come to the right place! I’m teaming up with Butterfinger to share how and where to focus your time and energy to make it a thoughtful and festive gathering!

Throw down a festive and thoughtful Friendsgiving with our 3 key tips! Click for the full spread! Continue Reading →

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Dala Horse Ornaments & Gift Toppers

If you’re in a wrapping rut this season, try these simple clay Dala Horses which easily take gifts from blah to showstopper in about an hour. Write the recipient’s name onto the back, slip under the bow, and you’re all set. Or add a string onto their backs and use them as ornaments! Continue Reading →

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Swedish Candle Wreath DIY

I’m 50% Swedish + a mixture of Norwegian, Finnish and English in that order for the other 50%. So I always have my eye out for new Scandinavian decor and traditions we can include in our Holiday celebrations. This year I made a candle wreath Continue Reading →

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