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Posts from: December 2013

Mix It Up: Cranberry Cocktails

Mix It Up: Cranberry Cocktails

I love cranberry in just about everything this time of year. Cranberry desserts? Sign me right up for that one. But cranberries are especially perfect in cocktails! There’s something about the sweet tartness that just feels so right during the holidays. Traditionally I’ve always paired it with a good vodka or gin, but this year …

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DIY Wooden Gift Tags

DIY Wooden Gift Tags

by Caitlin, Marla and Manda of The Merrythought   Only a couple more weeks until Christmas, which means it’s time to start thinking about wrapping up those presents that are hoarded away in our closets! It’s always tempting to just grab a marker and scribble a name across those just-wrapped packages but these quick and easy …

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Color Palette: Balsam + Holly

Sooo, it’s probably not even a little bit of a surprise that I’m still loving me a pretty holiday color palette. Only this one, while still infused with classic Christmas season colors, is a little different than the last one. This week has been darker and moodier outside. We’re expecting another snow storm over the …

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A Holiday Brunch Menu

A Festive Holiday Brunch Menu

Have I mentioned how much I love brunch? It’s kind of the most perfect meal in the whole entire universe if you ask me. There’s something about waking up late, lounging over coffee and then chowing down on delicious food. Add in a gaggle of friends and an abundance of good conversation and you’ve got …

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Make Your Own Bloody Mary Bar

Make Your Own Bloody Mary Bar

For the longest time I just didn’t get the Bloody Mary fascination that seems to run rampant among my family and friends. A few years ago though I finally tasted one that I deemed tolerable. From there it became my personal mission to figure out the best way to mix and sip a Bloody Mary …

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Color Palette: Cranberry and Pine

Color Palette: Cranberry + Pine

I feel a bit as though I should have warned you that we’re face planting right into all things Christmas around here. Because my house smells like Christmas pine and we’re working our way through our holiday shopping list and, well, that’s how it goes in my world. I’m literally a freak for Christmas. My …

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Christmas Tree Farm

The Weekly Dozen vol. 7

It’s been a while since the last installment of The Weekly Dozen, so it seems rather appropriate today. Following Thanksgiving, this weekend was all about starting to get ready for Christmas! (Insert cartwheels, excessive holiday music and exuberant jingle bells here.) We made gingerbread ornaments, baked Christmas cookies, tackled a bit of shopping and watched …

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DIY Mini Holiday Wreaths

DIY Mini Holiday Wreaths

by Chelsea Costa In case you can’t already tell, I’m into tiny things right now. I’ve also been trying to think of projects that are simple and cost-effective for the holidays. Sometimes with all of the excess of shopping and sales and the holiday madness, I enjoy keeping things small but beautiful on the DIY front. …

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