12.11.13

There is still time to find a truly unique and probably hand-made gift! See below list for upcoming great holiday markets.

My go-to hostess gift for holiday parties is a great bottle of wine wrapped in a great tea towel. Dress it up with a sprig of rosemary and the tasting notes, the hostess will surely appreciate it. See the how-to wrap on Martha. And get more great gift ideas here.

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Tea Towel by Primitives by Kathy purchased @ Decor & More, see more here

The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park, New York City
where: btw 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues
when: now through January 5th
time: Mon-Fri 11am – 8pm, Sat 10am – 9pm, Sun 10am – 6pm
cost: free!

Brooklyn Flea, Williamsburg
where: 80 North 5 St. at Wythe Avenue
when: every weekend
time: Saturday & Sunday 10am – 7pm

The Bust Craftacular, New York City
where: Metropolitan Pavillion, 125 W. 18th Street at 6th Avenue
when: Saturday & Sunday, December 14 + 15
time: 10am – 7pm

Etsy Handmade Cavalcade, Williamsburg
where: ”The Space” at 50 N.3rd Street btw Kent & Wythe
when: Saturday & Sunday, December 14 + 15
time: 11am – 5pm
cost: free!

Renegade Craft, Los Angeles
where: State Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring Street
when: Saturday & Sunday, December 14 + 15
time: 10am – 5pm
cost: free!

The Degenerate Craft Fair, New York City
where: The DCTV Firehouse, 87 Lafayette Street btw Walker & White
when: Saturday & Sunday, December 14 + 15
time: Sat 12pm – 8pm, Opening night reception from 6-8pm featuring music and free beer, Sun 11am – 6pm, Sun first 50 guests get goodie bags
cost: free

Sowa Holiday Market, Boston
where: Benjamin Franklin Institute, 41 Berkeley Street
when: Saturday & Sunday, December 14 + 15
time: Sat 11am – 6pm, Sun 11am – 5pm
cost: $5.00 for adults, Children under 12 free

Renegade Craft, San Francisco
where: Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th Street
when: Saturday & Sunday, December 21 + 22
time: 11am – 6pm
cost: free!

 

11.28.13

So grateful to be able to spend Thanksgiving with family this year. Life moves so fast and we rarely take moments to cherish those around us, tell them we love them and that we appreciate them. Where would we be without them?! So be sure to go that extra step today to let those you love know how full your heart is. Happy Thanksgiving.

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05.08.13

When it comes to Mom’s we all know it is the thought that counts. Try to plan a perfect gift around her interests or plan an experience that the two of you can do together.

Below are some clever last minute gift ideas, and please if nothing else, make mom a card to make her happy!

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Sweeten her day by baking a pie or buy one, and place in this pine Pie Box, which she can use to transport her future homemade pies.

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Hand paint a tote and fill it with Mom’s favorite foods or goodies. This one comes from FS Screen printing etsy.

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Pamper her with a new makeup pouch, fresh shade of nail color, and the best mascara.Throw in a gift certificate to get her hair done and you may get a big ole kiss.

Rennes pouch, Tom Ford Nailpolish, Givenchy mascara

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Dress up a mason jar with glitter and make your mom a bouquet she won’t forget. Mix neutral shades of different varietals, grab wild flowers from the garden or buy a monochromatic fuller flower like lilac, peonies, ranunculus.

Mason Jar concept by Project Nursery

11.30.12

On the hunt for unique holiday gifts? Check out your local craft and artist fairs this holiday season…cta_001_pea_sl

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The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park, New York City
where: btw 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues
when: now through January
time: Mon-Fri 11am – 8pm, Sat 10am – 9pm, Sun 10am – 6pm
cost: free!

Brooklyn Flea, Brooklyn
where: Skylight One Hanson, 1 Hanson Place
when: every weekend
time: Saturday & Sunday 10am – 6pm
Special Gifted Holiday Market Dec 22/23 10am – 6pm
cost: free!

Pop Up Flea, New York City
where: Drive-In Studios, 443 West 18th Street, btw 9th and 10th avenue
when: Friday November 30 –  Sunday, December 2
time: Fri 3pm – 9pm, Sat 11am – 7pm, Sun 11am – 6pm
cost: free!

Etsy Handmade Cavalcade, Williamsburg
where: ”The Space” at 50 N.3rd Street
when: Saturday & Sunday, December 1 + 2
time: 11am – 6pm
cost: free!

Renegade Craft, Chicago
where: Pulaski Park Fieldhouse, 1419 W. Blackhawk Street
when: Saturday & Sunday, December 1 + 2
time: 11am – 6pm
cost: free!

Renegade Craft, Los Angeles
where: State Historic Park
when: Saturday & Sunday, December 8 + 9
time: 10am – 5pm
cost: free!

Sowa Holiday Market, Boston
where: Benjamin Franklin Institute, 41 Berkeley Street
when: Saturday & Sunday, December 8 + 9
time: Sat 11am – 6pm, Sun 11am – 5pm
cost: $5.00 for adults, Children under 12 free

The Degenerate Craft Fair, Brooklyn
where: The Dumbo Loft, 155 Water Street
when: Saturday & Sunday, December 15 + 16
time: Sat 12pm – 9pm, Opening night reception from 6-9pm featuring music and free Brooklyn Brewery beer, Sun 12pm – 6pm, Sun first 50 guests get goodie bags
cost: free

Renegade Craft, San Francisco
where: Concourse Exhibition Center
when: Saturday & Sunday, December 15 + 16
time: 11am – 6pm
cost: free!

07.03.12

Whether you are hosting or attending a 4th of July soiree, if you bake take into consideration making this cake your go-to treat!  Instead of ombre on the inside, layer with strawberries, blueberries and cream and then cover the cake with red, white and blue sprinkles!  Presto a dessert no guest can or will forget!

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Or mix up a festive Sangria and serve with fun striped straws, recipe below.

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Red, White, and Blue Sangria, recipe courtesy of punchbowl.com

Ingredients:

  • Strawberries, sliced
  • Blueberries
  • Pineapple, cut into star shapes
  • 2 bottles dry white wine
  • 1 cup Triple Sec
  • 1/2 Cup berry-flavored vodka
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup

Directions: Combine the ingredients in a large pitcher and stir. Chill in the refridgerator for at least four hours.

See more 4th of July fun here.

06.08.12

For every Dad, Pop, Papa, and Godfather find the greeting that fits, here are a few of this year’s favs…ii_fathers_day_cards_psPaper Source

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Sam Ossie, etsy.com

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Monkey Mind Design, etsy.com

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Rifle Paper Co.

04.08.12

Decoupage old stamps on blown-out eggshells or on wooden eggs,  each one will tell a story and be unique. Happy Easter all!

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idea and photo via marthastewart.com

04.06.12

Loving this idea for Easter egg dying from Real Simple. Letter stickers will eliminate confusion on whose eggs are whose! Be fancy and stick the sticker on the egg before dying, after dry peel off the sticker and the initial will be in white. Oh so Easter chic!

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02.14.12

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To everyone… may not just today but your every day be filled with love!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

12.08.11

Who doesn’t love a great gift tag?!?  Check out these lovely freebies, yes freebies! Print on label paper and stick away or print on cardstock, punch a hole and attach to your presents with a pretty ribbon or twine.

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by Kristen Magee of Domestifluff download v. 2009

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by Kristen Magee of Domestifluff download  v. 2010

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The below beauties and more are all available through Gifted Magazine  at creaturecomfortsblog.comscreen-shot-2011-12-07-at-11946-am

by Jill Means for One Charming Party, brightsideprints.com, onecharmingparty.com
screen-shot-2011-12-07-at-12027-amby Kristen Magee of Domestifluff v. 2011

screen-shot-2011-12-07-at-12144-amby Merrilee Liddiard of mermag.blogspot.com

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