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Christmas Scent

Orange and Clove Christmas Decor & Scent

When I was a kid, we stuck cloves into oranges, making these deliciously smelling oranges at Christmas time. This tradition of making orange and clove Christmas decor is called Pomanders. “Medieval herbalists used pomanders—mixtures of fragrant, dried herbs in cloth bags or perforated boxes—to ward off illness or bring strength and …

Under the Sea Party Ideas

Our sweet little lady turned 4 at the end of October and we celebrated with an Under The Sea Birthday party with a few friends and family. I had all intentions of ordering a cake and a pizza and calling it a day. But the closer it got, my party …

Decorating with Bottles & Wood

Have you seen those cute beer and wine bottles turned into other practical items? If you live in San Diego, you have probably come across an item from Bottles & Wood and didn’t even know it. I fell in love with Bottles & Wood when I went to the Taste of …

DIY Treat Jars

I am so loving these little treat jars! Martha’s Circle blogger network sent a few of us bloggers a fun little project to play with. I haven’t done much crafting lately so this was definitely a fun treat! I received these really cute jars from Crate & Barrel, craft supplies …

Paper Pretties

There is something that is just absolutely so fun about something handmade. I love the personal touches that people add to gifts, parties, decor and their homes. These ‘Paper Pretties’ from the February issue of Martha Stewart Living do just that. Adding a little something handmade or crafted by a …

Current Obsessions : Etsy Love

After favoriting some of my favorite items on Etsy I realized I wanted to start a new series of blog posts. This one will be called Current Obsessions. There are so many talented designers and crafters on Etsy and they deserve plenty of recognition. This collection is inspired by my …