Tag Archive: Christmas

Embellished Poinsettia Gift Tags

Well, I discovered that despite my best intentions to have this post up over a week ago, I was at the mercy of the postman to deliver the gifts I’d ordered for our… Continue reading

Crafty April: Uniquely Ornamental

At the urging of one of my friends, I decided to make some holiday ornaments for the silent auction that I have been crafting for lately.  No, I haven’t taken up glassblowing… by… Continue reading

Handmade Cork Coasters

Earlier this month, I learned about decoupage and collage from my good friend Megan.  Ever since then, I have been stocking up on supplies and brainstorming ideas to create handmade coasters. I gave… Continue reading

Another Holiday Over

‘Twas the evening of Christmas, and all through La Maison, every creature was stirring: talking, eating, drinking, and having fun. A slew of jolly relatives were there, joking and bantering without a care.… Continue reading

White Chocolate Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

Whew!  That title seems a little redundant, but these cookies are my very favorite Christmas sweets!  The soft, chocolatey cookies are dipped in smooth, melted white chocolate and topped with crushed peppermint pieces.… Continue reading

White Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallows

To me, the flavor combination of white chocolate and peppermint is quintessentially Christmas.  If the white chocolate and peppermint happen to top a gooey marshmallow or a soft, moist chocolate cookie…even better! Tonight… Continue reading

Get Stamping Mad This Christmas!

Aren’t these large foam stamps cute?  I picked up a few sets at the local dollar store earlier this month. Instead of an ink pad, I used acrylic craft paint in a variety… Continue reading

Why Am I Feeling Grinchy?

Usually, the Christmas season is one of my favorite times of year, but not in 2011. For some reason, I’m running frightfully behind in everything holiday this year, and I can’t seem to… Continue reading

A Different Sort of Cookie “Swap”

I am sure that many of you have heard of or even attended a “cookie swap” where friends bring several dozen cookies and the recipes to exchange with one another.  Well, I had… Continue reading

DIY Monogrammed Hats

Several years ago, I made three monogrammed hats for some friends as a Christmas gift.  They were affordable, practical, and adorable! For about $12 per person, I created wonderfully personalized winter wear and… Continue reading

A Petite Portion of Panettone

Up until today, I had never tried panettone, pronounced (pan-neh-tone-nay), the Italian bread which is traditionally given as a gift at Christmastime. For my first taste, I bought a small box for only… Continue reading

A Christmas Tree Closet?!?!

Recently I was talking to a family member who told me an interesting story that I just knew I had to share here. Apparently, this family member had a friend whose husband couldn’t… Continue reading

Miniature “Santa’s List”

Mon mari and I are in the early stages of Advent and each day he and I secretly fill the little slots of our Advent calendar with trinkets, sweets, jokes, and messages for… Continue reading

Glitter-Tipped Pine Cones

A few pine cones make a wonderfully affordable, decorative accent any time of year, but especially during the fall and winter months.  These natural accessories are free if you are blessed to have… Continue reading

A Metal Tree for All Seasons

I thought I would take a few minutes to blog about a home accessory I bought this weekend in a frenzied dash to the fabric store for some last-minute Halloween costume supplies. I… Continue reading

Tiny, Handcrafted Love Notes and Envelopes

Today some of my family is celebrating a very important anniversary. It has me thinking of love. One of the ways that mon mari and I show affection for each other is during… Continue reading