Last year my three sisters and I gave an “Our Favorite Things” gift to our younger cousin (each sister chose our own favorite thing and packaged it all together as a curated group gift), and I loved the idea so much I wanted to share my favorite things with you all this year!
I keep stumbling upon these darling little ceramic houses at Target and Crate and Barrel, but did not want to blow my budget there, so putting my brief stint as an architecture major to good use, I designed these sweet little paper houses! They’re so easy to make, and I’m sharing the template so you can make your own. They’re the perfect addition to your holiday decor, and are easily elevated with small tea lights inside to make them glow. So cozy and warm!
I’ve got to be honest, I’ve always loved every second of wrapping presents. Selecting the paper, the attention to detail, the accessorizing with ribbons and bows, and of course, the gift-giving itself. But the older I’ve gotten, the more I hear from friends and family that they hate wrapping! I can’t relate! I find the whole process to be calming, even meditative, and want to spread a little gift-wrapping love. That’s why I decided to pull together my top tips for wrapping gifts to make it easier, and hopefully a little more enjoyable for you! Happy gifting, friends!
I’ve spent years perfecting my homemade chocolate chip cookie recipe, and this one has been a crowd favorite time and time again. To me, there’s nothing that says the holidays more than freshly baked cookies and the joy of baking (and eating!) them together, so I’m happy to be sharing this recipe with you.
While I’m a firm believer that holiday dinners should feel at least a little bit fancy, my family has always taken the more comfortable, casual approach. My dad would usually make his way to the dinner table in sweatpants, and my mom could usually be found singing a silly song with a turkey hat on her head. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Now that I’m hosting Thanksgiving dinner in my own home, I’m excited to maintain my family’s silly traditions, but also have to add my own touch as an event designer!