Why am I Not Swedish?

-+*Is my deep and abiding love for ABBA, Pippi, and paskris Easter trees not enough? When will Sweden adopt me as a native? How much crispbread and pickled herring does one need to eat before they open for amnesty? This is important. I need to know! Welp. You could say I’m a little bit obsessed […]

10 Minute Gift Bow Wreath


-+*Have you ever been to a garage sale and seen someone trying to sell a giant granny bag of rumpled, once-used gift bows? Probably not. Because I bought them before you got there. Dude. Don’t hate me because I’m early. I made this red one last year but never posted it. I liked it so […]

Chocolate Coin Garland

-+*I have a weird relationship with chocolate coins. They are the only kind of chocolate I do not eat. I mean, I’ll eat them if I have to. Don’t get me wrong –I would eat tire tread if it came drizzled in Hersey’s syrup – but chocolate coins, no thank you. Money is not for […]

Five New Ways to Use Tinsel Garland

-+*There are two kinds of people in this world; people who like tinsel garland, and people who need to start liking tinsel. There are also people who claim they can’t keep it in the house because they don’t want to pull it out of a dog butt come New Years (valid concern), so with that […]

Oh Holiday Card, Oh Holiday Card

-+*There was a time when I made a hundred+ holiday cards each year. Glittered and glued, lovingly sealed in construction paper envelopes….that’s all a thing of the past. The last two years I have barely sent any, mostly because I push it back and think I’ll do it after the tree is up…after the shopping […]

Patriotic Cocktail Wreath

-+*Two years ago, Camilla made the most amazing wreath featuring a paper cocktail umbrellas. You should see it. It’s awesome. After seeing her wreath, I made a mental note to pick up umbrellas at the party store so I could make my own, but for whatever reason, paper umbrellas and I never crossed paths. Until […]

Duct Tape Easter Eggs

-+*I had grand plans to make leopard print Easter eggs this year, all gussied up and handpainted brown and black spots with badass brass studs around the circumference. Yeah! They were going to be sparkly. They were going to be Vegas. They were going to be amazing. Yes, I had grand plans to do lots […]

All Seasons Golden Magnolia Wreath

-+*I’m taking a unique approach to my holiday decorations this year. Not unique like Pablo the Burrito Unicorn, I mean unique in that I’m doing it a little different. This year I’m embracing a non-Christmasy approach Christmas decorations. *GASP* Yes, I’m still doing up the trees and garlands and the cookies and The Carpenters….but when […]

For Next Year: Stamp Cards

-+*I need to make some holiday cards so I went trolling through my old stacks…aren’t these cute? I made them a few years ago. They look like vintage holiday stamps, but really, it’s just a piece of wrapping paper I cut up into squares. Can’t find the wrapping paper anymore though. Poo. Next year I […]