Valentine’s Day Cookies

Valentines Day Cookies_Twine And Braids

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and I thought it was the perfect excuse to bake up something sweet.  I’ve always found sugar cookies with royal icing to be almost too pretty to eat and have been dying to try out this icing technique for myself.  As a first timer, my cookies didn’t come out quite as […]

5 Products To Feel Summery All Year Long

Summer Products_Twine And Braids

It’s officially winter on the east coast.  Like the – we’ve had our first snow fall, temperatures in the teens, windy and blustery kind of winter.  Now, I’m not complaining, I love living in an area that has seasons.  When winter comes it means I get to layer up with cozy sweaters and wrap myself […]

DIY Candle Holders: Two Ways

Growing up my mom had window clings for every occasion; March had shamrocks, with April came the Easter eggs, and in February, of course, she had hearts.  Our home had four pane windows and french doors in the living room so we would place a simple red heart in the center of each pane.  These were always […]

End of the Year Sale

Etsy Sale_TwineAndBraids

Out with the old and in with the new!  2015 has been a whirlwind of new endeavors and challenges.  I took on projects I’ve, up until this year, have only ever talked about (i.e. opening an Etsy shop and starting this blog!).  And not only did I push myself creatively in 2015, but also physically with […]

Holiday Wrapping

I think my favorite part of the holidays is wrapping gifts.  I mean, spending time with family and friends is great and all but the day you’re ready to wrap up your presents is just magical.  It marks the end of the shopping, the running around to find a gift or stocking stuffer for everyone […]

The Hunt for the Perfect Christmas Tree

Apparently, Erick and I have extremely high standards when choosing our Christmas tree.  This year we went to six different tree farms over the course of two weekends in our search for “the” tree.  I don’t think we’re asking too much, it just has to be the right height, not too big, not too small, […]

Christmas Traditions

I’ve never questioned where my knack to create things came from.  Growing up my mom made all of my Halloween costumes, if something was broken my dad would fix it and our homemade gingerbread house parties were a hit with all of my friends.  It was no different when it came to decorating the house […]

Winter Citrus Cocktail

If we’re being honest, when I think “winter cocktail” I usually think of something along the lines of an eggnog or a mulled wine.  Maybe a chocolate martini garnished with a candy cane or even a hot toddy.  But a grapefruit concoction? -usually not on the top of my holiday drink list.  This winter citrus, […]

Thanksgiving Preparations

As usual the holiday season is approaching at lightning speed.  Thanksgiving is just three days away and I swear summer was just a few weeks ago!  How did that happen?! Now while I don’t have any tricks to slow down time, I do have a few tips to assist in your Thanksgiving prep. I’ve mentioned […]

Sweet & Salty Stove Top Popcorn

I have strong feelings about popcorn.  It’s always been a staple in my household and is more than just the occasional movie food.  Growing up my mom would pop a big bowl, top with salt and mix in some raisins – the perfect simple snack.  Freshly popped popcorn is a blank canvas to be dressed […]

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