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 […]

Twine & Braids Winter Collection

The weather in New Jersey has been unseasonably warm for early November, today reached a balmy 75 degrees.  As much as I am trying to enjoy this unexpected warmth before it’s gone for good, it’s been making it difficult to get into the holiday groove.  Despite the heat, I’ve been working hard on my winter […]

Hand Painted Globe

I’ve wanted to take on this globe project for a while but have had a difficult time allowing myself to actually paint on a globe.  I just think there are certain pieces that are best left in their original state. That is, however, until I found this globe in the clearance section.  It came with […]

Mason Jar Chalkboard Lids

When we moved into our apartment, one of the first DIY projects I completed were these Mason Jar Chalkboard Lids for kitchen organization.  I have half gallon mason jars all over my kitchen storing everything from coffee to flour, clothespins to popcorn (lots of popcorn).  They would also be great to use as office and […]

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