vintage style statement necklace… yes please!!

Vintage upcycled pieces come together to make one of a kind statement necklaces and bracelets in the etsy shop Modulation Jewelry. I really like these eclectic pieces and would actually love to make a few of my own! These would look … Continue reading

how to tie a bow… and what I am doing this afternoon

Okay I know it’s not thaaaat hard to tie a bow, but don’t you ever wonder how some people’s gifts look amazingly wrapped and then say “well maybe next year”…. if you are still working on wrapping, like me, here are a … Continue reading

help with house cleaning Monday

  I try to clean my house on Mondays because my daughter and I are usually the least busy on Mondays and because I generally don’t want to waste the whole weekend cleaning… what a drag. Cleaning feels so good … Continue reading

buying vintage for Christmas

The countdown has begun only 14 days left until Christmas! So if you still have to get through your list, consider buying vintage! This little golden book I spied while downtown yesterday will make a perfect gift topper for “baby’s … Continue reading

five holiday mocktails to try

Need a holiday mocktail recipe for your guests who aren’t into drinking alcohol? It’s always kind to have alternatives at any party, try one of these five recipes! 1. Sparkling spritzer ½ cup Pinot Noir non alcoholic sparkling wine soda … Continue reading

Holiday cocktails to serve

Whether you are in the mood for Gingerbread, Chocolate, Cranberry or Champagne this holiday… I’ve got it all here in some great holiday cocktail recipes to serve to your guests; or yourself if it’s all too stressful already 😉 Cranberry … Continue reading

Christmas sweets to bake this weekend

Just in case you don’t have enough yummies sitting around your house already or need something to bake for a holiday party… these look GREAT.. I want to try all of them but I may end up eating a bit too much. … Continue reading

7 new ideas for gift wrapping this holiday season

1. All white with burlap 2. paper cupcake holders as flowers, can easily be done in Christmas hues 3. doilies, newspaper and ribbon  4. fabric animals 5. themed gift wrapping, find a holder within your theme 6. take a cue … Continue reading

handmade Christmas stockings to stuff

I searched through etsy and found some great handmade Christmas stockings! I love these burlap stockings with red and white trimmings. They are modern but the burlap is utilitarian and understated, a great, unexpected choice for Christmas fabric. I love … Continue reading