This has been a year of lost jobs, lockdowns, and a lot of stress. The Christmas season can also be stressful without everything else going on. I’ve compiled a list of small cool affordable gifts you can give to your friends or family, or even yourself.
Welcome to five awesome finds for November! This is a compilation of five articles that I found either funny, helpful, or comforting in some way. Being that this is November, these articles center around things like family, turkey, and of course the American holiday of Thanksgiving! I hope you enjoy these as much as I did!
I like to go all out for Thanksgiving. I like to make the turkey, stuffing, pies, the whole thing. Since we don’t have any family in Massachusetts, we would often invite our friends to share in the Thanksgiving spirit. This year is different, though, and not necessarily in a bad way different. In this post, I’m going to share how Amin and I are celebrating Thanksgiving and making it more intimate, more loving, and way more thankful than it’s ever been.
Dried orange slices have always fascinated me. Maybe it’s because I grew up in Florida, but I remember seeing potpourri, garland, and even Christmas ornaments with dried orange slices. I remember taking a slice and holding it up to the light and seeing all those segments no longer fruit but frozen in time yet beautifully colorful. Now, as an adult, I wanted to make my own orange slice garland to stand out against the white of the New England Winters.
These tricky articles are sure to be a real treat for you! Witches, Ouija Boards, Candy Corn, and Ghost this post is full of spooktacular stories to amuse, confuse, and otherwise infuse your October nights with something other than the smell of Pumpkin Spice!
Money is tight. I think that’s true for most people living in this world at this time. So how do you have the ability to decorate for holidays on a budget? This is something I’ve become really accustomed to doing. I don’t like the idea of decorating for Halloween just to rip everything down once October is over. I also don’t like decorating just for Christmas when winter has just begun, so I’ve learned how to decorate in a way that not only saves me money but lasts a little longer than one might expect and I’m going to be sharing those tips with you!
What’s better than fixing yourself a mug of hot chocolate or pumpkin spiced latte, and settling down to do a simple craft while watching something spooky. The best thing is this highly edible garland is not only pretty cheap to make, but has a nice impact for windows, or your fireplace mantel.
I remember being a little girl sitting with my mother as she cleaned out the master bedroom closet. It was full of old picture books of relatives, my baby photos, and a box….when I opened the box there were some peculiar items that were both strange and weirdly cute. They were preserved shrunken apple heads! My mother had made them when she was in art school. It’s been a while since I’ve seen them, but I can still recall their strange features. One was smiling with a big toothy grin, and another was laughing, and I knew that one day I’d have to recreate them.
It’s time for the Five Fabulous Finds for September. I read a lot and when I find something interesting I make note of it. At the end of the month I like to pick my top five favorite articles and post them here. Sometimes they’re funny, sometimes interesting, or dark and spooky, but I hope in all cases you find them as interesting as I have!
I JUST GOT BACK FROM VACATION!!! No, I didn’t go anywhere and yes, I work from home running this blog, so why would “I” need to take a stay-cation? I’m writing this because I realized that many people aren’t used to working from home and may even feel bad for asking for time off to hang out at their homes, but it’s essential that you do this even if you’re working from home and even if your vacation time will be spent at home. Keep reading to find out why.