How to Make this Festive Lucky Stars Ornament

Are you looking for something to give your friends and family this year to hang on their tree? Or perhaps you have little ones you want to keep busy and calm during this holiday season? If so, then you need to try this craft. It’s super easy, something you can do while watching a holiday special, and cheap to make. It’s so cute and special looking I just had to write a post about it.

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How to Make this Christmas Pot-Pourri

The smell of Christmas is a very distinct one. For me, it’s evergreens, boxes containing old Christmas ornaments, hot chocolate, and Christmas scented candles. This pot-pourri is bound to bring back old Christmas memories as well as make some new ones. It’s simple to make and the ingredients are probably things you have on hand anyway! So while you get ready to put up your tree and wrap presents put a pot of this on the stove!

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How We are Celebrating Thanksgiving During the Pandemic

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.

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How to Make this Stylish Orange Slice Garland

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.

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Three Decorating Ideas for the Holidays to Save You Money!

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!

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How to Make These Shrunken Apple Heads

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.

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