Food & Drink

14 Mocktail Recipes for the Holidays

December 1, 2016

14 Mocktail Recipes for the Holidays

It’s the season for hosting parties and get-togethers. So, fancy drinks are a must. I’m a huge fan of the mocktail. It’s a fun way to play with flavors and make pretty drinks that the whole family can enjoy. Forget the 2-liter soda bottles, and upgrade your party beverages this year. I’ve got 14 fun mocktails for the holiday season.

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Grapefruit + Tonic Mocktail // Cranberry Shirley Temple

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Sparkling Vanilla Cider // Sparkling Nectarine Mint Lemonade

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Kiwi Mojitos // Hot Almond-Citrus Punch

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Candy Cane Italian Soda // Family Friendly Swedish Glogg

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Pineapple Rosemerry Spritzer // Blackberry Ginger Cooler

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Grapefruit Thyme Spritzer // Blueberry Bourbon Vanilla

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Sparkling Apple Ginger Mocktail // Grapefruit Jalapeno Lime Mock Margarita

Cocktail drinkers don’t have to have all the fun. You can still play with a little mixology and create special drinks the whole family can enjoy. Or these recipes can be spiked for a more grown up version. Cheers friends!

14 Mocktail Recipes - fun drinks the whole family can enjoy.

DIY

Modern Triangle Wall Christmas Tree

November 29, 2016

Do you have a small space that won’t allow for a full Christmas tree?  Or maybe you just want to add a little more Holiday cheer to another room in your house. This simple, but beautiful Modern Triangle Wall Christmas Tree might be a fun project for you. It’s make a big statement without taking up any floor space in your home.

With the right tools, a few supplies from the hardware store, foraged winter greens, some bright red berries and about an hour of your time, you’ll have a pretty new addition to your holiday decor. This easy-to make triangle frame can be disassembled and stored away neatly for future Christmases.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

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Start by measuring the wood to 2 lengths of 40 inches and one at 27 inches. Cut the three pieces with a saw.

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With a 1/4″ bit, drill holes on each end of the wood centered and 1/2 inch from the end.

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Line up the corners of the triangle and fasten them together with the bolt, washer and nut.

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Now it’s time to gather some greenery and berries.  Using my new PowerGear2 Fiskars Pruners and Fiskars Lopper (25″) I cut healthy green branches from my Cedar tree. These pruners are the best. They are easy to hold and cut through thick woody branches like butter.

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Once you think you have enough greenery, trim off the woody ends and lay out the branches on the triangle frame to determine if you have enough.  This tree only took about 3 large branches from my tree.

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Starting in one of the bottom corners, begin wiring on the branches, layering a generous amount on top of each other. Lay all the branches in the same direction.  Lay the 2 sides of the triangle with the branches pointing up.

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This bright pop of red really makes this tree.  I got these berries from my local florist, they are called . Using the Fiskars Softgrip Micro-Tip Pruning Snip to trim off all the leaves so that I was just left with bunches of berries.  These sharp little snips are perfect for detail work like this.

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As you can see, I really just added the berries kind of randomly.  I didn’t want it to look too uniform, I wanted it to look a little more organic.  So, every 5-6 inches, I wired in the berries along with the greenery, making sure to tuck the stems in behind the greenery.

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To make things a little easier, work with shorter pieces (about 1 yard) of wire at a time and join the piece together by simply twisting the ends together.

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And that’s it!  So easy right?  These greens and berries should last at least 2-3 weeks, kind of like any other fresh wreath or garland. The cooler it is, the longer it will last. They will dry out some, but it will still be a pretty.

Because this is so light weight, you only need a small picture hanger or even just a 3M Command Strip if you don’t want to make a hole in the wall.

When Christmas is over, simply cut the wire and remove all the greenery and berries. Unfasten the bolts and store the three sides of the triangle away till next year. I love a project that can be used over and over.

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Hey, and if you like today’s post, be sure to also check out this gorgeous Summer Floral Arrangement and this Scandinavian Wooden Bead Icicle Garland I created in collaboration with Fiskars.

Travel

Fall Family Hike

November 28, 2016

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. We sure did. I lot of cooking and eating happened. Lonnie’s family all came from Idaho. So, we had a full house, which I love. The cousins had a blast together, and that’s always so much fun to watch.

I enjoyed having a little break from work. But, now I’m ready and excited for the holidays. We got a tree last night and decorated it. Are you ready for Christmas? I’ve got some fun Holiday posts headed your way!

Fall Family HikeOn Black Friday we decided to #optoutside and take the family for a little hike. This is one of our favorite local hikes. It’s super dry, of course, but there still is a hint of fall in the colors. I had fun taking my camera. Lately, any pictures I take are for work and not for fun. So, it was felt good to just play with my camera.

If you are local, the Kern River Canyon is really a great spot for a day hike. If you head out highway 178 towards Lake Isabella, this trail is called Mill Creek.

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Olivia had so much fun collecting seeds and leaves. We only hiked about 4 miles, but anytime my kids are outside away from screens, I’m a happy mama.

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Ok, now let’s try to make it through this Monday. Bring on all the coffee.

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The Week’s End

November 18, 2016

The busiest time of year is just about to begin.  Are you ready?  I’m not sure if I am. But, ready or not, it’s happening. We are excited to be celebrating Thanksgiving here in our new home this year. Lonnie’s family is coming to town, so we will have a very full house, and that’s fun.Black BuildingI had hoped to have had the dining room and living room both painted before the holidays. So far, the dining room is almost primed. Once I’m finished writing this post I’m going to put in a couple hours of painting. And then when my mother-in-law arrives, I’m hoping to put her to work as well. Until I get these two rooms painted. I’m really not ready to hang anything on the walls or make any other furniture decisions. With just primer on the walls, the dining room is already feeling lighter and brighter.

For your weekend reading, here’s a few things you might like to check out:

Have a great weekend and be productive or lazy, whichever makes you happy.

 

DIY

Scandinavian Wooden Bead Icicle Garland

November 17, 2016

_beaded garland 16I know Thanksgiving is just one week away, but I think it’s ok to start planning your Christmas decorations. And the mantel is a great place to start.

There really is nothing prettier then simple, and uncluttered, as far as I’m concerned. I’m trying to be all about the “less is more”. If you’ve read my blog for a while now, I can’t get enough of everything Scandinavian, no one does clean, minimal design better. Inspired by all the pretty blond wood tones that Scandinavian design uses, I created this simple Wooden Bead Icicle Garland.

This no-fuss wintery garland is easy to make and the eucalyptus smells so good. I kind of want to keep these wooden bead icicles up all year.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Seeded Eucalyptus (available at the florist or just growing everywhere in my neighborhood)
  • Pine or Spruce sprigs (I used branches that had a few baby pine cones on them)
  • PowerGear2 Fiskars Pruners, Fiskars Lopper (25″), and Fiskars Softgrip Micro-Tip Pruning Snip
  • 1/4″ thick color piping or rope (available at the craft or fabric store)
  • 24 gauge Florist Wire
  • Wooded beads in a variety of sizes and shapes (I used about 8 dozen beads, the largest being 2 inches and the smallest 1/4 inch in diameter)
  • 3 push-pin tacks or 3 3M Command Strips Hooks
  • A large needle
  • White crochet thread

_beaded garland 23To start, you will want to measure your mantel for the length of the garland.  Using the 1/4″ rope, decide how long you want it to hang on the sides and also account for the swags along the top of the mantel. I made my garland to dip just twice._beaded garland 5Using the PowerGear2 Fiskars Pruners and Fiskars Lopper (25″) trim a lot of branches of eucalyptus. I trimmed mine from a neighbors tree and the long handles of the Lopper made it easy to my to reach taller, thicker branches of foliage._beaded garland 6I used the Pruners to trim away parts of the branches that didn’t have very many leaves.  These Pruners are one of the best tools I own. They are easy to grip and the non-stick blade cuts through thick branches with ease._beaded garland 8Starting at one end of the rope, I wired on a branch of eucalyptus with the foliage falling away from the end of the rope. Every couple inches, I added in another brand, laying them all the same direction, and wired them all tightly to the rope. I used enough foliage to be sure the rope was hidden and out of site._beaded garland 9Working with pieces of florist wire that are about a yard or two in length is the easiest.  You are less likely to get tangled in the leaves and branches.  And when you need more length, simply twist the two ends of the wire together to secure._beaded garland 10Next I trimmed about 8-10 sprigs of pine that had pine cones on it.  These were not big pieces, most were about 6 inches in length. Then, before I wired in the pine sprigs, I hung the eucalyptus garland on the mantel with just 3 tacks to secure in the middle and the 2 ends. I wanted to get an idea of how the piece hung and then attach the pine sprigs where they would be visible.

Using short, 5 inch, pieces of wire, I attached the pine sprigs to the garland._beaded garland 11Next I worked on my wooden bead icicles._beaded garland 4Start by cutting a 3 foot length piece of crochet thread. I love the Pruning Snips for jobs like this. They are super versatile and can go from cutting branches to snipping thread with ease._beaded garland 2Lay out your beads in the desired pattern.  I worked from biggest to smallest to create an icicle effect. Using the large needle, thread the smallest bead on and place it in the center of the length of thread._beaded garland 1Then re-thread the needle onto both ends of the thread and thread on a second bead._beaded garland 3Continue threading on all the beads.  I made 3 icicles for my mantel.  I simply tied them onto the tack that was securing the garland to the mantel.

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And now the halls are decked!

_beaded garland 13This post is sponsored by Fiskars, thank you for supporting the companies that help make this blog possible. 

Hey, and if you like today’s post, be sure to also check out this gorgeous Summer Floral Arrangement I created in collaboration with Fiskars.

 

 

Design / etc.

Framebridge Discount Code for O+P Readers

November 15, 2016

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You’ve heard me say this before, many times, but get those special images off your phones and computers and out of closets and frame them to hang on your walls. Unless it’s a thrifted piece, I really don’t like pre-frame, big-box-store art. I think you should really hang personal pieces on your walls, that tell YOUR story.  I love Framebridge, they make this such an easy task. You don’t even have to leave your home. You can either send them a digital file of your image or simply request a mailer to mail your art to them.

For our master bedroom, I finally had this pretty print of the Old City in Sanaa, Yemen framed (in cast you didn’t know, we lived there for 2 years). I’ve had it tucked away in our closet for almost 8 years now. That’s sad. But, now I’m so happy to have it on my wall. I’ve used Framebridge to frame some of my nature photography, so I knew I could trust them with this special piece. I chose a sleek, modern brass frame, and it looks fantastic. But, there are so many amazing frame options available. There’s something for everyone and every style.

Framebridge 15% off discount code And I’ve got a special treat for O+P readers. Enter the code OLEANDER15 to save 15% on your first order at Framebridge.

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What art piece or picture do you have that really should be framed and hung on your walls?  This is the perfect time to frame something special as a holiday gift as well.

Design

Master Bedroom Reveal

November 11, 2016

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I was very tempted to invest time and energy into painting, decorating, and styling my kid’s rooms first.  I’m pretty sure that’s what I did in our first house. But, this time around I decided to do our bedroom first. The first thing we did when we moved in was to add some closet organization to the one very tiny closet in our room. And really, that has made life so much easier. But, now that the room has a fresh coat of paint and things are hung on the wall, this really does feel like a sanctuary and retreat for us.

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Here’s a look at the room before.

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There are a few changes we made from our old bedroom. The first thing is we bought new/old dressers and night stands. A couple weeks before we closed on this his, Lonnie and I were wondering through a local antique mall and came across this gorgeous set of mid century furniture. And the crazy thing is, it matches my beloved mid century credenza that sits in my living room. We could’t believe it was we saw it. I know you are already jealous, just because these pieces are so beautiful, but you are really going to hate me when you hear that I only paid $499 for the set. YEP!!!! Just one of the dressers is worth probably twice that amount. I would normally choose pieces that aren’t so matchy-matchy, but I felt an obligation to keep this set of furniture together as a family. Before this set, we had lived 17 years of marriage sharing a thrifted dresser and keeping a majority of our clothes in plastic drawer containers in the back of our closet. I have to say that each of us having our own dresser has made life so much easier and organized.

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While we were still at the old house, I had bought a new white duvet cover. I was ready for less pattern and a brighter, lighter look. Now with just one new statement pillow (which I found at Marshalls for $20), my very pretty brass headboard is the star of the room.

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There’s probably no chance that I would buy a house that didn’t have hardwood floors throughout. Part of the reason I love them so much is because they give you a chance to play with pretty pattered rugs. And really it is nice to have a soft place for your feet to hit the floor in the morning. This fun, Moroccan hand tufted wool area rug from Rugs USA is just the right amount of pattern I was looking for. Without it, the room feels a little bare and boring.

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I haven’t bought any new art for our new house. Except for one special piece that now hangs in our room.  It’s an illustrated scene of the old city of Sanaa, Yemen that I’ve had for the last 8 years. It was tucked away in a cupboard, waiting to be framed. So instead of storing it again at this house. I sent it off to Framebridge to have it framed in a sleek, modern brass frame. I’ve had Framebridge frame some of my photography before, and it’s so nice to have those images off my computer and on my walls. It’s an awesome service. You can either send them a digital file of our art, or they will mail you an already post marked box to send art into them. It making framing so easy. Now I’m kicking myself for not doing this sooner. I LOVE having this piece of our past adventures on our wall.

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Besides that one piece of art, I’ve mostly just taken what we already own and moved it around from room to room. Pieces that used to live in our dining room, now have a new home in our bedroom. We tend to get stuck in a rut with art.  We decided that this is always the piece that hangs in my living room grouped with a specific chair and side table. But, it’s fun to experiment and move, what you already own, to different rooms in your home. It’s like shopping, but not having to spend a cent.

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In our old bedroom, there was space for over-sized nightstands. I refinished 2 thrifted dresser to serve as bedside tables. They were great – they had huge drawers for storage and a nice big surface for lamps and accessories. But, this new room, with the location of the door, required smaller scale nightstands. While I really loved my mismatched, thrifted lamps from our old room, I really love the clean clutter-free look of these super chic wall mounted lamps for Schoolhouse Electric and Supply Company. Because the house is 1918 and most of the furniture is mid century, this beautiful lamps offer a modern element that helps keep the room feeling young and fresh. I love this combination of black and brass, it really feels like these were always meant to be on either side of my bed.

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We’ve been in our new house almost 3 months now, and while I want all the rooms to be done right away, I’m having fun taking my time and putting some thought into how I want to live in this house. So, this is another room done and I’m ready to take on he next.  I think the living room is getting paint next.  I don’t think I can live with these dark walls any longer.

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I big thank you to Rugs USA, Framebridge and Schoolhouse Electric and Supply Company for providing gorgeous products for me to use in this room.

Food & Drink

Host Friendsgiving with Easy, No-Fuss Recipes

November 9, 2016

I love Friendsgiving, it’s all the fun of Thanksgiving with a lot less pressure (and a lot less family dynamics – tee hee). It doesn’t have to be perfect or fancy, it’s a fun relaxed way to celebrate the friendships we are thankful for. This week, I threw a little Friendsgiving at the studio. I put together an easy-to-make menu that is a twist on traditional Thanksgiving. It gave me a chance to try some non-traditional and a lot more casual takes on the usual staples you find at Thanksgiving.

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Who wants to be driving all over town for the ingredients and supplies when you are throwing a party? From prep to plate, Target is my one-stop shop for affordable, simple and unique Thanksgiving solutions. I really do most of my grocery shopping at Target Grocery. Well, actually, I just do a lot of every kind of shopping at Target. All the ingredients and decor for this Friendsgiving get-together were all purchased at my local Target – now how easy is that?

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Get ready for a whole bunch of recipes!  This post is jam packed with no-fuss, totally yummy food.

Sparkling Vanilla Cider Mocktail

I’m a huge fan of a Mocktail, they are fun drinks the whole family can enjoy, especially when you are celebrating in the middle of the day. This is the flavors of fall in one glass.

Sparkling Vanilla Cider Mocktail

In a glass with ice, pour 2 ounces Drink Mix with about 1/2 cup Spiced Cider.  Top off the rest of the glass with Dry Vanilla Bean Soda. Stir and garnish with a cinnamon stick and a slice of green apple. (For a spiked version, add a shot of Apple Whiskey.)

Friendsgiving MocktailCheese and Meat Board

Any great party starts with a great Charcuterie and Cheese Board. It’s always a crowd favorite. While you put the finishing touches on the meal, guests can snack on bites of cheese, olives, and salami.

Charuterie and Cheese Board

I say anything goes with a Charcuterie Board, if you like it, put it on the board. A good mix of cheeses, meats, fruit, olives and bread or crackers and you are set. Arrange the ingredients on a pretty marble or wood cutting board. Olives can be placed in a small bowl. Cheese does not have to be sliced, just provide little cheese knives and guests can cut off what they want.

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In place of traditional stuffing, I decided to make mini corn muffins with all the flavors of Thanksgiving in packed in them. Fresh sage, dried cranberries and orange zest give these muffins a little kick. And since it’s the holidays, I say, “Give Me All Carbs!”, so I served two types of bread. Pumpkin Spice Dinner Rolls and Cranberry Sage Mini Corn Muffins are both fun, unique twists on the classic dinner roll. 

Cranberry Sage Mini Corn Muffins

In a large bowl mix all the ingredients. Spray a mini muffin pan generously with non-stick cooking spray. Fill each cup 2/3 full. Top each muffin with a leaf of fresh sage. Bake at 400 F for about 12 minutes, or until just golden brown.

Cranberry Sage Mini Corn Muffins and Pumpkin Spice Dinner Rolls

They holidays are all about indulging, but a healthy green salad with fruit, cheese and nuts, is still always a hit.

Spinach and Pomegranate Salad

In a small jar combine the oil, vinegar, juice, poppy seeds, honey and salt and pepper.  Seal the jar and shake to combine.

Place the spinach, pomegranate seeds, feta and salad topping in a large bowl. Drizzle with the balsamic dressing just before serving and toss.

Spinach and Pomegranate Salad

A lot of the pressure of cooking a whole Thanksgiving dinner comes from having to tackle a whole huge bird. This Citrus Brined Turkey Breast is quick to cook and a lot less stressful. I was nervous that a boneless, skinless breast had the potential to be dry and flavorless. But, brining this turkey breast made all the difference. This might be the juiciest, tastiest bird I’ve ever made. Really, I mean it!

Citrus Brined Turkey Breast

Since this recipe is just for cooking a turkey breast, a 1/2 recipe of the Cider Brine is more then enough. Combine all the ingredients for the brine in a large stock pot. Remove the turkey breast from the bag and place in the brine.  Then place the pot into the fridge.  I brined my turkey breast for about 36 hours and it was delicious!  When you are ready to cook the turkey, remove it from the brine and pat it dry with paper towels.  Spread the butter over the turkey breast and place in a small roasting bag. Prick a hole in the bag and seal it with the tie.  Place on a baking tray and roast in a 375 F oven for about 1 hour or till meat thermometer reads 165 F at the center of the breast (cook time really depends on how big your turkey breast is).

Cider Brined Turkey Breast

Move over marshmallow topped sweet potatoes, these maple glazed, golden sweet potatoes are one of new favorite sides.

Roasted Maple Sweet Potatoes with Feta and Cranberries

On a parchment line baking sheet, toss the sweet potatoes with the olive oil, maple syrup, parsley and salt and pepper. Roast in a 375 F over for about 30-40 mins or until the edges of the sweet potatoes are just barely charred and dark brown.  Place the sweet potatoes in a serving bowl or platter and top with the cranberries and feta.

Roasted Maple Sweet Potatoes with Feta and CranberriesPumpkin Pie Cheesecake Mousse

No-bake Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Mousse

This recipe can be made in a 9 inch. pie pan or in 10 individual mini versions like I did.

Prepare the ginger snap crust by placing the 20 ginger snap cookies in a food processor. Process until the cookies are fine crumbs. Melt the butter and add it to the cookie crumbs. Pulse to combine. With the back of a spoon, press the crumbs into the pie pan or glass jars.

Whip the heaving whipping cream to stiff peaks, set aside.  With an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and powered sugar until smooth, add the pumpkin pie mix and beat again until smooth. In a small microwave safe bowl, combine the water and gelatin. Microwave on high for 10 seconds or until the gelatin is dissolved. With the mixer running, pour the gelatin into the cream cheese mixture. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture. Spoon the filling into the pie pan, or place in a large piping bag and pipe in the jars.  Chill for at least 2 hours before serving. Top with Pumpkin Spice Glazed Pepitas.

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Here’s some of the pretty things I used to decorate the table with:

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This post is sponsored by Target. Thank you for supporting the companies that help make this blog possible. 

Design

Style Matters Podcast

November 7, 2016

Well this was fun and totally humiliating all at once.  The lovely Zandra and Karen of Little Yellow Couch interviewed me for their podcast, Style Matters! You can listen to what I have to say about design and all my awkward giggles HERE!

There’s really nothing worse then hearing your own voice, but the good news is, I didn’t snort or say “ummm” too many times. So pretty much I feel like I’m winning.

Jeran of Oleander + Palm

Happy Monday Friends!

DIY

DIY Thanksgiving Decorations with Cricut

November 4, 2016

I’m sure you all know now that I am a huge fan of the Cricut. Even before I was a blogger, I used my Cricut to cut all kinds of fun things for my home and parties. Remember, I even got to design some content for the Gold machine sold at Jo-Ann Stores. It’s such a great tool to have as a DIYer and maker. And every season Cricut creates amazing new projects and designs. For Thanksgiving, there is a brand new series of projects and I wanted to try them all. So, with a big stack of cardstock and a little glue, I decorated a whole Thanksgiving table.

DIY Thanksgiving Decorations made with card stock and Cricut.

Instead of traditional oranges, reds and browns, I chose a softer more muted color palette. Each of these projects, has tiny detailed patterns and cuts that I’d never be able to achieve with scissors.

DIY Thanksgiving Decorations made with card stock and Cricut.

This series has so many pretty details. I love the intricate leaves. Here’s the direct links to each of the projects.  These are all Make-it-Now projects, so they are just one click away from cutting.

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Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? How are you planning on setting your table? Are there colors and patterns that you are drawn to? I know my table is going to have lots of fresh flowers.  I’m not a florist, but I do enjoy playing with flowers and greenery.

DIY Thanksgiving Decorations made with card stock and Cricut.