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happy weekend

12.02.16

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how are you guys?? starting to decorate for the holidays? i’ve been very sad that we didn’t have a place for a tree this year with most of the house covered in plastic during the kitchen reno, but we’ve decided that we’re just going to decorate the shit out of our bedroom where we spend all our time right now anyway. so we’re going to get a tree tonight and i’m happy. hope you guys have a good weekend! here are some fun links.  Read More

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holiday gift guide : for the entertainer

11.30.16

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i am kind of obsessed with hoarding entertaining items, like 90% of what we registered for was servingware even though i really don’t even entertain that often (hoping that’ll change once the kitchen is done). this gift guide was particularly fun to do because being a host is fun af.  Read More

diy / holiday / recipes / xmas

mudcloth gingerbread cookies

11.29.16

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i’m super excited about todays project! i’ve discussed collaborating with my sister-in-law lauren for years now, because she’s super creative and i think she’d make really cool things for the blog. and we finally teamed up! she suggested making mud cloth gingerbread cookies and i was like shut up lets do it right now and then we did it.  Read More

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happy thanksgiving

11.22.16

thanksgiving menu printables | almost makes perfect

i’m taking off early this week — we have family coming into town and i’m very excited to unwind and eat and all be together for a few days with no plans. we’re going to do dinner at my moms for 14 — without the kitchen we’re contributing very little, but i’ve designed place cards lol. i hope you guys in the US have a good holiday! and here are some last minute printables in case you need ’em.  Read More

diy

DIY photo recipe cards

11.21.16

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everybody who cooks has a shortlist of their greatest hits, and whenever i discover a recipe i love (whether its from a cookbook or a relative or the internet) i like to make a recipe card so i won’t forget. you might already know that i love recipe cards. now i’ve decided that adding your own photos is the best way ever to make them super personalized and special.  Read More

holiday / tips

becoming a grownup : sending holiday cards

11.11.16

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i feel like we’ve all kind of grown up these last few years. when i started the blog i was in my mid 20s, unmarried, i had barely just gotten the cats. now i’m teaching myself all sorts of ways to be an adult!

something i’ve never done in my 31 years is send out holiday cards. i always figured that was for people with kids — but since i partnered with mixbook this year to design a suite of cards, i figured this might as well be the first year to send some out.

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