Yearly Archives: 2008

Rosemary Trees and Frosted Candles

Rosemary Trees and Frosted Candles

This year presented a Christmas Tree Dilemma.  The biggest room in our apartment is the living room, which has been turned into a studio for our various projects, including a printing press, paper supplies, and so on.  It’s where we…

Sugared Donut Holes

Sugared Donut Holes

  {Source} Originally posted Design Sponge, and created by Wanwisa from Modern Vintage, these sugared donut holes are perfect for Christmas morning treats. Everyone in the family loved them. They were easy to make, and so perfectly warm and sugary. Sugared…

Serene White Bedroom

Serene White Bedroom

Doesn’t this bedroom just make you want to sink into it and never get up? Found via Katie D-I-D.

Decor: Belathee Photography

The perfect print for wintertime. {Belathee Photography via LH Events}

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

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Bento Style

Bento Style

I’m not sure when my love of everything miniature started. Maybe it’s when I realized I would always be the shortest in the class. Or when the first twelve-year-old thought it was an accomplishment to be taller than I. But…

Stacked Tomato with Mozzarella

Stacked Tomato with Mozzarella

  This amazing work of tomato art can be found on Max Wanger’s website. Slice buffalo mozzarella and a garden tomato. Layer the slices with basil leaves and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Delicious.

Our $100 Christmas

Our $100 Christmas

Frank and I usually establish a lot of guidelines for Christmas gifts. The first is budget, the second is type of gift, and then we sometimes add in a theme. This year, we had a budget of $50 each and…

Decor: f2images

While searching milk glass on Etsy (inspired by E’s post), I found a lovely shop from f2images. This shot of milk bottles is my absolute favorite and would make a lovely Christmas gift! Her work ranges in price from $10…

Recipe: Basic Hummus

Tired of spending more money than I should to feed my hummus addiction, I started making batches of it last week.  This recipe is unbelievably easy and well worth the ten minutes it takes to finish.  It’s also perfect for…

Scott Horne

Scott Horne

All images found here on Scott’s website.

Christmas Traditions

Christmas Traditions

Originally posted on Elizabeth Anne Designs: Living, this essay reflects on childhood Christmas traditions. Enjoy! Growing up, we drove every year to see my grandparents in Tampa for Christmas.  I remember counting trucks on the long drive during the night,…

Christmas Vectors

Christmas Vectors

A few custom illustrations for our annual Christmas card. Designed by D2L Studios (aka my husband!).

DIY Christmas Gift Tags

DIY Christmas Gift Tags

DIY Gift Tags Print out these simple gift tags as a free Christmas gift from Honeysuckle Life!

Hot Cocoa and Marshmallows

Hot Cocoa and Marshmallows

Winter has hit all over and we’re craving warm drinks today! If you’re feeling especially creative, here are some good recipes for homemade hot cocoa and marshmallows. For the extra credit, dip the mug in granulated sugar or crushed peppermint to…

Mini Christmas cakes

Mini Christmas cakes

Today I’m loving these mini cakes from Bakerella. All would be perfect for holiday baking! Best part?  They’re mini!  For the recipe and details, visit her blog.

No Greater Love

We know what poverty means, first of all: to be hungry for bread, to need clothing, and to not have a home.  But there is a far greater kind of poverty.  It means being unwanted, unloved and neglected…Abandonment is an…

DIY Patchwork Decoupage Canvas

DIY Patchwork Decoupage Canvas

In need of some budget artwork for a craft or office area? This paper patchwork canvas is the perfect project. It takes about an hour to complete, and costs $10 to $20 depending on what you have on hand. It…

Winter 2008 Reading List

Winter months mean shorter days and lots of cold winter nights where this introverted writer just doesn’t want to go outside in the cold. All of this adds up to a lot of time catching up on fun reading. I’ve…

Cost to Drive

I’m not sure where I found this very useful website, but it has proved invaluable while planning our holiday travel budget. Cost To Drive does exactly what it sounds like–calculates the cost to drive from one point to another.  It’s…

Arm and Leg Warmers

Arm and Leg Warmers

Two projects from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. For those winter days where you just don’t feel like putting on another pair of jeans or long sleeves. If you want the free version, check out this list of projects from Knitting Central.

Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette

Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette

What we know as “balsamic vinegar” is actually a misnomer because it isn’t actually vinegar. It’s made from cooking a specific type of white grape juice called Trebbiano. Only two consortia produce true traditional balsamic vinegar, Reggio Emilia and neighboring…

Making the Holidays More Meaningful

Making the Holidays More Meaningful

The holidays can be the best and worst of times for caretakers. We have over a month to celebrate with loved ones. We see the best in people. We plan gifts and celebrate. But with good comes bad. We also…

Ridiculously Easy Tomato Soup

Ridiculously Easy Tomato Soup

  {Image via Eat N Be Fit} Tomato soup and basil go together like a horse and carriage. It’s the perfect match, and this soup is the perfect match for those nights when you really don’t want to cook. And…

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

Inspired by Molly, I give you the following items I am thankful for! My husband. I cannot describe the immense love I have for this man. He wakes me up with a smile every morning, even when I make him…

Making Your Guests Feel Special

Making Your Guests Feel Special

I love this bit of advice about pampering guests during holiday celebrations: Your goal should be to delight and pamper your guests in any circumstance, but at a Big Squeeze dinner party, go the extra mile. Douse the electric lights,…

Thanksgiving Cards

Thanksgiving Cards

A hand drawn turkey printed on curry cardstock from Paper Source. We’ll be using these cards at our Thanksgiving table this year along with these beautiful pine cone flowers posted on Ritzy Bee. Placed at our holiday table, it’s an…

Festive Table Settings

Festive Table Settings

Images from: Once Wed, Evergreen Memories, Martha Stewart, Matthew Mead. Lovely Thanksgiving entertaining details to inspire you. From paper ornaments to easy DIY escort cards, all include a bit of the natural world in them.  

Rachael Ray’s French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup is one of those fall comfort foods that deeply satisfies, not just when you consume it, but while you’re creating the soup. The smell of onions caramelizing. The splash and sizzle of red wine when it hits…

Finding Meaning in Daily Activities

Finding Meaning in Daily Activities

Originally posted on Elizabeth Anne Designs: Living.  I recently read a profile of Jennifer Aniston in Vogue in which she talked about the roles she has played in movies. Specifically, her role in the new movie He’s Just Not That…

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