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Beer Bread Kit

9 Dec



I don't know about you, but I love thinking about, shopping for, and making gifts for Christmas. Even though there's always (way, way) too much to do, I really look forward to this crazy time of year! [...]

Personalized Clay Cross

1 May



Greg and I made this cross as a baptism gift for our nephew James (since he couldn't partake in the cross cookies). This is the Santiago cross, or cross of St. James. I love the interesting shape, but it was certainly my most difficult clay project to date! [...]

Initial and Heart Sugar Cookies

10 Feb



We already know that I'd be lost without my letter cookie cutters (exhibit a and b), but here's another project to confirm it! I made these initial and heart sugar cookies for a sweet cousin-in-law's bridal shower over the weekend. [...]

Faux Apple Tart

16 Sep



We recently attended the wedding of Greg’s former coworker, a friend who has since moved to Michigan for graduate school. I loved seeing all the apple-baking items on the couples' registry; apple picking is such a fun way for Californians to take advantage of autumn in Michigan! [...]

Map Cookies

24 Aug



A few of my girlfriends recently had a going-away tea party for our sweet friend, Kelley. I made these USA cookies with hearts to mark where we and she will be living for the next few years. Too far away! [...]

Alphabet Shower Decor and Activity

28 Jul



I hung alphabet flash cards as a garland for my French-themed baby shower. After a bit of searching, I found several adorable free designs — I'm so thankful for the generous individuals who share their high-quality printables online! I love these cards, but decided on the French cards — the most fitting for the party! [...]

Potted Flower Favors and Flags

14 Jul



As I've mentioned before, I love favors. For a recent baby shower, I bought a few six packs of annuals and potted them in biodegradable pots to give as thank yous. The mass of favor flowers also served as an instant decoration, beautifully covering the cabinet in my entryway. [...]

Play Donuts and Donut Pops

1 Mar



Our goddaughter's second birthday was a Sunday-morning donuts-and-coffee celebration. The kids were adorable with their donuts, sugar rush and all! [...]

2012 in Review

9 Jan



Bird Seed Snowman [...]

Ombre Paper Bow

1 Sep



I'll be the first to admit that I've been slow to embrace the ombre trend that's now so hugely popular. I think it's because I spend a lot of my day job arguing that clients don't actually need to add gradients to every. single. little. thing. And let's be honest here — ombre is just a fancy French word for gradient. [...]