Simple Stenciled Gift Tags

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Yesterday I shed some light on stencil abuse and how you can help end it. Today I’m putting stencil skills to good use in a simple stenciled gift tag project with supplies from Martha Stewart Crafts. I love a handmade touch on gift wrap. Nothing crazy, just a little something. A handmade gift is even […]

Judgement-Free Homemade Vanilla For All

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I’m just getting around to sharing our gift for many of our friends and neighbors. While the holidays are over, I thought you might like to see it. I’d pinned the idea over the summer and finally made a batch in the Fall for holiday gifts. If you already know how to make homemade vanilla, […]

A Very FPS Christmas

Living overseas, it’s important to get started on your Christmas cards pretty early.  I wish I could say that I’ve learned this, but it’s a completely intellectual knowledge that doesn’t seem to affect real life at all.  This is the 5th Christmas that I’ve waited until the end of November and then flipped out. As […]

Card Stock + Mod Podge = Ornament

All of these ornaments were made with multiple layers of cardstock mod podged together.  See Susan’s tutorial for more information.  I cut these with my silhouette, but you could cut simple shapes by hand, or use a decorative paper punch.  I really love how the multiple layers of card stock make these ornaments look and […]

Feather Earrings: A Tutorial

Earlier this year I was totally wowed by this post by Jessica Jones of How About Orange. I’m surprised it’s taken me this long to finally try it myself– I love the idea so much.  Because I fail miserably at doing things the same way anyone else does, I set about making earrings with layered […]

How We’re Celebrating the Season

There are a few established traditions happening around our house. The tree. The lights. Decorations. Some baking. Chocolate advent calendars.  And there are a few new ones. First, there’s Reindeercam. It’s a 24 hour webcam that shows exactly what’s happening at the north pole, in case you neeeeed to know.  In the morning they’re kinda […]