For a holiday party this year, I thought it would be fun to host a dinner party where all the food was miniature. My friend Andrea came up with the perfect mini menu. I wanted a fun way to present it so I went to the hardware store and bought some thin planks of wood and some bricks to line up all the pretty dishes down the table. It was so easy and looked so pretty. I always shop at Crate and Barrel for mini dishes (I have for years!). They have the best selection of appetizer plates and holiday entertaining supplies. Click through below to our party.
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Well it’s almost 2015 and I don’t have a hoverboard (as promised by movies from the 80’s) but I have the next best thing: a robot that cleans for me. Today, I’m partnering with iRobot to give one away! We keep our Roomba in our studio and after we are done crafting for the day we pick up the big pieces of cardboard and then the Roomba gets to work. I love coming into the studio every morning to a clean floor. The Roomba is super advanced, it gets to all those hard-to-reach places and passes over every section of the floor until it’s totally clean. I love that I can multitask: the Roomba keeps cleaning while I run errands. iRobot also sells robots that can scrub & mop your floors, clean out your gutters, and even clean your pool. To see the Roomba in action, click here! Now I just need a robot that can bring me a root beer float every night and I’m all set.
(PS – Make sure you click through below for your chance to win a brand new Roomba 880 – worth $700!)
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Here’s a fun video I made with Minted. I’ve been a huge Minted fan for years. Their paper quality is AMAZING. This video features their New Art Collections – which make perfect gifts for Christmas. They’ve got a bunch of exclusive foil-pressed prints that are perfectly shiny. Or if you want a more personalize gift, they also have prints that feature birth stones and zodiac signs. The video also shows some peeks at my studio and home.
This post is sponsored by Minted: give the gift of Art this holiday season.
It’s advent calendar time! I usually put one together over the Thanksgiving Break. We have a tradition of doing one little Christmas activity everyday. Sometimes it is small things like drinking spiced cider but sometimes it’s a bigger activity like going to see the Nutcracker. Those little things were the most important part of the holidays for me when I was younger so we try to keep that going. I picked up these awesome treat bags at Paper Mart and knew they’d be perfect for an easy advent calendar. To make them just print the numbers directly onto the bags. I like to include a few little toys or treats for the boys in addition to a Christmas activity. What do you include in your advent calendar? See all of our advent calendar ideas here.
Step 1: Change your printer settings to fit the size of your paper bags and then print numbers 1-24 onto them.
Step 2: Fill the bags with treats and/or printed activities to celebrate each day until Christmas
Step 3: Hang the bags onto ribbon with paper clips or mini clothespins.
This post is sponsored by Paper Mart. My favorite resource for packaging and craft supplies.
Photography by Karen Cline of Pretty Simple Productions for Oh Happy Day
1. Victoria’s parties are the best.
2. What to do with all that leftover pumpkin pie…
3. I can’t get over this pretty wrapping paper.
4. I just want to drink these all day.
5. The most awesome hat ever.