last minute holiday gift ideas

last minute gifts

Anyone else’s Christmas shopping decidedly NOT done? Have no fear, today, I’m sharing some easy gifts to MAKE! Perfect for those hard-to-shop-for folks on your list–there’s something here for everybody!

doily canvas bags from under the sycamore 

 hoop ornament tutorial from burlap+blue

diy bath fizzies from martha stewart

mason jar pincushions from stolen moments 

labeled bath jars from the idea room

instagram photos into cards from say yes to hoboken

diy soap bottles from the idea room 

chalkboard coasters from crazy wonderful

tshirt braided headbands from make it & love it

stenciled animal mugs from country living 

rice heating pad tutorial from the green wife

decorated clipboard from skip to my lou

diy silhouettes from the anderson crew 

yarn ball bookmark from design mom

etched hot cocoa jar from oopesy daisy

diy monogram mugs from design mom 

fabric covered notebooks from between the lines

candy cane sugar scrub from jacolyn murphy

glitter candle holder from house of earnest 

diy custom coasters from fellow fellow

salted caramel hot chocolate mix from pennies on a platter

anthropologie-inspired candle from life in grace

diy vanilla extract from bake at 350

felt coffee cozies from the purl bee


10 christmas tree alternatives that may be even better than the real thing

Maybe you love to put a unique spin on traditional holiday decor, or maybe you just dislike the idea of lugging home a tree, lugging it back out after the holidays, and still finding needles in your home months after Christmas. Whatever the reason, I have 10 christmas tree alternatives that may make even the most enthusiastic tree trimmer rethink their holiday decor!


free people


say yes


homey oh my


handmade charlotte

alternative christmas tree no1 d

a few pretty things


family sponge


the art of doing stuff


martha stewart


emily henderson




snow day box {a tutorial}

snow day ideas

Snow days! I don’t know about you, but for my family, the first one of the year is always cause for excitement. With the weather getting colder, I wanted a fun and creative way to make the most of our first snow day, so I put together this Snow Day Box! Don’t have kids yourself? This would make a perfect family gift for the holidays, who doesn’t love a snow day?

snow day ideas

First up, you’ll need a clever and fun snack idea, preferably one that adults and kids would enjoy. Pop Works & Company has come up with a unique twist to a traditional party favorite-popcorn! They start with airy popcorn, add sweet glazes and sprinkles bits of sweet treats over the top, resulting in three delicious flavors (clockwise, from top) Birthday Cake, Salted Caramel & Fudge, and  Cookies & Cream.

snow day ideas

I added a few other easy items to my box: a fun book that fits our theme (a DVD would be a good choice as well), hot cocoa (don’t forget the marshmallows), and a Dress Your Own Snowman kit for when we decide to venture into our winter wonderland!

snow day treats

Package it all up in a box (I found this one at Target), add a cute tag or label, and you’re done!

snow day

I can think of about five families I want to gift one of these to, and I love the fact that it’s all ready to go, no running around as the flurries start falling trying to find a way to celebrate the first snow day of the season.

snow day

Can we talk for another moment, though, about this amazing popcorn? Not only is Pop Works & Company the clear star of our Snow Day Box, but I also plan on using it for our hostess gifts this year. What better way to say “thank you for having us” than some yummy popcorn?

If you want some for your own gifting needs (or for yourself, I won’t tell!) Pop Works & Company is sold exclusively online is offering an introductory price of $15.99 on its Pop Box, a colorful and versatile box which can be filled with the 3 different popcorn flavors. They’re also offering free 2-Day shipping through New Year’s Eve.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.