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DIY, Food, Gift Guide

Easy DIY Hot Chocolate Jars

DIY Hot Chocolate

This year, I really wanted to spend time making presents that I'd be giving to friends and family. Homemade gifts are such a nice idea, especially if they feel personal. I also wanted the idea to be something that didn't just sit on the shelf taking up space- I wanted it to serve a purpose and be useful. It would need to be something that everyone on my list would enjoy, but also something that wouldn't break my budget. With the help of Pinterest and my friend Taylor (she's the best for brainstorming sessions), I decided I would make little jars of hot chocolate! It was so easy, and I only spent about $25 making 16 of them. Read on to see how I did it!   Jars: Dollarama ($3 for a 4 pack) Cocoa Powder…

DIY, Gift Guide

Gift Wrapping Inspo

This year I decided to give myself some creative freedom and wrap all my presents differently. My holiday Pinterest board helped to inspire me, and now I want to inspire you! I think everyone's to-do list this week includes gift wrapping, so here are a few simple DIY ideas to help you get started. Gold Painted I got my inspiration from this post by My Domaine. I took a flat tipped paint brush and some gold paint, laid it out flat, and painted until I got the desired effect. The faster you go, the better. All Wrapped Up I liked this effect so much, I used it on two presents! I just picked up some string from HomeSense and wrapped it around the package multiple times. I also added a few Christmas-y details that I found…

Gift Guide, Lifestyle

2016 Inspirational Gift Guide

Gift guides are in full swing now that it's December, so I'm allowed to start getting all Christmas-y on you guys! I wanted to put together a little something just in case you're stuck on what to get that one person. I'll be doing more posts on this topic as the month goes on (such as budget gifts, DIY gifts and wrapping!), but I just wanted to serve up some inspiration for now, cause you know, that's what I'm all about. Let me know how you like! (Source: Free People x Urban Outfitters) (source: Herbivore Botanicals) (source: Instagram x Free People x Dr. Alkaitis) (source: Anthropologie x Pochette Gavotte x Matt and Nat) Alpine Faux Fur Earmuffs from Free People - I have a pair in Silver Grey and love them! ($26.40) Moxi Roller Skates -…