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Happy Friday!

Today is our last day in Australia and it’s been a really fun, restful couple of weeks. Although I’m excited to be home next week and see Daisy (the hound) and Justi (the horse). Those too have been missed dearly!

If you’re wanting to get in the holiday spirit this weekend, here are some fun DIYs to try. Have a happy December weekend!

This week I’m loving…

  1. You had me at no-sew.
  2. Colorful ways to wrap gifts.
  3. Faux fur and art inspired stockings.
  4. Make a whole herd of these cute balloons.

P.S.

Add elves or Christmas cacti to your desktop.

Fun makeup bags that make great gifts.

Not your grandma’s Christmas village.

Adorable clay ornaments.

Ornaments make a fun advent calendarThere are tons more on my Pinterest board.

A colorful wood block garland.

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December 2017 Christmas Cactus Calendar Wallpaper

Happy Holidays!

The holidays are in full swing and if you haven’t already decked the halls you can at least deck your desktop today! Whether you’re  having a warm winter or dreaming of some sunshine, this free Christmas cactus wallpaper will get you in the holiday spirit. Download it for your computer, phone and tablet with a handy December 2017 calendar. It’s also available without a calendar so you can keep it up a little bit longer. Enjoy!

DOWNLOAD THE NOVEMBER PUMPKIN WALLPAPER

Desktop | Desktop with calendar | Desktop with quote
Laptop | Laptop with calendar | Laptop with quote
iPhone | iPhone with calendar | iPhone with quote | iPhone home screen
iPad | iPad with calendar | iPad with quote | iPad home screen
Apple Watch

Design and illustration by Sarah Khandjian | downloads for personal consumer use only

Want to use these graphics in your own designs?

Good news! You can purchase them over in my Creative Market shop. Your purchase includes vector, fully editable files and transparent PNG files of each cactus. Hop on over to my shop to download them today.

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Gift Ideas for Pets and Their People

Today’s gift guide is for pets and their owners. It’s for your neighbor who is a crazy cat lady and for your bff who is a dog mom. There’s a gift idea for both dog and cat lovers to fit every budget so check out the list below.

Gift Ideas for Dog and Cat Lovers

  1. Candy cane bowtie dog collar – because their pup has to dress for the holidays too.
  2. Candy cane flower dog collar – gift with a matching candy cane leash.
  3. Hanging cat planter – because plant lady is the new cat lady.
  4. Custom pet portrait by Erik Drageset – yes, this is our hound Daisy! Painted by our talented neighbor this makes a special gift for all pet owners.
  5. Wire cat ornament – for the cat owners tree. Also can be used to decorate a gift.
  6. Dog treat tin – gift it with a batch of homemade dog treats.
  7. Modern ceramic pet bowls – because their pet needs a millennial pink water or food dish. Available in various colors and sizes.
  8. Wire dog ornament – for the dog lover’s Christmas tree.
  9. Cheeseburger wool dog toy – dogs will think it’s almost as good as the real thing.
  10. Casper pet mattress – their dog can try it risk-free for 100 days. Seriously.

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Harvest Snaps DIY Mini Snack Bowl Gift Set

Today I’m excited to share a fun and super easy DIY gift that you might just want to keep for yourself. I’ve partnered with my favorite snack company, Harvest Snaps, to create colorful, patterned mini bowls that are just the perfect size for holding snacks, dips, sauces and more. They make a great host or hostess gift and your friend who loves to cook is sure to adore them.

With all the holiday sweets and rich foods in the days ahead, these bowls are a handy reminder to snack healthy this season. Keep a set for yourself and fill them up with your favorite Harvest Snaps to satisfy your savory cravings throughout the holiday.

Watch the video below to see how to make a set!

 

Supplies

Rubbing alcohol
Mini porcelain bowls
Porcelain paint pens
Oven

Directions

  1. Wipe the outside of each bowl with rubbing alcohol and allow it to dry completely.
  2. Use the porcelain paint pens to doodle on each bowl. You can create stars, hearts, squiggles, or any pattern or shape you like. Once complete, allow the bowl to dry 24 hours.
  3. Place the dry, decorated bowls on a baking sheet in a cold oven. Turn the oven on to 320°F and bake for 30 minutes. It’s very important to not preheat the oven. Doing so could cause the bowls to break or even shatter in the oven. After 30 minutes, turn off the oven and allow the bowls to cool completely in the oven before removing them.
  4. Stack up the bowl and tie a pretty ribbon around them for a simple, handmade gift.

This video was created in partnership with Harvest Snaps

Easy Homemade Pumpkin and Chocolate Pecan Pie Pops

Each holiday season, I love to feature classic recipes with a new twist. Today I’m excited to partner with Kenmore to share a fun recipe for toaster oven pie pops. They are so simple to make they can be made in a Kenmore 4-Slice Toaster Oven. And they are sure to be a big hit among both kids and adults at your holiday party!

Kenmore recently revamped their blog and it now features tons of recipes, how-to’s, buying guides, home hacks and more. So if you’re looking for holiday dinner recipe ideas or been wondering if what’s the latest in oven and ranges, you can find it all there.

Head over to the Kenmore blog today to check out my recipe for homemade pumpkin and chocolate pecan pie pops!

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