Thursday, January 5, 2017

A lovely New Year

Happy New Year lovelies! Although its a new year, I'm not over the Christmas decor and have yet to take it down :) It's my favorite month, every since I gave birth to our little R in December, I LOVE decorating the house with him and doing all the festive holiday stuff together.

This year, he asked for the color red. I'm not sure if it's because its his daddy's favorite Ninja Turtle
(the red one, Raphael) or because red means Christmas to him, but I happily obliged. 

Okay, so It was a little hard at first because I didn't really have red decorations but throughout the year, I shopped the thrift stores and found some cute things. 

That red porcelain truck was an impulse dollar spot buy for $5... get in my cart you cute thing.

The tree was trimmed with red to the nine's and then I kind of just wanted a white christmas everywhere else with slight hints of red.  Can you tell our love for the Ninja Turtles is strong in this family? lol! The mini TMNT stocking is for little R's pet fish "Color" lol! He even got a present :)

We don't have a fireplace, much less a mantle but you know what? You make it work. I stuffed a bunch of books I don't read under this side table and made a faux mantle space. It worked!

And of course a little bit of red here and there :)

I brought in a few unused doors and placed them behind the tree this year. You know it isn't Christmas without succulents! So I added a few succulents into a crown on the pretty reindeer head.

I'm not gonna lie, i love it. I'm getting ready to plant them outside this weekend and they held up SO well! I didn't even have to water them for a whole month.

This little beauty was my fav. Lots of color and lots of texture. I'm hoping to make and sell a few wreaths just in time for Valentine's day :)

And of course keeping true to our mantra,  a cookie a day keeps us all happy :) lol! jk. The baking continues! Faux gingerbread cookies, these are really sugar cookies with painted fondant made to look like gingerbread cookies :) I know its crazy but i love painting on cookies! it's so relaxing.

And delicious. I made this batch for my yoga friends. I dusted these with powdered gold  and they were all kinds of sparkly and pretty. 

And you've seen those snowman marshmallows allllll over pinterest, yep we made those too. And pecan shortbread cookies.... the best part was packaging a few bags up for our neighbors. Gotta share the love right?

A special order for a client, All packaged up and ready to give XOXO. Packaging is my favorite.

I even decorated a few boxes for our gift cards. Knock knock! 

And these two pretties. I made a snow globe from a repurposed envelope and fun confetti ... the car was cut free hand and I added a mini christmas tree to it. Pretty fun and it was well received :)

And thankful for a busy holiday season in the shop! Thank you!!!

This year I tried my hand at making felt garlands and they were a hit!

I still have a few garlands available here.

And new gold detail hand drawn bags in the shop.

here is a closer look at the bag gold detail.

I'm excited about bringing new handmade product to the shop for 2017. I hope you had an amazing Christmas and Happy New Year, here's to more creativity this year!