Category Archives: Holiday

DIY santa footprints


DIY santa footprints | DIY santa footprints |

photos by Jared Smith

Not that I’m into deceiving the of the nations or anything, but I figure if we’re going to convince them that Santa is real we might at as go big or go home. Alas, these DIY santa footprints will surely freak them out about the idea of the north pole (especially if your in climates where no snow is in sight).

The good news is eventually they’ll realize so we’re not terrible people after all, and secondly, you can make these footprints in approximately 15 minutes, give or take your perfectionist tendencies…

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3 Christmas Cocktails and Workshop Recap


serve mini Christmas cocktails serve mini Christmas cocktails

photos by Jared Smith, bottom three by Smilebooth

In case you couldn’t make it to our holiday cocktail and entertaining workshop a few weeks ago here in Houston, fret no more. I’ve got all of the entertaining details, christmas cocktails, and recap photos right here for you, plus, you can even download the printable cocktail menu I used for styling the bar cart!

Alba created the cocktails for the class using some of her favorite holiday go-to’s and a dash of the White Whale cocktail mixes. To bring it all together I styled a bar cart with some of my favorite vintage drink-ware and a few simple touches like the mini cocktail menu and easel so guests knew what they’d be sipping. For a less hands on approach, I recommended that hosts make batches of cocktails in advance with a cute pitcher, or even use mini bottles for guests to grab and go.  serve mini Christmas cocktails

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DIY Holiday card mobile


A DIY holiday card mobile | A DIY holiday card mobile |

We all know you have stacks of Christmas cards laying around by the time the middle of December rolls, and this DIY holiday card mobile is the perfect answer to that. Double bonus, it acts as a free cat toy, too! Just kidding…

You can see the full tutorial over on Julep, right here!

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4 Creative ways to display desserts


four creative ways to display desserts | four creative ways to display desserts |

photos by Jared Smith

To help you with the age old question of what the heck to do with all things sweet that doesn’t consist of devouring them in one bite, I teamed up with Shari’s Berries to bring you four creative ways to display desserts this holiday season. Surprisingly, there are no real DIY’s involved because you can literally just whip these up with things you already have or a quick trip to the craft store (or Amazon, in case you’re addicted like me)…

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