Let’s be real, it wouldn’t be a holiday around here without a macaron craft, so obviously these DIY Thanksgiving turkey macarons were a no-brainer! They’d also be pretty perfect for keeping the little ones entertained while the adults handle the real thing, but I’m totally not trying to get your kids sugared up before dinner or anything.
See the full tutorial for these little guys over on the Minted blog, right here! Do you all have any clever traditions or tactics for keeping the littles entertained on Thanksgiving?
photos by Jared Smith
I have a little confession to make, I’m kind of a fan girl over Alana Jones Mann. It’s a love affair I’ve been meaning to tell you about since I met her at a blog conference last year and she handed me a business card that was a slice of cake made out of a makeup sponge. I practically asked her if we could be best friends right on the spot.
Somehow I convinced her almost a year later to help me create a Thanksgiving tabletop idea I’ve been dreaming up (since she is the queen of cupcake toppers, after all), and the end result is kind of blowing my mind! To bring a little extra handmade action to the table, I created DIY gold leaf napkin rings to go along with Alana’s edible DIY Thanksgiving dinner cake toppers…
photos by Jared Smith
The holidays really mean two things around here: one being that cake and cookies are always a good idea, and two, my mint green, gold, and white color combination obsession is in season for a full month. Let’s just say I always run with that for as long as I can, and H&M is helping support the habit.
My ideal holiday style keeps you party ready either as a host or party-goer, plus a few gift ideas on my Pinterest board for gift giving for everything in between. And of course, there always has to be a DIY…
Well today marks the day that we take our friendship to the next level, because I’m totally about to let my cat lover flag fly high. Not that it’s exactly been hidden all of these years, I mean, my cat Thomas was Mr. December last year for Kelly’s annual fundraising calendar (not to brag or anything). Plus let’s be honest, Taylor Swift is totally make cats cool again after that Diet Coke commercial, right?
Nonetheless, I decided to hop on the Feastivities train with loud and proud with a handmade gift idea for your fellow cat lover loved ones with this DIY cat trinket dish. This one’s for you, Mom! (she’s actually allergic to cats, I just thought that’d make her proud)…