Happy thanksgiving! 2015 has been an especially wonderful year for us. We celebrated Jennifer and Jay’s marriage in April, we welcomed Baby Ed in September… and there have been countless other small victories and miracles in between. And of course we are thankful for all you who read this blog! We are truly blessed beyond measure. We hope you all have a relaxing day with family or friends (or maybe both!), with plenty of time to reflect on your own blessings as well. xo
We woke up this past Sunday like it was Christmas morning… Sugar Paper Holiday for Target had ARRIVED. We legit couldn’t get our orders in fast enough. Here are a few of the gift-wrapping goods we scooped, but let’s be honest… we scooped pretty much everything.
Psssst Order today and get 10% off the prices below! 15% off if you order 3 items! Ridiculous…
Now, time to buy presents to wrap! Shouldn’t be a problem…
Happy Thanksgiving! Words can’t express how thankful we both are for our wonderful families, friends (especially each other!) and (of course) our readers. If you haven’t made place cards for today’s feast, check out this printable from Almost Makes Perfect and get everyone talking about what they’re most thankful for this year.
We absolutely love experimenting with cocktails during the holidays. This bourbon maple apple cider is totally on our radar:
Bourbon Maple Apple Cider Makes 2
6 ounces Bourbon
4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
4-6 teaspoons pure maple syrup to taste
1 cup spiced apple cider
apple slices for garnish
1. Fill glasses and a cocktail shaker with ice. To shaker, add bourbon, lemon juice, maple syrup, and apple cider; shake vigorously.
2. Strain into glasses and garnish each with a slice of apple. Enjoy!
Happy Memorial Day! Today we are thankful for our freedom and forever grateful to those who have given their lives serving our country.
Visit our Pinterest album red + white + blue to view the links for these images. Need some last-minute recipe inspiration? Check out some of our fave summer recipes here. We hope you all have a fantastic holiday.
Over the years, my home decorating style has evolved from a strictly neutral palette (cream, black and khaki – classic to be sure, but also pretty boring) to one with more and more colors (a little green here, some turquoise there). Over the last year, I’ve added a few red and pink accents to my home. Here, my two faves.
And now, a few things on my To Buy list. Joe, stop reading.
What do you think? Are you a neutral-only person, or is your house a riot of color? Tweet us @glitter_blog _xo!
We are in serious recovery mode from Christmas. Serious. We’ll report on our holiday happenings soon. In the meantime, let’s start thinking about New Years. Here’s what we’re feeling for a glittery, glam ensemble:
Happy Friday! Our shopping is basically done (phew!). We’re tying up a few odds and ends this weekend, and then…THE WRAPPING BEGINS. We’ve gathered a few of our favorites wrapping ideas for today’s Friday Five.
1. For the ladies in your lives: We rarely have a white Christmas in Georgia. We’ll take pink instead!
2. For bottles of wine: Use this genius idea from Martha Stewart to wrap your bottles of vino. No wine bag required.
3. For the eco-friendly giver (or receiver):Another idea from Martha. Layer vintage or re-purposed papers like wallpaper scraps, grocery bags or newsprint pages and use fabric scraps or ribbon remnants to make a unique bow.
4. For the men: Um, how cute is this idea from blogger Sweet Paul? Wrap gift boxes in an old plaid shirt (or just buy cheap plaid fabric) and use a glue gun to secure the folds. Don’t go crazy with the glue–it only has to hold for a few days! Finish with a bow tie.
5. For children (or the young at heart): We love this idea for re-purposing holiday cards into monogram gift tags (save this year’s to use next year!). Stencil the child’s first initial on a holiday card, cut out, and hole-punch. Secure with ribbon.
BONUS: Check out these wrapping tips from Better Homes and Gardens.
Wrapping gifts is one of our favorite holiday traditions. If we lived in the same city, we would totally grab a bottle of wine and wrapping supplies, turn on “Mariah Carey Christmas” on Pandora, and make a night of it.