holidays

DIY a Spiced Orange & Rosemary Name Card for Christmas Dinner

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One of my favorite things about Christmas was making hanging clove oranges with my mom. It was a super simple project for a holiday accent that made the house smell amazing. Try it out yourself and go further by turning it into a name card for your upcoming dinner party. What... read more

8 Fabulously Naughty Gifts for Two

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This holiday season, gift yourself (or your favorite couple) something cheeky that's made for two. We found eight gifts that could will turn up the heat in the most delightful of ways. For the couple that spends quality time under the sheets, crisp white sheets with gold scalloping will do just the trick. We also... read more

8 Christmas Cookies That'll Make You a Holiday Favorite

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You've waited all year for an excuse to eat cookie after cookie after cookie. After gifts, they're the next best Christmas treat. From chocolate and oatmeal to sugar and spice and everything nice, these cookies leave no crumbs behind.

Holiday Oatmeal Cookies Kick off the holidays with a fan favorite! These traditional oatmeal... read more

Tricks to Warm Up Your Home for the Holidays from Stylist Lily Hetzler

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Remember when Nativen Creative Director, Lily Hetzler, invited us into her amazing Brooklyn pad? Well, who better to share some holiday home decorating advice than the stylist herself? We caught up with Hetzler over spiced cider to chat simple tricks to transform your house into a cozy home for the holiday season.

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Holiday Giveaway! Win a BarkBox Subscription

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'Tis the season for giveaways! This time around, we're giving you the chance to win a 6-month BarkBox subscription...because the canine in your life deserves an awesome Christmas gift, too! For any dog-owner who isn't already obsessed with BarkBox, it's a monthly subscription service that delivers everything from gourmet treats to... read more

Keeping it Simple: Vanilla Pound Cake

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Whether giving your taste buds a vacation from the holiday season's elaborate desserts, or looking to bake something that you've always known and loved, this simple yet delicious vanilla pound cake is perfect for all occasions! What You'll Need: Cake: 2 sticks of butter, softened (room temp) 3/4 cup granulated sugar 4 eggs 1 1/2... read more

The Best DIY Facial for the Holiday Season: A Cranberry Orange Cream Mask

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Holiday stress and sleepless nights from prepping and hosting countless dinners with family drama can lead to your skin freaking out. We want you to put your best face forward this season, so we asked New York-based natural skincare guru, Cecilia Wong, to formulate a simple mask that will revitalize you. The best part? It's... read more

Knock-Off This Pottery Barn's Advent Calendar With This Simple DIY

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We're counting down the days until Christmas and there's no better way to do so than with an advent calendar. Breurposed shared her easy-to-do trick to knock off this pretty Pottery Barn version. What You'll Need: A wood plank, size of your choice Wood stain or paint or spray paint Chipboard letters Number stickers... read more

Kaufmann Mercantile Offers Artisan Personal Shopping Online for the Design Obsessed

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We discovered Kaufmann Mercantile and quickly became obsessed with their highly-curated selection of top quality home goods, personal accessories, grocery and garden supplies. Seriously, spend two seconds on the site and you’ll quickly learn what this artisan brand is all about: quality. With the holiday season here, we wanted to chat with founder, Sebastian Kaufmann about... read more

Party Perfect: Savory Pesto Pinwheels

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An easy, halfway-homemade party app that requires only three ingredients? Yes, please! Make it this weekend: What You'll Need: 1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed 1/2 cup store-bought pesto 1 egg, lightly beaten Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Roll out the puff pastry sheet onto a parchment-lined baking... read more
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