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New video! In celebration of Mother’s Day I made a Cookie Flower Bouquet for my mom 💐🍪💕 #ad #WiltonCakes


This post was created in partnership with Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker. All opinions are my own.

I’ve written a lot about holiday traditions—and lack thereof—in the previous weeks. I’ve written about creating rituals that sustain and hearten, and how the absence of such rituals can be particularly difficult in times of celebration and gathering. We all want, at the end of the day, to feel held, embraced, buoyed by the people around us, and the beauty we share with those people. But, increasingly, we live far from family, and often even farther from places that really feel like home. I’m still not sure Los Angeles feels like home to me, but, more than ever before, I want it to.

My list of New Year’s resolutions reads more like a home improvement to-do list than a set of self-improvement goals. I’m fine with my diet, but my walls need art, my closets need cleaning, my storage system needs reorganizing, my kitchen needs a major overhaul. Perhaps it’s because my publisher just sent the Kale & Caramel cookbook off to the printer in China and I’m already itching for the next thing, but I’m deeply interested in nesting right now. Nesting, and making homemade holiday gifts, that is.

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etsyfindoftheday | gifts for: the DIY lover | 12.11.16

DIY forest theme terrarium kit by tghgrows

plant lovers and DIY lovers alike will dig this do-it-yourself terrarium kit inspired by a mossy forest — it comes with an ionantha air plant, multicolored pebbles and moss, dried flowers, bark and nuts, plus the clear glass globe.

Copper Rose

The copper rose is an easy, affordable project that requires minimal time or tools to make.  

I have always wanted to learn how to work with metal but never really had the tools or the time to practice making anything. So, when I finally found a project that is cheap, easy to make, and requires barely any tools, I started filling my house with them. These metal roses make awesome decorations for your house and even awesomer gifts to anyone worthy of your affection.