Are you in holiday mode yet? We are pushing full steam ahead! There are things to be made! Decor to be added and? Gifts to be bought! We’re doing 3 gift guides this year for every budget starting with gifts for $25 and under, perfect for so many different friends and family and co-workers in your life. Take a peek below!
Tis’ the season for giving! Does the hustle and bustle of this busy season ever seem to overwhelm you? It can be a bit much to take on. The pressure of finding the perfect gift for all the people on your list is almost too much to take. To combat the stress, we’ve committed to focus our efforts this season on simply giving back and showing love. Particularly, giving back to the shinning women in our lives. We all know someone who is constantly serving, loving, supporting, or inspiring, and we want to recognize as many as we can! Really, the best gifts aren’t about the actual gift at all, but rather showing people you care. Wendy Ahlman is one such woman that deserves some appreciation. We’ve teamed up with True Value to give Wendy a Christmas surprise this year and show her how much the community loves her!
As a girl, I loved helping to decorate the tree each year for Christmas. I would carefully unwrap each ornament and place it on the tree. My favorites were always the vintage clip-on candles and birds from my Grandma. Recently I’ve seen a resurgence of this type of ornament and I love it! I decided I could make a pretty similar rendition using paper and it would be a lot cheaper too. It’s a very common Scandinavian tradition to decorate your tree with candles, so this Paper Candle Christmas Tree Ornament is a little homage to my roots! All you need is small baking liners, paper, and glitter and you’ll have a tree all aglow in no time!
Check out the step by step photos to create your own paper candle ornaments!
What are some of your Thanksgiving traditions? Maybe you go on a Turkey Trot the morning of Halloween. Perhaps you see a movie in the evening? I know a lot of people who watch way too much football 😉 One particular tradition beloved at the Lars Studio is watching the Macy’s Day Parade on the morning of Thanksgiving. The floats, the music, the dancing, it’s all so magical! As the cooking and baking preparations are well underway, we watch the parade march past Central Park and there is nothing better! Nostalgia at its finest, that’s what the holidays are all about, right? So we bottled up our love for that tradition and created this Macy’s Day Parade Tablescape for our monthly tablescape series complete with taxi car place cards! Say hello to your new Thanksgiving tradition.
See how to create the full tablescape after the jump!
Thanksgiving is in 3 weeks! If you’re on the ball, that means you’re probably already working on a menu and planning for the great feast. For the rest of us, we’re just hoping that we get invited to that house! Thanksgiving is traditionally spent with family and loved ones. People travel far and wide to join together to eat, drink, and be merry. Though perhaps you can’t get work off or don’t have the time or money to travel. Enter: Friendsgiving! Friendsgiving is a version of Thanksgiving but rather than family members, it’s your friends that compile the guest list. I love Friendsgiving because it’s the perfect excuse to reconnect with friends and enjoy a delicious dinner party. Where’s the bad?
Download the Friendsgiving Printables and start planning your feast!Read on →