Cookies & Milk for Santa (And Carrots for the Reindeer)

Cookies and Milk for Santa (and Carrots for the Reindeer) | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com

A few years ago, my niece and three nephews came from out of town to spend Christmas with us. It was my first year with children around for the holidays since I was a kid myself, so I was positively bursting with excitement for all the holiday traditions we would do together. We went on… 

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DIY Photo Ornaments

DIY Photo Ornaments | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com #holiday #christmas

My Christmas tree does not look like anything I have ever seen in the design magazines. It doesn’t have an annual theme, or accent the surrounding slipper chairs. It doesn’t have vintage ornaments that color coordinate, or create an ombre design. No, my tree is unique because it is filled with handmade, personal, and/or sentimental… 

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Holiday Gift: DIY Chalkboard Ornaments

Holiday Gift Idea: DIY Chalkboard Ornaments | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com

I always like to make a new ornament for the tree each year, but I also make them as gifts for my friends and family. I like the idea of sharing something handmade, probably because I have been doing it since I was a child. I hope that since I have matured, my handmade ornaments… 

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Caramel Apple Dippers

Homemade Gift Idea: Caramel Apple Dippers | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com

Serendipity. That’s what you call a fortunate happenstance. As in, “It’s serendipity that this caramel dip turned out so well, even though I was trying to make Dulce de leche.” You see, this sauce tastes just like a caramel apple from the fairgrounds, but it was created by a stovetop flop. Remember the Caramel in… 

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Holiday Centerpiece Idea: Mini Pinecone Trees

Mini Pinecone Trees | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com

I tend to think that nature does a pretty good job of making things beautiful just as they are. A few embellishments here or there can bring out the theme, like adding a bit of sparkly glass to rustic holiday accoutrements like pine cones and holly. Red and green are a classic color combination for… 

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Simmering Spices

Homemade Simmering Spices | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com

This is the time of year when I do a lot of cooking. Sometimes I think I cook more during this season than I do the other three combined! Many weekends and late nights are spent preparing multiple meals to go into the freezer. The bounty of fresh food that is available simply tastes better… 

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