DIY Cookie Cutter Candles

DIY Cookie Cutter Candles | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com #christmas #holidays #gift

I love coming up with creative handmade gifts every year for Christmas. I first saw this idea for cookie-cutter candles on Pop Sugar and knew I wanted to try making some. My mom has TONS of cookie cutters, so I sorted through them, picked out my favorite holiday shapes and got to work. DIY Cookie… 

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Sparkling Cider Pound Cake with Sparkling Cider Glaze

Homemade Gift Idea: Sparkling Cider Pound Cake with Sparkling Cider Glaze | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com

A few weeks ago a big chill came to Portland and its surrounding areas. Everyone started freaking out about the snow and ice we were going to get – everyone but me, that is. You see, I know better. I know my state, and I know that in the particular area where I live, snow… 

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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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Gelt Envelopes for Chanukah

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Gelt is the Yiddish word for money, and on Chanukah it is customary to give Chanukah Gelt to our children. As you can imagine, this is a highlight of Chanukah not only because the children receive this fun kind of gift, but because it is a fundamental experience for them to learn all about money…. 

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Saturday Sips: Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com

Winter weather has finally arrived here in Portland, putting us in the mood to cozy up by the fire with our hands comfortably cupped around a mug full of something hot. In this case, our hot beverage of choice is a rich and creamy hot cocoa made from a mix we’ve concocted ourselves. It’s so… 

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Cornucopia Candy Favors

Candy Cornucopia Favors for Thanksgiving | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com

Are you ready for Turkey Day? This year for Thanksgiving I wanted to try making up these cute Cornucopia Candy favors to give to everyone at our family gathering. They are fun and easy to put together, and are the perfect project to create with your kids. They could even take them to school to… 

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