I love celebrating holidays and getting inspired to make something new each year. For Easter this year, I decided to make gift bags decorated with my own art doodles. I plan to fill them up with candy and strategically (and secretly) leave them for my friends and family to find. I hope these little surprises will brighten their day! Easter Gift Bags Supplies: • Muslin gift bags (I ordered mine online from Celestial Gifts on Etsy) • Fabric markers • Personalized favor … [Read more...]
Ideas for an Easter dinner + egg hunt.
We love any excuse to host a gathering with friends and family, and Easter is no exception. It can be hard to come up with ideas, though, so we thought it would be fun to share a few fun elements we’ve put together at Evermine for an Easter dinner + Easter egg hunt extravaganza! Hopefully our ideas will be helpful for you if you happen to be hosting a party and you’re looking for inspiration. 1. Pick a theme: “Easter” is a theme in itself, but because some of us at Evermine happen … [Read more...]
A fantastic way to 'be on the same page' for Pesach (Passover) Seder.
A fantastic way to be “on the same page” for the Pesach (Passover) Seder! This year, as we host a community Seder, I thought it would be a warm welcome to give each guest a take home favor that they can use at the seder as well as after! A beautiful bookmark made from a sunny spring colored label and cardstock, which will be used throughout the night as we experience the exodus from Egypt. Meaningful traditions and customs will inspire guests as everyone reads from, and follows along … [Read more...]
A simple springtime gift for gardeners.
Now that it's warmer outside and the days are longer, I've been itching to get started on my vegetable garden. Unfortunately, the weather here in the Portland area hasn't been cooperating lately. We've had tons of rain and wind, so I'm getting creative with indoor-friendly gardening activities in order to feel like I'm actually accomplishing something. Truth is, I've been wanting to paint rocks to use as garden markers for years now, and this rainy weather has given me the perfect excuse … [Read more...]
The perfect favor idea for springtime gatherings.
What better way to head into spring than by hosting a flower arranging class! There is something so soothing, nurturing and creative about experimenting with the many colors of blossoms, petals, stems, and foliage. To me, it is like a blank canvas, awaiting the rich and vibrant hues and textures, ultimately making a masterpiece. In connection to this flower arranging workshop, I will utilize this opportunity to share thoughts about “Nurturing From Within” and “Blossoming from the … [Read more...]
Just because it's a homemade cosmetic doesn't mean that it shouldn't sparkle! When making up a lip balm recipe I try all sorts of oils and wax combinations and test them for different properties like moisturizing quality, feel, and consistency. But this recipe turned out so shiny on my lips that it makes the perfect gloss! The citrusy scent seemed to be the perfect complement to the sparkly shine. It reminds me of summer and sunshine. To wear, first apply a lip balm or lip colour, and use … [Read more...]
For a long time I’ve seen crafts done with found items, and I have to say— they’re my favorite! Anything you can put together after a good long walk outside is pretty fantastic. In order to start this craft I took my pups along for the search. For this project, you’ll want to find twigs and sticks that are ¼ inch or less in width, for each cutting. DIY Hanging Twig Heart • Twigs, of width measuring ¼ inch or less • Hot glue gun • Hot glue sticks • Gardening hand … [Read more...]
To help stave off the gloom that befalls the winter months following the holidays, you can brighten your friends’ days by gifting little, chalk painted seed starting planters! I’ve wanted to make homemade chalkboard paint for a while, and this is the perfect occasion. These gifts are cute favors for many different reasons, for instance baby showers, weddings, birthday parties, etc. This time, I made them just because! Chalk Painted Seed Starter Pots What You Need: • ½ Cup flat … [Read more...]