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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Sweet Slumber Tea Blend

Sweet Slumber Tea Blend | Evermine Blog | www.evwermine.com

I am a big tea drinker, especially on cold winter days when I want to stay warm. This tea is one of my favorites – a delicious herbal blend of chamomile, peppermint, lavender and roses. I made up a big batch of this loose-leaf blend to enjoy this winter and also to give as gifts…. 

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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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