I know Iâ€™m not alone here, but this time of year just makes me happy. The minute the holiday season hits, I find myself baking, cooking, and crafting up a storm, fully embracing everything that is festive. Then, just when I didnâ€™t think it was possible, the holiday season got a little more magical for me. Now that I have a tiny person to share it with, I am even more excited to partake in all of my favorite Christmas traditions and start a few new ones, too.
One element of the holiday season that I can’t do without is a good DIY. Last year that took the form of advent calendars, ornaments and tree toppers in shimmering shades of gold and blush pink. This year I’m trading in the glitter for one of my new favorite craft supplies—gold leaf. If you’re unfamiliar, gold leaf is thin sheets of gold that you can tack to any of your projects using either glue or in this case, paint.
One full week of December down! Iâ€™ve been loving the festive feeling of the holidays, and youâ€™ll quickly see that my Friday Favorites this week show it. Keep scrolling to see my latest finds, current faves, and everything thatâ€™s inspiring me this weekâ€¦Favorite Inspired Idea (how adorable is this gingerbread house gift wrap idea via Liz Marie Blog?
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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