Handmade Gifts from the Heart

You know what’s “back in style” these days? Handmade gifts! Isn’t that funny how things roll back around after a few years and we literally repeat history? Makes me wonder if Etsy will still be huge in 10 or 20 years. Gosh, I sure hope so! I LOVE Etsy!

Birthday Girl Receiving A Gift In A Red Box

When birthdays and the holidays come around it can be easy to fall into the temptation of settling for the easy route of buying someone a simple device or gadget off the shelf. However, sometimes the more humble and less expensive option of a homemade gift can leave a longer lasting impression and show a higher degree of thoughtfulness. Anybody can buy someone a gift card or get them the latest game console, but it takes some creativity and a personal touch to make a homemade gift. Unfortunately, coming up with an idea for a homemade gift is not always easy. With that said, here are four homemade gift ideas to get your wheels spinning:

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From WHITE to BRIGHT…with Chairish!

There’s not much better than walking into a blank slate of a room, is there? When you first walk into an empty room, the possibilities are endless – and I love that feeling! The room can essentially become anything you want it to be at that point! (I’m getting excited just thinking about it, ha!)

So when Holly from Chairish asked me to design an entire room around just one (albeit fabulous) accent chair, I wasn’t quite sure that I could. An entire room, starting with one chair? Normally I have a bit more to go on…but I figured I would give it a shot!

I chose THIS chair:

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THIS is a Lee Industries Leather Wing Chair. Is it not the most gorgeous thing you’ve ever seen?! I just love it!

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7 Things to Do With Your Christmas Dinner Leftovers!

If you’re anything like us, you have tons of leftovers from all the Christmas gatherings stacked up in your fridge even now as you’re reading this post! We were definitely blessed with lots of food…more than two of us could handle, that’s for sure. But we get kind of creative with things. I thought I’d share with all of you!

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1. Eat them!

This is my husband’s suggestion, ha! And he’s doing a really good job on this one so far!) Seriously, if you’re leftover eaters in your home, then you’ve probably got this all covered. And I’m sure you’ll take care of them just fine within a week or two!

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