Hi there, Besties, The Redhead is BACK!
Number One piece of advice in life right now:
NEVER throw out that stretchy black velvet lounge outfit, no matter what.
You may have it dormant in your closet for a decade, but oh yes, it
will one day seem like a good idea again...
especially if you're suddenly up 30 pounds in 4 days.
I lost 10 yesterday when Sam took me on a doctor-prescribed marathon shopping trudge.
Yo-yo Dieting is officially my specialty now.
But I digress.
You've been subjected to The Feline Overlords this week, and while we do apologize,
we aren't actually sorry.
In fact, we do this every year.
We dress the cats in cute outfits and take pictures.
The good news?
The 12 Days of Catmas always herald easy last minute projects so simple,
these guys could do them
So what do you say we start the season with a roundup of literally DOZENS
of past goodies to get you going?
They range from quick printables to gifts for 100!
You have no excuse not to have something DONE today.
First, make a grand impression at the door.
This old grapevine wreath got a fresh spritz of paint and then a makeover
that tied it in with the rest of the new decorations.
You don't need a skill level for this one, just a printer.
Whip up some decor or a last minute offering with these stylish downloads.
Anyone else sick of the word "stylish"?
What the Hell does that even mean?
Teachers, coworkers, your favorite bartender, your friends, your favorite bartender,
the ER staff at your local hospital that knows your family by first names,
your favorite bartender...
well, gifts add up.
Crank out over 100 in one evening for $200 and have alllllll your bases covered!
Microwaves...they aren't just for soup anymore.
Mix up some Miracle Fudge faster than a five year old can eat his
way through the contents of a stocking.
Make sure everyone knows what's waiting on the inside with a mailbox swag cobbled
together from decoration leftovers.
Coordination is a beautiful thing.
How about a fast and easy craft you'll stick with?
or give away.
Yeah, I know...the "stick with" pun was beneath even me.
When a ton of your collected treasures are melted, what do you do?
If you're us, you break out the glitter!
Take a walk through the post-inferno home, when we made everything from scratch.
These get use around here year round!
Chalkboard paint and gaudy plastic equal a great trendy charger
that can sport any name or message.
Budget a little tight for too many extravagant gifts this year?
Does free work?
These firestarters are nice to give, great to keep, and double as packing filler.
Keep the beachy spirit alive with a few quick baubles to remind you that Winter
is not forever. Yes, the temperatures will once again rise above 70 degrees.
Here's where my fascination with peacocks started,
and these babies stay on the door year round.
I'm not totally sure what cockles are, but this sewable would warm them nicely.
Our fleecy scarf includes a pocket for a microwaveable warming pack,
and we'll even tell you how to make those!
Chocolate Gingerbread Cake is one of those scratch recipes that just shouts, "CHRISTMAS!!!"
And since all you do is dust it with powdered sugar, it also shouts, "FOOLPROOF!!!"
Finish off with some little recycled snowmen that will not only glow,
but they'll also capture your children's artistic abilities year after year.
Now, you may have noticed there are tons of bags behind me in the background
of that first photo, and you know what that means...
Let's get ready to deck the halls on a budget.
Pull up some non-fat soy nog and let's get started.
No huffing the spray paint.