Monday, December 12, 2016

Christmas Cookies

What a fun and relaxed December weekend! Lots of baking, friends over for dinner, I hosted a mini pop-up shop for my girlfriends...not to mention a shopping and coffee date with my 3 year old daughter on Saturday afternoon! These are the cookies I bake almost every year and package up to give to friends.  Here is the cookie recipe I use. I had some of the cute cupcake boxes left from our trip to the Magnolia Silos last month so I am using those to package up and deliver to friends. Below are the pics...Enjoy! xoxo 

I love these cookies!

The fun cupcake boxes I had saved from our Magnolia trip!

Packaging them up with wax paper to separate.

Packaged up and ready to deliver!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Wreath Workshop & Christmas Party

What a fun girls night! Last night we went to a friends beautiful house, on top of a mountain, here in Asheville for a wreath making workshop and Christmas party. It couldn't have been more fun and who knew wreath making isn't even that tricky?!  Here are pics from the night and a mini tutorial on how to make your own wreath!

Her beautiful and gigantic MAGENTA tree!

What you'll need to make your wreath:
-A straw wreath form
- Pruning clippers
-Floral pins
-Greenery...we used Frasier Fir, Boxwood, Magnolia leaves etc.
-Any flowers, bows or extra decor you want to put in your wreath
-A spray bottle with floor wax and water to spray on after you are done so that 
the wreath will last longer. (only spray the greenery...not the extra trimmings:)

All of the greenery...filling up the entire car!

Just start making little bundles of greenery and 
attach them to the wreath form with a floral pin and that is it! 
I went in and added pinecones etc at the end 
(after I sprayed it with the floor wax/water combo) with wire.

Some of the ladies hard at work!

We made quite a mess:)

All of us with our beautiful wreaths!

My wreath hanging in our front porch. xoxo