Since Thanksgiving is over, I'm officially ready for Christmas! Here's a cute little dessert table we put together for our annual Christmas Eve get-together.

Obsessed by these Meri Meri bird cupcake toppers, I went for a theme inspired by The Nutcracker and Mendl's from "The Grand Budapest Hotel," without taking either too literally. 

Our Christmas Eve is all about the kids, so I took the non-traditional, sherbert-colored birds and ran with it. The bird garland then set the backdrop, with some added pinwheels.  I hung sparkly ornaments from the dining room chandelier, birds to fly over the table, and the table was set with foraged fir branches, amaryllis, tangerines, a wink to the nutcracker and sprinkle-covered ice cream cones.  Jenna Elliott, of One Eleven Photography, captured it below.

How cute are the reindeer cups?!  I replaced the candy cane striped cups with gold stars to complement the theme. 

My little sugar plum fairy in her teepee.

Photos: Jenna Elliott, One Eleven Photography

Halloween Inspiration

It's October! I've been pinning so many great Halloween ideas, so I thought I would share some of my favorites. 

Floral Pumpkin DYI by Hunted Interior


Gingerbread Skeletons by Donna Hay


Black Cat Candy Bowl by Martha Stewart


Sleepy Hollow Cocktail by The Jewels of New York


Gold and Neon Pumpkins by For the Makers


Salted Caramel Snickers Cake by Half Baked Harvest

I need that cake immediately. Happy Halloween season! xx


Twink's February Favorites yesterday were so good! Here are my favorites for February!

For me, Valentine's Day is all about CELEBRATING! And these gold heart balloons with fancy frill sticks (via Oh Happy Day Shop!) just make me so happy.

Pucker up with sweets for your sweet. Sugar Lips via Sugarfina.

Cuddle up with your sweetheart and this furry pillow via Target.

Showing your love through food and this big heart bowl via The Little Market.

Some pink goodness for your little love. Star Gazer jacket via Tutu Du Monde.

Spruce up your kitchen with these neon pink Lucky Fish tea towels via ABC Carpet & Home.

I MAY be putting this Gray Maylin print on every monthly guide to come -- just to warn you.

Get crafty for your love with this Geometric Heart DIY via This Heart of Mine.



Looking for some Valentine decor inspiration?  Here's an idea that's super simple but delivers with a playful punch of color.  Grab the kids and DIY a Valentine heart garden!

Here's what you'll need: lots of hearts in various sizes and colors (these are from Paper Source but could just as easily be hand cut), glue, skewers.

Cover one side of one heart in glue.

Place the top half of the skewer down the center of the heart.   

Add the second heart on top of the glue and skewer.  Press down and all around to ensure the hearts are aligned and closed.  Repeat, repeat, repeat until you have enough heart flowers to fill your garden.

Plant your heart garden!


We've got one more official week before Halloween! Though we can't take credit for any of these radical Halloween DIY's, I've put together a round-up of some of the very best Halloween projects to get you in a spooktaclular spirit this weekend! Get your friends or the kids together for these awesome crafts and recipes. 

ABOVE: Yarn Spider Webs via 100 Layer Cakelet

Ghost Emoji Balloons via Aww Sam

Homemade Tootsie Rolls & Salted Caramels via Little Peanut Magazine

Matte Black Pumpkin via Sweet Paul Magazine

Oragami Vampire Lips via Pink Stripey Socks

Bats Taking Flight via Country Living

Ghosts on a Stick via Oh Happy Day

Haunted Dolls House via Mr. Imprintables

Pineapple Jack-O-Lantern via Style Files

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Blood Spatter Cookies via Annie’s Eats

Hope your weekend is fun and spooky!! xx